Olympic Gold Meadlist
Scott Hamilton is the living example that “Good guys CAN finish first!!” He is an Olympic Champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker, author, husband/father and eternal optimist.
After winning Olympic gold in Sarajevo in 1984, Scott went on to found and headline in Stars on Ice, which is still touring 20+ years later. He regularly provides analysis for NBC Figure Skating competition coverage. His two books, Landing It and more recently, The Great Eight, How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable) have both earned critical praise.
Following his mother’s passing from and his own survival of cancer, Scott launched the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) with a mission to improve cancer patient survivorship by supporting world class cancer research and the highest quality patient treatment and care. The Foundation, in association with programs he created at the Cleveland Clinic, supports two cancer education websites—Chemocare.com and RadCare.org (founded in partnership with the Provision Center for Proton Therapy) and the patient mentoring program The 4th Angel Mentoring Program, dedicated to providing user-friendly information and personalized support to cancer patients, survivors and their families. In addition, he will soon break ground on the first Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center outside of Nashville, a significant step towards a progressive new vision in cancer advocacy, awareness and treatment.
In 2014, he founded the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy, in partnership with the NHL’s Nashville Predators, at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN. In hopes of rebuilding figure skating from the ground up, he has structured his programs in fresh and fun ways to help students fall in love with skating as he did as a child. He can frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate and Advanced students, delighting in the fact that skating in Nashville is quickly becoming something whole families enjoy doing together.
Scott serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Provision Center for Proton Therapy. He’s an active supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Best Buddies. He lives outside of Nashville with his wife Tracie and their four children.
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
Experiencing Scott speak in front of VML’s Kansas City headquarters was remarkable and such a gift. He carries himself with such poise – and evokes enthusiasm, passion and a rate connection with the crowd that leaves people feeling inspired and wanting more.
-Sarah Duggan, Supervisor -Client Engagement, VML
Scott Hamilton - a gentle soul with a powerful message of hope, endurance, faith and ultimately survivorship. One of the nation’s most adored athletes will bring your audience to their feet with his honest and heartfelt delivery of overcoming great obstacles. While his medals are many, his story and second act in life are his greatest achievements. Scott delivers a dynamic call to action to his audience and challenges each person to embrace their obstacles as a way of redirection and change for their life - and he does it all in the way we know Scott Hamilton best – truly Olympic winning style.
?Karen Shayne, Co-Founder- Women Survivors Alliance & SURVIVORville
He had the people asking for more.
-Tim Sisson, Director, Communication Business Partner, CardinalHealth