Antonio Neves > Best Leadership Keynote Speaker

Personal Leadership

with Top Motivational Keynote Speaker & Bestselling Author Antonio Neves

Antonio was a phenomenal speaker for our recent Visa event. Antonio’s presentation was energetic, relatable, and engaging.

- Emily Leach - Vice President, VISA



Personal Leadership: Only You Can Lead Yourself to Your Full Potential

Growing up amidst 6 parental divorces, enduring over 15 moves before high school, and living in a shelter for abused women and children, Antonio Neves’ personal challenges would ultimately shape his belief in personal accountability.

By taking responsibility for his potential, he would become not only the first in his family to attend college, but he would get his masters from Columbia University, become an accomplished NCAA athlete, award-winning journalist, TV personality, bestselling author and highly sought-after speaker, impacting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

In his most popular keynote, Antonio inspires entry-level executives to C-Suite leaders and everyone in between, to bring their absolute best to work every day.

It is only when you lead yourself to your full potential that you can help lead others to greatness too.


Audiences Will Learn:

More About Antonio...

Antonio’s personal journey from living in a shelter for abused women and children to an Ivy League degree to a high-profile New York City television career has inspired people worldwide

Antonio is the international best-selling author of four books and his life changing insights have been featured on the NBC Today Show.

Antonio’s message about taking ownership of your life to achieve extraordinary results has captivated audiences with his unique combination of real talk, laugh-out-loud humor, and poignant stories.

Neves infectious energy helps audiences reignite their energy and drive, find renewed purpose in their work, and recommit to living their best life.

Antonio’s message has been shared worldwide to a wide variety of industries, including Google, VISA, Amazon, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stanford, and many more.


Sustain Excellence: Recommitting & Playing To Win

Feel like your work or life is in a rut? It’s natural to have ebbs and flows in our day to day but when success suffers because of it, it’s time to re-evaluate.


In this dynamic keynote, Antonio teaches everyone from individuals to entire companies on how to rediscover what makes them great to transforming daily challenges into opportunities for growth and success.

Audiences Will Learn How To:

Young Professional Blueprint: Unlock Success from Day 1

Organizations can’t afford a long onboarding process to get new hires up to speed and engaged. The average cost of losing an employee in the first year can be up to three times the person’s salary. 


Antonio Neves, a first-generation college grad turned Ivy League alumni and author of ‘50 Ways To Excel In Your First Job,’ reveals the formula to transform rookies into assets who not only excel in their roles but also resonate deeply with the company culture and mission.


In this data-backed and interactive keynote, attendees will learn:

Audiences Will Learn:

Antonio’s session was truly remarkable and engaging – we have received many positive comments from the Lincoln Preparation Program (LPP) participants on how valuable his session was – it was exactly what the LPPs needed to hear as they start their careers at Lincoln! The comment on bringing the Day 1 energy and do the work during the unseen hours truly resonated with all of us. We look forward to having Antonio back!

- Melany Bailey -

Lincoln Financial

To learn more about booking Antonio, email or call (913) 890-3246.​

Unleash Your Organization's True Potential with the Ultimate Live Event and Virtual Keynote Speaker

3 ways Antonio's high-energy & empowering keynotes will help:

Stop Complacency

Identify and break patterns that keep people disengaged and help them care more.

Play To Win

Learn actionable strategies and tools that get people excited to give more.

A Clear Blueprint

Attendees walk away excited with a clear plan and are deeply connected.

Antonio is an inspirational, charismatic and engaging motivational speaker who genuinely inspired our employees to think as positively and act as effectively as they can. If your organization would like to stop and think about how you connect and work together, and be the best you can be… you should hire him.

- Scott Davenport -

Global Learning, (Amsterdam)

Antonio’s excitement helped refuel our managers at our statewide meeting. His humble demeanor and electric personality were a great fit with our culture and our managers couldn’t stop talking about many of the takeaways Antonio left us with.

Kent Oram
Idaho Central Credit Union President/CEO

Transform your life and work with the unparalleled expertise of Antonio Neves – an international bestselling author, award-winning journalist (NBC, PBS, BET, etc.), and dynamic keynote speaker.


