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

  • Associations
  • Banking/Financial
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Medical/Pharmaceutical
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology

2013 Speaking Engagements and Appearances
Jan 11 Orillia Girls Hockey Tournament, Orillia, ON
Jan 15 Highview Public School, Aurora, ON
Jan 17 VanCity, Vancouver, BC
Jan 22 Syvite Sales, London, ON
Jan 23 Right to Play Hockey for Development, Webequie First Nation
Feb 9 Scotiabank Girls Hockey Fest, St John's, NF
Feb 17 Scotiabank Girls Hockey Fest, Winnipeg, MB
Feb 18 Scotiabank Girls Hockey Fest, Brandon, MB
Feb 20 CAN Fund 1 year countdown to Sochi, Toronto, ON
Feb 26 Bayer Canada, Victoria, BC
Mar 1 Mississauga's Mayor's Fair Play Awards, Mississauga, ON
Mar 9 Oakville Hornets Novice, Oakville, ON
Mar 13 Little Native Hockey Tournament, Mississauga, ON
Mar 24 Scotiabank Girls Hockey Fest, Ottawa, ON
Mar 25 The Kingston, Frontenac Lennos & Addington Public Health, Kingston, ON
Mar 28 Halton Hills Atoms, Georgetown, ON
Apr 5 Right to Play Hockey for Development, Manitoulin Island, ON
Apr 9 Central York Girls Hockey Banquet, Aurora, ON
Apr 13 Royal Bank of Canada Play Hockey Day, Oakville, ON
Apr 21 Scotiabank Girls Hockey Fest, Toronto, ON
May 2 NHL Alumni/Scotiabank Baycrest Tournament, Toronto, ON
May 8 Ontario Golf Association Inductions, Ajax, ON
May 13 Canadian Tire Jumpstart Hockey Tournament, Toronto, ON
May 15 Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto, ON
May 23 Gold Medal Plates Epic Barbeque, Newmarket, ON
May 28 Walmer School, Toronto, ON
Jun 4 Children's Aid Foundation Golf Tournament, King City, ON
Jun 9 Fit, Active, Beautiful (FAB) Golf Tournament, Flamborough, ON
Jun 14 Vitalize Conference, Edmonton, AB
Jun 15 Minor Hockey Fights Cancer
Jun 26 Randy Jones and Family Foundation Golf Tournament
Jul 11 BMW Drivers Training Canadian Olympic Committee, Mississauga, ON
Jul 29 United Contractors Association of Ontario AGM, Minnett, ON
Aug 15 Hockey Manitoba Hot Stove, Winnipeg, MB
Sept 7 Hockey Helps the Homeless, Edmonton, AB
Sept 12 Petro Canada/Suncor Mississauga Foundation, Mississauga, ON
Sept 14 University of Toronto Women's Hockey Golf Tournament, Unionville, ON
Sept 25 Ontario Public Buyers Association, Ajax, ON
Oct 25 Dawson's Creek Female Hockey, Dawson's Creek, BC

Previous Speaking Engagements and Appearances
Click here for previous engagements

 

Watch a video of
Sami Jo's speech





 
Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers




 
 

Sami Jo Small
samismall@hotmail.com
1-416-524-7625

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon E-mail Newsletter

Facebook icon Sami Jo on Facebook

Twitter icon Sami Jo on Twitter
 
 
 
 
HOME

ABOUT SAMI JO

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
OLYMPIAN

HOCKEY SCHOOLS

NEWS/EVENTS