Shannon Miller remains the most decorated gymnast in American history. She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – twice — Individual (2006) and Team (2008)! She is the first American gymnast to win an individual gold medal at a fully-attended Summer Games and cemented her place as the most accomplished gymnast, male or female, in U.S. Olympic history. Shannon is the author of her newly released book, It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life. Shannon discusses with her audiences how the gold medal mindset leads to victory on the competition floor, in the boardroom, and in our personal lives. She utilizes her critical insight to share what it takes to be a winner: the importance of goal setting, leadership, maintaining a positive attitude, and teamwork.
Gold Medal Mindset
Shannon discusses how the gold medal mindset leads to victory on the competition floor, in the
boardroom, and in our personal lives. With seven Olympic medals, Shannon utilizes her critical insight to
share what it takes to be a winner: the importance of goal setting, leadership, maintaining a positive
attitude, and teamwork. Through her Olympic and personal experiences, Shannon explains ways we can
overcome even the most difficult obstacles standing in the way of our success. While she may not have
been the most talented, flexible, or even the strongest athlete, Shannon Miller was able to utilize these
concepts to become The Most Decorated Gymnast in United States history! Your audience will leave
empowered to seal the deal with that next client, work together for a positive outcome, and understand
the steps it takes to be a successful leader in both work and life.
Gold Medal Advice to a Fit & Healthy Lifestyle
While much of the world is telling you, “Don’t eat this. Don’t do that,” gold medal Olympian and health
advocate, Shannon Miller, shares her message of “everything in moderation”. Most of us do not have 4
hours a day to work out, but that doesn’t mean we should to give up. Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up
everything that you love. Shannon shares the importance of making small changes that have a big impact
on your overall health. Through her own experience with weight gain and low self-esteem following her
retirement from competition, this Olympian and mother of two, found her way back to a healthy
moderation. Your audience will leave with specific goals and motivated to take the next step in their own
Competing with Cancer
We will all be touched by cancer at some point- whether it is you, a loved one, a friend, or co-worker. The
cancer journey is a unique one for each of us, but it is one that we can follow with dignity and strength.
Shannon shares her own cancer journey and how she used lessons learned through her Olympic training to
forge ahead in the midst of the most challenging obstacles. She speaks about the importance of caregivers
and the incredible role they play. Through her story, your audience will learn the how importance it is to set
goals and maintain a positive attitude, the importance of early detection and why “making your health a
priority” is a lesson for all of us. Shannon Miller empowers each of us to take control of our own health and
arms us with specific ways we can do just that.
It’s Not About Perfect
Based on Shannon’s memoir, It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life.
Shannon Miller 2017 Speaking Reel
“As the most decorated American gymnast, Shannon Miller was a perfect choice as the keynote speaker for GymConUSA. The story of her struggles and triumphs during her career inspired a room full of coaches and gym owners. However, higher level themes she discussed like goal setting, perseverance, and positive attitude would touch any group she addresses at the human level.”
“She won seven Olympic Medals. She won multiple U.S. and World Titles in a career that left her the most decorated American gymnast of all time …and she won our hearts when she came to speak in Fairfield as part of the CT Challenge Speaker Series. As tough as she is tiny, with humor and a heart as big as any world stage, she inspired a crowd of close to 300, including more than 50 cancer survivors, with her take on winning, losing, falling and getting back up to land on top …as an athlete, as a person and in her own victory over ovarian cancer. She was so patient, compassionate and authentic to everyone who came–cancer survivors (young and old), aspiring gymnasts and the general public. Everyone felt lucky to have heard her speak. Her appeal is broad and timeless.”
“Shannon’s accomplishments and life story were perfect for our Sports Banquet. We sold out immediately and she did not disappoint the crowd. Her message was spot on to the athletes and their families while her delivery was professional yet warm – she connected with the group. Interacting before and after she was also wonderful – sharing her friendly smile and sincere comments.
Being our eight year of doing the banquet and having several other big names be the guest speaker – I heard several people comment that Shannon was “the best ever”. She was definitely a big hit for the event!”
“It was thrilling to have Shannon Miller at our ovarian cancer awareness events. Her inspirational story added an uplifting element to the day, and the video of her Olympic gymnastic success was truly joyful. Early detection of ovarian cancer and a happy outcome like Shannon’s is the holy grail we hope to make a reality for more women in the future. Thank you Shannon for adding your voice to our cause.”