Carlos Wallace is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, and youth advocate.
Carlos has written two books that have earned the businessman turned social activist national acclaim. “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings” is currently an integral part of the Psychology curriculum at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. His second work, “The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity” is the inspiration behind an award-winning television program of the same name. Both books are hailed as guides to living with purpose and gratitude. Professors and victim’s advocates use the books as examples in overcoming adversity to achieve personal and professional success.
Carlos is often called upon to speak at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in Texas, New York, Atlanta, and Florida. He recently developed and moderates a proprietary mentorship and leadership program for New York City’s York College (Part of City University of New York public university system) entitled “The Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Transfer of Power” speaking series.
Thanks to his decades-long career as a fifth-generation railroader and his experience as a graduate of the National Labor College, Carlos is an expert in labor relations, mediation, and contract negotiations. An alum of Union Pacific’s elite Brakeman/Conductor and Engineer schools, he is often called upon as a consultant during high profile hearings involving railroad employees facing disciplinary action. The International Organizer, one of few African Americans to hold that position, also helped run several political campaigns including those of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack H. Obama.
A luminary among his peers, Carlos was tapped to be part of Google’s exclusive “Next Gen” think tank. He joins a group of policy leaders at the forefront of technology and racial justice, and who have distinguished themselves in business, public service, content creation, education, and activism.
Wallace is President and CEO of entertainment and philanthropy company, Sol-Caritas. Under the leadership of the successful businessman, Sol has produced a series of multi-city tours and events featuring stand-up comics and entertainers from Houston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The company has donated generously to over 100 non-profit local and internationally recognized charities, including Covenant House, the American Diabetes Association, Haiti Relief, the American Cancer Society, and Lupus Foundation of America.
The proud husband and father divide his time between homes in Houston and New York. He is married to award-winning journalist, television anchor, and children’s book writer, Liz Faublas.