Elizabeth Manley competed 40 years in both amateur and professional figure skating. She has participated in two Olympic Games (where she won the 1988 silver medal and became the Olympic Freestyle Champion), six World Championships, and has won three National Titles. Reliving her incredible journey for audiences, Manley gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to make it to the top and speaks with honesty about the importance of mental health. Today she is a Certified Life/Executive Coach and helps many through the struggles of Life and Careers. Her passion to speak about Well Being and Success has her work with many corporations and organizations. She has been on the Speaking Platform for 28 yrs.
Since her retirement from amateur competition, Manley was awarded The Order of Canada. She is the author of two autobiographies, and she has also starred in three major television specials, which won a Gemini Award, and were sold to Disney Productions. She is a Sports Commentator and worked for NBC for the Salt Lake City and Torino Olympic Games and was a part of the CTV broadcast team for the Vancouver Olympic Games, as well as blogging for CBC for the Sochi Olympics.
Elizabeth has been a National Spokesperson for The Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa, and Winners Walk of Hope for Ovarian Cancer Canada. She is also an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association of Canada and has been an Ambassador for the Health Council of Canada. She constantly works with the Canadian Mental Health Association and is a member of the Cancer Foundation Courage Campaign Presidents’ Advisory Circle in Ottawa. Elizabeth has spoken to more then 700 schools on the importance of Mental Health, Bullying, and Teen Suicide.
Elizabeth has become a Producer, and held three Charity events “Elizabeth Manley and Friends for Mental Health”.
Elizabeth is a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and the Skate Canada Hall of Fame. In 2015 Elizabeth received one of the highest honours in Ottawa, “The Builders Award”, from the United Way which recognized her continuous contributions and work in the community for charitable work. As well, in 2020, Elizabeth received the “Inspiration Award” from the Royal Ottawa for her continued work and support of Mental Health.
- MENTAL HEALTH - a story of possibility
Elizabeth’s story of coming back from depression, anxiety, and a nervous breakdown four years before her Olympic win, embraces resilience and is an inspiration to many and her positive outlook despite living with depression.
- Mental Health in The Workplace
Times today are exceedingly difficult, but how we cope is a major part of our well-being. Elizabeth helps with understanding the stress that comes with the workplace and managing conflicts with others to achieve success.
- Be a Better YOU!
Are you living by your values, are you Living Life or just Living? What is holding you back from being the best you can be in life? How do you want to be remembered? Elizabeth shows you how to get out of your rut and face your fear of change. One you, One life…make it the best it can be!
- Achieving Success and The Journey Towards It
Elizabeth discusses understanding the patience required to be successful, and goal setting. Listening to your intuitions and going after it! Believing in one’s greatest possibilities.