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Corporate Motivational Speaker. Spokesperson. Health & Safety Ambassador.

Two-time Olympian Cliff Meidl travels the Nation sharing and inspiring audiences through his story of overcoming adversity, and professional insights at numerous corporate events, health and safety summits, and television and radio interviews.
These are some of his recent appearances.

Olympian Cliff Meidl joins OxySure (OXYS) in Effort to Make Special Olympics Games “Safest Ever” – Press Release

Cliff Meidl for OxySure

Spokesperson and Speaker for OxySure Systems, Inc. portable emergency oxygen system and AED-related programs

Cliff Meidl, Spokesperson for GA811

Media tour for GA811, in partnership with Georgia Association of Broadcasters

Cliff Meidl at 2015 Rose Parade

2015 Rose Parade with DigAlert of SoCal and sponsors

American Heart Association

American Heart Association’s CPR & First Aid Leadership event

Cliff Meidl, Keynote Presentation

Keynote addresses for AES Inc, Clark Construction, and Chevron

Cliff Meidl, Spokesperson for Mark Madness

Spokesperson and speaker for One Calls of America, Inc.

Cliff Meidl, Presenter

Presentations for Common Ground Alliance conferences and One Call Concepts, Inc. and its 21 member State call centers

Corporate Relationships

Cliff Meidl: OxySure Spokesperson

Cliff Meidl Partners with OxySure to Promote Innovative, Life Saving Products

Cliff Meidl is now a proud Spokesperson for OxySure Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS). OxySure is a medical technology company that focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialty respiratory and medical solutions. The company pioneered “oxygen from powder” — a safe and easy to use solution to produce medically pure (USP) oxygen from inert powders. OxySure’s products improve access to emergency oxygen that affects the survival, recovery and safety of individuals.

As a CPR and oxygen recipient who survived severe electrical shock at the young age of 20, Cliff understands the importance of emergency preparedness and life-saving technologies. He is a tireless crusader for the availability of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and lay person-friendly oxygen units in work places and at all other public places.


Health & Safety  Partnerships

Cliff Meidl is proud to work with these organizations as a Health & Safety Ambassador:

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Impact & Inspiration

  • Cliff Meidl on People Magazine
  • Cliff Meidl Impact: WEI
  • Cliff Meidl Impact: GQ
  • Cliff Meidl on Men's Fitness
  • Cliff Meidl: Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Cliff Meidl on Georgia Media Tour
  • Cliff Meidl with Southern California Olympians and Paralympians
  • Cliff Meidl: Respect the Flag
  • WTVM News Leader 9 interviews Cliff Meidl
  • Cliff Meidl: Los Angeles Times Christmas 2014 Feature
  • Rose Parade 2015
It has been an honor and privilege to work with Cliff Meidl on a number of events during the last three years. Quite simply, he is a compelling speaker who is focused on preventing others from experiencing a fatality or serious injury such as he experienced. However, Cliff also motivates his audiences to aspire to be the best and safest employees and people that they can be. I can’t think of a better advocate for underground damage prevention and the Call 811 message.
Matt Ruddo, One Call Concepts, Inc.
We are excited that Olympian Hero Cliff Meidl is now a member of our OxySure Team. As an Olympian and CPR recipient, his safety and health mission can continue to resonate on behalf of OxySure Systems, Inc. both in the U.S. and globally. Cliff knows first-hand the importance of receiving CPR, oxygen and resuscitation via an AED device and will continue representing our company at important sporting events and at vital health conferences as a dynamic speaker.
Julian T. Ross, CEO and Founder, OxySure Systems, Inc.
Cliff spent five days traveling to Questar facilities delivering what our employees thought was going to be just a safety message. Cliff’s message was so much more. Cliff told of his accident and talked about the consequences of an unsafe environment but his inspirational message was spectacular. Our employees couldn’t get enough. He is living proof of the power of the human spirit and of never giving up. I would highly recommend Cliff to any organization.
Vaughn Shosted - Sr. Vice-President of Safety, Questar Corporation
Dynamic, impactful and memorable are three words I would use to describe Cliff Meild’s story and to describe Cliff himself. Whether you need a motivational speaker, someone to illustrate the importance of safety or overcoming adversity Cliff’s message is what you need. He captivates his audience, tailoring his uplifting story, to delivering his message in an effective way. No matter the age of those hearing the message, or their position within your company or organization, you can’t help but feel uplifted and full of hope and motivation.
Claudette Campbell, President and CEO, Georgia 811

The Cliff Meidl Story

When American kayaker Cliff Meidl led Team USA into the stadium at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sydney, nearly two billion television viewers were watching globally. Millions of Americans learned of the amazing comeback he made from a tragic near-death construction accident when he was 20 years old.

Cliff Meidl, USA Flag Bearer, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Working on a construction site in 1986, Cliff was operating a jackhammer and within moments “the lights went out” for him. He had made contact with three live electrical cables suffering cardiac arrest due to the severe electrical shock. In addition, Cliff also sustained serious electrical burns and exit wounds over fifteen percent of his body with major damage to both knees. Nearly a third of each knee compartment was disintegrated.

Fortunately, first responders arrived quickly and saved Cliff’s life by administering CPR. Cliff’s battles were not over yet. Due to the severe damage to both legs, doctors were recommending amputation. Cliff’s family was able to find UCLA Medical Center Plastic Surgeon Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy, who devised an innovative procedure and was able to help save Cliff’s legs.

As they say, “the rest is history.” Several years later through many surgical procedures and an extensive rehabilitation process, Cliff was able to gain enough mobility to walk again (to the amazement of his doctors). Nearly ten years after his horrific accident and his commitment and dedication to battle through adversity, Cliff realized his dream when he marched into the Opening Ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta as a member of the USA Olympic Kayaking Team.

Four years later at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Cliff competed again in his second Olympics and received one of the highest honors as an Olympian. He was selected by his peers to carry the Unites States flag during the Opening Ceremony. Following the Games, he received a number of honors including the “Arete Courage in Sports Award,” the Philadelphia Sportswriters “Courage Award,” the Los Angeles Marathon “Patsy Choco Award,” and many more. In addition, Cliff was named as one of the 20 all-time inspirational Olympians for the “Olympian Heroes Series,” and continues to receive national and international media coverage through his spokesperson and motivational speaking events.