Javier Pe\u00f1a,\u00a0a public speaker, workshop facilitator, award-winning creative director, producer, and composer of original music for documentaries and national television commercials shares his presentation, "Leading in Tune".\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAbout Javier Pena\r\n\r\nCreative and Music Director,\u00a0Javier Pe\u00f1a, shares the story of his award-winning documentary,\u00a0For Once in My Life, which profiles his role as a conductor of a unique assembly of singers and musicians who live with varying degrees of physical and mental disabilities.\r\n\r\nThis inspiring film captures the bond developed through their mutual love of music and their fierce drive to improve. If you\u2019ve ever been told that you can\u2019t do something because you were too young, too old, too short, too anything, this story will remind us that we can overcome imposed limitations and succeed.\r\n\r\nFor Once in My Life\u00a0was screened in more than 100 cities across the country and was chosen by the U.S. Department of State to be shown in U.S. embassies around the world. So far, For Once in My Life has been seen in more than 20 countries, including nations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As the creative and musical director of the movie and as a result of the film\u2019s success, Javier had the honor of being invited to the White House.\r\n\r\nAfter 15 years, Javier concluded his work conducting this remarkable group and went on to create a leadership and personal development program based on the power of music to help individuals and organizations in the areas of leadership, personal growth, and team building. One of his biggest passions is inspiring and spurring others on to unlock their potential and achieve their dreams.\r\n\r\nJavier Pe\u00f1a\u2019s story:\u00a0I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and graduated from the Yamaha Conservatory of Music with a major in piano. Looking for better career opportunities, when I was 25, I moved to the United States and began working as a part-time choral director for a small group of singers with diverse mental and physical disabilities. Meeting them transformed my life, so I decided to focus my life on expanding this music program.\r\n\r\nOver time the group evolved from a small choir to become a full band with a horns section, keyboards, guitars, drums, percussion, and a blues-belting lead singer.\r\n\r\nThe band had a major breakthrough when it was invited to play for all the city mayors of the United States in an unforgettable concert The New York Times described as \u201ca triumphant performance.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe incredible journey of this group was captured in the award-winning film\u00a0For Once in My Life.\u00a0The film was screened in more than 100 cities across the country and was chosen by the U.S. Department of State to be shown in U.S. embassies around the world. So far,\u00a0For Once in My Life\u00a0has been seen in more than 20 countries, including nations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As the creative director of the movie and as a result of the film\u2019s success, I also had the honor of being invited to the White House.\r\n\r\nIn addition to my career as a music conductor, I have spent more than 20 years directing documentaries and commercials that aired on national television networks. I also served as the executive producer of an award-winning weekly television show, leading a large team of creatives.\r\n\r\nIn 2011, after 15 years of a remarkable journey, I concluded a very special chapter in my life as the music conductor of the band featured in\u00a0For Once In My Life. Now as a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and I\u2019m eager to share my personal philosophy and the practical principles I learned working with this group, principles that can create results and inspire you to achieve your dreams!