"I loved your keynote speech at the IFEBP conference in San Diego last week—it was by far my favorite session! As an editor for the business magazine Employee Benefit News, I thought the images of your team's adventure racing through Borneo would make a great slide show for our readers. We have a similar audience to the IFEBP audience—employers and benefits/HR managers . Would you be interested in working together? I would include your name on every slide and could link to your website as well. I envision pairing each of your slides with a business or leadership lesson you covered in the keynote. You can send me the photos/slideshow via dropbox if you're interested."
-Kathleen Koster, Online Managing Editor, Employee Benefit News Group
"I've been in organizational development/sales management for 20 years and have seen hundreds of speakers. You TRULY are the best of the best!"
-Terry Moore, Mastery Manager, The Anthony Robbins Companies
"I attended your inspirational speech Why Winners Win at the IHR conference in Orlando on June 7th. I have not stopped thinking about how I can incorporate your ideas not only into my work life but also into my own personal running goals. Your examples of encountering road blocks but continuing to pick yourself back up have inspired me to keep going whether it's dealing with a difficult client at work or struggling with my 1/2 marathon training. I am so grateful to have attended your speech and I want you to know sincerely how much it meant to me! Rock on sister! "
-Celeste Smith, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
"...It's been just over a year since we did that meeting with you and people still talk about being the best teambuilding meeting we've ever held."
-Irwin I. Golub, Northrop Grumman IT Solutions Team
"Hey Robyn, I'm the Mastery University team Manager at Robbins and I was at Leadership Academy. All I can say about your presentation is....WOW!! I've been in organizational development/sales management for 20 years and have seen hundreds of speakers. You TRULY are the best of the best! Of course, given your amazing background I can understand that anything you do is done with EXCELLENCE!"
-Terry Moore, Mastery Manager, The Anthony Robbins Companies
"Hi Robyn, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for sharing your story with us. I left the hotel on Wednesday feeling more than just motivated, I felt touched. I wanted you to know how warm and open you came across, not only as an inspiration but as a person. I walked away honestly saying to myself, "Robyn seems like she would make a really great friend".
-Rebecca Burcher , Sales agent with Coldwell Banker Real Estate
"I was fortunate to be a part of the It's A Grind seminar that you gave at the Coast Hotel in Long Beach, CA. I'm truly awed by you and your team's drive, enthusiasm and positive attitude, to say the least. You are amazing! Thank you for sharing your life lessons with others as it proves to be so inspirational, motivating and uplifting."
-Sheeba George, "Its a Grind" coffee
"Thank you again for making Amy and I look like geniuses, your presentation was a hit!!! The feedback was tremendous, the best part of the meeting."
-Chad Coester, PowerBar, Customer Development
"Robyn , Thank you for a fabulous and outstanding presentation during our C3 Outfitters event this past week in Phoenix. Your presentation style and message really energized the attendees. We heard nothing but great comments and feedback from many of the attendees throughout the week.
Your flexibility to work with us on the message, theme and your overall participation was very refreshing and we appreciate all your efforts both prior and during the event."
-Trent Cross, Americas Software Marketing Team, Hewlett Packard
"I cannot thank you enough for your dedication and phenominal delivery at the Teambuilding/Bikebuilding event at our National Managers Meeting. I received SO many wonderful, positive comments about Robyn's presentation. The audience felt you were very authentic, passionate and that you really understood 'Jamba'. I/we were thrilled. I suspect there will be many upcoming occasions for us to work together. I look forward to it!"
-Renee Kempler, Jamba Juice, Director of Retail Marketing
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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results: The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy
What do the world's most successful teams have in common? --- The ability to upgrade their "teamwork" to Human Synergy!
Through her Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results keynote, Eco-Challenge Adventure Racing World Champion and San Diego Firefighter Robyn Benincasa imparts the attitude and mindset that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish truly extraordinary things together.
