Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was the featured speaker at the Quickbooks Connect conference in San Jose, California in Silicon Valley where he is also looking to take the next step as a businessman now that he has retired from professional swimming. After speaking to the audience about some of his battles at the several Olympic games that he participated in, Phelps shared that he is “getting his feet” wet into the business world and hopes to be able to showcase something during the year 2017. It is going to be a big jump for him to make, yet he is confident that he will be successful.
The Baltimore, Maryland native began swimming at the young age of seven when his parents decided that he needed an outlet for all his energy. At the age of 15 he qualified for the United States Olympic team, and was the youngest person to do so in almost seven decades. Up until his Olympic debut, Phelps won several gold medals at World Championship games which was a great way to set him up for the 28 medals that he would eventually win over the next 12 years and four Olympic games.
Phelps traveled to San Jose, California’s Silicon Valley where he was the keynote speaker that took place in October earlier this year. He not only shared some great words of motivation, but gave his fans a peek into what his future might look like. In addition to that, he took the time to pose for a couple of portrait photos.
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