NSB Logo Jon Montgomery Jon Montgomery

Jon Montgomery

Speaker

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Award-Winning Host of The Amazing Race Canada & Olympic Gold Medallist, Skeleton

No stranger to tough competition, Jon is the host of CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada (ARC) which has won over a dozen Canadian Screen Awards and counts millions of viewers every week. Before ARC, Jon won Olympic gold in men’s skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 games. His presentations unify the nature of what makes Canada great as a nation, with the power of individual self-efficacy; the unwavering belief you will accomplish that which you seek. 

Keynote Speeches

Dreaming Big: Living Bigger

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!

 

Innovation and Realism

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.

Jon's Olympic Journey

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. 

Self-Efficacy

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!

Amplify Growth with Teamwork

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. 

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Host/MC
Jon’s personality and energy make him the perfect Host/MC for your events. After sharpening his skills as the host of The Amazing Race Canada, he was tapped as co-host for one of Canada’s biggest live events: The 2016 Juno Awards. Jon is also an auctioneer; a skill he’ll gladly bring to select engagements.
Golf Program | Celebrity Golfer
Jon is available as a Celebrity Golfer, or bring him in as the Host/MC or Keynote Speaker for your post-event banquet.

Audience reviews:

  • Jon gave a very good presentation, very informative, well organized and delivered. You could tell from his sincerity that he has not forgotten his local roots. He blended good information with humor. I thought he delivered a very inspirational speech.

    - Brandon University
  • Jon was amazing! Really could not have asked for a better keynote for this years conference.

    - Northern British Columbia Tourism Association
  • Jon Montgomery was a memorable guest for our fundraising event. He was down to earth, lighthearted and brought a compelling message that appealed to a diverse audience.

    - University of Regina
  • Jon delivered a truly inspirational message at our national leader conference earlier this year. His message was right on the mark...inspiring leaders to take responsibility for challenging goals in the face of an uncertain path and really demonstrating how to take ownership for developing your full potential and that of your
    team. Jon is skilled at communicating his message in a way that resonates across a diverse audience with just the right blend of humour and candour. - Great-West Life
 

Speaker Biography

Jon Montgomery’s life has been a whirlwind since his Olympic win in skeleton racing at the Vancouver Whistler Olympics in 2010. His big-time podium moment and his now-famous victory walk through Whistler Village have paved the way for Montgomery to continue to find himself on Canadian TV.

Today, as the host of The Amazing Race Canada, Jon travels across the country, and all over the world, filming and sharing insights with audiences of all stripes on what makes Canada great and why the goals we set for ourselves are only as achievable as we believe they are.

His inspirational presentations help capture that sense of imagination as to what’s possible when you infuse passion with confidence. Jon embraces any opportunity to engage with live and virtual audiences, auctioneering something sentimental for your charity or inspiring  your attendees with a parade-of-stories, chronicling a young mans journey from the flatlands of the prairies to the top of the Olympic podium – reminding us all that it’s alright to be proudly Canadian and celebrate the good times along the way!

From an appearance on Oprah, to the overwhelming homecoming in Russell, Manitoba and a presentation at the JUNO Awards — where he auctioned off teen-idol Justin Bieber’s cell number on the streets of St. John’s — Jon has been sharing his Olympic success and national pride with as many Canadians as possible.

In 2016, Jon added another first to his growing resume as the co-host of the JUNO Awards with eight-time recipient Jann Arden. And, the hard work of hosting The Amazing Race Canada paid off when he received the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Host of a Reality TV Series. On stage, Jon brings an energy like no other.