Meet Miguel Lardizábal

Fun Fact

When I was 4, I was on a Mexican TV show that was hosted by my favorite clown Cepillín. One of his actors was wearing a Dracula costume. Before the show, I witnessed the magical transformation of an actor into a character for the first time. However, after 20min, I thought the actor had actually transformed into a real vampire and I got terrified. I cried on national TV, and everyone blamed it on Cepillín.

Favorite Learning Resource

I am a huge nerd for Harvard Business School Publishing. I love reading articles and teaching case studies. They are my go-to resource library for all things soft skills.

Client Testimonials

“Miguel was really personable and I was really blown away with how well he could relate and suggest really helpful next steps. The time went fast as it was really enjoyable and valuable.

“I´ve just attended the Own The Room training session today – it´s AWESOME! So insightful, so actionable, it´s really a game changer training! Such a level of energy, like you leave the room excited to volunteer for public speaking!”
Patricia Garrido, Marketing Science Scaling Lead, Facebook LATAM

As an educator and coach, Miguel is impassioned by the look in people’s eyes when they learn something that changes their perception of the world or their own abilities. As a trained actor and director, he strives to tell stories that touch people’s hearts and move them to action; and at LifeHikes, he has found the perfect opportunity to help people find their voice so they can do the same.

After serving as a Honduran diplomat in Mexico, Miguel obtained his Global MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and worked in real estate development for Walmart before combining his passions for business and education through his work with Mathnasium, launching its first operation in Tegucigalpa, and later, Laureate Education, managing its BPO office in Honduras. Most recently, he founded Cinta-x, a startup helping speakers maximize their talent and revenue by decoding, branding and rehearsing their message. He also teaches graduate-level management and leadership courses at UNITEC college in Honduras. He speaks regularly at conferences on entrepreneurship, networking, and business communication, and was a speaker at TEDx Tegucigalpa.

Miguel’s interests include martial arts (he has black belts in Aikido and Taekwondo), acting and film (he recently shot a short suspense film) and languages (he is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese).

See Miguel In Action