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Ruben Gonzalez, Inspiration Speaker

Ruben Gonzalez

    • Four-Time Olympian
    • Bestselling author of The Courage to Succeed
    • Keynote Speaker and Peak Performance Expert
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 - $10,000

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Olympian Success Tips - Olympic Motivational Sales Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Olympian Success Tips - Olympic Motivational Sales Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Ruben Gonzalez Speech Video

Ruben Gonzalez Speech Video

What it Really Takes to Succeed - Olympic Sales Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

What it Really Takes to Succeed - Olympic Sales Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez - Making Your Life an Adventure

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez - Making Your Life an Adventure

Take Advantage of Opportunities - Olympic Keynote Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Take Advantage of Opportunities - Olympic Keynote Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Ruben Gonzalez Speaker Biography

Business Author – Incredible Olympic Story – Award Winning Speaker!

“If you will listen to Ruben speak, your life will change.” - Lou Holtz - Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach

A seemingly "ordinary guy," Ruben Gonzalez wasn't a gifted athlete. He didn't take up the sport of luge until he was 21. Against all odds, four years later he was competing in the Winter Olympics. At the age of 47 he was racing against 20-year-olds in the Vancouver Winter Olympics!

Ruben speaks from Olympic experience. He teaches the personal effectiveness system he used to achieve success again and again in both the Olympics and in business.  He is proof that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things if they will follow a few simple steps. 

From Dubai to Toronto, from Hanoi to Cancun, from Singapore to Africa, Ruben has inspired and motivated audiences around the world.

 His client list reads like a Who’s Who of Corporate America: Dell, Coca-Cola, Farmers Insurance, Ortho McNeal, the Million Dollar Round Table, Oracle, Wells Fargo, Century21, and even the U.S. Treasury Department! 

Ruben has shared the stage with speaking legends Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, and Tom Hopkins. They've hailed him as a leader of a new generation of personal development speakers.

As a Four-Time Olympian and internationally recognized expert on developing mental toughness, Ruben Gonzalez knows how to achieve success again and again. A master storyteller, Ruben uses his Olympic experiences to inspire audiences to think differently, live life with passion and have the courage to take the necessary steps toward their goals - to push beyond self-imposed limitations and to produce better results!

Ruben's appeared nationally on ABC, CBS, and NBC. He's been featured in Time Magazine, the NY Times, as well as publications around the world. His articles on peak-performance are read on every continent. His book, "The Courage to Succeed," has been endorsed by Lou Holtz, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Brian Tracy, and Dr. Robert Schuller.

Armed with the same energy and dedication that he put into his athletic career, Ruben Gonzalez brings to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds a truly unique, truly memorable performance that teaches as it entertains, and inspires as it motivates.  

"Ruben's incredible story inspires people to be their best."  - Howard Putnam - Former CEO Southwest Airlines

Because of his powerfully inspiring story, Ruben was selected to carry the Olympic Torch at the Salt Lake City Olympics.  

Ruben’s story of overcoming incredible challenges on the road to competing in four Olympic Games over the span of four decades goes right into the core of his audiences psyche, filling them with the inspiration and self belief they need to achieve their goals.

Ruben will inspire and equip your people to achieve more than ever before.  People walk out of Ruben’s keynote presentation  knowing they have what it takes to achieve sustained success.  Ruben will inspire your people to reach their full potential, to make bold decisions and to take action - creating long lasting success for your organization.  He will change you. 

"Invite Ruben to speak to your group and you'll be glad you did."        - Zig Ziglar

*VIRTUAL-Taking Advantage of Change Success Secrets of a Four-time Olympian

Ruben can help you accomplish so much in an hour-long virtual event.

Inspire your team to be the best that they can be.
Help your people become confident and resilient.
Show your clients appreciation by inviting them to the event.
Start relationships with key prospects by inviting them as well.
Lift people’s spirits as you create goodwill.

Your People will Learn:

How to navigate challenges and setbacks with agility.
How to use creativity to stay ahead of the game.
How to take advantage of change.
How to become mentally tough and resilient.
How to create the mindset of a champion.
How to win regardless of the circumstances.


Velocity - How to Achieve Big Results FAST

Ruben Gonzalez is an expert on creating desired results...FAST.

Organizations use his strategies to get their employees to achieve more than ever before.

At the age of 21, Gonzalez decided to compete in the Olympics, took up the sport of luge, and four years later was racing for the gold against the best in the world.

Using his strategy for creating fast results, he soon became a best-selling author, business consultant, and speaker, helping corporations and associations around the world create and sustain business growth...FAST.

He combined his success in business and in the Olympics to create time-tested techniques to excel in these challenging times— to become unstoppable.

Gonzalez 's against-all-odds story will fill the audience with the spirit of teamwork, commitment to excellence, and personal dedication they need to succeed...FAST.

He’ll open your eyes, engage your imagination, and prompt you to think bigger and aim higher. He’ll equip you to act more boldly as a leader and win more decisively as a competitor— so you can succeed...FAST.

Gonzalez 's keynote “Velocity” is an Olympic experience you will never forget.


How to be an Olympian in Business and in Life

Using concepts from his best-selling books, The Courage to Succeed and Becoming Unstoppable, Ruben Gonzalez shares the success principles that took him from a second-string soccer player to a four-time Olympian in the sport of luge. Principles that will help your audience excel both personally and professionally.

Organizations and individuals that are going through major change and going through challenges will especially benefit from Gonzalez’s message.

Your audience will learn:

  • How the mind works 
  • How to condition your mind for success
  • How to become unstoppable in the face of challenges 
  • How to take your commitment to another level 
  • How to become confident and laser-focused 
  • How to become a better leader

Your audience will walk out of Gonzalez’s presentation thinking, “If THAT guy could make it to the Olympics four times, then we can do ANYTHING!”


From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Ruben Gonzalez is proof that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things if they follow a few simple steps. Gonzalez is funny, direct, and on target. He’s on a mission to inspire and equip people to think differently, to take immediate action, and to produce better results to achieve more than ever before.

Through his riveting stories and keen insights, Gonzalez brings the Olympics to life. He will give your audience an Olympic experience they will never forget—a transforming, powerfully emotional experience. Truly an event.

Gonzalez’s story of his quest for the Olympics gives people hope and strength. His story moves people to commitment and action. After experiencing Gonzalez’s program, your attendees will know exactly what it takes to succeed in life. They will be inspired and equipped to take whatever they do to the next level.


Becoming Unstoppable - Success Secrets from a Four-Time Olympian

A powerful keynote guaranteed to motivate your people to produce more.  

In this funny, motivational, high-energy message, your audience will learn how to build confidence and destroy fear, how to unleash their passion and drive, how to unlock their full potential, how to turn defeat into victory and how to achieve their personal or professional ambitions.

Ruben Gonzalez shares how to develop the mental toughness of Olympic athletes so you can win more sales, dominate your market, and leave your competition in the dust.

In addition, this inspiring keynote is filled with proven methods and techniques that will help your audience develop a winning mindset. This program is perfect for a group facing change, challenges, or setbacks to overcome.

Attendees will learn how to become resilient and how to become unstoppable on the way to the top.

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