Ruben Gonzalez

The Olympic Speaker

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

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Inspiration, Motivation, Olympians, Peak Performance, Sports, Youth

  • Travels From:

    Texas

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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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

How to Get to the Top...And Stay There!

Has your team made it to the top?  Is your team struggling to make it to the top?
Better yet. Have they made it to the top but just have trouble staying there?
Finally, your people can learn aboutlong-term success from someone who's actually lived it...

Talk about longevity. Ruben competed in four different Olympics. World class in four different decades!

When Ruben competed in the Vancouver Winter Olympics, at the age of 47, he become the first person EVER to compete in four Winter Olympics in four different decades. Now THAT'S longevity!

Ruben's found the formula for sustaining success. As your people listen to Ruben's story, they'll learn what it really takes to get to the top and more importantly, once they are at that level, how to sustain it year in and year out.
Best of all, Ruben's program is completely original. You won't hear him retelling the same old worn out stories you hear from speakers who have not lived what they teach.

Inspiring Your People to Achieve More

 He will change you. He’ll inspire your people to reach their full potential, to make bold decisions and to take action  - creating long lasting success for your organization.

His incredible story will inspire your people to excel. Ruben will move your people showing them what is possible if they will make a decision to commit fully to their goals.

Ruben takes people’s excuses away so they can become everything they are capable of.

 
The Secret of Success

Take a close look at the people on this page. Do you know what they all have in common? They were passionate about their life work and they believed they could change the world. 

The good news is that anyone can learn how to do this. 

Why? Because the thought processes that lead to success in sports or in science, or music or in leadership are the same thought processes that lead to success in business and in life.

Successful people think big. They think different. They focus on the possibilities. Not on the obstacles.

Successful people use their passion and creativity to accomplish hundreds of times more than the average person.

Helping Your People Succeed

Ruben can help your people start thinking big. He can help them see new possibilities so they can start achieving more - more sales, more productivity, and better results for your organization.

Through his incredible story, Ruben will inspire your people to believe more in themselves, to see new frontiers, and to become more creative and productive.

 

 


Jack Canfield - author of The Success Principles

"Ruben has a unique ability to motivate and challenge his audiences. His compelling story provokes us all to set and reach lofty goals!

Tony Gordon - Past President Million Dollar Round Table

“Ruben’s story will inspire any audience. After listening to Ruben speak it would be difficult for an audience not to raise their their achievements.”

Howard Putnam - Former CEO Southwest Airlines Author of The Winds of Turbulence

"Ruben's incredible story inspires people to be their best. Bring Ruben to speak for your organization and he will give your team a powerful takeoff.”

Jim Rohn - America's Foremost Business Philosopher

"Ruben hits you with the absolute truth about what it takes to succeed in the real world.”

You Were Created for Greatness
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

You Were Created for Greatness 

Great People Were not Born Great.  They became great by making a decision to pursue their dream in life and by refusing to give up. The struggle we must all face on the road to our dreams is what makes us great. Ordinary people can become extraordinary if they consistently and persistently follow the principles of success. 

You could say I'm the poster child for "Ordinary to Extraordinary". I was not a gifted athlete. I became a three time Olympian through perseverance. I just refused to give up. 

Step one to success is realizing that even though we might be programmed for mediocrity, we were designed and created for extraordinary achievement. 

You can learn to unlock your special powers to attract whatever you want in your life. It's just a skill. 

Reprogramming our minds for extraordinary achievement is simple but not easy. The road to huge successes in all areas of your life can be broken down to five steps: 

1) What you say to yourself
2) Your beliefs and thoughts
3) What your do
4) Your habits
5) Your results 

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Bouncing Back Quickly to Win
Thursday, June 18, 2015

In 1938, Karoly Takacs of the Hungarian Army, was the top pistol shooter in the world. He was expected to win the gold in the 1940 Olympic Games scheduled for Tokyo. 

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Starting Your Day Like a Champion
Friday, August 15, 2014

The quality of your state of mind determines the quality of your results in whatever you do. The things you do first thing in the morning set your mental tone for the rest of the day. I challenge you to get radical for the next 30 days. To do something you have never done before. 

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Become Outstanding!
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Become Outstanding

Have you ever worked really hard at something, only to reach your objective and then feel, "Is that all there is?"  

Or have you ever done a good job at something only to get reprimanded?  

Didn't it make you feel like you had just wasted a lot of time and energy for nothing? Didn't it make you feel unmotivated? 

I'm going to share an insight that will explain why that is and how to use that to become motivated to become outstanding. 

Life does not reward people based on how well they perform a task or a project. Life has a skewed method of rewarding us. Whenever you do something just good, life punishes you. Whenever you do something very well, life only gives you a good reward. Whenever you do something extremely well, life gives you a very good reward.  

But get this. Whenever you are the best, whenever you are absolutely outstanding, life rewards you disproportionately well. You get it all. You get all the rewards all the other people didn't get. 

Think about it. If you played street basketball, you were not rewarded much, heck, you were 

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