Leadership Development, Keynote Speaker & Best-Selling Author
Peter Montoya is that rare exception – a thought leader, skilled orator, and powerful coach with real-life experience driving his insights and ideas. And while he's read just about every book there is on leadership, his wisdom on the topic comes directly from the front line. He knows leadership because he's done it.
There are gifted speakers, and there are best-selling authors, and there are successful entrepreneurs… but rarely do you find all three in one person.
The software industry is as competitive as they come, yet Peter was able to lead his company (www.Marketing.Pro) from a three-person startup to a multi-million dollar exit -- all without partners or investors. He’s been deep in the trenches, guiding sales, marketing, service, and development teams to achieve seemingly unreachable goals by working together cohesively. He used his vision to ignite and inspire his team, and together they overcame the challenges of production delays and client demands, all the while meeting budgets, growth goals, and maintaining a harmonious work environment. Peter teaches the skills and strategies he’s perfected to leaders and companies around the world so they, too, can transform their organizations.
Though in his early years Peter struggled with undiagnosed ADHD, he was admitted to and graduated from the University of California Irvine with a degree in Political Science. Post-college he became a traveling speaker and salesman, chalking up over 3000 presentations and living in over 22 major cities. He went on to found a successful advertising agency, and a software platform dedicated to financial service professionals. He quickly became the industry guru on Personal Branding and Marketing, and penned best-selling books The Brand Called You and The Personal Branding Phenomenon. He eventually bootstrapped his successful software company from a mere idea in 2008 to a multi-million-dollar exit in 2018 – without capital, partners, or investors.
Peter’s business acumen, inspirational journey, human behavioral insight, and decades of real-life experience have helped him to become one of the most sought-after speakers and coaches in the United States. He speaks thoughtfully and passionately about the need for transformational leadership development in today’s world, and truly believes that all people and organizations have a special role in perpetuating the survival of our species, our civilization, and our planet.