Tim Daggett Profile
Today Tim Daggett is one of the most "in demand" professional speakers in the country. Beyond his Perfect 10 and Olympic Gold, Tim's story of inner strength, motivation and learning to overcome insurmountable obstacles shows audiences that with commitment to a goal, and belief in oneself, anything is possible.
But Tim Daggett is not an ordinary speaker. He adds to his lecture two heart-felt video presentations, plus the awe-inspiring, visual dramatization of a gymnastics demonstration - all of which combine to entertain, captivate and encourage audiences to "Go for their Gold."
Tim Daggett has been the gymnastics analyst for NBC and NBC's Summer Olympic Games since 1992 in Barcelona. He also made his Winter Olympics debut in 2006 at the Torino Games, as NBC's ski jumping reporter.
Daggett has established himself as one of the leading authorities on the sport, covering the Olympics and events such as the American Cup, the World Gymnastics Championships and the U.S. Olympic Trials for NBC. Daggett covered the 1990 Goodwill Games for Turner Broadcasting and has also worked events for ESPN and Prime Ticket.
As a competitor, Daggett's "10" on the high bar at the 1984 Olympics clinched the first-ever gold medal for the U.S. men's team. He later added a bronze medal in the pommel horse competition, and fought through a series of injuries to become the American Cup all-around champion in 1985 and the U.S. national champion in 1986.
Daggett turned to coaching upon his retirement, and more than 1,900 children have gone through his Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gymnastics program. His autobiography, Dare to Dream, was published by Wynwood Press, and he was a contributor to the book, "Awaken the Olympian Within," edited by former Olympic swimming star John Naber.
Tim is a teacher, and he is a do-er. His presentation is filled with a unique mix of emotion, humor and entertainment, and as he shares his momentous success and his heroic struggle, he touches the hearts of all who hear him. Believability permeates the room... for Tim Daggett has been there. An understanding of his words builds as he speaks... for Tim Daggett is magnetic.
"Dare to Dream" is the theme he repeats over and over. "Dreams really can come true... through hard work, determination, the willingness to fail, and the willingness to keep on trying." The message is clear, the motive is unquestioned... for Tim Daggett has proved it to the world.
Armed with the same energy and dedication he put into his incredible gymnastics career, Tim Daggett brings to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds a truly unique, truly memorable performance which entertains as it informs, and inspires as it motivates. His timely, enthusiastic, message is especially effective for stimulating sales groups, management teams, medical personnel, educators and audiences of all types who are looking for a refreshing change of pace from ordinary "How-To" speakers.
Daggett lives with his wife, Deanne, and their two children in Massachusetts.
Tim Daggett is quite simply, a Perfect 10.