“Ruben teaches us that once
transform our fear into energy,
we begin to transform our dreams into reality.”

Gerhard Gschwandtner – Founder of Selling Power Magazine

Ruben will Help Your People Reach Their Goals

Inspire Your People to Think Bigger and Take Action

Develop Mutual Respect Amongst Your People


Reach Your Goals
and Feel Fantastic!

Ruben will Tailor His Presentation
Based on Your Needs

In only 10-15 minutes on the phone with you, Ruben will be able to learn the theme of your event, your goal for your people, and the challenges that are keeping your people from achieving your goals. The following titles and topics can be mixed and matched to create the perfect program for your audience.


Ruben has many hours of material made up of personal Olympic stories and stories of his adventures around the world (climbing mountains, running with the bulls in Pamplona, etc.). These stories powerfully illustrate the topics of teamwork, leadership, sales, overcoming challenges, embracing change, customer service, positive attitude and how to achieve more.

Ruben will always make sure to include stories in his presentation that fit your objectives.

Ruben’s Story in 5 Minutes

How Ruben reverse-engineered his way into the Olympics and how he can help your people experience a mental breakthrough that will help them reach their goals.

Ruben’s Beliefs and Philosophy >

It’s all About Helping You Reach Your Objectives

About Moving Your People to Commitment and Action for Your Goals

An example of how the International Luge Federation Team worked together even the day before the Vancouver Olympic race. Just like the Three Musketeers, “All for one and one for all.”


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Ruben’s winning attitude is infectious. His story takes people’s excuses away.

Imagine your people experiencing Ruben’s presentation and becoming inspired to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to reach and then surpass your goals.

Diversity & Teamwork

Socially diverse groups are more innovative than homogeneous groups. They bring in new information, and by acting with individuals with different backgrounds, they are forced to prepare better, to anticipate alternate viewpoints and to understand that reaching consensus will take effort.

Ruben played NCAA Division I soccer for Houston Baptist University. His team was made up of players from the Caribbean, South America, Africa and the US. Because of their diversity, they were able to routinely beat teams that were all South American, all American or all African. Their diversity was their secret weapon.

When Ruben was training for the Olympics he was part of a multi national team with racers from Argentina, Norway, Virgin Islands, Taiwan, Hungary, Moldova, India, Tonga, Bermuda, Liechtenstein, Romania, and New Zealand. They travelled together, ate together, trained together and on race day competed against each other. But by working together during the week, they were able to compete at a higher level on race day.

Wouldn’t you like your teams to buy into the power of diversity so they will accomplish and produce more? That’s what will happen after they listen to Ruben’s unforgettable stories.


Ruben getting ready to compete at the Vancouver Olympics with his teammates from China, Moldova, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei and Slovenia.

Your people will learn:

  • How to create a high performance team.
  • How to develop mutual respect amongst teammates.
  • How by focusing on that’s best for their team they can be their best.
  • How to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility and accountability.
  • How to get themselves to focus on exceeding expectations.

Ruben promises not to say that there is no “I” in TEAM, or tell any other worn out stories like the one about throwing the starfish back into the water. 

“Your talk was superb. You helped our conference shine!”

– Daniel Ranta – Director, Knowledge Sharing – ConocoPhillips


Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s story and energy are priceless. We were looking for someone to lighten our sales meeting with energy, great story, that could be wound into the philosophy of success and successful Sales Cultures. Ruben delivered a Gold Medal for Our team. Everyone was riveted to his story and how he was bringing it all together in life, work and play! Totally awesome, highly recommend!”

– Richard Dailey – Shamir Lens

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“Your talk was superb. You helped our conference shine!”

– Daniel Ranta – Director, Knowledge Sharing – ConocoPhillips

“Ruben did a phenomenal job of bringing a message of hope to our associates.”

– David Erland – New York Life

“Ruben, you have inspired us all to reach new heights, and for that we salute you.”

– Kurt Ritter – General Marketing Manager – Chevrolet Motor Division

“Ruben’s message was insightful, motivating and inspirational. Ruben stands out a as a role model for all who have dreams and want to learn how to turn them into reality.”

– Neddy Perez – Shell Oil

“Ruben ignited our meeting. His message was right on target. It generated immediate action and helped us excel as a company.”

– George Chavel – CEO – Sodexo

“This was a fantastic lesson on leadership. Listening to ‘The story of your dreams and your life’ is a real example for us to  follow as Business leaders.”

– Caroline Basyn – CIO – Bacardi

“In the 20+ years I have been a member of NAHU, working with speakers during our annual meeting, I have heard and worked with some great ones – Terry Bradshaw, Steve Young, Joe Theismann, Mike Krzyzewski, Johnny Bench, and Lou Holtz to name a few.

After your terrific presentation last week I had many members come up to me and say you were the best they had heard. The long standing ovation you received is a testament to that. I also found you one of the easiest speakers to work with.

I strongly encourage anyone who needs a great speaker to consider Ruben Gonzalez!!”

– Robert Tretter – Former President – National Association of Health Underwriters 

Clients and Testimonials >

Don't Leave Your People's Success to Chance

Not if you want to stay competitive in today's fast-changing markets. 
Help your people live up to their full potential and excel at work.
Bring Ruben in to help your people experience a breakthrough.

Ruben will Help You Reach Your Objectives

 He’ll Teach Your People World-class Best Practices That will Improve Their Performance

Depending on your objectives, Ruben can tailor his presentation in several directions. Ruben’s presentation is about what he had to do to get to the Olympics and how following those principles will help you realize your goals faster. Bottom line, he helps improve individual and organizational performance.   In order to get to the Olympics he had to:  

  • Muster the belief in himself that he could eventually compete in the Olympics,
  • Reverse engineer the whole process,
  • Sell himself to the people whose help he would need,
  • Create a team of people to help him get there,
  • Raise capital to fund the Olympic project,
  • Become resilient in the face of huge obstacles, and finally,
  • Perform under huge pressure.

Ruben made it in spite of:

  • Not taking up the sport of luge until he was 21 years old,
  • Living thousands of miles from the Olympic luge training centers and,
  • Not being a great athlete to begin with.

He went on to become the only person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade.  

“If you will listen to Ruben speak your life will change.”

– Lou Holtz

Ruben’s Beliefs >

Ruben will show your people how to:

  • Increase their self-belief,
  • Become more resilient so they can overcome obstacles,
  • Become self-reliant so can solve their own problems,
  • Improve sales closing rates,
  • Work as a team,
  • Become better leaders,
  • Improve customer retention rates, and
  • To take responsibility to they can become more productive.

Ruben’s story takes people’s excuses away and fills them with the belief they need to fight for their goals and dreams. Ruben will give your people a swift kick in the rear. His story will be a wake up call that will leave your people wanting to burn the house down – ready to take massive action for you.

Book Ruben Today and Make Your Meeting
an Olympic Experience You will Never Forget.

To check availability call 832-689-8282 or email Ruben@TheLugeMan.com