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Glenn Llopis
Glenn Llopis (pronounced ‘yō-pēs) is the Chairman of the Glenn Llopis Group and Founder/CEO of Center for Hispanic Leadership – a nationally recognized thought-leadership, human capital, and business strategy consulting firm. He is the best-selling author of the book, Earning Serendipity and contributing writer to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Huffington Post.

Glenn is best known for promoting what he calls "the immigrant perspective.” His writings, speaking engagements, and consulting assignments focus on business strategy, leadership, Hispanic development, cultural demographic shift, personal branding, entrepreneurship, change management, turn-around operations.

Glenn’s thought leadership focuses on the idea that if people embrace the immigrant mentality, they will have a distinct advantage in business and in life by being able to see and seize previously unseen opportunities, and opportunities others don’t see at all. Llopis’ research has identified six inherent characteristics that define this immigrant mentality which have been featured in the Harvard Business Review.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker amongst Fortune 500s and an active guest lecturer at universities across the country, Glenn is a member of the Kellogg Innovation Network and serves on the advisory board of the Society and Business Lab at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Additionally, he is a mentor for Junior Achievement and a regular Renaissance Weekend (think-tank) participant. Glenn is frequently featured as a business leadership expert on CNN, Fox News, Univision, ABC, NBC and CBS.

You can learn more about Glenn at


Innovador en el lugar de trabajo, Glenn Llopis es el fundador del ‘Center For Hispanic Leadership’. Autor de ‘Earning Serendipity: 4 Skills For Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work’ y un orador altamente codiciado por las compañías de Fortune 500. Más información acerca de Glenn en

Entries by Glenn Llopis

Solving for the Healthcare Workforce Development Gap

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 6:15 PM

As the cultural demographic shift continues on its trajectory from urban hubs to the American heartland, it is creating an urgent need in the healthcare industry - the nation's second largest industry and soon to be its largest - to start building a more diverse talent...

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City of Hope Is Leading the Way to Create a Talent Pipeline for Hispanics in Healthcare

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 10:39 AM

Like many healthcare providers in the Los Angeles area, and well beyond to healthcare organizations throughout the United States, City of Hope has recognized the growing need for clinical professionals and staff that more closely mirror the patients it serves in its catchment area. And with a local...

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Viewing U.S. Hispanics as a Deficiency Model Puts America at Risk

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 11:07 AM

Let's face it. When it comes to U.S. Hispanics, most of today's news coverage focuses on immigration, social program reforms, lack of education, crime, unemployment, etc. To sum it up, Hispanics are viewed as a deficiency model. But as Hispanics, if we do not value ourselves enough either, we are...

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Hispanics Will Change the Business of Healthcare

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 3:23 PM

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When the Pew Research Center reported this month that almost half of adults in the United States are living with one or more chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, obesity) it was more than a wake-up call -- it was a fire alarm to say...

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America's Leadership Must Reclaim the Immigrant Perspective to Grow and Compete in the 21st Century

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 4:13 PM

A recent Fast Company article revealed that "a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm." The article further states that "immigrant leaders are more than twice as likely to found businesses as their native-born counterparts...

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Healthcare Industry Must Mirror the Growing Hispanic Population to Authentically Educate and Serve the Community

(3) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 11:00 PM

The need for more Hispanic professionals in healthcare is critical. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation's 9.7 percent growth rate. At 50.5 million people today, Hispanics are already the largest minority in the U.S. and their numbers continue to rise...

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

(102) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:25 PM

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure. The process...

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The Hispanic Narrative Must Change in This Off-Election Year

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 3:53 PM

U.S. Hispanics are not valued enough by America's corporations, government and mainstream media. Corporate leaders, politicians and our society at large do not yet take the Hispanic community seriously, especially their leadership, buying power or political influence. Although the number of U.S. Hispanics is escalating rapidly, corporations, advertisers, government and...

