Celebrity Sports Keynote Speakers

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Celebrity Sports keynote speakers have attained the pinnacle of success in their athletic, coaching, and broadcast careers. They are celebrated for being the best of the best in their respective disciplines including all sports, Olympics, broadcasting, and coaching. GDA is proud to present a wide array of celebrity sports keynote speakers to inspire your audience.


Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jim Abbott Featured

Motivational Speaker, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher

The Major League Baseball pitcher who was born with only one hand, Jim Abbott shares with audiences the keys to adapting, persevering and removing obstacles to success.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Featured

Businessman; Philanthropist; NBA Hall of Fame

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most successful African-American businessmen in the world. He is a Major League Baseball owner, an NBA Legend, a 2-Time Hall of Famer, an Entrepreneur, a Philanthropist and a Motivational Speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 11

Bill Walton Featured

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor

Bill Walton may be the most colorful figure in sports. An ESPN broadcaster, Bill’s college and NBA championship teams are legendary. But chasing the dream took a nightmarish toll: 39 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Lance Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France winner, Cancer Survivor, Podcast Host, Endurance Athlete, and Managing Partner, Next Ventures (Venture Capital)

One of the most iconic athletes and recognizable names in the world, Lance Armstong’s incredible journey has a massive impact with audiences. Learn what it takes to be the best, to win at all costs (and then pay the cost).

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Johnny Bench

National Baseball Hall Of Famer, 1989

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, Bench is considered "Baseball's Greatest Catcher". Over the years, he has maintained balance by using his celebrity status to aid several worthy causes.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

JJ Birden

Former NFL Pro & Motivational Keynote Speaker

JJ Birden helps individuals seize their opportunities in life. JJ was not the biggest, strongest, or fastest guy on the field, but he knew how to seize his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and maximize his success through dedication and hard work. 

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Jimmy Chin

Academy Award Winning Filmmaker, National Geographic Photographer, Mountain Sports Athlete

Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Jon Dorenbos

Renowned Keynote Speaker; Bestselling Author; Former NFL Star; Television Personality; World Class Magician

Jon Dorenbos has one of the most extraordinary and empowering stories of resilience, forgiveness, and living a life of purpose in the face of unfathomable obstacles. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Scott Hamilton

Olympic Champion and Cancer Survivor

Scott Hamilton is the living example that “good guys CAN finish first!!” He is an Olympic Champion, television broadcaster, philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, husband, father, cancer survivor, and eternal optimist.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Tony Hawk

Legendary Skateboarder; Entrepreneur; Founder of The Skatepark Project (formerly the Tony Hawk Foundation)

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, a pioneer of social media, philanthropist, successful entrepreneur, and the first skater to ever land a 900, talks about his experience creating authentic brands and giving back.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Shannon Miller

7-Time Olympic Medalist and Cancer Survivor

With 7 Olympic medals, Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History. Through her Olympic experience and personal cancer diagnosis, Shannon explains ways to get The Gold Medal Mindset so anyone can overcome even the most difficult obstacles standing in the way success.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 0

Juan Pablo Montoya Montoya

World Famous F1 Racing Driver

Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975) is a Colombian race car driver known internationally for participating and winning in Formula One and CART race competitions.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Carly Patterson

Olympic Gold Medalist, Member of USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

A true expert on success, fulfillment, overcoming setbacks, facing fear and taking risks, Carly has inspired thousands of people by sharing her unique story of dedication and hard work. Carly shares in her keynotes how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast, and in the tumultuous years that followed.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Mike Robbins

An Expert in Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence and The Powers of Appreciation and Authenticity

He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and productivity, both personally and professionally. Mike teaches people important techniques that allow them to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Darren Woodson

Former Dallas Cowboy, Former ESPN Analyst, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Partner, and Speaker

Three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowl selection Darren Woodson joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in 2005. He appears on NFL Live and SportsCenter, as well as other ESPN platforms throughout the year.

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