Adam van Koeverden

October 23, 2014 by Speakers' Spotlight

Adam van Koeverden: The Pursuable Prime

Champion kayaker Adam van Koeverden first captured the world’s attention at the 2004 Olympic Games, where he was a double medalist with gold and bronze victories. Since then, he has continued to dominate the sport, taking silver at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, earning two World Championship titles in 2007 and 2011, and being named “Canada’s Athlete of the Year” in 2012. Adam shares his story of personal success—infusing it with insight that he’s gained both on the water and off—and how it integrates with strong leadership, overcoming challenges, and the importance of teamwork. Adam recently spoke on the theme of “Relentless Pursuit” for TEDx Toronto, where he discussed the key factors that motivated him to succeed from a young age, and reflected on the impact that those lessons have had on his more recent years in kayaking.