THE POWER OF BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
Obstacles don’t scare Sarah Wells. As an Olympic hurdler and Pan Am Games silver medallist, this Olympian’s reputation was forged through overcoming challenges, redefining realistic, and achieving the incredible. Take her debut at the London Olympics in 2012, which came despite an injury that had her sidelined for months just the year before. While many reminded her to remain “realistic”, Sarah was strengthening a muscle that people couldn’t see – belief. Sarah knew she should have quit at any point during the injury and everyone would have understood. But, she didn’t. Sarah fought to realize her dream and discovered a strength she never knew she had. By the time she was cleared to return to training, Sarah had fostered an unwavering belief in herself, so strong that it fast tracked her to achieving things she had only dreamed of.
Through experience with both success and heartbreak during her athletic career, Sarah feels especially passionate about discussing the importance of being resilient and the power of believing in yourself.
While training at the highest level, Sarah founded the Believe Initiative – a program helping young people have the courage to believe in themselves by seeking success through pursuit of their passions.
Sarah Wells travels from Toronto