Robyn Benincasa

  • World Champion Adventure Racer
  • New York Times Bestselling Author, How Winning Works

World Champion Eco-Challenge adventure racer, CNN Hero, New York Times bestselling author, founder of the 501c3 Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record distance paddler, proud owner of two metal 'bionic hips' and full time San Diego firefighter Robyn Benincasa definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy—or as Robyn puts it, "that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together."

 
  

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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! If your goal is to increase performance by inspiring your team to adapt, overcome, and win as ONE, this keynote is the perfect message to set the tone for your event. Through her 8 Essen ...

What do the world's most successful teams have in common? The ability to upgrade their "teamwork" to Human Synergy! If your goal is to increase performance by inspiring your team to adapt, overcome, and win as ONE, this keynote is the perfect message to set the tone for your event. Through her 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy keynote, Eco-Challenge Adventure Racing World Champion and San Diego Firefighter Robyn Benincasa takes your team on a fast-paced multimedia adventure that visually and viscerally 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!).

Attendees will leave the room buzzing with inspired ideas about how to raise their team to the next level against all odds, both personally and professionally, and take home some simple and easily applied skills that will allow them to create Human Synergy with all of the teammates in their lives. There is an old proverb that says "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." But the stories and videos that Robyn shares from the most epic, entertaining and meaningful moments in the sport of Adventure Racing will leave your team with a deep understanding that with true Human Synergy they will go farther AND faster in pursuit of their goals!

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

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World champion adventure racer Robyn Benincasa inspires with stories from Project Athena.

 

 

World Champion Eco-Challenge adventure racer Robyn Benincasa reports inspiring stories about multi-hundred mile paddling races and helping others grow from huge life challenges to amazing success through Project Athena, a 501c3 non-profit foundation Robyn founded.

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World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, New York Times Best Selling Author, Founder of the 501c3 Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler, Proud Owner of 2 Metal 'Bionic Hips' and Full Time San Diego Firefighter Robyn Benincasa definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy---or as Robyn puts it, "that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together."

For the last 20 years, she and her teammates have been competing at the front of the pack in the most unique and compelling classrooms on earth--The jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rivers of Fiji, the rainforests of Ecuador and the desert of Namibia, studying the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty in Extreme Teamwork and mastering the skills required to inspire a group of semi-exhausted people through a seemingly endless series of checkpoints, in pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal, working against crazy deadlines, in constantly changing conditions and all in pursuit of a huge hairy audacious goal (sounds a lot like your life as a business leader, right?!).

It is through these harrowing, life affirming and often hilarious experiences in the world's most grueling challenges that she has emerged with her refreshing and truly unique perspective on what it takes to build the kind of world class teams that succeed against all odds, that triumph in the face of adversity and that win as one in times of great challenge and change.

NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, The Today Show, Live With Regis, Dateline NBC, The Discovery Channel, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Runner's World and Outside Magazine have all featured Robyn and her teams' amazing accomplishments. And Robyn accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, hike across the Grand Canyon with a group of survivors, or start their own businesses.

This is, after all, who she is and what she does: Robyn Benincasa inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and to create that special magic that makes all of us better TOGETHER than we ever would have been alone!