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Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch    

US Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel / Education Advocate

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, Consuelo was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values and faith.

The values Consuelo learned during childhood were reinforced throughout her career in the United States military. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, she entered the U.S. 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 U.S. Army. In 1996, she was elected 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 U.S. 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.

Consuelo 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, Consuelo reaches audiences in the corporate, professional, non- profit, and multi-cultural markets.

Consuelo is the proud mother of five daughters and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband, David.

Speech Topics


Keynote Speaking

School Assemblies


Youth Workshops

Young Adult Workshops

Parent Involvement Programs

Teacher In-Service

Executive Coaching:

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Navigating the Corporate Experience

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Empowerment and Guidance

Being a Woman in the Corporate World


K-12 Education

Motivational Speaking

Diversity and Inclusion

Youth and Family Concerns

Project Management

Strategic Development

City Planning

Government Agencies


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

Team Building



Customer Relationships

Life Balance Issues

Women's Issues


CHCI Awards Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.) the Medallion of Excellence

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...

Army pioneer turned speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch offers conflict resolution tips

A renowned Latina in the military turned motivational speaker participated in a conference at La Fe Preparatory School on Monday.

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