Jason’s storytelling strikes a note of integrity and honesty rarely seen. His story, a compelling and very personal journey, coupled with his witty self-deprecating humour fully engages his audience and leaves them with life-changing messages that resonate for years. Never lecturing, Jason simply challenges us to rethink our traditional perspectives on high-performance in business, sport and life, and asks us to explore how we can achieve personal success more effectively and with greater fulfillment and joy.
CONTEXT: Jason believes the mental and emotional components of pursuing high-performance in every aspect of our lives are the most undervalued and underutilized of everything we deem necessary in that pursuit. How we think and feel about what we do and why we do it is integral to achieving success at the highest level. In fact, he would consider it one of the greatest paradox that exist in society today, that in order to achieve our life’s dreams and goals we need to focus on the outcome of those goals—keep our eyes on the prize! Jason’s experience tells him, nothing could be further from the truth.
CHALLENGE: We have been convinced that in order to reach our goals all we need to do is engage in a series of physical tasks. If we work extremely hard, persevere through challenges, commit ourselves to success and never ever consider giving up on our dreams—above all else, these will ensure that we win! Fair enough. Jason won’t deny that grit is essential when achieving any goal. However, his simple question regarding that deeply held belief—who doesn’t know that? And, if these tasks are so easily accessible, why doesn’t everyone win—why don’t we all achieve our dreams and goals?
If Jason has realized anything as an Olympian, business owner, author, coach and teacher it’s that everyone knows they need to work hard, but it’s those who find intrinsically-based reasons to do that work that ultimately achieve their goals more easily and with greater success.
OPPORTUNITY: Jason will show you how to build the organizational culture necessary to ignite the passion and work ethic that you and those you support embrace. Be careful, though—the byproduct of that new culture may very well be something beyond your original dreams!
The essence of our potential is found not only in our hard work and perseverance—but in the love essential to ignite our labour.
Please Note: Jason conducts multiple interviews with all of his clients prior to his engagements. To find out how this message can be fine-tuned to more specifically fit your requirements, please feel free to contact him.
Jason Dorland is an author, Olympian, coach, entrepreneur and storyteller who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence for himself and those he supports. He is a graduate of The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, taught high school for 15 years and is the co-founder of Left Coast Naturals—an organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor in Vancouver. During his 10 years of coaching high-school rowing, Jason’s crews won 12 International Championship events, set a Canadian course record time and won back-to-back events with the same four athletes—a feat never before achieved at a National Championship. Jason is now sharing his experiences and life-lessons through his keynotes and workshops, he consults as a high-performance coach for athletes, teams, artists and executives while promoting his recent book: PULLING TOGETHER: A Coach’s Journey to Uncover the Mindset of True Potential.