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Jon Montgomery

Olympic Gold Medalist | Host, The Amazing Race Canada

Jon Montgomery
Speaker Reel
TEDx Why Not Me?
Using Failure to Your Advantage
Jon Montgomery
Speaker Reel
TEDx Why Not Me?
Using Failure to Your Advantage

Jon Montgomery captured the hearts of Canadians — and the attention of everyone —during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. After years of hard work, training, and perseverance, Montgomery won a gold medal in the skeleton, securing his place in history as one of the best. His celebratory walk through Whistler Village showcased his passion, spirit, and sense of humour — traits that he brings to every platform, whether in front of a live audience or as host of The Amazing Race Canada.

A casual trip to Canada Olympic Park left an indelible mark on Montgomery when he witnessed a skeleton race and immediately fell in love with the sport. In his rookie season, he kicked off his World Cup campaign with a bronze medal, going on to finish in the top ten three more times. He finished sixth overall. His sophomore season saw him earn five podium finishes, including his first World Cup victory and a silver medal at the World Championships. Montgomery placed second overall and from there went on to win his Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Today, Montgomery is the host of the hit TV show, The Amazing Race Canada, which has earned him two Canadian Screen Awards. He also co-hosted the Junos in 2016 with Jann Arden.

Montgomery embraces any opportunity to engage with live and virtual audiences, whether as a keynote or host. He shares his journey from the flatlands of the prairies to the top of the Olympic podium, reminding audiences why the goals we set for ourselves are only as achievable as we believe they are.

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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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  • We were so grateful that Jon was able to accommodate our very quick event pivot to virtual. His positive energy emanated through the virtual world to lift our team. His story, delivery, and authentic warmth quickly turned disappointment to optimism. Jon helped the team see that each small victory they celebrate will move them one step closer to meeting their full potential. Thank you for showing our team that by owning the moment they will truly be their best.

  • Jon delivered a truly inspirational message at our national leader conference earlier this year. His message was right on the mark… inspiring leaders to take responsibility for challenging goals in the face of an uncertain path and really demonstrating how to take ownership for developing your full potential and that of your team. Jon is skilled at communicating his message in a way that resonates across a diverse audience with just the right blend of humour and candour. Jon Montgomery was the perfect keynote speaker for setting the stage at our national conference.

  • Jon Montgomery gave a first class professional presentation at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, April 14, 2012 to an audience of over 200 independent retailers, hardware vendors and TruServ Canada staff at the TruServ Canada Spring Market. His presentation was very well received and cited by audience members as the best pre-market function ever. Jon is friendly, unpretentious and a captivating speaker with a great Canadian story. He connects with his audience and is a real crowd pleaser. I highly recommend Jon as a motivational speaker in any context.

  • Jon was a wonderfully energetic and infectiously enthusiastic speaker. He spoke from the heart, and very naturally, about his journey to his Olympic dream, and kept our group captivated and entertained the entire time. He is a true Canadian spirit…

  • Jon Montgomery was a memorable guest for our fundraising event. He was down to earth, lighthearted and brought a compelling message that appealed to a diverse audience.

  • It’s been almost a year since Jon was in Winnipeg to promote our business at the MAO Trade Fair. We still get some good buzz about his appearance when we visit our accounts. I remember everyone leaving the exhibit hall with a big grin on their face, and even our most bitter competitor had to admit he stole the show! Apart from his great achievement, his personality wowed everyone.

  • Jon is what everybody in Canada is looking for in an athlete and a person to represent their country all over the world. He has respect for old and young alike. John is a very good motivational speaker – using wit and great analogies to portray his message and keep his audience engaged.

  • Jon gave a very good presentation, very informative, well organized and delivered. You could tell from his sincerity that he has not forgotten his local roots. He blended good information with humor. I thought he delivered a very inspirational speech.

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