Gold Medal Champion
It’s always about the journey. That’s the message women’s hockey champion Cheryl Pounder seeks to instill in every audience she speaks to. Believing that learning from our successes, as well as our failures, is the key to staying on the path toward excellence, Cheryl shows audiences that true achievement is found on the way to winning gold.
Cheryl played on six of Canada’s World Championship Hockey Teams, where she was named an All-Star Defense-man in 2005. She was also voted the Top Defense-man at the 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007 Canadian National Hockey Championships. Her greatest career accomplishments are her two Olympic gold medals from the Salt Lake City and Torino Olympic Games.
Currently, Cheryl appears TSN as a colour commentary analyst, having broadcast at both the 2015 World Championships and 2014 Olympic Winter Games. She is also a current board member for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, the premier professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world.
As a speaker, Cheryl’s audiences have included Tim Hortons, CIBC, RBC, TD, Scotia Bank, Investors Group, Dairy Farmers, Alcatel, TransUnion, Schneider’s, Proctor and Gamble, Ontario Dentists Association, OPP, Toronto District School Board, and the City of Toronto, to name a few.
As a mother of two young daughters, Cheryl recognizes the importance of engaging youth. She is an ambassador with Fitspirit, a non-profit organization that encourages young females to get active, make healthy choices, and engage in their lives.