Keynote Speaker at “Because I Am A Girl” Campaign Fundraiser

Nothing makes me happier than being involved with events that promote positive self-esteem/self-image and confidence in young girls.  I have been invited back for the last three years to be the Keynote Speaker at the Soloway Jewish Community School.  I am always so impressed how passionate this group of young girls (grades 4-6) and their mom’s … Read more

Maduk Gives 3 Hour Sparring Seminar

While I was in Halifax at MacKenzie TKD for the week I also gave a three hour sparring seminar.  This was another dream come true for me.  I would love to spend a few years travelling the world learning from Masters and Grandmasters and then sharing what I’ve learned. I’ve been given so much knowledge from my Instructor Mr. LeGrow while he … Read more

The Coaching Tables Have Turned

  Every now and then, you come across a coach that not only effects you as an athlete but as a person. Bill Heikkila, was one of those coaches for me.  Bill was a past Javelin Olympian, and my javelin coach for about 3 years until I got injured and had to stop throwing. He is … Read more

Summer Camp at MacKenzie TKD in Halifax

I was extremely happy to be invited to go and work at the  summer camp at MacKenzie TKD in Halifax. I was happy for so many different reasons: I was hired to work with a great group of kids all day every day I was asked to give motivational talks to two groups of kids I was hired … Read more

You Are Never Too Young to Believe in Yourself

I often have the privilege to work with young kids and it’s the most satisfying feeling when you see them thrive. I love to see their confidence grow in a short hour. I love to be reminded by their innocence that anything is possible. I love how they dream big! I love to watch how … Read more

Inspirational Speaking at Adrianne Clarkson Elementary School

Today I had the privilege to speak to two groups of students at Adrianne Clarkson Elementary School.  My topic was giving them 10 ways to become a Champion in life.  These 10 lessons were what I’ve learned in my last 15 years of Taekwon-Do.  All the lessons can be applied in any area of your life.  … Read more

Henry Larsen E.S. Guest Speaker

I am starting off the New Year with a Bang! Let’s Go 2014! Something I would really love to do this year is continue speaking. I was thrilled to be invited to Henry Larsen Elementary School to share my story and experiences from my World Championship Journeys.  I gave 2 presentations to about 200 students. One for students of grades … Read more

‘Girls Night In’ 2013

Last year, I had the honor of speaking at a girls night in event, raising money for Plan Canada and the “Because I Am A Girl” Campaign. I was invited back to be this years key note speaker. At the event, I presented my 5 step goal setting program that I created.         This event is … Read more

Teaching Fitness Bootcamps this Summer

One of my personal highlights this summer has been leading weekly fitness boot camps for a 15 yr old boy’s NEXT LEVEL  basketball team.  These guys are amazing.  I love how eager they are every week and how they encourage each other.  I appreciate how they really want to improve and get an overall physical … Read more