Oi! I'm Cami Brito, an empathetic Brazilian professional passionate about combining my background in advertising, marketing, and graphic design alongside my project management skills and holistic approach to plan and execute purpose-driven communication strategies and events.
If you’d ask me what I am here for, I’d say my life's purpose is to help people and businesses get clarity on who they are and how they can communicate it to the world.
Along my path, I learned that by integrating mind (namely beliefs, thoughts, and sense of self) and heart (deep wisdom, inner knowing, soul and purpose), we can manage to overflow who we are into what we do, using the how we do it as the bridge.
Whether conscious or not, everything can be a vehicle to take us where we’re going. So, let me share with you a bit about how I got here.
Throughout my childhood and teen years, I would spend a lot of time in my head analysing people’s behaviors and would always notice how often conflicts arise due to basic misunderstandings around how people communicate. I was interested in how our words shape our reality both internally, with the way we organize our thoughts and talk to ourselves, and externally, with the interactions and relationships we establish in our communities.
Following those natural interests of mine, I decided to get my bachelor's degree in Social Communication with a minor in Advertising & Propaganda at one of the most important universities in Brazil, the Universidade Federal Fluminense. Every class I attended during those 5 years of studies ignited a deeper fire in me and all the possibilities I could see ahead. I was fascinated about how much power strategic communications hold in today’s world, and I think it’s safe to say all of my following professional experiences confirmed that.
I was lucky enough to have had many professional experiences of immense value that helped to shape the type of professional I wanted to become. From a big advertising agency to a global nonprofit organization, I had the opportunity to learn by doing and by collaborating with professionals from all sorts of backgrounds and nationalities. I should probably write a book someday ;)
While living and working in New York City in 2018/2019, however, I went through a major personal and professional expansion.
As a Communication & Event Planner for AFS Intercultural Programs headquarters office, I found myself deeply strengthening my project management and intercultural communication skills as we planned and produced the first-ever AFS Global Conference, in Budapest, and then the second one in Montréal, for over 400 attendees from 40+ different countries each. It takes mindfulness, some serious hard skills, and a lot of emotional intelligence to work across multicultural teams and deliver the type of event we pulled off, I’ll tell you that!
In parallel to that, on a personal level, I was having deep transformative experiences in the City. After taking my time to process and integrate that new reality, I had a blast connecting with the local creative scene, experiencing unique event formats, volunteering with the Ecstatic Dance group organizing dance parties at the Judson Church, making friends from all over, and hula hooping around. I uncovered many hidden potentials of mine and fully stepped into my life's purpose. It was life-changing.
All those experiences inspired me to create Vibra Mais Alto, an initiative offering online courses, workshops, events, and retreats to foster collective connections through individual liberations. At Vibra Mais Alto, I help people let go of limited ideas of who they think they are so they can show up fully and authentically when connecting with others.