Discover how a World Champion Adventure Racer and Firefighter can dramatically improve your team Performance, Commitment, Collaboration, Culture and Leadership

Robyn’s innovative team building and peak performance strategies help teams cross their most challenging finish lines. And her “8 Essential Elements of Extreme Performance” promotes the kind of collaboration, innovation, mindset and culture that leads to breakthrough results.

As the #1 Female Speaker for and recognized as one of the Top 10 Speakers Featured by Harvard Business Review, Robyn is known as an inspirational force for leadership, teambuilding, and extreme performance.

It’s no wonder why global leaders and Fortune 500s hire Robyn to inspire a culture of continuous improvement and total commitment.

Robyn and her teammates have won “The Toughest Race on Earth”. She has one of the toughest jobs on earth: America’s First All Female Fire Crew! And she helps Survivors rekindle their inner bad@$ and turn setbacks into comebacks as a CNN Hero.

Robyn gives audiences the tools they need to cross their own finish lines— especially when the challenges are steep, the goals are audacious, the competition is fierce, and constant change is the only guarantee!

Robyn’s Featured Keynotes

Robyn’s keynotes are powerful, impactful, and packed with practical, real-world takeaways that inspire peak performance and exceptional leadership.

Keynote: Building World Class Teams

Building World Class Teams
How to Achieve Breakthrough Performance Through Collaboration, Creativity, and A Culture of ONE

Inspiring Greatness Through G.R.I.T.
Creating The Passion To Pursue The Impossible

Keynote: Why Winners Win

Why Winners Win
The Game Changing Mindset That Creates Next Level Success

Playing To Win
Why Champions LOVE and LEAD Change

Robyn’s Virtual Keynote

Top Virtual Keynote Speaker, Leadership and Teamwork Motivational Speaker, Robyn Benincasa now has a VirtualKeynote available! This unique and fast-paced 30 minute multimedia keynote, “Adapt, Overcome, and Win as ONE!” is inspired by a Fast Company Magazine feature story entitled “Extreme Teamwork” about Robyn’s World Champion Adventure Racing team. She shares the mindset and strategies that created their consistent breakthrough performance. 

Robyn Benicasa Videos

“Six years later, we are still talking about the key learnings, the fun, and the excitement of working together as a team.”

– John Alderson, Zone Vice President, Starbucks

“After implementing the 8 Essential Elements with my sales team, we went from 17th in the nation to 1st!”

– Lorin Cooper, Indivior


“Your presentation style and message really energized the attendees. We heard nothing but great comments and feedback from many of the attendees throughout the week!”

– Trent Cross, Hewlett Packard

Meet Robyn Benincasa

More About Robyn

Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. Robyn is an award-winning keynote speaker, a 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, a World Champion Adventure Racer, a best-selling author, and founder of The Project Athena Foundation.


Client Testimonials
The Project Athena Foundation
8 Essential Leadership Lessons

Discover all of the teambuilding and leadership skills that Robyn and her teammates have learned on their quest to win the toughest races on Earth.


Third Guinness World Record for Robyn Benincasa

Guinness World Records has recognized San Diego Firefighter Robyn Benincasa as “Officially amazing” for the 90.7 miles she paddled non-stop on a stand up board in 24 hours on Nov 8th in Huntington Beach Harbor, CA.

Download Robyn's 8 Essential Elements of Extreme Performance

Filled with stunning adventure photography, inspiring quotes and helpful tips, this guide gives an awesome "Cliff Notes" overview of Robyn's principles of teambuilding, leadership and adversity management. Robyn gets TONS of requests for this guide after her presentations, so she's made it available for you!

Teamwork During a Pandemic

NY Times Best-Selling Author Robyn Benincasa Discusses Lessons in Teamwork As a Frontline Worker During the Pandemic