Rave Reviews

“Nothing brings out the worst in any negative situation more than you focusing on it.” – Rizzo-ism

Clients & Audiences Rave About Steve Rizzo!

steve rizzo clients - Rave Reviews

Banyan Hill Logo 300 - Rave ReviewsIt is refreshing to have the chance to hear a powerful and potentially life-altering message while having the opportunity to laugh through it. Your message was especially timely as all of us walked into a market storm this morning. The Coronavirus certainly brings new challenges to our business – but I know our folks will embrace your strategies and persevere during times like this and harness their potential.

Aaron DeHoog, CEO and Executive Publisher; Amanda K. Goss, Chief Operating Officer

nwinvrn 4c - Rave ReviewsWe can say without any hesitation, your performance, both as emcee and motivational speaker was outstanding. You were an effortless hit and you must have known it from the reaction of the audience. We have heard nothing but raves about how good you were. It’s also obvious by the survey results that we received back from our qualifiers and their families, they were definitely entertained!!! It’s such a good feeling as a meeting planner, to hear throughout the conference the wonderful things people were saying about you. Many were trying to imitate your humor, but they just didn’t quite match up to you!Thank you so much for entertaining our group. I think we can all agree that you truly are one of the funniest people we’ve ever known. Our best wishes for the future!

Christy Corey, Linda Davis, Cindy Wheaton, Meeting Planners – Nationwide Insurance

enterprise fleet management - Rave ReviewsSteve Rizzo delivered what he promised when we hired him, i.e., to be the best keynote speaker we’ve ever had! I can honestly say that in the 18 years I have been attending National Sales meetings and organizing them for the past 5 years with Enterprise, nobody has delivered quite like Steve did. The feedback we got from our sales team immediately following his speech indicated that I am not the only person that feels this way. I know our folks left ready to tackle their sales goals with a renewed energy and definitely a better attitude!

Tom Chelew, Vice President, Sales & Marketing,
Enterprise Fleet Management

Unitednorthernlogo 300 - Rave ReviewsWOW! You nailed it! Your ability to connect with people is truly a gift. Thank you for a captivating performance! I speak for our management team as well as our top sales producers when I say that we enjoyed every moment of your presentation on Common Sense Success Strategies. I’ve been to many seminars and helped host numerous company events with celebrity keynote speakers…you truly stand out in your ability to inspire and motivate through your expert use of humor and inspiring personal and professional anecdotes.

Joel Sanders, Director of Marketing & Communications, United Northern Mortgage Bankers, Limited

the hartford - Rave ReviewsSteve’s presentation was the BEST of the BEST and provided a message with laughter and kept each one of us fully engaged. I have NEVER received more recognition and positive comments from our clients, guests, and Senior Management team than I did from Steve Rizzo’s presentation. Thank you Steve, for an outstanding presentation and for making our event not only a success, but the BEST we ever had!

Wayne Carpenter, Director of Client Relations,
Hartford Insurance Companies

bsmg - Rave ReviewsSteve was the keynote speaker at our largest client event, which consisted of CEOs, Presidents and Executives from some of the top financial companies in the country. The result… everyone was blown away! His message was so simple and so relatable—everyone walked away knowing how to Get Their SHIFT Together! Even better than that alone, we had a great time with Steve. He was hilarious on and off the platform and took the initiative to understand the audience ahead of time. [He] absolutely nailed a message that is timeless and needs to be heard by companies and businesses everywhere. We’ll be asking him back again in the near future. I would highly recommend Steve as an impactful and memorable speaker.

Jason E. Lea, CFP®,
Brokers’ Service Marketing Group

american express1 - Rave ReviewsSteve Rizzo spoke for our audience of around 600 frontline travel agents. He knocked it out of the park! His combination of business strategies and humor resonated with the young, old and in-between. He talked about getting your SHIFT together and showed us how to go through the day with an unstoppable attitude to succeed. A standing ovation by all 600 attendees was truly a sight to see! In addition, it was wonderful to see countless attendees approach him to say thank you.

Nichol Druckemiller, Manager – Business Development,
American Express Travel & Lifestyle Services

coldwell banker1 - Rave ReviewsThe world has many motivational speakers who make us feel better for a little while, but few who offer a simple and easy tool that can truly improve people’s quality of life. Thanks for being among that small number who make a difference.

Kathryn L. Kellam, Director of Education, Northeast Region,
Coldwell Banker

state form - Rave ReviewsYour performance was greater than anything we could have anticipated. The combined seminar of ‘Humor in the Workplace’ and ‘Don’t Just Accept Change – Embrace It’ provided just the message we hoped for. Your delivery provided a very strong message in an entertaining, thought provoking and stimulating manner. We received very positive feedback from our associates.

