Ruben Gonzalez

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The first 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.Since 2002 Ruben has spoken for over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have sold over 300,000 copies and have been translated to over 10 languages. Ruben’s a common man who achieved extraordinary things. He wasn’t a gifted athlete. In school he was always the last kid picked to play sports. He didn’t take up the sport of luge until he was 21. Four years and a few broken bones later, he was competing in the Calgary Winter Olympics.


At 47, Ruben was the oldest luge competitor in the Vancouver Olympics. At 55, he became the oldest person to compete internationally in the sport of luge. People buy into what Ruben teaches because they can relate to him. The most common comments after his presentations are, “He’s so real. He’s so genuine.” His leadership TED talk, “The Power of Following the Leader,” is a must-see. Ruben’s incredible story will take your people’s excuses away and fill them with the belief and inspiration to face their challenges and fight for their goals.


Speaking Topics - 


Motivational Inspirational 

  • Becoming Unstoppable – Success Secrets of an Olympian
  • From Ordinary to Extraordinary


Olympic Sales 

  • Sales Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian
  • From Ordinary Sales to Extraordinary Sales


Olympic Leadership

  • Leadership Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian
  • Motivation Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian


Change Management

  • Change Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian


Olympic Safety

  • Safety and Managing Risk – Olympian Secrets


Overcoming Challenges

  • You are Bigger Than Your Circumstances


Motivational Teamwork

  • Teamwork Secrets of a Four Time Olympian
  • How to Be an Olympian in Business and in Life


Hispanic Events

  • Journey to the Olympics
  • About Ruben, from Argentina to the US


Resilience and Peak Performance Work Shop

  • Learn How to Improve Your People’s Performance in 90 Minutes


Ruben will tailor his presentation based on your specific goals.
He’ll even combine more than one topic depending on your needs.

Ruben Gonzalez's Experiences

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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.

Mariana Castro - VP Sales, Microsoft

Ruben made our leadership summit a great success!

Doug Guthrie - EVP, Comcast

Ruben’s delivery and real-life examples truly inspired our attendees.

Michael Linn - CEO, National Independent Auto Dealers Association

Ruben’s listeners can’t help but be motivated to reach higher and strive for more.

Col. Thomas Gibson - Commander, U.S. Air Force Academy

This was a fantastic lesson on leadership.

Caroline Basyn - CIO, Bacardi

Ruben’s message was right on target. It generated immediate action.

George Chavel - CEO, Sodexo

We were captivated from the moment Ruben took the stage!

Angelina Elizondo - VP, Xerox

If you listen to Ruben speak, your life will change.

Lou Holtz - Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach

Ruben is a great speaker. He’s real, he’s authentic and he lived what he teaches. If you get a chance to have Ruben speak at your event, don’t miss it.

Dave Ramsey – Nationally Syndicated Radio Host

Invite Ruben to speak to your group and you will be glad you did.

Zig Ziglar
  • What is your favorite quote? "A good plan violently implemented right now is better than a perfect plan next week." - General George Patton
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Whenever I've faced my fears and acted with boldness, good things happened to me.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Hiking, sailing, flying and cooking.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? I always look for someone who has already done what I want to do. Someone with fruit on the trees. Watch my TED talk to learn more -
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? The magic happens AFTER the keynote. That's why I like to do Q&As and to mingle with the attendees afterwards.