René Rodriguez


For the last 20 years, Rene Rodriguez has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership adviser, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. Yet, he believes that we are only scratching the surface of what is possible and that every profession can benefit from fully engaging human mind/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. As an entrepreneur and CEO of multiple companies, Rodriguez brings a practical business approach while inspiring his audiences to take action. He helps leaders create influence, transformation, and immediate results in 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.

Opening Session (June 1): Harnessing the Power of Courage

We know there are "givers" (above the line) and "takers" (below the line) in life. In this opening keynote, René Rodriguez introduces the Courage Scale™ as a way to invite others to "live above the line" during difficult times. 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.

Participants will leave with access to a simple, yet powerful tool to manage their emotional state during hard times and tips to help those at home or at work to choose to live "above the line." Understanding of how courage is the dividing line between "giving" and "taking" is important for individual growth, and Rodriguez will also share methods on creating a culture that lives "above the line."

Closing Session (June 3): The Neuroscience of Influence

In this highly impactful keynote, Rodriguez will break down the neuroscience of influence. Now more than ever, being able to understand influence – both personally and professionally - is needed. Rene 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. He will also breakdown some of the biggest leadership challenges he foresees in a post-Covid world, and how we can use our understanding of influence to prepare for them.