Brad Gushue

Brad Gushue

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Curling Champion, Olympic Champion

Brad Gushue is a Canadian Curler from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Brad is a two-time Olympic Medalist, winning Gold in 2006 and bronze in 2022. He is also the winningest skip in Tim Hortons Brier history, having won the title 5 times. His team is currently ranked #1 in the world.

An impressive and extensive curling career has awarded Gushue many major accomplishments while representing Canada on the World curling circuit. In 2006, incredible teamwork and leadership won the Gold at the Olympic Games. The Gold medal marked the first time that a Canadian team won the gold medal for men’s curling. With his teammates, Gushue became the first Newfoundlander ever to win an Olympic gold medal.

At the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, Gushue set a record for Brier game wins as a Skip, breaking a three-way tie with previous record-holders. Gushue and his rink also won the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.

Brad shares how a focus on building a strong team, mentoring teamwork, and overcoming all obstacles in high-pressure environments was key to their top performance. Brad inspires his audience through his stories of leadership and how to prepare a team to succeed.

Brad is a recipient of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University.


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Speaking topics

Road Map for Success

Taking your audience through the journey of planning, perseverance and acceptance,. In this Keynote, Brad shares insight into building a plan for success and following that path to the end goal through teamwork and communication.

Olympic Dreams

In this keynote address, Brad speaks about the value of communication within a team, stressing the importance of comfort and vulnerability in a team setting to achieve at the highest level.

Speaker testimonials

Brad was definitely the hit of the convention. I think that he was surprised at the number of curling fans in the room and I think that he made more of them during his presentation. It was a standing ovation. The gold medal as a true hit as well. We would highly recommend Brad for any type of convention. Truly a nice man.

Maritime Lumber Bureau

Brad’s presentation drew fascinating parallels between the world of curling and the challenges faced by leaders each day. The presentation provided enlightening insight into his personal growth as a leader as he recounted the successes and challenges of his team of very successful athletes at national and international events, sharing behind the scenes stories of how they built a strong and positive team culture. His story incorporated themes of inclusive leadership and emotional intelligence in a manner that is relatable and human. His personable and approachable demeanor created an environment where our team felt comfortable asking questions and sharing their own experiences which further enhanced the overall impact of the presentation. I highly recommend engaging Brad as a speaker for any organization seeking to elevate its leadership capabilities and foster a positive team culture.

Marine Atlantic

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