Antonio Neves is a nationally recognized leadership executive, award-winning journalist and speaker.
An entrepreneur, Antonio is founder of the leadership consultancy THINQACTION where he works with creative organizations and startups. Neves is also co-founder of the international co-solving accelerator The Ignition Lab. Currently, Antonio is columnist with Inc.com where he writes the column, 'Not On My Resume.'
An award-winning business journalist, Antonio has interviewed and profiled top entrepreneurs including Steve Case, Tony Hsieh, Brad Feld and more. Antonio served as a correspondent, host and producer with top networks including NBC, PBS, BET, E! News, Nickelodeon and more. His business articles regulalry appear in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, MSN Money, CNBC.com and Fox Business.
An in demand speaker, Antonio regularly delivers keynotes at major events including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Big Omaha, Las Vegas Catalyst Week, Big Des Moines, AFLV conferences, New York City Creative Week and on college campuses nationwide.
A former NCAA Division I student-athlete, Neves is the author of Student Athlete 101: College Life Made Easy On And Off The Field.
Neves is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, Antonio now calls Santa Monica, California home.
"Antonio is one of the best speakers we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. We were engaged the entire time and everyone learned so much. We can’t wait to have him back!"
Seema Yedavalli, Career Services, University of Southern California
Whether speaking at a college or conference, hosting a major industry event or moderating a panel, my live events leave attendees motivated, empowered and equipped with the tools to take action.
I have been a featured speaker, host and moderator at major industry events including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Big Omaha, Las Vegas Catalyst Week, New York City Creative Week, Thinc Iowa, the ADCOLOR Awards, StartingBloc, the NY Creative Interns Conference and on college campuses across the country (including the University of Southern California, Drexel University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Western Michigan University, and more).
KEYNOTE - HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK
A small town guy from Michigan, Antonio Neves moved to New York City with just $600 in his pocket. Even though he knew just one person, slept on a floor for almost a year and had to work multiple jobs just to survive, he went on to build a successful career with top television networks and today as an entrepreneur.
In this keynote, Antonio breaks down his three steps to creating his own luck, helping people understand how they can start setting themselves up for a better shot at success. These steps include “getting uncomfortable;” developing a “Walk-On Mentality;” and asking the important question “Who makes you better?” As the famous quote goes, “Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.” This motivational program empowers attendees to take steps now so that they will be prepared to stand out. Book Antonio.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"As a speaker, Antonio brings the grace of a broadcast journalist and the clarity of a great educator. I couldn’t recommend him more!"
Carmen Scheidel - VP, Time, Inc.
"Antonio really knows how to connect with students, and I found myself feeling inspired and confident."
Priscilla Martinez - Student, California State University – Dominguez Hills
"Antonio Neves is a one-of-a-kind speaker and has blown away our ADCOLOR attendees as a host and moderator. He connects and empowers audiences in a genuine way with a combination of expertise, humor and humility."
Tiffany R. Warren, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Group
"Antonio is a dynamic speaker and has been a hit at Big Omaha. He has a powerful message for entrepreneurs and young professionals that resonates from NYC to SF to the Silicon Prairie."
Jeff Slobotski - Founder, Silicon Prairie News
"Antonio’s presentation style is engaging, direct and full of real-life stuff that people relate to. His facilitation and listening skills engage people immediately. Students were very comfortable asking real questions about real life."
Linda Ickes - Career Center Director, Western Michigan University