Training Speaker John Naber

John Naber

Olympic Hall of Famer, Sports Announcer,Author

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $7,500 - $10,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speeches & Programs

  • Pursuing Victory with Honor
  • The Gold Medal Process: Eight steps to go from dreams to a winning reality
  • Eureka: How innovation Changes the Olympics and everything else
  • Awaken the Olympian Within: Tap the competitor inside you!

John Naber’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Who is John Naber?
Olympic champion, network television and radio sports broadcaster, author and corporate speaker, John Naber has observed and personally attained excellence and goal achievement throughout his professional career. With his three books, over 1,000 corporate speeches, his Going for Gold Sales Improvement Program©, Awaken the Olympian Within© Team Building Workshop and Award Winning Presentation Skills© program, John teaches how to set world class goals and achieve world class results.
• Five Olympic medals: four gold;one silver, swimming, Montreal (1976)
• Six World Records (1976 – 1983)
• Ten NCAA Individual Titles (1974 – 1977)
• James E. Sullivan Award: USA’s top amateur athlete (1977)
• U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame inductee (1984)
• Olympic Torchbearer (1984, 1996, 2002, 2004)
Broadcaster, Network Television and Radio:
• ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, HBO, TBS, FOX Sports and others
• Television and radio broadcasts for ten Olympic Games
• Host, play-by-play and expert announcer for over 30 different sports
• Host of three television series and one game show Corporate Speaker
• The 8-Step Gold Medal Process©, “Innovate to Win© and Pursuing Victory with Honor© customized every time

Why John Naber

  • Master the process by which Olympians make their dreams come true.
  • Learn the methods used by Olympians to overcome obstacles.
  • Find a new appreciation for the benefits of hard work, innovation and visualization.

Over 1,000 audiences, including many of the Fortune 100
• Keynote Speaker, MC, Workshop Facilitator, Moderator

• “The Power of Character”, (contributing author), 1998
• “Eureka! How Innovation Changes the Olympics and Everything Else” 2004)
• “Awaken the Olympian Within: Stories from America’s Greatest Olympic Motivators” (2005)

Performance Coach:
• Going for Gold Sales Improvement Program©
• Award Winning Presentation Skills© program
• Awaken the Olympian Within© Team Building Workshop

• BA Psychology, (University of Southern California, 1977)
• Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (Pepperdine Univ. 2003)
• Chairman, Character Counts! Sports (current)
• Immediate Past-President, U.S. Olympians Association

Testimonials 6

  • “You had a profound impact at our recent Leadership Retreat. Your presentation highlighting the qualities of what it takes to be a real CHAMPION struck a chord with everyone in attendance and set the bar high for the remainder of our retreat.”

    Chris Glenney

    CEO, CHRISTUS Health, Northeast Texas

  • “Your professionalism, excitement, and material were a true highlight of our conference. The ongoing feedback from our members has been extremely positive, which is not at all surprising. The standing ovation was also, I believe, the first I have ever seen with this particular group, which is a testament to the powerful message you delivered.  I was particularly pleased with how you were able to integrate the mission of our group into your presentation as this really helped set the tone for the remainder of the meeting.”

    Patrick Pruett

    President, Rainmaker Alliances

  • “You took the time to understand our business value proposition around our ‘Partnership for Success’ and articulated that understanding clearly throughout your remarks. One of the evaluations we received succinctly stated what many of the participants felt: ‘John Naber was spectacular! He made me feel good about what we do.'”

    Richard H. Ford

    Senior Vice President

  • “As you undoubtedly have heard, the audience was overwhelmed by not only the substance but the style of your presentation. In my considerable experience, I have never heard a motivational speaker who incorporated the meeting’s objectives and major emphasis points into the message as effectively as you do. Your ‘Gold Medal Performance’ truly set the gold standard for motivational presentations.”

    Jim Westbury


  • “You really made a big hit with everyone by referencing specific situations and challenges we face at retail into your presentation. Your comments were right on target. Other companies could surely benefit from your presentation, but just not my competitors!”

    John Diehl

    Director of Retail Service - MATTEL, INC.

  • “Your discussion on ‘Eight Steps to Gold Medal Performance’ was right on target… the Win/Win attitude you talked about along with your humorous Olympic stores will surely help all of us become champions in our personal and professional lives.”

    Joe Grimoldi

    Category Space Manager - ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC

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