Carla Cuglietta

Carla Cuglietta

Born in Canada, and making waves around the world, meet Carla Cuglietta; one of the country’s most dynamic young female leaders.

As an educator and humanitarian, Carla has initiated or led substantial global projects in India, Sierra Leone, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, China, and Uganda. She is also the co-founder of YoungLeaders.World, a global not-for-profit that has conducted leadership training with over 10,000 students from over 40 countries. It’s fair to say, the world is Carla’s classroom.

Her mission of ‘helping people, help people’ started at age 16, and has become a lifelong pursuit. That’s why her stories resonate with audiences of all ages. Having worked alongside some of world’s extraordinary Changemakers, Carla’s experiences are living proof we can all make a difference, you can start at any age, and together we can build a better world.

Carla was recently awarded the Prime Minster’s Certificate of Achievement, the University of Alberta Alumni of Distinction, and the Me to We Educators award for her work in engaging youth in Canada. As well, she received the YWCA Woman of Distinction, and the Lions Club International Humanitarian award for her humanitarian and gender equity work around the world.

    When Carla isn’t travelling the world, she calls Edmonton, Alberta home.

Carla Cuglietta Speech Titles & Descriptions

Leaders Who Become Changemakers

Leadership is a mindset, not a status. That’s why being who you are – exactly where you are – is perfectly suited to becoming a Changemaker.

Over the last 20 years, Carla has traveled the world to personally learn from some of the world’s most inspiring Changemakers. Ordinary people who have had extraordinary impact, creating incredible change for themselves and their communities. Carla will share powerful and inspirational stories from all over the world, connecting lessons to every member in the audience in a way that empowers, unifies and uplifts.

Leading Your Life

You can either lead life, or life will lead you.

Just going through the motions often leads to a place you had no intention to arrive at. So, what if you shaped your future instead? In this presentation Carla will share the five steps that enable people lead their life. Carla will demonstrate the power of setting a vision, and show how leadership is key to unlocking a better future for yourself and those around you. This presentation will weave local and global stories with important life leadership lessons. Participants will leave with a clarity and momentum.

The Power of Education

Education changes the world. It always has.

Carla’s unique involvement in grassroot educational movements in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and India has changed communities and improved the lives of families for generations to come. And the lesson is not a world away, it’s right within you. Education lifts people up, and there are no boundaries to your classroom. Leave inspired with a new understanding for the power of education, and how to use this power to impact your life and your community.


What if the single biggest factor shaping future success is whether we can engage one person at a time? What if unlocking discretionary effort is the key?

In fact, numerous studies point to findings just like that. It appears that if people care about what they are involved in, the future looks bright. If they don’t, quite the opposite. The challenge is, from the moment people enter school through their transition into work, engagement levels drop. Generational forces play a part, as do the structures we are all a part of. Learn why engagement could be the most important factor in future happiness and success… then, what to do about it.


  • ""Carla is an engaging speaker who does not speak from the heart but rather from her DNA. Her passion for what she does is part of every fiber in her body. Prepare to be a part of a wonderful journey with Carla.""Patti Liogier - Past President, Edmonton Southgate Lions Club, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • ""Carla Cuglietta is an outstanding speaker. She not only captivates a room she brings it to life! Her personal stories and experiences are unique, allowing her to be able to motivate and inspire diverse groups of people.""Shana Fairbank - Teacher, St.Francis Xavier High School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • ""It's not the facts but rather the stories that Carla is able to share that make her a great speaker. Carla connects with the people she works with and then shares that connection with those around her. Carla truly walks the talk.""Patti Liogier - Assistant Principal, Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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