Nikki Stone

Olympic Gold Medalist

Nikki Stone is a top inspiration keynote speaker, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Amazon best-selling author. At the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made Nikki Stone’s performance so unbelievable was the fact that less than two years earlier, a chronic injury prevented her from standing, much less walking or skiing down a slope.

  • Nikki Stone`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Nikki Stone`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Utah, USA

  • Nikki Stone`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Nikki Stone`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Utah, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

WORLD-CLASS LEADERSHIP and DRIVE: The Strategies and Tools for Everyone to Be a Champion and Increase Productivity and the Bottom Line

As the old saying goes “champions aren’t born, they are made”.  Olympic Gold Medalists have reached a level of success that very few people in the world have achieved.  It starts by setting a culture of performance and excellence, ...

As the old saying goes “champions aren’t born, they are made”.  Olympic Gold Medalists have reached a level of success that very few people in the world have achieved.  It starts by setting a culture of performance and excellence, particularly in high pressure moments.  Olympians constantly look to understand their strengths and how they can improve their weaknesses.  Learn how to be at your best from someone who studied and lived this for decades. The participants will recognize and be able to apply the skills it takes to be a champion in the workplace. Nikki will help guests increase output, become more productive and learn their true potential. 

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WORLD-CLASS RESURGENCE: (aka: The COVID COMEBACK) The Secrets to Resilience, Revival and Renewa

The people who have risen to the top and stayed at the top have world-class resilience. Champions need to prevail amidst changing environments and conditions and must be resilient and solid when ...

The people who have risen to the top and stayed at the top have world-class resilience.

Champions need to prevail amidst changing environments and conditions and must be resilient and solid when things occur that are unplanned and/or have the potential to upset the plan.  Nikki learned these skills through a spinal injury in which 10 doctors told her she’d never ski again—this was just 18 months before she won her Olympic Gold Medal.  She has learned that we need to determine where we are going and why it matters.  Nikki expresses the importance of setting the attitudes, mindsets, policies, practices and expectations for the culture of discipline.  Olympic champions have mastered world-class resilience and you can learn from one of the best.

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WORLD-CLASS TEAMWORK: How To Create a Results-Driven Team With Purpose, Focus and Balanced Leadership

The U.S. Team has always been a force to be reckoned with at the Olympic Games.  They have become a robust powerhouse because they have learned a clear understanding of developing strong communication, conflict resolution, trusty leaders, ...

The U.S. Team has always been a force to be reckoned with at the Olympic Games.  They have become a robust powerhouse because they have learned a clear understanding of developing strong communication, conflict resolution, trusty leaders, mutual compassion, cooperative goals and compelling buy-in.  These are the same skills that make a powerful AND proud business entity.  It is essential to figure out the ties and communication that will give everyone their greatest support and produce the strongest collective results. Just like employees in a business, Nikki understands that an individual sport athlete sets personal goals but it takes everyone to help us succeed and the awards are won for the team.

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When Turtles Fly: Finding Your Turtle Effect: Sticking your neck out to reach your goals

How do individuals find the drive for what they do?  How do they conquer their greatest obstacle?  How do they take the appropriate risks to make sure their business skyrockets?  Nikki relates how clients can answer these questions ...

How do individuals find the drive for what they do?  How do they conquer their greatest obstacle?  How do they take the appropriate risks to make sure their business skyrockets?  Nikki relates how clients can answer these questions through her incredible Turtle Effect philosophy.  Nikki discovered that she could find the passion to pursue her lifelong dreams, she could find the strength to overcome a spinal injury that 10 doctors told her wasn’t possible, and she could take the risk of soaring 50 feet in the air off a 10 foot all snow jump to win an Olympic Gold medal despite being afraid of heights.  With inspiring tools, people find that Nikki’s inspiration will motivate them long after they have heard her speak.

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Only Some Want to Fly: Striving for Excellence by Spreading your Wings to Reach Success

Olympic Gold Medalists have reached a level of success that very few people in the world have achieved.  Nikki has analyzed and researched why she and many other professionals have found this success.  Let Nikki truly motivate your ...

Olympic Gold Medalists have reached a level of success that very few people in the world have achieved.  Nikki has analyzed and researched why she and many other professionals have found this success.  Let Nikki truly motivate your organization through her engaging and moving journey while demonstrating the activities that will help every individual surge an all new level of excellence.

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You Can’t Get to the Top Alone: Using Teamwork to Achieve your Goals

We all want to be the best at what we do.  We want to stand out, be recognized and acknowledged for our achievements.  But whether you are an individual in an organization or an athlete representing your country, we all need to appreciate...

