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Jennifer Botterill


Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Broadcaster & Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist

Jennifer is one of Canada’s most adored sports broadcasters and decorated athlete. She is a Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist, and an Olympic Silver Medallist with the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team. Jennifer played an integral role on the team that was highlighted by assisting on the gold medal winning goal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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Mental Health and Wellness

Jennifer addresses the importance of awareness in regards to emotional wellness and mental health. She will lead a valuable discussion on how to create a supportive environment in both personal and professional settings. This includes elements of communication, recovery windows, support networks, priorities, time management, and the pursuit of excellence to help others on a path to sustainable health.

Jennifer will also share stories with the audience, and provide meaningful tools to help manage the broad spectrum of the mental and emotional spectrum that we all have the potential to experience. She will provide helpful insights and ideas on how to take a 360 degree approach to wellness, health, life and performance, so that each person can play a key role in establishing this collective perspective.

Why Not You? | How to Excel in Life and Business

Jennifer focuses on how to reach new levels of excellence in your personal and professional life.  She addresses the importance of setting high standards for yourself in every capacity.  Jennifer provides tools that her audience can start to apply on a daily basis.  She encourages an approach for sustainable excellence, and provides techniques on how to perform at your best on a consistent level. Jennifer shares techniques to help with preparation and she discusses the critical importance of time management.  She helps people to strive towards their ideal performance state and to take a ‘no regrets’ approach to each day.  Jennifer wants every person to think about the lasting impact that they would like to create in their lives, and she will help them to achieve this.

Resiliency | Thriving in a Changing Environment

The path that we face isn’t always as we may have imagined.  Jennifer addressees the benefits of adapting to change.  We have a choice to make every day, and Jennifer demonstrates how we can learn to shift our perspective to make the most of our environment. Jennifer shares stories and messages that have helped her on her evolving path through life, sport and business.  She provides examples on how we need to do things differently to get better results that we have in the past.  Jennifer shares ideas on how to be productive and efficient in every way.  She teaches how to control potential distractions and how to maintain a strong level of focus.  She encourages people to strive towards new excellence – in any environment.

Teamwork | The Journey to Success

Jennifer has decades of experience in various team settings!  She recognizes the value of teamwork and shares lessons that have been the most valuable. Jennifer demonstrates the benefits of bringing out the best in those around you.  She helps teams and organizations to create a positive culture.  Each person has an attitude that has the potential to be very contagious.  She knows that it can be extremely helpful to create healthy competition and to embrace a positive rivalry in many situations.  Each role within a team is equally important, and Jennifer teaches how to shift your perspective to help the group to succeed.

Platform Plus Presentations

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Workshop | High Performance Program
As part of this motivating, accessible and effective program of development workshops led by a team of qualified experts, Jennifer addresses the importance of sustainable high performance using lessons learned over her athletic career, education at Harvard and entrepreneurial experience. The complete High Performance Program includes four (4) sessions, each lasting three (3) hours, and can be custom-tailored to address varying needs.
Links Golf Program | Celebrity Golfer
Jennifer has hosted an array of events across Canada including Gold Medal Plates, the launch of the RBC Olympians program and Nike/Hockey Canada Jersey Launch.

Audience reviews:

