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Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk

Eight-Time National Long Drive Golf Champion | Change and Peak Performance Specialist

Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk
Drive Determines Distance
Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk
Drive Determines Distance

How can you stay at the top of your game and perform at the highest level, year after year? Eight-time National Long Drive Champion Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk, went from being a high-handicap recreational golfer to a professional player who hits farther than most men. In her highly-customized presentations, Lisa shows audiences the keys to achieving peak performance. With valuable lessons drawn from her experiences, Lisa’s insights can be immediately implemented to create fast success.

Lisa was the first woman to hit a golf ball over the length of three and a half NFL Football fields and currently holds the Canadian Women’s Long Drive Record at 350 yards, 2 feet, 2 inches.  Lisa now runs her own Golf Schools in Canada and the United States.

When not teeing-up, Lisa is a golf and travel journalist who writes regularly for several publications. She has also worked as a sports broadcaster for the Canadian Long Drive Series, and has had her own column in Golf Digest Canada, entitled “Ask Lisa Longball.”

As a speaker, Lisa’s clients have included Telus, IBM, Agrium, Bayer Crop Science, the Canadian Home Builders Association, Sysco, Royal LePage, Circle K, and many more.

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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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  • Out of all of the speakers that we have engaged over the past number of years, I have never had so many individuals comment to me afterwards how much they enjoyed the key note segment.

    Firstly, Lisa’s energy was infectious. She can’t help but captivate the audience via her stage presence. Her stories and messages were compelling to every person in the room which included: Millennials, seasoned employees and the upper echelon (GMs, VPs, Senior Account Managers) of our professional vendor community. I was also impressed by the level of research that Lisa had undertaken prior to arriving at our Conference. She had taken the time to learn about our group, my personal leadership philosophy and the values that we pride ourselves upon as we build our Western Canada team business culture. She truly went above and beyond. Just fantastic!

  • Lisa was one of the Keynote Speakers at our National Conference this past November and she was absolutely one of the highlights of the event! Lisa’s energy and passion on the stage was infectious! I was extremely impressed with the research Lisa did on the event and the lengths that she went to personalize her presentation to connect with our audience. Lisa was our first speaker of the conference and our delegates raved about her message and engagement with the audience for the rest of the conference. The standing ovation Lisa received was very well-deserved. I would, without hesitation, highly recommend Lisa as a Keynote Speaker for any organization who is looking for a Speaker who will be entertaining, impactful and memorable.

  • Lisa “Longball” was our keynote speaker at our Retail Banking Leaders forum. She took the time to really understand our business, who we are as a Credit Union and the goals of our program. She spent a lot of time preparing to ensure that the session was not only inspirational but also enjoyable. Lisa has amazing energy, a great sense of humour and has a very relevant and inspirational message to share. Lisa’s program was much more than a ‘motivational’ speech on change. It was an inspirational, energizing, and thought-provoking session that provided us with unique insights to prepare our leaders for change, stay motivated and focus on our ‘long’ game. If you are looking for a speaker to ignite your team, I highly recommend Lisa!

  • Lisa is simply a ball of energy! Her enthusiasm, spirit and stories brought the crowd to their feet for the first standing ovation in 18 years at this insurance conference. Lisa does her homework. She is always well prepared, well researched and goes the extra mile, which allows her to connect and target her message in a meaningful and effective manner. With Lisa, you not only get an AMAZING speaker, but you also get a person that will interact with the group and become another advocate for you and your message. We can’t wait to work with her again!

  • Lisa “Longball” was an amazing key note speaker at our Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement conference. She captivated our audience with her energy, charisma and delivered a superior product with her presentation “Drive Determines Distance”. Not only was her message strong and inspirational but she incorporated information about our association and our conference attendees in her presentation. She is a world class athlete and also a world class speaker! Lisa connected with each and every one of our 200 conference delegates and was the best conference investment we made.

  • On behalf of the Project Management Institute Southern Alberta Chapter (PMI-SAC) and the Professional Development Conference Planning Committee, I would like to formally thank you Lisa.  Your keynote fit perfectly with our conference theme Peak Performance: Striving for Excellence. Conquering Barriers. Achieving Success.  We thoroughly enjoyed the energy you brought to not only your keynote but to all of the interactions with your conference sponsor, delegates, and other speakers.  You were truly a highlight for the conference and we were extremely appreciative of everything you did to customize you presentation for our audience and the extra time you spent at the event.  Thank you for helping make our event such a success.

  • Lisa is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker who takes the time to get to know her audience and personalizes her message for maximum impact.  She showed a genuine interest in Advocis, our members and the financial planning industry.

    It is easy to see how her work principles can be applied in any business and be rewarded with positive results.  She addresses not only her successes but also failures in a very entertaining and inspiring way.  It’s a pleasure to listen to someone who is so passionate about what they do.  After the formal presentation she stayed to talk to audience members, pose for pictures and spend time with our guests.

    Thank you, Lisa for the valuable contribution you made in making our Christmas Luncheon a success.  The life stories, enthusiasm and time you shared with us was fantastic and appreciated!

  • Lisa was our opening keynote speaker at our 2015 BridgeForce Advisor Educational Conference in the Dominican Republic. WOW!!! What a great opening keynote speaker. The audience was not disappointed as we all watched Lisa’s “High Energy” presentation that kept everyone engaged, laughing and wanting more. What makes Lisa “unique” from other keynote speakers is her attention to detail. She did research on our organization and got to know a couple of our advisors and she incorporated this information in her presentation. She made it a point to interact with our advisors at every opportunity throughout the conference. Our advisors are still talking about how great she was. Lisa’s passion and energy for what she does is incredible and it shows not only her presentation but it is who she is as a person.

