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

’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 1: GETTING SPECIFIC ABOUT GAMES

At the Olympics, lots. You know all too well it’s not your regular rodeo; people, environments, circumstances can impact your performance in dramatic ways at Games. A successful Olympic performance demands a careful and deliberate Olympic-specific plan which can be executed in a multi-sport context. Workflows need to be adjusted; ... More

WHY OLYMPIC CO-OP SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR PLAN

Your peers, beyond your sport. That’s who. Enter Olympic Co-op: your sounding board, your safe place to come together with other leaders to solve problems, learn and discover new perspectives. In our business of driving excellence, this is the stuff of progress. And in just one year, the Co-op has already improved how we face and ... More

3 REASONS TO CHOOSE INCLUSION

It’s been four years since the Canadian Olympic Committee took important steps toward creating safer and more inclusive sport environments. First, the organization revised the language in its anti-discrimination articles to make our sport family more inclusive. Then, the #OneTeam program and the resources surrounding it were launched. ... More

HOW TO NAIL THE TEAM SELECTION PROCESS

This familiar high-performance attitude has helped guide Team Canada to some great results at Games. But, what happens if the “controllable” things are not clear during the selection process of that team? How can we control what we don’t understand? Easy. We find clarity, as early as possible — together. TEAM SELECTION IS ... More

TWO YEARS TO TOKYO: BETTER EVERY DAY

That’s the message from Team Canada’s lead mental performance consultant Dr. Peter Jensen – exactly two years ahead of Opening Ceremonies for Tokyo 2020. “Two years seems like a long time.” he says. “But, it’s also a short time.” Indeed, Tokyo 2020 is far enough away to adjust and make changes to your plans, but it’s ... More

OWN YOUR MOMENT

‘Canadian Olympic Team member' … it has a nice ring to it, non? Well, It should. You earned it, and only you can know precisely what it took. It’s your Olympic story. But now the selection process is over and it’s time to give your story a new setting — in Korea. In fact, your Olympic environment is about to get very real, very ... More