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Shannon Miller remains The Most Decorated American Gymnast, male or female, in history. She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! (Individual, 2006, and Team, 2008.)

Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals. Over half of these have been gold. She is the only US gymnast to win 2 World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (2 silver, 3 bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete. At the ’96 Games, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the Balance Beam.

After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degree in marketing and entrepreneurship and her law degree from Boston College. She then moved from Olympic athlete to television/radio host.

Shannon is the host of Health & Wellness Channel’s Wish List with Shannon Miller (airing 2012) where she travels the country granting wishes to children and young adults with life threatening medical conditions. “The opportunity to help others through The Wish List with Shannon Miller is a very special way to be a part of fulfilling dreams and share inspiring and empowering stories.” In addition, Shannon hosts her weekly talk radio show dedicated to women’s health and fitness.

She launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women along with her series of fitness books, cookbooks and fitness DVD’s in July, 2010. In 2011, she launched the Shannon Miller Walk-Fit program: a free online tracking and incentive program. She continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.

Shannon is the host of Health & Wellness Channel’s Wish List with Shannon Miller where Shannon travels the country granting wishes to those with life threatening medical conditions. In addition, Shannon hosts her weekly talk radio show dedicated to women’s health and fitness on WOKV-JAX.

Shannon, her husband and son reside in Jacksonville, Florida. In January of 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a malignant germ cell tumor, a form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball sized tumor removed successfully and followed up with 9 weeks of chemotherapy for this rare germ cell malignancy. Shannon has remained open and public about her diagnosis and treatment through the media, her blog “My Journey” and a free eBook entitled Competing with Cancer. Shannon is currently cancer free and continues to be a strong advocate for early detection.

Shannon was in London as an analyst with Yahoo! Sports and continues to remain involved with the sport of gymnastics as a commentator and analyst.


Shannon Miller Speaker Videos Back to top

Shannon Miller: Demo Video


Shannon Miller: Gold Medal Win - 1996 Atlanta Olympics


Shannon Miller: Competing with cancer



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Shannon continues to be a sought after professional speaker. She is passionate about helping people of all ages to achieve a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. Through her personal stories of trial and triumph Shannon shares with her audience the idea of "balance" in our efforts to be successful and in our efforts to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. As a recent caner survivor, and daughter of a cancer survivor, Shannon is especially passionate about the importance of making health a priority.

Speech topics include:

    • Competing with Cancer
    • Motherhood and Business/Entrepreneurship
    • The Olympic Dream and Achieving Greatness
    • Health and Fitness: How to Achieve Success Everyday
    • Creating Balance on the Road to Success
    • Setting Goals and Overcoming Obstacles
    • Achieving Success
    • Leadership
    • Women in Sports


Shannon Miller Speaker Testimonials Back to top

"Shannon was such an asset to our event. Her personal story connected with the people attending the event as she shared her fears and her strengths during her recent battle against Ovarian cancer. Shannon's message to keep your eye on the larger goal, but focus on what you can do day by day, or even hour by hour resonated with all the people who have been touched by this disease. So many attending the Soroptimist Vicki Linn Walk commented that Shannon was warm and approachable. and they were in awe at her accomplishments. I was especially touched by a young women who drove several hours, hoping to meet her gymnastic idol. Shannon took the time to speak to her and allowed a special moment for pictures. She was also generous to everyone who wanted a picture, autograph and even allowed others to try on her gorgeous gold medals."

"We are so grateful that Shannon was with us for that special day and she certainly made a great contribution to the success of the Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness."
    Andrea De Palatis, The Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

"We want to personally thank Shannon for being part of the Sports and Fitness Tech Summit at the 2014 CES in Las Vegas. The positive feedback that we received for the conference has been very gratifying. We work hard to make the day run smoothly and keep our audience engaged, but without the contributions of our participants, we have no chance of an entertaining and informative conference."

"Shannon's keynote was ideal, a perfect conclusion to the day's proceedings. You have lived quite a life already and serve as a wonderful role model for people, fit or not. Finally, her graciousness was certainly appreciated at the end of a long and sometimes stressful day.
    Julie and Peter Sylvester, Consumer Electronic Tradeshow 2014

She won seven Olympic Medals. She won multiple U.S. and World Titles in a career that left her the most decorated American gymnast of all time ...and she won our hearts when she came to speak in Fairfield as part of the CT Challenge Speaker Series. As tough as she is tiny, with humor and a heart as big as any world stage, she inspired a crowd of close to 300, including more than 50 cancer survivors, with her take on winning, losing, falling and getting back up to land on top ...as an athlete, as a person and in her own victory over ovarian cancer. She was so patient, compassionate and authentic to everyone who came—cancer survivors (young and old), aspiring gymnasts and the general public. Everyone felt lucky to have heard her speak. Her appeal is broad and timeless.
    Jeff Keith, Founder/CEO, CT Challenge

"Those in attendance at the Graves County High School Eagle Foundation’s 3rd Annual "Night With a Champion" were treated to a great speaker, message, and person. Shannon made everyone in attendance feel that she was speaking directly to them... Everything from selecting the date, to day of event coordination, went smoothly. The personnel from Shannon Miller Enterprises delivered on everything as promised, and were more than responsive to any of our needs relating to our event."
    Darvin D. Towery, President, Graves County High School Eagle Foundation, Inc.

