Daniele Sauvageau

Speaker


Danièle Sauvageau

Former Canadian Olympic Hockey Coach

Danièle Sauvageau has done undercover narcotics work for the Montreal Urban Police, busted a squad car full of drug dealers, and even ordered a forced entry and rescue of a double agent whose life was in jeopardy. Hardly the resume you’d expect for the first head coach of the Canadian Women’s Olympic Team to lead them to gold in fifty years. Proving her ability to lead―whether hunting down criminals or on the ice― Sauvageau draws on her expertise in situation assessment, coaching, leadership, communication and the formation of winning teams to help audiences achieve success.

Sauvageau’s passion, instinct, and leadership were instrumental in the historic win by the Canadian women’s hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. As general manager and coach, she transformed a fear of losing into an absolute desire for victory―a radical turnaround that enabled her players to achieve their Olympic dream. She has taken part in six Olympic Games, as women’s hockey coach, general manager and coaching consultant. She played a key role in the team’s wins in seven consecutive world championships, and in the silver medal they won at the Nagano Olympics.

Sauvageau was the spokesperson for the Coaching Association of Canada and a member of the Coaches of Canada, as well as serving on the board of directors for Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics bid.

In 2013, Sauvageau was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to the advancement and development of women’s hockey in Quebec and Canada.

For 28 years, Sauvageau has served with the RCMP and Montreal’s police department, including the narcotics division, and currently works as advisor to the strategic development department. She is a well-known figure in the media and is often asked to comment on developments in hockey and elite sports in general. She is also the co-author of The Golden Tears, the Journey to the Olympics.

C’est la passion, l’instinct et le leadership de Danièle Sauvageau qui ont mené l’équipe canadienne de hockey féminin vers une victoire historique aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Salt Lake City en 2002. Elle a su transformer la peur de perdre en désir absolu de triompher. En renversant la vapeur, elle et les joueuses de son équipe ont pu réaliser leur rêve olympique.

En janvier 2013, Danièle a été nommée Officier de l’Ordre du Canada pour sa contribution à l’avancement et au développement du hockey féminin au Québec et au Canada.

Danièle Sauvageau a participé à six Jeux olympiques en tant qu’entraîneur de hockey féminin, directrice générale et conseillère en coaching. Elle a grandement contribué aux victoires de l’équipe féminine lors de sept Championnats du monde consécutifs et à la médaille d’argent gagnée aux Jeux olympiques de Nagano en 1998.

Par son dévouement, son implication au développement de son sport et son parcours victorieux, elle est certainement devenue le gourou du hockey féminin au Canada. Preuve à l’appui, en janvier 2008 elle a reçu carte blanche de la part de l’Université de Montréal afin de mettre sur pied la première équipe de hockey féminin des Carabins. Quatre ans plus tard, les Carabins sont championnes canadiennes.

Son expertise traverse les saisons. Elle a contribué au succès de plusieurs programmes nationaux, notamment de l’équipe nationale de nage synchronisée et l’équipe féminine de water-polo. Elle a travaillé comme conseillère en coaching et en performance auprès du Comité olympique canadien lors des Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Vancouver en 2010. Danièle est étroitement liée au succès des athlètes canadiens de patinage de vitesse courte piste et de la patineuse artistique Joanie Rochette.

Danièle Sauvageau fait partie de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC) et du Service de police de la ville de Montréal depuis 28 ans où elle a notamment travaillé à la division des stupéfiants. Elle agit présentement comme conseillère au Service du développement stratégique.

Diplômée en travail social, elle a par la suite graduée de l’académie de la GRC. Danièle a obtenu un certificat de maîtrise en coaching du Programme national de certification des entraîneurs (PNCE), et un certificat en gestion à l’École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (HEC).

Son expertise en gestion des ressources humaines, coaching, leadership, évaluation de situation, communication et en formation d’équipes gagnantes lui permet d’aborder plusieurs sujets reliés à la performance dans ses conférences.

En 2003, Danièle a commencé l’accompagnement de gestionnaires en entreprises. En tant que conseillère en coaching exécutif, Danièle Sauvageau a dirigé et aidé plusieurs clients des secteurs public et privé à bâtir des visions nouvelles et à gérer le changement en vue de créer un avantage concurrentiel.

Elle compte plusieurs accomplissements dans le domaine, notamment:

  • Conception d’outils et de méthodes pour évaluer les athlètes olympiques, les entraineurs et les spécialistes entourant les athlètes.
  • Revue organisationnelle de l’équipe féminine olympique de water-polo, ainsi que du
  • programme olympique canadien de nage synchronisée.
  • Conseils et mentorat de l’équipe d’entraîneurs de l’équipe féminine de water-polo lors des Jeux olympiques d’Athènes en 2004.
  • Accompagnement d’entraîneurs et de directeurs à l’élaboration de profils de compétences depuis 2003.

Figure médiatique connue, Danièle est souvent sollicitée pour commenter l’actualité au hockey et dans le sport de haut niveau. Au cours de sa carrière, elle a fait l’objet de plusieurs reportages sur les réseaux canadiens CBC, Radio-Canada et TSN et sur la chaîne NBC aux États-Unis. Elle a fait également l’objet de reportages à l’intérieur de plusieurs publications canadiennes et américaines.

Elle est aussi la co-auteure de l’ouvrage « The golden tears, the journey to the Olympics ».

Au fil des ans, le travail de Danièle Sauvageau a souvent été récompensé:

  • L’Ordre du Canada, 2013
  • Croix de service méritoire canadien, 2004
  • Récipiendaire du prix de coaching au Canada décerné par 3M en 1999, 2001 et 2003
  • Entraîneur de l’année (sports d’équipe) au Québec en 1995, 1999 et 2002
  • Médaille du directeur, Police de Montréal, 2002
  • Prix Grace Under Pressure, décerné par l’Association canadienne pour l’avancement des
  • femmes, du sport et de l’activité physique, 2002
  • Médaille du Jubilé d’or, 2002
  • Membre des 50 bâtisseurs du pays, 2002
  • Médaille de la Chambre des communes, 1998 et 2002
  • Femme de l’année, YMCA Montréal 2000
  • Danièle a été porte-parole de l’Association canadienne des entraîneurs, membre de l’Association canadienne des entraîneurs professionnels et membre du conseil d’administration pour le développement de la candidature de Vancouver à l’obtention des Jeux olympiques de 2010.

 

 


Leading a Team to Victory

Instinct of winning is relevant in sports as well as in business. To lead a team to victory, we must accept challenges and work in team through adversity. Danièle Sauvageau knows something about it…

Spend a moment in the shoes of a director & head coach of an Olympic gold medalist National Team, a strategist of the Canadian sport system and an international coaches mentor, and understand the power of mobilization.

Each time Danièle gives a presentation, she captivates and inspires her audience, as she speaks about adversity and resilience, the notions of leadership and a winning team, and about what she has experienced, studied and applied.

Daniele Sauvageau will inspire you, will guide you through the strengthening teamwork and leadership skills that will lead you to victory, to the ultimate goal – Gold.

Some topics presented during her conferences!

  • Adversity: knowing when to change course ;
  • Leadership in an organization! ;
  • Secrets of coaching! ;
  • Evaluating ;
  • Strategies of management ; !
  • Components of a winning team ;
  • Winning: it’s about embracing change.

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