Olympian ∙ Inspirational Speaker ∙ Writer ∙ Child Advocate
Mental strength and courage can create a certain kind of magic, and Silken Laumann tapped into that magic in 1992 when she came back from a devastating rowing accident only 10 weeks before the Olympic Games to win a bronze medal for Canada. Today, the power of positive thinking, and the courage to embrace change and overcome obstacles make her life as a speaker, a writer and a strong advocate for children ... simply magical.
In her writing and her speaking Silken speaks to the power of dreams and vision in our lives, the challenge to overcome fear and develop self-belief, and the importance of building winning habits. “Our greatest journey is to discover and fulfill our human potential. This takes courage and persistence,” says Silken. Whether through advocating for children, building a successful career, or raising her four children, Silken is always striving to break down barriers that limit her, to realize her own potential. Her enthusiasm and passion for people and their dreams is contagious, and she has had the priviledge of inspiring thousands of people to take that next step towards their dreams and human potential.
Silken is a visionary and a leader whose story goes far beyond her own fabled Olympic moments. She is the President of her own company, Silken & Co. Productions; best-selling author of Child’s Play; member of the International Board of Directors for Right To Play; Kid’s Champion for GoodLife Kids Foundation. She writes for the Huffington Post, and is a regular contributor to Motivated Magazine, a magazine distributed through Anthony Robbins series “The Fire Within” as well as nationwide in bookstores. Silken’s stories of courage, persistence, and practicality weave a tapestry of life that is inspirational and relevant to us all.