Heather Moyse

Heather Moyse

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist | Advocate For Human Achievement

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-sport athlete Heather Moyse is an ambassador, a role model, and above all, a champion. Representing Canada’s national teams in bobsleigh, rugby, and cycling, some have suggested that Heather is Canada’s best all-round female athlete, ever. Living by her personal motto, “believe in the possibilities”, Heather inspires people to go after all of their dreams.

Four months after climbing into a bobsleigh for the first time, Heather represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy, losing-out on a medal by only the narrowest of margins and taking fourth place. After spending a year to finish her Master’s degree in occupational therapy, Heather returned to the bobsleigh track and, along with Kallie Humphries, bombed down the track to take Canada’s first gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in 2010.

In 2012, Heather underwent invasive hip surgery. After the operation, not only did she return to bobsleigh, but she amazed the world by overcoming the injury to become the fastest she had ever been. Heather and Kaillie teamed up again at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and took a thrilling come-from-behind victory on their final run, which earned them the honour of carrying Canada’s flag at the Closing Ceremonies.

Heather also represented Canada on the National Senior Women’s Rugby team in 22 international rugby games, and in four international rugby sevens tournaments. She was also the leading try-scorer in both the 2006 and 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cups, and was selected as one of only two females in the world to be International Rugby Anti-Doping Ambassadors.

Trying track cycling as part of her rehabilitation to heal an ankle injury, Heather clipped into pedals for the first time in 2011, earning a spot to represent Canada in the Pan-American Cycling Championships in Argentina in 2012, and making track cycling her third national sport for Canada.

Living her personal beliefs and philosophies, in 2015 Heather joined Hope Sports to help build a house in Mexico for a family in need, and has recently returned from summiting the highest mountain in Antarctica–one of the most physically challenging thing she has ever done–to raise awareness for PTSD, and raise money to help our Canadian soldiers successfully transition back to civilian life after finishing their time in the Armed Forces.

Heather was a Member-at-Large for the Commonwealth Game Canada; is an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play; was named one of 37 Athlete Role Models from around the world for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games; and is actively involved with Camp Triumph on PEI, a unique residential camp for children who have family members with chronic illness or disability. Because of her passion and outstanding involvement in community, Heather has most recently received the inaugural Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award; the Queen’s Jubilee Medal; and the Order of PEI – the highest honour to be bestowed in any province in Canada.

The Power of Perspective: Don't Believe Everything You Think

Do you want to feel inspired to step outside of your comfort zone, and see what you are truly capable of achieving?

Heather Moyse truly believes that we are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for, and wants to empower people and organizations in achieving that next level of success.

Using penetrating insight and her own personal experiences, Heather explains how a small shift in the way we look at a situation can significantly change our outcomes. She is a dynamic speaker, and, using her story to discuss the power of perspective, will leave you and your team feeling inspired, motivated and believing in the possibilities of what you can achieve and the difference you can make.

Changes and Challenges: Obstacles or Opportunities?

You have the dream. You have the drive and the dedication. You are well on your way to reaching your pinnacle of success. When, suddenly, something goes wrong. Something changes. You are faced with challenges that are blocking your view of the finish line. Problems are inevitable in sport, in business, and in life. But when you are faced with change, do you see it as an obstacle blocking your path to success? Or do you embrace it as a challenge and see it as an opportunity?

Heather Moyse challenges her audience to embrace those problems. With powerful insight and personal anecdotes of overcoming her own obstacles on route to the top of the Olympic podium, Heather discusses the qualities it takes to move beyond what seemingly stands in our way to achieving our own successes, whatever the arena. You will leave this presentation ready to embrace change and overcome obstacles. Let the progress begin!

No Regrets: We Are What We Choose

We are faced with thousands of choices on a daily basis – some of them so seemingly insignificant, however, that we often don’t even realize that we are making them. But it is both the big ones and the small ones that shape the story of our lives, and the direction and extent of our successes. When it comes to the big ones – those critical moments when your choice could turn your life in a completely different direction or even upside down – we often become paralyzed by the fear of not wanting to make the wrong one. And it is an accumulation of the small ones (which are often deemed insignificant) that sometimes make the biggest difference in achieving our goals.

Heather Moyse delivers a dynamic and engaging presentation, using insight, humour, and personal anecdotes to give perspective on the art of decision-making in pursuing your goals while remaining true to yourself.