Speaking with Influence
Show Notes: January 9, 2018

Alex Montoya is an author and international motivational speaker. As the owner of A-MOtivational Communications, he delivers motivational presentations to businesses, schools, conferences, churches, and more. Prior to running his business, he oversaw Hispanic community outreach in San Diego for the Padres baseball club and Hispanic Chamber. Alex speaks to audiences about overcoming obstacles and succeeding in business, education, and service. Drawing on his experiences as a congenital (from birth) triple amputee, Alex blends humor and emotion into his presentations.

Through Tate Publishing he has authored three books, Swinging for the Fences; The Finish Line; and See the Good, which was published in fall of 2016. Alex is in the San Diego City Schools ‘Hall of Fame’ for being one of the first students mainstreamed from special education to regular-education.

His experiences and speaking topics range from being an Olympic Torch carrier to appearing in the films Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report. Alex earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. He has also completed a Personal Development certification program held at Harvard University.

A native of Medellin, Colombia, Alex immigrated to San Diego, California, where he chairs the Gurmilan Foundation and is a board member at Embrace, two organizations assisting people with disabilities and homeless veterans.

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