Host of The Amazing Race Canada and Olympic Gold Medalist
Proudly Canadian, Jon Montgomery says that being the host of The Amazing Race Canada has given him an even greater appreciation for the country. “I already had a profound sense I was a lucky man to be Canadian, but doing this show, you get to meet other Canadians, you get to see how they interact with the racers and a sense of commonality amongst the people.” The Amazing Race Canada recently finished airing its second season.
In February 2009, Montgomery won the Whistler World Cup, which served as the test event for the Vancouver Olympics. At that time, he called the victory the highlight of his career, adding that it was especially meaningful to win at home in front of family and friends. But what he really yearned for was Olympic gold. At the 2010 Olympics, he defended his home track once more, but this time, he did it in front of the world. The now infamous video of Montgomery chugging a pitcher of beer while walking through the streets of Whistler surrounded by screaming fans is sure to go down in Canadian lore.
Dreaming Big: Living Bigger
While Jon Montgomery always wanted to be a Canadian National Team athlete, he didn’t know which sport it would be in. Keeping his eyes wide open, living outside his comfort zone, trying new things and accepting the challenges that presented themselves enabled him to find his passion and his opportunity to realize his dreams. Montgomery’s story inspires others to go after what they’re looking for, no matter how daunting a task it may at first seem.
Jon Montgomery's Olympic Journey
The story of Jon Montgomery's Olympic journey: how a small-town boy from Manitoba, who grew up playing hockey and idolizing his home town hero, Theo Fleury (the smallest guy to ever play in the NHL), was inspired to become an Olympic champion.
The Importance of Teamwork
In an individual sport like skeleton, one’s success as an athlete is directly tied to an ability to work collaboratively with the team behind the front lines. Jon Montgomery explains the importance of teamwork in our families, workplaces, and communities.
Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks, and Wildlife Foundation
Jon Montgomery was a featured speaker at the Alberta Sport and Recreation Leadership Summit Olympic Athlete Panel Presentation. Jon’s passion and inspiration along with his charismatic personality had everyone’s attention. He is an outstanding spokesperson who is engaging and compelling. His ability to share his journey of what has transpired throughout his career on his path to an Olympic gold medal was absolutely brilliant.
It was a pleasure to have Jon Montgomery speak at our Gatorade sales rally this past January. He was engaging, inspiring, and incredibly authentic in his delivery. There wasn't a single person in the room who didn't feel intimately connected to Jon's talk and at the end, he took time to shake hands, take pictures, and sign autographs for each and every one of us.
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.
Parks and Recreation Ontario
Thank you for helping give the Parks and Recreation Ontario Forum such a spectacular finish! You wove your understanding of our sector just beautifully into your story. People laughed, were inspired, felt emphatic, and celebrated your success. And, because you presented your story in such a genuine way, the delegates could see a little bit of themselves come to life. Lastly, you really made the day of everyone who waited to get a picture with you and the gold medal. For a moment, each of them was on top of that mountain, and the podium, with you. Stellar, Jon, just stellar!
Jon Montgomery gave a first class professional presentation at the Winnipeg Convention Centre to an audience of 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.
Canadian Security Traders Association, Inc.
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…
- Twitter: Speaker
- Twitter: Lavin
- Innovation Learning through Failure: Cirque du Soleil's Welby Altidor on Innovation
- Big Data “Big Data Had More to Offer”: FiveThirtyEight Profiles Christian Rudder of OKCupid
- Work Up Close & Personal: Susan Pinker On Face-to-Face Contact and Happiness
- Innovation First Look: Work Smarter with Jeremy Gutsche's New Book, Better and Faster