Jeff Adams

 About

  • Talks about making and celebrating incredible moments comes from facing failure and adapting to change
  • Audiences are inspired by Jeff's story of becoming a Paralympian and entrepreneur despite facing numerous hurdles
  • Jeff is a gold medal winning Paralympian, as well as being the co-founder of design, engineering and manufacturing company focused on Category II medical devices, and most recently a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Jeff is a member of the Order of Ontario, and has been inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Athletics Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame.

About Jeff Adams - Paralympic Gold Medalist & World Champion

Jeff Adams is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, a Paralympian, and six-time world champion in wheelchair racing. After a distinguished athletic career that included winning three Paralympic gold medals, he retired from competition in 2008 and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

In 2010, Jeff co-founded a design, engineering and manufacturing company focused on Category II medical devices. After seven years as President and CEO, and managing the acquisition of the intellectual property by a US company, Jeff decided to pursue a life-long dream of a career in law.

Jeff’s work experience includes serving as the Executive Director for the International Arts Games Foundation where he instructed counsel on the incorporation of a federal not-for-profit corporation, established an inaugural board of directors and created the charter and by-laws. He was also the President, CEO and Founding Partner of Icon Wheelchairs Inc. and President of Marvel Wheelchairs Inc.

At Osgoode Hall Law School, Jeff worked at the Business Clinic and interned at ARCH legal clinic.

Jeff is a member of the Order of Ontario, and has been inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Athletics Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame.

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 Topics

What Jeff Adams Talks About:

Celebrating
Celebrating is important. The fireworks that inspire us in sports needs to happen in life too, at work and at play. How to make sure that celebrating breeds success in your business team or community.

Getting Back Up
There are times in our lives when we need to understand how to come back from a disappointment. Whether it’s surviving cancer, learning how to use a wheelchair, or crashing in the last lap of the Olympics, the getting up part is always much more important that the falling down part, and we rarely have to do it alone.

Incredible Moments
The Olympics and Paralympics reunite a world full of people with incredible moments. Athletes understand that getting ready to live those moments doesn’t happen overnight. How to get ready for your moment of excellence, whether it’s at school, work, sports, or life.

One Step at a Time
Setting unrealistic goals, and achieving them. Whether it’s climbing the CN Tower in a wheelchair, winning a gold medal at the Paralympics, or being the best in business, the process to ensure success is the same.

Turning Coal into Diamonds
Understanding how to make the most of every situation – sports techniques that work in real life.

Other Topics:

  • Best in the business and staying there!
  • Maximizing output – making marginal gains count
  • Teamwork – the only way to succeed in business
  • Facing up to barriers in business using sport methodology

 

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 Recent Publications

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