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Athletes SPEAKERS

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From coaches, commentators and competitors, to strategy, psychology and superstition, the sports speakers, athletes and sports figures at our Speakers Bureau are authorities on every angle of the game.

Whether Hall-of-Fame pros, Olympic Gold Medalists or self-sponsored hometown heroes, our sports speakers know what it takes to dream, perform, compete and win at the highest levels.

Their stories are the stuff of Hollywood legend and many have had their experiences translated to the big screen in such popular films as Rudy, Soul Surfer, The Rookie, and Invincible.

Experts at motivation, inspiration, team building, peak performance, competition and overcoming adversity, our Sports Speakers are guaranteed to bring home the gold and make your next event a home run.

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Susie Wolff

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
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Switzerland

One of the greatest female racers of our time, Susie Wolff made history by becoming the first woman behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racing car in over 20 years. Along the way, she broke numerous stereotypes, including the notion that "women couldn't deal with the mental stress of being behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car." While karting at age eight, Susie discovered her passion for being… Read More


Bethany Hamilton

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

One of the world’s most influential surfers, Bethany Hamilton was attacked while surfing at the age of 13 by a 16-foot-long tiger shark that severely severed her left arm. Bleeding profusely she had to paddle 30 minutes to reach shore in order to get medical help and save her life. After losing 60% of her blood and undergoing multiple surgeries, she returned to the water a month later, seizing her… Read More


Amy Van Dyken

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Arizona, USA

After an ATV accident left her paralyzed from the waist down, six-time swimming Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken became more than a sports champion. She became a champion for thousands of people with spinal injuries who didn’t have access to the same resources as she did. Today her non-profit organization, The Amy Van Dyken Foundation helps provide medical supplies to individuals who cannot afford them. Amy has always pushed… Read More


Steve Garvey

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Aside from having an enviable career on the field, baseball legend turned businessman, Steve Garvey is a sought out speaker known for his skill, story telling, and warm demeanor. He has dedicated his post-professional athletic career of almost 30 years to philanthropy, business, and motivational speaking. Playing for the L.A. Dodgers and later the San Diego Padres, Garvey was one of the most popular players of his time; in fact… Read More


Janine Shepherd

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Janine Shepherd's story reads like the plot of a hollywood movie. A champion cross country skier in training for the winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was run over by a truck during a training bicycle ride to the Blue Mountains. Her neck and back were broken in six places, and her right arm, collarbone and five ribs fractured. Her right leg had been ripped open, she… Read More


Ruben Gonzalez

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Colorado, USA

When Houston resident Ruben Gonzalez decided to try out luging, he had never even touched snow. Over 30 years later, he is the only winter Olympian to have competed in four Olympics across four different decades. Today he shows major companies how to develop the "Olympic Mindset," a strategic way of thinking that makes people more productive, and organizations more profitable in ANY economy. While most luge competitors start practicing… Read More


Gene Stallings

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$5,000 to $10,000
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Texas, USA

A Paris, Texas native, Gene Stallings, was hired as Head Football Coach at The University of Alabama on January 11, 1990. In only his third season, Stallings and his staff produced Alabama’s first perfect regular season since 1979 by going 12-0. The team went on to defeat Miami in the Sugar Bowl and capture the national championship. Prior to his arrival at Alabama, Coach Stallings was Head Football Coach of… Read More


Jim the Rookie Morris

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

The inspirational story of Jim “The Rookie" Morris' unconventional method of motivating his young athletes is the inspiration for the Walt Disney blockbuster The Rookie and also The Blindside. When he was 35 years old, Jim promised the high school baseball team he was coaching that if they won the district championship he would try out for the big leagues. When they did, he kept his promise and three months… Read More


Robert Rotella

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM
Virginia, USA

Internationally known for his work in the area of applied sports psychology, Dr. Robert Rotella is consistently recognized as the world’s premier Sports Psychologist. He is a mental coach to many of the world’s most successful athletes, entertainers and executives. Dr. Rotella has also expanded his work to encompass the corporate world as a keynote speaker, conducting workshops for companies like Merrill Lynch, General Electric, Ford, Time/Life, Coca-Cola, Chrysler, Newsweek,… Read More


Chris Klug

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Colorado, USA

In a truly astonishing feat of athletic ability, and as a demonstration of the remarkable resilience of the human body, snowboarder Chris Klug won a bronze medal at the 2002 Olympic games as the first person to complete in the Olympics after an organ transplant. Diagnosed with a rare liver disease that affects only 1 in 10,000 people, Chris spent seven years waiting for a new liver. In 2000 the… Read More


Billie Jean King

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Billie Jean King is one of the 20th Century’s most respected women, both on and off the tennis courts. She is a champion for social change and equality in all arenas, not just in sports. As one of the most celebrated tennis players in history, Ms. King is recognized for her contributions to the women’s movement in tennis, including the struggle for equality for women in sports. In 1990, Life… Read More


Rick Pitino

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Kentucky, USA

Basketball Coach Legend When the University of Louisville went looking for its first new men′s basketball coach in 30 years just nine years ago, it didn′t just get the best person available. The Cardinals got arguably the best person, period. Rick Pitino, one of the most brilliant minds in coaching, began a new era in University of Louisville men′s basketball when he was named head coach of the Cardinals on… Read More


Vince Papale

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$20,000 to $25,000
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New Jersey, USA

Some of Hollywood’s most inspirational movies were born from the world of sports. One in particular inspired not only sports fans but anyone with a pulse. In 2006 Walt Disney Pictures continued their triumphant tradition of motivating sports stories with the release of INVINCIBLE. It’s a stirring football drama starring Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against all odds, takes his shot at every fan’s fantasy of… Read More


Jackie Joyner-Kersee

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Missouri, USA

Named “the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, Jackie Joyner-Kersee overcame severe asthma, poverty, and racial barriers to become a six-time Olympic medalist. She is the world record holder in the heptathlon and maintains the second longest distance in history of the long jump. Jackie’s Olympic journey began at her community center where she was introduced to sports. She pushed herself out of last place in… Read More


Martina Navratilova

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
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Florida, USA

Martina Navratilova dominated tennis in the 1980s and has been called the greatest all-round player in the sport’s history. Admired for her integrity and persona both on and off the court, the sports heroine is also a respected human rights activist and high profile ambassador for gay and lesbian rights. Born and raised in communist Czechoslovakia, Navratilova succeeded in receiving permission from the government to play in the 1975 U.S.… Read More


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