PRESS RELEASE: Teresa Hlady joins the Female Coaching Network as an FCN Academy Consultant.
The FCN are excited to announce that as of January 2016, we are welcoming a new member of team FCN; Teresa Hlady, who will join to support the development of the up and coming FCN Academy.
Teresa has been a valued contributor to the Canadian High Performance Sport system, as an athlete in two sports – track and field (university) and bobsleigh (internationally), a coach and high performance director with the Canadian National Skeleton team and as an advisor with Own the Podium. She is now as a consultant sharing her knowledge, experience and passion for excellence with FCN.
“I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with FCN to support and encourage the development of female coaches and those who coach female athletes”
After earning an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from the University of Saskatchewan she pursued a successful career as manager of recreation and culture with the Town of Canmore (Alberta, Canada) from 1993 to 2002. During this time she took up the sport of bobsleigh and was one of the first female athletes to represent Canada internationally. In her four years as a national team brakeman, she appeared at three World Championships and numerous World Cups and was an alternate for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Teresa transitioned from athlete to Head coach/ High Performance Director of men’s and women’s skeleton for Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton (BCS) from 2002 to 2006. She was the Head Coach of the Skeleton team at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, winning three medals (gold, silver and bronze). Teresa is also a graduate of National Coaching Institute-Calgary (2005).
From 2007 – 2014 Teresa was a High Performance Advisor for the Winter Sport team with Own the Podium, a not-for-profit organization that prioritizes and determines investment strategies to national sport organizations in an effort to deliver more Olympic and Paralympic medals for Canada. Part of her role as an advisor was to support the development of coaches and athletes for the 2010 (Vancouver) and 2014 (Sochi) Olympic Winter Games.
Teresa has completed an International Executive Masters Degree in Management of Sport Organizations from the Université catholique de Louviain (Belgium) in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee – Olympic Solidarity Programme. (2013)
Currently Teresa has started her own business consulting with organizations (sport and non-sport) on a variety of projects to support the enhancement of programs and services offered by those organizations. Teresa pursues an active lifestyle and enjoys cycling, hiking, running, yoga and meditation as well as volunteering for Calgary Hospice in their bereavement support program.
Founder of the FCN, Vicky, welcomes Teresa and believes her experience within he World of elite sport can help take the FCN to the next level: “Teresa is a very welcomed addition to the FCN and her support so far has been truly invaluable. I look forward to working with her to finally bring the ambitions of the FCN alive with the development of the FCN Academy.”
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