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

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

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

MAKE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH A PRIORITY

How are you doing? Really, how are you doing? If it’s been a while since you asked yourself that question, let today be a reminder to get the conversation going, with yourself and with others. Though Jan 30 is just another 24 hours on what is surely a busy calendar, it also marks Bell’s annual Let’s Talk Day. As focused high-perfo... More

’TIS THE SEASON FOR REFLECTION

In sport, moving forward is what we do. But to see clearly what’s ahead, we sometimes need a long look back. That time is now. Sure, reflection is already a big part of our goal-oriented lives as we constantly ask ourselves: What went wrong? What went right? Where can I gain a competitive edge? We improve. We focus. We move forward. ... More

WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR GAMES PROFILE SHINE

There is no question, you will be prepared for Games. But, will the Games be prepared for you? It depends on how accurate, timely and complete your Games profile is. The good news is that you can simply log into The Bridge now, put this necessary step behind you, and continue to focus on the big task at hand: preparing and qualifying for ... More

DIFFERENCE MAKERS PART 2: TRUSTING MORE THAN DATA

This is the second instalment in an ongoing series based on your identified Olympic-performance Difference Makers: Games Specific Planning, Team Dynamics and Individual Resiliency. *** As high performers, we naturally trust the data. And with our advances in sport science, the data is good, perhaps even great. We scrutinize, analyze ... More