Writer, teacher, entrepreneur, traveler, and motivational speaker: E.J. Kelly, also known as 'the happy hombre' has worn all of these hats. A native of New York, he discovered his entrepreneurial spirit while young, starting and running several successful businesses in the United States before moving to Europe.
One of his U.S. startups provided headhunting/human resources services to IT professionals. He also owned and operated a real estate company, a travel agency, and a bagel delicatessen considered one of the best in the New York area.
After becoming an expatriate, Kelly continued his success by opening the Manhattan Martini Bar in Madrid. In 2002, the well-respected "Lo Mejor De La Gastronomía" (the best of gastronomy) named the Manhattan Martini Bar the best cocktail bar in Spain. This guide by Rafael García Santos also ranks great restaurants, dishes, delicacies, and wines.
E.J. Kelly now focuses most of his time on living life fully, writing and publishing self-help and how-to books, and teaching "Native English" and Business English. He occasionally accepts invitations to give motivational speeches to students and business professionals.
His interests include cinema, reading, photography, vintage watch collecting, business, teaching methods,foreign cultures, travel, and languages--but not necessarily in that order.