Zach Rinkins connects a national audience to thought leaders, trendsetters, and decision makers. As an award-winning author, speaker, and journalist, Zach has had the privilege of interviewing many of America’s most accomplished and celebrated personalities including Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, Tavis Smiley, among other noteworthy billionaire figures. Zach is known for delivering dynamic and heart-wrenching presentations by sharing insights from these noted individuals mixed with personal reflections from his triumphs and trials including contending with clinical depression, obesity, and self-doubt. These experiences led to a personal revelation: we must take life by F.O.R.C.E. if we want to accomplish our goals. The F.O.R.C.E. is a captivating audience and empowering them to walk toward their respective destinies.
Zach was born to speak, write, and connect.
Zach began his professional journalism career at the age of 15, as a cast member of By Kids for Kids, on Miami’s WPLG ABC-TV affiliate. He also reported for Miami’s Gospel Truth Newspaper and expanded to radio and online media.For the past two decades, he has delivered his empowering messages to college, young adult, community and at-risk youth/corrections audiences. His transformative presentations are poised to inspire listeners to move toward their dreams despite their challenges. These empowering messages pack a potent dose of candor and insight. Zach’s longtime service has been recognized by commendations and acknowledgments from former Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, and former U.S. Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, among others.
Zach earned an Associated Press award.
As a journalist, Zach is the host and producer of the Associated Press award-winning Rinkins Report. The Rinkins Report is a nationally syndicated column and radio feature carried on various media outlets throughout the country. Readers and listeners can depend on the report to deliver powerful tips for financial, business, and career success. His work has been featured in Ebony Magazine, the Huffington Post, EURweb.com, Trice Edney Wire, among other media outlets.
Rinkins is a graduate of Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication and earned a Certified Public Communicator designation from the Professional Speakers Network. He is also distinguished recipient of Knight-Ridder’s Silver Knight Award in Speech and author of the upcoming book Take Life by F.O.R.C.E. The proud Miami native enjoys reading, swimming, and a good game of Spades. He is also a member of the Professional Speakers Network's Speaker Hall of Fame.
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- 2001 Knight Ridder Silver Knight Award Speech 2001 Miami-Dade County Mayoral Commendation 2002 Doublemint ACE Award for Community Service 2007 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters First Prize 2014 Professional Speakers Network Speaker Hall of Fame