Week 2023


Jean-François Ménard

Mental Performance Coach and Bestselling Author

November 25, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Keynote: Train Your Brain Like an Olympian

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Jean François Ménard is widely recognized for his contributions to the field of performance psychology. While doing his PhD in Sports Psychology at the University of Ottawa, M. Ménard decided to run away with the circus, joining the world-famous entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil. In collaboration with a highly specialized multidisciplinary team, his mission was to coach circus artists the mental skills required to deal with pressure and perform at their best consistently, on demand, up to 450 times a year.

Five years later, he founded Kambio Performance, a company specialized in mental training and leadership coaching. He has since become one of the most sought-after mental performance specialists in the country, working with Canada’s top athletes such as Olympic gold medalists Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue, Mikael Kingsbury, Damian Warner, and Derek Drouin; Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif; Xgames phenom Maxence Parrot. During the 2016/2018/2020 Olympic Games, his clients stepped on the podium eleven times: five golds, two silvers and four bronzes. His clients are also NHL superstars, surgeons, popstars, and corporate leaders.

He is the bestselling author of ‘’Train Your Brain Like an Olympian’’, a radio personality, and an accomplished speaker who travels the globe to share his knowledge with top-performing organisations like NASA, Redbull, Western Union, FBI, Cisco, PepsiCo, SunLife Financial, Toronto BlueJays and Novartis.

Ménard’s speaking style is unique. His keynote speeches are always custom built according to your needs. His speeches educate, inspire and entertain small and large audiences of all disciplines on various topics related to performance psychology and leadership skills. The keynote speeches typically include innovative content, charismatic story-telling, thought-provoking video clips, and applied exercises. The ultimate goal is to offer in-depth educational experiences that are both experiential and interactive, where participants get to train practical and powerful skills that can be transferred easily in the workplace.


Jean-François Ménard