Charline Labonté
speakerfour-time Olympic gold medallist, goalkeeping coach and sports psychology consultant

Even if you're not interested in field hockey, you've probably heard of Charline Labonté. She was a goalkeeper on several teams, including the National Women's Hockey Team, with whom she won 4 Olympic gold medals.

With a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in sport psychology from McGill University, Charline is now a coach, a sport psychology consultant with high-level young athletes and also speaker.

Don't miss the opportunity to inspire your audience with Charline Labonté!

Charline Labonté's lectures :

  • Duration: 60 minutes + question period, adaptable.
  • Available in English and French.
  • A preparatory call is planned to adapt the content of the conference.

Life lessons through sport

In this talk, Charline Labonté recounts her journey as a field hockey goaltender, from her early days to her last day on the ice. Above all, she shares the lessons she has learned from her experiences in her sport. Charline makes a point of presenting and explaining the various concepts in a way that is accessible to everyone, whether or not they are familiar with the sport. Her topics include self-confidence, motivation and leadership. Through her personal experiences, she will teach participants the importance of working hard, accepting one's role, setting goals and pursuing one's education.

This conference will give you the tools you need to apply these concepts to your daily life, whatever your field of interest.

*His talk includes the presentation of two videos.

Biography of Charline Labonté :

A field hockey player since the age of seven, Charline Labonté has enjoyed success at every level. After winning a silver medal as a member of Team Quebec at the 1999 Canada Winter Games, she became the 1st woman to be drafted into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL),

In 2001, Charline joined Canada's national women's team. She was a reserve at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games before reaching the pinnacle of her career at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, where she played in three games, including a shutout in the semi-final match against Finland and a victory over Sweden in the gold-medal match in which she allowed her first and only goal of the tournament.

Charline has been an integral part of Team Canada at every IIHF World Women's Hockey Championship since 2005, during which time she won two gold medals in 2007 and 2012 and five silver medals (2005-2008-2009-2011-2013). She was also named best goaltender of the 2009 tournament.

During Charline's five seasons with the McGill Martlets, she won a CIS national championship in 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011. She also set the CIS record for shutouts. She was named to the First Team All-Star for five years, from 2007 to 2012. And on the All-Star team for the 2009-2010 playoffs.

In 2012-2013, she helped her team, the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, reach the 2013 Clarkson Cup final.

His favorite motto: It's not a challenge, it's an opportunity.

Highlights :
  • 4 x Olympic gold medallist (2002 - Salt Lake City, 2006 - Turin, 2010 - Vancouver, 2014 - Sochi)
  • 15 years with the Canadian women's field hockey team
  • 5 seasons with Les Canadiennes de Montréal in the CWHL
  • 1x Clarkson Cup Champion
  • 1st woman drafted into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
  • 3 x Canadian champion with the McGill University Martlets


  • Motivation, success and self-improvement
  • Resilience and perseverance
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership


  • Wireless headset or lapel microphone
  • Projector and screen (Charline brings her MacBook Pro computer and adapter for projector connection)
  • Audio-video outputs (video with sound)
  • Small computer table
  • Remote control