Robyn Benincasa Biography

When the challenges are steep and the competition fierce, Robyn Benincasa provides the tools individuals and organizations need to cross their most challenging finish lines. As a two-time World Champion Adventure racer, San Diego Firefighter, and CNN Hero, Robyn knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy, or as she puts it, “That magic that allows ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.”

Through harrowing experiences in places like the jungles of Borneo and the Himalayan peaks, Robyn has studied the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty of Extreme Teamwork. Her refreshing and unique techniques build and foster impactful, inspired teams that succeed against all odds and turn setbacks into comebacks.

Robyn was named one of 2020s World’s Top 50 Keynote Speakers (Real Leaders Magazine), the #1 Female Speaker for Meetings.net, and is one of the Top 10 Speakers featured by Harvard Business Review. She has motivated countless leaders and teams for Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Starbucks, Walmart, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, HubSpot, Intel, and more. Her game-changing keynotes inspire us to grab life with one hand, our teammates with the other and create that special magic that makes each of us stronger together than we could ever be alone.

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Robyn Benincasa Videos

Robyn Benincasa Virtual Keynote Promo-Adapt, Overcome, and Win as ONE!
Formats of Authentic Teambuilding and Human Synergy by Robyn Benincasa
Leading Safer Teams Keynote with Female Leadership Speaker Robyn Benincasa

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robyn Benincasa for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Robyn Benincasa, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robyn Benincasa or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Robyn Benincasa?

Booking fees for Robyn Benincasa, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robyn Benincasa, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Robyn Benincasa?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robyn Benincasa for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robyn Benincasa for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robyn Benincasa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robyn Benincasa or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Robyn Benincasa is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Human Resources and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Robyn Benincasa for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Robyn Benincasa generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Carey Lohrenz and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robyn Benincasa for an upcoming event.

Robyn Benincasa Videos

Robyn Benincasa Virtual Keynote Promo-Adapt, Overcome, and Win as ONE!
Formats of Authentic Teambuilding and Human Synergy by Robyn Benincasa
Leading Safer Teams Keynote with Female Leadership Speaker Robyn Benincasa
Robyn Benincasa: How Winning Works

Robyn Benincasa Reviews

  • Robyn was an excellent choice for our event. She was a dynamic speaker and the response from the audience was all positive. She was very personable and easy to work with.
    So. IL Women for Health & Wellness Foundation - Sep 21 2016

  • I think that she was tremendous. More important her presentation was not just inspirational/motivational, but it resonated with all of us, and fit our message. Powerful stuff
    See Agency - Aug 12 2011

  • I attended Robyn's inspirational speech Why Winners Win. I have not stopped thinking about how I can incorporate her ideas not only into my work life but also into my own personal running goals. Her examples of encountering road blocks but continuing to pick herself back up have inspired me to keep going whether it's dealing with a difficult client at work or struggling with my 1/2 marathon training. I have also implemented Robyn's team ideas by collaborating with my successful colleagues, as well as running with and sharing tips with experienced marathoners. I am so grateful to have attended Robyn's speech! It has made me reevaluate the way that I think and live my every day life. One day I want to be the next Robin Benincasa. :)
    Interstate Hotels & Resorts - Jun 22 2011

  • Robyn's engaging, funny, interactive and CONTENT-RICH presentation to 900 of our school leaders was nothing short of amazing. Her physical strength is NOTHING compared to the strength of her WILL and her HEART. She gave district leaders a new perspective on teamwork and life. Robyn is an inspirational human being and someone who models hard work, integrity, and wellness. Wow. Best. Speaker. Ever.
    Orange County Public Schools - Jun 15 2011

