He was raised and studied in Santiago de Cuba, his hometown, where he appeared on the radio for the first time at the age of eight. In 1998 he arrived in Toronto, Canada, where he studied journalism and began working as a correspondent.
He presents himself as a life and human development strategist, best-selling author and international speaker. For years he presented the Cala Show, in CNN's Prime Time in Spanish, where he interviewed personalities such as Jennifer Lopez, Carolina Herrera, Michelle Bachelet, Alejandro Sanz, Thalia, John Maxwell, Radamel Falcao, Gloria Estefan, Don Francisco, Juanes, and Larry King.
He has impacted millions of people through his business alliances with personalities such as Deepak Chopra and John C. Maxwell, world leaders in meditation and leadership topics.
The New York Times has named him the "the Latino Larry King," and People Magazine in Spanish placed him on its list of ¨50 Most Influential¨.
CalaMundos and CalaEncuentros, his annual international events, are references of consciousness tourism. Thousands of people have participated in them in destinations such as Indonesia, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the Holy Land and Egypt, among others.
He leads the Ismael Cala Foundation which is committed to developing the emotional and educational leadership of children, adolescents and young people in vulnerable situations in Latin America and the Hispanic population of the United States.
America Business Forum is the greatest global forum of leaders in Latin America. One of a kind instance to understand present-day and project the future commited to innovation and technological development, in a sustainable world and with gender equity.
One of the most exclusive places in South America, where natural beauty and its paradisiacal beaches, merge with the warmth of its people and world-class infrastructure. The city has a wide range of hotels and restaurants, important shopping centers and a wide range of entertainment.