Steve Rizzo

  • The Attitude Adjuster
  • Authority on Personal Growth Strategies
  • Comedian

A personal development expert, comedian, Speakers Hall of Fame motivational speaker, and author, Steve Rizzo is the Attitude Adjuster. After being saddled with the dubious high school honor of "Least Likely to Succeed," Steve Rizzo was able to do what many people dream of—proving them all wrong. Now he helps his audiences around the world do the same thing. He is the author of the bestselling book, Get Your SHIFT Together and is often called upon as the “go-to” guy on the topic of personal development for many network, cable and radio media outlets. His immensely popular PBS special revealed why he’s an expert on attitude, humor and the power of positive thinking.

Steve left his promising career as a headline comedian where he shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield and Ellen DeGeneres, to become a professional speaker who teaches people how to be happy and successful no matter what their circumstances are.

 
  

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Your speech was not only outstanding but it captured everyone's interest from the inception of the presentation right through to the end. You were funny, you brought some actual true-life points that were, that you experienced in your own personal life to a reality. And you just had the audience captivated from inception to completion of that presentation. So, out of all the events that I have put together on behalf of the Hartford For This Association, that evening in September based on your presentation was the most successful that we've ever had. So, my hat goes off to you for an outstanding presentation and your book is outstanding, I've read it and you were just you were right on and you captured everyones interest from the beginning to the end and I'm still getting rave reviews from some of our clients that that was the most enjoyable evening that they've attended on behalf of The Hartford, so thank you.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Steve Rizzo
  • August Jackson
  • High Point University
  • Heidtman Steel Products
  • Casella Waste Systems
  • Hartford Life Insurance
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Drilling For Optimism: Tapping into our most valuable natural resource

In times of economic distress, opportunities don’t disappear; they simply manifest in new and different ways. Optimism is the key to being able to recognize these opportunities when they arise. This program examines the real power of optimism as a currency that creates storm-weathering attitud ...

In times of economic distress, opportunities don’t disappear; they simply manifest in new and different ways. Optimism is the key to being able to recognize these opportunities when they arise. This program examines the real power of optimism as a currency that creates storm-weathering attitudes and allows the flexibility to identify alternate routes to success, even in this severe economic climate.  Only the optimistic survive, and Steve delivers the tools necessary for tapping into the positive reserves within each of us. Prepare to dig deep, and learn why Steve is known affectionately as the “Attitude Adjuster.”

“When you shift your focus, you change your life.” - Steve Rizzo

Your attendees will experience how to:

  • Create new ways of thinking to transform these challenging times into opportunities
  • Bring out the best in self and others
  • Laugh off fears and take control of emotions
  • Enjoy the rebuilding process
  • Maintain emotional stability and eliminate stress

The Atti-Tools for Success

This highly energetic and entertaining program unlocks the secrets to the power of permanent change and a lasting positive attitude. You can be sure that your group will be feeling fantastic and walking away more productive than ever, not just for a day, but for a lifetime. Learn why Steve is known ...

This highly energetic and entertaining program unlocks the secrets to the power of permanent change and a lasting positive attitude. You can be sure that your group will be feeling fantastic and walking away more productive than ever, not just for a day, but for a lifetime.

Learn why Steve is known by so many as the “Attitude Adjuster.”

“What you think is what you get.” -Steve Rizzo.

In this program you will gain the secrets of…

  • New ways of thinking that will transform obstacles into opportunities instantly
  • How to bring out the best in yourself and everyone around you
  • Learning the five steps towards your destiny
  • How to laugh off your fears and take control of your emotions
  • The number one way to achieve success and happiness

Don't Just Accept Change... Embrace It

Sometimes it comes by way of choice and sometimes it is forced upon us by circumstances beyond our control. Either way, it is a part of life that is needed in order for us to grow to our full potential. Steve will show your group how to deal with one of our biggest fears in both the workplace and in ...

Sometimes it comes by way of choice and sometimes it is forced upon us by circumstances beyond our control. Either way, it is a part of life that is needed in order for us to grow to our full potential. Steve will show your group how to deal with one of our biggest fears in both the workplace and in our personal lives…CHANGE! Everyone will learn the skills needed to use any change to their advantage, creating greater success on all levels.

“Life is about growing, learning, and becoming. You can not grow, learn, or become if you can not embrace the changes in your life.”  - Steve Rizzo.

In this program you will gain the secrets of…

  • Winning ways of thinking that change obstacles into opportunities instantly
  • How to enjoy yourself during the process of change
  • Overcoming the fear associated with change
  • Using your sense of humor as a tool to grow with change
  • Seeing the brighter alternative to a potentially negative situation

Why Not Enjoy The Process

We spend most of our waking hours at our place of employment and much of our leisure time thinking about it. We can let the stress, fast pace, and challenges control our emotions or we can lighten up, have fun, and enjoy the process. It’s always a matter of choice! Acquiring a healthy state of ...

