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Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch overcame poverty, discrimination, and illiteracy to become the successful community leader she is today. Although she grew up without material wealth, Kickbusch was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values, and faith.
The values Kickbusch learned during childhood were reinforced throughout her career in the United States military. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, she entered the US Army as an officer and served for two decades. While in the military, she broke barriers and set records to become the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the US Army. In 1996, she was selected out of 26,000 candidates to assume a command post, which would put her on track for the rank of general officer. She respectfully declined the honor and retired as a 22-year veteran of the US Army to fulfill her mother's dying wish – for her to return to her roots and become a community leader. In realizing her dream, she founded Educational Achievement Services, Inc. with a mission to prepare tomorrow's leaders.
Kickbusch currently shares her story with people of all ages and creeds. She is doing exactly what she preaches – living a legacy. She maintains a strong dedication to saving the youth of America by mentoring students and parents across the United States.
In addition to her work with American youth, Kickbusch reaches audiences in the corporate, professional, nonprofit, and multi-cultural markets, speaking on such topics as workforce issues like diversity, leadership, and team building, as well as women's issues.
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Young Adult Workshops
Parent Involvement Programs
Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Navigating the Corporate Experience
The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
Empowerment and Guidance
Being a Woman in the Corporate World
Diversity and Inclusion
Youth and Family Concerns
Shared Leadership Take Charge of Your Life
Living a Legacy Quantitative Leadership Techniques Professional Presentations Effective Speaking
Planning for Success Project Management
Image Building Team Building
Community Service Staff Development;
Goal Setting Managing Cultural Diversity
Conflict Resolution Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Quality Management Sexual Harassment
Leadership & Team Building
Motivation & Personal Growth
Employee Peak Performance
Life Balance Issues
Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is proud to announce that Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.) will be awarded one of its highest honors—the Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service—in recognition of her accomplishments, leadership, and outstanding service to the Latino community...
A renowned Latina in the military turned motivational speaker participated in a conference at La Fe Preparatory School on Monday.
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