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The Hero Mindset

When we reflect on incredible accomplishments from remarkable people, it is easy to label them as a “hero”. We voluntarily declare them as a special character in this world who have unique abilities that we can’t master ourselves.

The Hero Mindset is something Kevin developed himself through nearly two decades of challenges. Not only was Kevin able to dig himself out of depression, but he learned how to walk again, make Team Canada, and has built a successful corporate team-building program, the Sledge Hockey Experience.

By focusing on the small things that make a big difference, both you and your organization can learn to look at setbacks, difficult times, and change as something to embrace rather than be discouraged by.

You can view your challenges as new opportunities, and rather than run away from your problems, learn to lean into them.

The Hero Mindset is something we all can adopt to help drive results and embrace change.

Outcomes include:

  • Recognize daily Hero Moments where opportunities exist for change
  • Develop new habits to drive results
  • Refresh team spirit to embrace change

 

 

Kevin Rempel

Resilience Expert | Leader In Sport | Mental Health Advocate

A 2013 world Champion and 2014 Paralympic Bronze medalist in Sledge Hockey, Kevin Rempel shares his story to inspire others to never give up.

In 2006, a freestyle motocross accident left Kevin wheelchair-bound. His injury was almost identical to his father Gerry’s, whose fall from a tree had left him a paraplegic just four years prior.

Two men in two wheelchairs in the same house dealt with loss in opposite ways. Kevin was determined to overcome the physical and emotional battle and fight his way back to good health. However, Gerry’s bitterness overtook him. He drove everyone away and eventually took his own life. The family was devastated.

Despite loss after loss, Kevin worked to rebuild his health, mind, and career. He chose to see it all as an opportunity to reinvent himself. Leaving motocross behind, he pursued sledge hockey and rose quickly to the top of his field, helping Canada earn a medal in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Kevin has endured both massive changes in his life and survived mental health challenges. Now a motivational speaker, Kevin is passionate about sharing his story to educate others about disabilities, diversity, and inclusion.

Background

Kevin’s love for sledge hockey not only took him around the world representing Canada in Sochi, but inspired his latest venture, The Sledge Hockey Experience. Focusing on helping able bodied people become advocates for those with disabilities, The Sledge Hockey Experience aims to help corporate audiences understand what life is like living with a disability, creates open dialogue around diversity and inclusion, and pushes leaders outside of their comfort zone, breaking down limiting beliefs all in a fun environment while playing Canada's favourite sport.

Kevin’s story has been featured around the world on TSN, BBC Sport, and CTV and he is a proud ambassador for RBC, Wings For Life, and Movember.

With a world championship ring in sledge hockey, an Olympic bronze medal and a recently published autobiography titled “Still Standing-When You Have Every Reason to Give up, Keep Going”, Kevin has been called inspiring, captivating and authentic.

“We all have the power within us; it just takes seeing someone else who’s been through it all still standing”.

 

Topics

The Hero Mindset

When we reflect on incredible accomplishments from remarkable people, it is easy to label them as a “hero”. We voluntarily declare them as a special character in this world who have unique abilities that we can’t master ourselves.

The Hero Mindset is something Kevin developed himself through nearly two decades of challenges. Not only was Kevin able to dig himself out of depression, but he learned how to walk again, make Team Canada, and has built a successful corporate team-building program, the Sledge Hockey Experience.

By focusing on the small things that make a big difference, both you and your organization can learn to look at setbacks, difficult times, and change as something to embrace rather than be discouraged by.

You can view your challenges as new opportunities, and rather than run away from your problems, learn to lean into them.

The Hero Mindset is something we all can adopt to help drive results and embrace change.

Outcomes include:

  • Recognize daily Hero Moments where opportunities exist for change
  • Develop new habits to drive results
  • Refresh team spirit to embrace change

 

 

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Testimonial

Kevin is an inspiration and he is on the cusp of huge success with his new book, his business ventures and his impact on society in general. Kevin is an incredible speaker who draws people in, finds a way to relate to each person and helps them to become better as a result.

— Laura Humphries, Royal Bank of Canada