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Heather Moyse

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist & Occupational Therapist

Heather is an accomplished speaker who inspires people all around the world with the depth of her experiences, and enlightens audiences with her lessons and philosophies on success and life. She lives by her personal motto, “Believe in the possibilities”, and inspires audiences with her life stories and her life philosophies. From the small Prince Edward Island town of Summerside to the top of the Olympic podium, Heather has been described as Canada’s best ever all-round female athlete, and has accomplished the unlikely not once, not twice, but multiple times by believing in those very possibilities. She is an engaging speaker who feels that the best part of winning two Olympic gold medals is that they have afforded her a platform from which she can now inspire and empower other people to reach their own potential – her real gold.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Power of Perspective – Don’t Believe Everything You Think.
Do you want to feel inspired to step outside of your comfort zone, and see what you are truly capable of achieving? Heather Moyse truly believes that we are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for, and wants to empower people and organizations in achieving that next level of success. Using penetrating insight and her own personal experiences, Heather explains how a small shift in the way we look at a situation can significantly change our outcomes. She is a dynamic speaker, and, using her story to discuss the power of perspective, will leave you and your team feeling inspired, motivated and believing in the possibilities of what you can achieve and the difference you can make.

Changes And Challenges: Obstacles Or Opportunities?
You have the dream. You have the drive and the dedication. You are well on your way to reaching your pinnacle of success. When, suddenly, something goes wrong. Something changes. You are faced with challenges that are blocking your view of the finish line. Problems are inevitable in sport, in business, and in life. But when you are faced with change, do you see it as an obstacle blocking your path to success? Or do you embrace it as a challenge and see it as an opportunity? Heather challenges her audience to embrace those problems. With powerful insight and personal anecdotes of overcoming her own obstacles on route to the top of the Olympic podium, Heather discusses the qualities it takes to move beyond what seemingly stands in our way to achieving our own successes, whatever the arena. You will leave this presentation ready to embrace change and overcome obstacles. Let the progress begin!

No Regrets – We Are What We Choose
We are faced with thousands of choices on a daily basis – some of them so seemingly insignificant, however, that we often don’t even realize that we are making them. But it is both the big ones and the small ones that shape the story of our lives, and the direction and extent of our successes. When it comes to the big ones – those critical moments when your choice could turn your life in a completely different direction or even upside down – we often become paralyzed by the fear of not wanting to make the wrong one. And it is an accumulation of the small ones (which are often deemed insignificant) that sometimes make the biggest difference in achieving our goals. Heather Moyse delivers a dynamic and engaging presentation, using insight, humour, and personal anecdotes to give perspective on the art of decision-making in pursuing your goals while remaining true to yourself.

Awards

2014
Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award
Order of PEI

2012
Queen’s Jubilee Medal

2010
University of Waterloo Young Alumni Award


  • Heather is a dynamic speaker - able to tell great stories that have personal impact on the audience. She brings her experiences to life. She is extremely personable, touches people’s hearts, and the audience is able to relate to her easily. She stayed on to meet audience individually, solidifying the personal impact that her presentation had. Great feedback was received from many people for weeks after the event – really helped us build a community of supporters.

    - International Center for Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Her compelling stories continue to deeply touch audiences in many ways. Lessons learned from the obstacles that she has overcome will positively impact your personal life and professional career. Not only is Heather a double gold medallist, but more importantly, she is a world-class human being who delivers messages that inspire people of all ages. Most definitely one of the best motivational speakers I have ever experienced.

    - CEO, 3+ Corporation
  • She had the audience engaged from the moment she came into the room. Her presentation was inspirational, interesting, and funny, and her communication was authentic. It aligned well with our conference theme, motivated the team to stay focused on the goals and to see challenges as surmountable, as well as to pursue excellence in reaching for its goals. It was a highlight of the week.

    - Executive Vice President, President (North America & Latin America), Brown-Forman
  • Humility, passion, eloquence, and a self-effacing sense of humour - as a motivational speaker, Heather has it all. Her Olympic story touches on themes like acceptance of others, turning negatives to positives, and daring to dream big. And best of all, she tells it in a way that's entertaining to any audience.

    - CBC TV, News Anchor
  • It's Heather's desire to see each person in the room reach their goals that will have a lasting impact.. Smart, focused, and with a down-to-earth sense of humour, she used her experiences to craft a talk that encouraged our audience to simply go for it.

    - Director Speaking Relations, TEDxUW 2012
  • Her presentation was passionate and motivating, and served to challenge those present to look beyond the ordinary – to see the potential in each of us to do great things and strive for personal excellence. Her great kindness and winning personality was evident in her encounters with our staff and residents alike, and her desire to bring out the best in others was evident.

    - Windsor Elms Village
  • She completely engaged and inspired the audience and shared her authentic self. Her stories and words of wisdom motivated the audience to be more aware of the little moments in life and the choices we make.

    - Heather Wilson Int'l.

Summary Profile

Heather is an accomplished speaker who inspires people all around the world with the depth of her experiences, and enlightens audiences with her lessons and philosophies on success and life. Describing Heather Moyse in one phrase is a difficult task. She is so much to so many: multi-sport national athlete (bobsleigh, rugby, cycling), inspirational speakerambassadorhumanitarian, and above all, champion and leader. She is a 3-time Olympian and 2-time Olympic gold medalist, but she is not your typical Olympian. She didn’t grow up dreaming of going to the Olympics. In fact, she didn’t start taking sport seriously and lifting weights until she was 27 years old, when she was suddenly faced with the challenge of learning a new sport and competing in the Olympics five months later. According to Heather, “This alone demonstrates the fact that no one was ‘born’ to do anything. It is our choices that determine the direction and story of our lives! “

Heather lives by her personal motto, “Believe in the possibilities”, and inspires audiences with her life stories and her life philosophies. From the small Prince Edward Island town of Summerside to the top of the Olympic podium, Heather has been described as Canada’s best ever all-round female athlete, and has accomplished the unlikely not once, not twice, but multiple times by believing in those very possibilities. She is an engaging speaker who feels that the best part of winning two Olympic gold medals is that they have afforded her a platform from which she can now inspire and empower other people to reach their own potential – her real gold.

Four months after climbing into a bobsleigh for the first time, Heather represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. A fourth place finish by the narrowest of margins felt like ‘unfinished business’ for this fierce competitor. So after taking a year to finish her Masters degree in occupational therapy, she returned to the bobsleigh track. Heather first captured the nation’s attention in 2010 while standing on top of the Olympic podium with Calgary-native Kaillie Humphries. After setting start records all over Europe on the World Cup circuit, the electrifying duo made Canadian history on home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics after bombing down the track to Canada’s first-ever gold medal. Embracing challenges after overcoming some personal challenges against all odds, and returning to bobsleigh only 6 months before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Heather amazed and endeared the world by not giving up on her own journey, and the electrifying duo successfully defended their title as Olympic Champions after a thrilling come-from-behind victory – a feat accomplished only twice before in Canada.

Heather has also represented Canada on the National Senior Women’s Rugby team in 22 international rugby games and 5 international rugby sevens tournaments, including the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Heather was the leading try-scorer in both the 2006 and 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cups, and was selected as one of only two females in the world to be International Rugby Anti-Doping Ambassadors.

But that is not all. Because of a serious ankle injury, Heather decided to take up track cycling as part of her rehabilitation program. After clipping into pedals for the first time in June 2011 and riding on a track for the first time in September 2011, she earned a spot to represent Canada in the 2012 Pan-American Cycling Championships in Argentina, making track cycling her third national sport for Canada.