Dominique Maltais
speakerdouble Olympic medalist in snowboard cross and firefighter

Two-time Olympic medallist, bronze in Turin 2006 and silver in Sochi 2014, World Cup champion in 2006-2011-2012-2013-2014, bronze medallist at the 2011 World Championships and runner-up in 2013, Dominique Maltais, speaker is one of the best snowboarders in the world. Professionally, she was a female firefighter for the Montreal Fire Department from 2002 to 2005.

speakerHer personality, determination and athletic background allow her to share her experience with passion and enthusiasm. Having Dominique Maltais at your conference will inject a big dose of "success" to all your participants.

Dominique Maltais' lectures :

  • Duration: 60 minutes, adaptable
  • Conferences available in French and English
  • A preparatory call is planned to adapt the content of the conference

Living your passion on the board

In her talk, Dominique talks about her two passions, being a firefighter and a skateboarder. At the same time, she explores the key elements of success. Against a backdrop of incredible images, you will be challenged to reflect on themes such as: going all out, seizing opportunities, living serenely through team changes, believing in yourself, staying confident and positive, questioning yourself, bouncing back after a big disappointment, physical and mental training and being ready when you need to be.

Without being moralistic and with a lot of enthusiasm, Dominique Maltais, speaker, excels at making the links between Olympic sport and professional life. Positive emotions guaranteed!

Une femme dans un monde d’hommes

Dominique Maltais n’a pas froid aux yeux. Elle en a fait la preuve à maintes reprises en dévalant à vive allure les pistes de snowboard cross du monde entier. Au-delà de sa carrière olympique, dans sa vie de tous les jours, Dominique Maltais est pompier.

Ce n’est pas rien, parce qu’on associe souvent ce métier aux hommes à cause des capacités physiques hors normes que ça exige. D’ailleurs, au Québec, les femmes pompiers ne représentent que 4% de toute la profession.

Être soldat du feu n’est pas le seul emploi ou les femmes sont minoritaires. Mais, c’est en train de changer!

Tout au long de sa conférence qui fera aussi le tour de sa carrière en snowboard cross, elle parlera de son plaisir à travailler avec des hommes.

On the menu:

  1. Miser sur la formation pour acquérir les compétences nécessaires.
  2. Trucs et conseils pour s’intégrer au sein d’une équipe existante.
  3. L’importance de se coller au leader positif.
  4. Faire ses preuves avec fierté.
  5. Ça en vaut la peine.

Autres suggestions :

  1. Intégrité dans un groupe majoritairement masculin
  2. L’importance de l’indifférence et d’ouverture d’esprit dans le processus d’intégration
  3. Saisir les bonnes opportunités afin de faire sa place

Vous œuvrez dans un domaine où les femmes doivent faire leurs places, la conférence de Dominique « Une femme dans un monde d’hommes » saura sûrement vous inspirer.

SNOW SCHOOL / On the slopes with Dominique Maltais

Available in winter only, as long as the ski season permits.

Looking for a different team activity to mobilize and/or reward your troops? Get out of your house and join Dominique to experience the slopes her way! A 1 hour conference will inspire you and prepare you for your ski/snowboard outing coached by one of the best snowboarders in the world! Don't hesitate to challenge her!

Formula: 1h conference + 1-2-3h on the slopes

Available on a mountain near you!

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Biography of Dominique Maltais :

It was in Petite-Rivière-St-François, in the early 80's, that little Dominique was born. Having grown up at the foot of the Massif of the same name, it was only natural that she should develop a taste for skiing at a very young age. From the age of six, she put on her skis and raced down the slopes all winter long.

At the age of eleven, she tries the new sport of snowboarding. Disaster! On her first run, she went down on her buttocks and arrived at the bottom crying. Her strength of character forces her to get back up and adapt to this new way of skiing.

From then on, at the slightest hint of snow, she went to the Massif and snowboarded from morning to night. Having always practised freely without competing, she decided to compete and it is from this moment that she chose a discipline, snowboard cross.

In 2002, she decided to fulfil a childhood dream of becoming a female firefighter. She enrolled in the CDNF, gave it her all and obtained her diploma. Hired by the city of Montreal, she worked full time as a firefighter until 2006. Following her successes in the World Cup and the Turin Olympics, she decided to put her job as a firefighter on hold to pursue her dreams of Olympic medals.

In 2006-2007, she missed much of the season due to injury, but still has her sights set on another podium finish at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. However, a bad fall in training prevented her from qualifying for the heats just half an hour before.

Avec Dominique Maltais, conférencière, on efface et on recommence! Elle  se remet à l’entraînement, un entraînement personnalisé en vue d’améliorer ses départs, sa vitesse et sa technique. Ses efforts et la détermination seront récompensés et les saisons suivantes ont été couronnées de succès.

She won two World Championship medals (bronze in 2011, silver in 2013), won gold at the 2012 Winter X Games and won five crystal globes in a row as World Cup Snowboard Cross Champion. She is the world's number one snowboarder and won a silver medal in Sochi 2014.

Actuellement, Dominique exerce ses deux passions. Elle est capitaine aux opérations et à la prévention du service de sécurité de la Ville de Baie-Saint-Paul et pratique toujours la planche à neige et moindre soupçon de tempête !

Palmares to date:

  • 12 years on the national team
  • 77 World Cup starts
  • 39 World Cup podiums
  • 15 World Cup victories
  • More than a hundred competitions total national + international
  • 5X crystal globes
  • 2X Female Athlete of the Year in Quebec
  • Several X Games participations + victory in 2012
  • 3 participations in the Olympic Games
  • 2 Olympic medals: 2006 bronze and 2014 silver (only snowboarder)


  • Olympic athlete
  • Motivation, success and self-improvement


  • Micro
  • Small table (for trophies, notes and water bottle)
  • Projector and screen (audio-video outputs as videos with sound)
  • Dominique always brings her laptop with her PowerPoint presentation (MAC and PC compatible), as well as an HDMI cable and her wireless remote control to scroll her projection


Dominique Maltais at a conference :

Watch the excerpt from Dominique's talk presented at our VITRINE OF speakerson November 1, 2017 at the ALT Hotel Quebec:

Interviews with Dominique Maltais :

Interview with Dominique Maltais: Passion