The biggest difference between myself and other Olympians is the whole idea of being placed in situations that were not the way I had envisioned living my Olympic dream. Not playing in the final game in Salt Lake and then not receiving a medal in Torino forced me to focus on accomplishment of the team above my own feelings of failure.
I think my motto has grown to become "In life, you don't always get to choose the role you play, but you do get to choose how you play it."
Sami Jo is a highly sought after teamwork and change expert. Through her keynote address, she focuses on helping you help the individuals in the crowd be motivated and inspired to help those around them. She'll help your group become a better "team", whether that's in the workplace, at home or in relationships, and inspire the group to want to work harder for a common goal. Sami Jo has worked with many diverse groups over her speaking career including
- Real Estate
2011 Speaking Engagements and Appearances
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Previous Speaking Engagements and Appearances (2010-2005)
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Yearly Appearances / Events
Baycrest Celebrity Hockey Tournament
RBC Flag tour / Olympians Experience (across Canada)
Special Olympics Celebrity Dinner (Toronto, ON)
A Brush of Hope - Celebrity Painting for Kidney Research
Bell Canadian Open, CFF Stainless Steels (Hamilton, ON)
Invest In Kids Golf Tournament - www.investinkids.ca (Glencarin, ON)
Friends of We Care Golf Tournament - www.friendsofwecare.org (Angus Glen, ON)
Good-As-Gold Open - www.goodasgoldopen.ca (Windermere, ON)
Walter Gretzky CNIB Charity Golf Tournament (Brantford, ON)
Bloorview McMillan Toshiba Celebrity Golf Tournament (Angus Glen, ON)
Charities that I support
CNIB - Canadian National Institute for the Blind - www.cnib.ca
Right to Play - www.righttoplay.com
Canadian Athletes Now Fund - www.canadianathletesnow.ca
Red Shoe Club - www.redshoeclub.org
Ladies First Foundation - www.lfhf.ca
Sick Kids Hospital - www.sickkidsfoundation.com