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

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD FOR CALGARY 2026

Indeed, the plebiscite in Calgary to vote yes-or-no for a bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games is an opportunity to prove the power of sport to create positive change. But, as a member of the Canadian Olympic Family, this vote is more than an opportunity — it’s your responsibility. Your journey, your work and (especi... 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

NEW FUNDING PUSH WILL FUEL THE FUTURE OF SPORT

By virtue of who you are, what you have done and what you are committed to do, you have helped to launch an unprecedented avenue for funds into the Canadian sport system: A boost of potentially $1 billion by the end of 2028. The initiative shows that you are the proof sport can truly make a difference, open new doors and inspire a generat... More

HOW GREAT COACHES ARE COACHING THEMSELVES

“Without (my first coach) I would not have committed,” writes Olympic legend Clara Hughes about her provincial-level coach Peter Williamson. “The rest of my history in sport would never have happened.” That history includes multiple medals in Summer and Winter Olympic sports and iconic status as one of Canada’s greatest ... More