Richard Anthony Celestin, Esq.
Attorney – Professor – Author - Consultant – Entrepreneur – Mentor
My life has truly been some journey. Throughout my short time on this Earth, I have been blessed to experience many things- from failures to successes, health issues to near death experiences, being bullied to becoming a mentor, and everything between. I have also been very fortunate to have met some truly amazing people in my life, also with many varied experiences ranging from both the positive to the negative, that have influenced my approach and perspective on life. I find inspiration and hope in even the darkest corners and find ways to motivate and inspire the people I interact with on a daily basis through my work. I also strive to learn more so I can be in a better place to help more people each day.
According to my definition of success, I am a successful person. I am an attorney, an entrepreneur, and an educator. I recognize that with this comes a tremendous responsibility. Rather than keep my failures, my approach, and my mantras a secret, I want to share it with anyone and everyone who can learn from them. True success is not defined by the amount of material items you have or how many houses you own- it is about how many other people you can empower to become successful, according to their goals and their definition.
With the wealth of experiences and insights that I possess, my goal in 2019 is to continue to inspire and motive others by providing them with the tools necessary to achieve any dream, overcome any obstacle, and be methodical and strategic in the planning to achieve their goals.
On a personal note, I was born and raised in Queens, NY. I am the proud product of the public school system. Although I was never a great student I always found a way to hustle and get the job done. This determination accompanied me through college and law school. As an attorney I have dedicated my career to helping others, whether it is through legal practice, supporting at-risk youth, or serving as a mentor to young professionals. Throughout this journey I experienced hardships, failures, life-changing events, near-death experiences, as well as numerous successes and achievements. I share my story and experiences to all audiences with the hope that it serves as a source of motivation and inspiration.
Over 30 Keynote Speeches from Elementary School to Graduate School!!!
Hundreds of Skill Development and Youth Empowerment Workshops!!!
Award-Winning Speaker and Program Developer!!
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino