November Luncheon — Lessons from the Olympics

Why is your work so much better on some days than on others?

Why can’t you always be at your best?

The good news is that you just need to ask the right people — Olympic athletes. They have the answers that the rest of us can benefit from by observing them.

When he’s not working with some of the largest corporations in North America, Garth Rowan has been coaching many of our summer and winter Olympians in communications skills for the past decade. He’s observed how Olympians think differently from the rest of us and how we can all apply their secrets to our work and life, especially in communications.

In this session, you will discover how you can use Olympic techniques to:

·       apply the thinking of top performers to communications

·       think and process information at a higher level

·       eliminate “bad” days

·       learn how you can change people



Garth Rowan has two decades of experience as a communications consultant, reporter, strategist, and lawyer.

As senior partner of Allaire Rowan Inc., he is a specialist in communications skills coaching, working with many of Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic teams as well as some of the largest corporations in the country.

He has ten years business and international news reporting experience, including assignments for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, CBC and secondments to CNN International in Europe and Atlanta. Reporting highlights include the end of the Afghan war and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.

While his clients include many of North America’s leading athletes and corporations, he also works with the United Way and The Homeless Foundation.

He holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Constitutional Law from the University of Ulster and qualified as a lawyer from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast.


Date: November 20, 2012

Location: The Marriott Hotel, 110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

Time: 11:30 am (Networking begins) 12-1 pm (Presentation) Lunch is included in your registration.


IABCmember: $35

Non-Member: $45

Student IABC member: $25

Student non-member: $35

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