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Steve Rizzo

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The Power of Laughter

Some can make you Laugh. Others can give you Memorable Content. But no one can give you both with Equal Intensity like Steve Rizzo can.

Summary of Steve Rizzo

Steve Rizzo uses laughter to help audiences around the world embrace change, experience happiness and be successful – no matter what the circumstances are! Knowing we all absorb more content through laughter, Steve uses his experience as a headline comedian to engage the audience and capture their attention before delivering strong content. Steve draws from his own personal journey, overcoming the dubious high school honor of “Least Likely to Succeed” to share the stage with Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian. Today, Steve is a talented keynote speaker known for his unique gift of combining humor with content. Whether he’s delivering a keynote, being Emcee for a conference, or providing after dinner comedy, audiences leave Steve’s performances with the tools to remove the boundaries that keep them from living the lives they truly desire.

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Did You Know . . .

That Steve Rizzo, PhB was a National Headline Comedian with opening acts like Drew Carey, Rosie O'Donnell, and Dennis Miller to name a few?

That Steve appeared on many network and cable TV shows and was voted a “Showtime Comedy All-Star”?

That he walked away from a flourishing stand-up career?

Why? To pursue his true Purpose and Passion.

After being told by a guidance counselor that he didn't have the intelligence for college, and having been saddled with the dubious high school honor of “Least Likely to Succeed,” Steve Rizzo didn't give himself much of a chance to emerge as anything special, much less a world-class comedian. Years of negativity had led Steve to believe that dreams were the luxury of only a fortunate few.

“Looking back,” says Steve, “I can see how and why I sabotaged so many opportunities. My perceived limitations had me very confused. I had a fear of failure and a fear of success. I knew I had talent, but I couldn't understand why I wasn't being given a chance. I finally realized that opportunity had been knocking all along"¦I was just afraid to open the door.”

After high school Steve would go on to surprise everyone, including himself, by excelling with honors at the university and post-graduate levels.   Eventually, Steve even taught at his old high school, proving once and for all that guidance counselors are not fortune-tellers.

Perhaps the most unexpected aspect of Steve's career was the stellar degree of success he achieved as a performer, sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy and Ellen DeGeneres.  

Of course, the surprises don't stop there. What is the next step for a comedian in the prime of his career? For Steve, it was to trade the two drink minimums and standing ovations for maximum fulfillment and well, more standing ovations. After walking away from a promising career as a headline comedian to become a professional speaker, Steve offers a unique and insightful perspective on the journey that brought him to where he stands today.

Steve's quest to remove the boundaries that were keeping him from the life he truly desired has brought his work full circle and he now understands that all of his past experiences were necessary to prepare him for his true calling: To help people learn to be happy and successful no matter what their current circumstances are. “If they laugh while they learn,” says Steve, “then that's just a bonus.”

Steve spent much of his own life learning how to pursue and achieve his own definition of success. Luckily for audiences worldwide, that definition has evolved to include showing others his blueprint for realizing their dreams and achieving personal excellence and professional satisfaction.

As Steve's friend and fellow comic Drew Carey says, “He used to be a stand-up comic, but now he is a speaker who is inspiring people all over the world.”

  • Bestselling author of The Writer's Digest Award winning Book “Becoming A Humor Being”
  • Special appearances include: Showtime Special, Evening at the Improv, The Comedy Channel, and Fox TV-Comic Strip Live
  • A consultant on MSNBC and Oprah and Friends Radio network
  • Creator and Executive Producer of his own PBS Special
  • Speakers Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Educational background: B.A. in English and Education, with Honors

M.A. in Theater Arts

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The ATTI-Tools For Success

This highly energetic and entertaining program unlocks the secrets to the power of permanent change and a lasting positive attitude. You can be sure that your group will be feeling fantastic and walking away more productive than ever, not just for a day, but for a lifetime. Learn why Steve is known by so many as the “Attitude Adjuster.”

“What you think is what you get” - Steve Rizzo.

