Theresa Behenna

Theresa Behenna

Motivation & Humor meets Music with a Message
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From Gershwin to Gaga: Win Fans & Influence People to Supercharge your Success
Motivation * Peak Performance * Innovation * Success * Humor
This entertaining, humorous presentation addresses how people need to stand out from the crowd to be successful in today’s economy. Learning new ways of working promotes innovation and creativity that attracts the right kind of attention from the right kind of people – like Gershwin and Gaga. Audiences learn simple tools they can use to improve work performance, boost teamwork and increase productivity to get the job/keep the job, get the customer/keep the customer.

Through audience participation, popular piano music, funny stories and customized content this program engages, uplifts and energizes people leaving them glad they attended and motivated to take action!

Three Keys to Employee Engagement: It All Starts with YOU!
Motivation * Employee Engagement * Productivity * Teamwork * Attitude * Humor
Did you know that only 32% of all US employees are engaged in their jobs? Employee engagement is strongly connected to business outcomes essential to an organization’s financial success, such as productivity, profitability and customer service.

This interactive keynote uses music, humor and stories as tools to energize, engage, entertain and empower people to boost productivity, inspire innovation and transform negative attitudes. Audience members participate in games and exercises to demonstrate great teamwork between the generations, the power of passion, the impact of positive communications and the importance of building good relationships.

Oh wait. It’s a ton of fun too!

Fifty Shades of Fun: Healthy Doesn’t Have to be Boring!
Motivation * Stress * Healthcare * Inspiration * Humor
With the increasing population of aging baby boomers and rising costs of healthcare, it’s imperative that people take responsibility for their own health and wellness. Caregivers and healthcare workers are stressed out with multi-tasking and compassionate fatigue and need practical tips they can implement on the job.

Mixing music with message to maximize engagement, Theresa shows audiences how people can make the most out of life whether they are a working professional, approaching retirement or already in their golden years. With her extensive experience in performing for senior living communities and Alzheimers groups, she shares valuable insights on how audiences can live a joyful, fulfilling life that results in better health in mind, body and spirit.

Entertaining, interactive and uplifting, this program leaves people feeling happy, energized and inspired with ideas they can use.


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Theresa Behenna is an award winning keynote speaker, acclaimed international pianist and recording artist whose passion in life is uplifting people through the power of humor and music with a relevant message to motivate them to greater success. She uses amazing piano skills and hilarious stories to teach the tools that took her from playing piano for nine people in an Australian pub to the 2006 Olympics in Italy. They work for everyone in any career. Always. Having traveled the world as an entertainer and small business owner, Theresa's experience in communicating with different cultures, adapting to changing markets and appearing before celebrities, gives her the distinct ability as a speaker to combine practical content with dynamic entertainment to produce positive change. Since 1998 Theresa has been speaking to associations and corporations nation-wide with a customized message and unique approach that has resulted in clients like EXXONMOBIL that wrote: "Your unique keynote presentation was fully engaging, inspiring, practical and funny!"

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 classic hits, soft rock, Broadway songs and movie themes.

Theresa lives in Houston where she plays tons of tennis but has yet to sound anything like a Texan 'coz she's busy putting another shrimp on the barbie.

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I really liked how you used the information I shared and wove it into your speech. We loved your humor and how you created fun exercises for participation and impactful understanding. At the end of the meeting people shared their takeaways and most of them directly quoted your points on the right attitude, fear and the power of words. Awesome job!
--Uchi Restaurants Inc.

You were absolutely delightful! I’m still getting comments about how fun and entertaining your presentation was at our fundraiser luncheon. Thank you for being so PASSIONATELY DYNAMIC!
--American Heart Association, Indiana

You were so FUNNY and ENTERTAINING yet RELEVANT to our group that everyone was fully engaged the whole time! We loved how you mixed music with your message. It was such a unique program we’d love to have you back at a future conference.
--Texas Electric Cooperatives Association

Anticipation of Theresa’s musical mastery caused a dramatic INCREASE IN ATTENDANCE at our annual forum and she totally exceeded our expectations with AMAZING PIANO PLAYING, GREAT HUMOR and a truly INSPIRING program! Her customization not only included our theme but highlighted several audience members and our bank in positive ways that made her message very personal and relevant to everyone. Many said this was our best program ever!
--Itasca Bank

Exhilarating, fun, energetic & informative presentation! Everyone was totally ENGAGED, participating as a team and enjoying the UNIQUE learning atmosphere you created with your piano keyboard. Relevant takeaways on PRODUCTIVITY, SELF MOTIVATION, CHANGE and how our ATTITUDE impacts our ability to work more effectively. Dynamic program!