Leave Your Mark

Canada's Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2021 Marnie McBean

July 20, 2021 Marnie McBean Season 4 Episode 214
Leave Your Mark
Canada's Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2021 Marnie McBean
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Leave Your Mark
Canada's Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2021 Marnie McBean
Jul 20, 2021 Season 4 Episode 214
Marnie McBean

This week's episode features Marnie McBean who is one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians and an expert in turning potential into performance.  As one of only two Canadians ever to win three Gold medals in the Summer Olympics, she is used to performing under pressure. Her 12 World and Olympic medals bear witness to this.  Globally, McBean is one of only two women to have won a medal in all the Open Women boat classes, winning gold or silver medals in the single, double, pair, four, quad, and eight. In 2002, the international rowing federation recognized her outstanding career with their highest honor – the Thomas Keller Award. After a record-breaking rowing career, the Canadian Olympic Committee hired her as a Specialist in Olympic Athlete Preparation and Mentoring. She worked closely with 5 Canadian Olympic Teams, both summer and winter, as they prepared to compete and “own the podium”.  Regardless of their sport, she worked to prepare them emotionally and psychologically, helping to transform their potential into reality. Her job, simply, is to ensure the highest performance possible. In total, Marnie has been to 9 Olympics as an athlete, member of the media, or as mentor. She has been honored in a myriad of ways for her incredible accomplishments. In 2019 Marnie was named Chef de Mission for Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic team. As such, she is officially the head of the delegation and has been helping Team Canada navigate the challenges of preparing for the postponed Olympic Games.n Marnie’s first book, The Power of More; How Small Steps Can Help You Achieve Big Goals continues to get reprinted. Above all these accomplishments she is also a mom. Enjoy!

Show Notes

This week's episode features Marnie McBean who is one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians and an expert in turning potential into performance.  As one of only two Canadians ever to win three Gold medals in the Summer Olympics, she is used to performing under pressure. Her 12 World and Olympic medals bear witness to this.  Globally, McBean is one of only two women to have won a medal in all the Open Women boat classes, winning gold or silver medals in the single, double, pair, four, quad, and eight. In 2002, the international rowing federation recognized her outstanding career with their highest honor – the Thomas Keller Award. After a record-breaking rowing career, the Canadian Olympic Committee hired her as a Specialist in Olympic Athlete Preparation and Mentoring. She worked closely with 5 Canadian Olympic Teams, both summer and winter, as they prepared to compete and “own the podium”.  Regardless of their sport, she worked to prepare them emotionally and psychologically, helping to transform their potential into reality. Her job, simply, is to ensure the highest performance possible. In total, Marnie has been to 9 Olympics as an athlete, member of the media, or as mentor. She has been honored in a myriad of ways for her incredible accomplishments. In 2019 Marnie was named Chef de Mission for Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic team. As such, she is officially the head of the delegation and has been helping Team Canada navigate the challenges of preparing for the postponed Olympic Games.n Marnie’s first book, The Power of More; How Small Steps Can Help You Achieve Big Goals continues to get reprinted. Above all these accomplishments she is also a mom. Enjoy!