Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Jennifer Botterill is a keynote speaker, and peak performance coach. She is the CEO and president of two companies – Excel in in Life Inc and Journey to Excel Inc. She recently competed on the Battle of the Blades and is currently an NHL broadcaster and analyst with Sportsnet Hockey Central. Jennifer has worked in the keynote speaking industry for over 15 years and is driven to help others to reach their potential. She also runs corporate retreats for professional development.
Jennifer Botterill is one of Canada’s most successful athletes and has attained Olympic glory on numerous occasions. Jennifer was a member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for fourteen years and attended 4 Olympic Games. She is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2002, 2006, 2010) and an Olympic silver medalist (1998). She is a five-time World Champion and was twice named the most valuable player at the World Championship tournaments. Jennifer was the youngest member of the Canadian Olympic Woman’s Hockey team in 1998 at the age of 18. She developed to play a major role in the development of woman’s hockey and the Olympic team.
Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University and completed her degree with honours. She played hockey for Harvard and was the team Captain. Jennifer is the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award – given to the top player in women’s college hockey. During her career as a broadcaster, she has worked with TSN, MSG Networks, and CBC in various roles covering Hockey Canada, the Winter Olympics and the NHL. In 2020, Jennifer was an in-studio analyst for NBC’s historic first all-women’s broadcast team. Jennifer Boterill has worked on projects for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). She has been a leader for development and mentorship. Jennifer is an ambassador for Right to Play and has worked with many charities including Kidsport, Children’s Wish Foundation, Sick Kids, Can Fund, Hockey Canada Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
She is a captivating and dynamic speaker and takes the time to get to know each client to provide the most powerful impact. Jennifer is authentic and sincere with her delivery style. She is entertaining while providing meaningful content. Her audience takes away tools that they can apply to their lives immediately. Jennifer is encouraging, insightful and thought provoking. She helps her clients to see the value of perspective and wants each person she interacts with to feel motivated to reach their full potential. Jennifer Boterill’s energetic and positive personality shines through with all of her events!
Jennifer Botterill’s personal motto has been to pursue excellence in all areas of her life. From Harvard University to Olympic gold medals, to World Championships, she has learned many lessons on what it takes to achieve along the way.
From a no-regrets approach of “never having to say I wish I would have,” to asking yourself “why not you?” when considering the opportunities success can bring, Jennifer encourages those around her to strive for a new standard of excellence in everything they do.
Jennifer Botterill is no stranger to performing under pressure. Whether on the ice during Olympic hockey games, or in front of the camera as a television sports commentator, Botterill has learned the value of preparation and focus when it comes to quelling nerves when the pressure is on to succeed. In this talk, Jennifer shares her stories and advice for anyone seeking to perform at their best under even the most stressful of circumstances.
Jennifer Botterill addresses the importance of awareness in the field of emotional wellness and mental health. She shares some personal stories regarding her experience with mental health issues and the value of support networks.
Jennifer has hosted an array of events across Canada including Gold Medal Plates, the launch of the RBC Olympians program and Nike/Hockey Canada Jersey Launch.
Jennifer Botterill engages people on how to approach life with a new standard of high performance. She shares strategies on how to not only make it to the next level, but to excel when you get there. She provides techniques to perform at this high level on a consistent, daily basis. Jennifer identifies tools on how to facilitate sustainable high performance in a variety of settings.