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Jeremiah Brown

Jeremiah Brown won an Olympic silver medal as a member of the Canadian men’s eight rowing team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A former commercial banker with a big dream, he is one of the few Olympians ever to have started learning his sport only four years before winning a medal at the Olympics. Jeremiah’s book, The 4 Year Olympian, spent five weeks as the #1 bestselling sports memoir in Canada. His story has been featured on CBC, CTV, Roger’s Sportsnet, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and USA Today. Jeremiah delivers highly inspirational insights into the psychology of pursuing big goals and the mindset required to overcome adversity.

A short video overview of Jeremiah Brown's keynote presentations and interactive workshops.

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Hot off the release of his national bestselling book, The 4 Year Olympian, Jeremiah has recreated his amazing journey into an emotionally captivating experience that has become his most requested inspirational keynote of 2020. The passion that drives an Olympian is the same passion that drives an organization's leaders. With his humour, authenticity, and energetic delivery, Jeremiah captivates audiences as he draws parallels between the worlds of Olympic sport and business. Jeremiah takes audiences on an incredible one-of-a-kind journey of personal transformation and team unity. He challenges common notions of what it means to lead and to be led in the pursuit of excellence. He shows how to adapt to forces outside of one’s control and stay the course when the pressure is on, all while encouraging a healthy dose of self-compassion and humility. Using vivid real-life Olympic setbacks, failures, and ultimate success, Jeremiah illuminates the true markers for success in any competitive setting. OUTCOMES: Inspire audiences to dig deeper, go further, and reap greater rewards Redefine resilience to strengthen one’s ability to endure massive change Learn a new framework for managing interpersonal conflict and team cohesion challenges Discover the one key shift in mindset that will keep people committed to the goal for the long term. A powerful reinforcement of the need to stretch individual and organizational goals.


When Jeremiah traveled across the country to learn how to row and take his moonshot at Olympic glory, the Canadians were the defending Olympic rowing champions. By the time he earned an opportunity to compete, the team had fallen to ranking seventh in the world. With the unique perspective of an outsider who joined the team at its lowest point in decades, Jeremiah takes audiences through the dramatic turnaround that saw the team climb back onto the podium. Ripe with lessons on the psychology of performance, how to maintain great results, and combining real organizational applications as a business leader, Jeremiah masterfully articulates the key difference-makers that helped a rebuilding team row its way back to the podium. OUTCOMES: Learn the phases of trust-building within teams Takeaway highly actionable tactics to accelerate team bonding The surprisingly counterintuitive approach to getting more out of your team Learn how to command respect for any vision or strategic plan Olympic methods for maintaining consistent, focused, output.

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