Catriona Le May Doan

Speaker, Celebrity


Catriona Le May Doan

Olympic Champion Speed Skater | Olympic Broadcaster

Catriona Le May Doan was the fastest woman on ice, and the first Canadian to defend a gold medal at any Olympic games. Having held the world record in the 500 metre speed skating event for ten years, and still the current holder of the Olympic record, Catriona is a world champion athlete and an inspiration to every crowd she addresses. At ease speaking in both official languages, Catriona motivates audiences to dream bigger and reach farther than they ever thought possible.

Catriona’s accomplishments have earned her the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s Athlete of the Year (2002) and she is a three-time recipient of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award for Canadian Female Athlete of the Year. She has received three Honorary Degrees from the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina; was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Sports Hall of Fame; and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

In 2016, Catriona joined Sport Calgary as the new Senior Director of Community Engagement and Marketing. In her role, Catriona is a champion of amateur sport in Calgary, building connections with over 400 community sport organizations, and helping support and advocate for 400,000 active amateur athletes.

Catriona is actively involved in community and charity associations including The Saskatoon Foundation Catriona Le May Doan Endowment for Children and Youth. She is a spokesperson for the SpinaBifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada, and involved with Special Olympics Canada. She was on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee Board and is a board member of the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary and member of the Canada Games Council.

In the media, Catriona has covered five Olympic Games. She co-hosted CBC’s primetime show Countdown to Beijing; joined the CTV Olympic broadcast team for the Vancouver 2010 Games, which earned her a Gemini Award for Best Sports Analyst; and for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Catriona was co-host of the Olympic Morning Show.

Dans n’importe quelle situation, afin de franchir la ligne d’arrivée en premier – et de façon répétitive – une détermination, un dévouement et un talent incroyables sont requis. Catriona Le May Doan s’y connaît bien. Nommée athlète canadienne de l’année 2002, Catriona Le May Doan est la patineuse de vitesse dont le record du monde a captivé et inspiré des millions de Canadiens. La femme la plus rapide sur la glace et porte-drapeau du Canada lors de la cérémonie d’ouverture des Jeux Olympiques d’hiver de 2002, elle a remporté la médaille d’or lors du 500m à ces Jeux, défendant ainsi son titre de médaillée d’or au 500m des Jeux Olympiques de 1998, devenant du même coup la première Canadienne à défendre une médaille d’or à des Jeux Olympiques. Elle a brisé le record du monde pour cet événement 8 fois et, aux Jeux de 2002, a instauré le record olympique de 37.30 secondes. Elle est également 5 fois Championne du monde. Même si elle a pris sa retraite du monde compétitif du patinage de vitesse, elle demeure une figure centrale de ce sport. Elle a fait office de commentatrice principale pour la télédiffusion sur CTV des événements de patinage de vitesse longue piste des Jeux Olympiques d’hiver de Vancouver 2010, ce qui lui a valu un prix Gemini pour Meilleur analyste sportif. Le May Doan n’est pas seulement championne du monde, mais également une talentueuse et motivante conférencière. Articulée, engageante et totalement bilingue, elle connecte avec les audiences en discutant comment arriver à l’excellence personnelle et motive les gens à réaliser leur plein potentiel. Ses accomplissements lui ont valu une place au Temple de la renommée sportive du Canada, au Temple de la renommée du Comité olympique canadien et une nomination en tant qu’Officier de l’Ordre du Canada. Peu importe l’endroit où elle donne une conférence, elle exprime de façon claire et convaincante pourquoi elle est – est sera toujours – une championne.

 

Description du sujet:

Catriona est une présentatrice articulée, engageante et bilingue. Son histoire est une inspiration et son habileté à explorer avec les audiences la façon d’atteindre l’excellence personnelle tout en stimulant et motivant les gens à atteindre leur plein potentiel est incomparable. Catriona partagera les stratégies et tactiques appliquées à son sport et comment elles peuvent être appliquées de façon universelle. Elle partage ses perspectives sur l’atteinte des objectifs et sur la procédure pour y arriver pendant laquelle une personne peut expérimenter des essais et des triomphes. Seulement des caractéristiques telles que la passion, une attitude de vainqueur, un engagement et un travail d’équipe vous permettront d’atteindre votre potentiel. Vingt-trois année dans le sport du patinage de vitesse a enseigné beaucoup à Catriona. Elle a appris non seulement à faire face aux obstacles, mais également au succès. Le cheminement de Catriona a été parsemé de nombreux obstacles mais, avec l’aide de son équipe, elle a appris à tout surmonter. Elle a constaté rapidement ce qui pouvait être réalisé quand une équipe travaille ensemble et apprécie les forces et les faiblesses de chacun. Le potentiel est illimité quand une équipe s’unit et s’élève afin d’affronter ensemble les défis. Catriona a réalisé son rêve de gagner une médaille d’or aux Jeux Olympiques et a ensuite constaté que demeurer parmi les meilleurs était encore plus exigeant. Elle laissera son audience avec une compréhension claire de ce qui est nécessaire pour s’élever parmi les plus hauts rangs et y demeurer dans un environnement compétitif. Qu’est-ce qui est nécessaire pour atteindre le sommet? Qu’est-ce que qui est nécessaire pour y rester? Catriona souligne le rôle du leadership et le besoin de continuellement élever la barre afin de rester au sommet et surmonter les obstacles. Le cheminement de Catriona Le May Doan vous inspirera à aller plus loin que ce que vous pensiez possible.


Personal Excellence: Achieving Your Full Potential

Catriona will share her insights on achieving goals and her career highs and lows. You can achieve your full potential through passion, a winning attitude, commitment, and teamwork. Her years as a speed skater have taught Catriona how to deal not only with obstacles, but also with success.

 

What does it take to be the best? What does it take to stay there?

 

The journey of Catriona LeMay Doan will take you there and inspire you to reach farther than you thought possible.

Managing expectations

Changing situations means changing expectations – and mounting pressures to meet those expectations, both from within and from the outside world. Dealing with pressure and the fear of failure (and fear of success) is a reality for so many. Catriona will share with you, and help you learn from her own experience, as someone who dealt with changing expectations in the public eye.

Breaking new ground

What does it mean to be the first person to accomplish something? When no one has ever been in the same situation as you before? Quite simply, a lot of responsibility. As the only Canadian to defend a gold medal at any Olympic games, Catriona will tell you about the stresses, tell you how you can help pave the way for others to follow like a true leader.

Women and careers

Catriona Le May Doan can tell you about being an Olympic Champion Speed Skater and an Olympic broadcaster, about being tirelessly involved with her beloved community and those in it, about being a spokesperson for the SpinaBifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada, Right to Play and Ontario’s Lakefield Oval Project, and, most importantly, about being a woman and mother.

 

Women are constantly pulled in many different directions. Find out how balance of work, life, and motherhood is possible while working towards own goals.

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