Canadian Olympic Curler
At the age of 23, Cheryl Bernard started an insurance brokerage and propelled the agency to six million dollars in sales in just eleven years. At the age of 43, she helped Canada win a silver medal in curling at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Passionate about inspiring others to reach their goals and stressing the importance of great leadership and teamwork, Bernard’s presentations draw from both her business and sport experiences to motivate audiences to achieve greatness in everything they do.
In 2009, Bernard and her teammates won the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials and headed to Vancouver to represent Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, ultimately taking the silver medal. Two months after the Olympics, Bernard was nominated by her peers as the 2010 Most Valuable Player in Women’s curling.
In 2014, Bernard announced her retirement from curling. She now works with TSN as a broadcast analyst.
Bernard has volunteered on a variety of boards, as well as for the Canadian Curling Association and the World Curling Tour, and she currently sits on the board of Winsport Canada. She created the annual “Curl for a Cure” in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, raising over 1.3 million dollars for the charity, as well as for the Canadian Curling Association and the World Curling Tour. She was the spokesperson for the 2010 Terry Fox Run, and has done promotional work for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day, Microsoft, and the Toronto Children’s Hospital. She is currently the Ambassador/Spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of Alberta and World Vision Canada.
Bernard is also the co-author of Between the Sheets Creating Curling Champions, which describes the mental side of the game of curling.