• Your career as an athlete is going to end.

    Your best days are about to begin.


I'm Charlie Houchin, CEO & US Olympic Gold Medalist

I’ve been an athlete since I was a child. I swam at the University of Michigan. I swam professionally for 4 years. I made the 2012 US Olympic Team.

Then, a funny thing happened. I woke up one morning and swimming was over. I was no longer an athlete. I was “normal”. Like millions of other athletes, my sports career was at an end. It was time to move on and I had to figure it out.

Powered with a growth mindset, I’m now enjoying the most exhilarating years of my life as a retired athlete. I speak to student-athletes and former athletes all around the country about how their best years are ahead of them.

A little bit about me

I’ve been speaking professionally for 7 years and have given hundreds of presentations to audiences large and small.

As an experienced speaker, my team and I provide two key things for your next event:

1. A great experience on stage—I present to audiences both large and small in a variety of different settings and contexts. As a presenter, I use stories, comedy and humor for engagement and entertainment. Athletes, current or former, will leave with practical, applicable next steps to take with them beyond that session.

2. A great experience off stage—We know as an event planner, there are a lot of details you have to manage and juggle. The speaker should be the last of your concerns. I’m low-maintenance and you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor in organizing a great event!

David MacDonald
VP Financial Services, SAS

“Charlie’s talk was a big hit, the content exciting, informative and delivered by Charlie in a super natural and humble fashion that sealed an element of integrity around his story. The big question on many minds is where do you go from athletic success? In such a short time Charlie has positioned himself as an entertaining, professional orator and able to confidently deliver powerful life lessons for wide ranging audiences. I highly recommend Charlie for your next speaking engagement.”