Elizabeth Manley

Elizabeth Manley

Callingwood, Ontario
Olympic Silver Medalist - Leadership, Change, Resilience Mental Health Advocate
Elizabeth Manley is a two-time Olympian who secured her legacy with an Olympic silver medal in figure skating at the 1988 Calgary Games. A powerful coach and mental health advocate leveraging her own experiences to educate and support others, earning her The Order of Canada among other recognitions. Her enduring impact is further immortalized through her inductions into multiple halls of fame, including the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Change Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Academia
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Associations & Unions
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Awareness Days
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory

ELIZABETH MANLEY BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Manley is a two-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist in figure skating who has distinguished herself in a career spanning 40 years, competing in both amateur and professional circuits.  She gained global prominence with her 1988 Olympic silver medal and Olympic Freestyle Champion title in Calgary, additionally participating in six World Championships and winning three National Titles.

Transitioning from sports, Manley has become a leading advocate for mental health in Canada. She channels her own experiences with anxiety and depression into her role as a Certified Life/Executive Coach. With three decades on the speaking platform, Elizabeth Manley has collaborated with numerous corporations and organizations, focusing on well-being and success.

She recently received an honorary degree from Algonquin College, further underlining her multidimensional impact. Elizabeth Manley extends her healthcare advocacy as the National Spokesperson for The Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa and Winners Walk of Hope for Ovarian Cancer Canada.

Her involvement with the Cancer Foundation Courage Campaign Presidents’ Advisory Circle in Ottawa and the Canadian Mental Health Association further emphasizes her comprehensive approach to healthcare. She has educated over 700 schools on topics like mental health, bullying, and teen suicide.

In the media space, Olympic Siver Medalist Elizabeth Manley is an accomplished author of two autobiographies and has starred in three major television specials, earning her a Gemini Award. These productions were subsequently sold to Disney Productions. She has also served as a sports commentator for NBC during the Salt Lake City and Torino Olympic Games and was a part of CTV’s Vancouver Olympic broadcast team.

Her blogging contributions during the Sochi Olympics were hosted by CBC. She recently received an honorary degree from Algonquin College, further cementing her status as a multifaceted contributor to sport, advocacy, and education. As a life coach and mental health advocate, Manley’s commitments have earned her significant awards, including the Builders Award from United Way and the Inspiration Award from the Royal Ottawa for her mental health advocacy.

She has also produced three charity events under the banner “Elizabeth Manley and Friends for Mental Health” and was honored with the “Courage to Speak Award” from MeWeRTH. Manley’s extensive list of honors includes inductions into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and Skate Canada Hall of Fame. She has been conferred The Order of Canada for her multifaceted contributions to sport, advocacy, and Canadian society.

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Elizabeth Manley Topic Presentations

navigating mental health well-being in challenging times

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley delves into the critical components of well-being, focusing on wellness and self-care strategies that fortify emotional resilience in today’s high-stress environments. She provides actionable insights into facing challenges and uncertainty in change to discover inner strength and a powerful approach to managing conflict.  She offers insights on the importance of creating safe spaces for dialogue in the workplace and at home, to share struggles, challenges and one another journies. Attendees leave equipped to navigate the complexities of modern work settings, better prepared to achieve both personal and professional success.

confronting the mental health crisis: healing, resilience, self-identity & purpose

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley confronts the acute challenges of the ongoing mental health crisis, covering issues such as PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She provides practical methods for establishing safe spaces and advancing emotional agility in order to heal, fostering purpose and well-being both individually and within society. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of their self-identity in times of crisis and the world changing around us, equipped with resilient tools to improve not just their own outcomes, but also those of their peers.

resilience and the power of positivity

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley shares her compelling journey of overcoming depression, anxiety, and a nervous breakdown just four years prior to her Olympic win. She focuses on the transformative power of positivity and resilience in change and living with mental health challenges. Attendees will leave inspired, a better understanding of how to harness optimism and mental fortitude as essential tools for life’s hurdles.

be a better you: from purpose to performance

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley guides you through a transformative journey focused on aligning your work-life balance, setting meaningful goals, and pursuing your dreams with courage. She equips attendees with actionable strategies for health and wellness, illuminating the path to optimized performance in both professional and personal spheres. By the end of this session, you’ll walk away with a clearer understanding of your purpose, the motivation to chase your aspirations, and the tools to be the best version of yourself.

