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Jon Montgomery

Speaker, Host of The Amazing Race Canada; Olympic Champion

Bio

Jon Montgomery captured the hearts of Canadians – and the attention of everyone – during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. After years of hard work, training and perseverance, Montgomery won a gold medal in skeleton, securing his place in history as one of the best. His celebratory walk through Whistler showcased his passion, spirit, and sense of humour–traits that he brings to every platform, whether in front of a live audience or acting as the host of The Amazing Race Canada.

Jon Montgomery’s life has been a whirlwind since his Olympic win in skeleton, his big-time podium moment to get the gold medal, and his now-famous victory walk through Whistler Village. But he’s about more than just the frosty, golden beer that gave him instant folk-hero status with so many people from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

His inspirational presentations help capture that sense of imagination as to what’s possible when you infuse passion with confidence. Jon welcomes the opportunity to get together with corporate audiences, maybe auction off something sentimental for your charity, or engage your employees with stories of a young guy from the prairies who reminded us all that it’s alright to be proudly Canadian and celebrate the good times.

From an appearance on Oprah, to the overwhelming homecoming in Russell, Manitoba and a presentation at the JUNO Awards — where he auctioned off teen-idol Justin Bieber’s cell number on the streets of St. John’s — Jon has been sharing his Olympic success and national pride with as many Canadians as possible.

Since 2013, as the host of The Amazing Race Canada, he’s been across the country and all over the world sharing his insights on what makes Canada great on the top television show in the country.

In 2016, Jon added another first to his growing resume as the co-host of the JUNO Awards with eight-time recipient Jann Arden. And, the hard work of hosting The Amazing Race Canada paid off when he received the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Host of a Reality TV Series. On stage, Jon brings an energy like no other.

Topics

Dreaming Big: Living Bigger

While Jon Montgomery 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 inspires others to go after what they’re looking for, no matter how daunting a task it may at first seem.

Innovation and Realism

While we must be realistic about the things in life we can’t 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 Jon Montgomery to become an Olympic Champion.

Self-Efficacy

Jon Montgomery explains the secrets that helped him achieve the confidence to follow and achieve his dreams, and how you can, too.

Teamwork

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 Montgomery explains the importance of teamwork in our families, workplaces, or communities.


Jon Montgomery is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, fees, Jon Montgomery's speaking schedule & booking Jon Montgomery, contact us.

What Clients are Saying

Jon delivered a truly inspirational message at our national leader conference earlier this year. His message was right on the mark… inspiring leaders to take responsibility for challenging goals in the face of an uncertain path and really demonstrating how to take ownership for developing your full potential and that of your team. Jon is skilled at communicating his message in a way that resonates across a diverse audience with just the right blend of humour and candour. Jon Montgomery was the perfect keynote speaker for setting the stage at our national conference.

–Great-West Life

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Jon delivered a truly inspirational message at our national leader conference earlier this year. His message was right on the mark… inspiring leaders to take responsibility for challenging goals in the face of an uncertain path and really demonstrating how to take ownership for developing your full potential and that of your team. Jon is skilled at communicating his message in a way that resonates across a diverse audience with just the right blend of humour and candour. Jon Montgomery was the perfect keynote speaker for setting the stage at our national conference.

–Great-West Life

Jon Montgomery gave a first class professional presentation to an audience of over 200 independent retailers, hardware vendors and TruServ Canada staff at the TruServ Canada Spring Market. His presentation was very well received and cited by audience members as the best pre-market function ever. Jon is friendly, unpretentious and a captivating speaker with a great Canadian story. He connects with his audience and is a real crowd pleaser. I highly recommend Jon as a motivational speaker in any context.

–Truserv Canada

Jon was a wonderfully energetic and infectiously enthusiastic speaker. He spoke from the heart, and very naturally, about his journey to his Olympic dream, and kept our group captivated and entertained the entire time. He is a true Canadian spirit.

–Canadian Security Traders Association, Inc.

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