Richie Contartesi Keynote Speaker

  • #1 Best-Selling Author, "In Spite of the Odds”
  • Former professional football player
  • Founder & President, Next Play™

Richie Contartesi's Biography

Richie Contartesi partners with sales leaders to dramatically skyrocket sales, eliminate complacency, and create a consistent high-performance sales culture. His unique accountability system, Next Play™, is a step-by-step playbook to hold sales reps and leaders accountable to their potential every week without micromanaging.

Richie started his journey when he went from a 5’7” 150 pound walk-on at Ole Miss to becoming a Division-1 football scholarship athlete in the powerhouse SouthEastern Conference. He also went on to earn the coveted SEC Scholar Athlete award.

After his graduation from Ole Miss, Richie played professional Arena football, authored his #1 bestseller, “In Spite of the Odds”, was featured in the movie “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On”, and founded Relentless Warrior and Next Play™.

Using this same drive and accountability system, Richie went on to break records in sales performance at a fortune 500 company, built a 7-figure nation-wide performance coaching program, and today helps companies scale to completely new levels through the Next Play™ Accountability System.

Richie shares each success story from the lens of the audience resulting in a renewed inspiration you can feel in the room. He speaks frequently to large audiences and partners with businesses of all sizes including major corporations worldwide like IBM to build teams who are clear on their goals, focused on their next play, and accountable each week, resulting in their rapid growth and record engagement.


Read More

Richie Contartesi's Speaking Topics

  • KEYNOTE FOR SALES LEADERS - Next Play™: The Accountability System That Results In Retention, Profitable Growth, & Consistent Peak Performance

The greatest skill a leader can learn is the ability to help others realize and exceed their potential. But, most leaders manage people, implement lots of training, and sometimes even coach, but very few have the ability to also hold their team members accountable to their potential every single week. What’s missing is a tool and system to keep people moving forward regardless of adversity.

  • KEYNOTE FOR SALES TEAMS - Next Play™: The Accountability System That Eliminates Complacency and Results In a Profitable Growth

The Next Play™ Accountability system provides the accountability your sales team needs to drive consistent results week after week. It’s a simple 3-step tool your team can use to go from stuck, frustrated, down and put them into instant action. It’s not just being focused, but more importantly, what you are focused on. This tool will keep your team set clear on their goals, focused on their next play, and accountable every week.

Read More

Videos of Richie Contartesi

Sales Motivational Speaker | Sales Kickoff Speaker | Accountability | Richie Contartesi | Next Play™
Sales Motivational Speaker | Sales Kickoff Speaker | Accountability | Richie Contartesi | Next Play™
How To Completely Eliminate Failure From Your Life (With Next Play™)
How To Completely Eliminate Failure From Your Life (With Next Play™)

Comments & Testimonials

“Richie thank you for jumping in and crushing itl Your message not only resonated with my team but I took away a number of great principles that will help me lead better. Appreciate you really taking the time to understand our business especially on such short notice. I've been getting all kinds of comments on how many it only took a few sessions and you knew our playbook more than others who have been with us for a while. You picked it up super fast and appreciate you getting the team fired up to get SKO started”
Michael Sundareson Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Strategic Growth at BrightEdge

Check Richie Contartesi's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…


    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    Discover other speakers

    Daniel Langer Speaking
    Daniel Langer Speaker
    Daniel Langer
    Global Expert in Luxury Branding
    Michael Dubin Speaker
    Michael Dubin
    CEO & Co-Founder, Dollar Shave Club
    Joel Salatin Speaker
    Joel Salatin
    Sustainability & Food Policy Expert
    Koen Schobbers speaking
    Koen Schobbers Speaker
    Koen Schobbers
    Gaming and esports expert
    Dafna Kaplan speaking
    Dafna Kaplan Speaker
    Dafna Kaplan
    Founding CEO of Cassette, industralised construction venture
    Jennifer Zhu Scott
    Jennifer Zhu Scott Speaker
    Jennifer Zhu Scott
    Chairman of The Commons Project- former Principal, Radian Partners
    Flavilla Fongang Speaker
    Flavilla Fongang
    Founder of Branding and Experiential Marketing Agency, 3 Colours Rule and Brand Advisor to the BBC
    Jane Metcalfe Speaker
    Jane Metcalfe
    Founder and CEO, NEO.LIFE
    Candace Nelson Speaker
    Candace Nelson
    Founder of Sprinkles & Pizzana, NY Times Bestselling Author & Guest Shark on Shark Tank
    Amrit Chandan Speaker
    Amrit Chandan
    Chemical engineer, entrepreneur & Forbes 30Under30