SML Testimonials

As the most decorated American gymnast, Shannon Miller was a perfect choice as the keynote speaker for GymConUSA. The story of her struggles and triumphs during her career inspired a room full of coaches and gym owners. However, higher level themes she discussed like goal setting, perseverance, and positive attitude would touch any group she addresses at the human level.

-Stacy Finnerty, Vice President, Tumbl Trak & Conference Manager, GymConUSA

Shannon Miller was invited as the keynote speaker for our third annual Women’s Wellness Day event. Her moving presentation of overcoming adversity as both an Olympic athlete and cancer survivor inspired our guests. She was the perfect speaker and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend booking Shannon Miller.

– Luke Thomas, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Capital Regional Medical Center

Having Shannon as our keynote speaker drew great attention to our Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. As an Olympic star and an ovarian cancer survivor, she was a role model and inspiration to everyone.

– Frostburg Maryland Soroptimists

“It was thrilling to have Shannon Miller at our ovarian cancer awareness events.  Her inspirational story added an uplifting element to the day, and the video of her Olympic gymnastic success was truly joyful.  Early detection of ovarian cancer and a happy outcome like Shannon’s is the holy grail we hope to make a reality for more women in the future.  Thank you Shannon for adding your voice to our cause.”

– Andrew Berchuck, MD, Director, Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center

We were so excited to have Shannon Miller back in Oklahoma!  Being the keynote speaker for our 17th Annual Oklahoma Turning Point conference, helped drive home our theme of “Going for the Gold in Health.” The great state of Oklahoma has many positives, but our overall health outcomes need to be greatly improved…  She is a true testament of getting back up in difficult times when trying to accomplish a goal – big and small.  We all felt inspired by reliving her Olympic experience and learning about her battling cancer.  She is living proof that great things and good outcomes are possible in times of adversity. We were also humbly reminded the importance of taking care of ourselves so we can be our best to others.  We feel having Shannon helped draw in this year’s record attendance and waiting list!  Thanks, Shannon, for sharing your story and inspiring us to keep moving forward. We hope to see you back in Oklahoma soon!

– Jill Hazeldine, Director of Public Health Institute of Oklahoma & Oklahoma Turning Point Council committee member

Shannon was such an asset to our event….Her personal story connected with the people attending the event as she shared her fears and her strengths during her recent battle against Ovarian cancer.  Shannon’s message to keep your eye on the larger goal, but focus on what you can do day by day, or even hour by hour resonated with all the people who have been touched by this disease.  So many attending the Soroptimist Vicki Linn Walk commented that Shannon was warm and approachable. and they were in awe at her accomplishments.  I was especially touched by a young women who drove several hours, hoping to meet her gymnastic idol.  Shannon took the time to speak to her and allowed a special moment for pictures.  She was also generous to everyone who wanted a picture, autograph and even allowed others to try on her gorgeous gold medals.

We are so grateful that Shannon was with us for that special day and she certainly made a great contribution to the success of the Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

– Andrea De Palatis, The Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

We want to personally thank Shannon for being part of the Sports and Fitness Tech Summit at the 2014 CES in Las Vegas. The positive feedback that we received for the conference has been very gratifying. We work  hard to make the day run smoothly and keep our audience engaged, but without the contributions of our participants, we have no chance of an entertaining and informative conference.

Shannon’s keynote was ideal, a perfect conclusion to the day’s proceedings. You have lived quite a life already and serve as a wonderful role model for people, fit or not. Finally, her graciousness was certainly appreciated at the end of a long and sometimes stressful day.

-Julie and Peter Sylvester, Consumer Electronic Tradeshow 2014

Shannon Miller has a very powerful story to tell and has a true passion for Women’s health. After listening to her you feel an urgency to pick up the phone and call your doctor to schedule a routine appointment. Shannon inspires you and lets you know that it is O.K. to take care of yourself first.

– Coosa Valley Medical Center, Sylacauga, AL

Shannon was engaging, energetic, and powerful – an unforgettable evening for our students and faculty. Mercy College School of Business enthusiastically embraces the ‘Olympic mind set’.

– Dr. Robyn Lubisco, Assistant Professor, Mercy College

She won seven Olympic Medals. She won multiple U.S. and World Titles in a career that left her the most decorated American gymnast of all time …and she won our hearts when she came to speak in Fairfield as part of the CT Challenge Speaker Series. As tough as she is tiny, with humor and a heart as big as any world stage, she inspired a crowd of close to 300, including more than 50 cancer survivors, with her take on winning, losing, falling and getting back up to land on top …as an athlete, as a person and in her own victory over ovarian cancer. She was so patient, compassionate and authentic to everyone who came–cancer survivors (young and old), aspiring gymnasts and the general public. Everyone felt lucky to have heard her speak. Her appeal is broad and timeless.

