About Jon Montgomery - Skeleton Olympic Champion and Inspiring Speaker:
Only eight years after his first run down a skeleton track, Jon Montgomery won Olympic Gold at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (Whistler), B.C. No stranger to podium finishes, Jon captured Silver at the 2007/2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, and has earned eight World Cup medals (4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) and five Canadian National titles to date.
Jon got his start in skeleton racing in March 2002, after witnessing a skeleton race at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park while on a self-guided tour with his parents. One week later, Jon experienced the exciting sport first hand at a Discover Skeleton School. He hasn't looked back since.
Over the next few years, Jon steadily climbed the rankings while sailing head-first down frozen tracks all over the world. First competing on the America's Cup and Europa Cup circuits, Jon has competed on the World Cup Tour and Senior National Team since 2006.
What Jon Montgomery Talks About:
Dreaming Big: Living Bigger
While Jon 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. Jon's story will inspire others to go after what they're looking for, no matter how daunting a task it may at first seem.
Innovation and Realism
While we must be realistic about the things in life we can't change, there are always ways in which we can optimize ourselves and our situations through creative thinking and innovation. Unless you're moving forward, you're getting left behind!
Jon's Olympic Journey
The story of 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) inspired him to become an Olympic Champion.
Jon explains the secrets that helped him achieve the confidence to follow and achieve his dreams, and how you can, too.
In an individual sport like skeleton, one's success as an athlete is directly tied to their ability to work collaboratively with their team. Jon explains the importance of teamwork in our families, workplaces, or communities.