The impact is life changing
|The Win is Within” is a tour de force; a strong tale of commitment which is a spiritual journey. It proves there is a science to coaching which is in the mind and which builds self-esteem.
The one hour presentation is an acutely thought through model of excellence using excellent video footage and laced with great moments of humour. It accounts for the highs and lows of emotional and physical intelligence. However, it is admirable in its modesty, powerful in intensity and stirring in execution. There is almost an inevitability that the end product will be a personal triumph, proving that life and, in this case, supreme athletic achievement, is what we each make of it individually.
The talk is witty, self-deprecating, and passionate. It should be viewed by all who aspire to coach, as well as those who must learn and listen, since it is not possible to leave the experience of hearing it, unaffected. Rarely is it absolutely true that the silence of a large gathering means that you could hear a pin drop. Seldom have I witnessed a diverse crowd of all ages so utterly enthralled, as was the case with Jason’s perfectly constructed exposition.
Headmaster, Ridley College
|I recently had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Jason Dorland. I am neither an athlete nor a coach, but that did not matter. His message, The WIN is Within, has universal appeal, makes absolute sense and can be applied to corporations, coaches and individuals alike.
His presentation style is captivating, engaging the audience immediately with his warmth and humour, and keeping our attention to the final moment. The audience, in my particular case, was full of teenagers: you could have heard a pin drop.
Jason tells a story of overcoming rigid, ingrained attitudes of competition by applying a more inclusive, process-oriented style of teamwork. His message is timely, echoing the ancient collaborative approach of cooperation, while paradoxically maximizing personal accomplishments.
If you want to feel inspired and know that success is not only possible—it is inevitable, please listen to Jason’s important message.
Jane Bradley and Associates: Counselling for women and men
|Dear Jason, I want your to know that your message was very well received. I cannot remember when I have had more positive feedback from our staff and management alike. Previous presentations by others seem to fall short because the audience did not feel the pain. We not only felt it we were able to sense some of your realizations and the logic or need to make changes. Where we use this new found attitude is most interesting. I have had sales managers say to me that they haven't stopped thinking about it. Others have stated that they have a renewed sense of focus and comfort as they go to work everyday; which I find very interesting. When someone says that to me, I sense that your "talk" has had a significant impact and that they are working with the concepts daily. It can and will be a work in progress. Thank-you again for making time to do this and I can tell you we will be referring you to others.
President, Guardian Chemicals
|Whether in sport, business life or our personal life we are often confronted by challenges...winning and failure. Although we would prefer to always win, this is not possible if we are truly stretching ourselves. I found Jason's talk inspiring and it helped me better understand how I can learn from life experiences and focus on winning attributes rather than the winning.
Chief Financial Officer, Envision Financial
|It was great! I could have listened to him all day. He gave us the essence of how we need to be.
|Great motivational speaker! His topic certainly hit home about the importance of teamwork and the right things to be focused on. The journey is really the fun part of the goal.
Very touching story. Great to have a key note speaker talk about something other than finance!
Dynamic and when I reflected, his comments really hit home.
Great to experience his take on competition. I have always believed that if you focus within and do your best, the rest of the cards will fall in place.
I love this type of inspiration and how, we ourselves, must look within to improve and succeed. I really enjoyed Jason's message of "The win within" and the 3 P's.
Wow, did this presentation stick in my mind and heart! What a great way to send a message. I will carry this lesson for a very long time. Very inspiring story!
Feedback from CIBC Top Salespeople's Workshop
Jason's story is one of drive, success, defeat, reckoning and affirmation: an inspiring tale for any athlete or coach. Taking dead aim at the heart of modern competition and training, “The Win Within” asks us some very deep philosophical questions about how we prepare and motivate our athletes for success, and more importantly, what that success looks like.
After silencing his own demons as a competitor, Jason has emerged as a master communicator. I have never witnessed a group of student athletes so riveted to a speaker - they were speechless when the time came for questions. It is a perspective changing talk that will alter the way you define a win.
