Inspiring athletes are the ideal addition to virtual and hybrid events, as they are no strangers to captivating viewers during the Olympic Games. They have all reached extreme heights of success, making them experts in setting and completing goals. Hearing their messages can benefit both remote and office-based employees.
Once booked, our Olympic motivational speakers make sure to adjust their topics to complement the event’s theme and suit the audience. These speakers encourage employees' endurance and determination in 2021, a year when many organizations are eager to recover from 2020.
Here is a list of the top Olympic speakers for any event:
Dawes won gold as part of the "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and gained an important lesson: failure is always an opportunity for growth. Dawes was devastated after slipping in her individual floor routine and immediately losing her chance at an All-Around gold medal. She was, nevertheless, adamant about continuing her career and becoming a light of hope in a sport where near-impossible standards are set. As one of the top Olympic speakers, Dawes now discusses the significance of healthy self-esteem, why teamwork requires leaving your ego at the door, and why everyone's efforts count.
Shannon Miller, who won seven Olympic medals, was once the most decorated Olympic gymnast in American history. When she led the 1996 U.S. Women's Olympic Team to a historic triumph, Miller became a beloved role model. Through Miller’s nationwide promotion of health and fitness, the legendary athlete continues to inspire others. She went on to become an entrepreneur, founding Shannon Miller Lifestyle, a wellness organization dedicated to assisting women in achieving their health goals. She works with schools as part of her charity to get kids passionate about physical activity and minimize childhood obesity.
3. Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman is the third most decorated American gymnast of all time with six Olympic medals. Raisman won millions of hearts as she became the first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise. She now uses her platform to promote a good body image and to encourage people to feel at ease and secure in their own skin. Raisman discusses her life journey, including surviving sexual abuse, in her New York Times best-selling memoir, Fierce. She continues to pursue both her advocacy for systematic reform within gymnastics and her efforts to help eradicate sexual abuse in youth sports.
When it comes to Olympic icons, Michael Phelps is at the top of the list. During his competitive swimming career, Phelps set a record by winning a total of 28 Olympic medals. Upon retiring, he holds four world records and four individual Olympic records. Outside of his athletic career, Phelps encourages swimming and healthy living through the Michael Phelps Foundation. He is one of many Olympic motivational speakers who serves as a mental health advocate. Pehlps talks openly about his own struggles with ADHD and depression.
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