Professor Vincent Presti is an author, spiritual scholar, Peabody-nominated radio host, and inspirational public speaker. He has been helping all types of individuals and businesses to express and to attain their goals. From helping high school students and undergraduates with career planning, celebrities and political leaders with public strategies, Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley business start ups with management execution, and everyday people with everyday problems, Vincent has honed his skills to help people approach their decision-making with new effective imaginative solutions.
Among his many extraordinary stories, Vincent was an advisor to the Princess Margarita Trust and an advocate for the restoration of King Michael of Romania as a graduate student at Oriel College, Oxford (UK). H.R.H. Princess Margarita graciously gave Vincent a radio interview for WPRB 103.3 Princeton on her 2013 visit to Princeton University that can be heard here.
Vincent was also competitive debater at the Oxford Union and debated with and against some of today's leading national and international politicians, business leaders, and journalists.
Regardless of his personal and professional endeavors, Vincent has always placed the importance of faith and spirituality at the forefront of his life. His personal vocational calling to help people was evident through his early childhood years. While maintaining an exclusive spiritual counseling business for many years, Vincent was constantly searching for the proper expression of his vocational calling to apply his unique spiritual passions and his media expertise.
His search to empower people with media and current affairs motivated him to negotiate a first-look television production deal with CBS Eye Too Productions with his former business partner Judge Leslie Crocker Snyder.
Vincent sought additional spiritual scholarly training and attended Princeton Theological Seminary. There, Vincent became a chaplain at an in-patient addiction/mental health treatment facility where he led spirituality groups and conducted weekly worship services.
While at Princeton, Vincent also studied with leading Ancient Jewish mystical scholars at Princeton University, led local meditation classes and workshops, and launched his Peabody-nominated radio show at the Princeton University radio station 103.3 WPRB (Princeton, NJ). His radio guests included Mary Zimmerman (Tony Award Winning Director), Professor Richard Gott (Princeton University Astrophysicist), Dr. Jim Tucker (UVA Medical School/Department of Perceptual Studies), Mako Fujimura (World Class Artist), and Ghost Inside My Child (Lifetime Movie Network Producers).
Prior to leaving Princeton, Vincent published under his DJ Name Benjamin Yosef Inner Messiah, Divine Character (Wipf & Stock, 2014) available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He is currently working on a new series of books reflecting the practical applications of ancient sacred mystical teachings.
Currently, Vincent hosts AMPowerTalk, a weekly live talk show (currently searching for a new media outlet) while developing platforms to work with individuals and businesses through educational encounters via Town Hall Classrooms, and to inspire people through a live theatrical/spiritual experience called Confession Theater.