Friday, February 9th marked the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Our Olympic speakers will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the games, with some directly competing while others serve as analysts reporting on the top stories making waves. If you are hoping to see a few of our Olympic motivational speakers in South Korea, you will not be disappointed during the games this winter.
Here is a rundown of where to find our speakers during the 2018 Olympics:
- Competing in the games, Bobsled and Figure Skating
- Hosting the games during broadcasts
- Appearing as analysts for the cross-country ski and skeleton events
- Appearing as an analyst and reporting on Ice Hockey
- Reporting on Team Canada’s daily performances
- Chairing the short track technical committee
Heather Moyse and Kaillie Humphries (Qualified in Women’s Bobsled Event)
Heather Moyse has qualified to compete in the Bobsled event at the 2018 Winter Games. Heather is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Heather is a powerful motivational speaker who inspires audiences with presentations on committing to our choices in order to succeed, creating opportunities when faced with change and the power of a positive perspective to achieve goals.
Olympian Kaillie Humphries has also qualified to compete in the Bobsled. As a bobsled team, Kaillie and Heather were the first women’s bobsled duo in history to win back-to-back Olympic titles. This year, they’ll compete in separate sleds as they eye the podium. As a motivational speaker Kaillie draws upon her experience fulfilling a life-long dream of competing at the Olympics to inspire others to achieve great things for themselves.
Patrick Chan (Qualified in Men’s Figure Skating Event)
Two-time reigning World Champion figure skater Patrick Chan is one of the most prominent winter athletes. He is no stranger to competing on the world’s largest stage, having two silver medals from the 2014 Olympic Games. Patrick has qualified for the 2018 Olympics as a Figure Skater once again and the 6-time Canadian Champion will represent his country in PyeongChang.
Kelly VanderBeek (TV Host CBC– Olympic Games Overnight)
Olympic Broadcaster Kelly VanderBeek has also experienced the games firsthand, having competed as an Downhill Skier at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino. She’ll be covering the 2018 games, bringing the perspective of an athlete and her extensive experience interviewing world class athletes to share the most compelling stories from PyeongChang. Kelly brings on-screen skills to events across Canada as a host/emcee. Her specialties include moderating panel discussions that engage & excite while utilizing her humour to touch on topics often considered taboo. Watch for this engaging NSB keynote speaker as she covers the Olympic Games Overnight from South Korea during the games.
Beckie Scott (CBC Analyst – Cross-Country Skiing)
As Canada’s first cross-country ski racing Olympic gold and silver medalist, Beckie Scott has also earned the title of Canada’s most successful cross-country racer. Her presentations inspire audiences with a focus on capturing the Olympic Spirit and stressing the importance of teamwork. You will find this incredible motivational speaker on CBC during the games, where she will be acting as an analyst for the cross-country ski events.
Jon Montgomery (CBC Analyst – Skeleton Event)
Since the event was added to the games in 2002, many spectators tune in to witness the sheer spectacle of the Skeleton event. It’s a sport that induces fear, with athletes barrelling down an ice track, on a sled that’s meres centimetres above the ground, head first at speeds of up to 130 km/h (80 mph). Add one of Canada’s most recognizable Olympians to the event coverage and this year’s Skeleton event should hit top ratings. As a motivational speaker Jon Montgomery knows what it takes to succeed, he won a gold medal in the Skeleton event at the Vancouver games in 2010. Jon is not only a top athlete and Olympic Champion, he is also the host of popular reality TV show The Amazing Race Canada. Watch for John as he will be an analyst during the 2018 games in PyeongChang.
Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Cheryl Pounder (CBC Analyst and Reporter – Ice Hockey)
Many Canadians will remain glued to the television during the Women and Men’s hockey events this winter. Cassie Campbell-Pascall was the captain of Team Canada in 2002, leading her team to win the first Women’s Gold Medal in ice hockey in 50 years. She is one of Canada’s top female athletes of all time and has contributed significantly to developing the nations interest in Women’s Hockey. As a motivational speaker, Cassie focuses on the importance of determination and teamwork. Watch for this superstar athlete as she will appear on CBC as an analyst during Ice Hockey events.
Also on the ice winning gold for Canada back in 2002 was all-star defenseman Cheryl Pounder. Cheryl focuses on the journey we take to achieve success in her motivational speaking and focuses on the importance of mental well-being. Just like her Olympic teammate Cassie, Cheryl is an accomplished keynote speaker who focuses on the importance of working together. Cheryl will be reporting on Ice Hockey events for CBC during the PyeongChang Olympic Games.
Dominick Gauthier (ICI Radio-Canada Télé Reporter – Team Canada’s Daily Performances)
Competing in Japan in 1998, Olympic Mogul Skier Dominick Gauthier was ranked second in the world at the time in his sport. Dominick took to the hills in Nagano just two weeks after having a major operation on his knee, meeting his goal of competing despite his handicap. Today Dominick is known as top motivational speaker and coach who has since helped Olympians Jennifer Heil and Alexandre Bilodeau to win Olympic medals for Canada. During the 2018 Winter Games you will find Dominick appearing on ICI Radio-Canada Télé covering Team Canada’s daily performances.
Nathalie Lambert (Chair of the Technical Committee for Short Track Events)
During the Albertville Olympic Games in 1992, Nathalie Lambert and her teammates won the gold in women’s relay speed skating. She was also given the honour of closing out the ceremonies that year as Canada’s flag bearer. Of all of the NSB speakers attending the Olympics in PyeongChang this year, Nathalie has been involved in the games in a multitude of roles.
As an decorated former Olympian herself, Nathalie won Gold in the 3000m relate at the 1992 Albertville games along with two silver medals at the 1994 Lillehammer games. She’s even been inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. At the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010 she served as Canada’s Chef de Mission, providing leadership for a team of more than 300 volunteers and staff engaged to support all of the Canadian athletes on the Olympic Team.
Nathalie has served as Canada’s Olympic Team spokesperson to the public, media, and Olympic officials. Nathalie’s extensive athletic career has helped her to develop top-notch motivational speaking techniques that truly engage and captivate audiences. Watch for Nathalie as she serves as Chair of the Technical Committee for Short Track Speed Skating Events at the 2018 Winter Olympics this year.