Olympic Gold Medal Winning Women’s Hockey Player
It’s always about the journey. That’s the message women’s hockey champion Cheryl Pounder seeks to instill in every audience she speaks to. Change is inevitable. We must learn to embrace change, share information and get outside our comfort zone on the path to excellence. Each day provides a unique challenge and opportunity to grow. Are we willing to learn from both our failures and successes? Pounder shows audiences that true achievement is found in the ‘details’ on the way to winning gold. It is the commitment, vision, leadership, teamwork and dedication that we must exhibit every day. We must ‘Grow for Gold’!
Cheryl played on six of Canada’s World Championship Hockey teams where she was named an All-Star Defenseman in 2005. Cheryl was also voted the top defenseman at the 2002, 2004, 2005 (MVP) and 2007 Canadian Women’s Hockey National Championships. Her greatest career accomplishments are her two Olympic gold medals from the Salt Lake City and Torino Olympic Games.
Currently, Cheryl is working for TSN as a colour commentary analyst. Her most recent work includes the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and 2013 Women’s World Hockey Championships. She is a current board member of the Ladies’ First Hockey Foundation and Canadian Women’s Hockey League. As a mother of two young daughters Cheryl has recognized the importance of engaging youth. She is working with Fitspirit, a non-profit organization that encourages young females to ‘get active’ and make healthy lifestyle choices.
What People are Saying…
“Cheryl Pounder was an amazing speaker. She captivated the audience by sharing her stories on the challenges and successes she faced leading up to her gold medal victory. She was so kind to have brought in her gold medals and allowed the attendees to take a photo with her. Remarkable personal touch which I am sure will not be forgotten. Cheryl was fantastic. A real home run speaker! I would highly recommend her.”
-Learning & Organizational Development, Mississauga Hospital, Trillium Health Partners