Jon Montgomery always wanted to represent Canada in sport… he just didn’t know which sport it could be!
Keeping his eyes wide open, living outside his comfort zone, trying new things and accepting the challenges that presented themselves enabled him to find his passion and his opportunity to realize his dreams.
His message focuses on the power of self-efficacy, the unwavering belief you will accomplish that which you seek. Jon’s story inspires others to go after their own stretch-goals and reach for new heights. Attendees will be reminded of a the tools they can lever to create the resolve, in their heart-of-hearts, that they have what it takes to Dream Big!
Being realistic about the things in life we can’t change can be illuminating – but there are always ways in which we can optimize ourselves and our situations through creative thinking and innovation. Unless you’re moving forward you’re getting left behind!
After winning gold in 2010 Jon decided to build his own skeleton sled to defend Our gold medal in 2014. While the end result was not what he was striving for at the outset, the lessons learned would prove to be invaluable!
Our attitude is the only thing we have control over in life – when we control our attitude, we can control how we react to things and thus, how they make us feel.
The story of a small-boy from a small-town who grew up playing hockey and idolizing his home-town hero – the smallest guy to ever play in the NHL. These experiences shaped and inspired Montgomery’s desire to become an Olympic Champion.
Jon shares insights and experiences from the flat-lands of Manitoba to the top-step of the Olympic Podium, inspiring audiences to leverage simple tools to work together, live life outside their comfort zones, develop grit, and believe in themselves… and hopefully have a little fun.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t… you’re 100% correct!
Learning this nugget-of-wisdom the hard-way, very early in his development as a skeleton athlete, illuminated a fundamental truth for Montgomery – the greatest differentiator between realizing a goal and falling short is rooted in the individuals personal belief that they will achieve that which they seek.
Jon will relive the dramatic experience that revealed the toughest hurdle he would have to overcome to realize his dream… his ability to believe in himself!
Skeleton racing is an individual sport – but you are never alone! Whether you find yourself piloting a skeleton sled at 140kph down a frozen track or working on a project late at night at work, you have resources! When we lean into the resources, human or otherwise, that are around us, we are more! Together our growth and development can be amplified and expedited – and it is through this collaborative approach that we can benefit from the invaluable experience of others.