“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 30.000 people in different countries (Portugal, Spain, Nepal, Brazil and USA) and to host a TV series in Portugal“. – André Leonardo
The feedback that I got from my 200 employees was just phenomenal. They say it was the best talk ever!
When I think of Andre, I think of passion, commitment, and doing. Andre will bring a lot of energy and value to any engagement.
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.
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’!
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. The goal was simple: he sought to discover joy and energy beyond the debt and crisis that were oh-so prominent back home towards the end of the noughties. Despite the state of the global economy, André was eager to meet positive-minded people who continued to pave their way through business and entrepreneurship. On his global adventure, he encountered inspiring innovators and business leaders from all walks of life, and despite their major differences when it comes to i.a. culture, politics, and economic state, they all had 3 things in common: a positive mindset, the ability to dream and the will to make it happen!
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.
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.