Trusted by Fortune 500 Companies

“Invite Ruben to speak to your group
and you will be glad you did. 
– Zig Ziglar

The Top Reasons to Book Ruben

Testimonials from Meeting Planners, Audience Members
and some of the Top Achievers in America

 

We challenge you to read them all…

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“If you will read The Courage to Succeed or listen to Ruben speak, your life will change for the positive!”

Lou Holtz

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben speaks from both his head and his heart, and inspires ordinary people, convincing them they can do extraordinary things. Ruben is persuasive, enthusiastic and very real. Invite him to speak to your group and you will be glad you did.”

Zig Ziglar

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“This is one unbelievable success story! Ruben’s story is motivating and inspiring!”

Stephen Covey

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s story of hard work, dedication and commitment – leading to success in the greatest competition in the world – is inspiring and uplifting in a wonderful way!”

Brian Tracy

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s authentic, he’s done it, and he’s just like each one of us. You need your team to get Ruben’s story of Going for the Gold!”

Denis Waitley – Author of “The Psychology of Winning”

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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”

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben is a great speaker. He’s real, he’s authentic and he lived what he teaches. If you get a chance to have Ruben speak at your event, don’t miss it.”

Dave Ramsey – Best Selling Author, Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s book The Courage to Succeed is filled with excellent advice. Apply it’s teachings and watch your life change!”

Ken Blanchard – Author of “The One Minute Manager”

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s thankful spirit makes him one of the most wonderful and genuine speakers I have heard in my life and I recommend him with all my heart to you!”

Charlie “Tremendous” Jones – Author of Life is Tremendous

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben has a unique ability to motivate and challenge his audiences. His compelling story provokes us all to set and reach lofty goals!”

Jack Canfield – Author of “The Success Principles”

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben was a light of inspiration on the way to Salt Lake City”

Mitt Romney

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“You will never be the same after reading The Courage to Succeed. It’s Powerful!”

Pat Williams – General Manager of the Orlando Magic

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s life confirms an age-old truth; determination, faith, and believing in your God given abilities are still some of the keys to personal success.”

Wally Amos – Founder of Famous Amos Cookies

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“The Courage to Succeed Captures the spirit of the Olympics and reaffirms the invincibility of the human spirit.”

Dr. Robert Schuller – Founder of the Crystal Cathedral

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben hits you with the absolute truth about what it takes to succeed in the real world.”

Jim Rohn 

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben knows the keys to success. His enthusiasm and positive attitude are contagious!”

Mark Victor Hanson – Co-creator Chicken Soup for the Soul

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

 “Ruben will inspire you to pursue your dream, equip you to get through the struggle, and encourage you on to victory!”

Rudy Ruettiger – Inspiration for the movie “Rudy”

“‘Dream, Struggle, Victory’ by Ruben and Gabriela Gonzalez will encourage you to do whatever it takes to accomplish great things.”

Scott Hamilton

“The insights in ‘Dream, Struggle, Victory’ will help you turn dreams into reality.”

Marshall Goldsmith – Author of “MOJO”

“Use Ruben’s knowledge and apply it to your own life.”

Don Green – Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation

“Do you dream, struggle and want to win? Then you need to read ‘Dream, Struggle, Victory.'”

Jeffrey Fox – Author of “How to be a Fierce Competitor”

“I have been producing motivational seminars for the last 10 years. I’ve brought top name speakers such as Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley, Jack Canfield, and even the late, great Jim Rohn. We only pick the BEST. Well, Ruben is exactly that. When Ruben speaks at our events, he always over-delivers and WOW’s the audience every single time. My hats off to Ruben and his clear and moving message. Thank you Ruben.”

Erik Swanson – CEO UniversalSeminars.com

“Holy wow, get ready for action. When Ruben takes the stage he owns it.  The perfect message for anyone who’s ever wished to increase sales and productivity. Amazing!”

Greg S. Reid – Founder Secret Knock

Weichert Realtors

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ParkView Health System

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O’Keefe & Swartz Insurance

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JMI Seminar Company

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Limehouse Inc.

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Sodexo

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New York Life Insurance

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Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“When Ruben speaks, companies listen.”

– The Houston Business Journal

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben was a wonderful jolt of adrenaline for our team. Ruben delivers his message in a most human, humorous and touching fashion. I laughed and I left inspired. We would ask Ruben back anytime to share his incredibly motivating message.”

– James E. May – President and CEO – Mercy Health Hospital System

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben hit a home run on our ‘Wingman Day’ audience of 3,000 Airmen and Air Force civilians about goal setting and the power of having a ‘can do’ spirit.  His presentation was right on target and motivated our Airmen to reach for their dreams.”

– Colonel Mickey Addison – US Air Force

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s  presentation to Accelerent was very powerful.  His Bulldog attitude to life’s challenges resonated with all 300 in attendance.  He taught us that if you visualize your goal and then commit to never give up; you can achieve your dreams.”

– Ross Passantino – Regional President – Accelerent

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

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

– Daniel Ranta – Director, Knowledge Sharing – ConocoPhillips

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

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

– David Erland – New York Life

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

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

– Kurt Ritter – General Marketing Manager – Chevrolet Motor Division

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

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

– Ces Guerra – Sales Manager – AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Your story of determination and will really inspired one of my strongest Team members. Since our meeting Jeff has focused on what we can write and is now leading the state of Texas in new bank accounts for State Farm. Everyone commented on how excited they were, how eager they were to do anything. You are truly an inspiration.”

