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Erika Obando        

Author, International TEDx Speaker & Transformational Mentor

Erika Obando is an International TEDx Speaker, Author and Transformational Mentor. Born in Medellin, Colombia, she came to the United States at age five and lived in New Jersey until 2004 when she relocated to South Florida. She became a first-generation high school and college graduate and passed the baton to her only son who became a Florida State University graduate in 2020.

Obando took the renown TEDx stage in which she shared her story – “When Breaking Points Lead to Empowerment” - a look into her life’s journey of resiliency and perseverance. Using her own story’s success as the platform, she shares the tools she used in transforming her life from being a Victim to being Victorious!

A relentless advocate for defining a life with purpose, Obando made it her mission to help empower, mentor, and transform victims of childhood trauma into healed individuals conquering the pain in their own lives.

“Strong people come from tough circumstances, but it is up to you to decide how that ultimately defines you!”

With almost a decade of speaking and mentoring experience, Obando shares the tools she acquired in overcoming unthinkable hardships in her life as she reveals in her book, “Without A Voice – A Woman’s Journey to Resiliency” and using them to positively affect your everyday life. Her book is used in at-risk youth and women’s empowerment organizations as part of their counseling and mentoring programs.

Her experience includes speaking at schools, organizations and corporate functions using workshops, individual and group mentorship as well as executive roundtables. Her healing toolbox can be successfully applied in personal, professional, and educational environments.

Speech Topics


Erika Obando's Speech Topics

  • Inner Child Healing
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Using Your Voice as Your Power
  • The Power of Saying Yes
  • Transforming Adversity into Triumph
  • Going From Victim to Victorious
  • Emotional Stability in the Workplace
  • Failing is Part of Succeeding
  • The Keys To Entrepreneurship
  • Owning Your Story
  • Women's Issues
  • Parenting Today's Youth
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Being Bilingual in America

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