Andrew Haley

Andrew Haley

Toronto, Ontario
Paralympic Gold Medalist & Cancer Survivor - Leadership, Determination & Resilience Expert
Andrew Haley is a Paralympic Gold Medalist, cancer survivor, world champion swimmer & motivational keynote speaker on mindset resilience for peak performance. Andrew has competed in 4 Paralympic Games and won 5 Paralympic medals. Andrew Haley is known for his ability to overcome adversity and obstacles in the face of challenges and helps others develop their mindsets and habits to become a top performer. Andrew Haley is an engaging keynote speaker and champion on all levels and he shares his championship mindset with audiences to help them tap into new levels of resilience and productivity for their careers. He is a Paralympic champion cancer survivor that engages audiences through his story.
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational


Peak performance expert Andrew Haley has had his share of ups and downs. As a child, Andrew Haley had cancer twice and each time was given a 35% chance to survive. Even though Andrew Haley lost part of his right leg, Andrew Haley never let it dictate his life. Andrew Haley 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.




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Be The Little Frog

Andrew Haley Topic Presentations

mastering your mindset for peak performance

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  • Top performers have learned to adapt their mindsets to prepare and execute on all levels and especially in high pressure situations. There is an extra level of dedication and commitment to qualify for the Olympics and beat out the nation’s top athletes. There is an even higher level required to make it to the podium.

    Preparation, taking constructive criticism, accountability, determination, dedication, process management and strategic goal setting all played a key role in Andrew Haley’s success. Andrew’s high performance mindset was constantly evolving so he could commit to days and nights in and out of the pool. Over time, his elite mindset became a natural process of his everyday work. Repetition and focus enabled him to master himself and his craft which led to his Hall of Fame swimming career and multiple Gold Medals and World Records.

    Our minds are the key to unlocking our abilities and unleashing us to our full potential. The road to Gold is not for everyone and is not an easy feat, however we can all learn from the mental state of mind an athlete curates and maintains to bring them to each step on a path to reach the top.

    This talk shows your team that no matter the circumstances we can be prepared and ready for action. You will learn to banish self-doubt and fear and tap into that extra level needed at work or at home. You will learn to create a mindset that can take you to new heights, set realistic and achievable goals to achieve dreams, meet expectations and realize there are no limits to your capabilities.

don’t resist - resilience restoration

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  • We all seem to be managing more with less these days with so much uncertainty around us. We have less time to do things and face daily challenges in our personal and work lives and that sometimes we lose focus, hope, or process in the face of adversity. One thing that all athletes, leaders, and top performers have in common is an incredible sense of self awareness that helps in controlling themselves to effectively manage setbacks. The ability to recognize challenging situations that can come up from afar, prepares these individuals to be more resilient, agile and creates a foundation to bounce back with certainty in hardships.

    It has become mission critical for us to be able to lead ourselves and our peers through a compassionate lens. Through a compassionate approach, we can keep an open mind to new perspectives, new opportunities and can support each other to maintain strong relationships.  We are all called upon to be leaders in one shape or form throughout our lives. We are also all forced to go through hardships in our lives while managing change and challenges that come in so many different forms.

    Andrew Haley is a two-time cancer survivor that has overcome insurmountable odds to become a Hall of Fame, Paralympic Champion swimmer. Having lived through many chemotherapy treatments that didn’t react well to light, Andrew developed a framework to increase his resilience – one that got him out of the dark and to the top of the podium. He has been able to apply the same principals to not only lead teams, drive himself to new heights but to create success in the business world.

surface pressure - leading in turbulent times

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  • The Olympic Games mark the pinnacle of many elite athletes’ careers. But with the promise of glory comes tremendous pressure. Between keeping a positive mindset, strict safety protocols, the media and the rapid spread of Omicron, Team Canada still needs to perform at its peak on the international stage. It takes a certain person to manage themselves, support their teams and perform at their best under pressure. Many athletes will rise to the occasion and thrive while others will fall short of expectations. So, what can business leaders learn from our Olympians?

    Just as a coach leads athletes to the podium, business leaders guide their teams to deliver when the stakes are high. Andrew developed a 7-step plan that helped him achieve world class results. There was a single moment where Andrew was able to tap into a new level under pressure to become a Champion. Andrew will share his experience with High Performance sport to teach how pressure can create more energy if your mindset is focused. He will teach how preparation, hard work and giving everything, you do to be the best plays a key role in creating confidence in high pressure situations with the purpose, the solutions and the outcomes in focus.

diversity & inclusion

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  • 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.


Andrew spoke with passion and enthusiasm about his childhood, battles with cancer, triumphs in the pool, and how he gives 110% living his life based not around the circumstances presented, but how he can react to them. he established a rapport with audience members young and old through his candid demeanour. Some were inspired by his athletic accomplishments, others by his drive and dedication. All agreed that he had an exceptional story to tell, and were thankful he shared it with us.

Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

I have received feedback from many of our guests and they have indicated that your speech was incredibly motivational. I heard on more than one occasion you have inspired them to either improve their physical activities or elements of their family life.

Manulife Financial

Your message of determination in the face of adversity was extremely impactful to me. The line I was most significantly left with was – ‘tough times do not last, tough people do.’ Your talk encouraged me to take a step back and really assess what I hold to be meaningful, and, most importantly, to list out goals that I have until now only seen as unachievable. You have proven that any height is reachable.

Healthcare Supply Chain Network Conference

Andrew was simply amazing and a pleasure to work with. Someone who truly has a passion for sport, life, family and people. We had a very diverse audience and Andrew was a very down to earth speaker who everyone could easily connect to. I have heard several top speakers speak and he is up there with the best. I received lots of positive feedback.

Recreation Coordinator, Sports Services
City of Brampton

Our entire team enjoyed working with you. You have a wonderful stage presence and a great story to tell. You were very well received by our attendees. It is always a great sign when the delegates are talking about the opening keynote speaker during the closing session.

Senior Vice President
World Congress

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