The only person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade, Ruben Gonzalez takes people’s excuses away and proves that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.
Ruben Gonzalez wasn’t a gifted athlete. He didn’t take up the sport of luge until he was 21. Against all odds, four years later he was competing in the Winter Olympics. At the age of 47, he was the oldest luge competitor racing against 20-year-olds in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. He is also the only athlete to compete in four Winter Olympics in four different decades. It was 26 years earlier when Gonzalez decided to compete in the Olympics that his story of drive and determination began. He took up the sport of Luge and just four years later was racing for the gold against the best athletes in the world. He leveraged his strategy for creating fast results in his Olympic training, to create what are now time-tested techniques to excel in business today—to become unstoppable.
A master storyteller, Ruben uses his Olympic experiences to inspire audiences to think differently, live life with passion and have the courage to take the necessary steps toward their goals – to push beyond self-imposed limitations and to produce better results!
He is now a best-selling author, business consultant and speaker, helping corporations and associations around the world create and sustain business growth…fast. From Dubai to Toronto, from Hanoi to Cancun, from Singapore to Africa, Ruben has inspired and motivated audiences around the world. His clients include Dell, Coca-Cola, Farmers Insurance, Ortho McNeal, the Million Dollar Round Table, Oracle, Wells Fargo, Century21, the U.S. Treasury Department and many more.
Ruben has appeared on ABC, CBS and NBC. He’s been featured in Time Magazine and The New York Times as well as publications around the world. His book, The Courage to Succeed, has been endorsed by Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Brian Tracy and Dr. Robert Schuller.