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Billy Mills

Billy Mills

Keynote Speaker: Second Native American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal & Co-Founder of Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Billy Mills Biography

Billy Mills (born June 30, 1938) also known as Tamakoce Te-hila, (Oglala Lakota) is Gold Medalist in the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. A United States Marine at the Olympics, Mills is now a businessman, accomplished author, and co-founder of Running Strong for American Indian Youth since 1986.

Recently, Mills has co-authored a children's picture book with Donna Janell Bowman, a biographical tale of his awe-inspiring flight to a record-breaking gold medal. The book is entitled "Wings of an Eagle." This treasure, breathtakingly illustrated by award winning Lakota artist, SD Nelson, is a soaring testament to the power of dreams, determination, and the Lakota prayer... We are all related.

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Billy Mills Speaking Topics

Footprints

The Pursuit of Excellence

Sharing his personal schema for success, Billy Mills explains how he has been able to unleash the passion and energy within himself to achieve phenomenal success in sport and life. Recalling his legendary 10,000 meter run—the greatest upset in Olympic history—he outlines his value-based concept on how dreams come true, a system which continues to inspire thousands of individuals across America today.

Global Unity

Our world is changing: entire governments have been dismantled, new governments created, existing governments redesigned, universities re-engineered, and businesses reconstructed. Billy Mills shares what remains constant in our ever-changing world and explains how this consistency is our key to global unity.

He takes his audience on a compassionate and powerful journey through time, weaving stories of his young life as an orphaned Native American child living in poverty and coming face to face with racism, and explains that it was the daily choices he made in life, not just the talent he possessed, that led to his quest for Olympic glory.

In this powerful presentation, Mills explains that it is the journey, not the destination, that shapes us as individuals and unites us as a people.

Billy Mills Videos

Native American Olympic Stories: Billy Mills & Bob Wheeler
Billy Mills Virtual Address for Students
Footprints | Billy Mills | TEDxYale

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What topics does Billy Mills speak about?

Billy Mills is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Inspirational, Olympic Sports, Authors, Native American Heritage, Sports Motivation, Faith & Religion, Diversity, College, Motivational, Athlete, Sports, Political, Culture, Social Activism and Indigenous Heritage.

Where does Billy Mills travel from?

Billy Mills generally travels from Sacramento, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Billy Mills is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Olympic Sports and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Billy Mills for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Billy Mills generally travels from Sacramento, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gyasi Ross, Winona LaDuke and Carrie Billy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Billy Mills for an upcoming event.

Billy Mills Speaking Topics

  • Footprints

  • The Pursuit of Excellence

    Sharing his personal schema for success, Billy Mills explains how he has been able to unleash the passion and energy within himself to achieve phenomenal success in sport and life. Recalling his legendary 10,000 meter run—the greatest upset in Olympic history—he outlines his value-based concept on how dreams come true, a system which continues to inspire thousands of individuals across America today.

  • Global Unity

    Our world is changing: entire governments have been dismantled, new governments created, existing governments redesigned, universities re-engineered, and businesses reconstructed. Billy Mills shares what remains constant in our ever-changing world and explains how this consistency is our key to global unity.

    He takes his audience on a compassionate and powerful journey through time, weaving stories of his young life as an orphaned Native American child living in poverty and coming face to face with racism, and explains that it was the daily choices he made in life, not just the talent he possessed, that led to his quest for Olympic glory.

    In this powerful presentation, Mills explains that it is the journey, not the destination, that shapes us as individuals and unites us as a people.

Billy Mills Videos

Native American Olympic Stories: Billy Mills & Bob Wheeler
Billy Mills Virtual Address for Students
Footprints | Billy Mills | TEDxYale
Billy Mills: ​The Wings of an Eagle
Billy Mills 10000 Meter Gold Medal

Billy Mills Reviews

  • Billy Mills is one of America's Treasures. He was outstanding and a great addition to our Native American Heritage Night!
    I Rise Foundation - Nov 10 2022

  • Everything was great. From the beginning, representatives were always in touch. Even letting us know if they were waiting for information from the talent, they would always touch base letting us know they were working on.
    American Chemical Society - Dec 01 2020

  • We had a wonderful exchange of information via email, talked several times, and things went extremely smoothly! Great experience!!
    National Center for Families Learning - Oct 16 2017

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