Catriona Le May Doan

Catriona Le May Doan

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Two Time Olympic Gold Medallist Speed Skater | Leadership | Determination & Peak Performance Expert

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CATRIONA LE MAY DOAN BIOGRAPHY

Catriona Le May Doan is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and well-known as one of the fastest women on ice. She made history in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, by winning her first gold medal in the 500m sprint. Catriona then went on to defend her title at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, becoming the first Canadian to successfully defend a gold medal in an individual sport.

Catriona Le May Doan held the world record in the 500m speed skating event for ten years, making her the world’s dominant female sprinter of the 1997-98 season. Her list of achievements is endless, including winning gold in the 500m and silver in the 1000m at the 1998 World Single Distances Championships. She was also crowned World Sprint Champion and was the overall World Cup champion in the 500m and 1000m. Her dominance continued through the next quadrennial, winning the 500m world title in 1999 and 2001, with a bronze medal in 2000.

With such an impressive resume, it’s no surprise that Catriona La May Doan was named Canadian flag bearer for the 1998 Nagano Olympics closing ceremony and for the Opening Ceremony at Salt Lake City 2002, her fourth Olympic Games. She skated to another Olympic record that would not be broken until Sochi 2014, winning her second straight gold medal in the 500m. Catriona was named the 2002 recipient of the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s Athlete of the Year and earned her third career Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canadian Female Athlete of the Year.

Not only is Catriona La May Doan a world champion athlete, but she is also a talented motivational speaker, inspiring audiences to reach their full potential. She has received three Honorary Degrees from the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Regina, and gave the convocation speech to their graduating classes. Catriona was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Sports Hall of Fame and appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Catriona La May Doan is actively involved in community and charity associations and has served on the Special Olympics Canada board of directors, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee, and is currently on the board of Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, Winsport, and Vice Chair of Canada Games Council.

In the media, Catriona Le May Doan has covered five Olympic Games and co-hosted CBC’s primetime show Countdown to Beijing. She joined the CTV Olympic broadcast team for the Vancouver 2010 Games, which earned her a Gemini Award for Best Sports Analyst. For the London 2012 Olympic Games, Catriona was co-host of the Olympic Morning Show.

Catriona Le May Doan is an articulate, engaging, and bilingual presenter, exploring with her audiences the method of achieving personal excellence while challenging and motivating people to reach their full potential. She is a world champion athlete and an inspiration to every crowd she addresses and demonstrates the results of her winning formulas for leadership, perseverance, determination and peak performance.

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Going for Gold
Going for Gold
In Going For Gold, Catriona tells the story of her life with assistance from Calgary writer Ken McGoogan. Born and raised in Saskatoon, by age 15 she already was a track star provincially. At 18, she joined Canada’s Olympic Team and began competing internationally. Then, at the Olympics in...

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Catriona Le May Doan Topic Presentations

Managing Expectations

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  • Changing situations means changing expectations – and mounting pressures to meet those expectations, both from within and from the outside world. Dealing with pressure and the fear of failure (and fear of success) is a reality for so many. Catriona Le May Doan will share with you, and help you learn from her own experience, as someone who dealt with changing expectations in the public eye.

Personal Excellence: Achieving Your Full Potential

Breaking New Ground

Leadership With A Purpose

Women and Careers

What Does It Take To Be the Best? What Does It Take To Stay There?

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Testimonials

Catriona has appeared for us at a number of corporate and non-corporate functions across North America. Catriona Le May Doan is a dynamic and energetic speaker who delivers a universal message that resonates with all audiences. She is a true Canadian icon who is professional, charming, and gracious. We require speakers for a number of different events and she is, by far, requested the most often.

Catriona Le May Doan was outstanding and received a standing ovation from the 600 conference attendees. Her presentation was everything that I could hope for in a keynote speaker – engaging, humorous, topical, humble and accommodating. I would highly recommend her to any organization interested in hearing from one of Canada’s best.

Focus 1 Consulting Ltd

Catriona Le May Doan was awesome! Great presenter, a great role model, great Canadian! She was very gracious in the time she committed and spent with our group and she received three standing ovations! They loved her.

Nestle

A wonderful presentation, she was very engaging – and the material was well suited to celebrate the milestone and recognize our first female President of the Association.

Chief Administrative Officer
Association of BC Land Surveyors

Catriona Le May Doan was excellent – put her in the top ten of all speakers I have heard. Her passion, articulation and message were received with enthusiasm and admiration by our national group.

Executive Director
Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC)

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