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Opening and Closing Sessions

Get inspired and motivated at the start and end of your EXPerience

Opening Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Courage René Rodriguez

Harnessing the Power of Courage

We know there are “givers” (above the line) and “takers” (below the line) in life. In this keynote, René Rodriguez introduces the Courage Scale™ as a way to invite others to “live above the line” during difficult time. Rodríguez shares a simple model anyone can use to reframe adversity and harness the power of courage. He connects the Courage Scale™ to fundamental and applicable neuroscience in a way that empowers individuals to face adversity with courage and grace.


  • A simple, yet powerful tool to manage their emotional state during hard times
  • Tips to help those at home or at work to choose to live “above the line”
  • An understanding of how courage is the dividing line between “giving” and “taking”
  • Methods to create a culture that lives “above the line”

Opening Session sponsored by SGS Galson

Closing Keynote: The Neuroscience of Influence René Rodriguez

In this highly impactful keynote, Rodriguez will break down the neuroscience of influence. He will help you understand the range of influence techniques IH/OH professionals can use, know when and how to use them, build your power base so you have the capacity to be influential, and sharpen your skills so you can influence people effectively. You will see yourself as a leader and see that leadership is influence.

For the last 20 years, René Rodriguez has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaking coach. Yet, he believes that we are only scratching the surface of what is possible and that every profession can benefit from fully engaging the human mind and brain.

His company has trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neuroleadership methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales, and change management. As an entrepreneur and CEO of multiple companies, Rodriguez brings a practical business approach while inspiring his audiences to take action. He produces immediate results while helping leaders create influence in and transform their business and personal lives. He connects company vision and strategy to fundamental and applicable neuroscience in a way that empowers anyone to engage with courage and grace.

Named to the 40 under 40 list for 7 years straight, he has been a trusted adviser to leadership teams at Coca-Cola, 3M, Medtronic, Nestle’, Microsoft, Bank of America, and Cargill. He was featured on the cover of the Niche Report Magazine and has authored dozens of magazine articles.

Virtual AIHce EXP 2020 is sponsored by: