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Catriona LeMay Doan

First individual and only female to defend a Gold Medal at any Olympic games

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Catriona LeMay Doan: First individual and only female to defend a Gold Medal at any Olympic games

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Catriona LeMay Doan is the fastest woman on ice.  After carrying the Canadian flag into the 2002 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies (her fourth Olympics), Catriona defended her Olympic title with a Gold medal performance in the 500metre event.  Catriona becomes the first Canadian individual to defend a gold medal at any Olympic Games.  She is also the world-record holder in this event and skated an Olympic record time of 37.30 in race one of the two-day competition.   Catriona LeMay Doan has broken the world record eight times.

In 1998, at the Nagano Olympic Winter Games, Catriona LeMay Doan won her first Olympic Gold medal in the 500m distance also in an Olympic record time, then added an Olympic Bronze Medal in the 1000m event.  She finished the 1998 season first overall in the World Cup standings in both the 500m and 1000m events.

This two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion, is one of Canada’s most successful and highly decorated athletes.

She is the first and only Canadian individual to defend a gold medal at any Olympic Games. Her unwavering commitment and drive towards her goals is an inspiration for fellow athletes and Canadians in any situation.

Catriona is an articulate, engaging and bilingual presenter. Her story is an inspiration, and her ability to explore with audiences the method of achieving personal excellence while challenging and motivating people to achieve their full potential is unmatched.

Personal Excellence: Achieving Your Full Potential
Catriona will share her insights on achieving goals and her career highs and lows. You can achieve your full potential through passion, a winning attitude, commitment, and teamwork. Her years as a speed skater have taught Catriona how to deal not only with obstacles, but also with success.

What does it take to be the best? What does it take to stay there? The journey of Catriona Le May Doan will take you there and inspire you to reach farther than you thought possible.


Managing expectations
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 will share with you, and help you learn from her own experience, as someone who dealt with changing expectations in the public eye.


Breaking new ground
What does it mean to be the first person to accomplish something? When no one has ever been in the same situation as you before? Quite simply, a lot of responsibility. As the first Canadian individual, and the only female Canadian individual, to defend a gold medal at any Olympic games, Catriona will tell you about the stresses, tell you how you can help pave the way for others to follow like a true leader.


Women and careers
Catriona Le May Doan can tell you about being an Olympic Champion Speed Skater and an Olympic broadcaster, about being tirelessly involved with her beloved community and those in it, about being a spokesperson for the SpinaBifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada, Right to Play and Ontario’s Lakefield Oval Project, and, most importantly, about being a woman and mother.

Women are constantly pulled in many different directions. Find out how balance of work, life, and motherhood is possible while working towards own goals.


Corporate hosting
For all your corporate banquets and award evenings, have an Olympian/broadcaster who can engage with and entertain individuals, in both English and French.
“Catriona was awesome! Great presenter, 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.”
Investors Group

“Catriona has appeared for us at a number of corporate and non corporate functions across North America. Catriona 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.”
Intact

“Catriona was awesome! Great presenter, 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