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Be The Hero of Your Own Movie

Learn How To Be Stronger Than Your Circumstances

Sometimes it feels like we are constantly going through massive change that never ends. We want to quit. We want to throw in the towel. We just aren’t sure when enough is enough and our efforts start to slow down.

Kevin has gone through massive change in his life, from being a healthy teenager working construction, to overnight being paralyzed in a wheelchair. His family was torn up when his father also sustained a spinal cord injury, then passed away. From making Team Canada to being cut from the team – Kevin just keeps coming back.

Kevin is the hero of his own movie.

Consistently looked to for advice and support when times are tough, Kevin teaches you how to embrace your failures and take things one step at a time, while you hold your vision and keep moving forward. It’s up to you to Be The Hero Of Your Own Movie as you learn you are stronger than your circumstances.

Key takeaways:

TAKE THINGS ONE STEP AT A TIME – Nothing great was achieved overnight. It takes hundreds of small baby steps. When you don’t know where to start, start small. Break down your goals to help get yourself unstuck and build momentum towards conquering your fears!

ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY – We look for excuses all the time, but when was the last time you started to look for reasons? Re-frame what you think is holding you back and see that you have the power to choose which role you play. Transition from being a victim to a victor!

HOLD YOUR VISION STRONG – It’s possible to see things that don’t yet exist, which can create a reality that you are excited about. Learn the tools and techniques Kevin uses to wake up everyday with a smile, holding a vision strongly in sight even when things seem hopeless!

Finding Resiliency Through Courage

How To Walk Into Your Fears

Resiliency is not something you are born with, it’s something you develop. You learn to endure hard times by living hard times.

Do you know the feeling when you want to give up? When you’re tired, broken down, and don’t know where to turn?

This is the time to walk into your fears with courage and begin the hero’s journey. This is the time where leaders are born, when comeback stories begin, and when legends are made.

This is your time to rise up.

Finding Resiliency Through Courage is a remarkable workshop which leaves you feeling stronger and more confident to face your biggest challenges yet.

What you will learn:

  • The Ten Commandments of Resiliency
  • How to become mentally strong in the most challenging times
  • Why asking for help is a real strength and how to ask effectively
  • The top five areas you need to focus on to maintain your resiliency
  • How to enjoy the process of growing stronger

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

Be The Hero of Your Own Movie

Learn How To Be Stronger Than Your Circumstances

Sometimes it feels like we are constantly going through massive change that never ends. We want to quit. We want to throw in the towel. We just aren’t sure when enough is enough and our efforts start to slow down.

Kevin has gone through massive change in his life, from being a healthy teenager working construction, to overnight being paralyzed in a wheelchair. His family was torn up when his father also sustained a spinal cord injury, then passed away. From making Team Canada to being cut from the team – Kevin just keeps coming back.

Kevin is the hero of his own movie.

Consistently looked to for advice and support when times are tough, Kevin teaches you how to embrace your failures and take things one step at a time, while you hold your vision and keep moving forward. It’s up to you to Be The Hero Of Your Own Movie as you learn you are stronger than your circumstances.

Key takeaways:

TAKE THINGS ONE STEP AT A TIME – Nothing great was achieved overnight. It takes hundreds of small baby steps. When you don’t know where to start, start small. Break down your goals to help get yourself unstuck and build momentum towards conquering your fears!

ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY – We look for excuses all the time, but when was the last time you started to look for reasons? Re-frame what you think is holding you back and see that you have the power to choose which role you play. Transition from being a victim to a victor!

HOLD YOUR VISION STRONG – It’s possible to see things that don’t yet exist, which can create a reality that you are excited about. Learn the tools and techniques Kevin uses to wake up everyday with a smile, holding a vision strongly in sight even when things seem hopeless!

Finding Resiliency Through Courage

How To Walk Into Your Fears

Resiliency is not something you are born with, it’s something you develop. You learn to endure hard times by living hard times.

Do you know the feeling when you want to give up? When you’re tired, broken down, and don’t know where to turn?

This is the time to walk into your fears with courage and begin the hero’s journey. This is the time where leaders are born, when comeback stories begin, and when legends are made.

This is your time to rise up.

Finding Resiliency Through Courage is a remarkable workshop which leaves you feeling stronger and more confident to face your biggest challenges yet.

What you will learn:

  • The Ten Commandments of Resiliency
  • How to become mentally strong in the most challenging times
  • Why asking for help is a real strength and how to ask effectively
  • The top five areas you need to focus on to maintain your resiliency
  • How to enjoy the process of growing stronger

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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