Who we are

Aspira Consulting

Aspira Consulting empowers you, so opportunities come to you. We are a Silicon Valley training and consulting firm providing culturally relevant career and leadership programs. We deliver customized in-person, virtual, and hybrid programs. Our clients include Fortune 1000 firms, professional associations, universities, and career development organizations

First-Gen Career Readiness Program

Through real-life examples, tools, and techniques students will learn to change the narrative of their personal journey, turn adversity into positive career traits, and market themselves to employers.

Latino Professional Development

Our professional development methodology identifies and harnesses the cultural values, personal journeys, and attributes of minority professionals so they succeed in their careers.

Executive Mentorship

Learn the difference between applying for a job versus knowing how to market yourself to attract opportunities.


Whether it’s working at the C-level or street-level, Aspira Consulting works across various segments of an organization and the private sector to create win-win partnerships.


Professionals Trained

How it started

Growing up, I was shy and an introvert. English is my second language. At five-years old, I became my parent’s translator. My parents had less than a middle school education. I was on the free and reduced lunch program. As a Mexican American, my dual cultural identity has been an asset and a liability. In the USA, I’m told I’m “too Mexican”. In Mexico, I’m told I’m a “gringo”. I was made to feel different.

How it's going

Today, I love being different! I’m an introvert turned international speaker. I have trained over 20,000 professionals across five continents and given multiple keynotes. I’m a first-generation professional whose career journey includes business development roles at five startups, co-founding a nonprofit, Chamber President & CEO, and Community Partnerships at LinkedIn. I’ve learned to embrace my journey, value my identity, and the power of vulnerability. As Chief Empowerment Officer, I empower you, so opportunities come to you.

Through our career development programs, we empower students to reclaim their first-generation identity and reframe how they market themselves. Being first-generation is often associated with socioeconomic status, English as a second language, and immigration status. In a society that often overlooks the first-generation narrative, we at Aspira Consulting believe that our cultural identity is an asset when it comes to developing our professional careers. 

Changing the First-Generation Narrative

Oscar is a passionate individual, visionary leader, and dynamic speaker! His zest for life and drive to empower others is impressive.

Melinda E. Ramirez Director of National Leadership Development Programs

We were privileged to invite Oscar Garcia to our Hispanic Heritage Month - 2021 celebrations here at Oracle. His experiences, anecdotes and authenticity were a true inspiration to many of our OLA, Oracle Latino Alliance, members. Gracias Hermano!

Jesse Betancourt Principal Territoy Operations Analyst at Oracle

Oscar's ability to navigate the various learning styles of students in the sessions is amazing as he ensured that the material helpful and applicable to the students' needs and that they were understanding the content.

Jennifer Merchant Director of Career Technical Education at Fullerton College