Professional Keynote Speaking and Workshops

Tailored to the needs of sport, corporate, community and volunteer organizations, PRSS Principal, Ozzie Sawicki provides keynote addresses, speaks on client defined topic areas, and facilitates seminars and workshops in a number of areas including:

  • Innovative executive coaching sessions, including leadership skills, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, conflict management, effective team building, and strategic thinking, planning and implementation;
  • Core topics focus on leadership, teamwork, performance, planning for success, and work / life balance;
  • Sessions reflect Ozzie's extensive experience in national and international sport, key industry sectors, major event management, and volunteerism;
  • A member of the Canadian Association for Professional Speakers (CAPS), Ozzie provides game changing sessions to sport, corporate and volunteer audiences.
  • Ozzie is available for travel anywhere in Canada and internationally.


If you or your organization are interested in booking Ozzie for a keynote address, half-day, full-day or multi-day session, please send a request to info@pozitiveresults.ca, including details of your event, location and contact information. A speakers package will be sent upon contact.

2017 Recently Completed Speaking Engagements:

  • June 13, 2017 - 21st International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity, Daegu, South Korea (Co-Presented with Brandi Heather)
    • Topic: Play 2 Podium: The Three Conceptual Requirements for a Successful Adaptive Pathway
    • The objective of the presentation is to consider three key conceptual areas that collectively demonstrate the pathway of progression for a typical adaptive participant in sport and recreation. Of significance is that each of the three areas has distinct merit as to its process of engagement and implementation for each individual participant, and is critical to creating an optimal opportunity to advance from the introductory levels of sport and recreation through to advanced individual end goals and opportunities.   
  • March 25, 2017 - Adaptive Physical Activity Symposium, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Para-Snowboard—An LTAD Strategy for Creating a New Paralympic Sport (10:00-11:00 am)
  • March 23, 2017 - Adaptive Physical Activity Symposium, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada (Co-Presented with Brandi Heather)
    • Topic: Introduction to Para-Sport Development and Coaching (9:00 am-12:30 pm)
  • March 21, 2017 - GeoAlberta 2017 - Hyatt Regency Downtown, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic 1: Keynote - Perform in the Moment, Take Pride in the Journey (12:45-1:45 pm)
      •  For Details Go To: GeoAlberta 2017
    • Topic 2: Workshop - Does Everyone in the Geomatics World Have, Let Alone, Need Leadership Skills? (1:45-4:30 pm)
      • How does leadership become a key foundation that everyone related to a sport GIS project should believe is essential? This interactive exploration is designed to open your mind to new ways in which to approach projects in which data matters, but brings into focus why your individual leadership style is what makes data matter!
  • February 12, 2017 - Canadian Ski Coaches Federation - Para-Alpine Module, Kinosoo Ridge Ski Area, Cold Lake, AB, Canada
    • Topic: The Para-Alpine Module is an on-snow and classroom based course that provides the Para-alpine coaching context when working with athletes with a disability. The Para-Alpine Module applies to boh the Entry and Development Coaching pathways for coaches interested in working with Entry Level athletes through to Developmental (Club/Provincial) level athletes.


2016 Past Speaking Engagements:

  • September 24, 2016 - Muscular Dystrophy Canada - Retreat, Camp He Ho Ha, Alberta (45 minutes west of Edmonton)
    • Topic: The Sport of Inclusion - The Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Experience
  • July 29, 2016 - National Coaching Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Making Ethical Decisions - Compeititon-Introduction Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • June 19, 2016 - Alberta Sport Development Centre Grande Prairie: Coach Enhancement Program
    •  Topic: Advanced Practice Planning, Performance Planning - Part Two
  • May 8, 2016 - Alberta Sport Development Centre Grande Prairie: Coach Enhancement Program
    •  Topic: Advanced Practice Planning, Performance Planning - Part One
  • April 27, 2016 - National Coaching Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Leading Drug Free Sport - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • April 23, 2016 - Para-Athletes Pathway in Winter Sport Conference, Östersund, Sweden
    • Topic: Growing Paralympic Winter Games: The Snowboarding Example
  • April 20, 2016 - Equine Canada High Performance 1 Coaching Module, Montreal, QC, Canada
    • Topic: Performance Planning and Advanced Practice Planning
  • April 6, 2016 - National Coaching Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Making Ethical Decisions - Compeititon-Introduction Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • February 22, 2016 - Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Make Ethical Decisions - Compeititon-Introduction Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • February 17, 2016 - National Coaching Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Design a Basic Sport Program - Compeititon-Introduction Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)


