#1 Motivational Speaker for Athletes

“Richie’s Story of College Walk-on to Professional Football Player lit a fire within me” – Rudy Ruettiger

Who is Richie Contartesi?

Be the Hero of Your Team!

Bring in Richie so Your Athletes can WIN on and off the field

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The Customized Keynote Your Athletes Will Never Forget:

Reignite The Relentless Within:

Four key personal commitments to capitalize on adversity, optimize performance levels, and evolve into a goal-achieving machine.

Do your players persist on the one-yard line when they’ve hit rock bottom and have nothing left in the tank?

Richie understands how difficult it can be to make the transition as a student-athlete to the next level. He also understands what it actually takes. A relentless mindset, will, and determination that can’t be stopped. Talent can only take you so far. Richie shares his experiences and what he learned from earning a full football scholarship as a walk-on at 5’7″ and 155 pounds soaking wet in the SEC at Ole Miss. Your players will not only walk away extremely inspired and motivated, but they will also learn how too:

  • Transition on the high school, collegiate, and professional levels
  • Reignite their relentless mindset
  • The do’s and don’ts of social networking
  • Protecting their image
  • Overcome the fear of failure
  • Goal setting and relentlessly persisting until they achieve their goal

Richie guarantees and promises the right message for your unique audience. And without a doubt, he will deliver. At the end of the day, your people will get it.

“Athletes and families found his story really relatable.  The content he shared was motivating and valuable.  He was very open to meeting the families and athletes.  Very approachable. He crushed the keynote!”

~ Kristen Stone, Senior Operations Manager
All American Games

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Motivational Keynote Speaker, Motivation Speaker for High School Assemblies

He is one of those athletes who may not be the fastest, biggest, or most talented, but through hard work, a never give up attitude, and belief in himself, makes believers out of everyone around him.

-Houston Nutt, Ole Miss Head Football Coach

Motivational Keynote Speaker, Motivation Speaker for High School Assemblies