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  • 16 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Trainer & Gamification Consultant at SkilLab
  • Business and Engineering | Facilitation
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About Me

Live my life to the fullest, inspiring people to live theirs :)

I own a training and gamification company called SkilLab. I'm neurodivergent (ADHD) and LGBTQIAP+.

Fully vaccinated (Pfizer Jul/21, Pfizer Aug/21, Pfizer Oct/21, Jansen Mar/22, Bivalent Pfizer May/23)

Facebook: fb.com/IvanSilvaPrado
Instagram: instagram.com/ivanprado__
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivansilvaprado/en

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meet awesome people from all over the world
Learn other cultures
Get local tips
Discover local gems
Save money so I can travel more often
Help others
Learn new stuff
Share my culture


Instructional Design
Nomadic Life
Web3 (especially metaverse stuff)
Entrepreneurship (I'm a serial entrepreneur and I love to help/mentor others)
Learning about travel miles and rewards
Love cooking Brazilian food (I'm definitely a foodie)
Starting on the Startup ecosystem (building a gamification SaaS)
Enjoy hiking but haven't been doing much lately

  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • traveling
  • cycling

Music, Movies, and Books

I get overwhelmed thinking of how much stuff I'd like to put here so I'll just throw random stuff

Non-fiction books (I let the fiction to audiovisual stimuli)
Disney/Pixar (I'll always cry on how much I empathize with those animations)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I got a free ticket to Rock in Rio to watch live Red Hot Chilli Peppers (2011);
I was the only person wearing shorts on the Tahir Square in Cairo on the day the military overthrew their president (2013);
Got an 18-month scholarship to study Business and Engineering in Germany (2014);
Dropped out of college AND founded my first company (2016);
I was elected Young Leader of the Americas by the US Government for the social impact project I had inside prisons (2017);
Co-founded a nonprofit that is responsible for 30,000+ US-Brazilian alumni, including former Brazilian presidents (2019);
Designed a game for a healthcare company that's been used to train 50,000+ employees annually even though I had no idea how to make it when they asked us to - and almost declined the job (2020);
Became a polyglot - finally learned Spanish (2021)
Got invited to speak at an international Innovation Festival in Canada (2022)
About to launch my first book on Gamification (2023ish)

Teach, Learn, Share

*Leadership development
*Time Management
*Career development
*Innovation Methods
*Decision Making
*Brazilian Portuguese
*Brazilian cooking
*LinkedIn profile building

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook delicious Brazilian food :P
I can help you start a business
I can probably find a person/project/tool to help you or your company

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Germany, United States

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