Marnie McBean, O.C.
Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist | Specialist in Athlete Prep and Mentoring to Olympic Teams
Marnie McBean is one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians, and an expert in turning potential into performance. As a former Specialist in Olympic Athlete Preparation and Mentoring for the Canadian Olympic Committee, McBean prepared athletes emotionally and psychologically to ensure that they performed at the highest level in everything they can. Drawing on her years of experience as a top competitor and her current expertise, she leaves audiences with a recipe for success that can be applied to all endeavours.
McBean is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada. She holds a degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, as well as three honorary doctorates. As an ambassador for Right to Play, for Fast and Female, and for Plan Canada’s Because I Am a Girl initiative, she is actively involved in helping to promote the safety, health, and activity of Canada’s youth.
McBean’s book, The Power of More: How Small Steps Help Us Achieve Big Goals, outlines how the three-time Olympic gold medal rower sets and achieves goals, in sports and in life.