Jeff Keith, Founder/CEO, CT Challenge

I would just like to tell you how much the fitness post pregnancy DVD has been so much help to me. I had terrible pelvic pain, mostly after my first child,which inhibited the excerise I could tolerate, including walking. I was in physical therapy for about a year, with some positive results, but never fully recovered. I just had my second child almost a year ago, and have been using these DVD’s for about 3 weeks or so. I have lost 6 pounds and feel great, including my pelvic pain. I only had pain after the first couple times. The strength training DVD workouts are really great for the core, which is what I needed to work on. I also started doing the boot camp DVD workouts, still need to work on some moves, but LOVE it!! Cant wait to be able to buy more of your DVDs. Thank you for putting out such realistic workout DVDs for people like me!

– Colleen

Shannon Miller is a dynamic speaker with a passion to empower women. She touched our audience by sharing her personal testimony and gave compelling reasons why we need inner strength and support when we face challenges in our lives. She thoroughly engaged our audience and inspired hope in all who attended. She is a gift to us all!

-Nancy Kelley, Director of Development for First Coast Women’s Services

We could not have asked for a better U. S. Olympic athlete to meet the SHRM 2012 attendees in Atlanta, GA.  Shannon is gracious and engaging.  She gave each attendee the attention they asked for, having conversations and giving encouraging words. She always kept a smile on her face from morning until night!

– Keller Center for Corporate Learning of DeVry University

Shannon provided a very insightful message to our guests about survival and determination.  She was very personable and approachable for our guests and a joy to work with. We look forward to working with her again.

Jennifer Williams, Oncology Events and Community Relations, Baylor Sammons Cancer Center

We had an unbelievable evening yesterday….As I walked the hallways of the hospital this morning I was stopped by so many employees that were in attendance and they commented on how lovely Shannon is, and were blown away by her story. Thanks again from all Shannon’s friends at Jordan Hospital!

– Cat Melendy RN, OCN Breast Health Nurse Navigator, Jordan Hospital Breast Center

Those in attendance at the Graves County High School Eagle Foundation’s 3rd Annual “Night With a Champion” were treated to a great speaker, message, and person.  Shannon made everyone in attendance feel that she was speaking directly to them… Everything from selecting the date, to day of event coordination, went smoothly. The personnel from Shannon Miller Enterprises delivered on everything as promised, and were more than responsive to any of our needs relating to our event.

– Darvin D. Towery, President, Graves County High School Eagle Foundation, Inc.

Shannon’s accomplishments and life story were perfect for our Sports Banquet. We sold out immediately and she did not disappoint the crowd. Her message was spot on to the athletes and their families while her delivery was professional yet warm – she connected with the group. Interacting before and after she was also wonderful – sharing her friendly smile and sincere comments.

Being our eight year of doing the banquet and having several other big names be the guest speaker – I heard several people comment that Shannon was “the best ever”. She was definitely a big hit for the event!

– Ed Hruska, Executive Director, Rochester MN Amateur Sports Commission

Just a note of thanks for the terrific job Shannon did in speaking at our educational session in Las Vegas. We received a number of compliments on the presentation, and she was  the centerpiece to making it a success. In addition, the meet and greet was a great opportunity for attendees to come to our booth and speak with her.

We are proud to be associated with such a first class professional.

 -Paul Brough, Pinnacle Health

I can’t begin to tell you how outstanding she was.  What really set the stage for her presentation was her video on her winning the Gold!  You could hear a pin drop when she spoke. When her petite little frame stepped up to the podium, no one had any idea she was going to blow them away with her amazing story.  She brought everyone to tears. So many of the doctors came up to me and said, “Sandy, do you remember when she did that vault?  I remember it, and I remember praying for her to make it!”  She touched the hearts of everyone in attendance.

With her struggles to win the Gold at the Olympics, she was being prepared to face other challenges in her life.  God gave her the strength, courage, hope and love to face any adversity that would come her way in life. She shared her story so that those in the audience who thought she was just an “Olympic Champion” knew she was much more than that.  She is the bright and shining star that has endured more than her share of pain and suffering. Her encouragement to others to stay healthy, eat healthy, and to exercise to stay fit is crucial, because we never know what the future holds for any of us.  Her story of strength, courage, hope and never giving up, gave to each of us there the example and encouragement for each of us to follow.  I still receive compliments on her presentation and for reaching out to her to speak to our physicians and their wives.

Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your evening with us. You are truly an amazing young lady!

-Sandy Deeba, CME Manager for the Oklahoma State Medical Association

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