  • Once in a while, a speaker just captivates you and you can’t stop thinking about her message. Robyn Benincasa was that speaker for me this week during the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) annual conference. So rather than ooh and ahh about the wisdom-of-outgoing-chair-Maureen-Hurley/admiration-for-incoming-chair-Carin-Stutz/supportiveness-of-WFF-president-Fritzi-Woods/impressiveness-of-Ivanka-Trump/humor-of-Bertice-Barry/motivation-of-Peter-Sheahan, I’ll focus on Robyn. Robyn embodies the very mission of the WFF; the fact that her session hit the nail on the head was as much an epiphany for me as were the lessons she imparted. I know I risk losing something in translation but will try to do her talk and her spirit justice. Robyn is a two-time World Champion adventure racer, a term I learned during her talk. She’s spent 15 years participating in races involving extreme physical activities in grueling conditions, and overcome adversity on numerous occasions. She was on Mark Burnett’s Eco-Challenge reality show and has been featured in numerous other extreme athletic events. She lives on the edge, to put it mildly. She is also a San Diego firefighter and has translated her passion into a non-profit, Project Athena. Through her talk, "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results," Robyn uses her adventure racing experiences to illustrate what it means to really work as a team. Part of the reason Robin is so captivating is that I am amazed by people like her. For some time, I’ve been fascinated by tales of Everest climbs and the like. I loved Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston, and well as its movie, 127 Hours. I am in awe of those who test their limits. My fear threshold is far below what these experiences require, so the vicarious participation is a thrill. Robyn resonated so strongly for me because not only did she let me be a voyeur on her adventures, but she applied the learnings into the very lessons the WFF espouses. And she did so while entertaining a roomful of people, riveting us from the get-go. The WFF’s mission, as many know, is to elevate women leaders. All WFF programming is geared towards supporting women in leadership positions or striving for such positions. The WFF focuses on a variety of core competencies that enable women to succeed as leaders including risk-taking, tough-mindedness, driving for results, and more. Running my own business, I am certainly in a leadership position. But my development is my responsibility and often, other demands take priority over my own skill-building. Some WFF competencies come naturally to me, and others do not, but it’s the rare seminar that hits home with a message I can readily translate to my business and to my growth areas. I chose Robyn’s session because team-building has been on my mind lately as Intellaprice grows. As Robyn used her racing experiences to illustrate lessons in teamwork, I began to see my team and my role as captain in a new light. I actually thought of ways I should support my team differently, to all of our benefit. I envisioned what it would look like if I was more motivational a different perspective when coaching team members, or had a more positive spin when offering feedback. As Robyn pointed out, there is a difference between winning and not losing. Lots of speakers can remind us of the nature of good teamwork and connection. Robyn, however, was able to help me think about this very clearly and I can put her teachings to use immediately. Granted, conducting pricing research and analysis for clients is not the same pressure as say, walking along a death-defying ridge for hundreds of miles or swimming through muddy, leach-infested waters in Borneo. But as my staff can attest, we face our own challenges. Robyn's messages about working for the greater good of the team, checking your ego at the door, and carrying others who need it so that the team finishes and wins are definitely translatable. If the WFF strives to strengthen our leadership competencies, and team building is a goal for me, then Robyn did more for my personal development in 90 minutes than anyone has in my entire career. She has helped the WFF fulfill its mission, which is quite remarkable. Her session alone would have made this conference worthwhile. That it was accompanied by many other positive aspects of the conference was a bonus.
    Intellaprice - Apr 18 2011

Robyn Benincasa Speaking Topics

  • Inspiring Greatness Through G.R.I.T. Creating The Passion To Pursue The Impossible (45 - 60 minutes)

    What inspires the resilience to chase challenging finish lines and achieve world class results in times of incredible challenge and change? How do we create the passion and internal drive to pursue goals that seem impossible? We create this kind of greatness in ourselves and our teammates through G.R.I.T!

    G.R.I.T is that magical combination of:

    GUTS RESPECT for our teammates and the mission INNOVATION TEAMWORK that makes us “sticky” to our goals and dreams.

    In this keynote, Robyn shares the real secret to her and her teams’ success over 20 years of leading the pack in the sport of adventure racing and as a San Diego Firefighter—their “we will find a way or make one” attitude, their love of the mission, their deep respect for one another, their ingenious solutions and white space thinking, their intensive preparation for all contingencies and conditions, and their incredible ability to not just work with each other, but FOR each other. Having the GRIT to go the distance in any endeavor isn’t just a matter of mental fortitude.

    Much of our endurance and drive to succeed in those tough times when others would quit comes from our connection to something greater than ourselves, the inspiration that comes from mission driven innovation, the passion we have for our goals and the people whose lives we will touch along the way, the understanding that we are writing our life story during our most difficult challenges, and the respect for a team whose success is inextricably tied to ours.

