I strive for a better world by promoting poverty reduction and equality through international cooperation. I work with individuals, government and organizations that seek to achieve real social impact. Together we generate income, raise aspirations, develop autonomy, change lives. I build partnerships with communities using innovative Social Technology which I have developed that delivers proven results in an international framework.
Social inclusion in five favelas from Salvador de Bahia through tourist guide training programs, job creation and local culture awareness raising
"Léo Dias is an architect of complex bridges. He designs projects that connect people who would never meet: Organic and natural leaders from Rio's favelas and private companies with a social agenda. Leonardo's innovative bridges sustain the dialogue in the diveded city of Rio de Janeiro."
Renato Pereira, Strategies Head, Prole - Brazil
"Leonardo was selected in a worldwide program to accelerate high potential professionals carreers I was coordinating from Human Resources area in Telefónica. I admire Leonardo's courage to leave the comfort of a stable position at Global Projects Direction in Telefónica Headquarter to develop a career that brought him to this point...
Françoise Trapenard, President, Fundação Telefónica Vivo - Brazil / Spain
"I had the pleasure of delivering workshops with Léo in RIO+20 and work with him in a program he developed in favela Vila Cruzeiro. I am astounded by Leo's ability to find solutions for communities in a way that builds capacity, grows relationships and creates unique partnerships...
John Lewis, President, LEAD Canada and President, Intelligent Futures - Canada
"We had the honour of working with Leonardo in Great Minds. He has made his work his life's cause and this is evident in how engaging his presentation is and the passion he transmits when talking about his subject. What is best about his projects is that they are oriented for people, to help people...
José María Robisco , CEO, leadership expert, founder of Great Minds - Spain / UK