NABER | John Naber
Olympic Champion, Sportscaster and Author
At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, John Naber captured four Gold Medals, one Silver Medal and broke four World Records. His World Records in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke lasted an amazing seven years after his retirement.
One of today’s top motivational speakers, Olympic Gold Medallist John Naber is also one of America’s leading television analysts, commentators, and hosts, providing viewers with unique and entertaining perspectives on the “behind-the-scenes” stories of today’s most exciting athletes. He is the author of Eureka! How Innovation Changes the Olympics and Everything Else, Awaken the Olympian Within: Stories from America’s Greatest Olympic Motivators and In Search of Gold. He was also a contributing author to The Power of Character. He has covered six Olympics including the Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and has served as the play-by-play host on ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
As a speaker, he shows audiences how goal setting, persistence, and attitude can make a major difference in realizing one’s dreams. During his athletic career he won 25 National AAU titles, and set a record by winning 10 NCAA individual titles (in 12 swims) while leading his team to four undefeated seasons; in 1977, he won the James E. Sullivan Award as our Nation’s Outstanding Amateur Athlete. In 1984, John carried the Olympic Flag into the opening Ceremonies of the Los Angeles Games, and he was elected into the United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame. In December 2003, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University.
SPEECH TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS
The Eight-step Gold Medal Process©
John Naber brings his inspirational message to the everyday battleground of business. Naber shares behind-the-scenes stories of exactly how Olympians achieve success. Using anecdotes and humor, Naber teaches the Olympian secrets of visualization, goal-setting, strategic thinking, hard work, overcoming obstacles and performing under pressure. After this entertaining hour, the audience comes away with a step-by-step game plan and a renewed commitment to their personal and professional goals.
Successful teamwork not only builds individual performance and raises morale, it has the cumulative effect of maximizing results. Naber shares examples from great Olympic coaches that have produced some of sport’s most amazing achievements. If you want your team to work towards a common goal, Naber will show you how. This keynote address can be combined with Naber’s half-day Awaken the Olympian Within© team building workshop.
Pursuing Victory with Honor©
In today’s difficult business environment, the temptation to “cut corners” has never been greater. Delivering his remarks in a friendly and unthreatening manner, Naber empowers his audiences to succeed without violating ethical standards. Nice guys can finish first!