Olympic Safety Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Funny – Inspiring – Engaging – Improve Your Safety Culture with Olympian Tips

Safety Lessons from the Olympics, Kilimanjaro, Running with the Bulls and more!

The Next Step

Thank you for considering Ruben as the speaker for your event. To check Ruben’s availability, call 832-689-8282 or complete the form below. 

Ruben’s Motivational Safety Presentation

Safety and Managing Risk – Olympian Secrets

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.

“Ruben did an outstanding job at our safety conference.”

Eric Frandsen
Western NY Safety Conference


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.


“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

Ruben is funny, entertaining, and insightful.

“How to Manage Risk and Succeed”

Read Ruben’s article here. (PDF)

Visualize Your Goals

Ruben uses his stories to seamlessly illustrate the points he makes. Imagine an entertaining and inspiring presentation filled with exactly what your people need to hear to succeed more. That’s what Ruben can do for you.



An Unlikely Olympian

Ruben will show your people how to develop an Olympian mindset.  Ruben’s stories entertain and inspire people and his points helps them be more successful.


Over 100 Fortune 500 Clients in Five Continents

Client Testimonials

“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

Why Choose Motivational Safety Speaker Ruben Gonzalez?

When you hire the right speaker, your audience leaves energized, entertained, educated and alive with possibilities.
  • Over 100 Fortune 500 Clients

  • Best Selling Author

  • Inspiring Olympic Story

  • Award Winning Speaker

  • Funny, Engaging, Real

  • People Relate to Ruben

Speaking Highlights Video
Ruben is funny, entertaining and hard hitting.

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.

It’s all About Helping You Reach Your Objectives

About Moving Your People to Commitment and Action for Your Goals

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