About Us

Our mission is to help our clients create outstanding cultural communications so they can enjoy positive, productive and profitable relationships.

Bilingual America was founded in 1992 in Atlanta, GA by Ricardo González.

Bilingual America is an international cultural communications training institute. Our professional grade training courses are designed to help our clients develop highly successful and productive business and personal relationships with one another.

We exist to help you create endearing relationships, expand influence, and help protect your personal and organizational brands from cultural missteps. Our goal is to provide you with the highest-quality, most results-driven cultural and language training on the market.

Our Founder

Ricardo González
CEO & Founder

Ricardo Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of Bilingual America. He is the main developer of Bilingual America’s courses, including Cultural Mastery™, Líderes Exitosos™ (Successful Leaders), SpanishPower™, and InglésPoderoso™.

He is author of The 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery and The 12 Hidden Truths to Learning Spanish. His next book, The 6 Stages of Cultural Transformation is scheduled for release late 2019.

Ricardo speaks internationally on cultural mastery, multi-cultural leadership, organizational culture and Latino / non-Latino business relations. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and a featured speaker for Leadercast.

He is or has been a consultant to FEMA, National Roofing Contractors Association, National Kitchen and Bath Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Pacific, Hanes, Home Advisor, Cricket Wireless, Owens Corning, Certainteed, VEGA Americas, The Atlanta Braves, Smithfield Foods, Kimberly-Clark, and many others. Ricardo also serves Corporate Advisory Board for the Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta as well as is a trusted advisor for several nonprofits.

Ricardo comes from a bilingual, bicultural home. His father is Puerto Rican and one of 27 children. His mother was an orphan from Kentucky. He jokingly calls himself a “Puerto Rican Hillbilly.” Out of his painful experience with cultural conflict in the home, he was compelled to create meaningful solutions for people seeking to communicate effectively with people different from themselves. His personal mission is to help others create outstanding cultural communications so they can enjoy positive, productive and profitable relationships.

Ricardo has undergraduate degrees in theology and communications. He also has Masters Level training in counseling.

Ricardo is married to Maribel and has three children: Gabriel, Andrea and Marí Andrea.