Olympic keynote speaker Ruben Gonzalez. Inspirational Olympic story. Motivation, leadership, sales speaker.

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…

“In the 20+ years I’ve been working with speakers for our annual meeting, I’ve 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. 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

Lou Holtz

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

Lou Holtz

“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

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

Stephen Covey

“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

“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”

“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”

“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 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

“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”

“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

“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”

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

Mitt Romney

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

Pat Williams – General Manager of the Orlando Magic

“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

“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

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

Jim Rohn 

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

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

 “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

Olympic keynote speaker Ruben Gonzalez. Inspirational Olympic story. Motivation, leadership, sales speaker.

“When Ruben speaks, companies listen.”

– The Houston Business Journal

“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 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

“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

“Ruben did a great job at our annual sales meeting. His story of dreaming big and achieving your goals was right in line with what we wanted our sales team to hear. It was a great way for us to kick off our year!

– Steve Cass – VP Sales – Gulfstream Aerospace





“Ruben’s story inspired us to keep fighting for our dreams and use our super powers to make a difference in everything we do! I look forward to having him again.”

Aura Castillo Daza – Business Operations Management – Google

“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

“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

“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’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

“Ruben’s message of determination, commitment and persistence struck home with our sales organization. His inspirational message proves he is a winner not only in the greatest sporting competition of all, but also in team motivation. He is the living testament of ‘Never Quit!”

Jerry Farmer – VP North American Reseller Sales Xerox

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 ignited our meeting. His message was right on target. It generated immediate action and helped us excel as a company.”

– George Chavel – CEO – Sodexo

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

– General Thomas Gibson – US Air Force Academy

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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


“You were the buzz at the conference. I had so many people come up to me after and tell me how much they enjoyed your presentation.   You inspired and touched so many people this week. Thank you!” 

– Robyn Carpenter
 Board of Directors Member – National Business Aviation Association



“Thank you for sharing your inspiring view of life. Your drive and insights provided a prefect wrap up for our annual RE/MAX Convention. Our guests really appreciated and enjoyed your high energy and the way that you related your experiences to what people face each day in their personal and professional lives.” 

– Mike Reagan – Sr. VP – RE/MAX




“Ruben captivated our team from the first minute with his success story. He proved that a person with passion and desire can accomplish even the most impossible dream. His ability to weave safety in to his story was fantastic. It was a safety day that won’t soon be forgotten.”

– Jeff DiStefano – CEO – Harrison Burrowes Bridge Constructors




“Ruben’s message of determination, commitment and persistence struck home with our sales organization. His inspirational message proves he is a winner not only in the greatest sporting competition of all, but also in team motivation. He is the living testament of ‘Never Quit!”

Jerry Farmer – VP North American Reseller Sales Xerox

“Ruben is a captivating speaker with a compelling story. He connected with our audience and shared practical steps for overcoming obstacles and achieving our dreams at work and in life.”

 – Hector Rubio – VP, Global Head of Aseptic Technical Operations

Olympic keynote speaker Ruben Gonzalez. Inspirational Olympic story. Motivation, leadership, sales speaker.

Book Ruben Today and Make Your Meeting
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