"Resourcefulness is in our roots" tells the story of Coro's upbringing in Cuba during the “Período Especial” (Special Period). It showcases how millions of people, Including Coro, managed to survive extreme sudden poverty and scarcity of every imaginable kind by using creativity. In Coro's case, he scraped together discarded technology to invent, create and survive.
“This is an important month to reflect on our roots and history and that’s the purpose of the speech, to remind us of our resourcefulness in tough circumstances and to be able to apply the same skill set to get ahead in this country where resources, many of them technological, abound,” said Coro.
While in Cuba, Coro was one of the first people to build his own computer out of scrap parts and he even engineered a makeshift satellite dish from spare parts of Soviet-era radios to access channels forbidden by the government such as HBO and CNN. This resourcefulness allowed Coro to eventually move to the United States. Coro arrived in the U.S. with very little knowledge of English and a high school education but with the will to succeed and to continually educate himself.
This speech, favorite for Hispanic Heritage Month is a motivational and compelling story about the will to succeed and ingenuity under tough circumstances.
As a Keynote Speaker for in-person or virtual events, Coro engages the audience in his charismatic style through stimulating creativity exercises and will also share advice found in his motivational book “El Salto – aprovecha las nuevas tecnologías y alcanza tu potencial” that have helped him surmount incredible obstacles as an immigrant and to work for world-class organizations such as the Hubble Space Telescope and Cisco Systems.
We are living in tough times where technology is starting to turn on us in many ways. Artificial Intelligence is bound to replace many jobs and professions and it’s really up to us to leverage our creativity to survive. This creativity and innovation capability comes natural to all people but we forget how to tap into this precious resource.
We are often asked to customize our speeches and workshops for specific industries, organizations or institutions. We are happy to oblige since Coro is proud to have never given the same speech twice as he takes the time and effort to understand the challenges the audience is facing and address these issues.
Coro is an accomplished and engaging communicator and his keynote speeches run from 45 minutes up to an hour depending on the client’s requirements. They are filled with vivid examples, useful case studies and delivered with Coro’s signature enthusiasm and humor. Workshops usually run from 4 to 8 hours and are interactive, hands-on and designed to increase team cohesion. Virtual events have been all the rage lately and Coro has presented virtually to some of the world's leading organizations using every platform imaginable from Zoom, Teams, Meet, Webex and many others.
Contact Coro’s team to check his availability for your organization’s next event.