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Catriona Le May Doan

The Fastest Woman On Ice/Olympic Champion

Catriona Le May Doan has done what no other Canadian athlete has ever accomplished. She is the first individual and only female to defend a Gold Medal at any Olympic games. This two-time, Olympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion is one of Canada’s most successful and highly decorated athletes.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Presentations

Personal Excellence: Achieving Your Full Potential Catriona will share her insights on achieving goals and her career highs and lows. You can achieve your full potential through passion, a winning attitude, commitment, and teamwork. Her years as a speed skater have taught Catriona how to deal not only with obstacles, but also with success.

What Does it Take to Be the Best? What Does it Take to Stay There? The journey of Catriona LeMay Doan will take you there and inspire you to reach farther than you thought possible.

Managing Expectations Changing situations means changing expectations – and mounting pressures to meet those expectations, both from within and from the outside world. Dealing with pressure and the fear of failure (and fear of success) is a reality for so many. Catriona will share with you, and help you learn from her own experience, as someone who dealt with changing expectations in the public eye.

Breaking New Ground What does it mean to be the first person to accomplish something? When no one has ever been in the same situation as you before? Quite simply, a lot of responsibility. As the only Canadian to defend a gold medal at any Olympic games, Catriona will tell you about the stresses, tell you how you can help pave the way for others to follow like a true leader.

Women and Careers Catriona Le May Doan can tell you about being an Olympic Champion Speed Skater and an Olympic broadcaster, about being tirelessly involved with her beloved community and those in it, about being a spokesperson for the SpinaBifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada, Right to Play and Ontario’s Lakefield Oval Project, and, most importantly, about being a woman and mother. Women are constantly pulled in many different directions. Find out how balance of work, life, and motherhood is possible while working towards your own goals.

Corporate Hosting For all your corporate banquets and award evenings, have an Olympian/broadcaster who can engage with and entertain individuals, in both English and French.

  • Catriona has appeared for us at a number of corporate and non corporate functions across North America. Catriona is a dynamic and energetic speaker who delivers a universal message that resonates with all audiences. She is a true Canadian icon who is professional, charming, and gracious. We require speakers for a number of different events and she is, by far, requested the most often.

    - ING
  • Catriona was outstanding and received a standing ovation from the 600 conference attendees. Her presentation was everything that I could hope for in a keynote speaker - engaging, humorous, topical, humble and accommodating. I would highly recommend her to any organization interested in hearing from one of Canada's best.

    - Focus 1 Consulting Ltd
  • Catriona was awesome! Great presenter, great role model, great Canadian! She was very gracious in the time she committed and spent with our group and she received three standing ovations! They loved her.

    - Nestle
  • A wonderful presentation, she was very engaging - and the material was well suited to celebrate the milestone and recognize our first female President of the Association.

    - Chief Administrative Officer, Association of BC Land Surveyors
  • Catriona was excellent - put her in the top ten of all speakers I have heard. Her passion, articulation and message were received with enthusiasm and admiration by our national group.

    - Executive Director - Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC)

Summary Profile

Catriona Le May Doan was first to do what no other Canadian athlete has ever accomplished-she won an Olympic Gold medal and then successfully defended her Olympic Gold title. Catriona is an articulate, engaging and bilingual presenter. Her story is an inspiration, and her ability to explore with audiences the method of achieving personal excellence while challenging and motivating people to achieve their full potential is unmatched. Catriona will share the strategies and tactics that she applied to her sport, and how they can be applied universally. She shares her insights on achieving goals and the process during which one experiences trials and triumphs. It is only with characteristics like passion, a winning attitude, commitment, and teamwork that you can achieve your potential. Twenty-three years in the sport of speed skating taught Catriona a great deal. She learned to deal not only with obstacles, but also with success. Catriona’s journey included numerous obstacles, yet with the help of her team, she learned to overcome anything. She has seen first hand what can be achieved when a team works together and appreciates each other’s strengths and weaknesses. That the potential is limitless when a team unites and rises to face challenges together. Catriona realized her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, and further realized that remaining at the top was even harder. She will leave her audience with a clear understanding of what it takes to get to the top and stay there in a competitive environment. What does it take to be the best? What does it take to remain the best? Catriona highlights the role of leadership and the need to continually raise the bar to stay on top and overcome obstacles. The journey of Catriona Le May Doan will inspire you to reach farther than you thought possible.