Robyn Benincasa

robyn-benincasa-lowRobyn Benincasa accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, or start their own businesses. Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. Revered as one of “California’s Fittest Women”, she spent her youth competing at the state and national level in gymnastics, diving, cross country, and judo in which she became a national champion. Soon after earning a Marketing degree from Arizona State University, Robyn started at the top Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company where she earned the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award.

While consistently achieving top sales in her day job, Robyn completed six Ironman races, with two podium finishes. Then the adventure race bug bit. In her 15-year career as a professional adventure racer, Robyn Benincasa has competed in close to 40 expedition-length events- gnarly, multiday, multisport killers such as Primal Quest and Eco-Challenge. She has biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed Himalayan giants in Nepal, trekked across lava fields in Fiji, rafted rapids in Chile – and racked up multiple world championship titles along the way. In her spare time, Robyn, is a full-time firefighter in San Diego, on the nation’s first all-female crew.

NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Life Network, PBS and FOX have all featured Robyn and her amazing accomplishments. Add to those network credits editorials in Fast Company, Sport Illustrated, Vogue, Corporate & Incentive Travel, The New York Times, Outside, and Harper’s Bazaar.

“The brightest stars don’t create the greatest teams. The greatest teammates create the greatest teams.”

Benincasa launched World Class Teams and its sister company Flashover Seminars to bring her unique and inspiring perspective on teamwork to the corporate world via keynotes, seminars and teambuilding programs. Starbucks, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Aramark, Honda/Acura, Tony Robbins, Allianz, Wal-Mart, Timberland, Napster, AT&T and Earthlink rely on Robyn‟s “Extreme Performance: Why Winners Win”, “High Performance Leadership” and her signature program “The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy”. Her unforgettable presentations have taught countless high-performance leaders all over the world about “Building World Class Teams” and the “followership” skills necessary for dynamic role shifting and true teamwork.

Robyn Benincasa founded the Project Athena Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women who’ve endured medical setbacks achieve their athletic dreams, whether it means climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or running a local 10K. The goal? To encourage survivors not just to survive – but to thrive in the wake of their diagnoses.

“The biggest, strongest, and fastest competitors are not guaranteed a successful finish. It’s the teams that truly understand interdependence, have empathy for one another, share common ideals, manage adversity well, and check their egos at the start line that win these races. In my experience, the same is true in the corporate world.”

Building World Class Teams: 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!

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:

  • Total commitment
  • Empathy and Awareness
  • Adversity Management
  • Mutual Respect
  • ‘We’ Thinking
  • Ownership of the Project
  • Relinquishment of Ego
  • Kinetic Leadership

Click here to learn about Robyn’s interactive team building keynote.

Why Winners Win

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.

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.

High Praise for Robyn Benincasa

“While adventure racing and Robyn’s exploits are clearly larger-than-life, she is so natural and unassuming that her audiences are readily inspired and eager to put her lessons to work.”
-Christopher Mortell, Sr. Manager, HR, Siemens Medical Solutions (hired Robyn 4 times)

“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 (hired Robyn 6 times)

“I can recommend Robyn and her team to provide an exceptional event that will thrill the audience short term, and provide meaningful change in the long-term as she provides key insights into the synergies of building a World Class team.”
-John Alderson, Zone V.P. Starbucks (hired Robyn 12 times)

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