Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Jennifer Botterill is one of Canada’s most successful athletes, achieving Olympic glory on numerous occasions. A member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for 14 years, Botterill attended four Olympic games, winning three gold medals and one silver medal. She was responsible for the assist that won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Embracing the chance to connect with audiences, Botterill shares valuable lessons she’s learned on the way to becoming a champion.
Botterill is a graduate of Harvard University and the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award, which honours the top player in women’s college hockey. She is also a five-time world champion and was twice named the most valuable player of the World Championship tournament.
Today, Botterill is an analyst for the NHL’s New York Islanders. She has also worked as a studio analyst for TSN, a hockey specialist with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, and a guest on TSN’s Off the Record. In 2014, Botterill was a sports commentator for CBC at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Botteril has taken several leadership and mentorship roles within the sports community and the greater community at large. She has worked on projects for the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federal, and is currently an ambassador for Right to Play. She has also worked with charities such as the Special Olympics, Kidsport, Children’s Wish Foundation, SickKids Hospital, CanFund, Hockey Canada Foundation, and Canadian Cancer Society.
Botteril’s career is inspired by her family. Her father is a renowned sports psychologist, her mother competed in two Olympic Games as a speedskater, and her brother is a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins and is currently the general manager for the Buffalo Sabres.
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.