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Steve Rizzo

Comedian, attitude adjuster and member of the Speaker Hall of Fame

After being told by a guidance counselor that Steve didn’t have the intelligence for college, and having been saddled with the dubious high school honor of “Least Likely to Succeed”, Steve Rizzo didn’t give himself much of a chance to emerge as anything special, much less a world-class comedian.

Wading River, New York, USA


Get Your Shift Together Harness the power of SHIFTING to acquire an unstoppable Attitude to succeed every day AND enjoy the entire process. “Attitude Adjuster”, Steve Rizzo’s Secrets for Success were in part created from the lessons he learned through personal experiences with many comedy greats, celebrities and everyday heroes. Audiences learn:

  • What 3 Success Qualities catapulted Eddie Murphy to Super Stardom? “This is what everyone needs to master if they want to achieve the Ultimate Success in business and in life.”
  • Why was Rodney Dangerfield so unhappy when he achieved so much? “If you’re not enjoying yourself on your journey towards your goal, you’re ripping yourself off.”
  • How was Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed from the neck down, able to accomplish so much in the last 9 years of life with the odds against him? “It’s all about Attitude! It’s always been about Attitude! And it always will be about Attitude!”
  • How did Steve’s brother Michael (100% disabled as a result of the VietNam War) embrace this major change and become the Ultimate Success Story? “My brother is living proof that when you challenge yourself to SHIFT your focus and way of thinking you can turn any challenge into an opportunity!


  • Speaking to more than 1,200 hotel general managers and owners at our annual conference, Steve Rizzo captivated our audience with his wit and humor. His entertaining message of how to acquire and maintain an optimistic attitude to succeed on all levels of life resonated with all our attendees and left them feeling enthusiastically-charged. Just minutes into his performance it was clear we made the right choice.

    - President & CEO, La Quinta Inns & Suites
  • He's like Tony Robbins – only funny… and a lot shorter.

    “Steve Rizzo's Programs are indispensable tools for maximizing your success and happiness, while challenging you to confront your inner fears and to explore the outside world. His Attitude Adjustment Strategies teach you how to SHIFT your way of thinking and to laugh at them both.”
    - Anthony Robbins, Author Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

Summary Profile

Not Just a Funny Motivational Speaker: He’s a SERIOUSLY Funny Guy

What Steve brings to the table is his captivating ability to engage the attendees with laughter as he challenges them to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity and new levels of success. He is a Motivational Mechanic who tunes and tweaks each member of the audience to succeed at their full potential.

“Never has my group learned so much and laughed so hard in one sitting! Thanks for the ride!”

You may have seen Steve Rizzo on TV:

As a SHOWTIME COMEDY ALL-STAR and sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres and many more giants of comedy. Or maybe you’ve seen Steve as the goto-guy on Personal   Development on NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC. His immensely popular PBS special brought him into the homes of millions revealing why he’s and expert on Attitude, Motivation, Humor and the Power of Positive Thinking.

Yes, he’s hysterical, but…. Don’t let the laughter fool you.

A personal development expert, comedian, motivational speaker, and author, Steve Rizzo is the Attitude Adjuster. You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches, seminars, or read his books and leave with the same attitude.

Steve Rizzo is a SERIOUSLY Funny Guy!! He Educates & Motivates as He Entertains!!

“Difficult situations don’t cause us to fail or to be unhappy,” says Steve, “but rather it’s our negative thoughts and beliefs about the situation.” Steve has been Adjusting Attitudes in companies such as AT&T, American Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, State Farm, Prudential, Marriott, and even the CIA (yes, he had them laughing as they learned Success Strategies to get to a better place in Business and in life too) since 1994.

It’s no surprise that he’s been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977.