Speakers

Natalie Cook

Five-time Olympian, published author and successful businesswoman, Natalie Cook is one of the pre-eminent sports motivational speakers on the international public speaking circuit. Recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia following her Gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Beach Volleyball. She was also honoured by the FIVB when she was named as a member of their ‘Team of the Decade’.

She was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame and the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame. Nat Cook’s achievements have gone far beyond her sporting triumphs. Whether it’s a corporate audience, sporting event, school kids or keynote address, Nat Cook will empower listeners to follow through on their own personal journey to ultimate success.

Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood

A licensed psychologist, chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, and adjunct faculty at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Leslie-Toogood has extensive experience working with athletes in both Canada and the United States at all levels of performance. She has attended almost every multi-sport games from the Canada Games to the Olympics and Paralympics, and has traveled extensively with a wide range of teams. In addition to her work in sport, she has worked with several other high performers including medical doctors, business leaders, and performing artists.

Jennifer Botterill

Jennifer Botterill was a member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team from 1997-2011 and has attended 4 Olympic Games. She is a three time Olympic Gold Medalist (2002, 2006, 2010) and an Olympic silver medalist (1998). She is a five time World Champion and was twice named the most valuable player at the World Championship tournaments.

Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University and completed her degree with honours. She also played hockey for Harvard and is the only two time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award (given to the top player in women’s college hockey). She still holds the NCAA records for most consecutive games with a point and for most points in a hockey career. Jennifer is a keynote speaker and works in television with CBC and TSN.

Cindy Bristow

Cindy has been involved in virtually every facet of softball throughout her 30-plus year career in the sport. She is the founder of Softball Excellence and a world-renowned instructor, clinician, and author. Cindy formed Softball Excellence to realize her vision of providing the very best softball instructional information on every topic and skill while making it immediately available to every softball coach, player, parent and enthusiast.

The past President of the National Softball Coaches Association and Director of Development for the International Softball Federation she is also a color analyst for ESPN’s college softball coverage. Cindy has been inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame and worked with Olympic softball teams from the USA, Greece, and China.

Terry Liskevych

Since 2003, Liskevych had been the owner and president of Total Sports, Inc., a sports marketing and consulting company. Prior to Total Sports, Liskevych was the president and co-founder of ARK Digital Technologies, Inc., which produced and marketed digital video systems and developed software solutions for sports.  In 2011, he co-founded The Art of Coaching Volleyball – a series of national and international coaching clinics that features a unique internet site for coaches.

Terry was the Head Coach of the USA National Women’s Team for twelve  years (1985-1996) including three Olympic Games, Bronze at the 1992 Olympics and the 1990 World Championships. In 1995 the program won Gold at the World Grand Prix and Terry was selected as the FIVB International Coach of the Year.

Recently, Terry retired from Oregon State (women’s volleyball) after leading the program from 2005-2016 in the PAC-12 Conference.