Mario founded Still Serving, Inc. on August 7, 2018, with the intent to connect communities to military veterans through public speaking. Mario felt the public speaking & coaching industries needed to be connected to dynamic and inspirational speakers who have served in the United States Military. When Mario realized there was a greater need, in the United States, to support development and educational programs for disadvantaged youth, he developed the Adopt-A-School Project and made it Still Serving, Inc.'s main focus.
Mario was satisfied with delaying his vision of connecting military veterans to the world through public speaking, but Nicole was not. She encouraged him to develop a for-profit company, continue to lead his nonprofit, and transition out of the Marine Corps at the same time; which was not an easy task. He was already getting up at 4:00 A.M. to manage and lead Still Serving, Inc., perform his duties as a Battalion Sergeant Major for Wounded Warrior Battalion - West, prepare to transition out of the United States Marine Corps after 26 years of service, and attempt to balance other challenges and opportunities life has to offer. After months of trying to convince Mario it was the righteous thing to do, and lots of praying, Mario accepted her advice and believed it was God's plans and not his.
Mario and Nicole agreed Global Inspirational Speakers, LLC was the perfect name for the company and quickly got to work. Mario did not want to pay for the incorporation fees upfront, because he wanted to save the money until after Christmas. He asked Nicole if he could pay for it in January and Nicole responded by handing him her credit card and wishing him a Merry Christmas. Mario quickly smiled, swiped her credit card, and told Nicole he loved her. On December 21, 2018, Global Inspirational Speakers, LLC was officially incorporated in the state of California and opened its virtual doors for business on March 1, 2019.