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Karen Furneaux is a three-time Olympian and two-time World Champion in the sport of sprint kayaking. She has won nine World Championship medals, including two gold over her 20-year athletic career.

Through her company, I Promise Performance Inc., Karen engages international audiences about the connection between health, mindset and performance. Her latest book, Strong Beauty, is focused on empowering women at work and in their lives to achieve their goals and make a difference.

She holds a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University with a specialization in Sport Psychology, as well as, numerous sport and personal development training certifications.  Karen has undergone extensive Team and Leadership training through Cornell University and she is a licensed HeartMath provider.


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