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Graciela speaks on a variety of topics to diverse audiences ranging from 6th grade students, to MBA classes, corporate professionals to association event attendees. You can see clips of her speaking and hear audience testimonials here.

Below are the titles and detailed speaker sheets for the most popular topics she's invited to speak about. Invite her to speak by calling (510) 542-9449 or use the contact form here.


The schedules of upcoming events where Graciela will be speaking are available at the book websites for Latinnovating here and for Good Night Captain Mama here. There are many more testimonials from event organizers there too.

Topics and Speaker Sheets

Personal Branding for Military Veterans - highly interactive workshop - for active duty service members, students veterans at universities, veterans in corporate settings -learn to draw from your service experiences to communicate in a compelling, memorable and differentiated way to influence your intended audience. Create written words to put into action immediately to convey your best,most valuable skills to the people you wish to persuade. Speaker sheet describing workshop is here.

Navigating the Journey from Cockpit to Entrepreneurship- (see this Google Hangout recording for military members, students and vets)

Globalization and Future Work

7 Military Leadership Lessons Professional Women Can Use Daily

Entrepreneurial Successes in the Green Economy: Role Models and Innovations from the Latino Community

Grabbing Opportunity in the Green Economy - a variation on the topic above. See the video at the Latinnovating channel here.

Join the Women Leading the Green Economy - a variation on the topic above, featuring the 5 entrepreneurial women profiled in Latinnovating

The Unlikely Military Aviator --Presentation for adults and students alike features Graciela's personal journal from oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants to scholarship AFROTC cadet at the #1 public university in America to military officer and aviator. Speaker sheet is here.

The STEM of Aviation - designed for middle and high school students, this talk encourages young people to pursue STEM careers while sharing highlights from Graciela's military career as an Air Force officer, aviator, instructor navigator and leader in multicultural settings. Speaker sheet is here.

Testimonials from attendees and event organizers

(many more available here and here)


"Dear Graciela,  Thank you for the most relevant and visionary speech I have ever heard at a Silicon Valley Adult Education graduation. Your description of wanting an educational legacy and advice to consider all opportunities were taken to heart by many. Your finale of giving a copy of Latinnovating to each future entrepreneur highlighted your points like nothing else could! However, your greatest gift was you. The time you spent signing books and talking to graduates was invaluable. Thank you for adding unique memories of this gradation to not only the graduates, but the staff and audience members as well. It was an honor to have you as our keynote speaker. Thank you for everything!"  - Suzi Glass, SVAE Principal

“Graciela blew our students out of the water! Her workshop was very valuable and she engaged everyone individually. This allowed each participant to truly become involved, ask many questions and learn from her. Graciela’s techniques of engaging students was very effective and fun. Students left with a clear understanding about how to market themselves in order to go out into the workforce, start a business or apply to graduate schools.” Daliana Rivera, Student Veteran Program, Towson University

“The Latino Chamber was deeply honored to have received Ms. Graciela Tiscareno-Sato for our 10th Annual Latino Chamber Business Expo ( to present to our attendees the importance of entrepreneurship and resiliency. Latinos need to hear presentations like Ms. Tiscareno-Sato's to understand that we too can succeed in anything we pursue in life. Her invaluable testimony and award-winning books are great examples of proud Latino leaders in the country. Thank you Graciela!” Jose Beteta, President, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Boulder, CO

“Graciela showed us that our skills learned in the military can be repackaged to help showcase our talents. She showed us how to broadcast our skills to others by networking and branding ourselves. Most importantly, she gave us the confidence and knowledge to broadcast our talents to form our own brand.”  Chris Powell, Veteran, Towson University Student

“Graciela is extremely personable and possesses a wealth of knowledge. I wish there were more veterans like her with the skills of public speaking to reach out as she does.” Kevin Morgan, Veteran, Towson University Student