Marilyn King

Two-Time Olympian, Peak Performance and Self-Development Expert

  • Marilyn King`s Keynote Speaker Fee Fee range is for U.S. events, depending on location and organization type

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Marilyn King`s Keynote Speaker Fee Fee range is for U.S. events, depending on location and organization type

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    California, USA

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About Keynote Speaker Marilyn King















Marilyn King’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Marilyn King is a two-time Olympian (Munich, 1972 and Montreal, 1976) in the grueling five-event Pentathlon. Her 20-year athletic career includes five national titles and a World Record. Marilyn King has been featured in numerous articles and books, including DreamMakers and Spirit of Champions. Marilyn King has also appeared on the PBS program NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. 

While preparing for the ill-fated 1980 Olympics, Marilyn King suffered a back injury which resulted in her being bed-ridden for over four months and unable to train physically for her third Olympic team. She spent most of that time watching films of successful pentathletes, visualizing and feeling herself going through the same events. Using only mental training techniques, she placed second at the Olympic trials for the 1980 Moscow Games, despite her lack of physical preparation. This extraordinary experience and her research into cognitive training led to a career as an expert in the field of exceptional human performance. Marilyn King’s discovery of three elements that are always present when ordinary people do extraordinary things, resulted in her developing the concept of Olympian Technology.

Marilyn King’s subsequent research into imagery found that it impacts every cell of the body. Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health regarding psychoneuroimmunology, actually showed physiological changes in the brain as a result of mental rehearsal skills. Marilyn King found that in isolation, imagery did not produce exceptional human performance–it needed the alignment of passion, vision, and action. Out of that discovery, she created the method called Olympian Thinking which she has used in consulting with business, education, and peace organizations for over fifteen years.

Recognizing that many Olympians use these skills to become champions, Marilyn King noted that many of them did not continue using the skills in the rest of their lives. This led to the formation of the Olympic Peace Team, sponsored by the UN, and a worldwide initiative engaging Olympic champions to teach these skills to young people to create the world we all want to live in.

Marilyn King’s work has been implemented by major corporations to enhance their productivity. It’s been used by school districts, ( in one community, supported by real estate companies – as the quality of schools is enhanced, so are property values.) The program has also been used to turn around teen-aged gang members. And it is having a profound effect on the ways people and organizations can achieve their goals.

More About Marilyn King . . . 
Marilyn King is an internationally respected business consultant, international speaker and corporate trainer, who assists participants in discovering how profoundly their thinking affects their health, their performance and their future. The results are success-oriented individuals who are self-defined, self-directed and capable of far surpassing their previous levels of accomplishment. Through keynotes, training and consulting, Marilyn King provides business leaders and educators with mental tools that will serve them for a lifetime.

Over the past 17 years Marilyn King’s message of unlimited possibility has inspired thousands worldwide. Her techniques have been incorporated by businesses seeking to empower employees, embrace change and provide global leadership. Marilyn King’s corporate clients include American Express, Apple Computer, AT&T, Haas School of Business, Hewlett Packard, IBM, L.M. Ericsson, Monsanto, Sun Microsystems, Swiss Reinsurance Company and Xerox Business Services.

Marilyn King is also the founder of an organization which seeks to extend the application of imagery and related skills to a broader arena of individual and social concerns, including world peace. She is currently creating a curriculum for schools based on Olympian Technology.


“My goal for this year’s symposium was to educate and motivate some of our best and brightest leaders. Your session on Olympian Thinking clearly accomplished this goal as you shared your accomplishments and the role that Vision, Passion and Action play in successful people’s lives.”

Scott A. Dougall

Vice President, IBM Technical Support

“Marilyn, you were a true partner with us. The specific tools provided in your workshops were put to immediate use to fan the flames of the learning revolution.”

Chris Turner

Xerox Business Services

“What can I say except ‘Wow!’? Your graciousness, professionalism, and inspirational message truly resonated with everyone at the conference. Your message has had a lasting impact. Thank you for making this year’s conference such a success!”

Financial Women International



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