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Julio Zelaya

RBL Principal, Director of Business Development

Julio Zelaya is a renowned bilingual international speaker, fluent in both Spanish and English, who specializes in crucial areas such as purpose, entrepreneurship, human relations, change management, and emerging technologies.

Julio's distinctive and up-to-date inspirational style has earned him invitations as a keynote speaker at prestigious international conferences worldwide. He is the author of five Amazon #1 bestsellers, including "¡Con todo!" on purpose, "La travesía: el poder de emprender" on entrepreneurship, "La travesía del amor" on human relations, "Catalyst: Change Management and Transformation" on change management, and "ChatGPT: How to Boost Your Business with AI" on new technologies.
With a strong academic background, Julio holds a Post Doctorate from Tulane University, USA; a Doctorate in Human Dynamics and Mental Health from Universidad Mariano Gálvez in Guatemala; an MBA from INCAE Business School, Costa Rica; and numerous certifications from renowned institutions such as Harvard University, Babson College, MIT, and Cornell. As a visionary entrepreneur, he co-founded Escolaris, an innovative online school, and Bright Domino, an online business school. Julio is a Fellow of CALI (Central American Leadership Initiative) and the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He also plays a vital role as a member and director in EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization).
Currently, Julio is pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree at the University of Pennsylvania, researching the impact of artificial intelligence on education and business. He is the creator of the bilingual newsletter and podcast PowerBites, where he shares daily insights on technology, business, and education. Additionally, he serves as a trusted advisor to CXOs and founders globally. Julio holds the position of Director of Business Development at The RBL Group, focusing on the implementation of new digital technologies and artificial intelligence across the firm's products.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Julio is a proud father to Juan Ignacio and Natalia, who are the lights of his life. His influence extends to global companies and executive boards worldwide. To stay connected with Julio and gain valuable insights, follow him on LinkedIn and subscribe to his newsletter, PowerBites, where he shares content aimed at inspiring individuals to become the best version of themselves.