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Julio Zelaya

RBL Principal

Julio is a best-selling author, speaker, and Principal with The RBL Group. His areas of expertise include corporate university design, strategy, change management and transformation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and how to lead a life of purpose.

Julio is a best-selling author, speaker, and Principal with The RBL Group and proud father of Juan Ignacio and Natalia. Inspiring people to become their best version is Julio’s calling and what he loves to do in each encounter with another person or organization.

Julio is a graduate from the post-doctoral program in Management and Marketing from Tulane University, has a PhD in Psychology, holds an MBA from INCAE Business School and has several certificates from Babson, Harvard, MIT, Cornell, and The American Society for Training and Development. He is Fellow of the Tenth Cohort of the Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI) of Aspen Institute and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Julio is co-author of two best-selling books: SuccessOnomics with Steve Forbes and Transform with Brian Tracy and the author of three best-selling books on entrepreneurship, change management and family relationships, La Travesía: El Poder de Emprender, Catalyst: Gestión del Cambio y Transformación, and La Travesía del Amor.

Passionate about training and development, Julio trains more than 100,000 people annually in Latin America and the United States both in Spanish and English workshops. A frequently sought speaker, he has shared stages as keynote with Peter Diamandis, Rowan Gibson, Marc Victor Hansen, and Dave Ulrich. His work has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, E! In The United States and major media in Latin America. Some of his current clients include Walmart, Abbott, Novartis, Kelloggs, Millicom, TIGO, PepsiCo, Exxon Mobil, Kimberly Clark, Gerdau Metaldom, Kimberly Clark, Henkel, Chevron, and Citibank, FEMSA, among others.

Julio was named Major for a Day in Guatemala City in 1990. He loves to write and teach.

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