First, Get Your P.H.D.
Joaquin Hakeem Calbazana, CEO &
Chief Motivation Officer of Dream-
MotivatesTM, a marketing agency teaching success-hungry entrepre-
neurs how to out-earn obstacles that undermine their dreams. Cal-
bazana, also known professionally as “Dream”, embodies this message. He inspires audiences of thousands sharing his own story of tragedy to triumph – a story that fuels the development, growth and financial success of his busi-
nesses. Dream’s path to success is attributed to earning his
P.H.D. “I was Poor, Hungry and Determined”, Dream trans-
parently tells his audiences.
Abandoned, Adopted, Adrift
Born in Philadelphia, PA, to a teen mom, Dream was put up
for adoption and spent his early years going from one agency to another. Years later, his mother married minister, a faith-
ful man of God, who helped her fight successfully to get her son back. Unfortunately, the blissful reunion was marred with poverty. The family struggled to pay bills and ended up
in homeless shelters until relocating to low-income area of
Dallas, Texas. Unbeknownst to them, the move would turn out to be providential. Dallas would be the place where this poor kid from Philadelphia would realize his destiny.
From Disappointment to Destiny
At an early age, Dream’s first impressions about life seemed
all about hardship until he found his voice while attending
Junior High and School in Dallas. There he realized his love for music and the power of his words to influence, motivate,
and inspire others. Dream began hosting parties for his
friends where he shared motivational insights. “We won’t let
anything stop us from pursuing a successful future. We are
not the sum-total of our circumstances”, he would exclaim.
Dream’s motivation parties became a hit, that’s he launched
his first promotional company, “Dream Entertainment”.
Overcoming Poverty of Life and Spirit
Dream is a family man who was fiercely dedicated to his
mother before she passed away with lung cancer in 2013.
The impact of her death was profound because it left him again feeling abandoned and alone. Later that same year,
Dream married his wife, Twania, but something inside was still missing. Dream’s mother knew that he would one day become a motivational speaker and she is the reason he be-
gan pursuing it as a career. One day, a friend handed Dream a tape of international motivational speaker, Erik Thomas, and Dream’s spirit was ignited. Today, Thomas is one of Dream’s mentors, as well as former Dallas Cowboy, Kelvin Edwards.
From both he learned the ins and outs of business and busi-
ness ethics. He became a new man!
Dreams Really to Come True
Although Dream did not attend a traditional university, he
increased his financial I.Q. with the help of his mentors.
From there Dream continued to pursue his passion and
formed PromoBillboard, LLC. and Dream Limousine and
Party Bus. All are part of his DreamMotivatesTM brand.
BISHOP T. D. JAKES stopped his message to call out DREAM about his calling in his life 10/07/2018
January 5, 2013 7:17 p.m. I got the worst call in the world from my father. My wife and i were on our way out the door. I answered the phone cause it was my pops. He was crying and said"she's gone son" I dropped to my knees and cried like a baby for about and hour. I have never felt pain like that before. I felt like i was in a very bad Dream that i would pay dearly to get out of. This is a pain that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I went into a deep dark place in my life for 3 months. I was scheduled to also get married in November and i realized that i won't have that Dance with my mother. I tried to express my feelings with friends and family on FaceBook the best way i knew how. Then one Day some one sent me a video and they said this guy reminds me of you check him out. So i opened up the video and it was Eric Thomas. I was sooo thankful for his encouraging words in all the videos. It got me slowly out of that terrible dark place and I began to see the light. On my mothers birthday August 5,2014 on FaceBook live i told my friends family that i will become a motivational speaker to help others get through adversity in their life. The Bible say s SO AS A MAN THINKETH SO IS HE. So i spoke it into existence.
Twaina & Dream have been knowing each other since 1999 and they have always been good friends. God connected them back together again in 2009. They got married in 2009 and have been kicking it ever since. They got married in 2013 and had a beautiful baby boy in 2016. He calls her his T-Baby and strives to be the best husband he can be in an imperfect world.
JADA IS DREAMS FIRST BORN.THEY SHARE THE SAME BIRTHD1AY. HE ALWAYS SAYS IT WAS THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER FROM GOD. JADA IS CURRENTLY ATTENDING SEGUIN HIGH SCHOOL & HAS BEEN EXCEPTED IN TO A COSMETOLOGY CARRIER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY WHERE SHE WILL GET HER LICENSE WHEN SHE GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL IN 2020. SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH HER FATHER TO BUILD HER BRAND #JADABEATS.
THIS LITTLE GUY RIGHT HER HAS SEALED THE DEAL. JOAQUIN JR. IS MOST DEF A MINI ME OF HIS FATHER. HE IS ALREADY A LITTLE BOSS, AND KEEPS THE FAMILY IN LINE. HE IS A HUGE INSPIRATION TO HIS FATHER AND HE REMINDS HIS DAD HOW AWSOME GOD REALLY IS BY HIM SHARING THE SAME BIRTHDAY OF HIS LATE MOTHER CHARRISE HIGGINS.
AT THE END OF THE DAY THIS IS THE REASON DREAM DOES WHAT HE DOES .