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Dominick Gauthier

Olympic Ski Coach & Performance Expert

Dominique Gauthier is one of the most influential minds in the Canadian Olympic realm. A former mogul skier, he has coached multiple Olympic Champions and created a foundation called B2ten. With 33 Million dollars raised from the private sector, B2ten builds optimal preparation plans for some of Canada’s best Olympic athletes. He provides audiences with high-performance tools to take their teams to the next level.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Presentations

Flexible with Rigid Coaching Principles
After four Olympics as an athlete and a coach, Gauthier learned how a leader needs to adapt to the different groups he works with. There are as many ways of leading as there are people to lead. Throughout each of Gauthier’s very different Olympic experiences, you will see how he was able to make different teams and individuals maximize their potential and win the Olympics.

Do Not Fight the Culture, Use It!
Being the first foreigner to be officially named Olympic coach by the Japanese Olympic committee Gauthier developed skills to deal with different cultures. During that time he was also the head coach of Denmark while coaching Jenn Heil and Alexandre Bilodeau at the same time. It was not without challenges but eventually, Gauthier was able to gain the trust from everyone and even helped the Ski Association of Japan to change the way they were building champions. Through his many stories the average person will be able to relate and apply this knowledge in order to overcome challenges in their own life.

  • Dominick’s presentation was simply inspiring! To see how an athlete can become the best in his or her discipline with the right combination of perseverance, dedication and focus along with proper guidance and coaching. Dominick’s approach to developing and encouraging athletes to be the very best they can be was compelling. He made it easy to understand how the same principals can apply to any type of business!

    - President, Investia Financial Services Inc.

Summary Profile

Dominick competed at the 1998 Nagano Olympics in the sport of Mogul Skiing, just two weeks after undergoing a major knee operation. Ranked second in the world at that time, it was a devastating situation where his life-long dream to win a medal vanished in front of him. With the medical team giving him almost no hope of competing, he set his mind to skiing at the Olympics even if it was on one leg.  In the most extraordinary circumstances, Dominick met his goal but soon set a new objective to help others win Olympic medals.

He soon transitions into the realm of coaching for the next three Winter Olympics. Dominick achieved great success by redefining the athlete preparation model and in-turn producing three Olympic medals: Jennifer Heil (2006 & 2010) and Alexandre Bilodeau (2010).

After the 2006 Olympics, in wanting to find a solution to the lack of high-performance approach and support in Canada, he co-founded the foundation called B2ten to provide an optimal Olympic preparation to some Canadian athletes.

Dominick is co-founder of B2ten, a privately funded organization that supports Olympic athletes to attain their full potential and seeks to positively impact the Canadian sport system. B2ten raised 33 Million dollars with the purpose of having a significant impact on the Canadian Olympic sport system. Dominick now leads the organization which sees him being involved in the preparation of about 20 athletes at each winter and summer Olympics. His understanding of high-performance and ability to think differently to maximize the result of the athlete and its team relates perfectly to workplace and everyday life reality.

Since the 2014 Olympics Dominick plays a center role in the Olympic broadcasting team with Radio-Canada as an expert analyst, editorialist and co-host of the closing ceremonies.

With his multiple experiences with the athletes’ preparation, coaching, fundraising and broadcasting, he can bring stories and anecdotes from many different angles and topics to meet the needs of his audience.