Dominique Maltais, speaker, double olympic medallist in snowboard cross and firefighter
As a Double Olympic Medalist, where she won the Bronze Medal in Turin in 2006 and the Silver Medal in Sotchi in 2014, a World Cup Champion in 2006-2011-2012-2013-2014, a Silver Medalist in World Championship in 2011 & 2013, Dominique Maltais, speaker, is one of the world’s greatest snowboarders. On a professional level, she worked as a female firefighter for Montreal’s Fire Department, between 2002 and 2005.
As a sought-after speaker, her personality, determination, and athlete’s journey allow her to share her experience with passion and enthusiasm. Inviting Dominique Maltais to speak to your convention will feel like providing participants with a high dose of success.
Dominique Maltais’s Keynotes presentation :
- Duration : 60 minutes, adaptable
- Keynotes available both in English and French
- A preparatory call with the speaker is planned to select and adapt the content of the presentation.
In her conference, Dominique addresses her two passions: firefighting and snowboarding. Meanwhile, she goes over the key elements for success. On top of looking at magnificent pictures as her conference backdrop, you will be challenged to think about numerous aspects, such as: embarking on a journey, grasping opportunities, serenely going through team changes, believing in yourself, remaining confident and positive, challenging yourself, bouncing back after a major setback, physical and mental training, and delivering when it matters.
Thanks to her nonjudgmental and enthusiastic approach, Dominique Maltais, speaker, excels at linking Olympic sport and professional life. This conference is packed with positive vibes… guaranteed!
SNOW DAY / On the slopes with Dominique Maltais
Such activity is available during winter time only, as long as the ski season permits.
Looking for a different team activity to engage and reward your staff? Go outside, come join Dominique, and hit the slopes! Her one-hour conference will inspire you and help you get prepared for your ski or snowboard activity monitored by one of the world’s greatest snowboarders! You can even dare to challenge her!
Formula: One-hour conference + up to 3 hours on the slopes
Available at a ski resort near you!
Dominique Maltais’s Biography :
Dominique was born in Petite-Rivière-St-François, in the early 1980s. Since she grew up near the Massif ski resort, it was only natural for her to develop a passion for skiing at a very young age. At the age of six, she put skis on and flew down the slopes all winter long.
At 11 years old, she tried a new sport: snowboarding. Unfortunately, she did her first descent sliding down on her buttocks and cried all the way to the bottom of the hill. But her strength of character helped her to bounce back and adapt to this new sport technique.
Henceforth, if there was even the slightest hint of snow, she went to the Massif ski resort and snowboarded all day long. She never took part to competitions. But one day, she decided to start competing and chose a discipline called: snowboard cross.
In 2002, she decided to fulfill her childhood dream consisting of becoming a female firefighter. She registered to the CDNF, gave her all and graduated. She was then hired by the City of Montreal, where she worked on a full time basis until 2006. Following her success at the World Cup and Turin Olympic Games, she decided to put a hold on her firefighting career in order to concentrate on achieving her Olympic medal dreams.
In 2006-2007, she missed the majority of the season as a result of an injury, but she kept on focusing on reaching the podium at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. However, a bad fall during training kept her from moving forward during the elimination heats, taking place only 30 minutes later.
But Dominique Maltais, speaker, again wiped the slate clean and started over! She resumed her training and began a personalized workout in order to improve her starts, speed, and technique. Her next three seasons following Vancouver’s Olympic Games met with success.
She won two World Championship Medals (Bronze Medal in 2011 and Silver Medal in 2013), then she obtained the Gold Medal at the 2012 X Games and became the owner of five Cristal Globes in a row as a Snowboard Cross World Champion. Then, this world leader in snowboard cross won the Silver Medal in Sotchi in 2014!
Nowadays, Dominique still combines her two passions consisting of teaching young snowboarders from the Collège des Hauts Sommets de Saint-Tite-des-Caps and working as acting Fire Chief in Petite-Rivière-St-François.
List of awards to date:
- Member of the national team for 12 years
- 77 World Cup starts
- 39 World Cup podiums
- 15 World Cup victories
- Over 100 national and international competitions
- 5 Cristal Globes
- 2X Quebec female athlete of the year
- Numerous X Games participations + a victory in 2012
- 3 Olympic Games participations
- 2 Olympic Medals: Bronze in 2006 and Silver in 2014 (Single snowboard athlete)
- Olympic Athlete and medalist
- Motivation, success, and personal growth
- Women empowerment
*Available in both English and French
Wireless headset microphone
Small table or lectern (for trophees, notes and a water bottle)
Screen and projector
Audio-video outputs (for video clips with sound)
Dominique always brings her laptop with her PowerPoint presentation (MAC and PC compatible), as well as an HDMI wire and her wireless remote control to scroll through her projection
INSTALLATION TIME: 25 MINUTES
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