Hayley Wickenheiser - Olympic Gold Medalist Keynote Speaker
Hayley Wickenheiser

Hayley Wickenheiser

Toronto, Ontario
Four Time Gold Medalist - Hockey Hall of Fame, Medical Doctor, Toronto Maple Leafs, Team Canada
Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser is the best female hockey players in the world with Four Olympic Gold Medals & a Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Over her 20-year career as a player, she was the Captain of Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team and is one of the most decorated Olympians. Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser offers a unique perspective on the power of mindset, purpose, and determination to empower individuals on topics that help them lead their teams or themselves to maximize performance.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Management
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Family & Parenting
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Motivation


Hayley Wickenheiser has Seven World Championships; Six Olympic appearances; Five Olympic medals; Four Olympic Gold medals, and now a Medical Doctor and assistant general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL – Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser is a titan of the sport both on and off the ice.

A first-ballot Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Hayley Wickenheiser’s hockey IQ is highly respected in both the male and female games. Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser has played in or coached at, four NHL development camps the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs – having accepted a permanent full-time role of Senior Director of Player Development for the Leafs in 2020. She was recently promoted to Assistant GM in 2022.

Alongside Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser’s career in the NHL, Hayley is currently a resident medical doctor practicing in the Toronto area – a pursuit Hayley Wickenheiser had dreamt of her whole life and began in 2017 following her retirement from her 23 years on the National Women’s Team.

Prior to her retirement from hockey, Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser was the first in the world to notch a point in a men’s professional game while playing in Finland and held the record for the most assists, points and goals for the Canadian Women’s National team.

Hayley’s ascent to the top of the sport started in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan when at age 15 she was the youngest member chosen for the Canadian Women’s National team. Her Olympic career spanned 23 years, five Olympic medals and two sports, as she also competed in softball in Sydney 2000. In 2014 she was Canada’s official flag bearer and she served on the IOC Athletes Commission.

Hayley Wickenheiser is a celebrated female hockey player, admired for her exceptional determination and dedication. As one of the top scorers in women’s hockey, she and her team captured three Olympic gold medals, as well as six gold medals at the women’s world championships. She is the first woman to play professional hockey in a position other than goalie and was the first to score a goal in a men’s professional league.

She has many accolades including being named one of Sports Illustrated Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World; has been twice named to the “Power 50 in Sports”; was among the QMI Agency’s “Top 10 Greatest Female Athletes in History of Sports”; is a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame; Canada’s Top 40 under 40; Canada Sports Hall of Fame; Canada’s Walk of Fame; and in 2014 she was awarded Canada’s highest honour when she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her achievements as an athlete for her contributions to the growth of the women’s game.

As the best female hockey player in the world, with Four Gold Medals and Seven World Championships, Hayley Wickenheiser was honoured by her hometown community through a multi-million dollar investment for the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre in Shaunavon Saskatchewan where she grew up. The new state-of-the-art, 96,875 sf. The Centre houses an NHL size hockey/skating arena, a four-sheet curling club, meeting and multipurpose rooms, a lounge and concession area, a fitness facility with a track and gym, and a library, becoming the main gathering point for the community and is the foundation of sport in the area.

Her passion for sport is equally matched by her desire to give back to the community through her work with dozens of philanthropic organizations including Lace ‘Em Up, Jumpstart, KidSport and Right to Play – all organizations dedicated to ensuring kids of all financial and cultural backgrounds can play sports. Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser is also the founder of the world-renown personal and athletic development weekend, The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival which provides mentoring and growth opportunities for young athletes from around the world.

Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser holds several honourary degrees from institutions across Canada. She has a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and is a Medical Doctor currently in a Family Medicine residency while maintaining a position as an ambassador for Women’s hockey and her role with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Well known for her keynote speaking on leadership, performance and goal accomplishment, Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser was Awarded as Officer of the Order of Canada on May 26, 2011, and has received multiple awards for her work off the ice, she serves as a role model through initiatives promoting women in sports, youth, and the around the world.



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Hayley Wickenheiser Topic Presentations

buck it!

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Hayley’s most recent theme encourages the audience to look for opportunities to buck the status quo when doing so means doing the “right” thing vs. following a herd mentality…. right off a cliff.

health, wealth and wondering (in sport and life)

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • A doctor in residence and years of working with the most advanced medical technologies and medical minds in her on-ice career, Hayley offers a unique perspective of the ins and outs of the sports and medicine field and how they entwine, for better and for worse. She also addresses mental health in this session, speaking about her own experiences and that of those she loves.

being a female in the male dominated world of hockey

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Hayely Wickenheiser speaks on what it was like to grow up playing with the boys and later playing men’s professional hockey overseas, and then working with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

teamwork and success

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • What does a successful team need and how did Team Canada succeed on the World Stage? What are the barriers and mountains that Hayley overcome to put woman’s hockey on the map worldwide? It takes leadership, persistence, hard work, and determination to achieve excellence. However a person can never do this alone.  It also takes teamwork, team unity and “buy in” to a common goal.

    It is all within our grasp, no matter what profession, what industry, what calling we have chosen. Let Hayley show you the way with her dynamic, and compelling presentation on the subject of leadership and/or teamwork.

change as a path to greatness

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Wickenheiser shares with her audience the importance of always looking for improvements/change within your life.

it's foolish to be normal!

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Success comes from going above – and beyond – what others normally do.

how to stay motivated despite being at the top of what you do

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Complacency kills! Hayley Wickenheiser offers advice on how to keep the desire alive!

dealing with criticism and pressure - how to perform when it matters most

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Inspiration for the next generation of athletes and sports in Canada to perform even better!

the olympic experience

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • What is it like to compete in both a summer and winter Olympics?

customized messages

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Hayley Wickenheiser has been public speaking for many years and can easily customize one of her existing messages to fit your event or project theme.


People in attendance were completely impressed by your stories and also commented about being inspired and motivated from hearing you speak. I even caught glimpses of a few tears in the room at certain points of your talk. We also received high praise for your approachability and people liked the picture op with you and the medals. Once again, thank you!

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