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Dominick Gauthier

Founder B2ten, Performance Coach, and Olympic Mentor

Dominick Gauthier is one of the most influential minds in the Canadian Olympic realm. A business leader, world-class coach, mentor, fundraiser, broadcaster, and former Olympic mogul skier, Gauthier has coached multiple Olympic Champions and created the B2ten Foundation.

With 33 Million dollars raised from the private sector, B2ten builds optimal preparation plans for  Canada’s best Olympic athletes, with the goal of having a significant impact on the Canadian Olympic sport system. Dominick now leads the organization, ensuring that 20 athletes at each winter and summer Olympics are fully prepared. 

Amongst his most famous athletes are Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, for whom he built and directed the team behind their success. 

Gauthier’s understanding of high-performance, the ability to think differently and thereby maximize the result of the athlete and/or team, relates perfectly to the workplace and everyday life.

 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Presentations

Maximizing Your Potential

Being a natural leader, Dominick always finds a way to get the best out of the people. Athletes, teammates, colleagues or even friends, we have to carefully understand those with whom we are interacting. Peak performance is not a one size fits all approach. This is even more critical when the pressure rises i.e. seconds before an Olympic event. What we do and what we say at this very moment can become a make or break factor. It takes time to build that impactful relationship where trust becomes undeniable. Only then you can get the best out of someone.

For Dominick, leadership is something that is earned not imposed.  Through different anecdotes, he will talk about the communication and social skills needed to get the best out of people. 

Building a Winning Team

After Wining Gold in 2010 and Silver in 2014 Tessa and Scott retired from competition. They retired with sour taste in their mouth feeling they never quite skated to their full potential. When they approached Dominick at B2ten he wanted to make sure they were truly committed to prepare differently. If you want a different result you have to dare to do things differently. This is what he did, he created a plan with 12 specialists that were in continuous communication. Tessa and Scott had to believe in Dominick’s plan that had them skate them substantially less then ever before. You all know the result but what was truly satisfying for Dominick and his team was to watch Tessa and Scott skate with that flow they always dreamed of.

With this example and many others, Dominick relates what it truly takes to bring your skills, your art,  or your performance, to the next level. The importance of the team, even in an individual reality, is critical and he will share his different strategies to have everyone work in unison – leaving egos at the door and focused on the common objective.

Dare to be Great

After multiple Olympic experiences, Dominick understands what it takes to be great. Everyone can be good if they work hard, but to be great takes another level of commitment. Sometimes it means working less and being smarter. Every great athlete that has worked with Dominick has dared to be great. This means taking calculated risks, thinking outside the box, and getting out of the comfort zone.

Through inspiring and emotional stories of athletes, Dominick will share how these principles apply to the business sector and individuals who want to be a better version of themselves.

No Regrets Tomorrow – Control Your Today

Taking ownership of your behaviors is key to attaining your objectives. When the pressure rises, the only thing that can give you the freedom to excel to your best is the knowledge that you are perfectly prepared. Having no regrets at the starting line should be the ultimate objective for athletes or any high-performers. You can not always control the results, external factors can influence the outcome. This is why you need to control everything you can, that way, no matter what the outcome, it’s acceptable. Having regrets IS unacceptable.

Starting with his personal experience, Dominick explains how he developed this approach and how his organization (B2ten) uses this philosophy to change the way Canada prepares its athletes to be the best in the world.  Some of the same tools used with athletes will be explained for tangible takeaways that can be applied to the workplace and everyday life.

Dominick customizes every talk for his audiences.

  • 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 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.

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 transitioned 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.

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.

Because of his experiences as a business leader, world-class coach, mentor, fundraiser and broadcaster, Dominick’s approach to developing and encouraging athletes to be the very best they is compelling. He makes it easy to understand how the same principals can apply to any type of business!