Attendees will not only walk away completely thrilled with this unique visually and viscerally entertaining look into the world's most amazing extreme teams, they will also leave with some simple and easily applied skills that will allow them to create Human Synergy with all of the teammates in their lives, from colleagues to spouses and family.
The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy
- Total commitment
- Empathy and Awareness
- Mutual Respect
- ‘We’ Thinking
- Ownership of the Project
- Relinquishment of Ego
- Kinetic Leadership
Extreme Change: Adapt, Overcome and Win As One
Change is the only thing that stays the same. It is our response to that change that dictates our success. How do the world's most consistently high performing teams ALWAYS find a way to get to the finish line or achieve their goals against all odds? Are they lucky, blessed, immune to setbacks? Nope. The best of the best experience times of great turbulence and upheaval just like everyone else. Its their attitude and mind set that makes or breaks the team. Is your team ruled by the hope of success or the fear of failure? Winning and 'not losing' are two completely different mind sets that lead to vastly different outcomes. In Robyn's Extreme Change keynote, she shares incredible stories of triumph through adversity and outlines the simple and concrete methods that world class teams utilize to shatter the norm, see challenges versus roadblocks and embrace setbacks as a chance to learn and excel.
Lead Like Gumby: Flexible Leadership That Gets Results
According to research from the Harvard Business Review, a company's profitability increases by up to 1/3 when managers create a more positive corporate climate through Flexible Leadership!
In Robyn's Lead like Gumby: Flexible Leadership that Gets Results keynote, she combines well-respected academic research with amazing Adventure Racing and firefighting footage that illustrates great (and not so great) leaders in action in the most extreme challenges on earth.
The result is an in depth and powerful look into six distinct leadership styles that, when utilized interchangeably and judiciously, are proven to have a positive effect on the corporate climatethe simplest way to increase the bottom-line. Your leaders will emerge with a deep understanding of the most effective way to engage and motivate their team.
|Robyn with Colin Powell at the "St Christopher's Leadership Symposium, 11/11--Robyn was the closing Keynote.
Extreme Performance: Why Winners Win
What are the five most common attributes of people who make a lifelong habit of winning?
In her Extreme Performance: Why Winners Win keynote, Robyn uses the model of Adventure Racing to highlight the mindset and common attributes of world-class athletes, teams and leaders in their quest for victory — and provides real world guidelines and principles for reaching the top of the podium in any endeavor.
Dangerous Attitudes, Deadly Consequences:
"Not Me, Not Now, Not My Job, Not My Place"
When it comes to on-the-job safety, the right attitude can save your life and those of your colleagues. The wrong attitude can have deadly consequences.
Using in-depth case studies from the world's most extreme jobs and adventure sports, San Diego Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion, and NY Times Bestselling author of How Winning Works will take your group on a compelling and unforgettable multimedia adventure in which they explore the deadly consequences of the 4 Dangerous Attitudes:
- "I'm a professional. Safety requirements are put in place for rookies. It won't happen to me."
- "I've done it this way 1000 times with no problems. What would make this time any different?"
- "Making this area safe is someone else's responsibility. Not my problem."
- "I'm new here. Who am I to question the people who outrank me?"
In Robyn's presentation, each of the 4 Dangerous Attitudes is tackled head-on and illustrated by video footage from actual preventable accidents, all of which could have been avoided with a SAFER mindset:
Synergy--Safety is a TEAM effort. If you see it, SAY IT.
Adapt--Safety Guidelines change constantly, based on new data and equipment. Old dogs MUST learn new tricks.
Follow Rules--They're there because someone before you was injured (or worse).
Educate Yourself--Safety is up to you. Don't wait for a class or a workshop. Learn about the new gear/equipment and be a mentor to others.
Respect--Sometimes safety is inconvenient and time-consuming. But respect yourself, respect your family, respect your company enough to do things right.
Attendees will leave this powerful presentation motivated and inspired to take control of and responsibility for not only their own safety, but that of their colleagues, clients and friends.
Safety is everyone's responsibility, with no regard for rank, experience, or job titles. It only takes a moment to do the right thing....