HENRY’S WORDS OF WISDOM
I learned from my parents how the power of education and hard work can change your life. Never stop learning, never be complacent, surround yourself with the right people (team), and never stop daring to be different.
Q & A WITH HENRY TORRES
How do you use your Paul Mitchell Schools platform to make a difference in your community and/or the lives of others?
Last year we made a yearlong commitment to make this year our best FUNraising season. We accomplished that and created a relationship with our local charity (The Arc Mid-South), and other organizations that empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since then, we’ve employed individuals with special needs to be part of our team.
Who or what has made the biggest impact on your life and/or career?
I can’t give credit to just one person. Starting with my parents, then my coaches, mentors, friends, and family, all have had an impact in my life and made me who I am today.
Who or what inspires or motivates you?
My family is my number-one inspiration. Every day I try to be a good husband to my wife, a good father to my kids, and a good leader to my staff. Ultimately, I hope to have a similar impact on others as my coaches and mentors have had on me.
What positive changes do you hope to see as a result of educating people about the Hispanic community?
To me, the goal is the same as with any other heritage. We may look a little different, come from different places and cultures, and speak different languages, but in the end, we are all very similar. We love family, treasure good friends, and love to laugh and make a difference.