Internationally Recognized Professional Soccer Player, Olympic Bronze Medalist & Humanitarian
Karina LeBlanc is a retired Olympic bronze medalist and professional athlete who has the distinguished honour of being the longest serving soccer player for Canada. With a prestigious career that spanned almost 18 years at the international level, she participated in 5 World Cups, and 2 Olympic Games. Highly regarded and respected as an athlete, role model and humanitarian, she has been honoured in her community with the naming of the Karina LeBlanc Sports Field.
Today, Karina's career path takes her around the globe where she participates in global leadership initiatives and delivers motivational keynote addresses, speaking to diverse audiences. Through sharing her personal story to inspire others, she emphasizes the importance of self belief and dreaming big in order to OWN the best version of yourself.
Her International keynotes have put her in front of intimate audiences, including influential leaders, politicians, business executives and CEOs. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly events on two occasions. A dynamic speaker, she has engaged large audiences at major events including Canada's 150th Celebration and WE Day. She has also hosted TedX Vancouver and was a reporter with CBC for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Karina has a presence on-air, on both television and radio, where she gives voice to a variety of different topics from philanthropy to sports. Her ability to connect with others is unparalleled. She firmly believes that we all have a purpose here on earth and the greatest joys and challenges are faced on our journey to discovering it. Karina loves to ask herself and her audiences challenging questions such as,
"What is your WHY?" And "Why are you here on this earth?"
Karina advocates that when you do know your purpose, you are able to live the best version of yourself, every day, regardless of circumstance. Her passion for purposeful living and inspiring the next generation has led her to becoming a UNICEF ambassador, TECK ambassador, CONCACAF ambassador, and FIFA Legend and ambassador.