Champion figure skater, Olympic gold medalist, and cancer activist Scott Hamilton talks with Southwestern Family of Companies CEO Dustin Hillis about migrating to Nashville, building physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional muscles, how failure is nothing more than data collection, what the greatest strength truly is, the two types of criticism in the world, as well as his Live Your Days campaign, his battle with cancer, and more. And be sure to stay tuned, because Scott will return for Part 2 in Episode 364!
The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards, and honors including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame, and a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Sarajevo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as an analyst/commentator, performer, producer, and best-selling author. He further inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, and as a cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.
After losing his mother to cancer, then becoming a survivor himself, Scott turned activist, launching the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education, and Survivorship). He founded several education and survivorship programs including Chemocare.com and the 4th Angel Mentoring Program. Events such as Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer and An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends galas fund research into treatments that treat the cancer and spare the patient harm.
He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch, TN, and Bellevue, TN, where he may frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate students and sharing his love of skating.
In what little free time remains, Scott can be found on the golf course and enjoys spending time with his wife Tracie and four children at their home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Learn more at ScottHamilton.com.
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