I Promise Performance

Karen Furneaux is a 3-time Olympian and 2-time World Champion and winner of nine medals at the World Championships. She is a published author, a Nova Scotia Sport Hall-of-Famer, an international speaker and a CBC Sports Commentator. She is a 2-time finalist for Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year and 5-time winner Nova Scotia Female Athlete of the Year. She has also been honoured with Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal, Progress Women of Excellence Award for Health and Wellness as well as the Charles Yatzman Award for Sports Person of the Americas. Karen holds an MSc in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University, with specialization in Sport Psychology. She started her business, I Promise Performance in 2010 and her favourite super hero is Wonder Woman.


“When I selected Karen to speak for our group, I was well aware of her accomplishments on the water. Our group was thrilled to discover that, in addition to being an incredible athlete, Karen is a tremendous speaker. Her presentation on performance and personal wellbeing was both timely and on the mark. We look forward to having Karen back to speak to a national audience so we can broaden the impact of her message.”

Mike Juurlink
Managing DIrector
Freedom 55 Financial

“ I was the Chair of the CSCM (Canadian Society of Club Managers) National Conference in Halifax and I had Karen speak at one of the education sessions. Her session “The Power of the Champion Within” was a hit, she got everyone up and involved. I think everyone at the session did some self-reflection and certainly left with some good tools and a positive message.”

Gordie Smith
General Manager
Ashburn Golf Club
I Promise Performance
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