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Vision: A spirited and productive relationship with key executives & entrepreneurs who multiply business opportunities and create “Win, Win” strategic partnerships & business synergies.

Mission: “The Implementation Catalyst” inspiring, strategizing & connecting business professionals for long term and sustainable business growth.

Core Values: Core Values: Knowledge, Excellence, Leadership, Integrity
( K.E.L.I. )

Pete De La Torre “South Florida’s Business Development Partner” is a Bilingual Business Development & Leadership Specialist, Motivational Speaker and Award-Winning Business Talk Show Host. He attended Miami-Dade College and Florida International University in Miami. He is a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Academy at The University of Chicago Booth Business School and has a Lean Six Sigma (Performance Improvement Method) Yellow Belt Certification.

Pete has served The South Florida Business Market for over 35 years in different capacities. representing key sectors such as: International Business, Economic Development, Financial Services, Corporate Training and Media. His key objective and purpose is to, Inform and Inspire his clients to experience significant success in their business while enhancing their lives.

Community involvement has and continues to be especially important for Mr. De La Torre. He has held key positions with several non-profit and business organizations in South Florida which include the following groups: Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, American Heart Association, A Safe Haven for Newborns, Suniland Optimist, The International MBA Advisory Board of Florida International University, The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Chamber South and an Executive Board Member with The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

Among his recent awards and recognitions, his talk show is proud to be the recipient of “The 2015 & 2016 SBA Small Business Media Advocate of the year” for South Florida and The State of Florida. This award is given by The Small Business Administration “SBA”, a nationwide government entity geared to promote and support small business all over the United States.


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Book Overview

On July 7 th , 2021, I was re-born. This was the day I had surgery to remove an aggressive cancer in my prostate. Thank God The operation was a total success. I am thrilled to share the news that today I am 100% cancer free. This life-changing event opened my eyes for the very first time in my life.

My outlook and perspective have been transformed. Everything I’ve always wanted for my life was now possible. God gifted me with a new set of keys to drive forward into a new and exciting horizon. All of this would be possible with a caveat, I was instructed to share what I learned from this experience to inspire others to apply these insights and lessons for themselves.

After much consideration, I decided that the best way for me to share my story was to write this book. I took time to do a lot of soul searching and praying to define what the topic and content needed to be. My marching orders were to deliver a ruthlessly honest message to the readers about my challenge, my awakening and how I changed my life.

When reading this book, you will learn about...

• Why your story matters
• The blessings of adversity
• Hidden treasures within you
• Attaining the freedom to succeed
• How to take charge and transform your life
• Becoming a goodwill ambassador

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In this priceless, thought provoking, and timely book, Pete will share with you how to go deeper in gaining knowledge of the life long road we are all on. He has discovered how to tap into the limitless grace and power of God by overcoming personal adversity, having faith, refusing to doubt, and believing the Word of God. He understood Yeshua's words, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Pete applied this truth and has been able to think outside the box and believe in God for the impossible.

Pete will take you on an inspirational journey filled with real life experiences. His authentic and optimistic story will provide you with the tools to navigate a new path for your success in life and in business.

Sean Michael Brehm
Chairman & CEO
CrowdPoint Technologies


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Pete Connects Podcast

Connecting you to unprecedented opportunities and hidden treasures

About the Show

Pete De La Torre, a 12year + nationally recognized Award-Winning Talk Show Personality and The Voice of Business in South Florida, hosts a weekly podcast called “Pete Connects”. During this broadcast he shares important insights on key elements of his book and how we can be the best versions of ourselves. His no-nonsense and ruthlessly honest message connects directly with his audience challenging them to take charge of their lives by claiming ownership and becoming action oriented.

"Programming for an all-business radio station has to be cutting edge, innovative and informative. It all begins with a firm foundation - and when I arrived in Miami in 2016 to manage 880 The Biz, we had a Great Foundation - mornings anchored by Pete De La Torre! Pete's show was the most popular part of the 880 The Biz broadcast and featured all the movers and shakers in South Florida Business."

Jim Glogowski

Former Vice President & General Manager - 880 The Biz

"Pete, the 'Voice of Business in South Florida,' is hands down, the Pioneer of Business Talk in South Florida. He has interviewed the top names in business and government throughout his 11 years + as a talk show host. He has been and continues to be a champion for Tourism in Miami. I am grateful for our long running partnership and friendship. #PeteRocks."

