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Cheryl Bernard

Canadian Olympic Curler

Cheryl Bernard
TEDxKelowna - Let Your Choices Write Your Story
Team Bernard
Lessons Learned from Sport
Cheryl Bernard
TEDxKelowna - Let Your Choices Write Your Story
Team Bernard
Lessons Learned from Sport

At the age of 23, Cheryl Bernard started an insurance agency and propelled it into a multi-million-dollar brokerage in just 11 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, Bernard draws from both her business and sport experiences to motivate audiences to achieve greatness in everything they do.

After announcing her retirement from curling, Bernard embarked on a career in broadcasting, joining TSN as their curling broadcaster from 2014-2022. She is currently the CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and co-chair of the 2024 Special Olympics. She also serves as a board member of Tourism Calgary, an ambassador for Goodwill of Alberta, and a Champion Ambassador for Special Olympics Canada.

Bernard is the co-author of Between the Sheets: The Silver Lining, a deep exploration of the mental side of the game of curling.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • The event was a success. Cheryl was excellent. I was surprised that Cheryl stayed quite a while after her talk to take pictures with every single person waiting in line! Her speech was inspiring and funny. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the event.

  • Our Economic Partnership Breakfasts, which started in 1992, provides a forum for Alberta’s International Region to address economic development issues. Your presentation on the “Importance of Sport and the Lessons We Can Learn from It” was enjoyed by all and helped fuel our ideas on an active, healthy community lifestyle. Thank you for helping to make our “Support the Sport” Economic Partnership Breakfast a great success!

  • Our community recently had the pleasure of having Cheryl Bernard speak to an audience of business and community leaders. Cheryl spoke not only of her Olympic experience and the impact of curling and sport on her life, but also related her experiences directly to our community. Her message was entertaining, insightful and moving. A standing ovation topped off a great presentation!

  • Cheryl wowed our clients with her sincerity, sense of humor and charm. She went above and beyond our expectations by interacting and posing for pictures with our guests both before and well after the event ended. We would definitely call on her again, not only because we loved her, but because our clients would demand it!

  • I found Cheryl’s presentation to be inspiring, motivational, and fun. Our group enjoyed the many references to her teams’ path to the Olympic Games and ultimately the last rock heartache that led to the Silver Medal. Cheryl’s delivery and message were extremely positive and outlined the work necessary to achieve great results. Her presentation was a great fit for my advisors who run a complex business and need great work ethic to be successful. We all enjoyed her fun yet sincere approach to the presentation and I would highly recommend her to other groups who are looking for an Olympian to motivate, teach about team building, and inspire.

  • Cheryl entertained the audience with personal stories of her Olympic experience and the teamwork involved and provided many valuable lessons which can be applied to everyday life. She was engaging and professional. Cheryl’s presentation was well received and the evening concluded with a standing ovation and an impromptu rendition of the national anthem.

  • I am truly at a loss for words concerning Cheryl Bernard’s presentation, as well as the entire interaction and relationship we shared before and after the event.

    Cheryl is not only inspiring and charismatic but also displayed remarkable honesty and altruism in her speech. She generously shared her medal, allowing our audience a closer look, which was a profound gesture. I am still in awe of the advice she shared with us.

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