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After becoming the first American gymnast to score a perfect 10.0 in the Olympics, Mitch Gaylord led the men’s gymnastic team to a gold medal in the team competition for the first and only time to date. Since then he has been an ambassador for fitness and taking action, inspiring audiences across America to greatness.

As a young gymnast in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Mitch had a reputation as a naturally talented gymnast who crumbled under pressure. After getting cut from in the 1981 World Championships trials for the American team, he found a new coach who helped him to change the way Mitch saw things. Mitch learned to break past his mental limits and embrace his talent, a transformation that in turn boosted his physical techniques and made him the number one gymnast in the nation only two years afterwards.

Winner of a gold medal, a silver medal, and two bronze medals, Mitch served as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under President Ronald Reagan. He has done considerable stunt work in Hollywood, advocacy for hospices, and is a popular speaker for corporate audiences and individuals looking to get out of their own way and take their talents to the next level.

Full Profile

Mitch Gaylord first thrilled the world in 1984 when he led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its Gold Medal victory. In addition to being the first American Gymnast in history to score a Perfect “10,” Mitch went on to capture a Silver medal for Vaulting and two Bronze medals for Rings and Parallel Bars. As the number one ranked gymnast in 1983 and 1984, Mitch invented two skills now named internationally after him. To this day, the
Gaylord Flip and the Gaylord Two are considered among the most difficult and spectacular feats in gymnastics.

After the Olympics, Mitch was appointed to the President’s Council for Physical Fitness by President Reagan and was asked to return for a second term under President George Bush, Senior. During this time, he fulfilled numerous speaking engagements, endorsements and appearances across the country. In 1986, Mitch made his acting debut in Columbia Pictures’ American Anthem and went on to appear in several commercial advertisements including Diet Coke, Nike, Vidal Sassoon, Soloflex, Levi′s, and Texaco to name a few.

In 1995, he was inducted into UCLA′s Hall of Fame, and in 2006, he was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame. Mitch has served as a journalist/broadcaster for FOX Sports during the Atlanta Olympics and anchored the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel with JLTV. He has also served as a Celebrity Judge on NBC’s Celebrity Circus.

As a motivational speaker and fitness expert, Mitch was asked to endorse several fitness products for the DRTV market including Suzanne Somers′ “Torso Track” and “Body Row”, as well as, “OrbiTrek Platinum” for Thane International.

With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mitch went on to create Gold Medal Fitness, LLC and the “Melt it OFF! with Mitch” workout program, which has been on-air for the last four years. It was through this project he personally motivated, trained, and inspired over 100 people to achieve their health and fitness goals by teaching them to Embrace their Greatness.

Mitch Gaylord has been motivating and inspiring audiences worldwide for over 26 years, speaking to Fortune 500 Companies, Associations, and Students across the country. His personal mission is to inspire others to greatness through his presentations and products.


Mitch Gaylord Speaker Videos Back to top

Mitch Gaylord: Demo Video


History-making Olympic champion, Mitch Gaylord breaks down his guidelines to making goals happen. He highlights the indispensability of visualization, reporting that other athletes had commented publicly that when they won gold medals they were not surprised, because they had imagined that moment thousands of times before.

“Visualization is one of those things that we really need to educate kids on and teach them how to do,” Mitch stresses the value of this ability and its role in propelling people to take action and ultimately achieve success.

Mitch Gaylord - Hospice Interview



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Mitch Gaylord shows audiences how to find their purpose and live the life they are meant to live. He gives you principles and tools for both your mentality and physicality so that you or your organization can overcome whatever obstacles lie in the way. Whether you need a mental boost or an energizing workout to get you focused and on track, Mitch’s interactive programs will invigorate your group and prepare them to obtain peak performance.

Imagine learning and then applying Mitch Gaylord′s Gold Medal Mindset™ to your individual and/or Company goals.   In this presentation, Mitch shares with audiences the ten elements within the Gold Medal Mindset™ that lead him and his teammates to the ultimate Olympic achievement. These ten elements are the keys to success in any endeavor and will unlock the potential within each and every one of us to achieve your own personal Gold Medal.

Mitch explains the ten elements of his Gold Medal Mindset™, which make up the Motto of Dream It. Live It. Get It.™ The four elements under "Dream It" are Desire, Vision, Belief, and Truth. The five elements under "Live it." are Courage, Strength, Commitment, Persistence, and Patience. The tenth element of Grace goes under "Get It."

Holding ourselves to a higher standard of excellence inspires us with the passion and determination to manifest our deepest desires. Audiences will learn how to apply the Gold Medal Mindset™ to their dreams and goals to get the Champion Results we′re all looking for in our personal and professional lives. He demonstrates how these ten elements, so common among world class athletes, can be incorporated into the lives of high achievers in any walk of life.

