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Carly Patterson

Singer-Songwriter & Olympic All-Around Women's Gymnastics Gold Medal Winner at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games

Singer-Songwriter & Olympic All-Around Women's Gymnastics Gold Medal Winner at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games

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Carly Patterson Biography

Carly Patterson is a singer, songwriter and former Olympic gymnast. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Patterson became the first American woman in 20 years to win the All Around Olympic Gold medal since 1984.

Patterson began gymnastics in 1994, after attending a cousin’s birthday party at Elite Gymnastics in Baton Rouge. Less than a decade later, she made her debut at the senior international elite level, winning back-to-back American Cup titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as the title of 2004 US Co-National Champion. Patterson was also a part of the 2003 World Championships team where she won a silver medal in the all-around and helped lead the US to their first ever World Championship team gold medal.

A year later, Patterson achieved her ultimate goal in gymnastics by earning a trip to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Patterson came home from Athens with three Olympic medals. The US women won silver in the team competition – the first medal for the US women in eight years, as well as the second highest finish for Americans in a fully attended Olympic Games. Patterson also earned a silver medal on her specialty, the beam. Later that year, she received the title of 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion. Patterson is the USA’s first Olympic all-around champion in twenty years, as well as the first American woman to win an Olympic all around title in a fully attended Olympic Games.

Since the Olympics, Patterson appeared on the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” She also was featured on an NBC special and adorned the front of a Wheaties box. Patterson presented an award at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards; was recognized by Glamour Magazine at the 2004 "Women Of The Year” Award; and was honored as the March of Dimes’ “Sportswoman of the Year.”

In 2005, Patterson was selected as one of Teen People’s "20 Teens Who Will Change the World;” walked the runway at New York Fashion Week to promote “The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection” to prevent heart disease; was nominated for the Sullivan Award honoring the best amateur athlete; and was nominated for an ESPY Award in the “Best Olympic Performance” category.

Patterson published her autobiography “Be Strong” and made an appearance in the movie “Stick It.”

Patterson began pursuing a music career after the 2004 Olympics and was signed by Music Mind Records in 2007. Patterson released her first single, "Temporary Life" in March 2008 and her second single, "Time to Wake Up", in 2009. Patterson's CD, "Back To The Beginning", was released August 2009. Her song, "Here I Am", was used for advertisement for the 2010 season of the TV show "Make It or Break It."

Patterson has continued to work with USA Gymnastics at events, gymnastics camps and competitions. She also takes pride in coaching and appearances at many college events.She was chosen for the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Patterson has been involved in many charitable causes such as Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network as well as numerous other local Dallas-based charitable causes.

Patterson graduated from Texas Woman's University in 2014, and in April 2017 had her first son with husband Mark Caldwell. In 2019 Patterson gave birth to their second child.

Carly Patterson Speaking Topics

  • Faith-Based Keynotes

    If you are looking for faith-based keynote.... look no further! Carly can customize her message and share insights on how God played and continues to play a role in her life, helping you and your attendees reaffirm faith and get closer to God.

  • Custom Keynotes

    Carly takes her time to get to know her audience, her clients, and events. She will take her time to customize her keynote, so it is best suited for your attendees. Carly is happy to bring her Olympic medals and do a meet & greet/autographs/pictures with attendees.

  • Redefining Success

    In her keynote address, Carly shares how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast and in the years that followed. Carly’s authentic, humorous, and down-to-earth communication style is the perfect vehicle for a message that students, athletes, and professionals need to hear to embrace true success and find lasting fulfillment.

  • From Best to Better

    What does it take to reach the pinnacle of success? Then, what does it take to get better? Not only will you learn practical insights from Olympic Gold medal gymnast, Carly Patterson, you will be drawn into a story of resilience, winning in a competitive environment, and enjoying the journey along the way. Carly went on to apply the same drive and determination that took her to the highest podium to becoming a recording artist, entrepreneur, and mom.

Carly Patterson Videos

  • Carly Patterson at NEXT2023
    Olympic gold-medalist Carly Patterson speaking at NEXT2023
  • Carly Patterson Speech Selection
    Sample of one of Olympic gold-medalist Carly Patterson's speeches
  • Carly Patterson Sizzle Reel
    Speaker sizzle reel for Olympic gold-medalist Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson Books

  • Carly Patterson: Be Strong (Positively for Kids Books: Gymnastics)
    Carly Patterson: Be Strong (Positively for Kids Books: Gymnastics)

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Carly Patterson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Faith-Based Keynotes, Custom Keynotes, Redefining Success and From Best to Better. The estimated speaking fee range to book Carly Patterson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Carly Patterson generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Nastia Liukin, Jim Morris and Nancy Kerrigan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carly Patterson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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