     

     

mastering the pursuit of excellence: strategies for achieving success"

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley dives into the intricacies of the journey toward success, emphasizing the critical nature of patience, goal setting, and intuitive decision-making. She guides attendees through the habits and mental frameworks essential for peak performance while fostering an atmosphere that encourages taking calculated risks and believing in one’s capabilities. Participants will walk away with actionable insights into optimizing their own paths to excellence and success.

leading through change: adapt, innovate, succeed

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley provides a dynamic exploration of leadership in the context of change, focusing on adaptability and innovation as critical skills for success. Drawing upon her own experiences in sports and advocacy, she offers actionable insights for leaders navigating challenges and opportunities in today’s fast-paced environments. Attendees will learn strategies for fostering resilience within teams, driving organizational growth, and successfully steering through transformations.

empowering communities: the impact of giving back and volunteerism

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley shines a spotlight on the transformative power of community involvement and the vital role of volunteers. Utilizing her own philanthropic journey as a case study, she elucidates the tangible and intangible benefits of giving back, both for individuals and the community at large. Attendees will leave invigorated, and equipped with actionable ways to contribute and celebrate volunteerism, enriching both their lives and the world around them.

captivating presence: elizabeth manley as your emcee

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Elizabeth Manley brings her magnetic charisma and seasoned professionalism to the role of emcee, offering an engaging and well-curated experience for your event. Leveraging her years on international platforms and public speaking, she ensures smooth transitions, powerful introductions, and keeps the audience engaged throughout the event’s duration. Trust Manley to elevate your event, providing a seamless flow that resonates with both purpose and personality.

    As your emcee, Elizabeth Manley navigates your program with unparalleled expertise, ensuring that the agenda stays on track from beginning to end. With a keen sense of timing, she incorporates appropriate humour to enliven the atmosphere, all while maintaining the event’s overarching theme and objectives. Her skill in introducing speakers and moderating discussions adds another layer of sophistication to your event, making her an integral part of its success. Trust Manley’s seasoned command of the stage to deliver an experience that is both memorable and organized.

     

Elizabeth Manley travels from Callingwood, Ontario & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.

Testimonials

I was totally blown away by Elizabeth — she is one of the best speakers I have ever heard! Amazing does not come close to describing how wonderful she was. She had our audience laughing, crying and totally riveted to her the entire speech. The audience gave her a standing ovation.

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada

Ontario Society

The consensus is “best AGM ever”. I owe a large portion of the thanks to you, Liz. Your ability to relate and engage with the audience is unique. The Board, consumers, staff and donors fell in love with you. We now know why you are referred to as “Canada’s Sweetheart”. On a specific note, your response to questions was perfect and honest. You didn’t oppose or support different methods of therapy but spoke about what worked for you! That is really what it is all about.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Elizabeth Manley clearly speaks from her heart. In each and every presentation she has given in support of the Alzheimer Society at the local or national levels, she has openly shared her family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease to break down the stigma of the disease and to help make change happen. What a great tribute of love for her father. Elizabeth truly inspires families to take advantage of Alzheimer programs she knows will have great benefits for them in their dementia journey. Her presentations leave everyone in a positive frame of mind with the message that appropriate services can be made available throughout the disease process if families and politicians work together...

Alzheimer Society o

Ottawa and Renfrew County

Not only were you warm and personable but your story was also truly inspiring. Our delegates were truly touched by your journey, the struggles and personal challenges that you experienced, and your eventual triumph to become an Olympic champion. Your presentation was lively and incredibly heart-warming.

Ontario Real Estate Association

To describe Elizabeth “Liz” Manley would be as if a firecracker being let go into a crowded room of people that need some means of energy to be administered. I have known Liz for a long time, although only recently reconnected, I have regretted not having her near during those times of disparity. Liz is a “Motivational and Inspirational Person” who has always had the ability to help others when the time was needed. As a leader within a youth organization (cadets), recently during these times of “Covid 19” I thought it was important that we had Liz do one of ‘Pep Talks’ with the cadets, not only did it help the kids, it energized our adult staff, and has been shared by...

Captain Sean Casey

CD

It was the most unlikely of circumstances that introduced us to Liz; we are forever grateful that this happened. We had Liz speak to our membership, and it changed many of us. The inspiration that she generated, from hearing about her own incredible journey, was invaluable.

Ottawa Police Association

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Are you looking to hire Elizabeth Manley for your event? Elizabeth Manley Callingwood, Ontario is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Elizabeth Manley is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Elizabeth Manley is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Elizabeth Manley from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Elizabeth Manley to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Elizabeth Manley creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Elizabeth Manley from Callingwood, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Elizabeth Manley is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Elizabeth Manley focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Elizabeth Manley will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Elizabeth Manley’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Elizabeth Manley speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Elizabeth Manley is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Elizabeth Manley speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Elizabeth Manley to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Elizabeth Manley for your event. As Elizabeth Manley's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Elizabeth Manley and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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