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Richie Contartesi

  • Former Ole Miss Football Player and Team Captain
  • Best-Selling Author of "In Spite of the Odds"
  • Business Entrepreneur
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Attitude · Goal Setting · Keynote · Motivation/Inspiration Speaker · Overcoming Adversity ...more · Peak Performance/Mental Performance · Sales · Sports · Teamwork/Team Building · Youth/College Motivation ...less

About Richie

Meet Keynote Motivational Speaker, #1 Best Selling author and former professional football player, Richie Contartesi. Standing a stellar 5’7″ and weighing in at a magnificent 155 lbs. you wouldn’t think he’d be much of a football player.

Despite the odds and the naysayers, Richie walked on at Ole Miss and eventually received a full Division 1 football scholarship, started every game his senior year and earned the scholar athlete award twice. His inspirational book, “In Spite of the Odds” tells his story of triumph and determination.

After college, Richie moved to NYC. He worked for two years in the corporate world and quickly found himself at the top, earning rookie of the year honors. Shortly after, he decided to start his own business.

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Meet Keynote Motivational Speaker, #1 Best Selling author and former professional football player, Richie Contartesi. Standing a stellar 5’7″ and weighing in at a magnificent 155 lbs. you wouldn’t think he’d be much of a football player.

Despite the odds and the naysayers, Richie walked on at Ole Miss and eventually received a full Division 1 football scholarship, started every game his senior year and earned the scholar athlete award twice. His inspirational book, “In Spite of the Odds” tells his story of triumph and determination.

After college, Richie moved to NYC. He worked for two years in the corporate world and quickly found himself at the top, earning rookie of the year honors. Shortly after, he decided to start his own business.

He made the biggest mistake right away and spent all his savings on starting Ripped Athlete. While some may see this as a failure, the lessons learned were invaluable. “I failed, I learned more in that year than I’ve learned my whole life,” says Richie. That setback launched another dream in which Richiestarted Anabolic Technology, which is now a successful business. From playing for Ole Miss, working in the corporate world, starting his own businesses, and even playing professional arena football for the Florida Tarpons, Richie continually raises the bar.

Currently, Richie speaks to corporations and entrepreneurs. He has realized through all of this that no matter how much he enjoys defying the odds, his true passion is in helping others defy theirs. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, he helps his audience see that their success is closer than it appears. Through all the noise and out of reach possibilities, speaking is truly his favorite way of communicating his passion.

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Overcoming Obstacles: “You Don’t Have to Be the Prototype”
We all have obstacles we have to overcome in life and sometimes all we need is a little push and a direction. The hardest part is not only taking the first step but knowing what ...more
We all have obstacles we have to overcome in life and sometimes all we need is a little push and a direction. The hardest part is not only taking the first step but knowing what that first step is. Richie not only provides a simple step by step system, but also inspires, engages, and sucks his audience in for a ride of a lifetime. A ride they will never forget and one that they can begin implementing right after the talk. ” We make changes today, not tomorrow”, Richie Contartesi. In Spite of the Odds™ is a true story and a #1 Best Selling Book. Richie is a small town kid who dreamt of playing big-time college football in the SEC. He had the heart, passion, tenacity, and love for the game, but there was a perception that haunted him from youth football through college, his size. Standing at 5’7″ and 155 pounds, he was never the biggest, fastest, most talented, or strongest player on the team. By believing in himself and never giving up, Richie fulfilled his dream of playing and earning a full D1 football Scholarship to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) while attaining the coveted SEC Scholar-Athlete award twice, started in all 12 games his senior year, went on to play 1 year professionally, and has now started 3 successful businesses. Richie gets it. ...less
Peak Performance: “Don’t hit Snooze”
“Don’t hit snooze.” This may sound like great advice, but really, what’s 10 more minutes? It takes passion and a purpose to realize how 10 minutes can be pushing your dreams back months or even ...more
“Don’t hit snooze.” This may sound like great advice, but really, what’s 10 more minutes? It takes passion and a purpose to realize how 10 minutes can be pushing your dreams back months or even years. You must be excited when you wake up in the morning and the only way to be excited is to have a purpose. Playing in front of over 102,000 people at Alabama, Richie understands what it means to perform under pressure with a purpose. In his presentation, he explores the reasons why some individuals fail under pressure, and why others seem to naturally rise with ease and excellence. Here’s a hint: It isn’t talent, but a skill that can be learned just like driving a car. The key to being able to “perform,” or deliver excellence under pressure, is in preparation and understanding the mindset and methods of top performers. In Richie’s collegiate and professionally career, he was lucky enough to work with guys like Michael Oher from the blind side, Eli Manning, Mike Wallace, and many more peak performers. Audiences leave this unforgettable keynote armed with new tools and the enthusiasm to tackle their biggest challenges. And, they won’t hit snooze! It’s either today or never. Richie speaks from his heart to inspire change. ...less
High-Performance Sales: “Beast Mode, ON”
The first step to success in sales is understanding that you are self-employed. You may work for an organization, but at the end of the day, you drive your results. Regardless of your industry, we ...more
The first step to success in sales is understanding that you are self-employed. You may work for an organization, but at the end of the day, you drive your results. Regardless of your industry, we all know that nothing happens in business until a sale is made. Richie shares a simple 4 step sales system that will exponentially grow the sales within your organization. Your sales team will be laughing, thinking, changing, dissecting and re-evaluating all aspects of their sales process as Richie masterfully challenges every person in your audience or on your sales team to new levels of Success. His presentation includes a cutting-edge look on subjects such as Goal Getting, Time Mastery, Building Relationships, Overcoming Fear, Persistence, and much more. ...less

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