Carlos J. Malave

Carlos J. Malave

Carlos J. Malave is the author of "Translating Your Success" and developer of the Restorative Power Program, who quickly established himself as a dynamic and passionate speaker. His efforts establishing the Restorative Power Program in classrooms across the country has harnessed a genuine passion into a unique message of perseverance, compassion, and inspiration. His work within KIPP and the Houston community has been featured on ABC 13 News and in 2018, he worked with Texas legislators to help draft and pass a bill to implement Restorative Practices within public schools.

Carlos J. Malave is the author of "Translating Your Success" and developer of the Restorative Power Program, who quickly established himself as a dynamic and passionate speaker. His efforts establishing the Restorative Power Program in classrooms across the country has harnessed a genuine passion into a unique message of perseverance, compassion, and inspiration. His work within KIPP and the Houston community has been featured on ABC 13 News and in 2018, he worked with Texas legislators to help draft and pass a bill to implement Restorative Practices within public schools.

Carlos has 10 years of teaching experience in K-12 along with 10 years of speaking and consulting experience in Higher Education. As a Restorative Practitioner his work consists of helping youth find the power in their vulnerability. Carlos was born and raised in New York but now resides in Houston Texas with his beautiful wife and daughter.

PROGRAMS

Our Father’s Sons: Confronting Trauma, Breaking Generational Patterns, and Writing a New Narrative for Men and Masculinity

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual | Retreat

Men across the country are struggling. 

 

There’s this idea that men must behave a certain way: show no emotion, work through the pain, provide by any means necessary. These are the kind of ideals that have been causing harm for generations. In order to break this pattern, young men must learn how to communicate their feelings, express their emotions, seek guidance, and find different paths towards their happiness to change the narrative of masculinity. 

 

This is the mission of Carlos J. Malave’s signature program, Our Father’s Sons. 

 

Carlos is the son of a father that struggled with traditional masculinity and the pressures of society. His father did his best but could never defeat his demeans; tragically in 2019 Carlos’ father took his own life. From that moment, this became Carlos’ WHY. Through his program, Our Father’s Sons, Carlos teaches the audience how to confront trauma, break generational patterns and change the narrative of masculinity through powerful engagements. The mission for Carlos is to help our young men find the power in their vulnerability and use it to their advantage towards a successful life.

Ideal Audiences

  • Men’s Development Groups
  • Athletes
  • First-Year Experience
  • Multicultural Life Clubs

Audience members will…

  • Investigate current issues involving vulnerability with men

  • Identify how their relationships are affected by societal expectations

  • Consider healthier ways to express themselves

  • Develop healthy strategies to confront conflict

Audience members will…

  • Identify the difference between conflict and confrontation 

  • Investigate and address daily habits 

  • Develop purposeful strategies to confront and reduce conflict

Restorative Power: Confronting Conflict, Learning How to Have the Difficult Conversations, and Understanding How to Live Restoratively

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual | Retreat

Restorative Power is the ability to live in a way that allows us to identify the root of all causes in our lives. For years, restorative practices, which is a practice that focuses on improving and repairing relationships, were used as a replacement to discipline within school systems. Today, Carlos vows to change the narrative. 

 

This engaging program allows audience members to develop a mindset and strategies to not only identify conflict, but also reduce it through meaningful, purposeful dialogue. It is intended to help individuals, and groups, learn to better communicate and establish higher levels of dignity and mutual respect. 

 

This is bigger than a job for Carlos. His father was a product of the school-to-prison pipeline. It’s now his goal to dismantle and replace that system with a new one.

Ideal Audiences

  • Athletes

  • First-Year Experience

  • Multicultural Life Clubs

  • Residence Life

Don’t Jump! Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention Through Meaningful Relationships

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual | Retreat

The topic of mental health is a personal one for Carlos Malave; his Father, one of the most important and impactful relationships he’s had, was lost to suicide in 2019. Since he was worked to better understand the why of his choices through therapy and reflection. He has also committed to helping ensure others don’t have to feel the pain he endures.

 

What Carlos knows about relationships is that what is unsaid is often as important as what is said. All too often friends and loved ones reflect on what they could have said or should have said. Through his work and this signature program, Carlos aims to help audiences discover ways to support those who struggle, promote awareness, and develop relationships to help sustain us all. In doing so he shares his emotional story of his last words with his Father, and how those words can be used to help those in your life avoid the worst outcome of mental health crisis. 

Ideal Audiences

  • Athletes

  • First-Year Experience

  • Multicultural Life Clubs

  • Residence Life

  • Mental Health Programming 

Audience members will…

  • Gain a new perspective on alcohol and drug addiction and how it might impact themselves and those they call brother or sister.

  • Identify potential warning signs that someone they love may be struggling with alcohol or drug abuse.

  • Develop appropriate conversation starters to have with someone they fear is struggling with alcoholism or addiction.