RAISING THE BAR
Inspire and Invigorate Your Audience

Bringing together leadership insights from his entrepreneurial ventures with universal lessons from his Olympic journey, Mitch Gaylord inspires both individuals and corporations to raise the bar in their pursuit of excellence. Audiences will walk away with a greater desire, determination and dedication to their vision.

Your Audience will…

  • GET FOCUSED – Clearly defne your objective. Concentrate and visualize the end goal with an emotionally charged physiology.
  • GET COMMITTED – To yourself, your team, and the process. Accountability, integrity, and consistency ensure productivity.
  • GET STRATEGIC – Build an intelligent game plan together. Create the blueprint for the successful completion of your goal.
  • GET GOING – It’s “GO” time. Get out of your comfort zone and push yourself beyond past limitations.
  • GET RESILIENT – Employ mental toughness - A Gold Medal Mindset.
  • GET IN THE ZONE – Reach for peak performance.
  • GET “IT” – Success, Achievement, ultimate Fulfillment.

FOCUS
The Mindset of Excellence

In a perfect world, organizations would effortlessly move toward their short- term and long-term goals, overcoming obstacles, breaking through barriers and taking on challenges. Employees would show up everyday with great attitudes, energized, and ready to contribute with eager anticipation. Productivity would be at a high level of excellence and results would be the byproduct of a thriving Company.

Regardless of the economy or the economic climate of the day, companies that have the ability to focus with a mindset of excellence will always find their path to success. It was through FOCUS: The Mindset of Excellence that enabled Mitch Gaylord, America’s first “Perfect 10,” along with his Teammates to defeat the heavily-favored People’s Republic of China and take home the Gold in the 1984 Olympic Games.

Drawing off of his Olympic background, entrepreneurial ventures and business expertise, Mitch will share with your audience his unique perspective on:

  • Clarity of Purpose: Vision, Mission, and Result
  • Raising the Bar: Courage, Belief, and Strength of Character
  • Embracing Change: Innovation, Growth, and Taking Risks
  • Passing the Torch: Leadership, Team, and Accountability
  • Sticking the Landing: Peak Performance, Mental Toughness, and Mastery

Do the actions that you and your Team take on a daily basis produce the results you desire?

EMBRACE YOUR GREATNESS
How to Ignite the Fire Inside

In today’s world, individuals and businesses are facing challenges they’ve yet to encounter. Mitch Gaylord, motivational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and Olympic Gold Medalist, will share with your audience key insights and strategies to breakthrough unique challenges that face us today and help you turn personal and professional dreams into reality.

Known for being the first American Gymnast in history to receive a “Perfect 10”, Mitch’s rise to the top didn’t come without its own challenges, obstacles, and adversity. Prior to becoming the number one gymnast in the country, Mitch was viewed by his competitors as the guy with incredible natural talent that you could always count on to choke under pressure.

In the 1981 World Championships in Moscow, Russia (just 3 years before the 1984 Games), Mitch found himself watching from the sidelines as his teammates competed because he missed the cut during the trials and became the “Alternate” – the guy who goes in only if someone gets injured. Although devastating at the time, the experience ignited the fire inside and success became imminent.

On the flight home, Mitch met his soon to be coach - a man who would teach him how to Embrace his Greatness and become the Champion he was meant to be. With this new mindset, intense training, and the lessons he learned, Mitch became the number one gymnast in the Country within two years, putting him on track towards Olympic Gold.

In this powerful presentation, Mitch Gaylord shares with audiences inspiring insights regarding:

  • Overcoming limiting beliefs preventing you from achieving your Dreams
  • Breaking through your Fears, once and for all, to ignite the Fire Inside
  • Creating an Unstoppable Drive toward Success
  • Applying the “Gold Medal Mindset” to your Goals
  • Finding what’s worth Fighting For – For YOU!
  • Harnessing the Power of the 3 C’s: Commitment, Consistency, and Character

“Melt it OFF with Mitch”
Want something completely unique at your next meeting? Well now you can have it!

Based on his highly successful fitness program, “Melt it OFF with Mitch,” Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord will take your group through this fun-filled introductory workout at your next event. Perfect for all fitness levels, this unique workout only requires 30-45 minutes of your time, a 2-pound Medicine Ball (provided), and a willingness to have a good time.

Attendees will walk away feeling energized and ready to take on the day! Not to mention, they’ll get to tell all their friends that they worked out with an Olympian!

With Health, Fitness and Wellness awareness finally going mainstream in Corporate America, it’s now time to put it into action and make this part of your next event.

This special program can be done as a breakout session or a morning workout to kick-start the day. Either way, people will be glad they participated!



