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Robyn Benincasa

Top Leadership and Teamwork Motivational Speaker, Full-time Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, and Bestselling Author

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $30,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Robyn Benincasa, In Brief:

Robyn Benincasa is a top motivational keynote speaker on leadership, Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and bestselling author. Robyn won two World Adventure Races and holds three Guinness World Records for long-distance kayaking. Her book on teamwork and leadership, How Winning Works, is a New York Times bestseller. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.

Robyn’s Keynote Speaker Bio:

Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, an adventure racing world champion, 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 motivational 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 who was on America’s first all female fire crew.  Eco-Challenge World Champion, 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 bestselling 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.”

Why Robyn Benincasa?

Robyn continues to get booked 100-times-a-year across various audiences and industries. She does an excellent job of tailoring the content for her audience and theme while delivering an authentic and energizing talk. The toughest of audiences still end up high fiving at the end of her presentations. Her content and stories are not only inspiring and practical but also have applications in Leadership, Innovation, Change, Sales, Teamwork, and Overall Business Inspiration. But, as she likes to joke, she is not a futurist—so don’t think of her for that topic 😉

For the last 20 years, she and her teammates have been competing at the front of the pack in the most unique and compelling classrooms on earth—the jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rivers of Fiji, the rainforests of Ecuador and the desert of Namibia – studying the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty in extreme teamwork and mastering the skills required to inspire a group of semi-exhausted people through a seemingly endless series of checkpoints, in pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal, working against crazy deadlines, in constantly changing conditions and all in pursuit of a huge hairy audacious goal. Sounds a lot like your life as a business leader, right?

It is through these harrowing, life-affirming and often hilarious experiences in the world’s most grueling challenges that she has emerged with her refreshing and truly unique perspective on what it takes to build the kind of World Class Teams that succeed against all odds, that triumph in the face of adversity and that win as one in times of great challenge and change. Whether you’re trying to beat the competition to market, scale a looming mountain of a project or simply get your team all marching in the same direction, Robyn’s 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy will coach you to the finish line of success.

More About Robyn Benincasa…

NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, The Today Show, Live With Regis, Dateline NBC, The Discovery Channel, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Runners World and Outside Magazine have all featured Robyn and her teams’ amazing accomplishments. Most recently, Robyn was named one of the Top 10 Speakers Featured by the Harvard Business Review and one of the Top 10 New York Times Bestselling Authors Who Can Better Your Company and Your Life in 2018. She has also been named a Top 5 Business Speaker for five years by and one of the 10 Highest Rated Inspirational Speakers for Business by Derek Sweeney. And Robyn accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, hike across the Grand Canyon with a group of Survivors, or start their own businesses.

This is, after all, who she is and what she does: Robyn Benincasa inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and to create that special magic that makes all of us better together than we ever would have been alone!

To some of Robyn’s rave reviews, check out her spotlight. 

Testimonials 10

  • “Words really can’t describe how amazing your presentation was today. Your commitment towards TEAMWORK is truly inspirational.”

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

  • “After implementing the 8 Essential Elements in your book with my sales team, we went from 17th in the nation to 1st!”

    Lorin Cooper


  • “The conference went great!!! You were so effective in teaching teamwork, setting the tone is an understatement!!! Our morale has improved 100%. The meeting surveys were all positive and gave you lots of luv for your role in our conference.”

    Steven W. Kaiser, State Sales Coordinator, Aflac Hawaii/Guam

  • “Our morale has improved 100%!”

    Steve Kaiser

    State Sales Coordinator, Aflac

  • “Robyn knocked it out of the ballpark! What an inspiration. Engaging, on target, organized in presentation and fun! She definitely helped us strengthen the core of our leaders and made such a positive impact. We’re grateful for her contribution to our conference.”

    Theresa Moberg, Vice President of Training & Development, tastefully simple

  • “I received a great response from your presentation at our Denver Conference.  Your speech was so uplifting and exactly what we needed for our owners and operators.  Thanks again for a wonderful time!”

    Beth Edelen

    VP of Franchise Support, Sun Tan City

  • Robyn’s presentation was very motivating and GREAT!  I think it was the best motivational presentations I’ve ever seen – thank you!

    Kim Carney

    First American

  • Your message aligned perfectly…  There was a lot of positive energy in the room and feedback about the event has been great.

    Many people approached me at our annual holiday party that followed to tell me how much they enjoyed your presentation and the impact you’ve made on them.  This is truly a testament to your work and spirit.


    John Fleurant

    New York Life

  • I was blown away by Robyn’s presentation. Her presentation also has a great message about being open to challenges, without fearing what can go wrong.

    Annabelle Lerman

    CFO, Hospital Corporation of America

  • Robyn was wildly energetic, funny, engaging and shared some wonderful lessons with our community of retailers. A very big thank you and a great deal of appreciation to Robyn for her time. She has inspired me to be a stronger woman.

    Erin Pressley, CAE

    Vice President, Education and Media NACS

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