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Jeff Adams

Paralympian and World Champion | Entrepreneur | Human Rights Lawyer

Beyond the Win: Pushing Boundaries of Excellence
Beyond the Win: Pushing Boundaries of Excellence

This three-time Paralympic Champion and six-time World Champion in wheelchair racing is living proof that focus, determination, and spirit are the keys to achieving “gold medal” dreams. Combining his unique understanding of life’s challenges with his experience as a world-class athlete, Jeff Adams shares proven methods that help people meet their goals and achieve success. He has faced monumental challenges admirably, competing in six consecutive Summer Paralympics, from 1988 to 2008, and winning a total of three gold, four silver, and six bronze medals.

After retiring from competition, Adams transitioned from sport to business, founding two medical device engineering companies, which he sold in 2016 to return to school to study law. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Adams was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2021 and is currently working at Fasken Martineau LLP, a Bay Street law firm, specializing in labour and employment and human rights law.

Adams previously served co-Chair of the Ontarians with Disability Advisory Council and the Equity Advisory Group at the Law Society of Ontario. In 2018, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

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  • Jeff Adams was incredible. He was our favorite presenter and the favorite of all the financial services advisors attending (the survey will confirm soon…). While Jeff was speaking, you could have heard a pin drop, yet the audience was energized, able to give him several standing ovations. His strength, his courage and his generosity have meant a lot to all of us, not to mention the many motivating factors relevant for the professional development of our advisors that Jeff also shared…

  • You were very inspiring…people have quoted you regarding overcoming barriers to achieve personal dreams…seeing them as opportunities and not road blocks.

  • Your speech was most inspirational. You delivered it with poise, polish and class.

  • Only one word can describe your participation…awesome! You have such a great attitude to life and all that it has to offer that I am sure you inspired everyone there. Life is about breaking barriers of all sorts and you demonstrated that in spades. You are a great role model.

  • Thank you for kicking our ceremony off in such a dynamite way. I am truly impressed with your flair on stage…I couldn’t have imagined the event without you.

  • “…your speech was the best presentation not only of our workshop, but of any event she [a participant] had ever attended.”

  • Right from the start Jeff was genuine, funny and an enthralling man to listen to and I’m happy to say this continued throughout his entire presentation. He had entertaining anecdotes, amusing stories and an inspiring over all message. There’s always that fear at the end of presentation when the floor is open to questions that no-one will raise their hand, but today this was not an issue! In fact, unlike any other guest speaker we’ve had, at the end of his presentation everyone wanted to come and shake his hand, have a quick word and say ‘thank you’. I think this in itself speaks volumes. Our next guest speaker has a high standard to meet!

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