Bill Talbert

President & CEO of the Greater Miami Conventions & Visitors Bureau

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Pete De La Torre since 2014. One morning I just happened to tune into 880 The Biz and immediately felt connected and inspired to contact him at the station.  Pete’s power-packed hour of information on everything small business gave me the confidence to execute my idea of starting my business, Checklist Events .

Vilma Villavicencio

President of Checklist Events

Pete Speaks

A message of hope and inspiration to achieve the impossible

Pete is known as one of the most inspiring and powerful speakers in South Florida.

He guides his audience through a compelling personal story sharing how he overcame a life-altering adversity that profoundly transformed his life. You will learn insights that will inspire you to beat the odds and achieve great victories in spite of any unwelcomed challenges.

His subject matter includes more than 30 years of successful business accomplishments and a personal journey full of twists & turns. Pete’s topics include: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business Development and Mental Toughness.

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Pete De La Torre was invited to speak to the attendees of the LAAIA’s monthly meetings on numerous occasions.  Pete's presentations were very informative and covered many areas of interest to our members such as tools for increasing business, time management strategies, and developing and growing existing relationships, to name a few. Pete always delivered his message with enthusiasm and was always well prepared.

Jorge Pena

Past President of the Board of Directors, Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies

Your speech as our graduation keynote speaker, gave our graduates a great boost as they enter the workforce in their desired fields and it is truly inspirational to have your journey as an example of what they can truly achieve.   We would like to give you our sincerest gratitude for your energetic words, as well as for taking the time to encourage our graduates during one of their most important moments in their lives.

Monica Llerena

Chief Operating Officer, CBT College

Communication and engagement

are at the forefront of Pete’s role as an emcee and moderator.

He is highly organized, focused, and efficient

in managing the flow of an event or panel discussion.

Pete’s unique blend of energy, clarity, and humor, makes any event very informative and enjoyable to all.

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“Pete De La Torre has freely given his time and special talents to Emcee our 5k Walk- “A Safe Haven for Newborns” fundraising event every year, since its inception 6 years ago. He is truly a gifted communicator and time manager keeping the program on schedule and the guests responding to the announcements and activities.We are so thankful for Pete’s support and his friendship.”

Nick Silverio

Foudner of A Safe Haven for Newborns

“I have had the opportunity to work with Pete De La Torre and see him in action as a professional and entertaining MC. He is dynamic, draws out, and engages audiences. Any organization that commissions his MC services will receive overwhelmingly great feedback for the fantastic job Pete does in facilitating different types of events.”

Nubielena Medina

Principal NMG Consulting Strategic Communications, Public Relations, and Branding

“Back in October of 2015, I hosted the first ever “Travel & Entertainment Expo” at The University of Miami Field House. This event attracted over 300 of the top professionals representing the travel, entertainment, and hospitality industry from around the world. The main feature of the gathering was a panel of 6 high ranking & respected industry leaders.  Our moderator was Mr. Pete De La Torre, one of the very best and admired speakers in South Florida. He did a masterful job navigating the discussion addressing all the key issues and getting each panelist actively engaged during the presentation.  He showed great charisma, knowledge and leadership during the entire event.

Adriana Parra Simon

Travel Consultant & Strategist


Pete Connects Utm

A compelling and lasting learning experience

Here’s your opportunity to learn firsthand how to apply the key elements and ideas from Pete’s book through his educational platform “Pete Connects Utm”, a no-nonsense experiential and real-life learning experience.

Pete will teach you step by step how to use powerful and proven tools that will elevate and inspire you to be at your very best.

In this training program, you will learn how to:

• Connect effectively in life and in business
• Tap into your personal acres of diamonds
• Take charge of your life; Claim ownership, be accountable and assume responsibility
• Create a meaningful personal vision, mission and core values
• Face and overcome challenges in today’s world
• Be effective and maintain sustainable execution

Pete Connects Utm is available on-site. Later in 2023, the program will be also offered online.

“Pete has an exceptional talent for bringing people together and building business opportunities. He has demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and ingenuity over our 20+ years of personal and professional interactions as entrepreneurs.”

Ralph Gazitua

Chairman of WTDC

"I first met Pete about 30 years ago when he began working in the financial services industry. It was my experience then as it is now, that Pete always provides solutions to help his clients achieve their goals. Besides being hard working, he is selfless, always giving to others so they can achieve their goals.  That is what makes him special. After years of experience in sales and business consulting Pete has positioned himself as South Florida's leading business development partner. I have benefited from Pete's experience as a consultant and strategist, but also, I cherish the personal friendship we have developed over the years."

John Ermer

Financial Advisor, Ermer & Associates


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