Michael Holmes, Auto Operations Manager,
State Farm Insurance Companies

fortis - Rave ReviewsOur salespeople rated your presentation at 98%—higher than any other element of the meeting including the location (Kohala Coast, Hawaii). Comments from our salespeople include: ‘Steve Rizzo is the best speaker I have ever heard at any event in my 30 years in business. Steve Rizzo was outstanding.

His message was not only valuable to the Fortis employees, but their spouses and guests as well. Steve Rizzo’s presentation was so poignant and powerful that I ordered copies of his book for our entire office staff. Your message really made a difference in peoples’ lives, Steve. And that is the greatest gift anyone can hope to impart to others.

Kathy A. Kelley, Second Vice President, Marketing & Sales Communications,
Fortis Benefits Insurance Company

marriott - Rave ReviewsThank you for the outstanding speech you gave at our recent ‘Sales Intensity’ event. You brought the crowd back from the dead and had them screaming for more. Your humor was hilarious and your message hit home. You are one of the Best Speakers we have seen.

David Friedberg, Director of Marketing,
Marriott Hotels, Resorts & Suites

lincoln financial - Rave ReviewsYou are by far one of the top inspirational speakers I have heard over the past 10 years. I sure hope that we have another opportunity to work together in years to come.

Diane Robinson, Assistant Director, Meetings & Programs,
Lincoln Financial Group

suntrust - Rave ReviewsWOW! Sales people are a tough crowd and you absolutely nailed it! I can’t thank you enough for the mix of humor, purpose and passion you brought to the conference. You have a talent of drawing in a crowd and reminding them what business and life are all about!

Sherry Graziano, Business Project Manager, Vice President, Sales Excellence, SunTrust

orange county - Rave ReviewsThe general consensus of our staff was that you were outstanding! Their comments included: ‘Outstanding … extremely motivating and inspiring.‘ ‘Steve gave us the challenge and permission to use humor at the workplace and in our personal life.’ ‘What an EMOTION BUILDER!’ ‘Great customer service affirmation.’

Lynn April Hartline, Deputy Superintendent,
Orange County Department of Education

I attended the workshop conducted by Steve Rizzo in Hartford, CT. He was delightful and was exactly what I needed at the moment. I bought the tickets with my daughter in mind who faces some chronic health issues. Little did I know that just days before the workshop I was hit with some life changing news that will cause much stress for me now and in the future. It was the best thing that could have happened to me at this time, seeing Steve Rizzo that is.

Jeannie, Workshop Attendee

centris federal credit union - Rave ReviewsBravo! Bravo! Bravo! Your presentation at our Employee Workshop on humor and embracing change was outstanding. The feedback from our employees has been tremendous. When asked what topic or activity they valued the most about the workshop, 99% of them responded with Steve Rizzo. Your message was inspiring and very appropriate for our current situation. We are all aspiring to be ‘Humor Beings’.

Karen A. Buche, SPHR, Vice President, Financial Services & Human Resources,
Centris Federal Credit Union

scholastic - Rave ReviewsEvery evaluation remarked on the excellence of your performance. Sales consultants told me that they finally realized why last year had been so difficult, namely because they failed to find any humor in the amount of work they were asked to produce. Managers are now walking around talking about having ‘options.’ Your message of optimism was direct and yet by delivering it with the delightful stories and anecdotes, you reached out and touched our employees in a most profound way. I sincerely hope we will have other opportunities to witness the wonder of Steve Rizzo…he’s a man with a most unique humor being!

Christine A. Kirkham, Vice President of Humor Beings,
Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc.

Some of Steve’s Renowned Clients

  • American Airlines
  • American Healthcare Radiology Association
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Best Buy
  • CIA
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Culligan
  • Dole Food Company
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Fantastic Sam’s
  • FBI
  • FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Hormel Foods
  • Humana
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • IGA
  • In-N-Out Burgers, Inc
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Lexmark
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Marriott
  • MetLife
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Motors
  • Pfizer, Inc
  • Prudential
  • Safeway, Inc.
  • Sally Beauty Company
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • State Farm
  • Sun Life Financial
  • The Hartford Insurance Company
  • Tiburon
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Washington Mutual Bank
  • Wellpoint
These clients didn’t settle for anything less than Steve Rizzo’s motivational, life-changing (and hilarious!) keynotes… and you shouldn’t either! Contact us at (714) 524-9404 to book Steve now.