A.C. Cristales is founder of Cristales Leadership Group, who's mission is to equip leaders who understand what it takes to run a successful organization and to provide strategies for those en route to a university or college.
A.C. and his brother, Axel Cristales, have over thirty years of expertise in education and leadership. By conducting engaging presentations and workshops, they are able to connect with their audience on a personal level and discuss real life situations, and provide them with the tools and strategies necessary to be successful whether leading a classroom of 25 students or an organization of 2,500 employees. A.C. and Axel also manage Cristales Prep, which coincides with the mission of Cristales Leadership Group.
We recognize that for many minority students the process of filling out the necessary paperwork for college can be stressful, especially if they will be the first in their family to attend college.
We do not want students to be discouraged from attending college because their parents are unsure of how to help them.
We help guide students and parents through all aspects of the college search process from course selection and identifying career interests to resumé development, essay strategies, interview coaching and applying for colleges, scholarships and financial aid.
As the Latino population is increasing throughout the nation, there are many questions educators in K-12 and Higher education must be able to answer. Some of these questions include:
Are we or our staff prepared to teach at-risk and under served students?
What strategies are effective in helping our minority students be successful academically?
What can we do to better serve our Latino students in higher education in order for them to actually receive their four year degree?
The last two Census reports have raised awareness of the growth of the U.S. Latino community, and the impact Hispanics are having on every sector of the U.S. economy.
Business leaders are struggling to create marketing campaigns that are culturally relevant. As the Latino population increases in the workforce, the need for diversity training grows. Almost 50% of millennials are minorities, with Hispanics accounting for almost 25%, and that number continues to grow.
Now, more than ever it is vital to reach out to the Latino community.
A.C. Cristales is a bilingual youth motivational speaker, leadership consultant, and author. He has been working with students, educators, parents and youth workers for more than 15 years.
Pursue inter connects with his audience and empowers them to lead courageously, living a life defined by success rather than failure.
His clients include Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), G.R.E.A.T., various colleges, K-12 school districts, and other non-profit organizations.
A.C. is available as a keynote speaker for education and leadership conferences and workshops, college and career programs, student motivation assemblies, and for prevention programs such as Anti-Bullying rallies, Red Ribbon Week, and High School dropout programs.