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Beckie ScottBeckie Scott

Vermilion, AB
Canmore, AB

Olympic Gold Medal Champion 2002
Olympic Silver Medalist 2006
Second World Cup Overall in 2006
Member – International Olympic Committee
Member – World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee

Beckie Scott retired in 2006 as Canada’s most decorated and most successful cross-country ski racer in the history of the sport. Winning Gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, Beckie became the first Canadian, and the first North American woman, to ever win an Olympic Medal in cross-country skiing.

Beckie Scott is an accomplished, dynamic, inspirational, memorable and popular speaker in Alberta, Canada and internationally. She specializes in three important topics: Teamwork, Leadership and Overcoming Adversity. All three of her motivating presentations have tremendous lessons for us all for our personal growth, in business and in our career pursuits.

In Teamwork, Beckie explains: “That incredible power and amazing results can be achieved when a group unites in a shared vision and goal. How one of the worst-performing teams in the world of International Cross Country-Skiing became one of the best through systematic dedication to on-going learning and effective Teamwork”.

In Leadership, Beckie enlightens us on: “How effective leaders can shape success; coaches and mentors I have known and the important, life-changing lessons they have left with me and for You. How to motivate, inspire and create a winning team through value-based leadership.”

In Overcoming Adversity, she puts in plain words that “Discovering that virtually nothing is impossible with hard work, determination and belief. The sky’s the limit! How a young woman emerged from a tiny Canadian prairie town to take on the world – and succeed. The obstacles that were faced and the courage it took to overcome them!”

In every case, she tailors her presentation to meet specific needs. As an astute observer

and learner, she is an expert in knowing what it takes to pursue excellence. Beckie always

punctuates her presentations with personal anecdotes and humorous situations to make her

powerful points.

Beckie is a native Albertan. Born and raised in Vermilion, Alberta, she blazed a historic trail for Canadians during her career; winning an unprecedented seventeen world cup medals, two Olympic medals (gold and silver), and finishing second in the Overall World Cup standings the last season of her career.

Upon retirement, Beckie was elected by her peers to the International Olympic Committee’s Athlete Commission and she is now a Member of the International Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee Executive Board and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Executive Committee.

Beckie is a Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. She is a recipient of the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Award, has twice received the John Semmelink Memorial Award for most sportsmanlike conduct in winter sport competition, and Beckie was named one of Canada’s most influential Women in Sport by CAAWS,The Centre for the Advancement of Women in Sport,in 2012.

Beckie Scott chaired the Anti-Doping Working Group, International Athlete's Forum (2011), she was a presenter on Performance on Demand, SPIN (Own the Podium Performance Summit) (2012), and Presenter and Panelist for the Global Sports Development Symposium on Ethics and Anti-Doping in Sport, London, UK (2012). She was Host and Presenter of Shaw Cable's TV Program Meet the Olympians (2010), a CBC Broadcast Analyst of World Cup Cross Country Ski coverage and a CTV Broadcast Analyst of 2010 Olympic Cross Country Ski and Nordic Combined competitions. Beckie was also Canada's Chef de Mission for the First Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria in 2011.

In addition to her sporting endeavors, Beckie has been recognized and acknowledged for her charitable work. She is a UNICEF Canada Special Representative and an Athlete Ambassador for the humanitarian organization, Right To Play.

Beckie has worked in broadcasting for CBC and CTV sports, written for CBC sports online and published numerous travel articles in the Globe and Mail.

Beckie has a Street, a Nordic Ski Race and a High Altitude Training Centre named after her. She is a mother to two young children, a son and a daughter.

Testimonials - What A Standing Ovation Looks Like
“The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) engaged three-time Olympian Beckie Scott as our featured team building speaker for the kick off of the Association’s Leadership Conference. Ms. Scott provided an outstanding keynote presentation entitled Excellence Through Integrity. She stole the hearts of her audience from the very beginning of her presentation and didn’t look back. Her journey from a small Canadian prairie town to the highest level of International sport and the Olympic podium, through fair play and ethical practice is truly inspirational. Our conference attendees thought the world of her. In fact her name and inspiring talk was referred to at our Awards Banquet on the Saturday evening as well as at our Annual General Meeting. I believe she will be talked about and remembered for many years to come. My experience working with Beckie was excellent from the start of the pre-conference planning process, followed by her personal on-site interaction. Ms. Scott is extremely professional and she is a great pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to invite Beckie Scott back to speak at an ABVMA event in the future and I highly recommend her as a creditable highlight to any conference or event.”
Midge Landals, Events Manager, ABVMA.
“I wanted to write to tell you what a hit you were at our BLG gathering, in case that was not obvious from your standing ovation. For the rest of the weekend our colleagues kept coming up to Sean and me to tell us what an inspiring message you delivered and their delight in hearing and seeing what is the very best about our Olympic athletes. We are all very proud of your well deserved success.” 
J. Bruce Carr-Harris, Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais
“I'd like to echo the sentiments expressed by Bruce Carr-Harris.  I've had nothing but enthusiastic comments about your inspiring remarks to our lawyers last Friday morning. We were extremely fortunate that you were able to speak to us.  Your remarks were exactly aligned with our themes and we couldn't have picked a better speaker. I'd like to express my appreciation to you for making a significant contribution to the success of our leadership program. Thanks again.”
Sean Weir, National Managing Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais 
“Beckie Scott recently presented to us at the SPIN summit in Vancouver.  Through her incredible passion to achieve personal goals, Beckie Scott hits the mark for all of us to do the same.  Her reflections on overcoming challenges, and seizing opportunities to own the podium, are qualities that inspire all of us.  Meticulous planning, an uncompromising attitude, and brilliant execution, are Beckie's "Les clefs du succès"!"
Jon Kolb, PhD, Director, Sport Science, Medicine and Innovation, OWN THE PODIUM
“I would like to say a very sincere thank you for enabling Beckie Scott to come to Red Deer to work with our athletes for a late afternoon and evening session.  It was an experience of a lifetime.  Beckie's stories and experiences radiated passion and love of cross country skiing, and for people in our world. Her voice has made a large impact on many of our young athletes here in Red Deer. I really want you to know and understand how influential, inspirational and motivational this opportunity was for our developing club. Beckie is such an amazing person and role model - someone that represents a true champion.  Her work with the youth of our province has and will continue to make a difference in the communities she visits.  I have seen it happen here in Red Deer."
Graeme Moore, Head Coach, Red Deer Nordic
Becky’s Most Recent Speaking Engagements:
Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Borden Ladner Gervais (LLB)
Canadian High Commissioner's Gathering for Canadian Alumni, London, UK.
Canadian Olympic Committee
Central Oregon Community College
Crawford Adjusters Inc.
Italian Sports Women Dinner
London Olympic Games Organizing Committee
Olds College
Portage College
Special Olympics Annual Breakfast
Spectra Energy
University of Waterloo
and countless more…

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