Leadership

“Ruben made our Leadership Summit a great success. 
Businesses with Sales or Leadership
events could benefit tremendously
by his story and his message.”

Doug Guthrie – Senior Vice President – Comcast

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

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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.

“This was a fantastic lesson on leadership. Ruben is a real example for us to follow as Business leaders.”

– Caroline Basyn – CIO – Bacardi

 

Leadership Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian

When Ruben got started in the luge he thought he could do it all himself. Along the way Ruben realized that he would need help. He needed coaches, sled mechanics, doctors, chiropractors, financial assistance, etc. He needed to learn some leadership skills and create a team of people. Ruben was able to create a Dream Team and by working through his team he was able to realize his Olympic dream. Ruben believes leaders are trustworthy and passionate about their mission. Those two attributes make people want to follow a leader.

Your people will learn:

  • How to engage their teams.
  • How to communicate effectively as a leader.
  • How to get their people to take personal responsibility for their results.
  • How top leaders make quick and effective decisions.
  • How to become better leaders by teaching, coaching and mentoring their people.
  • How to connect with their people in a meaningful way.
  • How to achieve maximum positive impact with their teams.
  • How to turn success into significance.

“How to Become a Better Leader”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

 

“What I Learned about Leadership from Working at Chick-fil-A”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

 

 

 

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben is an outstanding, accomplished and inspiring speaker. His story is one of the most compelling I’ve ever heard.”

– Guy Baker – President – Million Dollar Round Table

Motivation Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian

Ruben has an incredible story. He was always the last kid picked to play sports in PE. When he was 21 years old he decided he wanted to compete in the next Winter Olympics. He lived in Houston at the time. Didn’t even know what snow looked like. He went to Lake Placid, took up the sport of luge and four years and a few broken bones later he was competing in the Calgary Olympics. He went on to become the first person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade.

As he jokingly says, “It doesn’t mean he’s good, it just means he’s old!” He competed in the Vancouver at the age of 47. Everybody thought he was a coach! But seriously, his story takes people’s excuses away because he’s an ordinary guy who did some extraordinary things.

Your people will learn:

  • How to become a high performer.
  • How to tap into their greatest source of personal power.
  • How to crate a vision that will dictate their efforts and results.
  • How to become more productive by focusing on solutions and speed.
  • How taking responsibility for their results helps them win more.
  • How to simplify their lives by focusing on what’s important now.
  • How to commit to their goals.
  • How to achieve long-term success and balance.
  • How to turn success into significance.

“Probabilities and Possibilities”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

“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 >

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