Costa Rica: Ismael Cala to take part at ECHO, as speaker, a...

Costa Rica: Ismael Cala to take part at ECHO, as speaker, a global event bringing together entrepreneurs and leaders in a natural setting

From July 14th to 17th, the gathering will bring together the entrepreneurial talent of the Americas.


MIAMI and SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Lecturer, inspirational author and communicator Ismael Cala has confirmed his participation at ECHO (Costa Rica), an event that brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, revolutionaries and social activists who wish to get out of their comfort zone and seek new horizons as a community.

For 72 hours participants will explore their curiosity through workshops, talks and community togetherness, as they share their experiences of how they’ve gotten to where they are.  In 2015, the group in attendance encompassed Syrian political refugees and CEOs of multinational companies, without any sort of hierarchy. 

Attendees will be billeted in luxury tents immersed in nature, and for 72 hours they will have no access to any technology whatsoever.

“ECHO creates a community where we all live together; lecturers, workshop facilitators and participants tell stories and laugh under the same sky in our common house.  Sleeping in tents at a distance from technology will remind me of my childhood.  I’m sure it will be an unforgettable event. So catch the spirit, and join me at ECHO,” said Cala.

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Sebastián Castro, co-founder of ECHO, observed: “Everyone here has something to teach, and above all a lot to learn.  The experience of sharing things one on one with Ismael for three days can be a personal and professional catalyst for any participant. And yet, I also think it works the other way around.” 

Ismael Cala recently announced his departure from CNN en Español after five and a half years leading the successful interview show, CALA, in prime time and a fifteen year affiliation with the network.

Cala will now be focusing on his career as a lecturer and author, and as president of his own company, Cala Enterprises. Cala Enterprises was founded to continue having a positive impact on the lives of millions of people through self-mastery, leadership, meditation, awareness of well-being and mindfulness.

He is currently preparing new television projects for 2017, and has committed to a schedule of special journeys, lectures and workshops in a number of countries throughout the region for the rest of 2016.


Ismael Cala is a communicator, author and international lecturer on issues of personal development and leadership. For more than five years he was host of the prime time show CALA on CNN en Español.

He is currently considered one of the leading communicators in the Americas, and his message of social entrepreneurship, mindfulness and well-being is a touchstone for millions of followers attuned to his books, seminars, workshops and lectures throughout all of Spanish America. Cala has traveled to more than 25 countries and impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with his message. 

He is the author of the bestsellers El analfabeto emocional (‘The emotional illiterate’) (2016), Cala y Cruz: Las dos caras de la comunicación (‘Cala and Cruz: The two faces of communication’) (2016), El secreto del bambú (‘The secret of bamboo’) (2015), Un buen hijo de P (‘A real S.O.B.’) (2014), and El poder de escuchar (‘The power of listening’) (2013). He also writes a weekly column for more than 50 publications in Latin America and the United States. 

Costa Rica: Ismael Cala to take part at ECHO, as speaker, a global event bringing together entrepreneurs and leaders in a natural setting