Robyn Benincasa: Biography highlights
Robyn is 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, and founder of The Project Athena Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks achieve their adventurous dreams.
Full biography of Robyn Benincasa
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 Meetings.net, 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.
She definitely knows a thing or two about teamwork, leadership, and peak performance. For the past 20 years, she and her teammates have been competing at the front of the pack in the most extreme challenges on Earth: from the leech-infested jungles of Borneo to the dizzying peaks of Tibet, from the scorching deserts of Namibia to the epic brush fires of Southern California.
As an award-winning motivational speaker, 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!
Intel Women’s Technical Conference
“Great way to spend a day….reading Robyn’s awesome book while lounging in Cabo!!! Thank you Robyn for delivering an amazing keynote at the Intel Women’s Technical Conference in September. I got to sit front and center as I listened to her awesome stories of adventure and great challenge. You did a superb job of translating those experiences into our everyday team building challenges and opportunities at OTF!!! Thank you!!! I plan to join one of your Athena hikes in late April 2020!!”
“Robyn was a home-run for our leadership conference of 1,500 attendees. She is high-energy, engaging, inspiring, and does a great job connecting the story of adventure racing and teamwork to leadership in the business world. We received great feedback from our participants, and are very happy to have found Robyn. I would highly recommend her for any size event!”
“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!”
Four Season Hotels
“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's speaking topics
Adapt, Overcome, and Win as ONE!
If there’s one thing we can all count on right now, 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? In this truly unique, authentic and fast paced 30-60 minute multi media keynote, inspired by a Fast Company Magazine feature story about Robyns World Champion Adventure Racing team, Robyn shares the Essential Elements of World Class Performance that allowed her team to be the most prolific and consistent World Champions in the sport, and that are easily applied to the adventures in our business lives.
Building World Class Teams Achieving Breakthrough Performance Through Collaboration, Creativity and a Culture of ONE
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. She will take you on an awe-inspiring journey that will transform the mindset of your team, fuel deep and lasting connections, and build a culture of “we thinkers” so that your team can reach the highest peaks and cross even the most audacious finish lines.
nspiring Greatness Through G.R.I.T. Creating The Passion To Pursue The Impossible
Guts. Respect. Innovation. Teamwork. In this keynote, Robyn shares the real secret to her and her teams’ successes, the secret that every organizational leader needs to help them climb their tallest peaks, fight their biggest fires, and cross even the most challenging of finish lines. Robyn will leave you with a deep understanding of how to create and cultivate G.R.I.T. in your own life and team culture.
Why Winners Win The Game Changing Mindset That Creates Next Level Success
Discover how world class performers change the game and WIN! Robyn’s high-energy presentation unveils the mindset and strategies essential to inspiring yourself and your team when the goals are gigantic, the stakes are high, and change is the only thing that stays the same. Robyn’s keynote “Why Winners Win” will leave you deeply inspired to activate the kind of lifelong habits that create consistent world class results in both your professional and personal life.