Rene Godefroy

Living the American Dream: From Impoverished Childhood to CEO

Born in a tiny, isolated village on the island of Haiti, Rene was an impoverished child tormented by extended illness. Abandoned by his father and left behind while his mother sought work in the city, he survived primarily on breadfruit and the occasional rare fish he caught with a string and hook.

Unable to speak English, Rene arrived in America with five dollars, two shirts and one pair of pants housed in a tattered briefcase. Where many would see nothing but overwhelming odds stacked against them, he saw an abundance of opportunity and a chance to pursue the American Dream.

A truly self-made man, Rene summoned his keen survival skills and natural instincts to pursue his ambitions. He taught himself English and read voraciously. As his knowledge increased, his quality of life improved and his dream of making an impact in America was sure to be realized.

Today, as one of Americas most sought-after and inspiring motivational speakers, Rene is renowned both nationally and internationally. His advice on achieving success has graced the ears of thousands! He has appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes, in a segment that featured Zig Ziglar, and Colin Powell. Armed with a passionate story and a compelling vision, Rene exemplifies the essence of what makes America great!

AT&T, Coca-Cola, and CharlesSchwab are among the many companies that have sought Renes winning ideas to impact their bottom line. Now, through the pages of this book, you will learn the strategies Rene used to reinvent his life. The heart of his message is deeply rooted in his daily life mantra, No Condition is Permanent! His heartfelt advice to all is to relentlessly pursue personal growth and take the actions necessary to make your dreams come true.

Success, regardless of what it means to you, is a matter of choice and personal initiative, and no condition is ever permanent, he says.

So, steady your feet and brace your mind for his eye-opening keynote speech, No Condition Is Permanent! You will no doubt kick your excuses goodbye and embrace the courage you possess to realize your dreams!

RENE GODEFROY is Chief Executive Officer of Village Hero, Inc., an Atlanta-based company dedicated to uplifting the human spirit in pursuit of personal growth and professional development. Rene now resides in a suburb of Atlanta.

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    Attitude, Christian Speakers, Customer Service, Diversity, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity, Philanthropy & Volunteerism

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    Georgia

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    $7,500 - $10,000

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Born in a tiny, isolated village on the island of Haiti, Rene was an impoverished child tormented by extended illness. Abandoned by his father and left behind while his mother sought work in the city, he survived primarily on breadfruit and the occasional rare fish he caught with a string and hook.

Unable to speak English, Rene arrived in America with five dollars, two shirts and one pair of pants housed in a tattered briefcase. Where many would see nothing but overwhelming odds stacked against them, he saw an abundance of opportunity and a chance to pursue the American Dream.

A truly self-made man, Rene summoned his keen survival skills and natural instincts to pursue his ambitions. He taught himself English and read voraciously. As his knowledge increased, his quality of life improved and his dream of making an impact in America was sure to be realized.

Today, as one of Americas most sought-after and inspiring motivational speakers, Rene is renowned both nationally and internationally. His advice on achieving success has graced the ears of thousands! He has appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes, in a segment that featured Zig Ziglar, and Colin Powell. Armed with a passionate story and a compelling vision, Rene exemplifies the essence of what makes America great!

AT&T, Coca-Cola, and CharlesSchwab are among the many companies that have sought Renes winning ideas to impact their bottom line. Now, through the pages of this book, you will learn the strategies Rene used to reinvent his life. The heart of his message is deeply rooted in his daily life mantra, No Condition is Permanent! His heartfelt advice to all is to relentlessly pursue personal growth and take the actions necessary to make your dreams come true.

Success, regardless of what it means to you, is a matter of choice and personal initiative, and no condition is ever permanent, he says.

So, steady your feet and brace your mind for his eye-opening keynote speech, No Condition Is Permanent! You will no doubt kick your excuses goodbye and embrace the courage you possess to realize your dreams!

RENE GODEFROY is Chief Executive Officer of Village Hero, Inc., an Atlanta-based company dedicated to uplifting the human spirit in pursuit of personal growth and professional development. Rene now resides in a suburb of Atlanta.

Attitude Is A Choice!™

How To Stay Positive In Spite Of Your Challenges

Whether it’s in the workplace or at home, everyday you are endowed with the power to choose the attitude you’ll show up with. It’s not what happens that causes stress. It’s your reaction to it.

Once you realize you have a choice, you begin to take charge of your moods. You’re more engaged and productive.

In this presenation, Rene Godefroy weaves personal stories that are relevant to his audiences & insights that inspire them to embrace a winning attitude in the workplace. It’s designed to boost morale, productivity & ultimately the company’s financial bottom line.

Change Is A Gift!™

How To Really Achieve More With Less

In the new normal world, you cannot wait and continue to react to change. You have to embrace it. You have to change your attitude toward change in order to win. When you change, your situations change.

This presentation offers insights on how to go from change resistence to resilience in order to succeed during tough times. The mandate today is to do more with less. It’s not personal.

Rene will share with you how he went from being a poor, desperate, and broke immigrant to living the American Dream by doing more with less! Once you have the opportunity to experience Rene’s presentation, you will no longer fight or complain about change.

Instead, you’ll carry on with a new level of awareness. Fresh opportunities will be revealed to you.

Amazing Customer Service™

How To Boost Loyalty & Referrals

In today’s rapid changing marketplace where customers have more choices, only amazing customer will do. It’s the surefire way to boost profits and referrals.

It’s not good enough for employees to meet expectations. They have to wow the customer at every interaction.

Drawing from fourteen years of experiences in the hospitality industry as a service provider, Rene shares how to delight and amaze customers in order to achieve market dominance. Your team will walk away with a new found appreciation for customers.

AT&T

“Based on comments from our team, Rene was encouraging, inspirational and thought-provoking. He clearly shows the positive impact we can all have on the lives of others if we have the right attitude and demeanor!”

Aflac

“It was a pleasure and a privilege to have you join us at Aflac’s Focus 2007 meeting. Your address provided great motivation for our team as they face their daily challenges. Thank you again for taking part in Focus 2007 and for delivering a powerful message that drove home our theme.”

Coca-Cola Company

“Your fascinating story was not only inspiring, it provided a great foundation for our mentors and mentees as they begin setting goals and establishing expectations for their new partnerships.
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