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

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

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