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.