Anita DeFrantz Keynote Speaker

There are marquis speakers who are superstar athletes.  Book them and they’ll mumble a few words about themselves and get resounding applause.  Maybe they’ll stay for some photo ops. Then there are the rousing business speakers whose message really pumps up an audience, sometimes for the rest of the week.

Then there is Olympian Anita DeFrantz, a woman whose quiet dignity, humility, gentle but undeniable personal force and exquisite insights will permanently alter your audience for the better.

Anita’s illustrious career launched with the 1976 Women’s rowing team. They competed at the 1976 Olympic Games. Since winning the bronze medal, Anita has gone on to serve on numerous boards, including as a Vice President to the International Olympic Committee; to be instrumental in dozens of charities around the world, especially giving a chance to young people who dream of also becoming elite athletes like Anita; and to constantly give speeches and presentations designed to train “regular people” in the elite perspectives and actions she used to become one of in the world.

The chance to learn from this heroine – the first black woman to ever compete in women’s rowing for the USA – a woman who has made her incredible achievements despite battling Multiple Sclerosis since the 90s – will be a memorable, potentially life-changing opportunity for your audience.

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Speaking Topics

Coaching Excellent Teams

A sweep rowing crew has to be in perfect harmony for the boat to move forward fast and efficiently, yet each rower has to do their absolute best while staying in synchrony with the rower in front of them. Business is no different. LEARN MORE

Going for Gold in Business

In the weeks before an Olympic game, elite athletes from all over the world converge in one place to prepare and await for their chance to be named as the “best” in the entire world.  The excitement and enthusiasm of the Olympic village is unparalleled. LEARN MORE

Finding Your Stroke (of Genius)

Now and then in every professional’s life, there is a moment where everything is aligned. It seems to all be going your way, things happen effortlessly and you are so engaged the hours disappear. This state of mind is called “Flow.”  In this state, you perform at your very best. LEARN MORE