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Client Success Spotlight: From Olympic Glory to Speaking Success with Sami Jo Small

Speaking Success with Jane Atkinson and Sami-Jo Small

Quote: “You’re always in that growth mindset and always having that learning mentality. Never knowing when that is going to come to fruition is okay.”  Sami Jo Small

Being an Olympian and winning a medal is a once-in-a-lifetime goal for many, but to achieve Olympic success not only once, but three times is an amazing achievement!  Compound that with being a woman and winning three Olympic medals in hockey, now that is a huge accomplishment.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am thrilled to welcome my client and Olympic Champion, Sami Jo Small to discuss her journey from the Olympic podium to finding success on the speaking platform.

Sami Jo is a 3-time Olympian in the sport of Ice Hockey. She has won 2 gold and a silver as a goaltender representing Canada. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and a graduate of Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering, she has been a professional speaker for more than 25 years. 

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Sami Jo’s amazing Olympic career.  [1:00]
  • The pressure of being a goalie.  [4:00]
  • Will speak for gas money.  [7:00]
  • Creating revenue streams as a way to give back.  [13:00]
  • The Role I Played[16:30]
  • Starting a new podcast.  [20:30]
  • Finding time to do it all.  [25:30]

Sami Jo uses storytelling to exemplify many aspects of developing more successful teams and leave the audience with concrete ways to support the people and the teams around them through her message that, “In life, we don’t always get to choose the role we play, but we always get to choose how we play it. She also recently published her first book, a best-selling memoir, The Role I Played – Canada’s Greatest Olympic Hockey Team and launched her new Podcast, “Sami Jo’s Podcast” on the Sports Illustrated/Hockey News platform.  

If you would like some great ideas on how to create and/or improve the speaking business of your dreams, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

I hope you’ll download and learn.

Links:

Sami Jo’s website
Sami Jo’s LinkedIn profile
Hockey School
Sami’Jo’s Podcast
CAPS
NSA
GSF
Subscribe to Jane’s YouTube Channel
Jane’s previous podcasts

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