It's All Good!

“Like so many of us, the path that we envision ourselves embarking upon is often quite different from the one we eventually discover under our feet. So, too, in our case—however, the life experiences we’ve had thus far have contributed their part to the life lessons we’ve needed to learn. It’s all good!”
—Jason Dorland & Robyn Meagher, Olympians

Our Story:

“I just loved running on the trails in nature—it was a meditative experience for me,” is how Robyn describes her training process during her remarkable 17 years on the Canadian National Team. Her impressive accomplishments were the byproduct of her simple joy of running—2 time Olympian, World Cup and Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist, and dozens of other national, provincial and local championship titles.

One doesn’t sustain a Top 10 World Class ranking in any endeavour without understanding and appreciating the host of commitments required—physical, mental, and emotional—to achieve healthy high performance year-in and year-out.

Jason was born into a rowing family. He spent his high school years rowing at Ridley College before continuing his passion at university. Once on the Canadian National Team, he set his sights on the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

As defending Olympic Champions, the Canadian men’s eight was expected to defend that title or, at the very least, medal. They didn’t. Instead, they finished dead last in the final.

Decades later, Jason defines that experience and the troubled years that followed as the greatest gift he ever received. “It changed everything for me. Up until that moment, I was all about the prize. Now, I get it—how we travel our life’s journey is more important than where that journey leads us.”

After retiring from running, Robyn earned her Masters in Education and opened a practice as a Registered Clinical Counselor and Health and Performance Coach. Today, she serves clients from all walks of life—from professionals to elite athletes to teenagers.

After earning his degree in Graphic Design from The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Jason helped start an organic food business in 1996 that still operates today in Vancouver. He then returned to university, receiving his degree in Education before entering the teaching profession, where he taught and coached high school for fifteen years. In ten years of coaching rowing, Jason’s crews earned 12 international championship titles.

Furthermore, he’s written three books; Chariots & Horses—Life Lessons From an Olympic Rower, Pulling Together—A Coach’s Journey to Uncover the Mindset of True Potential, and his third and most recent book, a novel, IKE: the dog who saved a human.

Robyn and Jason married in 2001 and live in Victoria, British Columbia, with their family—rescue dogs included! They are now pursuing their passion for utilizing the many lessons they’ve taken from their Olympic and professional journeys to support others in pursuing their health and highest potential while living a life where they thrive!

“If I could go back and change one thing in my preparation for our Olympic final, I wouldn’t change how we trained, our technique, our race strategy, the equipment we used—none of it. I would, however, change who I was as an athlete—because I was an ass. And what I’ve realize now, more than anything else, who I was ‘being’ was my greatest interference in performing to my potential and achieving my goals.”
—Jason Dorland

Perform and Live Better.

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