Brad Gushue is all about firsts. An iconic Canadian curler from St. John’s, Newfoundland, he is a celebrated Olympian and Tim Horton’s Brier Champion for 2017, 2018 and 2020 and 2021 Canadian Mixed Doubles Champions. He has an impressive and extensive curling career and has proudly represented Canada on the World curling circuit. In 2006, incredible teamwork and leadership won them Gold at the Olympic Games. This medal marked the first time that a Canadian team won Gold for men’s curling. With his teammates, Gushue also became the first Newfoundlander ever to win an Olympic gold medal.
At the 2018 Tim Horton’s Brier, Gushue set a new record for Brier game wins as a Skip, breaking a three-way tie with previous record-holders. Gushue and his rink also won 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.
A graduate of Memorial University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Brad is currently pursing an MBA through the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston. Brad has successfully balanced a demanding athletic career, family life and several businesses. He was inducted into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador and received an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University, Newfoundland.
As a fresh face on the keynote circuit, Brad shares how mentoring teams and overcoming obstacles in high pressure environment is key to top performance. He inspires audiences with stories of leadership and how to embrace vulnerability in a way that builds even greater strength.