Hayley Wickenheiser

Speaker, Celebrity


Hayley Wickenheiser

Canadian Women’s Hockey Team | Flag Bearer, 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world. As a decorated Olympian, she has led her team to four gold and one silver medal as well as being named the tournaments’ most valuable player in both 2002 and 2006. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Hayley was selected to be the flag bearer for the Canadian Olympic team in the Opening Ceremonies, and it was announced that she had been elected to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes Commission. In 2011, Hayley was also appointed to the Order of Canada. Not just an athlete, Hayley is also a community leader and an accomplished student and business woman who inspires audiences to give their best in everything they undertake.

As part of the Canadian Women’s National Team since age 15, Hayley has won seven gold and four silver medals at Women’s World Hockey Championships. As an Olympian, Hayley earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and four Olympic gold medals in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014.

In 2003, Hayley made hockey history when she became the first female hockey player to notch a point in a men’s professional game with the Kirkkonummen Salamat of the Finnish second division. She also played in Sweden with the men’s professional division-one hockey team for the 2008-2009 season.

Along with hockey, Hayley is an elite softball player. She participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics as a member of Team Canada and worked on the CBC’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Sports Illustrated named Hayley one of the “Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World,” she is a two-time finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation Team Athlete of The Year, was twice-named among The Globe and Mail’s “Power 50” influencers in sport, and named among QMI Agency’s Top 10 “Greatest Female Athletes in the History of Sports.”

Hayley’s passion for sport is paralleled by her drive to give back to the community, particularly to organizations with a commitment to youth such as Plan International, Because I am a Girl, KidSport, Right To Play, Clean Air Champions, and Spread The Net.


Being a Female In The Male Dominated World of Hockey

Wickenheiser explains what it was like to grow up playing with the boys and later playing men’s professional hockey overseas.

Teamwork and Success

What does a successful team need and how did Team Canada succeed on the World Stage?

Change is Tough

Wickenheiser shares with her audience the importance of always look for improvements/change within your life.

It's Foolish To Be Normal!

Success comes from going above – and beyond – what others normally do.

How To Stay Motivated Despite Being At The Top of What You Do

Complacency kills! Wickenheiser offers advice on how to keep the desire alive!

The Olympic Experience

What is it like to compete in both a summer and winter Olympics?

Balance of Family/Kids With Competitive Sport

Wickenheiser explains Why family support matters.

Dealing With Criticism and Pressure - How to Perform When It Matters Most

Inspirion for the next generation of athletes and sports in Canada to perform even better!

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