– Matt Schomburg – State Farm Insurance

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s personal achievements are inspirational to all of us working to succeed in our personal and business lives. Our Agents enjoyed Ruben’s program and there were many real estate applicable parallels and takeaways. Some of which I have applied within my life plan.”

– Christopher Tenggren – RE/MAX  – Director of Meetings & Programs

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s story relates to everyday situations. It reminds you to turn your thoughts to a more positive direction. Our experience was very valuable. Ruben touched and reached a couple of people on my team that I had some concerns about giving up. I appreciate your sharing your gift and talent to them.”

– Donnisha Spicer – Director of Sales – Marriott

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben message is a message of visualizing your dream and having the courage to do what it takes to make it your reality.  He spoke about his journey to the Olympics and made it relevant to every person in the audience. We were captivated from the moment he took the stage!”

– Angelina Elizondo Herrera – VP, Global Account Operations – Xerox

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s message touches everyone and pushes you to focus on what is important in order to overcome all obstacles.  His story exemplifies the crucial nature of belief in oneself as the critical element for success.”

– John Helfrick – Director Business Excellence –  BASF

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s story of personal motivation and achievement is highly inspirational and relevant to anyone wanting to succeed in life. His message is one of dreaming big, and then doing what it takes to make that dream a reality. Ruben delivers a highly engaging, down to earth, humorous and fun message that will inspire your audience to greatness.”

– Trey Campbell – President – NorthgateArinso

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“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

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“I have received many accolades for recruiting you as our speaker and you truly made me look like a hero! I can’t wait to recommend you to some of our other planners as well as to my colleagues in the meeting professionals industry.”

– Lee Baston – Event Planner – Deloitte

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Our leaders connect with Ruben’s stories because he is one of us – an ordinary person who accomplishes extraordinary things through his never-quit attitude. Our people love what Ruben stands for and that’s why we bring him back.”

– Mike Packnett – CEO Parkview Hospital System

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben made our Leadership Summit a great success. He is a model for setting high goals and having the drive and spirit to achieve them. Businesses with Sales or Leadership events could benefit tremendously by his story and his message.”

– Doug Guthrie – Senior Vice President – Comcast

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s inspiration and humor captured the audience from the beginning and never let go.  His story truly shows that if you’re willing to fight for what you want, anything is possible.  This was the perfect message for our team.”

– Mark Brady – Vice President of Sales – Lifesize

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben speaks from the heart and has a unique ability to connect with his audience. His ability as a storyteller enables the audience to believe they can reach their dreams if they emulate his lifelong example of goal attainment through hard work, determination, and perseverance. By the end of his time on stage everyone believed that, together, we could achieve great things. We are still talking about Ruben!”

– Mark Baron – Executive Vice President – Serta Simmons Bedding

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“If setting high goals is part of what your organization must do to succeed, you cannot do better than to hear Ruben’s story.  Perseverance, focus, mentorship…he drives home the importance of each of these elements in a manner that is so approachable, listeners cannot help but be motivated to reach higher and strive for more, from themselves and those around them.”

– Colonel Thomas Gibson – US Air Force Academy

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben was amazing! In the 18 years we have held this event, in front of a total of 9000 people and working with the highest level of speakers, Ruben was one of the most down-to-earth, easy-to-work with speakers we have had the pleasure of welcoming.”

– John Paschall – President/CEO – Better Business Bureau SE TX

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Your presentation was Fantastic! You did a great job on all the topics. You reinforced all the things I’ve always believed about the importance of goal setting, visualization and self talk.”

– Beverly Denver – Advertising Sales Mgr. –  Houston Chronicle

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben did an amazing job during ALE Partners Event in Barcelona. Energy, inspiration, motivation are the keys of his successful speech. Great on stage, he captured attention and captivated every single person in the audience. Thank you again.”

– Paola Pernigotti – Head of Marketing South Europe, Middle East & Africa – Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

 

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben has a lifetime of experiences that entertain, enlighten and create an optimistic feeling. It is refreshing to hear about all of his lessons he has learned from the edge. It truly inspires all of us to do more.”

– Darrell Friesen – Entrepreneurs’ Organization

 

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben’s presentation on perseverance and going after your dreams really struck a chord with our audience. We heard rave reviews all day long. His Olympic story is incredibly inspiring and unique and his passion and enthusiasm kept our audience engaged throughout. Highly recommended!”

– Julia Whitson – Manager, Indiana Subcontractors Association

 

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

“Ruben was a great keynote speaker at our 2017 LATAM Tech Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I wanted a positive and enthusiastic speaker at our event that would talk about a true success story that identified with our guests, and Ruben was perfect! Ruben’s speech was entertaining and inspiring… the perfect addition to our event!”

Michele Olivera – Director of Marketing, BlueStar Latin America

 

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Ruben’s message is still resonating with me long after I heard him speak. In this world of information overload that doesn’t happen very often.

– Dianna Gould – Field Services Director, Pacific West Region, SHRM

 

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