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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.

A casual trip to Canada Olympic Park left an indelible mark on Montgomery when he witnessed a skeleton race and immediately fell in love with the sport. Shortly thereafter, he began competing competitively and enjoying quick success.

Montgomery’s start to his rookie season on the World Cup could not have been drawn more perfectly, and he kicked off his World Cup campaign with a bronze-medal finish on his home track in Calgary. He went on to finish in the top ten three more times during the season, finishing sixth overall in the World Cup standings. His sophomore season was equally remarkable where he enjoyed a breakout season by achieving five podium finishes, including his first World Cup victory and a silver medal at the World Championships. He placed second overall on the World Cup, and from there he went on to win his first Olympic gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Since 2013, Montgomery has acted as the host of the hit television program, The Amazing Race Canada, which sees teams of contestants competing with one other as they race to travel the country.

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Dreaming BIG... And Believing It’s Possible! +

Jon Montgomery always wanted to represent Canada in sport... he just didn’t know which sport it could be! Having a penchant for adventurous experiences and with the encouragement of his parents to try new things and embrace challenges, Jon was able to find his passion and his opportunity to make his dreams come true through super-sonic-speeds on the skeleton track.

Jon’s story inspires others to go after their own stretch-goals and reach for new heights. Attendees will be reminded of a the tools they can lever to create the resolve, in their heart-of-hearts, that they have what it takes to Dream Big - And Believe It’s Possible! --

Jon’s Olympic Journey +

The story of a small-boy from a small-town who grew up playing hockey and idolizing his home-town hero - the smallest guy to ever play in the NHL.  The experiences shaped and inspired Montgomery’s desire to become an Olympic Champion also.

Jon shares insights and experiences from the Flat-lands of Manitoba to the top-step of the Olympic Podium - and “beerond” - inspiring audiences to leverage simple tools to work together, live life outside their comfort zones, develop grit, and believe in themselves... and hopefully have a little fun. --

Self-efficacy +

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t... you’re 100% correct!  Learning this nugget-of-wisdom the hard-way, very early in his development as a skeleton athlete, illuminated a fundamental truth for Montgomery - the greatest differentiator between realizing a goal and falling short is rooted in the individuals personal belief that they will achieve that which they seek.

Jon will relive the dramatic experience that revealed the toughest hurdle he would have to overcome to realize his dream... his ability to believe in himself! --

Teamwork +

Skeleton racing is an individual sport - but you are never alone!  Whether you find yourself piloting a skeleton sled at 140kph down a frozen track or working on a project late at night at work, you have resources!

When we lean into the resources, human or otherwise, that are around us, we are more!  Together our growth and development can be amplified and expedited - and it is through this collaborative approach that we can benefit from the invaluable experience of others. Preparation is the key to seizing your moment when the time comes; “pre-pair”, “pre-pair”, “pre-pair”... then “pre-form”! --

Innovation & Realism +

Being realistic about the things in life we can’t change can be illuminating -  but 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!

After winning gold in 2010 Jon decided to build his own skeleton sled to defend Our gold medal in 2014.  While the end result was not what he was striving for at the outset, the lessons learned would prove to be invaluable!

Our attitude is the only thing we have control over in life - when we control our attitude, we can control how we react to things and thus, how they make us feel. --

Jon Montgomery is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, * fees, Jon Montgomery's speaking schedule & booking Jon Montgomery, contact us. (* Fee range indicated is for live, Canadian-based events. Please inquire for "virtual" keynote fees.)

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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