I’ve worn a lot of hats (literally and figuratively) and have learned a lot along the way.
These are the ways I measure success in my life. I’ve lived the season of being a child and daughter. Now I have one foot in the season of motherhood and the other stepping forward into the season of being an elder. I can feel the desire to leave the world a better place like a wool sweater that’s just a bit too scratchy.
I have a lot to teach and the best compliment I can ever get is that I’ve made someone’s life better with some knowledge I’ve shared, big or small.
Here’s a video I made many years ago that still perfectly describes who I am.
Here’s my official bio.
Alegre Ramos is passionate about leaving a positive impact by inspiring people to live happier, healthier, and more connected lives.
She has a diverse background including degrees in anthropology and business, and experience in sustainable design. An award-winning public speaker, she has over thirty-five years of experience in public-speaking and almost twenty years as an entrepreneur.
BA: USC Summa Cum Laude, Ms. USC 1996
MBA: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
LEED AP: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
DTM: Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters International
QS: Qualified Speaker with two different speaker bureaus
A fourth generation entrepreneur, her business focus is on teaching moms, dads, and caregivers how to prioritize themselves, save time, and accomplish their goals through a virtual course called “Harness the Power of Planning” and public speaking. Her signature keynote speech is called “The Lies We Tell Ourselves,” where she shares powerful lessons behind one of her favorite teaching maxims: “If you say something is important, but you don’t make time for it, then it’s not important.” She is also the author of the bestselling time-management book 3-2-1-Done: Three simple strategies to get your to-do list done! available exclusively on Amazon here smartURL.it/321DoneBook
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Background: Alegre’s entrepreneurial adventures began with a sustainable design practice founded in 2004. This was a natural outgrowth of her personal lifestyle as she has lived the green movement her whole life giving up soda at 11, nail polish at 18 and hair chemicals at 20.
However, her life has not been a perfect upward trajectory in her quest for optimum health. At 21 her health hit rock-bottom when she became seriously ill after exhausting herself with school/work and surviving on sugary breakfast cereals and frozen pizzas. Thus began her interest in nutrition and exercise. At 27 she suffered from adult onset cystic acne. Thus began her interest in nutritional cleansing. At 32 she began to prepare herself mentally and physically for pregnancy. Thus began her education into natural childbirth and parenting. All of these experiences have led her to a place of health, wellness and vibrancy that she previously had not known was possible .
Her first business, Green and Greener (G&G), an eco-consulting and design business, was founded in 2004 specializing in sustainable interiors as well as California native, drought tolerant landscapes that incorporated edible and medicinal plants. In 2006 she added a brick and mortar retail component because, “There was no one place to go and find a comprehensive range of eco-products.” G&G was more than a store, it became a community resource with classes and events.
She was tapped by Howcast, a top 10 YouTube channel, to be their Green Living Expert for a series of 50 “Basics of Green Living” series, which launched in November 2013 and received over a quarter-of-a-million views its first month.
She has written or been featured in numerous articles published in-print and on-line including the LA Times, The Huffington Post, and Apartment Therapy and has appeared on CBS, the Discovery Channel, E!, KTLA, KCAL9 and Univision. She is an award-winning speaker and has been asked to present at events for the City of Los Angeles, UCLA, and the LA Green Festival to name a few. She was also recognized as a Rising Star by the SFV Business Journal and was hand-picked to be one of the designers for Global Green’s Annual Oscar Party.
A lifelong cook, and fourth generation food entrepreneur, she invented Gazpacho Shots, a gourmet one-step gazpacho mix that was organic, raw, vegan and preservative-free in 2012. It was sold in gourmet food stores around California as well as pop-up events at Williams-Sonoma. However, after five years of operating, she realized that she wasn’t living her value of impact and so she shuttered it as she took time to figure out her next step while homeschooling her young daughter.
Before embarking on her own entrepreneurial ventures, she launched many new products for a luxury home products company in Los Angeles and managed the marketing of numerous national public radio programs, including the complete Marketplace franchise, with a special emphasis on environmental programming.
She coaches an intimate number of entrepreneurs and C-suite executives each year on how to use brain science to become better speakers.