Keynote Speaker Peter Vidmar

Peter Vidmar

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and Motivational Expert

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Peter Vidmar’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Peter Vidmar is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history. A Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and Motivational Expert, Peter Vidmar won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games. As the USA men’s gymnastics team captain, he led his teammates to America’s first ever team gold medal with their stunning upset victory over the defending world champions, the People’s Republic of China.

Peter Vidmar has leveraged his Olympic training and developed his now trademarked concept of Risk, Originality and Virtuosity. He has traveled the world teaching many companies to motivate employees, improve morale and encourage new ways of thinking, using his effective ROV strategies. Vividly describing his Olympic preparation and experiences, Peter Vidmar motivates others to put forth the extra effort required to succeed in business and in life. Successful Meetings Magazine listed Peter Vidmar as one of the “top ten corporate speakers in America.” He is also the author of the book, Risk, Originality, and Virtuosity: The Keys to a Perfect 10.

More About Peter Vidmar. . .
Peter Vidmar is a powerful and entertaining speaker at corporate meetings and trade shows. With over two decades of experience for hundreds of corporations and professional associations, he has helped people throughout the country realize and fulfill their own potential. Peter Vidmar does much more than just speak about his experiences. In his inspiring, humorous, and entertaining presentations, he also performs portions of his Olympic routine on the pommel horse to drive home his message. Peter Vidmar demonstrates the three components of a perfect score in gymnastics – Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) – and discusses how they apply to success in life.

Peter Vidmar continues to contribute to the Olympic movement today. He is the Chairman of the Board of USA Gymnastics, the national governing body of gymnastics in the United States. Peter Vidmar has also served as the Co-Chairman of the US Olympic Committee Summer Sports Summit, an annual series of workshops designed to prepare America’s medal hopefuls to win gold in future Olympics. He serves as a USOC Olympic Ambassador, helping to prepare all of America’s athletes on working with the media and to represent the United States with character and respect. Peter Vidmar has worked as the gymnastics commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN. He continues to work as a journalist, broadcaster, and corporate spokesperson at each summer Olympics.

Peter Vidmar has served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, the Executive Board of the United States Olympic Committee, and the Executive Committee of USA Gymnastics. He was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as the Vice Chair of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and is the Vice President of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.

Peter Vidmar is one of only three athletes inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice; first as an individual, then as a member of the historic 1984 USA men’s gymnastics team. He has also been inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and The UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame.

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  • “I do want to make a special point to acknowledge Peter Vidmar’s performance. He was perfect — genuine, passionate, dynamic and obviously, very skillful. I have never (I mean never) worked with a more gracious and sincere speaker as Peter.… Thank you! We will use him again.”

    Hilton Hotels

  • “Peter is the ‘perfect 10’ if you are looking for someone with the rare combination of a highly relevant and adoptable message, delivered with passion, energy, comedy, personality, humility and believability. As a person, Peter took it over the top with his personal charm and willingness to do whatever it takes to please the customer, engage the audience and make it a winning experience for all. I already got him a second engagement with our company and am working on the third.”

    Sabre Holdings

  • “Truly, the pleasure was all ours! I heard nothing but rave reviews from our participants who absolutely loved your message and you. It was a great start to a spectacular event and you set the tone for the rest of the conference…Thank you so much for your articles… we’ll certainly use them throughout the year. It’s a very nice take-away both for our members who were with us in Las Vegas and those who were unable to come… I deal with a reasonable number of speakers – and you are now one of my top favorites. You have a very good sense of your audience, you take time to prepare, and you have the finely honed capability to hold the audience in your hand.”

    Association of Destination Management Executives

  • “I know you hear this often, but you need to truly take this in – you made a huge impact on our Paul Mitchell School Leadership Group. I could not have scripted you better than the message you delivered. What a gift! You truly, truly made a huge impact. Our own educators in our school world facilitate about 1800 events per year on the road. We have an ongoing training for them about their performance ‘off stage.’ Not only were you brilliant on stage, you were just as brilliant and kind off stage. How you treated everyone with your kindness and warmth was what really made these Paul Mitchell School Leaders fall in love with you. And trust me; they fell in love with you.”

    Paul Mitchell Schools

  • “I have seen Peter Vidmar’s presentation on numerous occasions made to very diverse groups; different size groups, industries and ages. He always seems to captivate the audience. His message was clear, humorous and relevant. His storytelling is flawless as he shares his Olympic and life experiences and attendees were amazed with how quickly the hour went by. He did a great job and the feedback was very positive.”

    Raytheon Company

  • “I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for your participation on Saturday. The story you told about your Dad was incredibly powerful. I know that his story and example is very personal to you … but it was a very important piece for our group so thanks for sharing another piece of your life with us. It makes me respect and appreciate you and your parents and the sacrifices you’ve all made even that much more.”

    Dallin Larson

    Chairman, CEO and President, MonaVie

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"Awaken the Olympian Within” Interactive Workshop

On Your Mark…Get Set…Gold!
Today’s meeting planner is looking for a novel approach to providing inspiration and life lessons to their meetings and conferences…and America’s Olympic champions are the perfect heroes to help them accomplish this task! Peter Vidmar joins forces with other Olympians to produce a highly interactive “mock-Olympics,” guaranteed to add FUN and ENTHUSIASM to your agenda.

By facilitating a collection of competitive activities that do not require athletic skill, but do involve a steady hand, quick reactions, rational thought, group dynamics, following directions and innovative thinking, participants learn attributes about teamwork, tenacity, lateral thinking, problem-solving skills, performance under pressure, risk-taking and resource allocation; as well as demonstrate the Olympic spirit of fair play, sportsmanship, and tenacity to overcome adversity.

Local Olympic athletes help Peter coach your team to building a higher level of trust and understanding, increasing productivity at the office, and developing new ways of thinking. Workshops can last anywhere from 2-8 hours and include all necessary Olympic “equipment” (flags, music, attire and even a genuine Olympic torch), as well as provide the option of Olympic themed prizes or awards for winning teams.

Each program is specifically customized to the needs of the group and attendees will:

  • Work alongside various Olympians, “up close and personal”
  • Participate in fun challenging exercises with a purpose
  • Be inspired by Olympic music, themes and a medal ceremony for the winners

Let America’s heroes motivate and inspire your people to “Awaken the Olympian Within!”


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