Sales Kickoffs

“Ruben’s presentation motivated our sales force
to the point where the entire region is excited
about conquering all sales goals”

Ces Guerra – Sales Manager – AstraZeneca

Ruben will Help Your People Reach Their Goals

Inspire Your People to Think Bigger and Take Action

Sell More and Produce More Than Ever


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

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

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



“Ruben did a phenomenal job at our sales kick off.”

– Mariana Castro – General Manager – Microsoft



Sales Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian

Ruben sold copiers in downtown Houston for several years. He regularly speaks for sales kickoffs all around the world. In addition to selling copiers, Ruben sold paper shredders. He tells a story about how he knocked on every door of every floor of every building in downtown Houston many times. The only building he could never get into was the Enron building because it had such tight security. He always wondered what was going on in there. Now that he knows, he thinks that he could have sold them a million dollars worth of paper shredders!

IMPORTANT – Ruben doesn’t talk about sales techniques and closes. He talks about attitude, stick-to-ive-ness, and mental toughness. The things that it really takes to succeed in sales and in life. That way your people can continue using your sales systems more effectively.

Your people will learn:

  • How to sell uniquely from their competition.
  • How to become high performers.
  • How to gain a competitive advantage.
  • How to separate themselves from their competition.
  • How to commit to their goals.
  • How to keep moving forward while constantly improving.
  • How to consistently be at their best.
  • How to connect and listen to people to sell more.
  • How to get and stay motivated.

“Take Advantage of Opportunities”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

Selling in a Slow Economy

This is an example of how Ruben uses his stories to seamlessly illustrate the points his audiences need to hear. Imagine an entertaining and inspiring presentation filled with exactly what your people need to hear. That’s what Ruben can do for you.


“Ruben will fill your people with the intensity and desire to be their very best. Your company deserves to hear him and his message!”

Tom Hopkins – Author of “Mastering the Art of Selling”


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

Gerhard Gschwandtner – Founder and publisher Selling Power Magazine



“Ruben has a great Olympic story that provides a ‘can do’ recipe for his audience. He’ll take you on a thrilling 90 MPH ride of your life in his thought provoking presentation. Truly inspiring!”

Tim Henderson – Director of Sales – Comcast


“Ruben joined our top 100 sales people for our annual sales celebration event and held them in rapt attention for 60 minutes plus another 20 minutes for questions and answers. He was the best presenter we have had for one of these events. Ruben is very effective. He is articulate, inspirational, and believable. His story is inspirational in that it causes us all to realize that we are all capable of accomplishments beyond what we might think. Our group found Ruben’s story applicable to their professional as well as personal lives.”

– Richard Bennion – Executive Vice President – HomeStreet Bank


“What Ruben articulates is a real life practical thought process that is simple to understand and applies to everyone. Developing goals and dreams is in every sales professional’s DNA. Ruben helped our sales team get past the fear of being successful.”

– Bruce Conner – Executive Vice President – xpedx, International Paper


“Ruben did a phenomenal job at our sales kick off. He made us laugh so much during his inspiring presentation, that we were all left wanting to hear more. I would highly recommend Ruben to anyone who is looking for an engaging speaker.”

– Mariana Castro – General Manager – Microsoft


“Ruben’s story and energy is 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 – VP Sales – Shamir Lens


“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 

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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