  • Lisa takes a great amount of time to prepare her presentation to ensure that the content is what you are looking for.  She gathers facts and incorporates them into her presentation – it is not out of the box at all……………totally personalized.  She is full of energy and really wonderful to listen to – her passion is contagious.

  • We were most fortunate to host Lisa during our PGA Champions Tour event in October, and she was outstanding during her motivational speech to the Rock Barn Ladies Golf Association and her “Long Drive Golf Clinic.” The audience was spell bound with her enthusiasm, humor, inspiration and phenomenal delivery skills. She is a joy to work with and when she comes to an event to present, she is not an in and out presenter. She wants to be an integral part of the event experience and totally integrates herself into all of the activities. She was the talk of the event! She participated in our Official Pro-Am and was a highlight of the 448 amateurs and the 81 Professional Golfers who participated. We highly recommend Lisa as a keynote presenter if you are looking for motivational messages, have a golf component within your program because she gives a tremendous golf exhibition as well, or if you are seeking to share and showcase an individual who has set goals, is driven and has concrete achievements to showcase due to determination and hard work.

  • “Lisa Longball is an entertaining, energetic speaker who has found the secret recipe for integrating her athletic gifts and accomplishments into real life situations. She is funny, inspiring, down to earth and has exceptional delivery skills. She does her homework and tailors her messaging to her audience which really shows how much she cares about her presentations.”


    “She is a joy to work with and when she comes to a conference to present, she is not an in and out presenter. She wants to be an integral part of the conference experience and totally integrates herself into all of the activities. She will be the talk of the conference!”


    “I highly recommend Lisa as a keynote presenter if you are looking for motivational messages, have a golf component within your program because she gives a tremendous golf exhibition as well, or if you are seeking to share and showcase an individual who has set goals, is driven and has concrete achievements to showcase due to determination and hard work.”

  • “Lisa Longball is one of the hardest working speakers I have ever seen”.  This is a quote from one of our senior VPs after Lisa spoke at our InterAG 25th Anniversary Celebration and Seed Launch in Red Deer on November 5th 2013.

    I have to wholeheartedly agree with this statement.  When I decided to have Lisa speak at our event several months ago, I had many conversations with her over the phone – many of them instigated by Lisa herself – asking about our business and our guests with genuine interest.  Lisa also attended our business meeting to get a better feel for what we do.  Lisa then took some key points from our presentations and used them in hers.  Not only was her presentation highly engaging and entertaining, but she took the time to answer questions, pose for photos and just spend time with all of our guests after the presentation.

    I would highly recommend Lisa Longball for any event – you won’t be disappointed.  In fact you will want to book her for all of your events once you have worked with her once.

  • Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk is an extremely exciting speaker – who I can guarantee would inspire and delight your leaders from CEO’s to Front Line. Her stories of wins and losses make anyone want to persevere. Her passion literally ignites everyone’s in the room. She is guaranteed to make both men and women laugh and most importantly she is truly authentic, caring and powerful in the way she shows up.

  • Aspen has had many speakers for our team retreat day but you are as good or better than any we have had! Your enthusiasm is infectious and uplifting and your passion is second to none. You were a huge hit, scored as high as possible on our employee review of the retreat, and you were adored by all! You are a fantastic person, entertainer and speaker.

  • Lisa brings a room alive with her passion, spirit and strength. Her stories inspire others to step up, to take a risk and to live their dreams. Audiences love her laughter, her openness and her authenticity. She is a strong, passionate and magnetic woman. If you want to add spark to your event or program – ask Lisa to join you.

  • Lisa’s entertaining delivery style, clarity of thought and passion for setting and attaining career and life goals left everyone inspired and motivated. Thank you Lisa for the opportunity to support your quest to be the best and learn from your experiences on and off the golf course.

  • The audience was captivated by Lisa’s engaging personality, inspiring character and outstandingly humorous storytelling. Lisa has the unique gift of enabling every one in the audience to feel instantly at home with her, while inspiring each person to see him /herself in her story. As Lisa winds her anecdotal series of pictures and stories, the audience becomes spellbound in the exhilarating thrill of competition and the humility of victory. I would recommend Lisa to any gathering which is hoping to be inspired by real life events as told by a true champion. This is true for men and women, old and young, professional or personal. Lisa is truly a gift for any audience.

  • If you are looking for an energetic and engaging speaker with a message relevant to both business and life, Lisa Vlooswyk is your gal! As she shares her journey to the top of the world of golf, she points out the value of goal setting and perseverance. Her stories are poignant and compelling, and her energetic style connected with our entire audience. She tailored her talk to our audience exactly. Our guests are already asking when she is coming back to speak again!

  • The members of our university woman’s club are still talking about Lisa’s presentation. We loved Lisa’s energy and contagious enthusiasm for life. We laughed and empathized as we related our own experiences to Lisa’s journey down the bumpy road to success. I highly recommend Lisa to any group who wants to be entertained while being motivated to push beyond failure to experience the rewards of success. Lisa will be a guaranteed hit with any audience.

  • We were all so very impressed with the energy you brought to our day, right from your very informative and impressive tips and demonstration in the morning, to your most entertaining talk at the dinner. Your energy, great sense of humour, and a real ability to make all people feel welcome, valued, and like they had been your friends for years. You truly have a gift for interacting with all walks of people! You are a gifted speaker, Lisa, and for all the events I have attended, I have never seen an audience so attentive and enthralled. Thanks again for all your energy, humour, passion.

  • We wanted to start our New Year with a bang and we did just that with Lisa “Longball”. We found Lisa to be passionate, inspirational and entertaining! Our attendees couldn’t say enough about how amazing she was! Lisa’s message of staying focused, perseverance, goal setting fit right into our Mortgage business world and our personal lives. Denis and I would highly recommend Lisa as a keynote speaker.

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