Theresa grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and traveled
extensively throughout Central and South America. Her exceptional
bilingual abilities have provided her with many experiences as teacher,
interpreter, translator, job developer, and cultural consultant for
clients doing business with Hispanic populations. Theresa is versed in varying aspects of entrepreneurship,
social media marketing, martial arts, fitness, self-defense, and
Theresa Ortega has conducted speaking services for
such entities as H & R Block, Catholic Charities Cuban Special
Placement Program, Catholic Charities Food Bank, Columbia House, Indiana
State University, local and Federal courts, the PanAmerican Games as
well as numerous regional projects.
Theresa is a First Degree Black Belt in
Taekwondo, has served as an instructor for toddlers to adults, designed
methods that increased ProShop sales dramatically, and has successfully
operated her own martial arts business for more than 16 years. Theresa
writes a monthly newsletter about martial arts, boxing and fitness, and is often quoted
for her martial arts knowledge.
service and niche marketing expertise were featured in "Retail
Focus", the National Sporting Goods Association's member magazine.
The National Main Street "Shop Main Street" initiative elected
her website as a "unique and interesting shop that makes Main
Streets great" and was featured on the shopmainstreet.org
shopping website in 2006. In September 2007, Kamikaze Karate was
featured in Entrepreneur
Magazine for Theresa's innovative use of cultural holidays such as
Confucius' Birthday and Chinese New Year in her retail store. Read
her interview here.
She has served as consultant for other martial arts
businesses to help maximize their unique services and products, and has
many interesting topics available for workshops and presentations for
private, civic, and corporate groups. See her topic
Her interest in the practical applications of
handwriting analysis led her to study this topic. Theresa has made
presentations to thousands of people in business groups, trade associations,
university business fraternities, college crowds, and has been a
frequent guest on radio and TV shows analyzing handwriting
"live". Read how Theresa combines martial arts, Spanish
instruction to law enforcement, and handwriting analysis in this
interview with the Indiana
In June of 2007, Theresa was recognized as a Certified
Handwriting Analyst by Handwriting University in Dallas, Texas after
completing written and oral certification testing.
Theresa was honored to present two lectures at the
International Handwriting Analysis Conference in Las Vegas, NV in September 2008.
Theresa was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of
Fame in April 2009, as "Female Taekwondo Stylist of the Year"
and "Business Leader of the Year".
In October 2009 at the annual Pacific Island Gathering event in
Chicago, Grandmaster Jerson "Nene" Tortal of the Philippines
presented Theresa with a certificate as "Honorary Guru" for
her "selfless work and talent shown to preserve the Tortal Family
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Theresa combined her love for martial
arts and handwriting analysis in her new website, handwritingsensei.com.
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In June 2010, Theresa was the first non-fire or
police officer ever certified by Public
Safety Language Training to teach Tactical Spanish to Law
Enforcement. Check out Theresa's
class and interview with the CBS affiliate about her unique class,
about the officers and dispatchers taking her course.
See what students on Indiana State University's campus
think about Theresa's
Saturday was the first year for an event to promote shopping at
small, locally-owned businesses, an effort spearheaded by American
Express. Check out Theresa's
interview about it on NBC2.
In February 2012, Indiana State University Magazine
did an extensive
article about Theresa's work with handwriting analysis, language
instruction, and her martial arts store.
In April 2012, Theresa was once again an Inductee into
the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, this time as the "Most
Supportive Martial Artist of the Year" for all of her work
promoting the martial arts.
In December 2012, Theresa is presenting in conjunction
with Dr. Thomas Rea, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, for the
"Dine With A Doc" event. Theresa
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She will teach the participants how to spot
help. View/print the full
program press release or the event
out Theresa's nterview with Coach
Jeanna on BlogTalkRadio. Jeanna's listeners ask some great
questions about handwriting analysis.
Read the national
article about cursive handwriting that Theresa was interviewed for,
and watch the video sidebar she provided (April 2013).
Theresa always entertains audiences with her energetic
and unique presentation style!
You can contact her via email at email@example.com
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