Bento has been fascinated by human relationships for decades, and nothing gets him more inspired than when he sees people experience breakthroughs in their personal lives and with the people they love and care about.
Since 2005, Bento has taught communication and relationship skills as an authorized instructor of several curricula for a statewide non-profit organization in California. He has taught thousands of couples and singles in classroom-type settings in various venues throughout the state, including faith-based organizations, family resource centers, county jails, and federal prison.
“I’m always thrilled when class participants have the big ‘aha’ moments when they realize the way they listen to others could be greatly improved, or how argumentative or judgmental their communication style has been, and then learn and practice the skills to transform themselves and the way they communicate,” he says, “That really inspires me. And then they come back later and tell me their lives have changed for the better. Nothing makes me happier. That fuels my passion and gives me the power and energy to keep doing this important work.”
Along the way, Bento has developed his own communication and relationship skills workshop - Enrich Your Relationships - and he has followed this up with an illuminating book titled 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work—Anywhere!
“What I wanted to do with this book was trim down what I have learned to what I believe are the core essentials, the key skills every person can use to bolster themselves and their relationships—their marriage, their relationship with their child, with co-workers, with anyone.”
When he isn’t writing and teaching, Bento likes nothing more than enjoying time with his family and the stunning California surroundings.
See what he is doing now through his website at www.bentoleal.com
Bento can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org