Over the last several years, I have traveled the country working with many of the most highly regarded professionals in the housing industry. I can honestly say that Rene Rodriguez stands out as one of best. In my interview with Rene, not only did we have an exciting exchange of ideas but I walked away learning so much! Rene has the rare ability to not only effectively communicate some of the most difficult ideas but he can explain psychologically, physiologically and neurologically ‘why’ we and our customers do what they do. Having that depth and level of understanding makes Rene very different from others in his field.
— Steve Harney, Founder of Keeping Current Matters
Many organizations become stuck, resistant to change and unwilling to have real conversations about the business. Rene’s process helps leadership understand the fear based barriers inherent in people/organizations. He provides the tools to have honest conversations without fear of reprisal, which result in the empowerment of people and valuable insight for management.
— Joe Mrocheck, Sr. Director at S&G Manufacturing
Rene Rodriguez is an amazing presenter. He promotes a feeling of calm well-being and elicits great trust from his audience. Rene is a master at promoting and inspiring teamwork and innovative thinking. His workshops help people embrace change and helps eliminate the fear that is often associated with it. I would strongly recommend Rene as a coaching leader in the advancement of personal effectiveness in the work place and his ability to connect companies together by creating an environment of trust, creativity and productivity.
— Cindy Ertman, EVP RPM & Best Selling Author

Rene Rodriguez

Rene is the founder and CEO of Volentum, an enterprise education and consulting company specializing in the application of the latest brain research combined with over 30 years of experience to the areas of Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Sales Training and Professional Influence. Volentum delivers practical ways for individuals and groups to grow and renew themselves even as they engage and profit from recurring change.

Prior to Volentum, Rene was CEO of Rapid Change, a consulting firm that trained over 50,000 people and whose training and tools were named a Best Practice in three Fortune 250 companies, and Chief Learning Officer, founder and former Dean of the Corporate University for a national mortgage bank.

Rene has been a trusted advisor to leadership teams at Coca-Cola, Liz Claiborne, Daimler Chrysler, FORD, Microsoft, ABN AMRO and Loan Tool Box. He has been a featured speaker at the Microsoft Annual Convergence Conference, the Presidents Network and the Business Plan 2008 Conference in Las Vegas. He was featured in UpSize Business Magazine and has been cited in several newspaper and magazine articles about change. He is a renowned behavioral and organizational change expert, leadership coach, world class sales trainer & dynamic keynote speaker. He can be reached at

A captivating, high-energy speaker, Rene is in high demand for annual events, conventions, and keynotes speeches.



Format: 5-90 min keynote or

             2-4 hour workshop

Rene can tailor the content to meeting client objectives

This program is perfect for:

Leaders, Managers, Sales Professionals - anyone who leads or needs to influence behavior.

Program description:

There can be no leadership without influence. The bottom line is that leadership is about influencing behavior and change, therefore; influence is the "how" of leadership. In today's changing workplace, leaders are required to have high-level skills in the art and science of influence for them to be effective. In this highly impactful session, Rene Rodriguez will break down the neuroscience of leadership and guide you through the step-by-step "HOW" of leadership using a simple 3 step process to become a more powerful presenter, communicator and leader.

The audience will leave with:

  • A practical understanding of the neuroscience of leadership

  • A simple 3-step approach to influencing behavior

  • The missing ingredient to making story telling powerful

  • A renewed outlook to what leadership means and what to do about it

  • Inspiration combined with a clear path as to "how" to lead more effectively