Leah Goldstein

Leah Goldstein

Kelowna, British Columbia
Mental Resilience Expert, Diversity Pioneer, World Kickbox Champion, Inspirational Leader, Author
Leah Goldstein is a motivational keynote speaker, inspirational leader, former secret Israeli police officer, one-time World kickbox champion, author, and athlete who made history as the 1st woman in the 39-year history of Race Across America to win the overall title. She has the commitment and resilience to reach her dreams and to live a life with NO LIMITS. Leah shares an inspiring message of strength, perseverance, and the determination will to never give up and empowers all who hear her to push past their limits.
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Leah Goldstein is an internationally sought-after motivational speaker, world champion kickboxer, former Israeli undercover police officer, national cycling champion, and a NO LIMITS accountability expert, inspirational leader, and author.

Leah Goldstein has never let anything get in the way of her achieving her goals.  No matter how impossible they seemed to everyone around her.

As a young girl, she wanted to be Bruce Lee. Growing up in Vancouver, B.C. with new immigrant parents, Leah was bullied because of her accent and limp.  She learned the concept of fight or flight early and realized for many, we don’t do either but instead, we freeze.  The day she chose to fight instead of flee her bullies, she realized facing her problems made them disappear.

When she attained the World Kick Boxing Champion title at 17, her focus became to become James Bond.  She enlisted in the Israeli Defense Force and became the first female Elite Commando instructor who transitioned into a special-forces unit, combating terrorism and violent crimes.

The extreme lifestyle of the secret police took its toll, and she decided to move back to Canada and found her salvation on a bicycle.  She was told she was too old to compete but she defied the odds and started winning races.  A life-changing cycling accident in 2005 and the massive pain involved in healing and retraining derailed her cycling goals as she was told she could never compete again.

Leah used her trademark mental endurance to train on her own and went on to win one of the world’s most excruciating physical challenges – the Ultra Endurance, 3000 Mile Race Across America. Despite Shermer’s Neck on Day 4, Leah won in her category in RAAM (Race Across America), with her head tied back by her hair in intolerable pain for 8 days.

Her goal in the RAAM 2021 race was to break her previous record, but she made history as the first female solo cyclist to be the overall winner in this gruelling 3,000 mile (4,800km) long endurance race, with a time of 11 days 3 hours and 3 minutes, at an average speed of 11.8mph.

Leah’s story of the will to succeed, the commitment and resilience to reach your dreams and to live a life with NO LIMITS. Leah shares an inspiring message of strength, perseverance, and the determination will to never give up and empowers all who hear her to push past their limits.

Leah volunteers her time to encourage women and youth. Her Self Defense training equips them with the necessary skills to defend themselves and often it has even saved their lives. Leah supports At Risk Youth Boys and Girls Clubs.

Leah’s personal memoir, “No Limits” was published in 2015. No Limits sweeps its readers into the mind of a champion – battling bullies, sexism, terrorism and more. Leah’s Documentary, No Limits, based on her life experience is very soon to be released and has been very well received by those who have reviewed it.





Rich Roll Podcast


Leah Goldstein Turns Pain Into Fuel (MINDSET SECRETS REVEALED)

Ultrahabits Podcast


How to live with no limits | Leah Goldstein

To Be Human Podcast


Never Quit. Do Whatever It Takes. | Leah Goldstein | #042

Leah Goldstein Topic Presentations

overcoming adversity – no limits!

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  • In this keynote, Leah Goldstein inspires audiences with her incredible stories of moving forward despite all obstacles in her way. Rejected by the cycling community when she decided to race at the age of 30, she proved them all wrong by moving forward and winning her first race without a team or any support.

    When sponsors finally took notice and started to call, she experienced a terrible accident and was told she would never ride again. Within a year she was back and entered the Ride Across Oregon race and won.

    She also entered the Race Across America and won in her division. Leah Goldstein inspires audiences with her stories and her mantra that making a decision is the first step but what is more important is to believe in the decision!  Believing in it is key to overcoming any obstacles and it is that belief that will carry you across any finish line.

mental endurance

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  • Achieving higher performance levels or what seems like an impossible goal is nothing new to Leah Goldstein.  Since the age of 14 when she achieved her black belt and at 17 when she became the World Kick Boxing Champion, Leah learned that training her mind was as important if not more important than training her body.

