Celebrated Olympian and World Champion Karen Furneaux is your ultimate performance coach. It is her mission to help you uncover the resilient inner winner and connect to the gold within.
Through her signature keynote presentations, Karen’s message of P.O.W.E.R. resonates across sectors and helps organizations reach their highest potential. She has been connecting with performance-minded audiences for more than twenty years.
"It was a true honour to have Karen Furneaux, Sports Hall-of-Famer and international speaker attend our sales conference in October. The conference was attended by sixteen experienced radio and television account executives. Karen shared her insight on what it takes to succeed with her true life experiences, has a very positive outlook, and even added a bit of humor! She kept our entire team engaged. Her message was entertaining, motivational, and she was truly the highlight of the day!"
"As a take away, Karen provided each of our team members with her book, Strong Beauty – an empowering read that instills confidence to overcome the day-to-day challenges and the path to find that gold within!"
General Sales Manager
Bell Media CTV
“ I was the Chair of the CSCM (Canadian Society of Club Managers) National Conference in Halifax and I had Karen speak at one of the education sessions. Her session “The Power of the Champion Within” was a hit, she got everyone up and involved. I think everyone at the session did some self-reflection and certainly left with some good tools and a positive message.”
Ashburn Golf Club
“When I selected Karen to speak for our group, I was well aware of her accomplishments on the water. Our group was thrilled to discover that, in addition to being an incredible athlete, Karen is a tremendous speaker. Her presentation on performance and personal wellbeing was both timely and on the mark. We look forward to having Karen back to speak to a national audience so we can broaden the impact of her message.”
Freedom 55 Financial
Leadership Foundation Testimonial:
“As a three-time Olympian and entrepreneur, Karen was an excellent fit for the EY Women Athletes Business Network roundtable. Our participants—all elite female athletes who are making the transition from sport to business—raved about her session. She was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.”
“Really great way to wrap up the two days by talking to these cool and successful women. I liked how different their backgrounds and advice were.”
“Loved this—Andrea and Karen in particular were fantastic—they really engaged with their audience and were very open”
Thank you again for your contribution to the program. We hope we will have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
International Women's Forum
"Lealin Ltd., a company that owns nine McDonald’s restaurants in Halifax, received the inaugural “People Excellence Award” from McDonald’s global headquarters after working with I Promise Performance.
We have been using I Promise Performance’s complete in-house services for over 500 McDonald’s employees in Halifax. There have been many benefits from the services provided, including lower employee turnover, increased productivity, higher shift attendance, increased morale, lower WCB claims and accident rates, and more corporate pride and better customer service.
I Promise Performance is an entrenched part of our team!”
President and Owner Operator McDonald's Restaurants
"Employees at the Halifax Port Authority enjoy a variety of wellness programming including weekly bootcamp workouts, biannual nutrition challenges, and full Health Risk Assessments.
The Halifax Port Authority saw a 50% decrease in employee health benefit claims since starting their focus on employee wellness, which included working with I Promise Performance.”
President and CEO
Port of Halifax
"Maplewave has been a happy I Promise Performance customer since making the decision to use their services.
The amazing I Promise team has been there motivating our company every step of the way starting with group sessions and fun challenges through to wellness days and custom-built health and wellness one-on-one sessions.
We are a stronger company with healthier minds and bodies all thanks to I Promise!"
President and CEO
“At Lindsay Construction, we know the importance that health and wellness plays in overall wellbeing so we committed to providing opportunities for employees to work towards their health-related goals.
Starting in 2013, IPPI has helped us to implement a program that encourages positive lifestyle changes such as stress reduction, healthy eating, and exercise.
Ultimately, people are making real changes in their lives as a result of the program and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far.”
J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited
"Since working with I Promise Performance I have more of that “Can do anything” attitude! Amazing job! Enjoyed each day!"
"Karen was very inspiring and made us all feel so special. Very interesting and relatable approach for our international conference group."
Director of Opreations
IHG Owners Association