Ricardo Correia is a dynamic motivational speaker and development facilitator. He is a 9-11 survivor, author of the books '"Believing To Achieve" & "Whispers of the Heart", and is one of the nation's leading Sports Image consultants. His clients include professional athletes and teams in NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, MLS. Rico's focus is on success, leadership and professional Image strategies. He has presented to over 10,000 professional and collegiate athletes in every major sport and over 50, 000 corporate executives and staff. His programs are informal, entertaining and spiked with humor. His versatility makes him the right speaker for any sports, conference or organizational event.
Ricardo was the guest speaker at our national sales meeting. He did an outstanding job. He was funny, engaging and thought provoking. The audience found his talk on how to be a great leader relevant and highly motivating. His insights were well received and credible.
Working with Ricardo was a pleasure. He was well organized and prepared. He listened to our needs and Took direction well. He adapted well to changes and last minute changes in direction. His was willing to share and collaborate on ideas. He has a great sense of humor and does not take himself too serious. He even agreed to play a part in a skit we performed to kick the meeting off and set the tone for the meeting.
Management highly praised his speech and applauded his efforts. Net net we would highly recommend Ricardo as a motivational speaker for any events you are conducting.
Rico was the guest speaker for the start of a multiple day long sales meeting for a client. Leading up to the opportunity, he was fabulous to work with - very accommodating of our specific requests, open to discussing various creative ideas, etc. He even took the time out of his busy schedule to meet with us in person the day prior to the event for a mini "rehearsal".
Rico helped us kick off the sales meeting in a funny, entertaining, and useful way. The team walked away with information that they can apply to various business situations moving forward.
I highly recommend Rico!
Rico was very motivating and engaging. His story inspired our group as a keynote to launch our staffing conference!!!!
Despite the venue being very hot, Mr. Correia gave a very moving and inspirational speech to my students and their families. I was very impressed by his enthusiasm, wit, and professionalism.
Everyone we spoke with expressed appreciation for his inspiring presentation and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. His years of experience and ability to present the subject in such an interesting way produced one of the most memorable Forums. The feedback was very satisfied, the highest compliment on the evaluation forms. Many requests to have Ricardo Correia speak again at our annual national conferences.
Rico did a great job and everyone enjoyed hearing from him. We highly recommend him,
Mr Correia "Rico" exceeded our best expectations for an evening of inspiration, motivation and call to action! His passion to encourage others to live out their "calling" was received with great enthusiasm by all who attended --which included a standing ovation! I was most impressed by Rico's efforts to be sensitive to our church culture and to tailor his talk (seasoned with humor, practical & spiritual wisdom along with personal experience) to reach our intended goal--to honor God with our evening and inspire others to live their lives more fully for Him! Mission Accomplished!!!
I have to say that I went into your Respect in the Workplace workshop with low expectations and thinking I was going to hear the same things I've heard in similar workshops I've attended while at other major corporations. I want to let you know that I walked away from your workshop both inspired and encouraged on how to better manage and address my relationship with my spouse as well as some co-workers that tend to be abrasive. Your workshop has inspired me to begin taking the necessary steps toward a happier existence with my spouse as well as a more conscience approach to the respect I show myself and others and vice versa. I plan on using your sandwich approach when interacting with my spouse and focusing on being a better active listener vs. passive listener and responding accordingly, and expecting no less in return. I know these are common sense life rules to live by but your workshop was an eye opener for myself and I believe everyone that attended, in terms of being better listeners and the level of respect shown to others and ourselves. It has now been a month since our workshop and I can tell you that my relationship with my wife has improved as I have become an active listener and actually hear what's important to her rather than giving her empty responses. The level of respect for one another has increased immensely! I appreciate the swift kick to the rear quarters that I needed to start addressing the issues that have needed addressing for sometime. I would highly recommend your workshop to anybody! Your workshop is fun, engaging, entertaining, and there wasn't a minute of boredom during the hour and half spent with you!
Ricardo (Rico) is an awesome and passionate motivational speaker. I was completely drawn in by his energy and his ability to inspire. He has an amazing way of using life experiences and humor to allow his message to sink into the masses. By listening to him speak he has given me invaluable tools for many aspects of my life.
