“We each have a decision to make when things do not go our way. You can give up or you can fight with everything you have. You know where I stand with that. With support around you and positive energy you can do anything you set your mind to” - Andrew Hayley

Andrew Haley

Gold Medalist, Paralympic Athlete and Cancer Survivor

Peak performance expert Andrew Haley has had his share of ups and downs. As a child Andrew had cancer twice and each time was given a 35% chance to survive. Even though he lost part of his right leg, Andrew never let it dictate his life. He is a living reminder that no matter what negative things may happen in your life, you can always try and turn it into something positive. Take control of your life and always try to learn and be better next time. We each have the power to be AMAZING. The only question is, are you ready to take it to the next level? Every audience can expect a powerful experience based on Andrew’s life and experiences. A talk that is tailored to each and every client.

Andrew’s real and inspiring views cover three decades of real-life in-the-trenches sport and personal experience. Andrew Haley appreciates and shares with his audience that being a champion and turning pressure into performance is a moment-to-moment choice and is able to relate and inspire each listener that success is more than title, tenure or position. Excellence is for everyone, everyday. It’s how we should live our life.

In his presentations, Hayley’s fusion of real-life stories and his conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level. Andrew is a former world class World Record setting Paralympic swimmer having won, among other competitions, gold medals at the 1998 World Championships and the 2000 Paralympic games. Andrew Haley has served as his swim team’s captain and is a recognized leader in Paralympic sport. He continues to work with the best and brightest in the performance excellence field. In 2015, Andrew Haley was inducted into Swimming Canada’s Circle of Excellence and the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. He is also a successful businessman who works for the Toronto Blue Jays. He continues to work with the best and brightest in the performance excellence field.

Andrew Haley also finds time to give back to his community. He is involved with the charity RIGHT TO PLAY and also visits schools in Ontario and his native Nova Scotia. In addition, he volunteers his time working with AthletesCAN, a national group that supports athletes. He looks forward to partnering with you in the future. Some companies that have partnered with Andrew include: HSBC, Re/Max, Manulife, Teva Pharmaceuticals, National Bank, Sun Life,

Ontario Ministry of Energy, Childhood Cancer Society, Xerox Canada, Four Seasons Hotel, and various conference to name a few.

Topic Presentations

Sport, like life, is unpredictable so we have to be ready for anything. Training the mind to accept change and unnecessary distractions is a learning process. Andrew shares how he has been able to train the brain” for optimal performance. Anyone can bring their A game each and every day.

Andrew will shares his 7 step process he used that helped him prepare to compete and win on the world class. A process that anyone can relate to if they are Committed to WIN.


  • Be able to focus on the task at hand

  • Worry about what you can control

  • Set a plan and make it real. Never give up.

Pressure can get to the best of us at times when performance is on the line. How we deal with pressure can often mean the difference between success and failure. In business, knowledge and experience are our most valuable assets, but sometimes we can get stuck in 2nd gear, always trying to get ahead. During Andrew’s swimming career and now with the Blue Jays, he had the same issues but found a way to turn it into amazing success. How can we always put ourselves in a position for success? Hear unbelievable stories from Andrew’s near death fight with cancer to his rise to being a Paralympic and World Champion. He will share his 7-step process for success he has used in both his swimming career and personal life. In the end you will be better equipped to overcome that pressure to be the best ever. He will share his 7-step process for success he has used in both his swimming career and personal life. In the end you will be better equipped to overcome that pressure to be the best ever.


  • Focus on what you can control;

  • Learn techniques to overcome the pressure;

  • Realize the feeling of not doing well is worse than not doing it at all;

  • Rely on training and experience and “own” your moment; and

  • Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together (always stay positive).

Andrew has been part of many great and effective teams. In fact, as a swimmer, he developed the ability to work in both individual and teamwork settings and truly understands the importance of building towards an effective and solid team. During his talks, Andrew shares TEAM as being (T)ogether (E)veryone (A)chieves (M)ore. A team building success is when your team can accomplish something much bigger and work more effectively than a group of the same individuals working on their own. Mesh the goals of the group from an individual level to make everyone work towards a common one. A better understanding of team work can make you a more effective employee and give you an extra edge in your corporate office.

Take your team to a higher goal and lead from within. In real life, teamwork success rarely happens by itself. It requires a focused team building effort and activities. There is simply too much space for problems. In Andrew’s case at the 2000 Paralympic Games, four athletes with different disabilities (hence, different physical levels and limitations) came together on a relay with the common goal of winning the gold medal for Canada. The end result was a World Record and the Gold Medal. Learn how you can help your team achieve a “gold medal” performance!

Andrew talks about how we all have something to offer in any given situation. Speak to him how he can help you be more diverse and inclusive.

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