Jennifer Botterill

Jennifer Botterill

Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Jennifer Botterill is one of Canada’s most successful athletes, achieving Olympic glory on numerous occasions. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and an Olympic silver medalist with the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team, and responsible for the assist that won gold at the 2010 Olympic Games. In 2014, she acted as a sports commentator for the CBC at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Embracing the chance to connect with audiences, Jennifer shares many of the valuable lessons she learned on the way to becoming a champion.

Jennifer is the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award, given to the top player in NCAA hockey. She has won five World Championships with Team Canada, and was twice named the most valuable player of the World Championship tournament. She is also a honours graduate of Harvard University, where she played hockey and became the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the top player in the women’s college league.

Jennifer has also worked as a studio analyst for TSN, a hockey specialist with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, and as a guest on TSN’s Off the Record. She is also a co-host of Hometown Hockey with Ron MacLean.

Currently, Jennifer is an Athlete Ambassador with the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation.  She is an active ambassador for Right to Play and Eat Smart Ontario, and also works with the Special Olympics, Kidsport, Children’s Wish Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, CanFund, Ladies First Hockey Foundation, and Canadian Cancer Society.

Jennifer’s father is a recognized sports psychologist, her mother competed in two Olympic Games as a speedskater, and her brother is the assistant general manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Sustainable High Performance

Jennifer Botterill engages people on how to approach life with a new standard of high performance.  She shares strategies on how to not only make it to the next level, but to excel when you get there. She provides techniques to perform at this high level on a consistent, daily basis. Jennifer identifies tools on how to facilitate sustainable high performance in a variety of settings.

Pursuing Excellence

Jennifer Botterill’s personal motto has been to pursue excellence in all areas of her life. From Harvard University to Olympic gold medals, to World Championships, she has learned many lessons on what it takes to achieve along the way.

From a no-regrets approach of “never having to say I wish I would have,” to asking yourself “why not you?” when considering the opportunities success can bring, Jennifer encourages those around her to strive for a new standard of excellence in everything they do.

Performance Under Pressure

Jennifer Botterill is no stranger to performing under pressure. Whether on the ice during Olympic hockey games, or in front of the camera as a television sports commentator, Botterill has learned the value of preparation and focus when it comes to quelling nerves when the pressure is on to succeed. In this talk, Jennifer shares her stories and advice for anyone seeking to perform at their best under even the most stressful of circumstances.

Well-Being and Mental Health

Jennifer Botterill addresses the importance of awareness in the field of emotional wellness and mental health. She shares some personal stories regarding her experience with mental health issues and the value of support networks.

This is an educational session that includes aspects of recovery, time management, balance, and how to manage the broad spectrum of the human emotional experience.