With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games right around the corner, we have several speakers who have Olympic experience and know what it takes to be the best. These athletes have taken the lessons they’ve learned to enlighten audiences to always go for the gold and strive for excellence!
Shannon Miller is the most decorated gymnast in American history and uses her insight to explain what it takes to be a winner. Shannon describes how the gold medal mindset leads to victory on the competition floor, in the boardroom, and in our personal lives. She utilizes her experience to share the importance of goal setting, leadership, maintaining a positive attitude, and teamwork.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Dara Torres became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games. She took three silver medals home, including the heartbreaking 50- meter freestyle race where she missed the Gold by 1/100th of a second. Dara has competed in five Olympic Games and has won 12 Olympic medals. Dara inspires audiences that it’s never too late to chase your dreams.
In 1995, Rebecca Lobo led the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team to its first National Championship. The following year, Rebecca was the youngest member of the gold medal-winning US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team and went on to a seven-year career in the WNBA. Rebecca motivates and inspires audiences sharing her experience of excellence and success.
Paul Assaiante is the winningest coach in college sports history, and brings together the best squash players from around the world. He was also the coach of the US National Squash Team and was twice named the United States Olympic Committee Coach of the Year. Paul helps leaders embrace collaboration, cultural diversity, and leadership models that encourage employees to give everything they have- every day, and build winning teams.
Vince Poscente competed in the Olympics as a speed-skier at the age of 30. Although he didn’t win gold, he found other ways to be successful. He bounced back and became a New York Times bestselling author, hall of fame speaker, and award-winning business owner. He teaches audiences how to harness the power of speed for the ultimate solution to less stress and more balance.
Mike Eruzione was the captain of the legendary 1980 US Olympic “Miracle on Ice” team that defeated the Soviet Union. His game-winning goal is one of the most played highlights in American sports. With Mike’s exciting life achievements, audiences will be enthralled with his story, as well as with his ability to motivate and inspires others to achieve success.