There are innumerable ways in which individuals and institutions can impact the lives of the members of their communities and influence people from across the globe. It can be done through engaging in cause-oriented activities, by setting up a business designed to provide help, and more. In the case of the award-winning bilingual speaker, motivational comedian, author, and consultant Stanley David Pearson II, his choice of medium to pave the way for the growth of others is through his words.
Known for his ability to connect with every audience, Stan is a leading authority on virtual engagement for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He shows people how to take their unique skills and craft them into an outstanding marketing and branding message.
Stan’s speaking engagements are acknowledged for being entertaining, educational, interactive, and thought-provoking from start to finish. And through his company, Breathe Diversity, LLC., Stan continues to be the go-to voice in the virtual engagement space.
As a motivational comedian, Stan travels the country and journeys to different parts of the world to share funny and thought-provoking keynotes. He has received accolades for how well he connects with his audiences through relatable real-life experiences.
Banking on the hurdles thrown his way, Stan continuously sends across a powerful message of resilience and thriving amidst life’s odds. This diversity and leadership consultant earned his Bachelor’s degree from Missouri Western State University with a major in Spanish and a minor in Business. He moved to Texas to open a Latin dance studio, working at the same time at Texas A&M International University as the Associate Director of Student Activities. It is also at that same university where Stan earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.
Stan can understand the feelings of frustration and hopelessness that other entrepreneurs and small business owners must have also felt at one point in their lives because life also threw him a curveball that ended with him living in his car. After earning his MBA., he landed a job with a good-paying consulting firm and got laid off. Scared to tell his friends and family the truth, Stan had to manage with only a two-week severance pay and being inundated with feelings of being completely lost, defeated, and depressed.
But things did come to pass for him, and now, Stan has grown to be a founder of multiple ventures aside from Breathe Diversity. He serves as the Chief Visionary for Virtualize Your Enterprise, a platform that transforms businesses in the eyes of their clients and competition, ensures excellent financial results, and secures virtual real estate through branding, engagement, and effective communication.
Stan also created Mental Flight School, which is affectionately known as Netflix for Leaders. And over the past decade of being at the center stage of his industry, Stan has had his voice heard by people in every U.S. state as well as in Mexico, the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada.
The emotional intelligence, leadership skills, and emphasis for diversity that Stan possesses pushed him to the forefront of creating success for himself — a success that he can help provide for others.
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