Ruben Gonzalez Keynote Speaker
- Four time Winter Olympian
- Award Winning TEDx Speaker
- Bestselling author - "The Courage to Succeed", "Becoming Unstoppable" and "The Inner Game of Success"
Ruben Gonzalez's Biography
Rubén González is a four-time Olympian whose record-setting achievements have made him one of the most highly respected lugers in the world. He has been a professional keynote speaker for over 20 years and is also a bestselling author.
Since 2002, Ruben has been a full-time speaker who has engaged global audiences on various topics, including leadership, resilience, mental toughness, change and risk management. He has an Olympic story with a powerful message that he presents in a thought-provoking and compelling manner that informs and motivates people to act. Audiences gain insights that support their workplace performance and acquire knowledge that helps them achieve a competitive advantage in their personal and professional life. Ruben’s keynote addresses have improved productivity and morale and encouraged initiative thinking.
Before becoming a speaker, Ruben is perhaps best known for his Olympic achievements. He competed in the Winter Olympics and held the record for being the first person to compete in four Olympic Games across four decades, as well as the oldest person to contend in the luge competition at the age of 55 at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. His other Olympic appearances include Salt Lake City (2002) – where he was a torch bearer, Albertville (1992) and Calgary (1988).
Ruben is the author of several best-selling books translated into more than ten languages. His books boast titles like The Inner Game of Success (2015), Dream, Struggle, Victory (2011), Fight for Your Dream (2014), Becoming Unstoppable (2004), and The Courage to Succeed (2003).
Ruben is an acclaimed columnist who has contributed to several preeminent media outlets, including, The New York Times, Time, CNN, Business, and Entrepreneur Magazine; he is also a regular contributor to Forbes.
As a keynote speaker, Ruben is highly sought-after for his speeches on leadership development and change management. He has presented at TED conferences and engaged with over 100 Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, Radisson, HP, Shell, and Dell.