“Your story really inspired me. It made me open my eyes to the world

to be able to view it in a different way. I will never forget your speech.”

– Joel, Student

Juan is on a Mission to Inspire Students to Confidently Overcome Challenges, become better Leaders, and Make An Impact.

He integrates daily acts of impact that create an environment that makes both students and staff feel valued, driven, and engaged. Juan helps students step into more confidence so that they can excel in school and life.

Student Leadership Conference Speaker Juan Bendana has been considered the most engaging & energetic youth motivational speaker in Canada. He is an award-winning presenter who is incredibly entertaining, hilarious and creates real results in the lives of the people he works with. As a result, he has spoken to thousands of youth and adult audiences with a message of Leadership, Overcoming Challenges, & Confidence. Juan speaks across Canada and the United States helping people realize that anyone can make an impact. He started his first company at Age 19 and became a Best-Selling author at 21. He is also a snowboard instructor, sushi addict, and can also recite every word of the Lion King.

Growing up, Juan was bullied for just about everything. It was so harsh, it caused him to become overweight, depressed and a failure in school. He was written off as a failure in school and was told he would never amount to much. He made the decision in college that he was going to change. He went from consistently flunking English to becoming a #1 international Best-Selling Author.He lost the weight, changed his mindset, and gained a new perspective on life. He understands the struggles that students go through in school and life. His Mission – Help young people overcome challenges through Building Confidence, Leadership, and Acts of Impact

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 – He wants to give that back.

“His ability to relate to the kids, to keep his words fun and encouraging as well as inspirational, and his genuity in his interactions with the students was magnificent. One simple measure of his impact from visiting our school was the incredible things the students had to say about Juan.”

Sandra Bahoua

Conference Chair, Event Planner, Ryerson Business Conference

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Join the thousands of students that have been impacted by Juan’s message of Leadership, Confidence, and Impact. All you have to do is fill out the form and we will be in touch. We look forward to working with you to impact your campus’ culture.