Alberto Sardiñas

Alberto David Sardiñas Glottmann (born June 15, 1978) is an syndicated radio personality, producer, author, columnist and motivational speaker, born in Caracas, Venezuela.

Alberto Sardiñas
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Alberto in 2011
Born (1978-06-15) June 15, 1978 (age 41)
OccupationRadio Host, Motivational Speaker,Author
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Feigue Rosenfeld (2011–present)
ChildrenSofia Sardiñas
Websitewww.albertosardinas.com

His career in the media started in Venezuela. After arriving in Miami, Florida in 2000, he has been involved in the entertainment industry, and is also a motivational speaker in the Hispanic world.

BeginningsEdit

Sardiñas belongs to the first generation of Venezuelans in his family, born from a Cuban Father (Eloy A. Sardiñas) and a Colombian mother (Gloria Glottmann Sardiñas). He graduated from High School at the Institutos Educacionales Asociados (Associated Educational Institutes) and started his radio career when he was only 17 years old, while beginning his studies in Communications at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Andrés Bello Catholic University) in Caracas.

During that time, he started as a contributor in a radio show on La Mega Estación 107.3 FM and later he was a radio DJ on 92.9 FM (1996–2000). At the same time he was a producer and voiceover announcer for music television station Puma TV, working with Latin artist and entrepreneur José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma” (1996–1998). Between 1997 and 2000, he was also a columnist of the multi-college newspaper “Letras”.

Professional careerEdit

In 2000, Alberto arrived in the United States to pursue his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Marketing at the University of Miami, from which he graduated in December 2002.

Meanwhile, also in 2001, he started working as a production assistant and later producer for a morning comedy show in South Florida (“El Vacilón de la Mañana con Enrique Santos y Joe Ferrero”, on WXDJ-FM, El Zol 95.7 FM). In 2003, he became the executive producer of “El Vacilón de las 7”, a television show broadcast on WDLP, Channel 22, hosted by Santos and Ferrero.

He later joined sister station WRMA-FM, Romance 106.7 FM, first as a weekend host for the music countdown “La Pizarra de los Exitos” and then as a full-time producer and on-air host of “Viva la Tarde”, Monday to Friday from 3 to 7 PM, along with Nancy Elías.

At the same time, he was the official voice of “Frecuencia”, the entertainment show produced by Emilio Estefan for Telemundo Network. Meanwhile, he also was the Miami correspondent for cable station Sony Entertainment Television (Latin America), and had the opportunity to personally interview artists such as Celine Dion, Shakira, Marc Anthony, English band Oasis and Laura Pausini, among many others.

In 2006, he became the host and general producer of Intimo, broadcast by Amor 107.5 FM (WAMR-FM) of Univision Radio in Miami, Monday to Friday, from 7 PM to 12 AM. During the show, Sardiñas listens to personal stories from the audience and offers his personal opinion. During the show Sardiñas shares a message of hope and self-improvement. Each night listeners take the leading role of the show, sharing their intimate stories and receiving Alberto's opinion as a friend. These stories are combined with music, thoughts and reflections.

In mid 2010, Intimo became a nationally syndicated radio show, airing in cities such as Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California, Miami, Florida, McAllen, Texas, Fresno, California, San Francisco, California, San Diego, California, Chicago, Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona.

Host of AMOR's 107.5 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Miami.

As part of his work as a motivational speaker, he frequently appears on Univision Network’s “Tu Desayuno Alegre” and “Despierta America” as a contributor in the field of self-improvement, about which he also gives conferences around the United States. He has also been a guest on other Univision shows, such as Noticias 23 and Sábado Gigante, and Galavision's Acceso Maximo. In July 2015, Alberto became a guest reporter for Univision (Channel 23) in Miami with a story titled "Traicion en la Red", (Betrayal on Social Media), a story covering the topic of infidelity via social media.

