Meet Joey

He is a seasoned vet in the trenches of international entrepreneurship who has been with VOS® through the good, the bad and the ugly over the past 10+ years. He has aptly been dubbed “A Global Leader” by the Wall Street Journal and Dr. Zia Khan of The Rockefeller Foundation once introduced Joey to the audience as “one of the most intriguing international entrepreneurs (I’ve) ever met.”

Joey Flores

Joey emanates a balance between energizing and practical; entertaining and result-focused; fun and impactful. He blends deep, real-world experience with a magnetic stage presence to help people and organizations thrive.

Every discussion is customized to drive the greatest possible impact, combining engaging stories, gorgeous visuals and practical techniques that push audiences to jump-start their creative energy and solve challenges in fresh and innovative ways. With years of real-life, in-the-trenches global entrepreneurial experience, numerous speaking engagements, and most importantly ingrained identities that are multi-local, multi-cultural and multi-national his view is radically different.

Joey appreciates, and shares with listeners, that global leadership is a moment-to-moment choice and not about title, tenure or position. Global leadership is for everyone, everyday and it’s how we can live our life with principles first and actions second. He has a natural ability to combine influences, practices and values of the diverse culture in a respectful and productive manner.

He is known for his practical, no-nonsense style which fuses real-life stories and his conversational techniques which connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level. Joey has presented in the New York Times building in NYC and has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of State for the Global Award for Corporate Excellence. He is a global citizen by nature and he continues to work with the best and brightest in the global leadership and international entrepreneurial arenas.

As one of the creators of the Afford To Care™ enterprise model that helps others in need with every product or service purchased in a sustainable and ethical manner, Joey’s penetrating conversations have been shared with audiences from around the globe. Entities such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Whole Foods Market and Texas Lutheran University have collaborated with Joey when they want global leadership development, diversity & multicultural consulting and international entrepreneurship insights.

Demographic change, the global marketplace, greater tolerance for differences and government-sponsored programs are increasing the importance of diversity in organizations. More women, minorities and people with different ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles have entered the workforce. Joey knows that organizations that do not manage diversity effectively will not be able to utilize the full potential of their team members, nor to survive and grow under increasingly complex and competitive conditions.

Joey delivers inspiring and actionable keynotes to drive meaningful outcomes, seamlessly in both the English and Spanish languages.

Buena Vibra Details

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Joey provides value-added discussions that connect with the target audience.

Potential Speaking Topics

Social Entrepreneurship

Afford To Care™ Enterprise Model

Impactful Diaspora Leadership

Two Steps At A Time

Int’l Entrepreneurship 

It’s A Small World Afterall

The Identity Benefit

Multi-local. Multi-cultural. Multi-national.

The Bebé Boomers

Latin@s in the U.S. and Latin America

Soccer Life Lessons

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work


“One of the hardest things about finding a great keynote speaker is finding someone who can relate to the crowd and is able to speak to the unique aspects of the topics at hand. Bati really nailed it. He delivered a great talk and great experience for our audience about the value of volunteering.”

The White House, Barrack Obama, 44th U.S. President

“Joey was one of our highest rated speakers – and we have had some very impressive speakers.”

The New York Times, Roberto Matus, Director LatAm Diaspora

“The address was really informative and definitely made me reflect on the approach for achieving impact and realizing the organization’s mission and goals. It was a great speech filled with very interactive discussion points and a lot of diverse viewpoints.”

The Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Zia Khan, Vice President Initiatives & Strategy

“This address not only taught about corporate social responsibility and sustainability, it also made me think about the topics in an even broader way than I already was thinking. This will help me in my role as a public and private sector leader and mentor.”

United States Embassy Guatemala City, Todd D. Robinson, U.S. Ambassador

“The feedback from both the students and faculty about the presentation has been superb. The graduate students were particularly intrigued to learn from an alumnus that has acquired real world experiences in the international business arena. Bati definitely has a fan following on our campus!”

St. Mary's University, Dr. Tanuja Singh, Dean