    When you leave Robyn’s Inspiring Greatness Through G.R.I.T keynote, you will have a deep understanding of how to create GRIT in your own life and in your team culture, but most importantly, you’ll be on a mission to inspire that GRIT in everyone who is lucky enough to know you—- the kind of leader every organization needs to help them climb their tallest peaks, fight their biggest fires, and cross their most challenging finish lines…

    • available for virtual & in-person events

  • Building World Class Teams How to Achieve Breakthrough Performance Through Collaboration, Creativity, and A Culture of ONE (45 - 60 minutes)

    How do you inspire individual team members to become great teammates? What if your teams were not only driven to achieve goals with each other but FOR each other? The world’s most successful teams have one thing in common: Human Synergy, which Robyn describes as ”the magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.” If your goal is to take a group of successful individuals and make them successful as a team, this team-building keynote is the perfect message to set the tone for your event!

    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. In this fast-paced, story-driven keynote, Robyn Benincasa takes your group on a multimedia adventure which visually and viscerally imparts the mindset that allows teams to adapt, overcome, and win as ONE even when the stakes are high and the only thing constant is change. Your world class team will discover that achieving at peak levels isn’t about only reaching UP and trying harder as an individual, but reaching OUT and sharing strengths, talents, and challenges within a World Class Team.

    Robyn gets attendees buzzing with inspired ideas about how to raise their team to the next level, both personally and professionally. And they’ll take home simple and easily applied skills that will cultivate deep and lasting connections in any team.

    The hallmark of a world class team is when they’re not only working WITH each other, but FOR each other. – Robyn

    • available for virtual & in-person events

  • Why Winners Win The Game Changing Mindset That Creates Next Level Success (45 - 60 minutes)

    What are the common attributes of people who make a lifelong habit of winning… and who succeed against all odds?

    Drawing inspiration from Robyn’s team of World Champion adventure athletes as well as Winners from all walks of life, Why Winners Win uncovers the common traits and attitudes of the world’s most consistent high performers. The Best of the Best experience times of great challenge and change just like everyone else; but with characteristic Courage, Luck (Opportunity + Preparation), Adversity Management Skills, and a keen ability to create Synergy with their colleagues, they possess the ability to continually motivate and inspire themselves and those around them to the top of the podium in any endeavor.

    This inspiring keynote addresses the following goals, dreams and themes:

    • Teaching and leveraging a game-changing strategy that shifts one’s mindset from “not losing” to winning.
    • Embracing times of great challenge and change as a springboard to future success.
    • Empowering continuous improvement to spur change and reinvent the game.
    • Capitalizing on resources and building a world class team to achieve even bigger goals.
    • Demonstrating the importance and value of G.U.T.S. (Going the Distance, Unwavering in your patience and faith, Taking Calculated Risks and Shattering the Norm).
    • Solidifying how Luck is a proven formula of Opportunity + Preparation that drives peak performance and consistent results.

    • available for virtual & in-person events

  • Adapt, Overcome, and Win as One! Virtual Keynote* (30 - 60 minutes)

    Get Ready to Win YOUR Most Challenging Races… Add the Inspirational Force of Leadership and Performance to Your Next Event!

    If there’s one thing we can all be certain of right now, it’s that change is the only thing that’s going to stay the same. It’s our response to that 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?

    This unique and fast-paced multimedia keynote is inspired by a Fast Company Magazine feature story entitled “Extreme Teamwork” about Robyn’s World Champion Adventure Racing team. Robyn shares the Secrets to Extreme Teamwork that allowed her team to be the most prolific and consistent World Champions in the sport, lessons that are easily applied to the adventures in our business lives. Their team culture of innovation, visionary creativity, relentless lead building, and embracing calculated risk as a strategy for success made them one of the most exciting and successful teams in the history of adventure sports, and in Robyn’s Adapt, Overcome, and Win as One keynote, she shares the mindset and strategies that created their consistent breakthrough performance.

    AND Each Virtual Keynote includes a full super experienced tech team on Robyn's end to ensure everyone's success in creating the magic! You book the event, and our team makes you look like a rockstar.

    • available for virtual & in-person events

Robyn Benincasa News

How to book Robyn Benincasa?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robyn Benincasa for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Robyn Benincasa, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robyn Benincasa or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Robyn Benincasa?

Booking fees for Robyn Benincasa, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robyn Benincasa, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Robyn Benincasa?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robyn Benincasa for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robyn Benincasa for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robyn Benincasa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robyn Benincasa or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Robyn Benincasa is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Human Resources and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Robyn Benincasa for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Robyn Benincasa generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Carey Lohrenz and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robyn Benincasa for an upcoming event.

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