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Dotsie Bausch  

Olympic Silver Medalist, Motivational Speaker

After concluding a prolific professional cycling career that produced a medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, eight US national championships, two Pan American gold medals and a world record, Dotsie Bausch has become a powerful influencer for plant-based eating for athletes and non-athletes alike. Named by VegNews in 2019 as one of the top 20 most influential vegans in the world, she utilizes her degree in plant-based nutrition to inform her impassioned messages as an advocate on behalf of humans, planet earth and animals.

Never one to shy away from facing staggering odds – just like she did in the Olympics while riding for Team USA, whose unlikely and triumphant story is chronicled in the Netflix documentary “Personal Gold” – her latest initiative is founding the non-profit Switch4Good. Switch4Good launched in early 2018 with a television commercial featuring six Olympians from four different countries and proves that cow’s milk is not part of a high-performance diet. The ground-breaking commercial aired on NBC during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games closing ceremonies and on ABC during the Academy Awards broadcast.

Long before embodying radiant health and becoming an influential game changer, Bausch struggled for years with severe eating disorders and a recreational drug habit, that combined, led to a suicide attempt. It was during her recovery that she discovered her gift and love for the bike.

Bausch speaks passionately around the world, spreading her message about the numerous benefits – humane, nutritional and environmental – of plant-based eating. Her popular TEDx Talk, “Olympic Level Compassion,” has garnered over 275,000 views and has been a catalyst of change for thousands of people.

Speech Topics


Mental Toughness & Courage in Life, Sport & Recovery

How do the mind and body balance each other? Olympian Dotsie Bausch believes that the body is a tangible reflection of the mind and the mind is a hidden reflection and manifestation of the body. When we understand the mind/body connection in this way, we are in the position to make the most of it in terms of personal growth, self improvement and motivation. In this speech, Bausch provides audiences with a launch pad of powerful tools to create change positively. She warns of the internal danger of negative thinking, teaching you how to break free of these thought patterns and live the life you have imagined!

The Courage To Be Imperfect

Having the courage to be imperfect allows your truest, most remarkable self to be revealed. Dotsie Bausch has firsthand experience with these concepts and knows you must first become vulnerable. Bausch found great POWER and SOLACE out of a wretched, near-death life in VULNERABILITY.

In this speech, she explains how it shaped every part of who she is today and how it can transform your life.

Navigating Homeward

This is speech is about Dotsie Basuch’s journey in choosing life over death. She focuses on channeling the critical components of her personality that were consumed by a debilitating eating disorder, sharing how she used her faith and strong will to become an Olympic champion.

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