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

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CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS ACHIEVEMENTS IN ADVANCING SPORT

In the eyes of the world, Canada is commonly seen as a diverse, welcoming and generally inclusive place. When it comes to sport, we are even revered as progressive. But historically here at home, the truth is … we have not always been. And we have a long way to go. "We acknowledge the oppression and discrimination Indigenous Peoples ... More

DIFFERENCE MAKERS PART 3: Putting People First

A people-first attitude leads to better Olympic performances. Sure, it seems simple. But, as easy as it sounds, it’s just as easy to forget when the pressure to perform is heavy. Putting people first is a clear-and-actionable takeaway you have emphasized as a key factor during the planning, execution and de-briefing phases of the past ... More

PUT YOUR HIGH-PERFORMING ATTRIBUTES TO WORK

High-performance is simple, if you are committed to being fully prepared. “I wake up every morning with a list of tasks in my head, all focused on getting better,” said Four-time Olympian, two-time medallist and London 2012 Team Canada Flag Bearer Simon Whitfield about Games preparation. “The task doesn’t care if it's hard to ... More

DO YOU HAVE THE ATTRIBUTES OF A HIGH-PERFORMER?

You got this, right?! Of course you do. Helping high-performing athletes, teams and mission staff prepare for and deliver at the biggest sporting event in the world is what you do best! In fact, ‘high-performance’ describes your job perfectly. But, does it describe you? In these quickly passing weeks and months before Lima 2019, ... More