We all want to be the best at what we do.  We want to stand out, be recognized and acknowledged for our achievements.  But whether you are an individual in an organization or an athlete representing your country, we all need to appreciate and utilize the team surrounding us.  There’s no secret to finding a support system, the real secret lies in using it.  Explore the hands-on activities Nikki shares in helping attendees reach new heights and use their support system to make sure they can land on their feet.

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About Keynote Speaker Nikki Stone

At the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made Nikki Stone’s performance so unbelievable was the fact that less than two years earlier, a chronic injury prevented her from standing, much less walking or skiing down a slope at almost 40 miles per hour off a 12-foot wall of snow that launches aerialists 5 stories into the air.

Nikki Stone’s empowering book, When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How to Stick Their Necks Out, was an Amazon bestseller. When Turtles Fly includes inspirational stories from successful individuals from all different arenas (politicians, actors/actresses, Fortune 500 business executives, musicians, bestselling authors, athletes, Nobel Prize winners, etc).  In addition, Nikki Stone is a contributing author to the inspirational book Awaken the Olympian Within: Stories from America’s Greatest Olympic Motivators, and writes articles and columns for a number of magazines, newspapers and websites.

Ten different doctors told Nikki Stone that, due to the unrecoverable spinal disc damage, she would have to face the likelihood that she might never strap on a pair of skis again. Nikki Stone fought back against insurmountable odds to reach the sport’s highest acclaim atop the Olympic podium. Nikki’s tenacity and refusal to step down from a challenge also helped her earn 35 World Cup podiums, eleven World Cup titles, four national titles and two Overall World Grand Prix titles.

Recognized as the 2008 International Professional Speaker of the Year by the American Speakers Bureau Corporation, today Nikki Stone travels around the world working as a sought-after inspirational speaker, ski host, and sports psychology consultant sharing her secrets to success by encouraging and motivating her clients to “Spread their wings.”

More About Nikki Stone . . . 
Nikki Stone’s remarkable athletic achievements include: the 1998 Olympic gold medalist in aerial skiing, 35 World Cup medals, 11 World Cup titles, four national titles, two yearlong Aerial World Cup titles, a World Championship title and the first pure aerialist ever (male or female) to become the yearlong Overall Freestyle World Cup Champion. Nikki Stone also sits on five different Olympic and sports committees.

Nikki Stone’s contributions span far beyond her professional endeavors. She devotes time to charities such as Right To Play, the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation & the American Cancer Society. She also hosts group skiing adventures and participates in numerous sponsor promotions for major national and international companies.

In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Nikki Stone is also a Magna Cum Laude undergraduate of Union College in New York and a Summa Cum Laude Master’s graduate of the University of Utah in the field of Sports Psychology. With her incredible academic record and her remarkable presentation skills, Nikki Stone was asked to work as a Visiting Professor at the University of Utah.

Testimonials

“Every time someone asks about the PRSA Counselors Academy Conference and it’s ‘defining moments’, your name and speech are the first things out of my mouth!  Your presentation made a great impact on me.  Inspiring? Totally!  Motivating? The best of the conference!  Above all, however, was your ability to connect with us and remind us that we’re all humans, gold medalists or not, and that we all can meet and beat the most difficult of challenges.  Thanks not only for the incredible message you spoke, but for the incredible message you delivered with your presence, style and attitude. Your words were great, but your actions even greater. They no doubt set you apart from other Olympians and presenters, in general, on the speaking circuit. The audience loved your speech.  You know you’ve moved people when you have both women AND men in tears!”  

“As March comes to a close, I think of spring and our great [conference] last May.  And the first thing I recall is always you and your incredible presentation. WOW! I still can feel the aura of that room while you mesmerized us with your story.”

“You motivate me still, today.  In this past month I’ve brought on two new clients, and have several more that I’m in discussions with. I took your advice and surmounted the obstacles by focusing on my strengths–even when I wasn’t sure if my strengths were still there.”

“And now, I’m celebrating my victories as I move forward. And each victory reminds me that even in the face of adversity, my strengths were always present. This allows me to put risk–and fear–in perspective. Then, I recall your declaration:  ‘The brave do not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.’…and I know that I’m living again!” 

Margie Simon

Principal, Simon & Associates Public Relations

“You truly were the highlight of our sales recognition trip… You captured the hearts of every single person in that room and I’m confident that you made each a stronger person… The feedback from my team was all ‘top box’. You’re dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm is unparalleled and you can definitely count on us calling on your services again in the future. Thanks for enriching our lives.” 

Russ Garner

Vice President, Fidelity Investments

“Thank you so much for speaking at the DoitBest National Sales Meeting today.  In my 30 plus years in sales, it was by far the most inspiring motivational talk I’ve ever witnessed. I’m anxious to read your book and apply your “Secrets of Successful People” principles not only in business, but also on the tennis courts.”

Rob Dennis

Store Owner , Do it Best Corp

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