Robyn Benincasa

Robyn Benincasa

World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, New York Times
Bestselling Author, Founder of the 501c3 Project Athena Foundation
(Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler,
Proud Owner of 2 Metal ‘Bionic Hips’ and Full Time San Diego
Firefighter Robyn Benincasa *definitely* knows a thing or two about
creating Human Synergy—or as Robyn puts it, “that magic that allows
groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things
together”.

For the last 20 years, she and her teammates have been competing at
the front of the pack in the most unique and compelling classrooms on
earth–The jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rivers
of Fiji, the rainforests of Ecuador and the desert of Namibia, studying
the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty in Extreme Teamwork and
mastering the skills required to inspire a group of semi-exhausted
people through a seemingly endless series of checkpoints, in pursuit of
a seemingly impossible goal, working against crazy deadlines, in
constantly changing conditions and all in pursuit of a huge hairy
audacious goal (sounds a lot like your life as a business leader,
right?!).

It is through these harrowing, life affirming and often hilarious
experiences in the world’s most grueling challenges that she has
emerged with her refreshing and truly unique perspective on what it
takes to build the kind of world class teams that succeed against all
odds, that triumph in the face of adversity and that win as one in
times of great challenge and change.

NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, The Today Show, Live With
Regis, Dateline NBC, The Discovery Channel, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar,
Runners World and Outside Magazine have all featured Robyn and her
teams’ amazing accomplishments. And Robyn accepts full blame for
inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run
their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, hike
across the Grand Canyon with a group of Survivors, or start their own
businesses.

This is, after all, who she is and what she does: Robyn Benincasa
inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with
the other, and to create that special magic that makes all of us better
TOGETHER than we ever would have been alone!