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Serial Entrepreneur | Traveler | Author | Speaker
“One of the Seven Young People Who Are Changing The World” by PANGEA (2016)

Entrepreneur, traveler, author & speaker and guest professor at ISCTE-IUL, André Leonardo, was elected in 2016 as one of the “seven young people who are transforming the World” by PANGEA (Madrid, Spain).

Born in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, he was always very restless and has shown very early on its attitude and capacity for initiative, having created his first business at 6 years old selling flowers door-to-door.

At the age of 24, he sold what he had, collected sponsorships and left alone for an expedition around the world that would pass through 23 countries.

His goal was simple: to know and to let people know entrepreneurs who make it happen both in business and in life, who seek to win different adversities, facing the present and the future with optimism and with the ability to believe in their dreams.

Master in Management by ISCTE-IUL, specializes in entrepreneurship and in development of transversal competencies.

Certified in NLP, André Leonardo is the founder of “Faz Acontecer” which is dedicated to developing projects that intend to inspire and empower to make happen.

He has visited more than 40 countries, organized international events for hundreds of people, lectured to + 38thousand people in 9 different countries, contributed to several social purposes, helped hundreds of people to go after their dreams and projects and spoke with

+300 Top CEOs and successful entrepreneurs in their expeditions.

Author of several articles for blogs and national and international newspapers such as Under30CEO or UPGLOBAL.

Launched in 2015 his first book “Make It Happen” in Portugal, in 2016, was co-author of the book ‘Pangea: seven young people who are transforming the world ‘, in Spain and in 2017 released, wrote and presents the television program,” Make it Happen “, where he travels around to collect stories of people who make it happen in Portugal.

André Leonardo recently launched the Mid-Atlantic Hostel, Boutique Hostel in Angra do Heroísmo with opening scheduled for December 2019.

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let's make it happen!

I love to inspire people and to talk about what I love the most: Entrepreneurship as a lifestyle. My adventures have taken me to start my first business at the age of 6 years old, visit more than 40 countries, meet more than 200 entrepreneurs and CEO´s all over the world, featured in media all over the world, write a book “Make it Happen: Backpacking around the world to meet entrepreneurs and exciting new business ideas!”, talk to more than 35.000 people in different countries (Portugal, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Nepal, Brazil and USA) and to host a TV series in Portugal“. – André Leonardo

Speaker

let's make it happen!

I love to inspire people and to talk about what I love the most: Entrepreneurship as a lifestyle. My adventures have taken me to start my first business at the age of 6 years old, visit more than 40 countries, meet more than 200 entrepreneurs and CEO´s all over the world, featured in media all over the world, write a book “Make it Happen: Backpacking around the world to meet entrepreneurs and exciting new business ideas!”, talk to more than 35.000 people in different countries (Portugal, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Nepal, Brazil and USA) and to host a TV series in Portugal“. – André Leonardo

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  • The feedback that I got from my 200 employees was just phenomenal. They say it was the best talk ever!

    Matthias Schmelz
    President Rainbow, Portugal
  • When I think of Andre, I think of passion, commitment, and doing. Andre will bring a lot of energy and value to any engagement.

    Michael Grove
    CEO Collabworks, EUA
  • His delivery showcased the learner in him along with the grit, passion and perseverance he has endured to travel around the world and understand how does different countries and its entrepreneurs succeed or meet the challenges.

    Suman Shakya
    CEO OnePlanet Solution, Nepal
  • André takes it to a mesmerizing round-the-world experience! It´s so inspiring! André can “make happen” what many people just talk about. The world needs more ‘Andrés Leonardos’!

    Susana Sequeira
    CEO Partners & SharkTank investor, Portugal
  • André’s presentation is credible, impressive and particularly funny. The attendees have all received his best seller, ‘make it happen’. A book that reads very pleasantly and quickly. The survey we always carry out after our events showed a particularly high appreciation for the reading of Andre.

    Gert Rademaker
    General Manager Euro-mat, Luxembourg

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Conferences, corporations, universities, nonprofits, and community groups

Book

'Make it happen!'

Backpacking around the world to meet entrepreneurs and exciting new business ideas!

Synopsis

At the tender age of 24, André Leonardo – the Azorean from Terceira Island – set off on a year-long journey around the world that would take him to 23 different countries. His aim was simple: to seek energy as well as a spirit beyond the ‘ crisis ‘ and ‘ debt ‘, to establish contact with positive people, Both in business and in life, learning from people who overcome all sorts of adversities and that more than creating companies or promoting projects, Made it happen by staring at the present and the future with optimism and the ability to dream. It was urgent to collect these cases scattered all over the world by radically different societies, cultures and political-economic contexts – And yet all connected by the same will to make it happen.

