Workplace Keynote Speaker, Author + Award-Winning Journalist

    I help professionals improve their leadership and communication skills, increase their workplace engagement and develop their emotional intelligence.


    I help teams connect with one another, collaborate to improve results, and foster a culture of allies.


    As a speaker, I have delivered hundreds of keynotes to thousands of people at conferences, top organizations, trade associations and top universities.


    As a career success coach, I help people navigate new positions and responsibilities, prepare for interviews and become better leaders.


    An award-winning journalist and author, I have interviewed top CEOs, entrepreneurs former heads of state, Grammy and Oscar Award winners. My business writing is featured in top media outlets including Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, and more. I'm the author of "50 Ways To Excel In Your First Job (And In Life)," "50 Things Every College Student Should Know," and "Student Athlete 101."


    For 10 years I worked as a correspondent and producer in the television industry in New York City with top networks including NBC, PBS, BET, Nickelodeon and more. This is where I learned how to become a professional storyteller and connect with people from all walks of life.

    It is my passion to utilize everything that I have learned, and continue to learn, to motivate, inspire and empower young people to overcome challenges, accomplish their goals and produce their best work.


    Bonus Fact --> A former NCAA Division I student-athlete, I walked on the track and field team at Western Michigan University and went on to earn a scholarship


    My free newsletter offers strategies to help people transform potential into performance.


    To learn about booking Antonio for your event call (888) 559-7629 or complete THIS FORM.


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  • Nationally Recognized Leadership Speaker

    Leadership - Workplace Engagement - Empowerment - Team Building - Communication

    Antonio Neves is a nationally recognized keynote speaker who has delivered hundreds of speeches at corporate events, trade association conferences and colleges. His cutting-edge message focuses on leadership, workplace engagement and team building.


    Antonio’s popular corporate keynotes are research-based, customized for each audience and include specific industry insights and actionable content. With a combination of humor, interaction, inspiration and real talk, Antonio’s programs leave attendees motivated, empowered and equipped with the tools to take positive action to measurably improve results in their work.


    Each program (listed below) can be presented as a keynote speech, interactive workshop or webinar.


    To learn about booking Antonio for your event call (888) 559-7629 or complete THIS FORM.



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    The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened To Your Career Hasn't Happened Yet

    If someone looked at your LinkedIn profile, they might think you have it all figured out. But you know something they don’t. You’re making it all up as you go. As a Gen Xer or Boomer, playing on repeat in your mind are your worst self-doubts: Are the best days of your career behind you? You have reached a point of reckoning. Are you going to have a mid-career crisis or mid-career awakening? This keynote sets audiences up on the path of a mid-career awakening offering a path of growth, discovery, and sustainability. All of this drives to increased workplace engagement and results. This talk is for people in the middle — in the middle of their careers, their vast responsibilities, and hopefully, their best years yet. It’s about being real, being bold, and being committed so you can make a plan to rediscover what makes you — and all of your potential — so great.

    AUDIENCES: Gen X and Boomer workplace audiences; corporate leadership conferences; workplace managers; human resources professionals.


    The Most Important Lessons For Young Professionals Are The Things That No One Tells You

    The most powerful lessons that prepare young professionals for a successful career simply aren’t learned in the college classroom. Those nuggets of practical wisdom aren’t just secrets to success on the job – they’re also crucial to excelling in life. This is the go to keynote for young professionals (and those who manage them) as they enter the real world and strive to build exceptional careers. This talk supports recent college graduates and young professionals in getting the most out of their first “real world” job and internships by teaching them those critical lessons that are essential to making their mark on the world. These lessons include soft skills development, creative thinking and problem solving, relationship building and leadership.

    AUDIENCES: New employee and intern on-boarding; young professional audiences, trade association audiences, workplace managers; and university students.



    Employees Don't Leave Their Companies, They Leave Their Managers

    More than ever, it’s a competitive and challenging career landscape for millennial professionals. Employee engagement is low and anxiety is high. So how can managers help their millennial employees succeed? By helping them take an entrepreneurial approach to career success. In this keynote, nationally recognized speaker and award-winning journalist Antonio Neves shares three key steps managers can take to support young professionals to help them set themselves up for success in small and large organizations alike. This program empowers managers to step outside of their comfort zone and take steps that lead to winning outcomes; establish entrepreneurial leadership traits; and, develop a strong community of Allies. Attendees are empowered with clear action steps to take that will prepare them deliver measurable results for their organization and to be associated with greatness.

    AUDIENCES: Millennial and Gen Y workplace audiences; corporate leadership conferences; new employee on-boarding.



