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Kate's Keynotes

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Additional Topics

All keynotes and presentations are customized to the audience. Upon receiving your inquiry, Kate will connect with you to discuss your audience's needs and customize a perfect experience for you and your group. Below are topics Kate has spoken on for past clients.

Coaching with Curiosity and Empathy
Tackling Transitions
Mental Health for High Performers
Growth Mindset Development
Empowering Women Leaders
"Going the Distance" - Lessons of a World Record Setting Distance Swimmer
Faith, Sport, and High Performance



“Kate’s speech should also be given to the families of cancer patients. My husband was just diagnosed with Leukemia, and Kate and her speech really gave me so much hope during an extremely difficult time.”


"As the founder of a new women’s summit for entrepreneurs and professionals, I knew how important my selection of speakers would be on making an impact and inspiring attendees. I couldn’t have made a better decision than to have Kate kick-off the event with her incredible story. She is wonderful at instantly capturing an audience’s attention and taking them with her through her incredible ability to mix storytelling with motivational speaking. Each woman in the audience could connect to Kate’s story and each walked away feeling inspired and ready to make a change."


“I truly loved your talk. It was one of the very best and most personal I ever heard! And I was not alone by far.”


"Kate Ziegler spoke to our large networking group of young nonprofit professionals about “Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable,” and every single person in the room walked away feeling inspired, empowered, and motivated. Kate shared practical and useful tips that could be applied right away to turn uncomfortable moments into growth opportunities. She was extremely prepared and engaging, and her warmth and candidness made the talk feel less like a presentation and more like a conversation with a good friend. ABN highly recommends Kate and we look forward to continuing our relationship with her in the future."

Al Harris, Mile Markers Images

“As a photographer I was asked to cover an event where Kate was featured. When I photograph folks I watch them closely. And I watch their audience closely also. Kate’s message of inspiration was powerful. She set herself up as an Olympic athlete and quickly became vulnerable. The two qualities of strength and vulnerability are a rare juxtaposition. If you get the chance to hear her speak, do it. I suspect she prepares for speaking like she prepared as a swimmer. And her talent for speaking may be greater than her talent as a swimmer.”


“I have interviewed hundreds of professional athletes and Olympians, but I have never come across a better story to share than Kate Ziegler’s journey. That is because Kate’s story is as salable with the podium winner as it is with the person who did their best and did not get a medal or trophy. Better yet, Kate’s story is something that can be carried with people in their day-to-day lives, because it gives them hope, which is the oxygen of all dreams. Articulate and stunning, Kate Ziegler is a real model and a role model, and I can never imagine a better speaker to inspire, motivate and unite a group than this two-time Olympian and multiple time World Champion and National Gold Medalist.”

About Kate's Speaking

"Numbers never lie,” and, in this case, they certainly bare testament to Kate Ziegler’s legacy as a legend of U.S. distance swimming.

Two-time Olympian. Four-time World Champion. World Record Setter. Nine-time National Champion. Gold Medalist.

Yet, it is not the numbers that define Kate’s story nor inspire crowds. It is the story of resiliency, refocusing, and rebirth after failure and disappointment that empowers audiences to live a life of clarity, confidence, and consistency in pursuit of excellence. 

Known for her authenticity and ability to connect with audiences ranging from business executives to young female athletes, Kate inspires and empowers crowds to create transformational change through storytelling and actionable strategies for thriving lives and careers.

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