Ruben Gonzalez
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Ruben Gonzalez

The only person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade, Ruben Gonzalez takes people's excuses away and inspires them to produce more than ever before.
Incredible Olympic Story, Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Speaker

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Sales Skills and Motivation
  • Sports
  • Change Management

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Non-Profits
  • Sales Professionals

The only person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade, Ruben Gonzalez takes people's excuses away and inspires them to produce more than ever before. 

Ruben Gonzalez was the oldest luge competitor, at the age of 47, who participated in the Vancouver Olympics. He is also the only athlete to compete in four Winter Olympics in four different decades. It was 26 years earlier when Gonzalez decided to compete in the Olympics that his story of drive and determination began. He took up the sport of Luge and just four years later was racing for the gold against the best athletes in the world. He leveraged his strategy for creating fast results in his Olympic training, to create what are now time-tested techniques to excel in business today—to become unstoppable. He is now a best-selling author, business consultant and speaker, helping corporations and associations around the world create and sustain business He is the associate producer for the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s movie about perseverance, Three Feet from Gold. He did the Spanish voice-over for the audio version of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. He’s a frequent TV and radio guest and his column High Achievement appears in major publications around the world. He delivers presentations focused on commitment to excellence, overcoming challenges and taking bold action to create long-lasting success.

"Ruben WOWED our audience at a Million Dollar Round Table event. Ruben has one of the most compelling messages I’ve ever heard." - Guy Baker – President, Million Dollar Round Table

"Ruben did a phenomenal job at our sales kick off. He made us laugh so much during his inspiring presentation, that we were all left wanting to hear more. I would highly recommend Ruben to anyone who is looking for an engaging speaker." - Mariana Castro – General Manager, Microsoft

"Ruben made our Leadership Summit a great success! He was topical, humorous and most importantly a model for setting high goals and having the drive and spirit to achieve them. Ruben was very accommodating to our schedule and our message. He was eagerly willing to adjust for timing, take questions from our audience and stay behind to meet attendees and autograph his book. Businesses with Sales or Leadership development events could benefit tremendously by his story and his message."- Doug Guthrie – Senior Vice President, Comcast

"Right after your presentation, the first comment I heard from one of our attendees was, ‘What a way to start a Convention!’ And, I totally agreed. Thanks for helping make our 66th Annual Convention and Expo a success this year. Your message is applicable to any industry, career field or business. Your delivery and real-life examples truly inspired our attendees. You brought out the Olympic spirit in everyone, including myself."- Michael Linn – CEO, National Independent Auto Dealers Association

"If setting high goals is part of what your organization must do to succeed, you cannot do better than to hear Ruben’s story. Perseverance, focus, mentorship…he drives home the importance of each of these elements in a manner that is so approachable, listeners cannot help but be motivated to reach higher and strive for more, from themselves and those around them."- Colonel Thomas Gibson – Commander 10th Air Base Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy

Featured Videos

Ruben Gonzalez's Speech Topics

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 Succeedand 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’ 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.