RaQuel Sanchez is a social media influencer, motivational speaker, dance choreographer, beauty pageant coach and a co-owner of the International Award Winning Events Companies and Online Network Communities known as Kiss The Monkeys and Kiss The Mermaids both also known as KTM Events. She partners and consults with CEOs, international corporations, non-profit organizations, entertainers, models, fashion designers, company executives, VCs, and solopreneurs to grow their personal images and/or professional brands.
Her knowledge comes from her diverse experience as a social media specialist, scientific research lab assistant, personal assistant to a high-profile music producer, service industry professional, real estate broker, medical spa marketing manager, owner of a dance production company, and as a core organizer of Help For Haiyan (named as the
biggest grassroots charity drive in history, by various media outlets).
RaQuel found her hidden talents in social media in 2009 as a dance professional with no capital to market her dance company. RaQuel learned to use social media to gain international exposure for her dancers. When her friends took notice of her social media influence and marketing skills, she became highly sought-out to market for their start-ups and now does consulting for celebrities and start-ups as an expert in branding, PR, and marketing. This was when she found her everlasting desire to be an entrepreneur and to share her knowledge and experience with others interested in becoming their own boss.
In 2013, when watching a CNN report of a devastating typhoon that hit her homeland in the Philippines, she and 4 friends decided to take action. They made The Rizal Filipino Community their headquarters to collect donations. RaQuel used her mastery of social media to launch a Facebook group she named, Help For Haiyan. As a core organizer of Help For Haiyan, she was able to solicit generous donations from major corporations and attracted television media for over 2 weeks with thousands of volunteers helping daily in the city of Chicago, despite the record-breaking below-freezing weather. A total of 18 containers were shipped to aid the victims of
RaQuel and her significant-other, Alex Harris, own Kiss The Monkeys and have become one of the fastest growing event companies in California. During beauty pageant season, RaQuel is a dance choreographer and pageant coach for Miss Asia USA, Miss Teen Asia USA, Mrs. Asia USA, Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina Global, Mrs. Latina Global, Miss Europe Global, Miss Teen Europe Global, and Mrs. Europe Global as one of the key members esteemed Virgelia Productions.
Beyond the mansion parties, festivals, summits and galas, KTM Events sponsors a variety of different charities and rallies their members to donate and volunteer for causes such as homelessness, domestic violence, environmental awareness, natural disaster relief, human trafficking, and women empowerment. RaQuel and Alex have been recognized and awarded for their humanitarian contributions by The Women’s Economic Forum and the United Nations and have also received the Presidential Award (2019). Together they connect people and brands that
share a common interest in making positive global changes.
RaQuel Sanchez has been featured in many magazines and has shared the stage with world renowned speakers.
Featured in Icon Advisors Magazine Fall 2018 (A National Guide For Keynote Speakers)