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Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch    

U.S. Army Veteran & Author

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. Throughout her career, Kickbusch has shared her personal knowledge on becoming an effective leader in today’s global marketplace with hundreds of schools, colleges, universities, corporations, and government institutions both in the U.S. and abroad.

Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Kickbusch is all too familiar with the challenges of poverty, discrimination and illiteracy. Although she grew up without material wealth, Kickbusch was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values and faith.

After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, Kickbusch entered the U.S. Army as an officer and served for two decades. During that time, she broke barriers and set records in the military where she became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army.

Kickbusch produced two audio CD’s titled, "Shared Leadership" and "Mensaje a Mi Gente".

She also published a book titled, "Journey to the Future: A Roadmap for Success for Youth", which provides practical techniques for children to develop higher self-esteem and achieve personal goals while establishing a framework for early leadership development.

Speech Topics

Women's Issues

Life Balance Issues

Customer Relationships



Team Building

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Employee Peak Performance

Motivation & Personal Growth

Leadership & Team Building


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


K-12 Education

Motivational Speaking

Diversity and Inclusion

Youth and Family Concerns

Project Management

Strategic Development

City Planning

Government Agencies

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

Keynote Speaking

School Assemblies


Youth Workshops

Young Adult Workshops

Parent Involvement Programs

Teacher In-Service


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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.
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...

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