Founder of Blue Zones, explorer, New York Times bestselling author, National Geographic Fellow is a brilliant speaker on mental health and wellbeing.
For over 30 years, Pellegrino Riccardi has excited and delighted audiences all over the world with a style of public speaking that brings together the ability to present complex ideas in a simple and accessible way, which is then wrapped up in a seamless fusion of masterful storytelling and observational humour.
Pellegrino Riccardi is a global keynote speaker, motivator and facilitator. For the past 30 years, Pellegrino has travelled the globe helping people interact more effectively with one another, especially those who work in a multicultural environment. Pellegrino Riccardi was born in the UK to an Italian family, and today lives in Norway. His combination of these three distinct cultures, provides him with the insight to help other better understand the cultures they live within and in turn better communicate with others.
Pellegrino is widely recognized as being one of Scandinavia’s top cross-cultural experts and inspirational speakers. His customers include a wide and diverse range of international organizations from a variety of professions, including banking and finance, oil and gas, shipping, government and public sector, education, television, media, and many more.
Pellegrino provides keynote speeches on a variety of topics, including how to build corporate cultures, how to create vibrant work environments, how to get the best out of yourself and others around you, as well as other human-interaction fields such as how to create unforgettable customer experiences, sales and negotiations. The son of an immigrant and an immigrant himself, Pellegrino has recently become more and more involved in the pressing issues of immigration and refugees, helping people deal better with the influx of diverse and often conflicting cultural values.
Pellegrino is a published author and appears regularly on Norwegian national television providing his insights on Norwegian culture and immigration issues.