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Paul Rosen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

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Paul Rosen: Paralympic Gold Medalist

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Paul Rosen has a lightning-fast glove, cat-quick reflexes and a calm presence in the crease. He has everything an NHL goaltender has… except… his right leg.

Paul Rosen was a promising 15-year-old Midget AAA hockey player skating hard in a 1975 tournament when he caught a rut in the ice. He fell and snapped his leg in 14 places. Along with shattered bone, so too, his dream of playing professional hockey was shattered.  For 24 years thereafter Paul endured countless surgeries to try to repair his leg. Standing in an airport in Germany in 1997 his leg snapped again – this time, for the last time.  Over the next 18 months he suffered 14 more unsuccessful surgeries. In 1999 doctors discovered a massive infection in his knee and delivered the diagnosis that Paul either has his right leg amputated – or he has three months to live.

On June 9, 1999, at age 39, Paul’s right leg was cut off above the knee.  Inspired by 12-year old triple amputee Shane Smith who, during a tough rehab session asked Paul, “Do you still have a heart? Do you still have a brain? Then what’s wrong with you?”…Paul Rosen’s grit and determination swelled to unforeseen levels.

Within one year of his amputation, Paul mastered the game of Sledge Hockey, tried out for, and made the Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team. One year later he became the oldest rookie in the history of the game – playing for Team Canada at the 2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics. Paul remains an integral, and inspirational leader of the top-ranked Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team.  He is currently ranked as the number one Sledge Hockey goaltender in the world.  Paul now shares his story of courage and determination to motivate, educate, inspire and entertain school groups, corporations, and sports teams across the country.

One of the hottest speakers in Canada and rising star of motivational keynoting, Paul Rosen is available to motivate, educate, inspire and entertain your team. Paul has delivered his story of courage and determination to groups and corporate, sport and school teams across the country. As the inspirational leader and a spokesperson for the Canadian National Sledge Hockey team, Paul is also a popular television and radio guest.  Paul delivers high-impact, highly-entertaining messages on overcoming adversity, world-class athletic competition and the power of living a dreamer’s life.
 
 
Presentation Topics

The Positive Connection
An impactful presentation on releasing the negative forces around you in the pursuit of your goals.
 
Taking Control of Choices
This targeted presentation is perfect for those looking to harness their emotional responses to challenges.
 
Bringing Home the Gold
An inspirational presentation for individuals and teams based on Paul’s own story of courage and determination in life – and on the ice.
 
Knowing the Real You
This presentation takes a hard look at how we deal with unexpected changes, and challenges, in life.
 
Stop the Bullying
A powerful presentation on teaching acceptance and social tolerance.
 
 
Testimonials

“I have had the opportunity to work with many motivational speakers over the past few years. Paul’s drive to be the best on and off of the ice continues to place him within an elite group of speakers. I have witnessed 1st hand Paul’s ability to motivate and inspire different groups and his success is easily measured by the numerous letters and comments that I have received.”
Esteem Team
 
“A very inspiring session from a true Olympian. From the beginning to the end Mr. Rosen provided us with an extremely positive and high-energy presentation. Ben and I both appreciate all the work that made this opportunity possible.”
Big Brothers and Big Sisters



The Positive Connection
An impactful presentation on releasing the negative forces around you in the pursuit of your goals.
 

Taking Control of Choices
This targeted presentation is perfect for those looking to harness their emotional responses to challenges.
 

Bringing Home the Gold
An inspirational presentation for individuals and teams based on Paul’s own story of courage and determination in life – and on the ice.
 

Knowing the Real You
This presentation takes a hard look at how we deal with unexpected changes, and challenges, in life.
 

Stop the Bullying
A powerful presentation on teaching acceptance and social tolerance.
“I have had the opportunity to work with many motivational speakers over the past few years. Paul’s drive to be the best on and off of the ice continues to place him within an elite group of speakers. I have witnessed 1st hand Paul’s ability to motivate and inspire different groups and his success is easily measured by the numerous letters and comments that I have received.”
Esteem Team
 
“A very inspiring session from a true Olympian. From the beginning to the end Mr. Rosen provided us with an extremely positive and high-energy presentation. Ben and I both appreciate all the work that made this opportunity possible.”
Big Brothers and Big Sisters