We spend most of our waking hours at our place of employment and much of our leisure time thinking about it. We can let the stress, fast pace, and challenges control our emotions or we can lighten up, have fun, and enjoy the process. It’s always a matter of choice! Acquiring a healthy state of mind is essential in order to produce quality sales, quality customer service, teamwork, and communication. Steve will show your group how to overcome the everyday pressures that can stifle productivity and creativity in the workplace, while enjoying the process.

“Enjoyment is the spark that ignites passion and enthusiasm.”  - Steve Rizzo.

  • In this program you will gain the secrets of …
  • Acquiring the attitude you need to succeed
  • Using the power of choice to your advantage
  • Seeing the brighter alternative to a potentially negative situation
  • Finding the laughter in between and during the tough times
  • How to maintain emotional stability and eliminate stress

GET YOUR “SHIFT” TOGETHER--Start each day with an Unstoppable Attitude to Succeed

Steve Rizzo engages the audience with laughter as he challenges each attendee to: • SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity, and new levels of success, regardless of their circumstances. • Let Steve show your group what he learned abo ...

Steve Rizzo engages the audience with laughter as he challenges each attendee to:

• SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity, and new levels of success, regardless of their circumstances.
• Let Steve show your group what he learned about Success Strategies from his personal experiences with many comedy greats, celebrities and everyday heroes in his life
• What were the 3 Success Qualities that catapulted Eddie Murphy to Super Stardom?
• Why was Rodney Dangerfield so unhappy when he achieved so much?
• How was Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed from the neck down, able to accomplish so much in the last 9 years of his life when the odds were so much against him?
• Learn how Steve’s brother Michael, a 100% disabled Viet Nam War Vet, turned his life around to become the Ultimate Success Story.

In this program Steve will reveal the SHIFTING SECRETS of…
• Shifting your focus and way of thinking to get the results you want
• How to train yourself be resilient and motivated throughout the day; everyday
• Enjoying yourself during the process of achieving your goals
• Starting each day with an unstoppable Attitude to succeed
• Why humor is “The Instant Mind Shift” and how to use it to nip negative thoughts in the bud before emotional havoc sets in.

Let Steve show your group how much power they have over every aspect of their business and lives, regardless of their circumstances!
 

Rizzo's Heroes: Leadership Secrets From Near and Far

Prepareto be inspired and motivated in a whole new way in this exciting program based in part on the extensive and incredible media interviews of top CEO’s, industry leaders, and everyday achievers by Steve Rizzo. Steve will tell you inspiring stories of extraordinary leaders and their leaders ...

Prepare to be inspired and motivated in a whole new way in this exciting program based in part on the extensive and incredible media interviews of top CEO’s, industry leaders, and everyday achievers by Steve Rizzo. Steve will tell you inspiring stories of extraordinary leaders and their leadership’s secrets. Laugh along with Steve while you learn how to lead so others will follow you anywhere…

“Everyone has an inner hero that they have glimpsed from time to time, just waiting to break free… Now is the time to tap into your true hero potential” - Steve Rizzo

In this program you will gain the secrets of…
• Extraordinary Business leaders (Heroes) that inspire, intrigue, and exhilarate
• Dealing with change and challenges while enjoying the process
• How to inspire a guaranteed great attitude in yourself and others
• Hero Thinking for unstoppable results
• What heroes know that 99% of ordinary people don’t know

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Biography

Based on principles in his latest book, Get Your SHIFT Together, Steve Rizzo challenges attendees to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity, and new levels of success.

What Steve brings to the table is his captivating ability to engage the attendees with laughter as he challenges them to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity and new levels of success. He is a Motivational Mechanic who tunes and tweaks each member of the audience to succeed at their full potential.

As a SHOWTIME COMEDY ALL-STAR and sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres and many more giants of comedy. Or maybe you’ve seen Steve as the goto-guy on Personal Development on NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC. His immensely popular PBS special brought him into the homes of millions revealing why he’s and expert on Attitude, Motivation, Humor and the Power of Positive Thinking.

A personal development expert, comedian, motivational speaker, and author, Steve Rizzo is the Attitude Adjuster. You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches, seminars, or read his books and leave with the same attitude.

 “Difficult situations don’t cause us to fail or to be unhappy,” says Steve, “but rather it’s our negative thoughts and beliefs about the situation.” Steve has been Adjusting Attitudes in companies such as AT&T, American Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, State Farm, Prudential, Marriott, and even the CIA (yes, he had them laughing as they learned Success Strategies to get to a better place in Business and in life too) since 1994.

It’s no surprise that he’s been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977.