"The only disability in life is a bad attitude"
"The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded."
Scott’s appearance at our company pep rally was just what we hoped for. He tailored his talk to meet our needs, and the presentation he gave was perfect. Our associates were energized by his message and his positive outlook. And they were thrilled to have an Olympic champion in their presence. We appreciate Scott’s flexibility in working with us, and we look forward to working with him again!
MARC STEFANSKI, CHAIRMAN AND CEO - THIRD FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN
Scott Hamilton’s celebrity is only surpassed by his kindness and ability to connect with audiences. A seasoned communicator, Scott’s self-deprecating style, vulnerability and stage presence has the power to move, evoke smiles and most importantly — pulls audiences forward into their seats and towards something that matters. And working with Scott is a joy since he is collaborative, focused and motivated.
MIKE LUNDGREN, PARTNER, DIRECTOR INNOVATION STRATEGY - VML
Making Every Moment Count
The Great Eight
How The Short Person Can Rise Above Their Expectations
What I Learned From Seven Olympic
The Meaning Of LIFE
Just a note to let you know that Scott KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK last night!!!!!!!!!! He had the audience laughing and crying all at the same time – including me. He got a standing ovation.He was gracious and agile and real - and we could not have asked for a more inspirational way to end the day. We are grateful.
MICHELLE SOTO, VICE PRESIDENT - CONFERENCE SERVICES, PREMIER INC.
Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Network TV skating commentator, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling author, role model, humanitarian, philanthropist, and a cancer and brain tumor survivor.
For over ten years, Scott has inspired audiences at numerous events throughout the country, speaking to a wide variety of groups and organizations about his life and overcoming adversity. He speaks 30 to 35 times a year to audiences in size from 250 to 15,000.
ever ceasing to impress, his clarity about living the life he’s been given, has inspired thousands of people at numerous engagements for such organizations as Hilton Hotels, Bank of America, John Hancock Financial Network, MassMutual, Healthcare Management Systems, Institute for International Research, Elekta, Inc., America’s Second Harvest, the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Liberty Mutual, Peak Vista Community Health Centers annual “Breakfast of Champions,” the Toledo Children’s Hospital, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Goshen Health System, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, St. Vincent Oncology Center, Pituitary Network Association, University of St. Thomas Lecture Series, Robert Wood Johnston University, the University of Chicago Hospital, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the Congress of Oncology Nurses, Kansas City Life, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, CanCare of Houston, Inc., Nationwide Mutual Insurance, and Million Dollar Round Table to name but a few.
As a keynote speaker, he exudes enthusiasm and inspiration. As a figure skater, he is forever bridging the gap between sport and entertainment. As a role model, he contradicts the saying that “good guys finish last.” As a humanitarian, he avails himself to any plight that will improve mankind. But, more important, as a cancer survivor he is a constant reminder that with fortitude and determination, anything is possible. Scott’s much publicized bout with testicular cancer in 1997, and his November, 2004 diagnosis and July 2010 recurrance of a benign, non-cancerous pituitary brain tumor, from which he has successfully recovered, has touched him with a special insight into life and the human condition.
Scott is an internationally acknowledged authority on figure skating and is a figure skating commentator for NBC. He is a popular guest on national news shows like the Today Show, and entertainment news programs such as Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, The Insider, Extra!, E! Entertainment, the TV Guide Channel, and Entertainment Tonight; and in various national news publications like People magazine.
Scott starred in the hit movie Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. He hosted Fox’s television series Skating with Celebrities and continues to produce the legendary ice skating tour Stars on Ice. He is a favorite celebrity guest and has appeared on NBC’s hit series Celebrity Apprentice as a celebrity contestant, ABC’s prime time game show, Wanna Bet?, and was a celebrity juror on the nationally syndicated, Jury Duty. He provided voice-over and appeared live in Nickelodeon’s Fairly Odd Parents.
As an author, Scott’s latest best-selling book, The Great Eight: How To Be Happy Even When You Have Every Reason To Feel Miserable was published by Thomas Nelson Publishing in 2009. Scott also received notable critical praise for his New York Times best-selling autobiography Landing It (Kensington Books, October 1999), an intimate, candid, and insightful look at his professional and personal life on and off the ice.
As the winner of sixteen consecutive championships after the 1980 Winter Olympics, he was heavily favored to take the Gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, and that is precisely what he did, despite an uncharacteristically tentative free skating routine. A month later, he went on to score a stunning victory at the World Championships in Ottawa, Canada. Shortly thereafter, in April of 1984, Scott turned professional.
To add to a remarkable list of achievements, which now includes over 70 titles, awards, and honors, in 1990, Scott was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. In that same year, he also became a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Other Inspirational Work
Scott participates in a wide variety of charitable events, beginning with his own foundation, the Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S. Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Center in Cleveland, Ohio, which includes offshoots, The Fourth Angel Network and his web site Chemocare.com (both in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic and CARES). He is a tireless supporter of Target House at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and Mobile Medical Disaster Relief and Best Buddies, both of Nashville, Tennessee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Monroe Carrell’s Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and an advisory committee for Special Olympics International
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