Success Is A Lifestyle




Hear what people have to say about JQ's presentations directly from the source!!


“It’s a good way to think through these issues that we all carry; because we kind of go through each day and may not address them.”
~ Ammy Salina, Student

“I could actually feel the emotions he was emulating while performing. I felt the words he was discussing. His song definitely put me in a good place after listening to it and seeing the way he performed it.”
~ Joshua Gonzalez, Student

It really spoke a lot to the work that I do with students.
~ Han Tian, Academic Counselor
Educational Opportunity Program


"JQ did an excellent job! He connected with our youth, and we’re really excited about the message that her gave…… One of the things he talked about was going to college getting there and feeling like, “I made it! Everybody’s been talking to me about going to college, and I’m here!” What happens is, so many of our young people get there, and think, “Ok, I’m here. Check the box.” Then they get there and don’t know what to do. JQ really talked about “How can you be successful once you to where you were meant to be. I think that is such a great message for our young people. I’m really excited that he was able to convey that in a way that they understood…… Being able to meet students where they are, JQ DOES that. Being able to give them a message that is important to their future, JQ DOES that."

Michele Soliz
Assistant Vice President
University of Toledo


"I just got to witness JQ’s Success Is A Lifestyle program. I thought it was amazing! I learned a ton! And, the main thing that I really learned was that even when we have our struggles and get to rock bottom, we can make our way up and there's still so much life to live."

Lexi Alvarado
Sophomore Student
University of Toledo


Student Leaders
SUNY Oswego

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“From the moment he hit the stage, you could just feel his passion, enthusiasm, and excitement for what he was talking about. And because of that, the energy in the room increased exponentially. JQ is a very thoughtful and effective speaker because he has so much intentional about the words he uses... It's really kind of like watching a performance. He not only does a good job of engaging with his audience but also makes it a point to have the audience engage with each other and i think that's my favorite part. We are not just watching or listening to a speech. We are having a shared experience.”

Leah E. Shaw
Associate Director
Student Activities and Leadership

Case Western Reserve University

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“JQ's talk really resonated with a lot of our students, whether the had a similar experience or not, the message behind his talk was very simple; Success Is Your Lifestyle. He gives tips on how to do that and also reinvigorates our students with a fire so that they can be successful. The thing that I loved most about bringing JQ to campus and the reason I brought him is because I knew that his message was impactful and powerful. It's not uncommon for me to walk across campus and see a student with a Success Is A Lifestyle t-shirt, or to hear 'Thanks for bringing him here. His message has really stuck with me.”

Alyssa Napolitano
Student Activities Coordinator

SUNY Polytechnic Institute


“I just want to say thank you so  much for coming. He was a real big inspiration and said a lot of things we all felt and/or needed to connect, but just didn't know how to. I really appreciated his time and all the knowledge he dropped. Everything he did really was of great impact and everybody left feeling refreshed, refilled, positive.”

Cletus Emokpae
University of Buffalo
BLOC Conference Fellow


"JQ really came in and spoke to some students who are in a really tense place in their lives and came together to build community, connect with one another, and share resources. JQ really rapped up the weekend with his presentation. He got these students to really engage with one another and gave them some action steps and items to go back and continue building on their own skills, expanding their horizons, and hope for what's next.”

Ryan Staley
Digital Media & Content Manager


“JQ's talk was really amazing! He was truly genuine and passionate. You can see that he believes in his message and does a really good job at communicating it to his audience in a way they can understand, relate to, and apply in their own life. He was extremely personable, engaging, and did a really great job at making everyone feel comfortable. It definitely felt more like a one on one conversation as opposed to a talk to a group of people.”

Kishmar Best
Assistant Director,
Campus Recreation

University at Albany

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"Listening to JQ was truly inspirational. It's amazing to hear where he's come from and I definitely connected with him a lot... It's unbelievable and listening to him truly changes your day. It changes everything you're doing and puts you in a completely new direction.”

Kyle Streb
Binghamton University