Ricardo Diniz’s humble beginning in a fishing village in Portugal blossomed into a life career that saw him captain super yachts, as chief engineer, take on solo expeditions on the high seas, and become weather router and expedition manager for climbers, rowers, and sailors. Besides his sailing and other related skills, Ricardo is also an author and entrepreneur.
His passion for what he does and his country has seen him appear on CNN, BBC, and National Geographic, amongst others.
Ricardo soon found himself cast into the role of an accidental life coach, speaking to hundreds of people around the globe on different topics, ranging from start-ups to relationships. His passionate promotion of his own country has made him a sought-after speaker at company functions, universities, and schools. His work and commitment to the oceans saw him nominated as European Ambassador for the Oceans. He was also a finalist in Portugal’s ‘Most Motivating Person Award’.
Ricardo regularly speaks to corporate teams and conferences, including banks, insurance companies, and others like Microsoft, Oracle, LG, Procter and Gamble and many, many more. He is comfortable talking to small, intimate groups of <20 people but also fronting to 6000 people.
Through his inspirational talks Ricardo Diniz gives energy to all helping to to make a difference in peoples lives – It is “All about the people”.
Ricardo presents in both Portuguese and English. To book Ricardo Diniz who travels from Lisbon, Portugal for a conference talk please contact Promotivate™ Speakers via our website here or by calling +44 2078711829.
"Ricardo really captured the audience and told a very engaging story to the event participants. He was vocal, interesting, spoke to the point and managed to convey the message that we wanted. At the end of his speech people stood up and were applauding him which is an excellent testimony to his brilliant presentation. We were very glad to have him as a speaker at our event."
"You just gave a 12 min talk for Louis Vuitton and I've never felt so inspired before ... so just wanted to say THANK YOU"
Hi Jonathan, "We chose Ricardo specifically because we did not want a typical motivational speaker. I would say Ricardo has an interesting personal story and is very much about working to achieve your dreams. With this in mind, many of our employees found him very inspirational. I thought there was something for everyone in his talk and would say overall we were very happy. But again, we choose him because he isn’t typical. We would recommend him to sister companies, but explain that he isn’t typical. If someone wants a “rah rah” speaker – they shouldn’t choose Ricardo."
"It was an exceptional experience and a privilege to be drawn into the world of Ricardo Diniz. Ricardo openly shared his accomplishments and his failures but most of all his affirmative approach to life’s challenges with our team. He was engaging, funny, open and thought provoking. The resulting impact on the JTI WWDF team was an outpouring of discussion, self-reflection and a sense of motivation to readdress both personal and professional challenges with a new perspective."