Company

Corporate Kickoff Company and Team

To TRAIN winning teams you first must BUILD a winning team!

That’s exactly what we’ve done at Corporate Kickoff!

From high-profile speakers who motivate, inspire and train to administrative staff who work tirelessly in the background to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, we strive to deliver world-class customer service every day. Read more about our services!


We focus on solving problems for our clients.

Some of our clients are trying to motivate their sales staff to be more resilient in the face of adversity. Others are launching new customer service initiatives and want their entire staff to get focused on the customer. Others are trying to train first-time managers to set expectations, deal with conflict and deliver effective performance reviews. Others are seeking to exceed their fundraising goals through effective auctioneering. In every case, Corporate Kickoff delivers customized solutions that deliver results.

We are a team of dedicated professionals with a broad array of experiences and expertise.
The concept of Corporate Kickoff was developed from the lessons that our former NFL players learned during their football careers and have successfully translated into winning strategies in the business world. The rules, the struggles, the strategies and the successes on the football field are a perfect metaphor for the challenges we all face in the business world, and seeing business challenges through the “prism” of football is a very effective way to help your staff see their jobs from a different perspective and develop new solutions to their existing problems.

At Corporate Kickoff we deliver presentations that are jam-packed with valuable lessons straight from the gridiron that will help your organization see challenges in a whole new light and with a whole new energy. Our goal is to be the spark that helps you kickoff a new sales campaign, a new customer service initiative, a new team-building effort, a new engagement strategy, or a new leadership concept.

MEET OUR TEAM

Reggie Rivers - PresidentPresident

Reggie Rivers

    Dani Espinosa - Business DevelopmentBusiness Development

    Dani Espinosa

      Debra Park - OperationsOperations

      Debra Park

        Talene Weeks - Solutions CoordinatorSolutions Coordinator

        Talene Weeks

          Kenzie Crow - Auction ConsultantAuction Consultant

          Kenzie Crow

            Jeremy Pape - Video ProductionVideo Production

            Jeremy Pape

              MEET OUR SPEAKERS

              Terrell Davis - Former Denver BroncoFormer Denver Bronco

              Terrell Davis

              Former Denver Bronco Terrell Davis is one of the most celebrated running backs in NFL history. He's a: two-time Super Bowl Champion, two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, League MVP, Super Bowl MVP, member of the NFL's 1990s All-Decade team, he is one of only seven players in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season and he is a finalist for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Davis has learned many lessons on the football field that have immediate application in the business world today. Terrell is well known for his “Mile High Salute,” to fans and teammates in celebration of a touchdown

                Reggie Rivers - Former Denver BroncoFormer Denver Bronco

                Reggie Rivers

                Reggie Rivers is a former NFL running back who played six seasons with the Denver Broncos during the 1990s. Reggie is a media personality & business owner, who has worked in newspaper, radio & television in Denver. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Journalism, & he earned a Master’s Degree in Global Studies from the University of Denver. He has written five books, the latest is "Rookies & Bookies" and the award winning novel, “The Colony: A Political Tale”. Reggie is the President/Founder of Corporate Kickoff, Auction Fundraising Academy & Rivers Enterprises.

                  Michele Brown - Former NFL CheerleaderFormer NFL Cheerleader

                  Michele Brown

                  Michele Brown is a Former NFL Cheerleader, Inspirational Speaker, & Achievement Expert. Inspired by her journey through adversity, Michele uses mental training techniques and her NFL experience to teach audiences how to “LEAD from within” and “live everyday like it’s GAME DAY.” She shares success strategies that professionals can implement immediately in life. While revealing her “Achievement FormulaTM,” she shows audiences how to gain clarity, build confidence, and have a game plan for achieving next-level results. Michele earned a degree in Psychology and an MBA from the University of North Florida.


                    Trish Downing - Motivational Speaker & AthleteMotivational Speaker & Athlete

                    Trish Downing

                    Tricia believes grit and mental toughness are about much more than athletes and gold medals, but about grace, resilience and continually finding the strength to move forward and achieve. Each of us faces hurdles, challenges and adversity, which seem insurmountable when we first face them. Tricia will help you learn to see these obstacles as opportunities and help you build the strength, endurance and courage to cross the finish line. Tricia’s presentations motivate her audiences to reach further and to persevere in the face of heartache, trials and change.

                      Chris Nwoke - Motivational Speaker & AthleteMotivational Speaker & Athlete

                      Chris Nwoke

                      Chris is a former all-star running back at CSU. Graduating with a Master's Degree in Int'l. Business, Chris went to work in medical device sales for Stryker and then Johnson & Johnson. The medical device sales world is a vicious and difficult environment that requires highly developed "relationship" selling skills, preparation, follow through, accountability, product knowledge and the ability to close deals. His presentations help sales professionals develop strategies to win over gatekeepers, get time with key decision makers, "LISTEN" to discover their challenges, offer recommendations, become a trusted advisor and close more deals.

