Open Minds & Learn

IMAGINE REAL AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION, BELLY LAUGHTER AND HONEST SELF-REFLECTION SO PEOPLE CAN OPEN THEIR MINDS AND LEARN NEW STUFF!

We want to inspire attendees to think differently while giving them key takeaways they can apply and use immediately upon their return to work.

Renie Cavallari

A maverick who colors outside the lines.

Renie Cavallari, CEO of Aspire and RCI Institute, is an organizational anthropologist, and has been speaking around the globe to groups from 15 to 5000 for over 25 years. Her dynamic, storytelling approach skips the fluff, and her impact is demonstrated by Aspire’s 96% client retention. Her expertise is in transforming results through people. She goes way beyond inspiration as her humorous, and proven performance improvement strategies have been transforming teams for decades.

Renie has worked with thousands of leaders and uses real data, real-world situations, and provides practical action-oriented applications to help leaders shine. Renie’s 6th book, HEADTRASH, the Leading Killer of Human Potential, is now available on Amazon. For member-only resources, go to www.myheadtrash.com to learn more. #DUMPHeadTrash

Renie Cavallari is the founder, CEO, and Chief Instigator of Aspire and an award-winning international strategist, speaker, and leadership expert with an inimitable grasp of business and its challenges. She has driven measurable results for businesses with her innovative solutions around the world for over 30 years.

Renie has been at the helm of Aspire, an award-winning customized training, leadership development, and culture-building consulting firm, for over 25 years. Known as a transformational-training & consulting company that delivers measurable performance improvement, Aspire develops people at all levels of an organization and has worked with thousands of companies around the globe.

Renie is also the founder and CEO of RCI Institute, www.rciinstitute.com, a research and development institute focused on awakening human potential and igniting the human spirit to play all in. It creates research-based proprietary systems and tools around active thinking, and People Technology™, and provides executive leadership coaching certifications that maximize organizational potential.  Aspire’s work is the incubator to the RCI Institute’s research, real-life practical applications and modeling.

Renie is a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association (NSA) and was named an “Outstanding Woman in Business” by Phoenix Business Journal.  For 14 years in a , Renie and Aspire have been awarded Most Innovative Company by the International Stevie™ Business Awards, and in 2020 Cavallari was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award.

As a powerhouse business leader, Cavallari helps both small and large organizations achieve breakthrough results by thinking boldly and disrupting the status quo. Renie is recognized as a thought leader in the area of People Technology™, which focuses on changing human behavior to improve performance and quality of life. She is the author of the six books including the 3-part book series, aspire… to lead, which focuses on how to create an all-in business culture through intentional leadership & inspiring everyone to turn on their motivational switch. Renie’s next book, HEADTRASH, the Leading Killer of Human Potential is now available on Amazon.

JC Thompson

AN ENGAGING STORYTELLER WHO INSPIRES ACTION.

JC Thompson is Chief Operations Officer and Chief Disrupter at Aspire, an award-winning training and consulting firm that transforms human behavior to improve individual and organizational performance, strengthen organizational cultures, and develop marketing and operational strategies that position teams to optimize asset value.

JC is an award-winning leader who holds a degree from Arizona State University. Prior to joining Aspire, he spent his career in various aspects of the hospitality industry, where he has focused on the design, build-out, and execution of innovative customer experiences for hotel brands.

An accomplished Executive Coach and Speaker, JC has spent the last nine years leading a team of talented professionals who are out in the world executing Aspire’s client strategies and is also responsible for all business operations of Aspire which is currently operating in 35 countries.

JC has worked for service industry leaders such as Four Seasons, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott, and others. He has built and executed strategic deliverables for leading Healthcare, Technology, and Logistics companies all over the globe.

In addition to focusing on financial results and a strong internal culture for Aspire, JC is passionate about providing opportunities and a path forward to the next generation of leaders. Providing people with the inspiration, skills, and a mindset to think outside the lines, push the envelope, and imagine what might be possible.

Popular Keynotes

A great keynote goes beyond inspiration – it opens minds to a different way of thinking, helping audiences color outside the lines and change their viewfinder. If you’re ready to disrupt the status quo and get your people fanatically engaged, we can help.

HEADTRASH, the Leading Killer of Human Potential

Based on years of research and practical application, she wrote the book on it! Join Renie as she explores the leading killer of human potential, HeadTrash. Cavallari’s, RCI Institute (an awakening human potential R&D company), and Founder of Aspire (the execution arm) will share the realities of what is going on in that mind of yours and how it limits you.

During this speech, Renie uncovers the power of those nasty taunting voices in your head that cause doubt, shame, and erode your confidence and effectiveness. Learning how to manage and dump your HeadTrash allows you to awaken your potential and improve the quality of your life! 

LEADING THE WAY FORWARD

Explore what it takes to be a leader at this critical time and the challenges you and your teams’ face from clarity and productivity to mindset and its extraordinary impact on performance.

Having worked with thousands of leaders and their greatest challenges, Cavallari and her companies Aspire (the consulting and execution arm) and the RCI Institute (the research, IP, and application arm of Aspire), have identified the top 5 daily musts to leading the way forward in 2021.

This speech provides leaders the 5 musts to Leading the Way Forward and awakening your team’s performance at this crucial time.

Frugal Innovation

Frugal Innovation is the ultimate human thinking process that stimulates teams to think differently about resources and come up with inexpensive solutions to solve our biggest problems. A creative thinking methodology that creates value and solutions using resources that already exist and are likely right in front of you.

Most of these solutions come out of necessity and adversity vs. pure innovation. They can be high tech or low tech, and many are due to a lack of capital, education, and R&D. Think of a graffiti art transforming communities from war zones to art exhibits that inspire and connect us. In today’s world, frugal innovation is a cornerstone for success, and learning the process is the first step.

This speech lays the foundations for teams to frugally innovate.

Shine The Light

As a leader, how do you move beyond mediocrity and inspire your people to play “all in?” Leaders must inspire change and ignite the passion that fuels progress and new results. This inspirational, highly interactive session will guide you and help you shine the light so your leaders and teams can move forward with confidence.

This speech helps teams turn on their motivational switch.

Intentional Leadership... The Art of Alignment

This high-energy, interactive session explores the 6 Pillars of Intentional Leadership™, proven to make work more exciting and the work environment more empowering and enjoyable, ultimately impacting profitability.