Robyn Benincasa is Confirmed as a Keynote Speaker for Leadership Excellence and Development Forum (LEAD2018) in Salt Lake City has announced that Robyn Benincasa, World Champion Adventure Racer, has been added as a keynote speaker for LEAD2018 in Salt Lake City on February 7th. Robyn has a long list of credentials including 3x Guinness World Record kayaker, San Diego firefighter, 10x Ironman triathlete, Bestselling author, and the Founder and CEO of The 501c3 Project Athena Foundation.

For the past 20 years, Robyn and her teammates have studied teambuilding, leadership and performance in the most extreme classrooms on Earth: the jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rivers of Fiji, the rainforests of Ecuador, and the epic brush fires of Southern California (just to name a few)! It is through these harrowing, life affirming, and often hilarious experiences that Robyn has emerged with her unique perspective on what it takes to succeed against all odds and go the distance in any endeavor.

“Robyn’s stories and examples of teambuilding adventures will bring out the world class team builder, leader, and peak performer in all of us. With her connections to “Why Winners Win,” attendees will feel energized and empowered to conquer every aspect of their professional and personal lives,” stated Debbie McGrath, CEO and Chief Instigator,

In addition to Robyn Benincasa, the following speakers are confirmed for LEAD2018:
– Ashanti Branch, Founder of the Ever forward Club
– Michel Chikwanine, former child soldier and activist
– Andy Fastow, former CFO of Enron
– Mandy Harvey, Award winning singer/songwriter, America’s Got Talent contestant
– Whitney Johnson, Co-founder of Disruptive Innovation Fund, Author
– Ilona Jurkiewicz, VP Training & Development, Thomson Reuters
– Frank O’Dea, co-founder of Second Cup Canada
– Amanda Pacitti, VP Learning and Development Time Inc
– Dan Schawbel, Research Director at Future Workplace
– Shannon Scott, LBGTQ and Human Rights Activist

Speaker Profiles

All 13 speakers will be broadcasted live from the LEAD2018 event in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Grand America Hotel via high definition web stream technology. Corporate Leaders can attend the live event as well as broadcast these world-class speakers into their workplace, community, educational institute or corporation. Find more information here:

About LEAD2018
The Leadership Excellence & Development Forum (LEAD) is an annual 2-day inspirational leadership event dedicated to helping organization create AN INNOVATIVE, HIGH POTENTIAL AND PASSIONATE WORKFORCE. Both days (February 7th & 8th, 2018) are action packed with Leadership and HR-specific roundtables, workshops, networking opportunities and speakers. Participants learn how to take the world’s best corporate leadership practices and concepts and put them into practice, applying them to their organizations. 13 keynotes share their stories and are broadcasted to hundreds of host sites across the world, providing the chance to share this life changing event with their teams and communities.

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For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO