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Inspiring you to find your passion and never stop reaching for the top



Tap into your full potential, academically, personally, and professionally

Led by a consummate showman, The Passion Project is an entertaining, one-of-a-kind experience with real-life, ready-to-implement tips and strategies to help you get to the next level in your life and career, no matter your area of study, profession, or industry, featuring an interactive, on-stage coaching session that will have audiences proclaiming their passion and aiming for the top.

In this energizing motivational talk, Carlos Navarro, actor (Marvel's "Hawkeye," AMC's "The Walking Dead"), radio personality (formerly iHeartRadio), voice artist, comedian, and mindset coach, shares his success stories and lessons learned from the world of entertainment to help others live out their passion so they feel more fulfilled and ready to take charge of their life and career.

Drawing on nearly 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry spanning the media spectrum, from radio, television, and film to commercials, video games, and stand-up comedy, Carlos describes how you can create a fulfilling life and career not only in the world of performing arts, media, and arts and entertainment, but in ANY industry or field — exploring how you can overcome obstacles in your path and get "unstuck" and into action by honing in on your short- and long-term career goals and passions and devising a realistic plan to achieve them. 

Carlos will break down how to create an action plan that will help you:

  • discover what you’re most passionate about, and what you have to work with

  • act strategically to turn your passions into a reality

  • master the drive, motivation, and momentum to chase your goals

  • release yourself from the limiting beliefs that may hold you back

  • ease stress and anxiety and boost confidence academically and professionally

  • realize the importance of working hard and not giving up

  • open yourself up to new life and career opportunities

  • utilize measurement and accountability to keep yourself on point

Using this methodology, Carlos takes audiences inside his own career path as an entertainer to reveal how he hustled and attained roles in some of film, TV, and media’s biggest cultural phenomena, including 'Bloodline,' 'The Walking Dead' (one of the most-watched cable TV series in history), 'Red Dead Redemption II,' 'Madden NFL 20,' ‘The Outsider,’ ‘Identity Thief,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ and Marvel's 'Hawkeye' miniseries on Disney+, where he played the villainous role of Enrique in the Tracksuit Mafia. He reveals how with each success, he was able to tap into his passion, mindset, and motivation to reach the next level — layering in applicable takeaways that can be applied to any career field or any personal interest or passion.

In addition to acting, Carlos was a beloved radio personality on the #1-rated Orlando talk show “Monsters in the Morning” on iHeartRadio’s Real Radio 104.1 for 17 years, where he entertained for FIVE HOURS a day LIVE. In 2023, Carlos and the entire hosting team at the “Monsters in the Morning” were named to TALKERS magazine’s list of the “100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” – a.k.a. “The Heavy Hundred.” Carlos lives in DeLand, Florida with his wife Megan, and two daughters, Lennon and Magnolia.

This speaking session includes the interactive elements of:

  • "The Passion Box" + On-Stage Speed Coaching: Audience members submit their specific career passions to Carlos, and he invites select participants on stage with him to discuss how to approach and achieve those hopes, dreams, and passions through personal development and career focus.

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"My favorite thing from the Digital Media Expo was seeing faces like yours light up when somebody said something that really stuck with them. . . who was like, 'Oooh, I've never thought about it that way. As somebody who took four years of TV production in Seminole County Schools, this is something I would have loved to have had."


Carlos Navarro, guest speaker, Orange County Public Schools, Digital Media Expo to "Hawk News"


Carlos delivered a one-of-a-kind experience for our students weaving in his history, his successes, his rejections, his passion, and his philosophy in a way that truly spoke to our students!  
Even more exceptionally, he connected with so many of them on a personal level, asking to hear their dreams and their passions, and pushing and inspiring them to keep going after them. This is something I know our students will never forget!

Stacy Collins, Executive Director of Career and Academic Success, Adjunct Professor of Professional Communications, Stetson University


Change your mindset, change your life

Actor (Marvel's "Hawkeye," AMC's "The Walking Dead"), talk radio veteran, media personality, voice artist, and mindset coach Carlos Navarro has experienced the highest of highs — and battled through the lowest of lows. Through it all, he has learned from his failures — bankruptcy, a very public job firing, self-destructiveness, heavy drinking, fighting, and three mugshots — and done the work personally and professionally to come back and achieve some of his biggest goals. In this talk, Carlos reveals candid, no-holds-barred insights on what it means to truly strive for the top and overcome the pitfalls that get in your path. Using his “mugshot to Marvel” journey as an example, he’ll share actionable strategies to help you get your mindset right so you’re well-positioned to conquer the challenges and seize new opportunities that may come your way.  

“Sometimes we don’t let ourselves change. 'No, it has to be this, it has to be this,’ and you get so rigid, and then you miss out on the opportunities.” — Carlos Navarro, The Bed Head Chronicles Podcast with Siri Lindley 

Carlos's mantra is "To the top, never stop!" and his journey back to the top is a deeply inspiring story of personal and professional transformation, recovery, and redemption filled with lessons and strategies that anyone can use to create the change they want to see in their life. 


The ideal talk to inspire and hype up both classroom and boardroom audiences, Carlos also shares how you can tap into the right inner energy and frame of mind to move yourself forward, manifest your next big breakthrough, never give up on yourself though the ups and downs, and be the best version of you possible.

For17 years, Carlos entertained an audience of thousands for five hours a day, five days a week as a former personality on the #1-rated Orlando talk show “Monsters in the Morning” on iHeartRadio’s Real Radio 104.1, where he reached people with his "To the Top!" motivational segments. In addition to "The Walking Dead" and Marvel's "Hawkeye," he has appeared in numerous other film and television productions, from Disney+ and Netflix to HBO and AMC.


Carlos has shared his story on “Florida’s Fourth Estate” (WKMG/CBS) with Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden, “Rise Together” with Dave Hollis, “The Bed Head Chronicles” with Siri Lindley, “Gettin’ Better'" with Ron Funches,” “If I’m Being Honest” with Dan Karaty, “That Sober Guy Podcast,” “Daily Flash/Daily Flash Latino,” “Recovery Rocks” (podcast), “Sci-Fi Talk,” and many other outlets.

For Press + Speaking Inquiries, reach out to:

Jennifer Pullinger, Publicist/Manager 

p. 434-227-1715 | e.

For Personal Appearances, Conventions + Cons, reach out to:

Laurie Mahoney, LoMoPro, LLC, p. 813-727-8164, e.

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