I enjoyed his entire speaking all the way through. He is very motivational, enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. I learned a great deal from him and what he has to share. I would recommend attending any of his seminars because you leave feeling like a different and better person. He is so knowledgeable in every aspect of life that it is so refreshing just to meet him. I love the fact the he tries to enhance who you are and your talents as a person and professionally, and teaches you the tools to make your dreams reality with just a little effort.
On Sunday, January 19th of 2014 Rico Correia shared with our congregation on his experience as a 9-11 survivor. Not only was his story compelling, inspiring and moving, but he also took the opportunity to encourage others to give more of themselves, to live unselfishly and serve generously so others may live! Here is a video link to that speech: https://vimeo.com/84646587
I have had the pleasure of hearing Rico Correia speak at a recent conference. He was AWESOME. His energy and passionn for the subject was so motivational that it made you anticipate immediately changing attitudes and behaviors in my life. He interacted with the audience and I felt like he was taking directly to me. I can imagine how excellent he is in a training workshop as well. I HIGHLY recommend using Rico for any conference or event.
Rico Correia is a powerful motivational speaker. I've watched him move communities and organizations stuck in past, unhealthy paradigms to places of positive success which they had never imagined. He is able to assess organizational needs and develop specific target goals collaboratively which create change. Rico is a force for good in the world.
Rico Correia is an outstanding public speaker and motivator. I have had the opportunity to enlist his services several times both as a keynote and a workshop facilitator. He is engaging, energetic and appropriately humorous. I highly recommend utilizing his services for your conference, speaking event or workshop forum.
Rico and Centaur Consulting provided my organization with extraordinary service. We needed someone outside of the organization to assist us in determining the concerns of our employee population. Mr. Correia came in and presented a workshop to our employees and was able to engage them in, not only discussions about their concerns, but discussions about what we may do as an organization to better serve our employees for a more productive work environment. His presentation style was fun and engaging, material was comprehensive, and follow up was consistent and effective. Rico is an outstanding facilitator and resource for addressing major workforce issues. I highly recommend him for your next employee engagement or executive team building workshop or keynote address.
What to Expect
Motivation, Humor, High Energy, Practical Skills and Current . Great engaging delivery, Easy to work with and guaranteed to enhance your event, conference or training seminar. I will travel nation-wide and am best suited where client seeks an animated and inspiring performer. Whether its for a corporate event, annual non-profit conference, Church or youth conference, I will do an excellent job.
Ricardo H. Correia, JD
Ricardo “Rico” H. Correia is a dynamic training professional, motivational speaker and published author with over 20 years experience in the area of Leadership Development, Success Strategies and Sports Image consulting. His humorous yet practical style makes him a participant favorite from students to retirees. For over 15 years Rico has continued to design customized training programs for high profile athletes, executives and companies such as Madison Square Garden, Hartford Civic Center, Anaheim Ducks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, NBA teams, NHL teams, NFL teams, MLB teams, and all players and teams in Major League Soccer. He is one of the nation’s leading Sports consultants.
Rico’s specialty areas include leadership and inspirational success strategies. He also travels nationally focusing on the development and delivery of training and development programs uniquely specifically for high profile talent, athletes, and executives. In addition, Rico is the Executive Director of The American Association of Collegiate Student Athletes (AACSA), a non-profit organization dedicated to college student graduation. He is a nationally recognized speaker and addresses organizations, associations, and corporations on the key elements of protecting professional image, life skills and achieving personal success.
Prior to founding Centaur Consulting Rico was formerly the VP of Human Resources and Administration for SRI Surgical, Director of Human Resources for ESPN and VP Regulatory Affairs and Operations for CH2M Hill. He sits on the Board of Directors for One Source Entertainment Group and is a member of the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame. Rico holds a JD from the Suffolk University School of Law in Business and Employment Law and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.
Event planners can expect professional service, a humorous, high energy, motivational speaker/facilitator for any type of event, conference or training forum.
Additional Booking Notes
Prepare for a high energy, fun, inspirational event when you hire Ricardo Correia for your conference, workshop or event. I can work with whatever technology is available. I also can provide from 1 hour to 3 days for your event, conference or skills workshop.
No specific set list
Influences & Inspiration
Zig Ziegler, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, JD Jakes