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Athletes Speakers

Change your game. Change your mind. Change your life. 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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Shaquille ONeal

FEE CATEGORY * $ and above
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Shaquille O’Neal first attracted attention for his towering physique on the basketball court, but it was his down to earth personality and effortless humor that helped him amass one of the most loyal fan bases… Full Profile


Richard Sherman

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Washington, USA

Arguably the best cornerback in the league, Richard Sherman crafted a global name for himself within three years of getting drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 5th round. Though most may know the defense… Full Profile


Michael Strahan

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

SuperBowl Champion Michael Strahan recently signed with Fox Sports to serve as a studio analyst on the Fox NFL Sunday Pregame Show. Michael retired from the NFL after completing his 15th season with the NY… Full Profile


Susie Wolff

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM 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… Full Profile


Bethany Hamilton

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Amy Van Dyken

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Steve Garvey

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Janine Shepherd

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Ruben Gonzalez

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Jim Morris

FEE CATEGORY * $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,… Full Profile


Gene Stallings

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM 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… Full Profile


Robert Rotella

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Rick Pitino

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Billie Jean King

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
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.… Full Profile


Chris Klug

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Vince Papale

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM New Jersey, USA

In the course of a few months, Vince Papale went from being a part-time bartender, nightclub doorman, and substitute teacher to an NFL star and national inspiration. The football player was discovered when newcomer coach,… Full Profile


Magic Johnson Jr.

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Earvin “Magic” Johnson went from being one of the most powerful players on the NBA court to one of the most influential business figures in the U.S. The two-time Hall of Famer, multiple NBA MVP,… Full Profile


Cullen Jones

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM North Carolina, USA

After nearly drowning in a Pennsylvania Water Park, Cullen Jones took up swimming, worked hard, and captured Olympic gold. He is the first African-American male to win a Gold Medal at the World University Games… Full Profile


Martina Navratilova

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM 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… Full Profile


Jackie Joyner-Kersee

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Jimmy Johnson

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Jimmy Johnson is one of the all-time greatest NFL head coaches, one of only five in league history to lead a team to back-to-back Super Bowl wins, and one of only two head coaches to… Full Profile


Lyn St. James

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Indiana, USA

Recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the “Top 100 Women Athletes of the Century”, Lyn St. James is only one of three women in the 90-year history of NASCAR to compete in the Indianapolis… Full Profile


Nikki Stone

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Utah, USA

At the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made this performance so unbelievable was the fact that less than two… Full Profile


Phil Jackson

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Phil Jackson is among one of the best NBA coaches in league history. As coach of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls he led them to six NBA Championships. He later went on to coach… Full Profile


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