Mitch Gaylord Speaker Testimonials Back to top

“The standing ovation was well deserved…Not only is Mitch Gaylord an Olympic Gold Medalist, but he is also an 'All American” speaker.'"
    All American Life Insurance

“Outstanding! The personal touch he added to our reception following the meeting was extremely well-received."
    Merck-Medco

“…interesting, informative and motivating. The insights that Mitch provided will leave a lasting impression on our group."
    MCI

“His Olympic stories were so vivid that you could picture yourself in Los Angeles at the Games. And you could feel the emotion surrounding each competitive moment…the most realistic speaker we’ve presented in several years…He delivered everything I asked for and more!"
    Allstate Insurance Company

“…A perfect10! Packed with real-life experiences that we can all draw from to grow both personally and professionally."
    Sprint

Clients Include

    • ALL AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE
    • KRAFT, INC.
    • ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
    • M&M MARS
    • MCI
    • ANHEUSER BUSCH
    • MERCK-MEDCO
    • AT&T
    • MERRILL LYNCH
    • ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION
    • MOTOROLA
    • BANK OF MONTREAL
    • NAPA AUTO PARTS
    • COCA COLA
    • NEWCASTLE FINANCIAL
    • EQUITRON MEDICAL
    • PARKE DAVIS
    • FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT
    • SPRINT
    • HOME DEPOT
    • TAYLOR MADE GOLF
    • U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
    • IBM
    • U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
    • IICM CONFERENCE
    • VIDAL SASSOON
    • INTERNATIONAL PAPER
    • IOMEGA CORPORATION
    • JOHN HANCOCK
    • STONEFELD/JOSEPHSON
    • DFK INTERNATIONAL
    • PIMCO




* 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.

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“The standing ovation was well deserved…Not only is Mitch Gaylord an Olympic Gold Medalist, but he is also an 'All American” speaker.'"
    All American Life Insurance

“Outstanding! The personal touch he added to our reception following the meeting was extremely well-received."
    Merck-Medco

“…interesting, informative and motivating. The insights that Mitch provided will leave a lasting impression on our group."
    MCI

“His Olympic stories were so vivid that you could picture yourself in Los Angeles at the Games. And you could feel the emotion surrounding each competitive moment…the most realistic speaker we’ve presented in several years…He delivered everything I asked for and more!"
    Allstate Insurance Company

“…A perfect10! Packed with real-life experiences that we can all draw from to grow both personally and professionally."
    Sprint

Clients Include

    • ALL AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE
    • KRAFT, INC.
    • ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
    • M&M MARS
    • MCI
    • ANHEUSER BUSCH
    • MERCK-MEDCO
    • AT&T
    • MERRILL LYNCH
    • ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION
    • MOTOROLA
    • BANK OF MONTREAL
    • NAPA AUTO PARTS
    • COCA COLA
    • NEWCASTLE FINANCIAL
    • EQUITRON MEDICAL
    • PARKE DAVIS
    • FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT
    • SPRINT
    • HOME DEPOT
    • TAYLOR MADE GOLF
    • U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
    • IBM
    • U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
    • IICM CONFERENCE
    • VIDAL SASSOON
    • INTERNATIONAL PAPER
    • IOMEGA CORPORATION
    • JOHN HANCOCK
    • STONEFELD/JOSEPHSON
    • DFK INTERNATIONAL
    • PIMCO


Imagine learning and then applying Mitch Gaylord′s Gold Medal Mindset™ to your individual and/or Company goals.   In this presentation, Mitch shares with audiences the ten elements within the Gold Medal Mindset™ that lead him and his teammates to the ultimate Olympic achievement. These ten elements are the keys to success in any endeavor and will unlock the potential within each and every one of us to achieve your own personal Gold Medal.

Mitch explains the ten elements of his Gold Medal Mindset™, which make up the Motto of Dream It. Live It. Get It.™ The four elements under "Dream It" are Desire, Vision, Belief, and Truth. The five elements under "Live it." are Courage, Strength, Commitment, Persistence, and Patience. The tenth element of Grace goes under "Get It."

Holding ourselves to a higher standard of excellence inspires us with the passion and determination to manifest our deepest desires. Audiences will learn how to apply the Gold Medal Mindset™ to their dreams and goals to get the Champion Results we′re all looking for in our personal and professional lives. He demonstrates how these ten elements, so common among world class athletes, can be incorporated into the lives of high achievers in any walk of life.

RAISING THE BAR
Inspire and Invigorate Your Audience

Bringing together leadership insights from his entrepreneurial ventures with universal lessons from his Olympic journey, Mitch Gaylord inspires both individuals and corporations to raise the bar in their pursuit of excellence. Audiences will walk away with a greater desire, determination and dedication to their vision.

