KNOW SUCCESS BY KNOWING YOUR STRENGTHS

“Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong.” This notion from renowned thinker Simon Sinek is important to consider for an expert high-performer like you. After all, it goes without saying that strength and Olympic success co-exist. And it also goes without saying your next 10 months will be focused on getting ... More

TRAIN TO FACE ADVERSITY BEFORE IT FACES YOU

Don’t wait for something to be difficult before learning to deal with it. That’s the message resilience experts say every Tokyo-2020 bound athlete and coach should be carving into their Olympic preparation plan. “Developing resilience is not only about making (each other) uncomfortable,” says Mental Performance Consultant ... More

TEN WAYS TO TREASURE THE OPENING CEREMONY EXPERIENCE

In less than 48 hours, when Team Canada marches into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Pan Am Games, you will be there — in person or in spirit. In fact, so too will every other person who has represented Team Canada … at any Games. This is what we do. As teammates (past, present and future) we rise together as ... More

TURN YOUR GAMES STORY INTO AN OPPORTUNITY

Whether or not you are active on social media, come Games time, people will be paying attention. And whether or not the press has followed you or your sport to date, come Games time, they will. So what does this mean for you? Opportunity. FIND: MEDIA PROTOCOL & BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND on your Team | Équipe mobile app! (ANDROID ... More

THE TIME IS NOW TO BE GAMES-READY

You’ve done some incredible work and taken major steps to get here; making final preparations to express yourself as a member of Team Canada at the Pan Am Games. But, before that happens, much work still lies ahead to carry out your plan to meet your objectives in Lima and during this important pre-Olympic season. “You are about to become ... More

Peace in sport. (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

THANKS FOR HELPING CHANGE THE WORLD

Can sport really change the world? The answer is yes, because of you. As a Canadian and an ambassador of the Olympic Movement, you are creating positive change through sport every day. So, thanks. It’s not easy to do, especially when things can be politically troubling around the world. That’s why it’s important to take a moment, ... More

FOLLOW YOUR FEMALE LEADERS TO INSPIRE POSITIVE CHANGE

What does gender equality look like in sport? How does it feel? When does it occur? “When girls and women around the world have the same opportunities and an equal voice in their roles as participants, coaches and leaders, sport will be at its best,” says Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith. It’s empowering to have ... More

YOUR ATHLETE COMMISSION IS HERE FOR YOU

The sport landscape is changing, and it’s affecting your life. Athlete rights. Funding. Team selection. Marketing. Wellness. Fair play. Policy. Sport development. Olympic readiness. These are some examples of issues that decision-makers in our sporting universe address every day. And, no matter what, their decisions will impact your ... More

UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF SELF-COMPASSION

When the going gets tough, what does your inner voice say? ‘Do better, improve, push the pain away?’ As high-performers, we know the voice well. We listen because this ‘inner critical coach’ is motivating, brave and can drive us to succeed. But, if the voice is too loud we risk blocking out other important messages we need to ... More

SHARING OLYMPIC LAB LESSONS

Thanks to you, Olympic Lab 2018 was an awesome experience. Sure, the event brought us together through team building (don’t worry the plastic-straw-ramp-building projects were recycled), it inspired us, and gave us tools for better preparation. But, as we continue to let our life’s purpose lead us, the lessons we learned at Lab will ... More