Ricardo Palomares

I empower leaders to perform at extraordinary levels


Ricardo understands the many challenges that you as a leader encounter during times of change and uncertainty. Challenges that sometimes seem almost impossible to overcome.

Ricardo has had to overcome insurmountable obstacles throughout his life and adventures. He went from growing poor in Mexico, to becoming an international keynote speaker, author, consultant, and explorer. From being in bed with a major back injury to leading a team cycling from Alaska to Argentina.

Ricardo has spoken internationally sharing his vast understanding of leadership. He is rapidly becoming a conference favorite due to his deep and unique perspective on leadership, and his honesty, passion, and rawness on stage.

"There are some people in this world who speak straight to your soul. Their words illuminate your mind, their energy moves your heart. Ricardo is one of those rare humans.”
Comfort Theory
“Ricardo humanizes grit and resilience. I am encouraged to set my standards for myself and what I can achieve that much higher.”
Bento Picnic
“Ricardo demonstrated how pushing through the pain can quickly add up to a life-changing journey”
Explore Austin
"You will not be able to take your eyes off this amazing speaker.”
“Great takeaways! Amazing story. Powerful message”
Sharkmatic Advertising
“He reminded me that sometimes we need to push ourselves beyond our self-imposed limits and comfort zone. This effort can lead to transformation; unleashing our inner leader.“
First Unitarian Church
“inspiring story about how we all can control our own success”