Les Rechan, President and CEO, Solace
“I had the chance to chat with Larisa in front of a room full of influential business and community minded people. We chatted about risk, courage, leadership and the power of vulnerability. Larisa's athletic journey has morphed into an approach to the corporate and real world we can all relate to. She lets you in on her adventures, both past and present. You can learn a lot and be inspired by her own life journey and resilience.”
Jim Brownlee, VP Western Canada, Freedom 55 Financial
"Larisa has a very engaging and compelling story to tell about her pursuit of her ultimate goal. Like so many people who rise to be among the very best, it is not about their climb, but about how they handle the obstacles in their path. Larisa is able to share how she persevered and became one of the fastest women on the planet."
Joanne Butler, VP of Market and Research Development at Independent Electricity System Operator
“Larisa’s story is one of a world class athlete’s careful evaluation of the pros and cons – combined with small town grit and determination – to break away from the conventional rules of amateur sport, set up her own company and set the stage to qualify and earn a top twenty showing at the Sochi Olympics and third ranked in World Cup Alpine skiing on her retirement in 2016. Her story wants you to stand up and applaud for beating the odds on her knees and her know how.”
Neil Skelding, President & CEO RBC Insurance
"Our corporate ski day has been going for the past 14 years and I have to say this year was truly the best! This year Larisa joined us and spoke to the group about her incredible journey to world class success as a ski racer through her athletic effort coupled with her incredible entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by the funding of her own program through raising the funds needed herself. Larisa described both her successes and setbacks and how her incredible determination, no matter the obstacles, lead to her incredible success. Larisa engaged extremely well with our clients during the on-hill components. She also took the time while onsite to inspire some or our young Alpine racers. Thank you again Larisa for joining us at the RBC Insurance ski day!"