Olympic Gold Medalist & New York Times Best-Selling Author

Vince Poscente

Fee Range

$25K - $40K

Travels From

Dallas, TEXAS

At a glance:

Vince Poscente is a motivational keynote speaker and author on the topic of peak performance, overcoming adversity, and sustaining resiliency in a competitive landscape.

Vince Poscente is a motivational keynote speaker and author on the topic of peak performance, overcoming adversity, and sustaining resiliency in a competitive landscape. In 22 years of consulting and speaking, his clients include, FedEx, IBM, HP, Cisco, Hyatt Hotels, American Airlines, US Bank, Merrill Lynch, John Hancock, National Association of Realtors, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Enterprise Rent a Car, McDonalds, Century 21, Bell And Howell, Canon, Intel, Oracle and State Farm. He has lectured at MIT, SMU, Texas A&M and the University of Texas. Prior to this, he was the VP of Marketing at International Investment Properties after an award-winning sales career.

Vince’s greatest strengths are in the areas of communication, focus, and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that help clients overcome adversity and sustain resiliency. His most recent project involved a 29 day, virtual coaching intensive designed to help athletes, entrepreneurs and/or salespeople clarify their vision, commit to that vision, execute a winning consistent strategy, perform with confidence and control peak performance with specific routines.

Of note, after his B.A. at the University of Alberta (with a passion for sports marketing), Vince went onto being the Executive Director of the Alberta Luge Association and liaison with the host broadcaster for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Then he decided he wanted to be an Olympian. Vince went from recreational skier to the Olympics in four years. He became a five-time Canadian record holder, ranked 10th in the world and into the Speed Skiing gold medal round of the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France. Vince placed 15th skiing at national record of 135 mph. After his sales and executive leadership experience, he went onto speaking, consulting and writing.

In his most recent career Vince has become a New York Times bestselling author (writing seven books to date), inductee into the Speaker Halls of Fame (in Canada and the USA), a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management and adventurer leading and climbing in the Himalayas. He is the founder of the Heroes Climb initiative (climbing and naming mountains after every day heroes).

Vince has been married for over 20 years to a wonderful woman/serial entrepreneur, lives in Dallas and is father to three amazingly talented kids. His musician son, entrepreneurial/actress daughter and youngest, who is a dancer extraordinaire all attended leading arts magnet schools. In Vince’s spare time he plays recreation league hockey on two teams.

  • Become Local Heroes

    Franchisees who expertly shift their teams' focus from I to Us will become LOCAL HEROES. Vince Poscente delivers an interactive and transformational session following his own experiences after competing in the Olympic Games. Culminating in leading expeditions in the Himalayas, Vince covers the critical qualities that match the traits of everyday, local heroes - your franchisees.

    1. Compassionate - They have a level of empathy that supersedes ego. Their community wins.
    2. Fearless - Find the way to less fear. Their managers win.
    3. Humble - There is a magnetism to humility. Their team wins.
    4. Selfless - When you focus on others, they will join your efforts. Their customers win.
    5. Persistent - Persistent leaders gather an army of believers. Their business wins.

    Vince uses keynote speaker ideas to craft his message specific to the franchise owners, managers, and leaders at your event. Vince researches like no other keynote speaker. He frequently acts as a secret shopper. Vince gives practical tools with instant impact as he motivates and entertains everyone in the organization to "Do what the competition is not willing to do.

    "What qualifies Vince to lead your franchise owners and managers to a higher level of performance?" In addition to working with top franchise leaders around the country, Vince has coached the Chief of Protocol of the White House, HarvardBusiness Book authors, CEOs of multimillion & billion-dollar companies and entrepreneurs intent on delivering impact and mastering influence. Vince's acumen for speaking had him inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame with the likes of Ronald Reagan, Zig Ziglar, Og Mandino, and Jack Canfield. Vince Poscente is in-demand for his keynotes at corporate events around the world. This rare opportunity to learn from a master communicator, at the top of his game of speaking and motivation. This powerhouse keynote will help you climb your own personal and professional mountains.
  • Your One Day Has Come

    LeBron James used Vince Poscente's strategies in his transitions from Cleveland to Miami and back to his hometown. The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff used the principles with their team in their recent turnaround season. FedEx, 3M, AT&T and Hyatt Hotels use Vince Poscente's tools in their leadership team training keeping them out front in a competitive landscape. Vince Poscente helps teams target their emotion-drivers towards simplicity, synergy and life balance.

    The underpinning of Vince Poscente's approach draws from 2,500 of research that went into Invincible Principles. Vince will help your team reach their overall objectives with take-home tools on proactivity, consistency, respect, willpower, the art of achievement, the power of truth, fun and love. This is a transformational keynote for teams determined to accelerate quality outcomes.
  • Get Your Buzz On

    "Find your BUZZ and you've found your TRUE WHY!" Vince's motivational keynote speech for network marketing professionals has been delivered around the world for Direct Sales audiences wanting high energy, humor and an inspiring message around accelerated goal setting. This "recreational skier to Olympics in four years story" has been Vince's most requested speech over the last twenty years. It revolves around the three key elements of "big goals fast":

    - Alignment starts with each of us having an "emotional buzz" surrounding the goals in front of us.
    - Agility is facilitated when we "do what the competition is not willing to do."
    - Aerodynamics is all about efficiency and eliminating things that cause drag (such as fear and interruptions).
  • Full Speed Ahead

    A business keynote speech based on Vince's New York Times bestselling book, The Age of Speed. He inspires audiences to thrive in world of more-faster-now. Vince highlights the leadership essentials of:

    - Alignment (with the emotional buzz)
    - Agility (by doing what the competition is not willing to do)
    - Aerodynamics (efficiency by eliminating drag).

    The solutions to roadblocks for leaders of corporations are explored in this entertaining and thought-provoking message.
  • Do What The Competition Is Not Willing To Do

    A motivational keynote speech based on the international phenomenon, The Ant and the Elephant (endorsed by LeBron James in Sports Illustrated) plus Vince's extraordinary story about reaching the Olympic Games in just four years and skiing at 135 mph (described as he stands on a chair)...

    Salespeople are a unique collection of high performing individuals, with considerable expectations, facing a cascade of opportunity. This is coupled with a world of personal accountability and life balance. New York Times bestselling author, Olympic competitor and award-winning salesperson, Vince Poscente, delivers a wildly entertaining, thought-provoking and substantive insight on how salespeople can thrive in a competitive landscape. Vince went from recreational skier to the Olympic games in just four years. Skiing at 135 mph on skis, he shares a remarkable formula about:

    - Clarity of Purpose
    - The Process of Commitment
    - Consistent Effort in a Competitive Environment
    - Building Confidence
    - Routines for Controlling Peak Performance

    Giving executives and their salespeople a collective experience allows a conference fulcrum for better sales execution and higher profits. 'The Ant and the Elephant - Leadership for the Self' has profoundly affected countless sales teams explore internal motivation and future potential.

Former Olympian kicks off CVSN Summit with keynote address on how to thrive in a fast-changing world

Once you’ve competed in the Olympics, Vince Poscente says the first thing anyone ever asks you about the experience is “Did you win?” For more than 25 years he’s been hearing it, and while he wasn’t asked the ... Read more

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