"As the most decorated American gymnast, Shannon Miller was a perfect choice as the keynote speaker for GymConUSA. The story of her struggles and triumphs during her career inspired a room full of coaches and gym owners. However, higher level themes she discussed like goal setting, perseverance, and positive attitude would touch any group she addresses at the human level."
    Stacy Finnerty, Vice President, Tumbl Trak & Conference Manager, GymConUSA

"Shannon Miller is a dynamic speaker with a passion to empower women. She touched our audience by sharing her personal testimony and gave compelling reasons why we need inner strength and support when we face challenges in our lives. She thoroughly engaged our audience and inspired hope in all who attended. She is a gift to us all!"
    Nancy Kelley, Director of Development for First Coast Women’s Services




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"Shannon was such an asset to our event. Her personal story connected with the people attending the event as she shared her fears and her strengths during her recent battle against Ovarian cancer. Shannon's message to keep your eye on the larger goal, but focus on what you can do day by day, or even hour by hour resonated with all the people who have been touched by this disease. So many attending the Soroptimist Vicki Linn Walk commented that Shannon was warm and approachable. and they were in awe at her accomplishments. I was especially touched by a young women who drove several hours, hoping to meet her gymnastic idol. Shannon took the time to speak to her and allowed a special moment for pictures. She was also generous to everyone who wanted a picture, autograph and even allowed others to try on her gorgeous gold medals."

"We are so grateful that Shannon was with us for that special day and she certainly made a great contribution to the success of the Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness."
    Andrea De Palatis, The Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

"We want to personally thank Shannon for being part of the Sports and Fitness Tech Summit at the 2014 CES in Las Vegas. The positive feedback that we received for the conference has been very gratifying. We work hard to make the day run smoothly and keep our audience engaged, but without the contributions of our participants, we have no chance of an entertaining and informative conference."

"Shannon's keynote was ideal, a perfect conclusion to the day's proceedings. You have lived quite a life already and serve as a wonderful role model for people, fit or not. Finally, her graciousness was certainly appreciated at the end of a long and sometimes stressful day.
    Julie and Peter Sylvester, Consumer Electronic Tradeshow 2014

She won seven Olympic Medals. She won multiple U.S. and World Titles in a career that left her the most decorated American gymnast of all time ...and she won our hearts when she came to speak in Fairfield as part of the CT Challenge Speaker Series. As tough as she is tiny, with humor and a heart as big as any world stage, she inspired a crowd of close to 300, including more than 50 cancer survivors, with her take on winning, losing, falling and getting back up to land on top ...as an athlete, as a person and in her own victory over ovarian cancer. She was so patient, compassionate and authentic to everyone who came—cancer survivors (young and old), aspiring gymnasts and the general public. Everyone felt lucky to have heard her speak. Her appeal is broad and timeless.
    Jeff Keith, Founder/CEO, CT Challenge

"Those in attendance at the Graves County High School Eagle Foundation’s 3rd Annual "Night With a Champion" were treated to a great speaker, message, and person. Shannon made everyone in attendance feel that she was speaking directly to them... Everything from selecting the date, to day of event coordination, went smoothly. The personnel from Shannon Miller Enterprises delivered on everything as promised, and were more than responsive to any of our needs relating to our event."
    Darvin D. Towery, President, Graves County High School Eagle Foundation, Inc.

"As the most decorated American gymnast, Shannon Miller was a perfect choice as the keynote speaker for GymConUSA. The story of her struggles and triumphs during her career inspired a room full of coaches and gym owners. However, higher level themes she discussed like goal setting, perseverance, and positive attitude would touch any group she addresses at the human level."
    Stacy Finnerty, Vice President, Tumbl Trak & Conference Manager, GymConUSA

"Shannon Miller is a dynamic speaker with a passion to empower women. She touched our audience by sharing her personal testimony and gave compelling reasons why we need inner strength and support when we face challenges in our lives. She thoroughly engaged our audience and inspired hope in all who attended. She is a gift to us all!"
    Nancy Kelley, Director of Development for First Coast Women’s Services


Shannon continues to be a sought after professional speaker. She is passionate about helping people of all ages to achieve a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. Through her personal stories of trial and triumph Shannon shares with her audience the idea of "balance" in our efforts to be successful and in our efforts to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. As a recent caner survivor, and daughter of a cancer survivor, Shannon is especially passionate about the importance of making health a priority.

Speech topics include:

    • Competing with Cancer
    • Motherhood and Business/Entrepreneurship
    • The Olympic Dream and Achieving Greatness
    • Health and Fitness: How to Achieve Success Everyday
    • Creating Balance on the Road to Success
    • Setting Goals and Overcoming Obstacles
    • Achieving Success
    • Leadership
    • Women in Sports


Shannon Miller: Demo Video


Shannon Miller: Gold Medal Win - 1996 Atlanta Olympics


Shannon Miller: Competing with cancer