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Speaker Bio

Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business.

 

An award-winning keynote speaker, a 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, a World Champion Adventure Racer, a 2014 CNN Hero, a Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker, a best-selling author.

 

Founder of The Project Athena Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks achieve their adventurous dreams. Robyn is known as an inspirational force for leadership, teambuilding, and extreme performance.

 

Her game-changing keynotes have led Robyn to be the #1 female speaker for MeetingsNet, and earned her recognition as one of the Top 10 Speakers featured by Harvard Business Review. Robyn has motivated countless teams for Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, Walmart, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Yahoo, Intel, and more.

 

When the challenges are steep, the goals audacious, and the competition fierce, she gives individuals and organizations the tools they need to cross their own finish lines.

 

Robyn Benincasa has innovative team building and peak performance strategies that help teams cross their most challenging finish lines. And her “8 Essential Elements of Extreme Performance” promotes the kind of collaboration, innovation, mindset and culture that leads to breakthrough results.

 

As one of the World’s Top 50 Keynote Speakers, the #1 Female Speaker for MeetingsNet and recognized as one of the Top 10 Speakers featured by Harvard Business Review, Robyn is known as an inspirational force for leadership, teambuilding, and extreme performance.

 

It’s no wonder why global business leaders and Fortune 500s hire Robyn to inspire a culture of continuous improvement and total commitment.

 

Robyn and her teammates have won “The Toughest Race on Earth”. She has one of the toughest jobs on earth: America’s First All Female Fire Crew! And she helps Survivors rekindle their inner bad@$ and turn setbacks into comebacks as a CNN Hero.

 

Robyn gives audiences the tools they need to cross their own finish lines— especially when the challenges are steep, the goals are audacious, the competition is fierce, and constant change is the only guarantee!

Keynote Topic #1

Adapt, Overcome and Win as ONE:

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Get Ready to Win YOUR Most Challenging Races… Add the Inspirational Force of Leadership and Performance to Your Next Event!

If there’s one thing we can all count on, it’s that something is about to change. It is our response to ongoing change that dictates our success. So how do we as leaders inspire the kind of mindset and build the kind of teams that drive our organizations to adapt, overcome and win as ONE in the face of times of extreme challenge and change?

 

Their team culture of innovation, visionary creativity, relentless lead building, and embracing calculated risk as a strategy for success made them one of the most exciting and successful teams in the history of adventure sports, and in Robyn’s “Adapt, Overcome, and Win as One” keynote, she shares the mindset and strategies that created their consistent breakthrough performance.

This unique and fast-paced 30 minute multimedia keynote is inspired by a Fast Company Magazine feature story entitled “Extreme Teamwork” about Robyn’s World Champion Adventure Racing team. Robyn shares the 5 Secrets to Extreme Teamwork that allowed her team to be the most prolific and consistent World Champions in the sport, lessons that are easily applied to the adventures in our business lives.

Their team culture of innovation, visionary creativity, relentless lead building, and embracing calculated risk as a strategy for success made them one of the most exciting and successful teams in the history of adventure sports, and in Robyn’s “Adapt, Overcome, and Win as One” keynote, she shares the mindset and strategies that created their consistent breakthrough performance.

Keynote Topic #2

Building World Class Teams:

Achieving Breakthrough Performance Through Collaboration, Creativity and a Culture of ONE
How do you inspire individual team members to become great teammates? What if your teams were not only driven to achieve goals with each other but FOR each other?

The world’s most successful teams have one thing in common: Human Synergy, which Robyn describes as “the magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.” If your goal is to take a group of successful individuals and make them successful as a team, this team-building keynote is the perfect message to set the tone for your event!

Robyn’s most requested keynote is based on her best-selling book, How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons From The Toughest Teams On Earth. Robyn’s innovative team-building strategies offer practical tools to adapt, overcome, and win as ONE, against all odds.

In this fast-paced, story-driven keynote, Robyn Benincasa takes your group on a multimedia adventure which visually and viscerally imparts the mindset that allows teams to adapt, overcome, and win as ONE even when the stakes are high and the only thing constant is change.

 

Your world class team will discover that achieving at peak levels isn’t about only reaching UP and trying harder as an individual, but reaching OUT and sharing strengths, talents, and challenges within a World Class Team.

 

Robyn gets attendees buzzing with inspired ideas about how to raise their team to the next level, both personally and professionally. And they’ll take home simple and easily applied skills that will cultivate deep and lasting connections in any team.

Keynote Topic #3

Inspiring Greatness through G.R.I.T.:

Creating The Passion To Pursue The Impossible
What inspires the resilience to chase challenging finish lines and achieve world class results in times of incredible challenge and change? How do we create the passion and internal drive to pursue goals that seem impossible? We create this kind of greatness in ourselves and our teammates through G.R.I.T!

 

G.R.I.T is that magical combination of:

  • GUTS
  • RESPECT for our teammates and the mission
  • INNOVATION
  • TEAMWORK that makes us “sticky” to our goals and dreams.

In this keynote, Robyn shares the real secret to her and her teams’ success over 20 years of leading the pack in the sport of adventure racing and as a San Diego Firefighter—their “we will find a way or make one” attitude, their love of the mission, their deep respect for one another, their ingenious solutions and “white space” thinking, their intensive preparation for all contingencies and conditions, and their incredible ability to not just work with each other, but FOR each other.

 

Having the GRIT to go the distance in any endeavor isn’t just a matter of mental fortitude.

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