IAMLALITA is a reclamation of self, an exploration of self-expression, a belief in my voice, and me. As beautifully, vulnerably, and truthfully as I can show myself. This is my creative home and a solid attempt at breaking free, creatively.
I hope my work will inspire you to live your most authentic life.
To serve. And to know you are always worth it. Professionally, I run a communications agency for personal branding and help inspired individuals share their soul on the internet. I also do/write comedy, direct, and live everyday with as much laughter as possible.
BOXES ARE THE ANTI-CHRIST. LET ME ROAM FREE, BOO-BOO.
I resent being boxed into anything, so you'll find everything from poetry to a YouTube show called #AskJuanita, comedy sketches, essays on the meaning of life, personal narratives and ideas on what it means to be human, vulnerable, and fallible. You'll see my work on Positively Positive, TEDx, Huffington Post and even some emo rants on Facebook. I'm not sure if anyone even uses Twitter anymore, so don't follow me there. Check out this intimate interview here, too.
WHAT DO I TALK ABOUT?
Identity, freedom, authenticity, creativity, spirituality and the comedy. I talk about our inner artist, living a creative existence, and telling our own stories from a place of empowerment and compassion. I joke about Jesus, although I'm not religious (grew up Catholic). I do lots of accents because I'm multi-cultural, have dated the United Nations, and am a total nut.
I encourage you to lock down your own version of cray that works for you. It's the most liberating thing, ever. And welcome to my small sliver of the planet. Thanks for stopping by.
P.S. I run a creative group for women on Facebook. We share our creative escapades and get feedback/support. Get your private invite here.
Comedian / Director
Entrepreneur / Artist
Lalita Ballesteros is a speaker, comedian, director, and entrepreneur who hates writing bios and believes that authentic self-expression is our most important work.
Currently, she's the founder and principal of Haus of Lala, a communications agency specializing in personal branding. There she works with inspired individuals to find their voice, soul, and trust fund and share it on the internet.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE YOURSELF.
Widely known for her upbeat outlook and contagious energy, Ballesteros has been described as a “human sparkler” and her writing compared to The Daily Show.
In the past, Lalita has disrupted the publishing industry with Seth Godin and The Domino Project (powered by Amazon) creating 6 best-sellers and raising over a quarter million in revenue in four months.
For two years, before branching off on her own, she worked side-by-side Godin as the VP of two of his start-ups. It was there she studied the art of branding, storytelling, art, and generosity. Lalita has enjoyed diplomatic stints at the American Embassy in Rome as well as led ambassador efforts in the sharing-economy while at Lyft.
She speaks three languages and is a regular contributor for Positively Positive, a publication with over 2.5 million followers on Facebook. Lalita has been seen in Fast Company, Etsy, Forbes,TEDxTraverseCity, Delta Airlines, TEDxAsylumHill, Yahoo Small Business, Mashable, and the best-selling book End Malaria among others. She currently lives in Toronto with her dog, Luna. Sign up and get her creative brain-children in your inbox.