Juan recently moved from Reedley, Ca and resides in Visalia, Ca with his wife Rebecca and their three boys. Married for fifteen years, Juan and Rebecca have developed a powerful relationship and continued to grow stronger.
Part of Juan’s story of who he is comes not only from his years in education and working with youth, but it comes from his will and determination to overcome adversity. Juan’s breaking point happened about 2015 as he had PTSD and would not accept it as truth.
The symptoms had been present for years, but he wouldn’t deal with it. Finally, after a long emotional night and conversations with Rebecca and lifelong mentors, Juan got up, made a choice and took his life back.
As months continued with constant support form his wife, the guidance from the VA and his mentors, Juan’s focus was rebuilt and had a new found passion and goal in front of him. Juan went back to the basics and reread every note and book from his years in the military, police, school, and conferences he attended. He began to write down steps he was taking, learning from trial and error and developing what will be his first book.
Juan was in awe of how his life came full circle; His marriage was better than before, his relationship with his boys grew stronger than what it was. His work-ethic became unstoppable, he saw a rise in his salary, and time with his staff became intentionally purposeful that his staff growth was overflowing allowing them to create their own leaders with what they had learned. This all stemmed from a simple choice he made which was to “raise the bar.”
With a laser focus and an already built in passion for helping lead others, the creation of Raize The Bar LLC came to be, and Juan ventured out to become an entrepreneur. His love of being a lifelong learner fueled his desire to bring a Raize The Bar mentality to others. Juan has developed ways to get Leadership to where it needs to be, creating individuals and teams stronger equipped with value and purpose.