- All American Gymnast
Carly Patterson: pa-tar-sen, Gold Medal Olympic Gymnast With 26,253 hours of practice, 100s of competitions over 11 years and 3 Olympic Medals under her belt. Carly Patterson know exactly what it takes to succeed against all odds.
A true expert on success, fulfillment, overcoming setbacks, facing fear and taking risks, Carly has inspired thousands of people by sharing her unique story of dedication and hard work.
Carly shares in her keynotes how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast, and in the tumultuous years that followed.
Carly’s authentic, humorous, and down-to-earth communication style is the perfect vehicle for a message on success, fulfillment, and taking risks.
Carly discovered she had several bulging discs in her back and made the difficult decision to retire from the sport. In the years that followed, she pursued a career in music, went to college and all while grappling with the question: what do you do when your greatest accomplishment is behind you?
Her achievements as a gymnast and the opportunities she pursued after retiring have given Carly a unique perspective on embracing true success and find lasting fulfillment.
Most people live their entire lives with a definition of success that focuses on celebratory moments of accomplishment, which few individuals ever reach.