Antonio’s transformative personal development tools have been embraced by readers of his book and global organizations for more than a decade.


Experience Antonio’s magnetic charisma, signature humor, and inspiring real-talk. Attendees leave fired up with powerful tools to challenge complacency, ignite engagement, and achieve extraordinary results.


Antonio is the renowned author of four books, including the international bestselling book, Stop Living On Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You.

For over a decade, his message has been shared worldwide with Google, Amazon, BCD Meetings & Events, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, VISA, Lincoln Financial Group, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Stanford University, and at major conferences.


Antonio’s work has earned him features on the TODAY Show, Forbes, PBS,, Thrive Global, and beyond.


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“Antonio is one of the most engaging speakers because of the relatable storytelling, laughs and true notes of inspiration.”

Jamie Lee (Clave) Tiffany, National Sales Manager – L’Auberge Del Mar (Destination Hotels)

Why Antonio?

Antonio's practical, story-driven, and research based keynotes help audiences drive peak performance, accountability, and a positive mindset in their lives.

Antonio is a pro on all levels, and a pleasure to work with to boot. We had a lot of last minute changes, script updates, and additional requests for face-time with our group’s senior leadership. Antonio had excellent communication throughout the planning process, and he went above and beyond to ensure he was overdelivering. His joyful spirit, professionalism, and execution of the job was first-rate.


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Raving Testimonials

Antonio was our keynote speaker for our Sales Kick-off and he spoke creatively, emotionally, and personally to each of us. Antonio left us all feeling motivated and inspired to want to do better today than we did yesterday and to do better tomorrow than we did today.

Kevin Boland
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

It was a pleasure having Antonio present to us here in Grand Cayman. He delighted our audience with an enthusiasm and energy that had them captivated and wanting more. He is certainly an entertaining and engaging speaker and we would love to have him back!

Chris Bailey
President Cayman Islands HR Society

Antonio Neves brings so much energy to the stage, it’s impossible not to love his sessions. Our members enjoy Antonio’s content and that he provides actionable items each session they can take back to both their work and personal lives. He is relatable to all audiences and was easy to work with, you will want to bring him in for your next event.

Amber Bailey
Cornerstone League

For DataScienceGO, the inspirational aspect is paramount. Antonio over-delivered by deeply engaging with our attendees, bringing all his expertise on stage and gifting them actionable insights for their careers, all while making sure they had a great time!

Paulo Realpe
Event Manager at DataScienceGo

Antonio came as a guest speaker at our virtual offsite and knocked it out of the park! His energy was infectious, and the session chat window lit up with folks thanking Antonio or sharing personal anecdotes related to the messages Antonio was sharing. People were so engaged and many of them told me offline that it was the best session at our offsite! One attendee spoke for all of us when they said “Don’t goooooo Antonio!!” as the session was wrapping up.

Saurabh Saharan
Chief of Staff, Global IT, Equinix

Antonio was so great to work with. He was great at communicating and willing to go the extra mile with whatever we asked of him leading up to our conference. Not to mention, he was exactly what our attendees needed to help them reboot and refocus their actions both at home and in the workplace. Our attendees continued to quote Antonio throughout the duration of the conference!


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To learn more about Antonio’s keynotes or to check his availability, complete the short form below, email BOOKANTONIO@CHARLOTTERAYBOURN.COM or call (913) 890-3246.

Just a few of Antonio’s Clients and Audiences


Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Stanford University

BCD Meetings & Events
Credit Union National Association
Stryker Medical Instruments
Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
West Virginia Department of Tourism
StarRez, Inc.
Idaho Central Credit Union
Southern California Edison
New York City Advertising Week
Day of Excellence

Grinnell Mutual
American Institute of CPAs
Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources
ASHP Pharmacists
American Advertising Association
Tinker Federal Credit Union
Idaho Central Credit Union
University of Georgia
National Youth Leadership Forum
Langley Federal Credit Union
University of Wisconsin
National Association of Colleges & Employers
Intl Association of Ice Cream Distributors
Cornerstone Credit Union League
Xceed Financial Credit Union

MobilOil Credit Union


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