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Ann Coulter Nears Her Own Tipping Point

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 3:48 PM

Republican pundit Ann Coulter's sweeping generalizations in her recent column about the Hispanic community in the United States shows the lack of leadership in the GOP. Coulter is a shrewd and smart individual. She has singlehandedly built her brand by being provocative, timely and outspoken in the national...

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Why It's Time for Hispanic-Owned Businesses To Become More Strategic

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 4:26 PM

The 2012 U.S. Census revealed that Hispanic-owned small businesses are growing at nearly twice the rate of the national average with annual revenues at $350B (though many industry insiders believe this is a conservative estimate with the true figure being well-north of $600B). The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency reports...

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U.S. Hispanics Desperately Need Their Own Al Sharpton Voice

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 4:03 PM

At a time when U.S. Hispanics are desperately in need of a voice in the national news, the rest of America continues to define the Latino identity. Unfortunately for Hispanics, this means that our concerns are ignored, our perspectives are not heard and our community finds it challenging to create...

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Culturally Relevant Education Will Enable A Brighter Future For Hispanics

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 10:16 AM

At a time when U.S. Latinos are looking to advance personally and professionally in ways that come most naturally to them - universities and corporations must take measures to be more culturally sensitive if they want to leverage how Latinos think, act and innovate. They must become more mindful of...

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Mitt Romney's NALEO Speech May Have Secured Obama's Re-Election

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 3:15 PM

The GOP lost momentum in its effort to claim the Presidential nomination in November - as a result of Mitt Romney's speech at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), 2012 Convention. At the most opportune moment, when Romney could have started anew to earn trust from...

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Presidential Candidates Must Be an Integral Part of the Latino Voice

(3) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 7:28 AM

President Barack Obama may have surprised the nation and specifically Republicans with his decision to halt United States deportations of (some) young illegal immigrants, but it certainly does not guarantee that he will win over Hispanic voters in November. As a result of this decision, Marco Rubio must re-evaluate the...

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U.S. Economy at Risk if Corporations Ignore the Impact of Hispanics in America

(37) Comments | Posted May 20, 2012 | 7:58 AM

Hispanics in America influence the future of the US economy yet this conversation remains quiet as corporations grow more uncomfortable with this time-sensitive issue.

The numbers speak for themselves.

The lack of commitment in giving rise to the Hispanic community is so obvious that it is becoming irresponsible...

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Arizona's Immigration Law Has Already Harmed America - No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides

(150) Comments | Posted April 28, 2012 | 3:30 PM

Arizona's controversial immigration law, which requires immigrants to have their paperwork on hand in case a police officer asks for it during a routine traffic stop, represents further hardship for Latinos in America. Just imagine what it would be like if your boss could randomly ask you for your green...

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Hispanics Must Make Banking & Financial Planning Part of Their American Dream

(4) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 6:15 AM

According to a recent Nielsen's report, The State of the Hispanic Consumer: The Hispanic Market Imperative, Latino buying power will have grown 50% between 2010 and 2015, reaching an incredible $1.5 trillion. To put this in perspective, the report notes that if U.S. Hispanics were a standalone country, their market...

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Hispanics Lead the Recovery by Occupying Walmart, not Wall Street

(8) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 7:34 AM

With a purchasing power expected to reach an unprecedented $1.2 trillion dollars in 2012, and a population already surpassing 50 million, Hispanics are a fast rising consumer force in the United States and perhaps our greatest hope for a sustained economic recovery. In fact, Hispanic growth is fueling an increase...

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Latinos Must Begin to Respect and Trust One Another to Advance in America

(11) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 7:51 AM

Recently my organization hosted the 2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In anticipation of the event there was doubt and skepticism from the local Las Vegas community and its leaders about what would be accomplished. The concerns...

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Looking Through the Hispanic Lens Brings a Paradigm Shift in Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industries

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 6:30 AM

In the world of media and entertainment, we are finally starting to see a positive shift in the portrayal of Hispanics. Cultural stereotypes are giving way to cultural authenticity. The attention usually given to Spanish-speaking Hispanics is turning to the English-speaking majority born in the United States. New Generation Latinos...

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