Who is Richie Contartesi?
Richie Contartesi is a Motivational Speaker for Athletes 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 Motivational Speaker for Athletes, Richie provides his personal insight and shares the adversity and struggles he faced when the odds were stacked against him to help athletes overcome their own challenges in life whether they are on or off the field. His realistic common sense roadmap explores why writing down your goal, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence are the keys to success as an athlete.
The Customized Keynote Your Athletes Will Never Forget:
Reignite The Relentless Within:
Four key personal commitments to capitalize on adversity, optimize performance levels, and evolve into a goal-achieving machine.
Do your players persist on the one-yard line when they’ve hit rock bottom and have nothing left in the tank?
Richie understands how difficult it can be to make the transition as a student-athlete to the next level. He also understands what it actually takes. A relentless mindset, will, and determination that can’t be stopped. Talent can only take you so far. Richie shares his experiences and what he learned from earning a full football scholarship as a walk-on at 5’7″ and 155 pounds soaking wet in the SEC at Ole Miss. Your players will not only walk away extremely inspired and motivated, but they will also learn how too:
- Transition on the high school, collegiate, and professional levels
- Reignite their relentless mindset
- The do’s and don’ts of social networking
- Protecting their image
- Overcome the fear of failure
- Goal setting and relentlessly persisting until they achieve their goal
Richie guarantees and promises the right message for your unique audience. And without a doubt, he will deliver. At the end of the day, your people will get it.
“Athletes and families found his story really relatable. The content he shared was motivating and valuable. He was very open to meeting the families and athletes. Very approachable. He crushed the keynote!”
~ Kristen Stone, Senior Operations Manager
All American Games
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