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Katie Hoff, keynote speaker

Katie Hoff

    • 8x World Champion
    • 2x Olympian in Swimming
    • Author of Blueprint: An Olympian's Story of Striving, Adapting, and Embracing the Suck
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$10,000 - $15,000

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$7,500 - $10,000

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Katie Hoff | Inspirational Speaker | Olympian | Highlight Reel

Katie Hoff | Inspirational Speaker | Olympian | Highlight Reel

Katie Hoff TEDx

Katie Hoff TEDx

Speaking Highlights

Speaking Highlights

Embrace The Suck: Olympian Katie Hoff | Rich Roll Podcast

Embrace The Suck: Olympian Katie Hoff | Rich Roll Podcast

Katie Hoff Speaker Biography

Katie Hoff brings the energy and charisma you associate with an elite athlete - coupled with the friendly charm and straight talk of a good friend. She spent fifteen years relentlessly driving her own performance in competitive swimming from local star to national darling to international champion in her sport. What does it take? Katie will tell you.

​How can you apply what she learned to the challenges you face in your life? Katie will tell you. She is an open book and her sincere mission in each appearance is to bring her 'A' game to the session, prepared to talk with candor about the good, the bad and the sometimes unbearable 'middle' place - in between accomplishments.

Katie is a 8x World Champion, 2x Olympian - in Athens Greece and Beijing China - and earned a silver and two bronze Olympic medals in swimming. Hailed as the 'female Michael Phelps,' she withstood tremendous pressure and emerged from years of effort with valuable lessons learned on what it takes to succeed and power through bitter disappointment.

Katie understands elite performance and the drive to do the extraordinary. At 15 years old, Katie Hoff made her first Olympic team. How did she do it? In the end, it boiled down to a very simple, yet effective formula. She came up with 5 standards that she followed to a "T." Standards that allowed her to break American and World Records, win Olympic medals, get back up after the lowest of lows, and become a best-selling author and successful entrepreneur.

Now, she wants to help you accomplish YOUR big goals - using her secret sauce. Becoming an Olympic athlete was Katie’s goal. What is YOUR big goal? It could be anything:
- Running a marathon.
- Crushing sales targets.
- Getting that big promotion.
- Becoming the best parent, partner or friend.
- Achieving your highest level of fitness.

As long as the goal is of utmost importance to you, it is fair game. But it has to be a goal you feel DRIVEN to attain. It must be a "need" vs simply a "want."

Katie's 5 standards will give you the ability to accomplish that goal and achieve the most extraordinary version of yourself. Katie shares her wisdom through captivating stories filled with humor, humility, honesty and vulnerability. The audience is left with a sense of motivation, fresh perspective and ultimately clear and actionable standards to apply to their own big goal. Katie wants this year to be extraordinary for you - join her to find out how.

Katie will field questions on every area of her life and swimming career, facilitated by a host-provided moderator. In this dynamic and one-of-a-kind appearance, Katie will answer questions off the cuff and in her trademark energetic, honest and insightful style. She is an open book, so use your imagination and craft a session that hits exactly on what you'd want to know! Do you have a theme or 'word' you are aligning your goals around this year? Ask Katie how she would define it and what that word evokes for her. Do you have a core challenge with motivation, accountability or performance that you'd love to get Katie's take on? Ask away! Do you want to know what it was really like to step onto the pool deck at 15 at her first Olympics? Or the significance of 7/100ths of a second in Katie's career? Ask and she will spill the details. Hosts are welcome to brainstorm their own list of 10-20 questions for Katie and submit them for her consideration prior to the appearance or Katie can provide a list of possible questions to inspire you. On the fly questions from the audience are also welcome, so feel free to mix things up with a chance for your audience to be part of the fun and learning in an unforgettable way.

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