Paperback book signed by the author!

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  • One of the 5 books that all entrepreneurs should read!

    Tim Vieira
    CEO BraveGeneration | SharkTank Investor
  • The book was kind of a definite jerk! It’s time, can’t postpone more… I learned to have ‘ can ‘ and started to think in what ‘ I ‘ really wanted to do!

    Luís Filipe Borges
    Screenwriter and Comedian
  • This book is a tribute to entrepreneurs from all over the world!

    Mário Ferreira
    CEO Douro Azul | SharkTank Investor
  • Chapter after chapter is impossible not to feel inspired by all the experiences and life stories of people with whom André has crossed!

    Rita Nabeiro
    CEO Adega Mayor
  • Hearing the inspiring true life stories of so many whilst rooting for Andre on his year long adventure leaves you reflecting on your own goals, asking how you too can take action and achieve them like so many others around the world who have done so in adverse conditions. Highly motivating with call to taking action, your left questioning ‘why not?

    Ryan Johnson
    Oxford, England
  • This book gives us an invaluable insight into the different forms and interpretations of entrepreneurship around the world; from top performing CEOs of multinationals to necessity entrepreneurs in less developed areas, it has it all!

    Siidharth Choksi
    Belgium
  • One of the 5 books that all entrepreneurs should read!

    Tim Vieira
    CEO BraveGeneration | SharkTank Investor
  • The book was kind of a definite jerk! It’s time, can’t postpone more… I learned to have ‘ can ‘ and started to think in what ‘ I ‘ really wanted to do!

    Luís Filipe Borges
    Screenwriter and Comedian
  • This book is a tribute to entrepreneurs from all over the world!

    Mário Ferreira
    CEO Douro Azul | SharkTank Investor
  • Chapter after chapter is impossible not to feel inspired by all the experiences and life stories of people with whom André has crossed!

    Rita Nabeiro
    CEO Adega Mayor
  • Hearing the inspiring true life stories of so many whilst rooting for Andre on his year long adventure leaves you reflecting on your own goals, asking how you too can take action and achieve them like so many others around the world who have done so in adverse conditions. Highly motivating with call to taking action, your left questioning ‘why not?

    Ryan Johnson
    Oxford, England
  • This book gives us an invaluable insight into the different forms and interpretations of entrepreneurship around the world; from top performing CEOs of multinationals to necessity entrepreneurs in less developed areas, it has it all!

    Siidharth Choksi
    Belgium

DIFFICULT IS DIFFERENT FROM IMPOSSIBLE!

André Leonardo

TV Show

"Faz Acontecer" (Make it happen) - only available in portuguese

André is the host and author of “Faz Acontecer” (Make it happen)​ TV Series.
“Faz Acontecer”​ is a Portuguese travel and entrepreneurship show that airs on the portuguese channel CanalQ. In it, André Leonardo visits cities where he meets and reports stories of inspiring local entrepreneurs and at the same time gets to know the local culture, people, habits and cuisine.

World Tour!

1 year | 23 countries | +126.000 km | 143 change-makers

André Leonardo travelled alone to the 4 corners of the world taking only a backpack and a camera. He gathered inspiring entrepreneurship stories throughout his 126-thousand-kilometer journey and which he presents us in his book. Here the word entrepreneurship takes on a new meaning and definitely reveals itself as a lifestyle. An attitude towards life regardless of the environment and time we live in.

One world tour

During 1 year André visited 23 countries – Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel, Palestine, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, India, Nepal, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, USA, Canada and England.

Inspiring entrepreneurs

The story behind the entrepreneur. What is his story? What’s his favorite quote? How many hours did he need to make his dream come true? Where, how and why? In this book, you will find the most inspirational entrepreneurship stories that André gathered all over the world.

Life-changing experiences!

In this book you can find the most valuable lessons André’ve learnt filled with travelling and inspiration. One of this amazing experiences, “Put things into perspective” (Kibera story) was nominated “One of the best 80 stories from around the world” by the Navigator Company.

Extreme Mission!

André sold everything he owned and looked for sponsors (only 7 said ‘yes’ out of 97). With a very short budget and with no money for accomodation or food he decided to go anyway. During this mission he lost almost 10kg, slept on the streets and was robbed. But he made it happen.

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