Shannon Miller is a powerful, engaging and highly sought-after motivational speaker that takes the audience beyond her incredible story of trial and triumph and inspires others to “believe in what we can accomplish when we when we persevere.”

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Shannon Miller is a powerful, engaging and highly sought-after motivational speaker that takes the audience beyond her incredible story of trial and triumph and inspires others to “believe in what we can accomplish when we when we persevere.” Shannon Miller remains one of the most decorated gymnasts in history with 7 Olympic medals. (2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze) She is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! (Individual (2006) and Team (2008).

Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals.  Over half of these have been gold. She is the first US gymnast to win 2 World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (2 silver, 3 bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport. At the ’96 Games, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the Balance Beam.

After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and her law degree from Boston College.

Shannon remains a part of the gymnastics and Olympic communities as an analyst and commentator. She has been a commentator and/or analyst for every Olympic Games since she last competed in 1996!

In 2010, Shannon launched her company devoted to helping women make their health a priority. She continues to travel the country as a highly sought-after motivational speaker on topics ranging from The Gold Medal Mindset to cancer and survivorship to the importance of health and fitness.

In January of 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball sized tumor removed successfully and followed up with an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. Shannon has remained open and public about her diagnosis and treatment and continues to empower women to make their health a priority. Shannon is currently cancer-free and continues to be a strong advocate for early detection, awareness, research and survivorship.

Shannon’s book, It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life, is her inspirational memoir written to encourage and empower others to break through and overcome their own personal challenges.

Shannon is a mother of two, cancer survivor, author and she will always be known for her focus and determination as the most decorated gymnast in US history for over 2 decades!

Shannon’s Most Requested Speech Topics:

The Gold Medal Mindset: Motivation, Goal Setting, Teamwork & Commitment to Excellence

Shannon discusses how the gold medal mindset leads to victory on the competition floor, in the boardroom, and in our personal lives. With seven Olympic medals, Shannon utilizes her critical insight to share what it takes to be a winner: the importance of goal setting, leadership, maintaining a positive attitude, and teamwork. Through her Olympic and personal experiences, Shannon explains ways we can overcome even the most difficult obstacles standing in the way of our success. While she may not have been the most talented, flexible, or even the strongest athlete, Shannon Miller was able to utilize these concepts to become The Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in United States history! Your audience will leave empowered to seal the deal with that next client, work together for a positive outcome, and understand the steps it takes to be a successful leader in both work and life.

Cancer & Survivorship

We will all be touched by cancer at some point- whether it is you, a loved one, a friend, or co-worker. The cancer journey is a unique one for each of us, but it is one that we can follow with dignity and strength. Shannon shares her own cancer journey and how she used lessons learned through her Olympic training to forge ahead in the midst of the most challenging obstacles. She speaks about the importance of caregivers and the incredible role they play. Through her story, your audience will learn the how importance it is to set goals and maintain a positive attitude, the importance of early detection and why “making your health a priority” is a lesson for all of us. Shannon Miller empowers each of us to take control of our own health and arms us with specific ways we can do just that.

Gold Medal Advice for a Fit & Healthy Lifestyle

While much of the world is telling you, “Don’t eat this. Don’t do that,” gold medal Olympian and health advocate, Shannon Miller, shares her message of “everything in moderation”. Most of us do not have 4 hours a day to work out, but that doesn’t mean we should to give up. Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up everything that you love. Shannon shares the importance of making small changes that have a big impact on your overall health. Through her own experience with weight gain and low self-esteem following her retirement from competition, this Olympian and mother of two, found her way back to a healthy moderation. Your audience will leave with specific goals and motivated to take the next step in their own healthy lifestyle.




We had an unbelievable evening yesterday….As I walked the hallways of the hospital this morning I was stopped by so many employees that were in attendance and they commented on how lovely Shannon is, and were blown away by her story. Thanks again from all Shannon’s friends at Jordan Hospital!
– Cat Melendy RN / OCN Breast Health Nurse Navigator - Jordan Hospital Breast Center
Thanks to Shannon, our event was an amazing success! Shannon provided a unique perspective as an Olympic champion, mother, and cancer survivor. The audience gave Shannon an average score of “excellent” which is our highest score available. Shannon was extremely nice, thoughtful, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants an outstanding event!
– Chase Martin / Health Policy Program Manager - Alliance for Patient Access
She won seven Olympic Medals. She won multiple U.S. and World Titles in a career that left her the most decorated American gymnast of all time …and she won our hearts when she came to speak in Fairfield as part of the CT Challenge Speaker Series. As tough as she is tiny, with humor and a heart as big as any world stage, she inspired a crowd of close to 300, including more than 50 cancer survivors, with her take on winning, losing, falling and getting back up to land on top …as an athlete, as a person and in her own victory over ovarian cancer. She was so patient, compassionate and authentic to everyone who came–cancer survivors (young and old), aspiring gymnasts and the general public. Everyone felt lucky to have heard her speak. Her appeal is broad and timeless.
– Jeff Keith, Founder / CEO - CT Challenge
We could not have asked for a better U. S. Olympic athlete to meet the SHRM 2012 attendees in Atlanta, GA. Shannon is gracious and engaging. She gave each attendee the attention they asked for, having conversations and giving encouraging words. She always kept a smile on her face from morning until night!
– Keller Center for Corporate Learning of DeVry University
The event was perfect! Everyone greatly enjoyed hearing Shannon speak and felt very inspired and energized by her talk. She did an amazing job of tying in our 10 anniversary, industry, and values of our organization as well. She has an amazing story and tells it so well. She was very gracious and we greatly appreciated her taking some photos with our sponsors and some of our attendees.
– Katie Henwood - Women’s Industry Network

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