Teamwork

“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.”

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

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.

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

– Daniel Ranta – Director, Knowledge Sharing – ConocoPhillips

 

Teamwork Secrets of a Four-Time Olympian

Ruben trained for years as part of an international team made up up lugers from many different countries.

Even though they competed against each other at World Cup races, European Championships, World Championships and the Olympics, they understood that their best chance was to work together and help each other out during the training week.

This is because they were competing against powerhouse teams from Germany, Italy, Russia and Austria that would eat their lunch if they didn’t work together.

 

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This video illustrates how athletes work together right before the Olympics. 

It was shot at the Men’s Start House during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Imagine your people being this tight.

 

 

 

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. 

“Teamwork and Partnering”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

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

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

How to be an Olympian in Business and in Life

Using concepts from his best-selling books, “The Courage to Succeed” and “Becoming Unstoppable,” Ruben shares the success principles that took him from a second string soccer player to a four-time Olympian in the sport of luge. Principles that will help your audience excel both personally and professionally.

Organizations and individuals that are going through major change and going through challenges will especially benefit from Ruben’s message.

Your people will learn:

  • How to develop a winning mindset.
  • How to motivate themselves to succeed.
  • How what they say to themselves determines what they will accomplish.
  • How associating with the right people will help them win more.
  • How to create a plan and then work their plan to reach their goals.
  • How to take advantage of change to surpass their competition.
  • How to be more engaged and how to engage their teams.

“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