Recognized as one who inspires, motivates and entertains, MITCH GAYLORD is fast becoming one of the nations most sought after speakers. After experiencing his presentation, audiences feel they have met the person behind the accomplishments and are inspired to Ignite the Champion within themselves. Mitch Gaylord delivers the Path of the Olympian by discussing the five Olympic values of Strength, Courage, Swiftness, Endurance and Grace. He demonstrates how these values, so common among world-class athletes, can be incorporated into the lives of high achievers in any walk of life.

Key presentation points include:

"...Mitch's presentation featuring the meaning of the Olympic Rings... Strength, Courage, Swiftness, Endurance and Grace... was an important message for our group to hear and also very entertaining. The standing ovation was well deserved... not only is Mitch an Olympic Gold Medalist, but also an 'All American" speaker."


"...Mitch's speech was interesting, informative and motivating. It is not everyday that we are fortunate enough to meet and talk with an Olympic Gold Medalist. The insights that mitch provided will leave a lasting impression on our group."

Jay Sperco, Senior Vice President MCI

"...The overall meeting feedback has been outstanding thanks, in large part, to Mitch's energetic and inspiring presentation. The 'personal touch' he added to our reception following the meeting was extremely well received by the employees of Medco Data."

Michael Mandaglio Senior Director - Planning & Finance, MERCK - MEDCO

"... The message Mitch delivered in his presentation was a perfect "10." It was packed with real life experiences that we can all draw from to grow both personally and professionally."

Thomas W. Solo, Vice President - Human Resources, SPRINT


We all need a dream or vision for our lives and the strength to remain focused on that dream. The athletes 'zone' can be applied to anything we pursue.


We need courage to face our fears in this ever-changing world. Taking proper risks is not only necessary but highly rewarding. The need to trust your instincts is imperative.


At the speed in which change occurs, we need the ability to act swiftly, decisively, and accurately. To be effective, we must be prepared, know ourselves, and how we operate at our peak performance level.


The Path of the Olympian requires a long-term commitment. We don't achieve our goals overnight. Consistently correct actions will produce the results we desire.


Learning how to be a "Champion" in life after you have won is critical to long term success.

MITCH GAYLORD first thrilled the world in 1984 as he led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its Gold Medal victory. In addition to being the first American Gymnast in history to receive a perfect "10," Mitch went on to capture a Silver medal for Vaulting and two Bronze medals for Rings and Parallel Bars.

As the number one ranked gymnast in 1983 and 1984, Mitch invented two skills now named internationally after him. To this day, the Gaylord Flip and the Gaylord Two are considered two of the most difficult and spectacular feats in gymnastics.

After the Olympics, he was appointed to the President's Council for Physical Fitness by Ronald Reagan. During this time, he fulfilled numerous speaking engagements, endorsements and appearances across the country. Iii 1986, Mitch made his acting debut in Columbia Pictures' "American Anthem." In 1988, he hosted his own television series "Fan Club," and went on to appear in several commercial advertisements including Levi's, Diet Coke, Nike, Vidal Sasson, Soloflex and Texaco, among others.

In 1995, in addition to being inducted into UCLA's Hall of Fame, his talents were called upon by the producers of the blockbuster, "Batman Forever," to be the stunt double for "Robin." At the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Mitch served as a journalist/broadcaster providing human interest segments and expert commentary.

While not on the road speaking, Mitch is currently writing his first book, which should be available next year. He currently resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife and three children, whom he considers to be the true "10's" in his life.

Mitch Gaylord has delivered his message
to numerous corporations and associations.
Here is a partial list:

All American Insurance

Anheuser Bush

Atlanta Bar Association


Coca Cola

Equitron Medical

Florida Power & Light

Fresno Business Association

General Mills

Home Depot


IICM Conference

International Paper

Kraft, Inc.

M & M Mars



Merrill Lynch


Newcastle Financial


Parke Davis

Sarah Lee Corporation

Sprint Mid-Atlantic

United Postal Service


Vidal Sasson