Juan Bendana is a professional speaker, DJ, & Author who speaks at high schools, University campuses, & conferences internationally. He has spoken to thousands of students, educators, and parents across Canada & the United States.
Through his message of Impact & decision making, Juan creates an environment that makes both students and staff feel valued, influential, and engaged. Juan helps students make better decisions & realize they can make an impact so that they can make a difference in School & in Life.
He is the founder of The Good Effect - a training and curriculum program that helps students make better decisions while making an Impact on their schools & communities.
He has partnered with major organizations such as Sony Pictures and helps brands connect with students.
He uses storytelling, humour & music to highlight a message of Action, Leadership, Decision Making, and Impact that resonates with every audience member.
Juan brings a new energy to school campus’ and conferences. His journey of helping others excel is present on and off the stage. He had people in his life that gave him the confidence and direction to follow his passions & make an impact - He wants to give that back.
His home is Toronto, Canada, he is a former snowboard instructor, sushi expert, and can recite every word of the lion king.
Workshop Description for “Leadership Starts with 1”
You are not the Leaders of Tomorrow, they are the Leaders of Today. The world doesn’t need you later - it needs you right now.
In this interactive workshop, students will discover their true Leadership potential so that they can make a significant Impact on their school & the world around them Now.
Students don’t want to put off getting involved, doing good, or making a difference. They just want to feel like they’re actually making a mark. Juan doesn’t teach leadership - He lives it. Juan inspires students to whole heartedly believe that they are going to change the world for the better. Juan shows them that they have the insights, the passion, and the tenacity to change the way things are done in their school & in the world around them.
Over the course of the presentation, Juan shares practical Leadership strategies to be able to influence and impact people in school & in life. He helps students realize that true Leadership is inside everyone, then teaches how to tap into that potential.
Juan uses personal stories, humor, and live DJing to highlight the daily challenges High School students face and gives real world strategies on how to overcome them. Juan takes them through a journey in which he shows students how to lead themselves so they can effectively lead others and impact the world around them.