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Richie Contartesi, Motivational Keynote Speaker

Richie Contartesi

    • Founder & President, Next Play™
    • #1 Best Selling Author of ”In Spite of the Odds”
    • Professional Football Player
    • Featured in the movie “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On”
    • International Keynote Speaker
    • Salesforce Expert
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Richie Contartesi | Motivational Keynote Speaker | 5'7" Walk-on to Professional Football Player

Richie Contartesi | Motivational Keynote Speaker | 5'7" Walk-on to Professional Football Player

Richie Contartesi Speaker Biography

Richie Contartesi partners with sales leaders to dramatically skyrocket sales, eliminate complacency, and create a consistent high-performance sales culture. His unique accountability system, Next Play™, is a step-by-step playbook to hold sales reps and leaders accountable to their potential every week without micromanaging.

Richie started his journey when he went from a 5’7” 150 pound walk-on at Ole Miss to becoming a Division-1 football scholarship athlete in the powerhouse SouthEastern Conference. He also went on to earn the coveted SEC Scholar Athlete award.

After his graduation from Ole Miss, Richie played professional Arena football, authored his #1 bestseller, “In Spite of the Odds”, was featured in the movie “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On”, and founded Relentless Warrior and Next Play™.

Using this same drive and accountability system, Richie went on to break records in sales performance at a fortune 500 company, built a 7-figure nation-wide performance coaching program, and today helps companies scale to completely new levels through the Next Play™ Accountability System.

Richie shares each success story from the lens of the audience resulting in a renewed inspiration you can feel in the room. He speaks frequently to large audiences and partners with businesses of all sizes including major corporations worldwide like IBM to build teams who are clear on their goals, focused on their next play, and accountable each week, resulting in their rapid growth and record engagement.

To book Richie Contartesi call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

KEYNOTE FOR SALES LEADERS - Next Play™: The Accountability System That Results In Retention, Profitable Growth, & Consistent Peak Performance
The greatest skill a leader can learn is the ability to help others realize and exceed their potential. But, most leaders manage people, implement lots of training, and sometimes even coach, but very few have the ability to also hold their team members accountable to their potential every single week. What’s missing is a tool and system to keep people moving forward regardless of adversity.

- Companies who want to see significant growth and new sales.
- Companies who want their leaders to coach great performance and hold their teams accountable to their potential every week, rather than just managing.
- Companies who want to solve inconsistency in performance, lack of engagement, and excuses.
- Companies who want to solve complacency and content.

- The 3-step Next Play™ System that teaches them to be great accountability coaches rather than just managers, coaches, and trainers.
- A system for helping their teams to set clear goals, take massive action, track weekly results, and be held accountable to their potential.
- A renewed inspiration about what is possible for their teams and personal lives.

2. KEYNOTE FOR SALES TEAMS - Next Play™: The Accountability System That Eliminates Complacency and Results In a Profitable Growth
The Next Play™ Accountability system provides the accountability your sales team needs to drive consistent results week after week. It’s a simple 3-step tool your team can use to go from stuck, frustrated, down and put them into instant action. It’s not just being focused, but more importantly, what you are focused on. This tool will keep your team set clear on their goals, focused on their next play, and accountable every week.

- Sales teams who have big goals and know they just need an accountability system to make it happen.
- Sales teams who often hit big numbers from time to time, but aren’t seeing the consistency they want on a weekly and monthly basis.
- Sales teams who struggle with complacency.
- Sales teams who want a Next Play™ mindset that completely eliminates fear and allows you to move forward through any failure, fear, or rejection.

- The Next Play™ Mindset that eliminates failure by focusing on the next action.
- Motivation to achieve goals they’ve never achieved before.
- A plan and accountability system that drives consistent, high-revenue results.

Your Custom Keynote
During the assessment process you and your team will work with Richie to customize the presentation based on your needs. Whether you are looking for high content, sales oriented, motivational, and or inspirational. You will work together to deliver the right message that will help you achieve your goals the fastest. Understanding your audience, team, objectives, goals, challenges, theme and more will help to structure the perfect keynote.


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