Olympics Keynote Speakers
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Olympics keynote speakers are the pinnacle of envisioning a goal and then attaining the goal through hard work, perseverance, and possible setbacks. They learn to develop a mindset to persevere by turning negative situations into life lessons and pushing through obstacles. GDA has a roster of world class olympian keynote speakers in many areas of sports to inspire and motivate your next event.
Kevin Atlas Laue
Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Success Through Determination
At nearly seven feet tall with his left arm discontinued just below his elbow, Kevin Laue faced his fair share of adversity in his early life. He tells the story of a life so extraordinary, it was chronicled in the Oscar-qualifying documentary Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story.
Olympic Gold Medalist | Goalie, 1980 USA “Miracle on Ice” Hockey Team | Board Member of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Jim Craig has been called the backbone of a team that accomplished one of the most extraordinary and memorable sports victories of all time. He went on to play professionally and transitioned to tremendous success in the business world which he still enjoys today.
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.
First American Woman to Win Gold at a fully attended Olympic Games
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.
Keynote Speaker, U.S. Olympian (Bobsled) and former Pro Football Player
Johnny Quinn was cut three times, lost 2.6 million dollars in NFL contracts and blew out his knee. Then he became an Olympian for the United States of America. From an NFL failure to a U.S. Olympian, Johnny’s “what’s next” attitude led him to success he never imagined.
Paralympian: Embrace the New Normal Mindset
John won the Paralympic long jump silver medal just 6 years after having his left leg amputated. For over 20 years, John has has been delivering powerful and impactful presentations that captivate, motivate and teach audiences techniques to overcome any challenge thereby creating a new normal in their own lives.
If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out
When Mike Schlappi takes the floor, a dazzling smile greets you. Then, you notice the wheelchair. Mike is defined by what he can do, instead of what he cannot do. Following a tragic accident, Mike has proven that just because “you can’t stand up, doesn’t mean you can’t stand out”!
A Broken Body isn't A Broken Person
Deepak Chopra calls Janine a Change Agent. Maria Shriver calls her an "Architect of Change." Her spellbinding, inspirational keynote blends the talent of a consummate storyteller with a message of resilience, defiance, acceptance and human potential.
Social Leader, an Educator, Author, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur
Chairman, Special Olympics. As part of his passion for promoting the gifts of the marginalized, Shriver has harnessed the power of Hollywood to share stories of inspiration and change. Shriver and his team created exciting new Special Olympics programs in athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health, education, and family support.
U.S. Paralympic Athlete; Retired U.S. Navy Officer
Brad is blind. As a part of his rehabilitation process Brad returned to the pool, and after a few months of training earned a spot on the US Paralympic National Team for swimming. At the 2012 Paralympics, he competed in seven events, earning two Gold medals and one Silver medal.
U.S. Men's Gymnastics Gold Medal Winner
Peter Vidmar, the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history, is a powerful and entertaining speaker. Peter discusses the three components of a perfect score in gymnastics - Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) - and how these principles apply to success in business and life.