    Accountability + Action + Allies = Success

    If you want to know where you’re heading, all you have to do is review what you did yesterday. If you excelled yesterday, fantastic. If not, starting today, you can positively turn things around and get on the right track to achieving success. As the Spanish proverb says, tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. This is true for most people. A series of missed opportunities and closed doors. In this keynote, nationally recognized speaker Antonio breaks down three critical steps you can take to create your own luck in your life and career. Backed by research, this talk helps audiences understand how to avoid mediocrity and instead set themselves for epic success. Attendees are empowered with clear action steps to take that will prepare them to stand out, deliver measurable results and be associated with greatness.

    AUDIENCES: Millennial workplace audiences, corporate leadership conferences and university students.


    The Perfect Balance Of Gravitas & Humor

    Antonio has hosted scores of corporate conferences, award shows and major events. Whether speaking to over 3,000 people at a national trade show, making audiences laugh at a corporate awards shows, or conducting real-time interviews, no event is too large or small for Antonio. With over 10 years experience as a television host and correspondent, Antonio works great with producers, event planners and shines when real time adjustment or schedule changes are needed. Clients include the National Credit Union Association; Stryker, L37, the ADCOLOR Awards, Big Omaha and scores more.

    AUDIENCES: Trade association conferences; corporate award shows; events.


    To learn about booking Antonio for your event call (888) 559-7629 or complete THIS FORM.



    50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job (and in Life)

    Because The Most Important Lessons For Young Professionals Are The Things That No One Tells

    50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job (and in Life) is the go-to book for young professionals as they enter the real world and strive to build exceptional careers. This best-selling book helps recent college graduates get the most out of their first job and internships and make their mark on the world.

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    50 Things Every College Student Should Know

    Because the Most Important Lessons You Learn Happen Outside the Classroom

    50 Things Every College Student Should Know is the go-to book for all college students embarking on life on campus. This best-selling book helps students get the most out of their college experience from day one by teaching them those simple yet critical lessons that can truly lead to a brighter future.

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    "Antonio was our keynote speaker for our Sales Kick-off and he spoke creatively, emotionally, and personally to each of us. Antonio left us all feeling motivated and inspired to want to do better today than we did yesterday and to do better tomorrow than we did today."

    Kevin Boland - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    "Antonio led a riveting talk with the summer class of Google interns. They received valuable advice about giving their best effort even when no one is looking. Antonio used relevant examples from pop culture that engaged the students and kept the talk fun. I highly recommend Antonio and would love to invite him back next year."

    -Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Senior Vice President - Talent Acquisition, Viacom (Previously Google)

    "Antonio is an inspirational, charismatic and engaging motivational speaker who genuinely inspired our employees to think as positively and act as effectively as they can. Antonio's style is to lead by example whilst remaining humble. He was a pleasure to work as he has a can do attitude on all accounts. If your organization would like a to stop and think about how you connect and work together - and be the best you can be...you should hire him."

    Scott Davenport - Global Learning Manager (Finance), Booking.com

    Antonio is a very talented and dynamic speaker. He did a nice job challenging our management team to own our influence and be great 100% of the time. He provided us with many tools and resources that will help us grow, both as employees and as leaders of our organization. Our time with Antonio was very valuable and time well spent.

    -Keith Mesch, CFO, Veridian Credit Union

    Antonio Neves is a natural storyteller. He has the ability to engage and connect with your audience and provides relevant advice and guidance to young professionals. He infused positive energy to an audience that was feeling pressure and concern about their future careers. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect speaker!

    -Diana Dabdub, Director - American Society of Health System-Pharmacists (ASHP)

    “Antonio was the perfect ingredient to shake up our annual merchant meeting! From collaborating on a tailored presentation to incorporating our mixology theme, he created an inspiring educational experience that resonated with our unique audience and left us showered in kudos from both the attendees and our internal executives. Thank you for making us look good, Antonio!”

    -Nicky See, Marketing Director, Outlets at San Clemente

    "Antonio is a one-of-a-kind speaker who has blown away our ADCOLOR attendees. He connects and empowers audiences in a genuine way with a combination of expertise, humor and humility.

    -Tiffany R. Warren, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group

    "Antonio's energy is contagious, and his expertise at the nexus of leadership, organizational growth, and story telling is unbelievably practical and inspiring for all levels of leaders."

    -Jeremy Podany, CEO - The Career Leadership Collective

    "Without question, Antonio is one of the most engaging speakers because of the relatable storytelling, laughs and true notes of inspiration. We felt so lucky to have Antonio on stage and also in a casual environment with fireside conversations."

    Jamie Lee (Clave) Tiffany - National Sales Manager, L'Auberge Del Mar (Destination Hotels)

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