  • Jennifer Botterill spoke exceptionally well...She was engaging, honest, thoughtful and funny. The audience was extremely absorbed in her message, and Jennifer presented us with numerous words to live by. Many in the audience even took notes on her presentation, a strong vote of confidence from a group of senior leaders. In short, I would not hesitate to have Jennifer back to engage broader audiences at Deloitte. - National Sponsorships Manager, Deloitte Canada
  • Jennifer Botterill gave a terrific presentation to kick off our conference – thank you! The attendees really valued to opportunity to meet with her afterwards to take photos and have a personal chat! - Education Coordinator, Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals (OACFP)
  • [Jennifer] has a captivating on-stage presence and that special ability to instantly connect with her audience. Her messages about hard work, dedication, positive attitude, and mental clarity and focus to reach goals and overcome obstacles resonate deeply with the audience, and in ways that allow audience members to tailor those messages to personal experiences and challenges. Jennifer’s one of a kind and would make any client event memorable. - Partner, Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Inspiring, Captivating, Dynamic - These were the words used to describe Olympian Jennifer Botterill after her speech...You could have heard a pin drop in the room as the Canadian women’s hockey star delivered a talk on perseverance, teamwork, and following your dreams. Afterwards, the long lineup of people wanting an autograph or photo with Jennifer and her Olympic medals seemed to last forever and serves as a testament to her riveting speech and powerful impact on the audience. - Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Jennifer was fantastic. Very approachable, well-spoken and her address really resonated with our teams. She was the right fit for the theme and activities for our management review. All of the attendees were excited and proud to meet a Canadian Olympic athlete and her overall message was inspiring. - GTAA (Greater Toronto Airports Authority)
  • Jennifer was amazing! She was engaging, a great story teller, and her message was extremely well aligned to our event. We could tell she took the time to understand who we are as an organization and drew parallels so well on how we can all find balance and strive for excellence in our everyday. - CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Association)
  • [ Jennifer ] led our audience through an inspirational journey – one that has linked the themes of persistence, the importance of goals, overcoming defeat, moving on from triumph, and the importance of seeking accomplishment and self-fulfillment along life’s journey. Her unique skill is her ability to personalize her story and leave the audience feeling that they have connected with her personally, and that through her example, anything is possible – not just in sport, but in accomplishing any bold ambitions one might establish for themselves or their business. She is a tremendous Canadian role model! - Senior Vice President of Business Financial Services, Personal and Commercial Banking, RBC Royal Bank
  • Jennifer’s inspirational stories left our advisors motivated to pursue excellence – Game on! - Executive Vice President of Insurance Division, Hub Financial
  • Jennifer has an admirable ability to connect her presentation and personal successes to the audience... She delivers an impactful presentation that resonates with the attendees both on a professional and personal level – living in the moment but never losing sight of your goal; the critical importance of teamwork; the focus on others – that of making people around you better; the joy of celebrating others and sharing success; the magnitude of being supportive; and the significance of honouring the past – what and who got you to where you are. - General Manager, ProResp Inc.
  • Jennifer’s ability to connect her personal experiences of effort, dedication, overcoming challenges, sharing successes, and most of all working together as a team to accomplish goals and dreams was amazingly well received by our entire Franchisee network. A testament to her acceptance and appreciation was delivered in an extended standing ovation that was our group’s way of saying - Thanks! - Sr Vice President, M&M MEAT SHOPS INC.
  • Jennifer was amazing. Her speech was very moving (it actually brought a number of employees to tears). She is extremely graceful and very accommodating. - CAA
  • Jennifer's positive energy and enthusiasm was contagious. We couldn't have asked for a better way to launch our sales meeting. Jennifer's story was a beautiful source of inspiration and national pride, which set a positive tone for our meeting. Our group appreciated the mix of video and storytelling along with the chance to view Jennifer's medals!

    - Interface Flor
  • Jennifer was great, everyone enjoyed her presentation and the videos she shared.

    - CropScience
  • She has helped to spark our leadership team toward a new level of effectiveness. Jennifer is one of the most positive and impactful people with whom I have ever worked. Her positive energy, engaging style, leadership insights and exceptional humility enable her to ignite sustainable performance improvements in teams. I consider Jennifer a trusted leadership advisor.

    - President & CEO, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
  • Botterill knocked it out of the park and the feedback has been phenomenal. - Executive Director, Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs

Speaker Biography

Through sustainable high performance and perspective, Jennifer Botterill has become one of Canada’s most successful athletes and the epitome of a champion. She has attained Olympic glory on numerous occasions and is currently the CEO and president of two companies – Excel in in Life Inc and Journey to Excel Inc. 

A member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for fourteen years, Botterill attended 4 Olympic Games, winning three Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006, 2010) and an Olympic silver medal (1998). Botterill also played a key role on the Olympic Vancouver 2010 team, assisting the team in winning the gold medal. 

Botterill is a graduate of Harvard University and the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award, an honour only for the top player in women’s college hockey. She is also a five-time world champion and was twice named the most valuable player of the World Championship tournament.

Today, Botterill is an analyst for the NHL’s New York Islanders with MSG Networks and was recently an in studio analyst for NBC’s historic first all women’s broadcast team. She has also worked with TSN, Sportsnet, and CBC in various roles covering Hockey Canada, the Winter Olympics and the NHL. 

In September 2020, it was announced that Botterill will be appearing as a contestant with two-­ time World pairs champion, Eric Radford, on Season 6 of CBC’s Battle of the Blades; the pair will be competing on behalf of The Canadian Cancer Society. 

Botterill has taken several roles as a leader for development and mentorship. She has worked on projects for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), and is currently an ambassador for Right to Play. Botterill has also worked with many charities including Kidsport, Children’s Wish Foundation, Sick Kids, Can Fund, Hockey Canada Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Her career is inspired by her family. Her mother competed in two Olympic Games as a speedskater, her father is at the top of the field in the world of Performance Psychology, and her brother is a three time World Junior Hockey Champion, 3 time Stanley Cup Champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins and worked as the general manager for the Buffalo Sabres.