Pablo Gonzalez is obsessed with human connection, and he’s used his expertise to manage a 120 person, $15M construction business at 25, build various young professional groups for charities, and be named a Latino Leader of the Future by Latino Leaders Magazine and a Top 20 Under 40 for Brickell Magazine.
He’s now a professional speaker and the founder and Chief Executive Connector at Connect With Pablo, a content marketing and community creation agency, proving that community creation is the future of business development.
More than anything, he’s dying to be your friend. Welcome... Pablo Gonzalez
What was the biggest turning point in your life?
When my brother passed, 1,200 people showed up to his funeral, and my family was greatly buoyed by an outpouring of support that ensued. This made me realize the value of community, and set me on a path to prove it as a business model.
Imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had to start all over what would you do different?
I honestly have a hard time thinking there is something I could've done different that would make me any more complete than I am today. I truly believe I'm exactly where I need to be.
I found out that my natural ability with people and tendency to be an entertainer (which was intentionally subdued by my parents growing up) is great for business, but if I had dedicated myself towards that sooner, I wouldn't have the business context I could apply it to. If I had a stricter work ethic (that I wish I had now) maybe I wouldn't have developed my people skills so acutely.
I guess I can settle on two things-
1. I would have become a much earlier adopter of social media if I knew what the real purpose of it was
2. I would've made a bigger point to learn to surf sooner
(really not active on it)
Do you have anything you would like to promote? Book, Podcast, workshop...
My podcast- Chief Executive Connector