Rene Godefroy

  • Living the American Dream: From Impoverished Childhood to CEO
  • Advises on How to Stay Positive and Achieve Success
  • Chief Executive Officer of Village Hero, Inc.

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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Motivational Keynote Speaker Rene Godefroy

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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.

No Condition Is Permanent!
A 3D Blueprint For Thriving Through Change In The New Economy
This keynote presentation is based on proven scientific research to switch the brain on for resilience during time of difficult change. Rene combines insights from a poverty and diseased life in a Haitian village and years of inquiry into the psychology of human achievement.

The goal is to empower the audience so that they can embrace change without fear and stresses. No condition is permanent.

What’s Covered…

#1 DRIVE: Drive is the commitment to carry along by force in a specified direction in spite of the roadblocks. Simply put, drive is velocity. And without velocity, there’s no energy.

In this segment, Rene shares some scientifically proven ways to rewire the brain for resilience. It’s about accessing the right levers to move any mountain out of their way.

#2 DUPLICATE: Engineering spectacular success is not reserved for the privileged. If it’s possible for anyone, it’s possible for everyone.
For thousands of years, every invention and technological breakthrough is a model designed upon a previous one. Most people struggle because they keep reinventing the wheels.

In this segment of the keynote, Rene reveals his SDI (Strategic Decoding Inquiry) formula. It’s a powerful way of modeling success with precise accuracy.

#3 DEFEND: At a basic level, everything is energy. We are always generating and broadcasting energy – positive or negative. Without energy, there’s no life.

Many years ago, one Indian guru said, “Environment is stronger than willpower.” The field of neuroscience has many verifiable types of research to back that statement.

The people we meet, shake hands with, spend times with do influence our energy – negative or positive. If it’s negative, then it is our job to access our internal power to influence their energy instead of the other way around.

In this segment, Rene will share with the attendees his Gateway Trifecta Formula to generate high energy and a positive attitude on command.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to transform failures into feedback to initiate change and take a new course
  • How to intentionally turn on your motivational switch so you can draw the right opportunities unto you
  • How to precisely decode any success and adapt it to your personality to get anything you want
  • How to fire up the right electrical circuitry in your brain to boost your self-worth and self-confidence
  • How to use the Pavlov method to reframe negative emotions so you can elevate your moods
  • How to use the concept of disassociation to make sure problems and difficult times happen for you and not to you
  • How to discover the invisible drivers that are the real cause of success instead of focusing on the effects
  • How to protect your mind from energy vampires so you can experience joy and happiness
  • How to influence others and inspire them to reach for their best

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This is for anyone who aspires to be a rock star in any field, especially salespeople and entrepreneurs.

The Ultimate Leadership Blueprint To Influence and Persuade Your Team Members In The Workplace
Now You Can Have A Positive Work Environment, Lower Change Resistance, Engage Team Members And Boost Morale To Thrive During Disturbing Change

Discover the ultimate framework to unite, rally, and cement your workplace. Create a tight community of passionate and committed individuals.
Imagine your team members showing up to work with a renewed zeal, a sense of purpose and contribution. They have new beliefs that transform their challenges into opportunities for growth.

That would mean job satisfaction as well as continuous creativity and innovation. They would also find more meaning in what they do. And it doesn’t matter how mundane is the position they occupy. From the janitor all the way up to the CEO, everyone is re-energized.

This energizing attitude would spill and permeate the organization as all level. It would also trigger a positive impact on the end users of your products or services.

Here are a few of the actionable ideas they will walk away with to influence and persuade their team members:

  • The fastest and simplest way to get others to buy-in and cooperate
  • How to connect team members with each other to bond and achieve their common goals
  • How to encourage participation and involvement so everyone can contribute more
  • How to manage interpersonal conflicts so they can function and work together better
  • How to motivate them to press on in spite of the tough challenges
  • How to foster and maintain a positive work environment to boost morale
  • How to clearly and effectively communicate any idea so everyone can be on the same page
  • How to inspire continuous innovation to lead the field
  • How to make your team members feel competent to increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • How to make them feel a deep sense of contribution and meaning at work

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This is for anyone who aspires to be a rock star in any field, especially salespeople and entrepreneurs.

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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