Director of Athletics, Ridley College
I thoroughly enjoyed Jason’s presentation, The Win is Within. Not only is he a gifted orator but his message is one that I believe all present day athletes and coaches should hear. A truly inspiring message. Well done!
Niagara Talent Development Centre Coach, Rowontario
Jason – your recent presentation in St. Catharines was extremely inspiring. Besides promoting a positive attitude, your talk proved that success can be achieved by doing all the little things right. I hope our coaches can understand, that if we excel at all the small things, success will take care of itself. This message holds true in sports, business, and day-to-day life. Thanks again for an inspiring evening.
President, St. Catharines Jr. A Athletics Lacrosse Club
The 'Win is Within" presentation highlighted the balanced approach that all levels of coaching strive towards and was the highlight of our 2009 coaching school! I had a number of coaches comment to me after your session on the values of your talk, which had equal significance among coaches beginning their careers as well as many Olympic level coaches who were in attendance. A survey conducted after the school highlighted your contributions with coached stating...
The opportunity to listen to Jason Dorland was an unforgettable experience. I would recommend him again.
Jason, you have an exceptional message and one that resonated with coaches of various levels and experiences. Your ability to capture the essential relationship between athlete and coach was outstanding and clearly demonstrated how contrasts in coaching "attitudes" ultimately impact athlete performances. This message must be a foundational component toward developing a sound coaching philosophy for all working in the profession.
Thank you once again for your support of the National Coaching Institute and Canada's National Coaching Certification Program.
Director of the National Coaching Institute, British Columbia
Jason is one of those rare gems that you come across once in a while. He is a very polished presenter with a terrific message that will inspire and rejuvenate every coach. Jason reminds us that coaching is more than medals and that how we define winning, defines us!
Executive Director, Coaches Association of British Columbia
Jason's message is powerful, an actuality of the truth we need to face in sport but avoid due to fear. Listening, accepting and acting on that truth could make competitive sport a healthier experience for many.
Canadian Olympic Track Coach
Jason’s presentation encouraged me to reflect on my coaching practices. His story is so powerful that it has already had an impact on my day to day work as a coach and as a human being.
Manager Baseball Operations, Head Coach Women's National Team, Baseball Canada
What a great presentation! Your story was very inspiring and I’ll be a different coach from here on in. It reiterates that focusing on the process, not the outcome, will guide you to success on many levels. Thanks for your thought provoking message.
High Performance Head Coach - Goalball Canada
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for delivering, what I would say, has to be the best and most inspiring speech that I have heard. Your message was perfect for our audience and I have already had a huge response from all the parents, students and coaches that were in attendance. Everyone walked away with something last night and I know that they will carry this message with them for a long time. It really made me evaluate what my legacy is here at our school, and whether I am sending the right message to my students.
Amazing! I really needed this - especially after a tough year of changes.
Humorous and engaging with a very powerful message.
Awesome! Emotionally driven, which got me excited. The presentation talked about life, and not just about sport, which is exactly what we as coaches need to focus on.
Listening to stories like yours really makes me strive to become a better coach.
The presentation was very well done. Putting out the idea that it's not all about winning is hard to do - and you nailed it!
It really opened my eyes to new ideas of coaching.
Great inspiration to critique my own coaching legacy.
Thank you for inspiring me this season. Your presentation was a crucial event in the season and it affected us more than we could possibly imagine.
The approach to rowing that Jason Dorland imbued in us in his presentation The Win is Within drastically affected our season. Rather than encouraging us to train and race to beat another boat, he instead suggested we focus on making the boat go as fast as we possibly could. This philosophy had a large impact on our training. We were proud of everything we did as a crew and it challenged us every day to go harder, faster, longer, but more importantly it took the focus off of racing others and turned it inwards. However, the most rewarding experience of the journey was the sense of comradeship that developed. We all knew that we were pulling for each other rather than ourselves and it was that that forged a bond that will last a lifetime. Of course, winning the National Championship was also nice!
It really hit home and change my outlook on the sport and the reality of it all. It has helped me a great deal to realize something new about myself and something I hope I can improve in the near future.