Marisa Padilla is motivational keynote speaker, philanthropist, and serial entrepreneur on a mission!
“Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always had a vision of helping others I didn’t quite understand at what capacity that would be because I was a little thing back then, but I always envisioned myself sharing stories and speaking in front of a large Audience to help serve others in some fashion. As I grew up, I realized that a lot of the trials and tribulations I have faced in life have become the necessary tools needed to help others see that if I could get through the difficult times and show how I got through those times to help others see a way out then that was what I wanted to do. Leaving a high-paying job was not a difficult decision for me in the sense of knowing that I was doing the right thing because I could only serve a certain type of demographic in the industry I was in before whereas I wanted to be able to help serve in multiple areas not just one. I want to leave a legacy in this life helping as many as I can.
Speaking has never been about having the spotlight on me, speaking has always been about sharing stories in the hopes of just saving one person from themselves. And when speaking and traveling all over the world the people I have encountered are the ones who have blessed me more than I feel like I have blessed them. The reason I call my program “The Takeaway” with the tag line “your mess is your message” is simply to remind people that no one is perfect perfection does not exist. There is a takeaway in everything, and we should bear our scars with pride because everything that we have gone through and will go through has a purpose. There is a message in the mess. There is purpose in pain. No one’s story is better than the other and no one’s pain is greater or worse than the other, everyone’s different and everyone’s matters. I often say that we are all like snowflakes every snowflake is unique, each one is beautiful and when it lands it lands right where it is supposed to. It is my calling to share all my pain and my adversities to help others and intern it helps me. Not everyone is born to do the same thing, but everyone is born with a divine gift to give in this life, and we all feel what that is deep within. I just hope to encourage people to seek their passion, believe in themselves and not live under the unrealistic standard that we are our mistakes but rather that the mistakes we make do not define us. They are the stepping stones to what builds character and that is where wisdom comes from. So, I say to you as you read this that you are special, that you matter more than you know, that God makes no mistakes and that you are the most beautiful masterpiece of all.”