Jennifer is a keynote speaker, and peak performance coach. She is the CEO and president of two companies - Excel in in Life Inc and Journey to Excel Inc. Jennifer has worked int the keynote speaking industry for over 15 years and is driven to help others to reach their potential. She also runs corporate retreats for professional development.
Jennifer Botterill is one of Canada’s most successful athletes and has attained Olympic glory on numerous occasions. Jennifer was a member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for fourteen years and attended 4 Olympic Games. She is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2002, 2006, 2010) and an Olympic silver medalist (1998). She is a five-time World Champion and was twice named the most valuable player at the World Championship tournaments. Jennifer played a key role on the Vancouver 2010 team that was highlighted by assisting on the gold medal winning goal.
Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University and completed her degree with honours. She played hockey for Harvard and was the team Captain. Jennifer is the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award - given to the top player in women’s college hockey.
Jennifer also works as a television broadcaster. She is an analyst for the NHL’s New York Islanders with MSG Networks. During her career she has worked with TSN, Sportsnet, and CBC in various roles covering Hockey Canada, the Winter Olympics and the NHL. In 2020, Jennifer was an in-studio analyst for NBC’s historic first all-women’s broadcast team.
She has been a leader for development and mentorship. She has worked on projects for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Jennifer is an ambassador for Right to Play and has worked with many charities including Kidsport, Children’s Wish Foundation, Sick Kids, Can Fund, Hockey Canada Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Jennifer’s family has provided her with plenty of inspiration as she learned from her mother, father, and brother. Her mother, Doreen, competed in two Olympic Games as a speedskater. Her father, Cal, is at the top of the field in the world of Performance Psychology. Jennifer’s brother, Jason, is a three time World Junior Hockey Champion, 3 time Stanley Cup Champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins and worked as the general manager for the Buffalo Sabres. Jennifer’s husband, Adrian, played professional hockey in Europe and works as a hockey consultant. They are enjoying life with their young kids!