Eric Shanteau | Inspirational 2012 Gold Medal Olympian and Cancer Survivor

Eric Shanteau

Inspirational 2012 Gold Medal Olympian and Cancer Survivor

Eric Shanteau
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Bring your Goals to Life
Achieving the Top 1%

Eric Shanteau set a goal of becoming an Olympic swimmer at the age of 10. After narrowly missing the 2004 games, he qualified in 2008, only to discover he had cancer, and delayed his treatment in order to compete. He achieved his dream by winning a gold medal at the 2012 games as part of the medley relay team. Ranked in the top 1% of swimmers in the world from 2008 to 2012, Shanteau explains how to deal with change, what do when things are out of your control and how to persevere no matter what the odds. Shanteau challenges audiences to reach for their dreams not just by setting goals, but by making a plan to achieve those goals. He explains how learning to fail helps to achieve ultimate success and that visualization is an important process along the road to achieving the future you want.

Keeping My Head Above Water
Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Eric Shanteau's cancer diagnosis was one of the biggest stories of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Shanteau takes his audience on a journey from the harsh reality of a cancer diagnosis to winning an Olympic gold medal. The ability to persevere under any circumstance is a quality Shanteau has had the opportunity to test time and again. In this presentation he demonstrates the power of a positive mindset and the importance of a never-quit attitude as key factors in his ability to always find the silver lining.

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