Reneé Rongen is an award winning humorous and inspirational speaker, author and business consultant. When organizations are looking to align their passion and purpose to WOW status & increase productivity and profitability - they understand the value of the people on their team -they hire Reneé Rongen.
She is one of the most in-demand and top rated speakers in the U.S. and Canada. You will learn that her energy is contagious, her stories are priceless and her passion for living life full throttle can sometimes get her in trouble. Recognized by her peers and clients worldwide as a brilliant comedian and master story teller, she completed a “Laughter is the Best Medicine” tour with Dana Carvey, Lilly Tomlin, Paula Poundstone and Paul Reiser. Media has dubbed her “The Mother of Motivation and a combination of Lily Tomlin, Oprah and Mother Teresa.” Her messages transcend age, culture and profession. Combining her hysterical stage presence, with her award-winning business background, topped with her complete authenticity, she delivers an experience like no other to organizations who want to inspire and grow their culture to be the best.
From a Marketing Strategist for large corporations to Motherhood, Board Trustee to Celebrity Host of the Polk County fair in Fertile, MN (population 834); Reneé engages all audiences with her Legacy Living Philosophy – encouraging all to take the leap and step into their unique purpose. This philosophy has been featured in numerous national publications including Entrepreneur, Fortune, Better Homes and Gardens, Female Entrepreneur, Smart Money, and Parenting Magazines.
In addition to her speaking and consulting, Reneé is an award winning author. Her work titled "Fundamentally Female" was featured in the Oscar and Golden Globe Swag Bags for all female nominees, and is quickly climbing the charts to bestseller status.
A champion for wearing pajamas as much as she can get away with, Renee is the founder of the Ultimate Pajama Party, an ongoing campaign responsible for inspiring the donation of hundreds of thousands pairs of pajamas to domestic violence shelters across the country, impacting the lives of women and children every day. #UltimatePJParty
Reneé holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and a Minor in Recreational Socializing from the College of St. Benedict. She studied in Salzburg, Austria and completed graduate course work at the University of Mary. She is the International Spokesperson for the Pay It Forward Foundation, a member of the National Speakers and Minnesota Speakers Associations. She has served as Trustee on numerous corporate, healthcare, economic development, education and foundation boards, a Founder and Past President of the NW Minnesota Women’s Fund, and is a hospice volunteer. Additionally, she is recipient of the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Women’s Business Center and serves as the Chief Energy Officer for her clients across the globe.
Reneé knows that she has been richly blessed with abundant gifts. Her goal at the end of her life is to say; “I come to You empty. I have nothing left. I used all of the gifts You gave me.”
- Life's Your Legacy...Live it!
- The Heart of Healthcare
- NEWSFLASH! YOU are the Customer Service Department
- Change…Navigating Life’s Detours
- Attitude…It’s an Inside Job!
- Lipstick, Laughter & Life
Youth, Business, Customer Service, Spirituality-wkpl, Balance, Family
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"She was our best speaker to date. Thank so much for your help in sourcing. We have had some great comments. She was AMAZING!" - SSM Health
"Thank you for your inspirational presentation at our Northern Plains Conference on Aging & Disability. Some comments from the conference participants include: "Reneé was awesome!" "She should be cloned!" "Reneé is a top speaker with a message!" Your participation in the Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability helped to make it the success that it was! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! CEUs were issued to Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers and Counselors." – Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability
"You are PRICELESS... a real gift to us all!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to share the stage again in South Dakota." - Speaker and fellow presenter at South Dakota Women's Lifestyle Conference
“The easiest speaker you will ever work with! She is hysterical, witty, genuine, and sooooo flexible. Reneé is the woman we all want to be when we grow up! We have already booked her to come back for 2008! The best speaker you will ever hire!” - MeritCare Health Systems
"Reneé, I can’t thank you enough for making our Survivor’s Day a huge success! I would not hesitate to recommend you to any organization looking to laugh and leave with a message for enhancing their lives. You were fabulous!” – Cancer Health Treatment Centers
" Your keynote presentation was certainly one of the keys to the success of our International User Conference in Las Vegas. Hundreds of attendees have told us that they will draw on your presentation for years to come. Thanks for all of your hard work in learning about our organization. It made the event so personable!" - Vice President – Help Systems