Robyn Benincasa Keynote Speaker

  • Leadership and Teamwork Motivational Speaker
  • Full-time Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion
  • CNN Hero & New York Times Bestselling Author

Robyn Benincasa's Biography

Robyn Benincasa is a top motivational keynote speaker on leadership. She is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and a best-selling author. Her speeches show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and the method to win as a team. 

She is the founder of World Class Teams, former corporate sales expert, and full-time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams. She has helped many internationally-renowned companies including Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Fast Company, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ARAMARK, Siemens, 3M, Coldwell Banker, Ameriprise, Microsoft AT&T. She is also a full-time firefighter and was on America’s first all female fire crew. 

She is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, “How Winning Works”. Her adventure skills, over the last 20 years, have seen her and her teammates competing in some of the most compelling parts of the earth – the jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rainforests of Ecuador and the desert of Namibia – where they have mastered the skills required to inspire a group of semi-exhausted people to excel and reach their goal whilst in constantly changing conditions. She is Eco-Challenge World Champion, CNN Hero, Founder of Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler and proud owner of 2 metal ‘bionic hips’. 

Robyn and her team’s accomplishments have been featured on ABC, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, The Today Show, Live with Regis, The Discovery Channel, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Runners World and Outside MAgazine. Robyn had also been named one of the Top 10 Speakers Featured by the Harvard Business Review and one of the Top 10 New York Times Bestselling Author Who Can Better Your Life in 2018. She is also one of the 10 Highest Rated Inspirational Speakers for Business by Derek Sweeney. She inspires people to grab life with one hand, their teammates with the other and create a visionary for themselves. 

Speaking Topics


  • Building world class teams : through collaboration, creativity and a culture of one
  • How Champions lead change
  • Why winners win : the game changing mindset that creates next-level success
  • Inspired leadership : driving greatness by creating a culture of champions


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Videos of Robyn Benincasa

Robyn Benincasa Keynote | Hilton P1
Robyn Benincasa Keynote | Hilton P1
Project Athena: Robyn Benincasa (2011)
Project Athena: Robyn Benincasa (2011)
How Winning Works by Robyn Benincasa (Book Trailer) (2012)
How Winning Works by Robyn Benincasa (Book Trailer) (2012)

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