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Actor, Bodyguard, Communications Specialist
Gloria Garcia is a Mexican-American actress and model who became known as the “Jakku Defender” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She portrays the role of a mother in the recently released # 1 Netflix Film, Afterlife of the Party, where she plays “Sofia.”
Gloria Garcia's 2023 biography
Gloria Garcia’s background
Gloria Garcia has established a respected reputation as one of the top female bodyguards internationally. With experience guarding some of the wealthiest families across the country, she is recognised as ‘La Mirla’ – ‘The Blackbird’ due to her everyday decisions potentially resulting in life or death.
At the age of 11, Gloria was the target of an unsuccessful kidnapping, a life event which shaped her career into what we respect her for today. Committed to taking care of who and what she could for the rest of her life, she began her professional career by joining the Chicago Cook County Academy under the Special Operations Response Team. A driven individual, she quickly graduated from the academy and was posted to Cook County Prison in the RTU Men’s Division. Recognised for her passion for serving and protecting both the inmates and staff throughout the prison, Gloria was selected to become an Officer in her first year to train the potential candidates at the Academy, an honour which is only given to a select few. Showcasing that women can achieve as much success as men throughout male-dominated industries, Gloria has become a must-see speaker for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Working hard to build a respected repertoire of clients, she is admired for her ability to navigate high-pressure situations. Understanding that the only question as a bodyguard that matters is if her ‘principal’ is safe by the end of the day. Coupling her professional career with her background in acting, she discusses the many aspects of ones’ character. She has been acknowledged and accolated for sharing her story of trauma, mental and physical resilience, determination, passion, and success.
An inspiration to audiences of all ages, Gloria Garcia is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. Passionate to educate audiences on how to change your professional character as a leader to foster an effective work ethos in a team, her unique outlook on the workplace culture is esteemed throughout the community. Confident that effective communication is crucial to gain success in all areas of life, Gloria is paving the way for women to enter the industry they are most passionate about, no matter the stereotypes they may face. When looking to hire a transformational speaker to attend your next event, do not hesitate to contact Champions Speakers regarding Gloria today.
Gloria Garcia's 2023 speaking fees
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