olympic gold medallist
& world champion
Ashleigh McIvor is a retired Canadian skicross Olympic Gold Medallist & World Champion from Whistler, BC. Ashleigh's victory in skicross' Olympic debut at home in the 2010 Winter Games secured her place in the history books and set a standard for those she inspired. Her teammates Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa went on to win gold in the following two Olympic Games in Sochi and South Korea, respectively. Ashleigh has a very interesting story to tell about growing up immersed in a culture that revolves around pursuing passions and striving for excellence. It's a story of perseverance and a relentless belief in the step-by-step process -- focussing on manageable goals to flow naturally toward the desired outcome. Ashleigh's approach to success is unique and powerful, and with 8 years to reflect on which strategies set her apart from the competition -- strategies which her teammates mirrored and also found success through -- it is valuable knowledge to pass along to anyone chasing a dream, or looking to accomplish lofty goals.
Ashleigh's path to success began with her entry to ski racing at the age of 10 and progressed through the transition from alpine (where athletes race the clock) into the sport she was clearly destined to represent her country in: skicross (where racers go head-to-head over jumps, berms and all sorts of challenging terrain) at the relatively late age of 20. Ashleigh battled back from countless injuries to eventually become a dominant force on the World Cup circuit and at the X Games, before claiming her World Championship victory to qualify for the Olympic Games in her hometown. She has always been very dedicated to achieving her goals --putting the work in while focussing on the positive in every situation to keep the passion alive --and the charismatic champion has been able to carry her formula for success over to her career in broadcasting, modelling and public speaking.