Safety & Managing Risk
“Ruben captivated our team from
the first minute with his story.
His ability to weave safety
into his story was fantastic.
It was a safety day that
won’t soon be forgotten.”
Jeff DiStefano – CEO – Harrison Burrowes Bridge Constructors
Ruben will Help Your People Reach Their Goals
Inspire Your People to Think Bigger and Take Action
Achieve Superior Safety in the Workplace
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.
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 safety goals.
“Ruben’s presentation on how he managed risk in the Olympic luge inspired me to write a book about what I learned from playing in the NFL. Success requires taking risks. Ruben teaches you how to manage it. Thank you Ruben!”
Lou Piccone – Director, NY Public Safety Company
Safety and Managing Risk – Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian
Many people think that lugers are adrenaline junkies. On the contrary, lugers as a whole are very analytical and rigorously follow proven processes. They understand that in order to consistently have the best times, they need to manage risk and stay safe because when you are hurt you can’t train.
The adrenaline junkies quit after a few weeks and go on to something else.
Although Ruben enjoys challenging himself with high risk activities, he always manages risk by learning from the experts and doing lots of due diligence before taking action. In sports, at work and in life, you don’t know what you don’t know and what you don’t know can hurt you.
In this presentation Ruben shares the importance of learning what to do and what not to do to stay safe and to produce more.
He does this through entertaining stories about climbing Kilimanjaro, skydiving in South Africa, luging, running with the bulls in Pamplona, and other great high risk experiences where Ruben was able to stay injury free by managing the risk around him.
Your people will learn:
- How to reduce disability.
- How to achieve superior safety in the workplace.
- How focusing on the task at hand increases safety.
- How to take responsibility for your results.
- How to using due diligence prevents accidents.
- How to be present and how to create contingency plans.
How to Manage Risk
What I learned about managing risk from the luge, flying airplanes, climbing mountains, and running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
“How to Manage Risk and Succeed”
Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)
“How to Prepare to Boldly Pursue Your Goals”
Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Ruben is proof that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things if they follow a few simple steps. Ruben is funny, direct and on target. He’s on a mission to inspire and equip people to think differently, to take immediate action, and to produce better results. To achieve more than ever before.
Through his riveting stories and keen insights Ruben brings the Olympics to life. He will give your audience an Olympic experience they will never forget. A transforming, powerfully emotional experience. Truly an event. Ruben’s story of his quest for the Olympics gives people hope and strength. His story moves people to commitment and action. After experiencing Ruben’s program, your people will know exactly what it takes to succeed in life.
They will be inspired and equipped to take whatever they do to the next level.
Your People will Learn:
How to build confidence and destroy fear.
How to unleash their passion and drive.
How to unlock their full potential.
How to turn defeat into victory.
How to become more resilient.
How to reach their personal and professional goals.
“Mental Toughness in Business and in Sports”
Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)
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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
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 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