The keynote speaker for Sunday Assembly London on the 19th June is the fantastic Ernesto Moreno.
Ernesto was 9 years old when his mother tragically died in a car accident in which he was also travelling along with his younger brother and sister. However, that was only the beginning of what was to be a very difficult childhood and adolescence, a story that was going to include physical abuse, drugs and alcoholism.
Ernesto’s life was always filled with strong emotional difficulty. The struggle continued and at the age of 23, Ernesto decided to leave his home country, Venezuela, in search of a new life. He arrived in London 13 years ago with only £300 in his pocket, he didn't know anyone and spoke hardly any English. Ernesto found work collecting the dirty laundry in a hotel and doing the washing up in a restaurant. Three years later he had completed a Masters in Business and had started his first business as well as working as a Management Consultant in The City. Anyone would have thought that at this point Ernesto was a fulfilled and happy man, but he went on to achieve even greater things in the years to come. In 2012, after having built a very successful career as a business consultant working for companies such as PwC, Ernesto decided to quit his job and continue his journey as an entrepreneur and pursue even bigger dreams. Ernesto’s life story is inspiring, a testament of resilience and the constant search for meaning and fulfilment. During his talk at Sunday Assembly, Ernesto is going to be sharing with us his views on Life Purpose as well as some of his own life experiences.
This week Sunday Assembly London is curated by the Earlybird Speakers, a part of Toastmasters which helps people develop their public speaking skills.
As well as this inspiring talk, we will hear real life stories from the community, sing some awesome songs, drink a vat of tea/cofee and eat a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.
BSL interpretation will be provided by volunteer Lauren Harris.
We can't wait to see you there and have fun celebrating life with you all!
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