At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Carly Patterson became the first American gymnast in 20 years to win the All-Around Olympic Gold medal and the first American to win the All-Around in a non-boycotted Olympic Games.
Carly has inspired thousands of people by sharing her story of dedication and hard work. In her keynote address, Carly shares how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast and in the years that followed. Carly’s authentic, humorous, and down-to-earth communication style is the perfect vehicle for a message that students, athletes, and professionals need to hear in order to embrace true success and find lasting fulfillment.
Why Carly Patterson?
With 26,253 hours of practice, 100s of competitions over 11 years and 3 Olympic Medals under her belt, Carly Patterson know exactly what it takes to succeed against all odds.
A true expert on success, fulfillment, overcoming setbacks, facing fear and taking risks, Carly has inspired thousands of people by sharing her unique story of dedication and hard work. Carly shares in her keynotes how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast, and in the tumultuous years that followed.
Carly’s authentic, humorous, and down-to-earth communication style is the perfect vehicle for a message on success, fulfillment, and taking risks.
Career Highlights Include:
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist: All-Around
2004 Olympic Silver Medalist: Team
2004 Olympic Silver Medalist: Beam
2004 U.S. National Co-Champion
2004 Visa American Cup Champion
2003 World Championships: Gold Medal Team
2003 World Championships: Silver Medal All-Around
2003 Visa American Cup Champion
2002 U.S. Junior National Champion
1 : first American woman to win an Olympic all-around title in a fully attended Olympic Games; nominated for an ESPY Award in the “Best Olympic Performance” category
2 : author of autobiography “Be Strong”; expert on success, fulfillment, overcoming setbacks, facing fear and taking risks
3 : featured on CNBC and NBC; appeared on the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and in the movie Stick It
4 : recognized by Glamour Magazine at the 2004 “Women Of The Year” Award; honored as the March of Dimes’ “Sportswoman of the Year”; adorned the front of a Wheaties box
5 : involved in many charitable causes including Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Taylor’s Gift, and Children’s Miracle Network