2015 Past Speaking Engagements:

  • November 28, 2015 - National Coaching Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Managing Conflict - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • November 23, 2015 - Equine Canada High Performance 1 Coaching Module, Richmond, BC, Canada
    • Performance Planning and Advanced Practice Planning
  • August 3, 2015 - Equine Canada Eventing No Boundaries, Oakhurst Farm, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    • Being a Complete Athlete.
  • July 25, 2015 - Equine Canada Eventing No Boundaries, Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, MT, USA
    • Being a Complete Athlete.
  • July 18, 2015 - Hockey Alberta High Performance Coaching Clinic, Camrose, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Leading Drug Free Sport - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • June 28, 2015 - CADS Alberta Workshop, Red Deer, AB, Canada
    • Organizational Direction and Team Program Review.
  • June 4, 2015 - Equine Canada Eventing No Boundaries, Bromont, QC, Canada
    • Being a Complete Athlete.
  • April 23, 2015 - Alberta Sport Leadership Conference, Banff, AB, Canada
    • The Alberta (PLAD) Physical Literacy and Athlete Development Mapping System - How It Impacts You!
  • April 12, 2015 - National Coaching Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Psychology of Performance - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • April 11, 2015 - National Coaching Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Preventuion and Recovery - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • March 21, 2015 - Adaptive Physical Activity Symposium, Red Deer, AB, Canada
    • The Alberta Physical Literacy and Athlete Development Mapping System: Creating Alignment and System Implementation
  • March 19, 2015 - Adaptive Physical Activity Symposium, Red Deer, AB, Canada
    • Sport Development - From Grassroots to Podium Panel
  • March 17, 2015 - Equine Canada High Performance 1 Coaching Module, Wellington, FL, USA
    • Performance Planning and Advanced Practice Planning


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Sochi, RUSSIA - Mar 5 2014 - Ozzie Sawicki at Canada's flag bearer announcement prior to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)


2014 Past Speaking Engagements:

  • November 9, 2014 - Eventing Canada Congress, Toronto, ON, Canada
    • Eventing No Boundaries - Overview
  • November 7, 2014 - Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif, Coaching Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    • Panel Session - Cooking with the Chefs: Leadership Experiences of the Sochi Olympic, Paralympic, and Commonwealth Games Chef de Missions
  • July 25, 2014 - Equestrian Eventing - Rebecca Farm Three Day Event, Kalispell, MT, USA
    • No Boundaries, Eventing Canada’s Talent Identification Program
  • July 12, 2014 - Hockey Canada - High Performance Coaching Seminar
    • Leading Drug Free Sport
    • Managing Conflict
  • June 5, 2014 - Equestrian Eventing - Bromont Three Day Event, Bromont, QC, Canada
    • Performance Planning and Preparation
  • May 17, 2014 - Equestrian Eventing - Mustang Powder Three Day Event, Chase, BC, Canada
    • “Eventing, No Boundaries” Program Introduction
  • April 11, 2014 - Cochrane Sport 4 Life Community Awards, Cochrane, AB, Canada
    • Building a Performance Team for the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games: Parallels to Bulding a Sport 4 Life Community
  • March 6-17, 2014 - Chef de Mission, Canadian Paralympic Team, Sochi, Russia
    • Provide overall leadership for the Canadian Paralympic Team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
    • Multiple speaking engaements at team, sponsor, and media events throughout the Games
  • January 20, 2014 - Guest Speaker, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB, Canada
    • Topic: The Paralympic Movement: Understanding the Opportunities/Structure in the Paralympic Progression
    • The Developmental Progression or Continuum from Grassroots to High Performance Sport
  • January 18-19, 2014 - Workshop Facilitation, Toronto, ON, Canada
    • Equine Canada Eventing Strategy Session - Talent Identification Plan


2013 Past Speaking Engagements:

  • November 9, 2013 - Workshop Sessions, Equine Canada: Eventing Athlete Development Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada
    • Topic: Success of a Team - Planning and Accountability
  • October 27, 2013 - Keynote Speaker, Sport North Coaching and Volunteer Conference, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
    • Topic: Coaching and Volunteer Leadership - Each Pathway is Unique
  • September 25-27, 2013 - Canadian Paralympic Team - Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Orientation, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Leadership and Mission Success - Perform in the Moment, Take Pride in the Journey
  • July 20, 2013 - Hockey Alberta - Coach Education Clinic, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Leading Drug Free Sport - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • May 31-June 2, 2013 - Sport North Federation Coach Education Clinic, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
    • Topic: Managing Conflict Facilitator Evaluation - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
    • Topic: Psychology of Performance Facilitator Evaluation - Compeititon-Development Coaching Module (National Coach Certification Program)
  • April 30, 2013 - Guest Speaker, Rotary Club, Cochrane, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Volunteer Leadership - A Personal Journey
  • April 18, 2013 - Guest Speaker, Alberta Sport Leadership Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Topic: Team Leadership - Expectations for Sochi 2014


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