Hayley Wickenheiser

Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team, Flag Bearer at the 2014 Olympic Games & Community Leader

Hayley Wickenheiser

You rocked it. Feedback has been amazing as people in attendance were completely impressed by your stories and also commented about being inspired and motivated from hearing you speak. I even caught glimpses of a few tears in the room at certain points of your talk.

Kevin Morihira,

Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as the best female hockey player in the world. With an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport, Hayley was twice named the most valuable player of the gold medal winning Canadian Women’s Hockey Team; is a four-time Olympic gold medalist; and was selected as the Flag Bearer for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Not just an athlete, Hayley is also a community leader and an accomplished student and business woman who inspires audiences to give their best in everything they undertake.

Hayley has led the Canadian Women’s squad to six gold medals and one silver medal at the Women’s World Hockey Championships. As an Olympian, she earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and four Olympic gold medals in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014. Sports Illustrated named her one of the “Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World”, she is a two-time finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation Team Athlete of The Year, and was recently named among The Globe and Mail’s “Power 50” influencers in sport. In 2011, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.

In 2003, Hayley made hockey history when she became the first female hockey player to notch a point in a men’s professional game with the Kirkkonummen Salamat of the Finnish second division. She also played in Sweden with the men’s professional division-one hockey team for the 2008-2009 season. Along with hockey, Hayley is an elite softball player. She participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics as a member of Team Canada and worked on the CBC’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Hayley also works with KidSport, Right To Play, Dreams Take Flight, Clean Air Champions, and Spread The Net.

Books by Hayley Wickenheiser

Videos featuring Hayley Wickenheiser

  • Lead by Example, Accountability & Excellence

    Hayley Wickenheiser

    I think the great thing about the Olympics is that you’re part of your own hockey team or your sport, but you’re also a part of a greater Canadian team and the men’s and women’s teams have served to help and inspire one another through all the Olympics that I h...

  • Crafting Your Own Style of Leadership

    Hayley Wickenheiser

    Playing hockey with men is easier I would say in some ways. I think that when you’re dealing with guys they typically want to know what to do – just tell me what to do and I’m going to go do it. They are very task oriented and get the job done.

  • Teamwork: Adapting Your Strength

    Hayley Wickenheiser

    Playing hockey with men is easier actually in some ways. I think when you’re dealing with guys – guys just typically want to know what to do and then I am going to go do it. They are very task oriented and just get the job done.


Articles by Hayley Wickenheiser

  • The Art of Gold

    Hayley Wickenheiser

    Don’t Get Arrogant Approaching the Sochi 2014 Olympic games the Canadian women’s hockey team having previously won three gold medals were the chosen favourite to win a fourth when the games began.


Previous Events featuring Hayley Wickenheiser

  • Review: The Art of Leadership - Calgary 2014

    The Art Of

    On September 8th The Art of Leadership Sponsored by Microsoft returned to Calgary (regardless of the snow) for another sold out, inspiring event! This year’s lineup included: Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, Canada’s favourite Astronaut, Col.

  • Review: The Art of Leadership - Vancouver 2014

    The Art Of

    On September 30th The Art of Leadership sponsored by Microsoft returned to Vancouver at The Centre. This year’s conference featured the following five world-renowned bestselling authors and thought leaders: Rudy Giuliani, Hayley Wickenheiser, Charles Duhugg, Dan Roam and Dr.


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