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Shannon Miller          

Olympic Gold Medalist, Health Advocate & Cancer Survivor

Shannon Miller is a former American gymnast and Olympic athlete. With a combined total of 16 World Championships and Olympic medals between 1991 and 1996, she is the second most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history, behind Simone Biles, and the tenth most decorated gymnast from any country by her individual medal count. She was also the most successful American athlete at the 1992 Olympics, winning five medals. Miller is a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, the United States Olympic Hall of Fame, the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, and the Women's International Sports Hall of Fame. She is the only woman, in any sport, to be inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame twice, as an individual and for her team.

She has won 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 and she is the first American female to medal in the individual all-around of a non-boycotted Olympics. 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. She then moved from Olympic athlete to advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.

Shannon launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women which empowers women to make their health a priority through programs, education and awareness. She is also the president of the Shannon Miller Foundation, which is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.

In 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. Now cancer free, Shannon continues to be a strong advocate for awareness and early detection.

Shannon has taken the lessons she learned through the obstacles she faced as an elite athlete, as a young adult and those from her journey with cancer to publish an inspirational book: It's Not About Perfect: Competing for my Country and Fighting for my Life.

Speech Topics


Goal Setting in Life

Healthy Weight and Fitness In Your Life

Competing with Cancer

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.

Gymnastics

Motivating for Lifestyle Changes

Health Education for Various Diseases

Competing with Cancer

The Olympic Experience & How to Think Like an Olympic Champion

Women’s Business Excellence

It's Not About Perfect

The Gold Medal Mindset

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.

Gold Medal Advice to 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.

News


Gymnast Shannon Miller Offers Lessons For The Perfection Generation

In an era where even the least decorated human being can have a highly public profile, the desire for perfection has become rampant. Crafting the perfect wardrobe, the perfect job, the perfect family and the perfect life has become an obsession among many, especially the social media-infused millennial generation. And with quarterly earnings being reported on as if they were a sporting event, businesses leaders, too, feel the need for perfection...

Shannon Miller Ovarian Cancer: 5 Years Cancer-Free : People.com

As she celebrates five years of being cancer-free, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shannon Miller, an ovarian cancer survivor, is determined to make ...

Shannon Miller talks about Olympics, ovarian cancer | www.ajc.com

Shannon Miller was a member of the “magnificent seven” gymnastics team that won historic gold in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. As Miller, 39, celebrates the ...

Interview with Magnificent Seven gymnast Shannon Miller | NBC ...

Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller sat down with NBC Olympics at the Pacific Rim Championships presented by Hershey in April 2016 to discuss ...

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