Empowerment Speaker on Mindset, Mindfulness & Motivation; Business Transformation and Team Building Coach; Author of "Without A Voice: A Woman's Journey to Resiliency"
Meet Erika Obando, an internationally acclaimed TEDx speaker, author, and certified Master Life Coach. With a passion for helping individuals amplify their authenticity, Obando's life mission is to empower others to attain a deeper understanding, increased self-assurance, and clear purpose, leading to more rewarding and prosperous achievements.
With almost a decade of keynote speaking and coaching experience, Obando draws from her own life events in overcoming unthinkable hardships, which she shares in her book, “Without A Voice – A Woman’s Journey to Resiliency,” and her TEDx Talk, “When Breaking Points Lead To Empowerment.” She uses her prevailing tools to help others thrive in life, teach how to overcome challenges, and achieve goals regardless of the circumstance.
In addition to her coaching and speaking work, Obando also spends a great portion of her time volunteering as a mentor for high school and college students in South Florida. She believes in the power of paying it forward and is committed to empowering the next generation of leaders.
Obando also has a love for working on cars, and can often be found tinkering under the hood. When she’s not coaching, mentoring, or polishing up her mechanical skills, she loves to spend time with her significant other, enjoying family time and traveling – she is particularly fond of road trips. Obando is also a talented visual artist and enjoys expressing her creativity through painting and other artistic pursuits.
Changing The Narrative on Immigration
This speech covers a life account of the speaker’s immigration journey from the perspective of her five-year-old child survivor self,and a candid view on how she used her horrific experiences to transform her life to where she is now.
This powerful coming of age story traces Obando's growth into a resolute young woman who struggled to overcome incredible odds and build a solid and successful life for her son, herself, and those who follow in her footsteps.
Obando's presentation focuses on highlighting the profound impacts on individuals and families and the power of collective action. Using her own story’s success as the platform, she shares the tools of changing your narrative from Victim to Victorious.
Mindset: Transforming Challenges Into Opportunities
We recognize that the world is becoming increasingly complex, and that the effects of stress can be overwhelming. This speech is a motivational talk designed to inspire people to adopt a positive and proactive mindset towards challenges and adversity. It’s about reframing the perception of obstacles and transforming them into opportunities for growth and success.
Topics covered include building resilience, developing new skills, and cultivating a solution-oriented mindset. The speaker shares personal examples and experiences of how she has successfully transformed unthinkable trauma into the fuel that has redesigned her life.
- Related Session: How to Disarm Self-Sabotage
You are your most important client! This session talk is designed to provide guidance on how to overcome self-sabotaging behaviors and beliefs and see yourself from the perspective of your biggest asset.
In this eye-opening talk, you will be able to identify and breakdown patterns of behavior that limit personal or professional growth. Common forms of self-sabotage discussed are procrastination, negative self-talk, and fear of failure, and how to recognize them and pivot productively.
Obando shares examples of how these behaviors can impact our lives, including relationships, career, and overall well-being. Attendees will learn tips and tools for developing self-awareness, practicing self-compassion, setting realistic goals, and creating positive affirmations.
How to Have Hard Conversations With Ease
Transformation comes from aligning one’s inner self with their external environment. This balance is essential for achieving success and fulfillment.
This speech is designed to provide guidance and highlight the importance of tactical communication skills, self-accountability tools, solution-oriented activities, and de-escalation techniques in order to approach and handle difficult conversations in a constructive and effective way.
Audiences can expect to walk away with useful tips on how to approach conversations with an open mind and willingness to listen, while also being assertive and clear in expressing one's own needs and expectations.
Tools For Showing Up Authentically
The presentation "Tools for Showing Up Authentically" is informative and empowering, providing helpful tools and strategies for individuals who want to have a more bona fide and genuine life experience.
Audiences can expect to learn about the importance of authenticity, self-awareness, vulnerability, courage, and empathy. Obando provides constructive advice on how to cultivate these qualities in oneself and how to use them to connect with others in a more functional way. Attendees will also explore the roles of aligning one's actions with these values and purpose.
Team Building, Connectivity & Bridging the Generational Gap
With Baby Boomers staying in longer or reentering the labor force and our younger generations entering the labor market, employers didn’t necessarily account for the reality of a struggling culture.
This speech provides highlights and leveraging techniques on creating an effective and diverse workplace across generational lines. Obando offers new insight into understanding and appreciating the differences between generations, and how to find common ground with the different values, attitudes, and communication styles of different generations, and how to adapt and communicate effectively with colleagues from different age groups.
Obando also discusses the importance of developing cross-generational mentorship programs, providing training and education on generational diversity, and fostering a culture of inclusivity and mutual respect.
Other Popular Speech Topics
- Effective Time Management
Effective time management is an essential skill for successful results in your personal and work life. During this speech, individuals who want to improve their productivity, reduce stress, and achieve their goals will learn about the common troubles people face in managing their time, and strategies for overcoming these challenges.
Obando will cover a variety of topics related to effective time management, such as Setting Goals, Prioritizing Tasks, Eliminating Distractions, Developing Healthy Habits.
Offering practical advice on how to use technology tools and practices to manage time, as well as your emotional intelligence, Obando provides tips for delegating tasks, simplifying your to-do's, and managing your workload effectively.
- 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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