Peter Vidmar is a powerful and entertaining speaker at corporate meetings and trade shows. With over 2 decades of experience helping people throughout the country to realize their own potential, Peter does much more than just speak about his experiences. In his inspiring, humorous, and energetic presentations, he actually performs world class gymnastics on the pommel horse to drive home his message of Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) - and discusses how they apply to success in business and in life. His message brings something unique and refreshing to the corporate arena.
Peter Vidmar is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history. The winner of numerous national and international titles, Peter finished his successful career at the 1984 Olympic Games. As the USA men's gymnastics team captain, he led his teammates to America's first team gold medal with their stunning upset victory over the defending world champions, the People's Republic of China. He went on to win the silver medal in the individual all-around competition (the first American to have ever won an Olympic All-Around medal), and with a perfect score of 10, he captured the gold medal on the pommel horse.
Peter is a leader in the Olympic movement today. He is the Chairman of the Board of USA Gymnastics, the national governing body of gymnastics in the United States. He has served as a US Olympic Ambassador, and 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.
Peter has worked for many years as the gymnastics commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN and continues to work as a journalist or broadcaster at each summer Olympics. Peter 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 Vice Chair of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports for the state of California.
- Motivation - ROV...Risk, Originality and Virtuosity
- Teamwork - Getting Your Team on the Podium
- Innovation - Pushing the Envelope
- “Awaken the Olympian Within” Interactive Workshop: On Your Mark...Get Set...Gold!
- World Class Performance in Any Environment
Celebrity, Sports, Risk, Team Building, Success, Motivation
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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. He really drove our key message home perfectly. On a personal note let me also say that I have never (I mean never) worked with a more gracious and sincere speaker as Peter." -Hilton Hotels
"Working with Peter was fantastic. He took the time to prepare for the presentation, whether it was participating on a conference call with our team, to arriving ahead of time to meet people in the business and understand how it works. His presentation was extremely well received and he made himself available to meet and greet afterwards. Everything went perfectly!” - GE Consumer Finance
"Peter was brilliant!!!! All of the feedback was really positive and our CEO was really impressed by him. The topics he talked about were a perfect complement to the discussions that we had been having during the conference. Everyone that has commented has spoken about how "on point" he was with his messages, with the right mix of fun and self deprecation." - BHP Billiton
"The charisma and insight you brought to your presentation made our meeting truly inspirational. I know I can speak for the entire team when I say we have all benefited greatly from the ideas you shared. Thank you for your contributions in making this day a perfect 10!" - Allstate Insurance Co.
"Thought you would like to know that our meeting evaluations are in and you were a hit! Which made us look very smart in front of our customers...so as far as Comdata's performance in inviting you: 10 for originality, 10 for virtuosity, and even though having you on our program was no risk at all, I still give us a 10 for a decision that was Rewarding! Many thanks." - Comdata
"Your keynote presentation was awesome! You impressed our organization with your passion and enthusiasm for something you believe in and how that determination created your success in the Olympics and beyond. Although you’ve been a perennial speaker at our meetings, your message is timeless and is more powerful each time." - Northwestern Mutual Financial Network