Alberto is also the author of several e-publications and a book "El poder de tu historia" including titles such as Los 5 pasos de la mujer segura, "Supermujer 2016", and "MujerAuto$uficiente" - the last of which featured a launch event with many of Miami's prominent movers and shakers.

Motivational speakingEdit

In 2006, he created a project to help people achieve their goals, named “Seminarios Puedes Llegar” (“You Can Reach” Seminars). Several celebrities from the Hispanic media and the world of self-help participated during its first run in January 2008, including Dr. Nancy Alvarez (psychologist) and Dr. Isabel Gómez-Bassols.

Sardiñas gives conferences in business topics such as "7 keys to influence with your voice" - dedicated to sales professionals - and "Let harmony surround you at work ". He is also passionate about personal topics such as “Grade your relationship from 1 to 100" and "How to succeed in the career of your dreams ".

In 2008, the National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation hired Sardiñas to be their keynote speaker during all of their “Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer” events. There he developed the topic “Finding your everyday superhero”, explaining the importance of being surrounded by the right people in order to achieve the life each person dreams of. His inspirational message was received by over 4,000 women in Orlando, Miami, with National Public Television's WPBT Channel 2, San Antonio, Amarillo, El Paso at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, and San Diego, sponsored by companies such as Wal Mart, Kellogg's, Loreal, Garnier, and Kimberly Clark, among others.

From 2009 to 2010, he wrote a bimonthly motivational column on TVyNovelas magazine, ranked #1 in circulation among Hispanic readers in the US, and titled "Positive Thinking", in which he responds to letters that readers sent to him, sharing their difficult situations. He publishes articles every other week on his blog at AlbertoSardiñas.com

In 2011 he published the book "El Poder de Tu Historia" by Santillana USA.

In January 2013 he published The Power of Your Story: 40 Short and Real-Life Stories Filled With Lessons, a feel-good book that shares different aspects of human nature, reflecting life's rollercoaster moments. The Power of Your Story is available in paperback on Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and AlbertoSardinas.com. Also available for download on Kindle, Nook and iBooks.

Community involvementEdit

When he was 18 years old, his mother was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Eight years later, in 2004, Alberto joined Romance 106.7 FM colleague Ariel Ramírez to participate in the Walt Disney World Half Marathon as part of “Team in Training”, a program that raises funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, dedicated to finding a cure for blood related cancers. In order to accomplish this goal, he abandoned a sedentary lifestyle and started training four to five times a week, several miles per day. “If we did it, almost everyone can. Trust me: We never thought we could be marathon runners,” Alberto told the local press at that time.

During his mother's illness, and also after her death in 2006, Alberto has been involved in causes such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, through the annual radio marathon “Promesa y Esperanza” (“Promise and Hope”) with Univision Radio - which in 2011 raised $4.7 million U.S. dollars for the cause -[permanent dead link], and in events such as the Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami, Florida.

Also, as a part of his community involvement, in 2008 Starbucks celebrated the “12 days of joy”, surprising South Florida residents with great events and random acts of kindness, and Alberto was involved as one of the local personalities, preparing coffee and sharing some personal time with the audience.

He is also a member of the Hispanic Advisory Council and the Marketing Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami.

Since August 2012 he became a Member of the Board of directors for Radio Lollipop USA " Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play-provining smiles and laughter to children at a time when they need it most."

AchievementsEdit

Alberto was chosen by Radio Ink magazine as one of its 2012 Rising Stars. He was also named Radio Personality of the Year in the Pop Format in the United States at the prestigious Monitor Latino Convention 2014, in Los Angeles, California.

Alberto was chosen by the National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation, to be their Keynote Speaker during all of their “Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer” events. His inspirational message was received by over 4,000 women in Orlando, Miami, San Antonio, Amarillo, El Paso and San Diego.

He is actively involved with non-profit organizations including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He is also a Member of the Board of Radio Lollipop USA. He has a BA in Communications from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela and an MBA from the University of Miami.

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