In this program you will gain the secrets of…

  • New ways of thinking that will transform obstacles into opportunities instantly
  • How to bring out the best in yourself and everyone around you
  • Learning the five steps towards your destiny
  • How to laugh off your fears and take control of your emotions
  • The number one way to achieve success and happiness

Don't Just Accept Change... Embrace it!

Sometimes it comes by way of choice and sometimes it is forced upon us by circumstances beyond our control. Either way, it is a part of life that is needed in order for us to grow to our full potential. Steve will show your group how to deal with one of our biggest fears in both the workplace and in our personal lives…CHANGE! Everyone will learn the skills needed to use any change to their advantage, creating greater success on all levels.

“Life is about growing, learning, and becoming. You cannot grow, learn, or become if you cannot embrace the changes in your life.” - Steve Rizzo

In this program you will gain the secrets of…

  • Winning ways of thinking that change obstacles into opportunities instantly
  • How to enjoy yourself during the process of change
  • Overcoming the fear associated with change
  • Using your sense of humor as a tool to grow with change
  • Seeing the brighter alternative to a potentially negative situation

Rizzo's Heroes

Leadership Secrets From Near and Far Prepare to be inspired and motivated in a whole new way in this exciting program based in part on the extensive and incredible media interviews of top CEO’s, industry leaders, and everyday achievers by Steve Rizzo. Steve will tell you inspiring stories of extraordinary leaders and their leadership’s secrets. Laugh along with Steve while you learn how to lead so others will follow you anywhere…

“Everyone has an inner hero that they have glimpsed from time to time, just waiting to break free… Now is the time to tap into your true hero potential” - Steve Rizzo

In this program you will gain the secrets of…

  • Extraordinary Business leaders (Heroes) that inspire, intrigue, and exhilarate
  • Dealing with change and challenges while enjoying the process
  • How to inspire a guaranteed great attitude in yourself and others
  • Hero Thinking for unstoppable results
  • What heroes know that 99% of ordinary people don’t know

Drilling For Optimism
Tapping into our most valuable natural resource

In times of economic distress, opportunities don’t disappear; they simply manifest in new and different ways. Optimism is the key to being able to recognize these opportunities when they arise. This program examines the real power of optimism as a currency that creates storm-weathering attitudes and allows the flexibility to identify alternate routes to success, even in this severe economic climate.

Only the optimistic survive, and Steve delivers the tools necessary for tapping into the positive reserves within each of us. Prepare to dig deep, and learn why Steve is known affectionately as the “Attitude Adjuster.”

“When you shift your focus, you change your life.” - Steve Rizzo

Your attendees will experience how to:

  • Create new ways of thinking to transform these challenging times into opportunities
  • Bring out the best in self and others
  • Laugh off fears and take control of emotions
  • Enjoy the rebuilding process
  • Maintain emotional stability and eliminate stress

Why Not Enjoy the Process

We spend most of our waking hours at our place of employment and much of our leisure time thinking about it. We can let the stress, fast pace, and challenges control our emotions or we can lighten up, have fun, and enjoy the process. It’s always a matter of choice! Acquiring a healthy state of mind is essential in order to produce quality sales, quality customer service, teamwork, and communication. Steve will show your group how to overcome the everyday pressures that can stifle productivity and creativity in the workplace, while enjoying the process.

“Enjoyment is the spark that ignites passion and enthusiasm” - Steve Rizzo

In this program you will gain the secrets of …

  • Acquiring the attitude you need to succeed
  • Using the power of choice to your advantage
  • Seeing the brighter alternative to a potentially negative situation
  • Finding the laughter in between and during the tough times
  • How to maintain emotional stability and eliminate stress

Don't Let the Laughter Fool You

After 20 years as a headlining Comedian Steve was unhappy and went on a journey to understand himself. This journey made Steve the man he is today.

The Power of Laughter

Some can make you Laugh. Others can give you Memorable Content. But no one can give you both with Equal Intensity like Steve Rizzo can.

Get Your Shift Together by Steve Rizzo

Get Your Shift Together

How to Think, Laugh, and Enjoy Your Way to Success in Business and in Life
Becoming a Humor Being by Steve Rizzo

Becoming a Humor Being

The Power to Change a Better You

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