#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?

Richie Contartesi is a Motivational Speaker for Athletes and the #1 Best Selling Author of “In Spite of the Odds”, an inspirational story about an ordinary teen athlete who started as a walk-on and eventually earned a full Division I college football scholarship to the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss”. Standing tall at 5’7″ and 155 pounds.

As a Motivational Speaker for Athletes, Richie provides his personal insight and shares the adversity and struggles he faced when the odds were stacked against him to help athletes overcome their own challenges in life whether they are on or off the field. His realistic common sense roadmap explores why writing down your goal, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence are the keys to success as an athlete.

Why Richie Contartesi?

Richie’s approach is a bit different than most. He shares his story and intertwines the importance of writing down your goal, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence. His speech will make you cry, laugh, and look deep within yourself to begin your own personal journey to success on and off the field. What makes Richie unique is how he dives into the challenges you may be facing within your athletic programs to customize his speech to meet your needs and help you reach your goals. It’s about winning! Winning on the field and winning as a person.

Some of Richie’s client’s include:

Inspire Long-Term Positive Change

Any Motivational Speaker for Athletes can change an athletes thinking during the presentation, but Richie inspires long-term positive change through engaging, memorable, emotional and comedic stories.

Make Great Choices

Making great choices on and off the field is the foundation for a happy and successful life. We don’t always make perfect choices but Richie shares a simple formula so your athletes can always make great choices.

Recipe for Overcoming Adversity

No matter what your major goal or dream is, you are going to encounter massive amounts of adversity. Richie shares how he overcame adversity and how you can overcome any adversity as well.

Be the Hero of Your Team!

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

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Courage to Follow Your Heart

We all have “haters’. Don’t let someone’s opinion of you dictate your future. Better yet, Richie explains through an engaging  story how to not let your opinion of yourself dictate your future.

Your Specific Points Stressed

Every teen has their own key points they want to be stressed. Richie spends a lot of time customizing his speech in certain areas so all of your key points are brought to life and stressed.

Free Access to Goal Setting Course

Not only does Richie come in and rock the athletic program, but he also now provides his audience with free access to his Online Course ($197 value per person) on goal setting. This way he can keep up and hold the athletes accountable.

One hour later your team will be ready to reach their peak potential and push everyone around them to greatness. Regardless of the challenge you are facing, I am here to solve the core issue for you” ~ Richie Contartesi

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Motivational Speaker for Athlete Development

  • Richie assists Athletic teams and players when transitioning on the high school, collegiate, and professional levels
  • Making the transition academically and socially
  • Transitioning from old to new environments
  • Decision-making on and off the field
  • The do’s and do not of social networking
  • Protecting their image
  • Peer influence and public perception

Richie uses his experiences of playing football at Ole Miss as well as what he learned from earning a full scholarship as a walk-on at 5’7″ and 155 pounds soaking wet. He shows other athletes how to believe in themselves, how they can overcome their fears and challenges, and develop the courage to follow their hearts using a simple 5 step system.

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.

Contact Richie or his Booking Manager Mary by calling them directly at (855) 272-1267 or by filling out the form below.

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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