Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero & Bestselling Author
Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own. One of the highest rated female speakers who regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons, her customers include many Fortune companies like Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Fast Company, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ARAMARK, Siemens, 3M, Coldwell Banker, Ameriprise, Microsoft, AT&T. With a background in marketing, she was previously in corporate sales with Baxter and Allergan and is currently a full-time firefighter. World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, Founder of the Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler and proud owner of 2 metal ‘bionic hips’, Robyn definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy – “that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.” Her New York Times best-selling book How Winning Works, published by Harlequin has been reviewed as “an excellent resource for all business owners on approaching challenges with a team mentality.” Read More >
True Human Synergy
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What do the world’s most successful teams have in common? The ability to upgrade their "teamwork" to Human Synergy! Read More >
Robyn Benincasa takes your team on a fast-paced multimedia adventure which imparts the attitude and mindset that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish truly extraordinary feats together… especially when the stakes are high, the goals are audacious, and constant change is the only thing your team can count on, aside from one another. This leader of World Champion Adventure Teams, CNN Hero and San Diego firefighter will provide your attendees with simple and easily applied skills enabling them to create Human Synergy with all of their teammates. This keynote will set the tone for your event and inspire your team to increase performance, adapt, overcome, and win as ONE.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Old Proverb
The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy: Read Less ^
Inspired by a Fast Company Magazine article entitled ‘Extreme Teamwork,’ featuring Robyn’s team of World Champion adventure athletes, this keynote outlines the common traits, attitudes and mindset of the world’s most consistently high performing leaders in their eternal pursuit of world class results. Read More >
Just like you, the ‘Best of the Best’ experience times of great challenge and change.
In this keynote, Robyn discusses 4 elements that will motivate and inspire your team to the top of the podium in your industry: Courage, Luck (Opportunity + Preparation), Adversity Management, and a keen ability to create Synergy with your colleagues.
Attendees will experience the thrill of peak performance and exceptional leadership through Robyn’s incredible stories and breathtaking video footage of extreme teams in action. They will leave energized and empowered to create consistent world-class results for you. Read Less ^
How do the world’s most consistently high performing leaders ALWAYS find a way to get their teammates to the finish line and achieve their goals against Robyn Hitched Coverall odds? Are they lucky, blessed or immune to setbacks? Robyn says none of the above. Great leaders experience times of great turbulence, challenge and change in every aspect of their lives; it is their attitude and mindset that carries them and their teammates to greater heights in the FACE of that change. Read More >
Sharing examples from the worlds of adventure racing and firefighting, attendees learn: what it takes to Be Ruled by the Hope of Success versus the Fear of Failure, how to Embrace Setbacks as a Chance to Learn and Excel, and Never Let the Pursuit of Perfection Hinder Progress.
Your attendees will walk away with some easily applied leadership skills to help them shatter the norm, see challenges versus roadblocks, and inspire their teammates to see a future full of possibilities. Read Less ^
"I am a Program Medical Director for The Intensivist Group. I listened to you speak at the Sound Physicians 'National Leadership Conference'. I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with not only your ability to motivate, your storied past, or your ideas on living well and collaboratively but with the way in which you were able to present yourself and your ability to command a large audience consisting of people notorious for being stubborn and egosyntonic. Thanks again for sharing and being a positive influence in lives of what I would imagine to be hundreds of thousands if not millions."
"Words really can’t describe how amazing your presentation was today. Your commitment towards TEAMWORK is truly inspirational. The positive feedback was overwhelming. Not only did so many people come up to me after you spoke, but I also received a ton of e-mails thanking me for having you speak. You truly inspired so many people today. We have had many professional athletes speak over the years, but none of them were as down to earth and approachable as you today."
"We had so much fun with you. I literally received so many compliments on your message and comments about how your talk touched people—some wanted to go home and share with their husbands/wives/families. Several others said you were the best speaker they had ever heard (my opinion too by the way) and that more in Nestle should hear you! You SO over-delivered both in your speech and in your willingness to spend time with our team. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect message to be delivered at just the right time."
"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.’ Your story is so incredible but you present it in a totally credible way. I’ve learned a lot of things listening to people speak, but I heard things from you I’d never heard before. Thank you for touching my life. I will carry my new lessons with me for a lifetime and, because of that (and you) I will be that better person, friend, and teammate. Many blessings."
"On behalf of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, I would like to thank you for your exceptional keynote speech and unforgettable Eco Challenge that you and your team, World Class Teams, presented to our North American Worldwide Sales Team at our annual meeting last month in Lana’I, Hawaii. World Class Teams successfully created and executed an experience that was beyond compare. The Eco Challenge created a number of experiences that our sales team could relate to and successfully accomplish. Thank you for making this day a memorable one. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts truly appreciated the opportunity to work closely with World Class Teams. You have inspired us all."
"Robyn, I was in the IBM audience on Wednesday this week and I wanted to thank you for such an inspirational presentation…Lots of unique, amazing accomplishments and communicated to us in such enjoyable and motivational way. I’ve always been known as a team player, however your comments made me realize that there are levels of team that I still need to be part of. For that, I thank you. I now have a new dream/goal/contribution to reach for. Thanks for the impact that you had on me and my colleagues. Woo Hoo! All the best to you…you must feel great about the positive IMPACT you have had on so many people!!!"
"I cannot thank you enough for your dedication and phenomenal 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!"
"Having followed your career a bit over the years, I had a pretty good sense for how awesome you would be, but it would appear that I underestimated that piece. I say that because we have done these meetings for many years, and while I think they all have been very good, no question that the feedback on you was exceptional! We had our debrief this morning, and we gave you an A+!"
"Robyn – thank you for supporting our S4 Keynote on Tuesday. I had a chance to read some of the feedback and speak to the attendees and they were very positive on your presentation. You did a great job aligning the message to our Enterprise Sales strategy as well—one team, coming together and helping each other to win. We even had people using some of your quotes to describe business challenges!"
"Robyn was a huge hit….Only two comments (our folks tend to comment more when NOT happy):
'Robyn was one of the best keynotes speakers I've ever seen. wow.'
'Building World-Class teams: I think best ever!!!'
Bottom line is that attendees thought Robyn was a big hit."