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Email david@davidcalder.ca to book a keynote address.
 

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I have managed to find success inside and out of sport.  I have an amazing family, I am a 4-time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist, and, unlike many Canadian Olympians, I have been able to start (and stop, and start again, and stop again) a career in the public sector.

I live with no regrets.  No matter what happens in my life I follow my heart, defend what I believe in and admit to my mistakes so that I can learn from them.  Over the years this attitude has served me well and provided integrity to my Olympic Story and to my story.

If you book me for a keynote I will share with you my story, raw and genuine.  Once the theme of your event is set I sit down with you and your team to hear your story and to understand what the objectives are for your event.  From that conversation I tease out stories from my Olympic and life journey that reflect your struggles, your challenges and your goals.  

In the end though, I tell stories, stories about things we all experience: success and failure, motivation and depression, friendship and betrayal, and so much more.  There is a lot that has happened to this rower over the span of 4 Olympic cycles, and the most significant bits had nothing to do with sport – I searched for and found my birth family and I have 2 amazing, healthy children of my own. 

The richness of my story has shaped me into the man I am today, and I am grateful for that.  I look forward to being able to share my story with you at your event!

Best wishes,

Dave

 

The most recent conference themes I’ve participated in have been focused on strategic leadership, finding motivation in challenging times and reaching success through goal setting and teamwork.  Past conference organizers are always happy to provide a reference for me and talk about their experience with me in their event.

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