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Jeremiah Brown

Jeremiah Brown

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To Jeremiah Brown, reinvention and resilience are the lifeblood of progress, and as such, he’s spent his life harnessing the power of resilience to adapt to new environments and overcome setbacks. The Olympic silver medallist, bestselling author, and keynote speaker delivers a compelling message – realizing your potential requires adapting to change.

To get to know Jeremiah, explore the six related areas of his work:

  • Athlete. Within only four years of learning how to row, Jeremiah helped power Canadian rowing crews to World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic medals. A career walk-on athlete, Jeremiah also earned a roster spot with the varsity McMaster University football team having never played football in high school.
  • Business Leader. Jeremiah began his career as a commercial banker with TD Bank, managing the lending risk for an $80 million portfolio of loans to SME businesses on Vancouver Island. After the 2012 Olympics, Jeremiah was selected by the Canadian Olympic Committee to lead the development and implementation of Game Plan – a holistic athlete wellness and transition program designed to support over 3000 national team, Olympic, and Paralympic athletes in their transition out of elite sport and into their next phase of life. His accomplishments include developing the Game Plan Education Network, which saw Canada’s leading universities sign on to provide more flexibility and support for Canada’s national team athletes; the Game Plan Employer Network, a brand new recruiting resource connecting Canada’s top companies with Canada’s top athletes; developing a partnership with Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, which will provide over $11 million in direct scholarship to retired Olympians and Paralympians. The work of Jeremiah and his team has been featured by major news outlets including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CTV, CBC, Radio Canada, Al Jazeera, and Jeremiah has been consulted by the International Olympic Committee for his expertise while continuing to support the development of athlete welfare programs around the world.
  • Author. It took Jeremiah four years to get to the Olympics and five years to write the book about it, but with resilience and dedication he got it done. The 4 Year Olympian, published by Dundurn Press in 2018, spent five weeks as the #1 bestselling sport memoir in Canada, and has achieved a cult-like following in Canada and the USA. The book has transcended the sport memoir genre with its raw honesty and appeal to anyone chasing a big dream.
  • Keynote Speaker. Consistently ranked as one of the top speakers on resilience and reinvention, Jeremiah brings an engaging warmth and humour while delivering powerful, inspiring, and practical keynotes. His presentations are customized for every event, ensuring a highly relevant and valuable outcome. Through his talks, Jeremiah has inspired thousands of people around the world.
  • Musician. Beginning at age eight, Jeremiah became a dedicated musician. He studied piano and drum set for ten years, and has shared the stage with Randy Bachman (on keys) and The Arkells (on drums). He was named honourary fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2013 for his advocacy for the arts. Jeremiah brings the creative mindset he cultivated as a musician to all his business and speaking endeavors.
  • Volunteer. A passionate advocate for mental health, Jeremiah volunteers his time every week with the Alzheimer’s Society in order to improve the quality of life for those suffering with mental illness.

Jeremiah Brown brings a unique and diverse set of experiences to any project, and helps people and organizations become more resilient in the face of adversity, and more prepared to embrace change.


Hot off the release of his national bestselling book, The 4 Year Olympian, Jeremiah has recreated his amazing journey into an emotionally captivating experience that has become his most requested inspirational keynote of 2020.

The passion that drives an Olympian is the same passion that drives an organization’s leaders. With his humour, authenticity, and energetic delivery, Jeremiah captivates audiences as he draws parallels between the worlds of Olympic sport and business.

Jeremiah takes audiences on an incredible one-of-a-kind journey of personal transformation and team unity. He challenges common notions of what it means to lead and to be led in the pursuit of excellence. He shows how to adapt to forces outside of one’s control and stay the course when the pressure is on, all while encouraging a healthy dose of self-compassion and humility. Using vivid real-life Olympic setbacks, failures, and ultimate success, Jeremiah illuminates the true markers for success in any competitive setting.


  • Inspire audiences to dig deeper, go further, and reap greater rewards
  • Redefine resilience to strengthen one’s ability to endure massive change
  • Learn a new framework for managing interpersonal conflict and team cohesion challenges
  • Discover the one key shift in mindset that will keep people committed to the goal for the long term.
  • A powerful reinforcement of the need to stretch individual and organizational goals

When Jeremiah traveled across the country to learn how to row and take his moonshot at Olympic glory, the Canadians were the defending Olympic rowing champions. By the time he earned an opportunity to compete, the team had fallen to ranking seventh in the world.

With the unique perspective of an outsider who joined the team at its lowest point in decades, Jeremiah takes audiences through the dramatic turnaround that saw the team climb back onto the podium. Ripe with lessons on the psychology of performance, and how to maintain great results, and combining real organizational applications as a business leader, Jeremiah masterfully articulates the key difference-makers that helped a rebuilding team row its way back to the podium.


  • Learn the phases of trust-building within teams
  • Takeaway highly actionable tactics to accelerate team bonding
  • The surprisingly counterintuitive approach to getting more out of your team
  • Learn how to command respect for any vision or strategic plan
  • Olympic methods for maintaining consistent, focused, output

We are all tasked with embracing change, or risk being left behind by disruption and market forces outside of our control. Constant learning and reinvention are the new normal.

From the Olympic laboratory to the workplace, Jeremiah uses masterful storytelling to carefully deconstruct how to perform and execute in the face of overwhelming challenges.

Known for his deep honesty, humour and relatability, Jeremiah deconstructs common misconceptions between resilience and high performance, vividly illustrates the human side of transformation, and provides actionable steps that individuals and organizations can take to improve performance in times of disruption and change.


  • Learn a powerful framework for developing personal resilience in the face of change
  • Understand the top three team dynamics that support group resilience
  • Become aware of how any leadership style can support or harm resilience
  • Deliver a rallying call to compete with courage, and seize opportunity
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