Mentoring for success - an Olympian's mission in PyeongChang
20 | 2 | 2018
Helping athletes achieve their full potential is the driving force behind Canadian Olympian Dominick Gauthier OLY’s presence at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Gauthier, a former Olympic freestyle skier and coach, who competed at Nagano 1998, will be acting as a mentor to members of the Canadian Olympic team, while also working as an Olympic analyst for Radio-Canada Sports.
When he doesn’t have his microphone in hand, his focus will be on using the experience and skills he has gained over his career as an athlete and a coach to support athletes achieve success in all aspects of their lives.
As co-founder of B2ten, an innovative programme that uses a business-based approach to build success, enhance athlete performance and drive professional development, Gauthier has helped redefine the athlete preparation model and leave a positive impact on the sporting system in Canada.
Alongside athlete development, B2ten also aims to promote youth involvement in sport. By seeding the concept of Physical Literacy across Canada, Gauthier is encouraging young people to gain the skills that will lead them towards healthy, active lives.
“We believe that successful athletes can have a powerful and positive influence on society, in particular young people,” said Gauthier. “By mentoring the personal development of athletes, alongside the professional, we encourage athletes to be ambassadors for active and healthy lifestyles as well as to participate in community service projects for the greater good of the society.
During his coaching career, Gauthier has supported two Olympic medallists, Jennifer Heil (2006 & 2010) and Alexandre Bilodeau OLY (2010), and has helped many more gain success through his B2ten programme.
Photo credit: Radio-Canada Sports