Keynote Speaker

Entertaining and Actionable Keynotes Helping Students Thrive During & After College

Keynote Speaker

Entertaining and Actionable Keynotes Helping Students Thrive During & After College

Richie’s Story of College Walk-on to Professional Football Player lit a fire within me

Rudy Ruettiger

How Do We Help Millennial and Gen Z Students Thrive During and After College?

 

  • More than 80 percent of college students felt overwhelmed and anxious by all they had to do in the past year and 45 percent have felt things were hopeless. (NAMI)
  • More than 45 percent of young adults who stopped attending college because of mental health related reasons did not request HELP. (NAMI)
  • College graduates are almost 2X more likely to be engaged at work if they had a mentor who encouraged them to purse their goals and dreams. (Gallup)

“Students expect higher education to help them design the lives they want to live”

~ Richie Contartesi

Who is

Richie Contartesi?

 

With the emergence of technology; time management, anxiety & depression, relationships, politics, motivation, and many other issues are holding back our youth from becoming the best version of themselves and achieving their goals.

Richie understands what it feels like as a student who felt depressed, anxious, and over whelmed, but was fortunate to have a mentor who showed him how to overcome these challenges and now he helps students do the same.

Richie struggled until he found his first passion, playing football, and turned that into a full D1 football scholarship at Ole Miss standing a staggering 5’7″ and a hefty 150 pounds.

He went on to play Arena Professionally, wrote a #1 Best Seller, opened a franchising 24/7 functional fitness facility, and now every year he travels the globe working with hundreds of organizations, colleges, and universities delivering inspiring, entertaining, and actionable keynotes to develop the younger generation into engaged peak performers for college, business, and life so they can make a bigger impact.

Choose Your Keynote:

Richie isn’t just a keynote speaker, but a partner. All of his keynotes and services are customized and personalized to help you achieve your goals the fastest. We will work closely with you to customize the keynote to either be motivational, Inspirational, and or content heavy. Richie will also make a marketing video that you can use to make sure you have a large turn out.

Richie’s pre-keynote prep includes:

College and Student Assessment
College and University Research
Administration Call
Marketing Video

Mental Health

“Turn Anxiety, Depression, and Stress into Success” 

You’ll discover:

  • 3 Secrets to Break the Cycle of Overwhelm, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
  • How to Use Richie’s Ultimate Suicide Prevention Strategy
  • How to Find Purpose & Meaning
  • How to Become a Victor VS. Victim
  • How to Manage Pain Caused by Fear of Failure & What People Think About You
  • Develop a Culture of Accountability and Celebrating All Wins
  • Bonus: 2 Follow Up Calls
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Leadership

“How Great Leaders Inspire, Develop, Engage and Maximize the Potential of Others”

You’ll discover:

  • 5 Steps to Effectively Lead & Coach Others
  • How to Set & Achieve Goals
  • How to Find Purpose & Meaning
  • How to Build Quality Relationships
  • How to Build Your Resilience Muscle
  • How to Overcome Adversity & Change
  • How to Develop a Culture of Accountability
  • Bonus: 2 Follow Up Calls
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Orientation/Overcoming Adversity

“5 key personal commitments to capitalize on adversity, optimize performance levels, and evolve into a goal-achieving machine”

You’ll discover:

  • How to Break Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Overwhelm
  • 5 Secrets to Have an Amazing First Year
  • Develop a Relentless Mindset™ for Student and Life Success
  • Overcome Adversity to Crush Performance limitations
  • How to use the Power of Engagement
  • Celebrate All Wins and Have Fun
  • Bonus: 2 Follow Up Calls
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Student –> Real World

“From Student to the Real World: How to Find Your Purpose, Get Hired, and Design the Life You Want To Live”

You’ll discover how to:

  • 5 Secrets to Get Hired in Today’s Economy
  • Discover Your Career and Your Purpose Behind It
  • Develop a RoadMap Based on the Job Market
  • Overcome Adversity & Crush Performance limitations
  • 3 Steps to Design the Life You Want to Live
  • Celebrate All Wins
  • Bonus: 2 Follow Up Calls
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Additional Services

 

Implementation and Accountability is everything. Group coaching and our workshops are designed to guide you in implementing after the presentation.

Student or Staff Coaching

Richie's Group Coaching

Coaching with leadership, the students, or both for implementation and accountability on any of the keynote topic.

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Student or Staff Workshops

College Career Prep Workshops

Half or Full Day Workshops with leadership, the students, or both for implementation on any keynote topic.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS?

Check Richie’s Availability

Provide the details and the goals of your event so we can help you determine if your event is a good “fit”. To secure a date on Richie’s calendar, a non-refundable 50% deposit of his fee is required. We will also send you our agreement to review and E-sign. Upon receiving the E-signed agreement, our staff will schedule a pre-program executive call with Richie.

CREATE A CONTENT PLAN

Once booked, Richie will meet with you in person or over the phone to customize the keynote for your College/University. The administrative call will help him gain insight on your students, staff, competition, challenges, event objectives, and event theme. Using this information, Richie will prepare a customized program that is personalized to suit your event.

GAME TIME

Leading up to the event, we will confirm room details, provide any marketing material for your program, and handle any other logistics if needed. Richie will arrive the day before the program to allow for early sound check on the day of the event if needed and for adequate time to go over any other elements of event production to ensure everyone is ready for game time.

#1 Best Seller: In Spite of the Odds

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

Buy Richie's Book

#1 Best Seller: In Spite of the Odds

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

Buy Richie's Book