    In this keynote, Leah Goldstein shares why her ability to be stronger mentally has been key to her success.  She shares why we can often sabotage what is possible by not having the mental endurance to move past our comfort levels.

    We rely on stimulants or crutches to endure but Leah knows that these methods can never carry you past the hurdles you didn’t expect.  Instead they can create an excuse mindset. Leah shares the three ways she trains her mind to be her most powerful tool and how focusing on how you are using your mind when striving to reach a goal will have a direct impact on the results.

self defense/krav maga workshop

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This Self Defense Workshop with Leah Goldstein, World Kickboxing Champion & Krav Maga instructor will equip you with the necessary skills to defend yourself and perhaps even save your life. Half of all Canadian women will be the victims of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime – do not be one of them!

    Krav Maga Instructor, Leah Goldstein, teaches men and women the skills necessary to defend themselves! Learn how to carry yourself assertively, check your surroundings to avoid danger, and most importantly of all, how to fight! Find out how to deliberately harness your power to protect yourself.

    Leah Goldstein will teach Krav (fight) Ma Ga ( with your hands), Israel’s national form of self-defense with its motto “fight to kill”. She will also teach you how to use random objects in the most lethal way to protect yourself. Discover the strategies and awareness mindset that will keep you safe and re-ignite your belief that you are more powerful than you think.

diversity, hidden bias and missed opportunities

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  • In Society we still seem to struggle with diversity in gender, age, ethnicity and cultural differences, sexual orientation and social status.  Leah shares her personal stories of facing bias through her journey in competitive sports and anti-terrorism organizations.

    She shares how her determination opened doors that were otherwise firmly shut.  And once opened, she proved that success can be best achieved through the creation of a diverse team all working toward the same goal.

    Leah instills the deep realization that acceptance can have rewarding and lasting societal impacts and that a shift towards a culture of diversity will open up opportunities for individuals, organizations and the world.


I always knew Leah Goldstein was hardcore but this book takes any notion I had to a whole other level. This is an incredible story of a life lived from the heart of a champion. Leah shows that nothing is impossible and I just cannot believe she is real. If you want to be inspired and realize there is nothing standing between you and your dreams, read this book.

Clara Hughes

6-Time Olympic Medalist

Leah Goldstein’s No Limits is a remarkable journey in saying yes to life! It is moving and life-affirming, and gave me great insight into saying yes to myself! I highly recommend this inspirational read.

Dee Wallace

American actress and scream queen

Articles & Media

Vernon cyclist becomes 1st woman to win gruelling 4,800 km ‘Race Across America’

Global News

Vernon cyclist Leah Goldstein is making history as the first woman to win one of the hardest races in the world, the “Race Across America.” “It’s indescribable, there are no words really to describe it because it was so unexpected. I knew I had a pretty good chance only about 3/4 into the...

B.C. athlete survives intense heat to win gruelling bike race and she wants to do it again

Global News

The Race Across America is considered one of the hardest endurance bike races on the planet. And this summer Vernon’s Leah Goldstein became the first woman to win it. But she almost didn’t make it. To understand how she survived such a gruelling journey, you have to know how she became...

Canadian endures heat and hallucinations to become 1st woman to win Race Across America


A 52-year-old Canadian has become the first woman to win one of the most gruelling races in all of endurance cycling. Leah Goldstein of Vernon, B.C., is the solo champion of this year's Race Across America — and all she had to do was endure a brutal heat wave that knocked out most of her...

Jewish Canadian cyclist is first woman to win toughest ultra-endurance race

The Times of Israel

Canadian cyclist Leah Goldstein recently became the first woman to win the overall solo division of Race Across America (RAAM), ultra-racing’s toughest competition. Goldstein, 52, crossed the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 26 after riding virtually non-stop 3,000 miles (4,800...



The Incredible Story of Leah Goldstein




Hitendra Wadhwa


Leah Goldstein on Living a Life with No Limits - E062


No Limits: The powerful true story of Leah Goldstein -World Champion Kickboxer, Ultra Endurance Cyclist, Israeli Undercover Police Officer
No Limits: The powerful true story of Leah Goldstein -World Champion Kickboxer, Ultra Endurance Cyclist, Israeli Undercover Police Officer
Having faced fear many times, Leah Goldstein has learnt that no matter how genuine the actual danger we confront may be, we have two choices: fight or flight. Yet, some of us have fallen into a third, much more dangerous category, by simply freezing. We do nothing, and therefore risk neither...
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