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Jennifer Jones

Olympic Gold Medal Skip, Curling

One of the world’s most decorated female curlers, Jennifer Jones became the first female skip to go through the Olympic games undefeated en route to Gold in Sochi 2014.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Olympic Experience Jennifer Jones on her Gold Medal Winning Olympic experience.

Teamwork and Team Dynamics
Curling entails a unique approach to teamwork and team dynamics. Each player has a particular role to which they must execute under ever-changing circumstances. A great deal of communication plays part in a flexible strategy. Jennifer speaks on how teamwork and team dynamics within a rink can be applied to your organization.

Leadership
As a skip of Olympic, World Championship and Scottie’s Tournament of Heart winning teams, Jennifer knows what it takes to lead a team to victory. Jennifer will speak to the leadership lessons she’s learned throughout her curling career.

Performance Under Pressure
A game where precision is everything, Jennifer has played in her share of nail-biting high-pressure situations. Whether it be “The Shot” at the 2005 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Canada’s Olympic Curling Trials or the world’s biggest stage at the Sochi Olympics, Jennifer knows what it takes to perform and succeed under pressure. She will share her personal experiences on how to deal with high pressure situations in order to achieve the desired outcome.

Platform Plus

Golf

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Awards

2014
Order of Manitoba

  • Jennifer worked very had to draw the parallel between team work and performance under pressure in sports to our work lives. She ensured that she weaved our theme "leading the way" throughout her presentation. Jennifer received a standing ovation and she graciously stayed after her presentation for pictures and autographs. It was just awesome!

    - CAMDR

Summary Profile

From an early age Jennifer stood out as one destined to achieve great things. As a toddler her parents placed her in daycare while they played at Winnipeg’s St. Vital Curling Club. Not interested in playtime, Jennifer would often be found with her face up to the glass, getting an early understanding for the sport she’d come to master later in life. She started curling at the age of 11, having early success by becoming provincial junior champion in 1991 and in 1993 as a skip. She led her team to a Canadian junior title in 1995.

Jennifer and her team claimed their spot as one of the top teams in the world at the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts. Her curling skills were on full display as she made one of the sports most memorable shots. Down to her final shot trailing 6-4 to Ottawa’s Jenn Hanna who was sitting on the shot rock, Jennifer was left with only one hope — a difficult in-off that, if all went perfectly, would give the Winnipeg skip her first Canadian crown. That’s exactly what happened as Jones came from behind to take the title. Jennifer and her team went on to further success on the international stage, including a world championship in 2008 and three more Scotties Tournament of Hearts titles (2008, 2009, 2010).

The 2013 season saw Jennifer’s team hit their peak just at the right time as they captured the gold medal and a birth in the Sochi Winter Olympics with a victory over Team Ontario in the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. Jennifer became the first female skip to go through the Olympic games undefeated en route to a gold medal in Sochi 2014. It was Canada’s first gold in the event since the great Sandra Schmirler won at the 1998 games in Nagano.

When not at the rink, Jennifer works as a corporate lawyer. Her legal background includes private practice, in-house legal counsel for an independent wealth management company, and senior legal advisor for a Canadian Bank.