At the age of 23, Cheryl Bernard started an insurance brokerage and propelled the agency to six million dollars in sales 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 and stressing the importance of great leadership and teamwork, Cheryl’s presentations draw from both her business and sport experiences to motivate audiences to achieve greatness in everything they do.
In 2009, Cheryl and her teammates won the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, earning them the honour of representing Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, where they won the silver medal. Two months after the Olympics, Bernard was nominated by her peers as the 2010 Most Valuable Player in Women’s curling.
In 2014, Cheryl announced her retirement from curling. She now works with TSN as a broadcast analyst, and is the president and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Cheryl is committed to giving back to her community. She has volunteered on a variety of boards, as well as for the Canadian Curling Association and the World Curling Tour. She was also the spokesperson for the 2010 Terry Fox Run, and has done promotional work for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, and Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day. She is currently the ambassador and spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of Alberta and World Vision Canada.
Cheryl is also the co-author of Between the Sheets: The Silver Lining, which describes the mental side of the game of curling.