Jon Montgomery presents topics like dreaming big and living with innovation and realism in his keynote speeches. He is a celebrated Canadian defying odds to win the Gold Medal in Skeleton racing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Jon is a compelling inspirational speaker as well as the engaging host of The Amazing Race Canada. He’s worked with youth and corporate audiences.
He shares his success with Canada and enjoys helping organizations whether it’s for an inspirational talk or to host an auction for charity. Jon can spur engagement and remind people what it’s like to be Canadian.
Dreaming Big: Living Bigger
While Jon always wanted to be a Canadian National Team athlete, he didn’t know which sport it would be in! Keeping his eyes wide open, living outside his comfort zone, trying new things and accepting the challenges that presented themselves enabled him to find his passion and his opportunity to realize his dreams. Jon’s story will inspire others to go after what they are looking for, no matter how daunting a task it may seem.
Innovation and Realism
While we must be realistic about the things in life we cannot change, there are always ways in which we can optimize ourselves and our situations through creative thinking and innovation. Unless you’re moving forward, you’re getting left behind!
Jon’s Olympic Journey
The story of how a small town boy from Manitoba, who grew up playing hockey and idolizing his home town hero, Theo Fleury (the smallest guy to ever play in the NHL) inspired him to become an Olympic Champion.
Jon explains the secrets that helped give him the confidence to follow and achieve his dreams.
In an individual sport like skeleton, one’s success as an athlete is directly tied to their ability to work collaboratively with their team. Jon explains the importance of teamwork within our families, our workplaces and our communities.
“We had Jon Montgomery speak to our Consumer Products team at Federated Co-op (an audience of about 250 people). Jon did an outstanding job of emphasizing the important of collaboration and teamwork in achieving our goals. He took the time to speak with us before the event to learn more about our organization and tailored his presentation to the audience. He was relatable, engaging and entertaining.”