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September 17th-20th, 2014

Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir

Founded by Olympic champion Mark Tewksbury and Olympic coach Debbie Muir, Great Traits is a program that teaches people to be victors in their own right. Using stories, activities, heart, and humour, Tewksbury and Muir connect individuals, teams, and organizations to the fundamental principles that drive achievement, leadership, and lasting legacies.

Tewksbury holds gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals, and acted as the Chef de Mission for the 2012 Olympic Games. He has been named the “Canadian Athlete of the Year,” and inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Known as the “Coach of the Coaches,” Muir heads the Canadian Olympic Team, in addition to being an instrumental member of the Own the Podium program. She was a Pan American Games medallist in synchronized swimming, going on to become the head coach of the Canadian National synchronized swimming team for 15 years. She was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1995, and she became the Canadian Olympic Committee Mentor Coach in 2008.

Together, Tewksbury and Muir are the authors of The Great Traits of Champions: Fundamentals for Achievers, Leaders and Legacy Leavers.

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