MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The best-selling author, life strategist and communicator Ismael Cala, was chosen as one of the most influential people in 2016, according to North American magazine "People en Español". Cala appears alongside known communicators and celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Jorge Ramos, José Díaz-Balart, Ana María Polo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Don Francisco and América Ferrera, among others. In Cala's assessment, "People en Español" says: "With his Youtube programs and his book "La vida es una piñata', the Cuban shares edifying messages". "I very humbly appreciate that People en Español editors thought of me, in a year that was so crucial for me, starting a new personal cycle and with the mission and commitment to continue impacting lives. On behalf of my team at Cala Enterprises and Ismael Cala Foundation, this recognition commits us to continue awakening awareness," said Ismael from Roatán ( Honduras), where he is celebrating 'Cala Encuentros' event. The best-selling author finishes a year of huge publishing success, enormous conferences in cities of the continent, and "travel with purpose" to various destinations throughout the world. For 2017, he is already preparing an intense agenda, with events such as La Montaña Azul ( Costa Rica), CalaMundos ( India and Israel), En Cuerpo y Alma (Riviera Maya) and Maestría de Vida (Panamá), among others. In addition, in the middle of the year he will present a product for personal transformation called the Cala Method of Life, which will also be the name of his 2017 tour. In January, Cala will launch his annual agenda of master classes (webinars), whose general theme will be "The path of abundance", with 12 stations (one per month) to achieve a full and productive life.