All Episodes

January 25, 2021 24 min

If you’ve ever thought – "I can’t do that...I have no experience or background." Then you really need to pay attention.   Our guest became a legendary Women’s Gymnastics coach — with no background in gymnastics. She never tumbled, flipped, or played any type of organized sport. And yet she became Head Coach of the seven-time NCAA Champion, 22-time Regional and 18-time Pac-12 Champion UCLA Women’s Gymnastics team, she was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, also named, Pac-12 Coach of the Year, and “Coach of the Century” for her solid track record.

In her book, LIFE IS SHORT, DON’T WAIT TO DANCE, she shares personal stories, anecdotes and lessons learned throughout her storied 37-year career, stories about the Olympians and athletes with whom she’s worked, explains how her diagnosis with breast cancer actually turned into one of the best years of her life.  Rudy, meet Valorie Kondos Field, known affectionately as Miss Val.

About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger

Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"

About Joe Garner

When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.

He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.

@AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter

AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram

Joe Garner - LinkedIn

Share
Mark as Played

Chat About RISE ABOVE WITH RUDY

Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Crime Junkie
Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald

Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald

You know what's long, tedious and boring? Surgery. You know what isn't? This new podcast! Join Scrubs co-stars and real-life best friends Zach Braff and Donald Faison for a weekly comedy podcast where they relive the hit TV show, one episode at a time. Each week, these BFFs will discuss an episode of Scrubs, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and reminiscing on some of their favorite memories from filming. They’ll also connect with Scrubs super fans and feature beloved show cast members for exclusive interviews.

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.