Jesse Leon, a multilingual force in the world of motivational speaking, is the award-winning author of “I’m Not Broken” and its Spanish edition, “No Estoy Roto”, both released by Penguin Random House. These memoirs illuminate his triumphant journey from the shadows of human trafficking to the revered halls of Harvard University, where he secured a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Recognized as a riveting TEDx speaker and a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and International Latino Book Award, Jesse’s influence isn’t confined to the literary realm. He has been privileged to share his powerful narrative at prestigious venues, including the Ford Foundation’s “Ideas at Ford” and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Gates Discovery Center”, discussing pressing issues like educational equity, DEI, masculinity, and resilience.
With an educational foundation further bolstered by credentials from the University of California at Berkeley and a post-graduate fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Jesse serves as the president of Alliance Way. His consultancy works hand-in-hand with philanthropic foundations, impact investors, and governments to create tangible change in areas like affordable housing, education, and mental health access.
A certified executive coach and fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Jesse stands as a guiding light for future leaders, offering them tools to face adversity with authenticity and determination. As a dominant voice on transformative change and empowerment, Jesse Leon is not just ready for the global stage – he’s already leaving a mark on it.
Jesse is happy to present to both English and Spanish speaking audiences.