Biography

Ismael Cala is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cala Enterprises, a multimedia content Production Company based in Miami. Cala’s mission is to create multimedia and multiplatform strategic and inspirational content to better and empower people to live their full potential. Cala Enterprises
produces training materials on leadership, sales, productivity and personal growth. It also creates motivational events that range from conferences and workshops to weekend retreats. Cala Enterprises has created successful business partnerships like the one established with the Chopra Center for online meditation experiences for the worldwide Hispanic market. Cala Enterprises also owns CALA 3.0 – a digital magazine on Success, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Wellbeing.
Ismael is a top Spanish radio and TV personality, best selling author, leadership and human development award-winning speaker and a syndicated columnist in over 23 countries. He has more than thirty years of media experience in Cuba, Canada, the United States and México. He anchors the primetime interview show Cala on CNN en Español, where he has interviewed numerous Heads of State, thought leaders, authors, business people and celebrities. Cala reaches – through CNN en Español – more than 41 million households in the Americas. Among his guests are the likes of Carolina Herrera, Larry King, Deepak Chopra, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Elizabeth Banks, President Michelle Bachelet, Don Miguel Ruiz, Senator Marco Rubio, and Time’s One of the 100 Most Influential People 2015, Jorge Ramos.
His books El Poder de Escuchar, Un Buen Hijo de P… and El Secreto del Bambú have become international bestsellers in the U.S. and Latin America. He is a social media influencer gathering more than five million followers on his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Ismael has shared the stage on major speaking events with Deepak Chopra, John C. Maxwell and Chris Gardner among others. Cala is also a sought after leadership and communication expert for corporations and the general public at large.
Born in Santiago de Cuba, he graduated with honors at York University (Toronto), attained a TV Production Diploma from Seneca College and has an Art History B.A. from Universidad de Oriente. He has studied along with world experts like Tony Robbins, John Maxwell and Deepak Chopra.
In 2013, he was named Iberoamerican Personality by the Iberoamerican Journalists Organization (Organización de Periodistas Iberoamericanos). In 2014 he received the John Maxwell Leadership Award in the Media category, and also the Palma de Oro, from the National Mexicans Journalists Association of Mexico.
To learn more or to get in touch with Ismael, please visit: www.ismaelcala.com or email: [email protected] For bookings and speaking engagements, please email: [email protected]
You can also follow him on social media! Twitter: @cala @calabienestar Facebook: Facebook.com/IsmaelCala Instagram: @ismaelcala
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