Our group gave us extremely positive feedback about your presentation on Employee Engagement saying it was insightful, refreshing, relevant, entertaining and fully engaging with all the interaction. The music was definitely a unique and fun way to emphasize points! Your humor and energy was the perfect way to kick off our Development Day. Awesome job! – HEWLETT PACKARD
Olympics entertainer Theresa Behenna does what few other motivational speakers can do at conferences and meetings. She mixes music with message, interaction with inspiration and humor with content to help organizations maximize ENGAGEMENT that boosts TEAMWORK, promotes PEAK PERFORMANCE, supercharges PRODUCTIVITY and ignites INNOVATION.
A FEW OF THERESA’S CLIENTS…
Texas-based Theresa Behenna is an award winning motivational keynote speaker, internationally acclaimed pianist, recording artist, emcee, small business owner and a total tennis nut.
As a young girl growing up in Australia passionate about playing the piano, Theresa was told she could never earn a living through music ‘so quit daydreaming and get a real job’. Ten years later after much perseverance, practice and determination, Theresa defied the odds and began performing in pubs around Sydney (sometimes to a crowd of nine), then on cruise ships in the South Pacific and eventually in five star hotel resorts around the world. After migrating to Texas in the 80’s entertaining at top venues and special events, she was the toast of Houston after auditioning for Coca Cola and winning the honor of performing at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy.
Not bad for a day dreamer, right?
For the past sixteen years, Theresa has been traveling the United States as a keynote speaker helping organizations and individuals achieve their professional and personal goals by overcoming fear and adversity to stand out from the competition. Using mastery of the piano as parallel principles for success, her interactive uplifting presentations teach audiences the tools needed to excel in their field. They work for everyone in any career. Always.
Oh wait. They’ll laugh a lot too.
Having toured the world as a musician/small business owner, Theresa’s experience in communicating with different cultures, negotiating contracts, adapting to changing markets and appearing before celebrities, gives her the unique ability to mix relevant content and compelling stories with dynamic entertainment and hilarious humor to produce positive change in people’s lives.
Her universal appeal has resulted in a wide range of clients from The American Heart Association, Texas A & M University, International Association of Administrative Professionals, The Junior League, American Payroll Association & numerous Chambers of Commerce to corporate giants such as Hewlett Packard, BP, Lockheed Martin Dupont & ExxonMobil that wrote: “Your presentation was fully engaging, very inspiring, practical and downright funny! The music was a refreshing different way to demonstrate points and made it highly entertaining and impactful.”
As a member of the National Speakers Association, Theresa won the John Wolfe Award for speaking excellence and served on the Houston board for many years.
Her piano CD “Songs for Friends” is a popular selling album of Broadway hits, soft rock and movie themes.
Theresa lives in Houston where she plays tons of tennis and performs musical programs at private events but has yet to sound anything like a Texan ‘coz she’s busy putting another shrimp on the barbie.