SMILE. GIVE THANKS. SERVE OTHERS.
Javier Sanchez has a passion for moving youth and adults from inspiration to action using a masterful blend of comedy, poetry, and powerful storytelling. Whether speaking to an audience of thousands or leading hands-on interactive workshops for small groups, Javier’s goal remains the same; equipping people with the skills, tools, resources, information, and inspiration to experience life to the fullest in a healthy, positive, and productive way. His diverse background and incredible life experiences enable him to reach the hearts and minds of audiences from all walks of life.
Javier’s message can be considered counter-culture in that it isn’t one that encourages people to strive for success at any and all costs. More and more research shows how detrimental constant comparison to others and pressure to always be perfect can be to our physical, mental, and emotional health. Javier understands that being successful on paper does not guarantee you are thriving. However, individuals who are thriving most likely will experience measurable successes along the way. Javier wants audiences to understand that the opportunity to thrive can start by simply smiling, giving thanks, and serving others.
As an author, performer, and speaker, Javier has had the opportunity to deliver his life-building messages to youth and adults all over the world. He has shared his story with audiences in 10 different countries and almost every state in the US. The second best part of the work Javier does is seeing people come to life by realizing their past does not have to disqualify them from their future and life can begin with the choices we make from this moment on. The best part of the work Javier does is coming home to his beautiful family.
Javier is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in developing effective strategies for youth and community mobilization. His experience and expertise come from more than 20 years of work with the Youth to Youth International Program. He believes that change for the better in our world, our country, our communities, and our schools isn’t just happening to young people, it’s happening through them. Javier specializes in helping teens and their adult allies develop strategies for relevant, effective and sustainable community impact. In 2003 he was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Developing Leaders in Reducing Substance Abuse Fellowship and is a graduate of the Ray Miller Institute for Change and Leadership. His company, R.E.A.C.H. Communications, Inc. (Reaching Excellence in Attitude, Character, and Health) is a boutique marketing firm that uses the “by youth, for youth” approach to create cutting-edge health and wellness messages and communication strategies that effectively reach and engage our most disenfranchised communities and vulnerable populations.
Javier has written two books, a children’s book for fathers and daughters entitled “Look in My Mirror” and a book designed to help students, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs add process to their passion entitled “From This Moment On.” He also works behind the scenes as a technical consultant on film and TV projects. His love for stand-up comedy has given him the opportunity to perform at comedy clubs all over the United States as well as the world-famous Lincoln Theater in New York City and even Disney World!
When he’s not doing the work he loves, Javier is most likely at home playing board games with his family, reading a good book, or teaching himself how to play the piano.
Javier received his BA in Behavioral Studies from Capital University.
Javier Sanchez travels from Ohio