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 performer 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.
Audiences leave Theresa’s presentations feeling happy, energized, motivated and inspired. They describe her keynotes with words like “we were fully engaged the entire time – no one looked at their phone!”, “a very unique entertaining way to present serious issues“, “the music was awesome and a refreshing change of pace!”, “hilarious speaker!”, “loved all the interactive games”, “she set a precedent of high energy fun for our conference!”
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 playing in pubs around Sydney (sometimes to a crowd of nine), and eventually toured the world performing in resort hotels. After migrating to Texas in the 80’s she began entertaining at top venues acquiring a widespread fan base and became the toast of Houston when she auditioned for Coca Cola and won 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 at meetings and conferences, helping people in corporations and associations achieve their professional and personal goals. Using mastery of the piano as parallel principles for success, her interactive fun 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 and generations, negotiating performance contracts, adapting to changing markets and appearing before celebrities, gives her the unique ability as a speaker to mix relevant content and compelling stories with dynamic entertainment and hilarious humor to produce positive change in people’s lives.
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 in between speaking engagements, but has yet to sound anything like a Texan ‘coz she’s busy putting another shrimp on the barbie.