                        Jack Bonneau - Motivational SpeakerMotivational Speaker

                        Jack Bonneau

                        Jack Bonneau is the founder and CEO of Jack's Stands & Marketplaces. At age 8 he started a lemonade stand in a local farmers market with the intention of raising $400 to buy the Lego Star Wars Death Star. That year he did $2,000 in gross revenue, $900 in net revenue and he bought his Lego Death Star. Since then, Jack has expanded his lemonade stands and marketplaces to 6 locations, has recruited other kids to work with him, and at age 10 went on Shark Tank and got a deal! Jack is a phenomenal young business professional whose story is truly inspirational.

                          MEET OUR AUCTIONEERS

                          Reggie Rivers Auctioneer - Benefit AuctioneerBenefit Auctioneer

                          Reggie Rivers Auctioneer

                          Reggie Rivers is an Experienced Benefit Auctioneer! Former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers is a talented, quick-witted and experienced auctioneer. He has been doing benefit auctions for the past 20+ years and has helped Colorado non-profits raise millions of dollars. Reggie is a popular media personality, a well-respected philanthropist and someone who is well connected in the Denver nonprofit scene. When he comes to the podium, he’s not a stranger asking your guests to contribute, he’s a friend asking other friends to support your worthy cause. Reggie is a very experienced, effective and entertaining auctioneer.

                            Dani Espinosa Auctioneer - Benefit AuctioneerBenefit Auctioneer

                            Dani Espinosa Auctioneer

                            Dani is a secret weapon at any fundraising event. Though she's petite in stature, her personality fills up the room. She is confident, quick-witted, and charismatic and she has helped hundreds of nonprofits, large and small, achieve their fundraising goals. She is absolutely passionate about fundraising, and she never loses sight of the complex set of needs that must be met in order to have a truly successful event. Dani never loses sight of the true goal, and she is unflappable. No matter the circumstance, you will see her with a big smile on her face, humbly doing whatever it takes to help you have a successful fundraising event.

                              Eric Goodman Auctioneer - Benefit AuctioneerBenefit Auctioneer

                              Eric Goodman Auctioneer

                              Eric is an effective communicator, pulling upon 25 years in broadcast media. He will get your audience excited to open their wallets and support your cause. Understanding the responsibility placed upon him as your MC and auctioneer, he says, “If you hire me to be your auctioneer, my job is to help fill your organization’s vault with lots of money. This is a tremendous responsibility, one I am completely honored to do when an organization asks me to help.” His motto, coined by UCLA coach, John Wooden, is, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” He will come prepared, ready to give your event all he’s got.

                                Vic Lombardi Auctioneer - Benefit AuctioneerBenefit Auctioneer

                                Vic Lombardi Auctioneer

                                Now Benefit Fundraising Auctioneer, Lombardi previously worked as a television & radio host in South Bend, Austin, Phoenix and most recently the Sports Anchor for Denver CBS4. Lombardi has more than 25 years of experience in the sports industry and is a 30-time Emmy award winner, 16 for Best Sports Anchor. He is one of the most respected sports personalities in the country, which the number of awards attest. He attended the University of Colorado and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1991. He resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Terri and three kids.

                                  MEET OUR PARTNERS

                                  Vital Learning - Jay Tankersley, President and CEOJay Tankersley, President and CEO

                                  Vital Learning

                                  Leadership Training Courses

                                    Denver Chophouse & Brewery - Collin McDowell, General ManagerCollin McDowell, General Manager

                                    Denver Chophouse & Brewery

                                    Fine Dining in Downtown Denver

                                      Red Jeweled Media - Jenny Finke, FounderJenny Finke, Founder

                                      Red Jeweled Media

                                      Boutique PR Agency

                                        Better Business Bureau - BBB AccreditationBBB Accreditation

                                        Better Business Bureau

                                        BBB Accreditation, A+

                                          CSAE - Roberta Herman, PresidentRoberta Herman, President

                                          CSAE

                                          Colorado Society of Association Executives

                                            Colorado Nonprofit Association - Renny Fagan, President, CEORenny Fagan, President, CEO

                                            Colorado Nonprofit Association

                                            Nonprofit organization serving nonprofits.

                                              Mile High SHRM - Shawna Simcik, PresidentShawna Simcik, President

                                              Mile High SHRM

                                              Mile High SHRM (MH-SHRM) Association

                                                National Speakers Assn. (NSA) - Stacy Tetschner, CAE, FASAE CEOStacy Tetschner, CAE, FASAE CEO

                                                National Speakers Assn. (NSA)

                                                The National Speakers Association (NSA)

                                                  Rivers Enterprises, Inc. - Reggie Rivers, President, CEOReggie Rivers, President, CEO

                                                  Rivers Enterprises, Inc.

                                                  Auctioneer, MC & Motivational Speaker