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Marilyn King is a two-time Olympian in the grueling five event Pentathlon. Her 20-year athletic career includes five national titles and a World Record. An automobile accident in 1979 rendered her unable to train physically for her third Olympic Team. Using only mental training techniques she placed second at the Olympic trials for the 1980 Moscow Games.
This extraordinary experience and the resulting research led to a 30-year career as an expert in the field of exceptional human performance. Her work is a powerful example of applying skills learned through sports to three specific areas: business, education and peace.
Ms. King’s participation in an international, five- year think tank on the role of business in peace building led to a career that includes conducting programs for senior executives with global responsibilities at Fortune 500 companies. Her corporate clients include: AT&T, Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Ikea, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Swiss Reinsurance, Starbucks and Wells Fargo. Marilyn is currently featured on Forbes.com video site and recently made her second presentation at Google.
Marilyn King has also presented at over 200 national and international education conferences with academicians and researchers who are designing the schools of the future. She is currently featured in numerous articles and books including, Enlightened Power- How Women Are Transforming the Practice of Leadership by Lin Coughlin. Marilyn’s television and radio interviews include The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and NBC Nightly News. Her most pioneering work, a joint Russian-American venture called “The Peace Team” resulted in two opportunities to speak at the United Nations.