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The Fading Art of What We Need Most

Author. TEDx Speaker. Councilman.

I teach people how to forgive so they can be free from their past, no matter how long ago or how big the offense was.


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What a priviledge to have Octavio as a speaker at our school. He shares so much knowledge and wisdom about living an intentional life. The response is always great, and our students mention him as one of their favorites year after year.

Linn [Teacher] and Geir Byberg [Principal], Hedmarktoppen Folkhoyskøkle

Hamar, Norway

Octavio is compassionate, hilarious, and invested in helping others reach their potential. He has a heart for those who are often forgotten, whether a college student struggling to find his or her confidence, a former addict looking to make a change, or a refugee searching for support.

Rachael Berg-Martinez, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I have worked in leadership development with Octavio both in Europe and in the US, with leaders from around the world. He is an extraordinary speaker with a tremendous ability to tell stories in such a way that draws every listener into a journey with him.

Adaumir Nascente Director of Care Operations Unitymedia

Cologne, Germany

I look back at the day I met him in 1987 and know with certainty that it was one of the most pivotal introductions in my life.

Anthony Valentino Th.M. IT Director

La Mirada, California

I have known Octavio for several years and had the opportunity to work with him in 2016. Octavio may be the best network builder I have ever come across. His ability to create trust in the people he encounters is unique.


Octavio also has a strategic mind and has helped us put together a strategy on how to work in California.  I would take any opportunity I have to work with him again.

Håkon Skaug, Oslo, Norway

There is nothing more exciting than entering a new and exciting journey, except for doing the journey with a trusted and wise companion. If there is something I simply need wise and honest input on, Octavio is where I turn. 

I have worked many years with Octavio and believe that he is a visionary, and leader who pushes himself and others around him.

Dr. David Gonzalez, Jr. , Whittier, California



Octavio provides professional speaking services and coaching for a variety of exceptional clients. Learn more about who Octavio has worked with below, and get in touch today to book your own speaking engagement.


These clients had specific topics in mind, and turned to Octavio for professional guidance. With an innovative and engaging approach, they took the ideas and added a unique touch for an incredible outcome:

TRIVAGO [Germany]

Unitymedia ​

FRG [Tajikistan] 

Verizon Wireless [California], 



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Colleges and Universities

Octavio was able to put together the curriculum and programs which went above and beyond all this client’s needs. These schools experienced measurable results that exceeded student and professor expectations: 

Fagerhaug International School [Norway],

Hedmarktoppen Folkhoykole

Vikasitha [India],

Blue Mountain Community College, [Oregon]

BIOLA University [California],

Fuller Seminary,

DeVry University 

Non-Profits and Faith Communities

Non-porfits are widely respected clients that Octavio is proud to have worked with. Full of creativity and originality, these were inspirational collaborations:

Mosaic Trondheim [Norway]

The Filadelfia Church


Mosaic Dusseldorf [Germany]


Nuova Vita [Italy]

El Vino Nuevo [Ecuador]


United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, [North Carolina],

Bethany Church [California],

Morningstar Christian Chapel

Mosaic Whittier,


House of Grace

My Friends House

Urban Youth Workers Institute,

California Association of College Bookstores,

City of Whittier Public Library

City of Alhambra Public Library

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