Rye Barcott Biography

Rye Barcott is a veteran and social entrepreneur. While serving as a U.S. Marine, he co-founded the non-governmental organization Carolina For Kibera, which uses a unique model of participatory development to break cycles of violence and extreme poverty. His book, It Happened on the Way to War, was named one of the best non-fiction titles of the year by Reader’s Digest and acclaimed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “tremendous,” and Bono as “a wild ride of a book.”

Barcott learned the art of public speaking from his father, a Marine Vietnam veteran and teacher. A TED Conferences Fellow, he has delivered presentations in venues ranging from the Gates Foundation, the British Royal Society of Arts, Partners in Health, and the Clinton Global Initiative to corporations and industry associations including Best Buy, JP Morgan, Target, Amazon, the Mobile Marketing Association, NAFSA, the World Economic Forum, and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Through his narrative, accompanied by illustrative media, Barcott shows how small groups of committed people from vastly backgrounds can unite and defy the odds. His engaging presentations weave together themes of empowerment, personal discovery, and risk taking. He brings to life first hand examples of 21st century leadership that will inspire and inform audiences working in their own ways to make an impact and get stuff done.

Currently, he is the CEO of With Honor, a new movement led by veterans focused on building a cross-partisan coalition of next-generation veterans in the United States Congress in order to help fix our America's broken, hyper-polarized politics.

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Rye Barcott Videos

With Honor: Can Veterans Help Bridge Our Political Divides?
2018 Commencement address: Rye Barcott
Leadership When it Matters Most - Rye Barcott

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Rye Barcott is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rye Barcott for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rye Barcott generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rye Barcott for an upcoming event.

Rye Barcott Videos

With Honor: Can Veterans Help Bridge Our Political Divides?
2018 Commencement address: Rye Barcott
Leadership When it Matters Most - Rye Barcott
Rye Barcott -- Listening well and asking better questions are crucial

Rye Barcott Speaking Topics

  • Shoot, Move, Communicate

    From day one, every boot Marine learns that there are three primary things that any military unit must do well to be successful: shoot, move, communicate. These motions create a useful framework for decision making called the OODA loop. The third leg of the equation is where most breakdowns occur. Communication is the hardest piece to get right, in combat or in peacetime. It is also the skill that often differentiates exceptional groups from average ones. Learn from the successes and failures of some of the most diverse teams imaginable. This talk focuses on practical steps to build trust and communicate more effectively – essential ingredients for enduring organizations and businesses.

  • The Enemy is Resistance

    Resistance is our greatest impediment to change. It's internal and external. Overcoming resistance can result in marvelous things. It changes lives and drives impact. Learn about methods to face resistance from extreme environments. This is a motivational talk designed for individuals, companies, and organizations aspiring to break from the status quo and struggling with how to do it effectively and for the long term.

  • Spark Change from Within: A “How-To” for the Healthcare Industry

    Specifically designed for healthcare professionals, this presentation focuses on applying the model of participatory development to effect better health outcomes at home and abroad. It examines the motivational story of Tabitha Festo, a widowed nurse and mother of three who started a clinic with a grant for $26 in 2000. The Tabitha Clinic is now the base of the largest program the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operates in informal settlements worldwide. This motivational talk focuses on the model of participatory development and how effective, sustainable change is led from within communities, not imposed from the top down.

  • Spark Charge from Within: A Guide for Students

    “Many Americans go to the developing world to serve others. A smaller percentage end up being useful,” New York Times columnist David Brooks opined in his column, “The Rugged Altruists.” What differentiates successful social enterprises at home or abroad? As inspiring as it is informative, this presentation reveals the framework of participatory development, focuses on practical lessons learned, and motivates audiences on their own quests to make a difference in the world. Barcott wrote his book It Happened on the Way to War specifically for students and has presented to more than 100 schools during first year reading programs, commencements, and other featured presentations.

  • Leadership When It Matters Most

    How do small teams react effectively under extreme duress? What can we learn from effective teams of committed individuals and apply to ordinary situations where leadership matters? This talk focuses on five lessons from the Marine Corps and humanitarian work peace building in one of the world's largest shanty towns. Barcott guides his audience on how they can more effectively lead and make an impact when the going gets tough.

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