Your Audience will…

  • GET FOCUSED – Clearly defne your objective. Concentrate and visualize the end goal with an emotionally charged physiology.
  • GET COMMITTED – To yourself, your team, and the process. Accountability, integrity, and consistency ensure productivity.
  • GET STRATEGIC – Build an intelligent game plan together. Create the blueprint for the successful completion of your goal.
  • GET GOING – It’s “GO” time. Get out of your comfort zone and push yourself beyond past limitations.
  • GET RESILIENT – Employ mental toughness - A Gold Medal Mindset.
  • GET IN THE ZONE – Reach for peak performance.
  • GET “IT” – Success, Achievement, ultimate Fulfillment.

FOCUS
The Mindset of Excellence

In a perfect world, organizations would effortlessly move toward their short- term and long-term goals, overcoming obstacles, breaking through barriers and taking on challenges. Employees would show up everyday with great attitudes, energized, and ready to contribute with eager anticipation. Productivity would be at a high level of excellence and results would be the byproduct of a thriving Company.

Regardless of the economy or the economic climate of the day, companies that have the ability to focus with a mindset of excellence will always find their path to success. It was through FOCUS: The Mindset of Excellence that enabled Mitch Gaylord, America’s first “Perfect 10,” along with his Teammates to defeat the heavily-favored People’s Republic of China and take home the Gold in the 1984 Olympic Games.

Drawing off of his Olympic background, entrepreneurial ventures and business expertise, Mitch will share with your audience his unique perspective on:

  • Clarity of Purpose: Vision, Mission, and Result
  • Raising the Bar: Courage, Belief, and Strength of Character
  • Embracing Change: Innovation, Growth, and Taking Risks
  • Passing the Torch: Leadership, Team, and Accountability
  • Sticking the Landing: Peak Performance, Mental Toughness, and Mastery

Do the actions that you and your Team take on a daily basis produce the results you desire?

EMBRACE YOUR GREATNESS
How to Ignite the Fire Inside

In today’s world, individuals and businesses are facing challenges they’ve yet to encounter. Mitch Gaylord, motivational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and Olympic Gold Medalist, will share with your audience key insights and strategies to breakthrough unique challenges that face us today and help you turn personal and professional dreams into reality.

Known for being the first American Gymnast in history to receive a “Perfect 10”, Mitch’s rise to the top didn’t come without its own challenges, obstacles, and adversity. Prior to becoming the number one gymnast in the country, Mitch was viewed by his competitors as the guy with incredible natural talent that you could always count on to choke under pressure.

In the 1981 World Championships in Moscow, Russia (just 3 years before the 1984 Games), Mitch found himself watching from the sidelines as his teammates competed because he missed the cut during the trials and became the “Alternate” – the guy who goes in only if someone gets injured. Although devastating at the time, the experience ignited the fire inside and success became imminent.

On the flight home, Mitch met his soon to be coach - a man who would teach him how to Embrace his Greatness and become the Champion he was meant to be. With this new mindset, intense training, and the lessons he learned, Mitch became the number one gymnast in the Country within two years, putting him on track towards Olympic Gold.

In this powerful presentation, Mitch Gaylord shares with audiences inspiring insights regarding:

  • Overcoming limiting beliefs preventing you from achieving your Dreams
  • Breaking through your Fears, once and for all, to ignite the Fire Inside
  • Creating an Unstoppable Drive toward Success
  • Applying the “Gold Medal Mindset” to your Goals
  • Finding what’s worth Fighting For – For YOU!
  • Harnessing the Power of the 3 C’s: Commitment, Consistency, and Character

“Melt it OFF with Mitch”
Want something completely unique at your next meeting? Well now you can have it!

Based on his highly successful fitness program, “Melt it OFF with Mitch,” Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord will take your group through this fun-filled introductory workout at your next event. Perfect for all fitness levels, this unique workout only requires 30-45 minutes of your time, a 2-pound Medicine Ball (provided), and a willingness to have a good time.

Attendees will walk away feeling energized and ready to take on the day! Not to mention, they’ll get to tell all their friends that they worked out with an Olympian!

With Health, Fitness and Wellness awareness finally going mainstream in Corporate America, it’s now time to put it into action and make this part of your next event.

This special program can be done as a breakout session or a morning workout to kick-start the day. Either way, people will be glad they participated!


Mitch Gaylord: Demo Video


History-making Olympic champion, Mitch Gaylord breaks down his guidelines to making goals happen. He highlights the indispensability of visualization, reporting that other athletes had commented publicly that when they won gold medals they were not surprised, because they had imagined that moment thousands of times before.

“Visualization is one of those things that we really need to educate kids on and teach them how to do,” Mitch stresses the value of this ability and its role in propelling people to take action and ultimately achieve success.

Mitch Gaylord - Hospice Interview