#1 Ranked Motivation Speaker for Universities

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

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Who is Richie Contartesi?

Richie Contartesi is a Motivational Speaker for Universities 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 University Motivational Speaker, Richie provides his personal insight and shares the adversity and struggles he faced when the odds were stacked against him to help university students overcome their own challenges in life whether they are depression/suicide, bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and many other issues. His realistic common sense roadmap explores why writing down your goal, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence are the keys to personal success.

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. Whether you want general motivation or have issues with depression/suicide, bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and many other issues, Richie knows that these are only symptoms of a larger problem and will spend time with you digging into the real problem so the symptoms disappear.

Inspire Long-Term Positive Change

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

Make Great Choices

Making great choices is the foundation for a happy and successful life. We don’t always make the perfect choices but Richie shares a simple formula so his audience 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 School!

Bring in Richie so Your Students can Make SMART Choices

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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 university 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 school, 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 students accountable.

One hour later your students will be ready to reach their peak potential and push everyone around them to greatness. Regardless of whether your issue is Suicide/Depression, Bullying, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, or students who just aren’t motivated to follow their dreams. These are all just symptoms of a bigger problem and I am here to solve the core issue for you” ~ Richie Contartesi

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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

“I hope you made it home safely! Thank you so much for a fantastic event yesterday! The kids really seemed to enjoy your story and presentation style. It was very engaging and I think they learned a lot – I know I did! Also, thank you so much for providing them with the goal setting program software. I’m sure it will be of great use to the GOAL Line students. 

Let’s please keep in touch for the possibility of future events with similar groups we work with and our UConn student-athletes.”

Sofia Read – Uconn

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