Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.53in x 5.76 x 0.84 in | 0.78 lb
Page Count:232 pages
PLATFORM: Not many people have had as much success in their athletic careers as Wickenheiser, especially not in Canada, and especially not as a female athlete. Her fans are loyal and engaged; Hayley’s call for Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers on Twitter in April 2020 yielded 200,000 donations across the country.
HIGHLY-SOUGHT PUBLIC SPEAKER: Wickenheiser has given speeches on resiliency, performing under pressure, being a woman in a male dominated field, teamwork, mental health, and how foolish it is to be normal. She has over a decade of public speaking experience, and has given a TedX talk.
PROVEN CATEGORY: As we have seen from the successes of The Mamba Mentality and The TB12 Method, readers are looking for advice from their favourite athletes to use in their own lives. Hayley provides a female and parent perspective, delving into how motherhood gave her lessons she used in her athletic career and what she learned excelling in a male dominated sport.
WICKFEST: Hayley founded and runs the Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival, affectionately known as WickFest, which is celebrating its 11th anniversary.
GOLD STANDARD: She is tied with teammates Caroline Ouellette and Jayna Hefford for the record of the most gold medals of any Canadian Olympian.
PRAISE FOR HAYLEY WICKENHEISER
“Hayley—now Doctor—Wickenheiser shares grit and determination, along with anecdotes you won’t see on TSN or Sportsnet, in her fabulous new book Over the Boards: Lessons from the Ice. This page-turning offering from someone who knows how to win at the highest level and how to take loss as a great opportunity to grow and improve is for everyone. Read and learn how #22 continues to do it all—and do it well. There are so many elements of this champion’s methods you can add to your own life.”
—Clara Hughes, O.C., O.M., 6 x Olympic medalist, author of Open Heart, Open Mind
“Hayley Wickenheiser is an incredible human being…this is what a billion hours of hard work looks like.”
“Over the Boards is an absolute must read sports memoir.”
“A detailed and rare look at greatness—one of Canada’s most decorated athletes pulls back the veil on what propelled her to the top. Hayley Wickenheiser has written the playbook of all playbooks. Over the Boards: Lessons from the Ice is for anyone who wants to win in any industry from business to science to sports to the arts. But what makes this book a gem is how it prepares you for success in the most important and formidable arena of all: life.”
—Perdita Felicien, Olympian and author of My Mother’s Daughter
“An enjoyable and memorable read for all hockey fans, whether you’re more interested in the nitty-gritty details of Wickenheiser’s four Olympic gold medal runs or the opportunity for self-improvement.”
“Hayley is a world-class athlete with a world-class mind, and leadership skills to match. And now she’s an MD. When she has something to say, people should listen.”
—Brian Burke, president of hockey operations of the Pittsburgh Penguins and bestselling author of Burke’s Law
“Over the Boards: Wickenheiser reminds us that we have the power to do more and to become more in our lives.”
—Karl Subban, author of How We Did It
“I have looked up to Hayley Wickenheiser as someone who has been inspiring Canadians on and off the ice for many years. In Over the Boards, Hayley gives you a peek into the lessons and philosophies that helped make her the leader she is. From insights and advice on competing each day, leading from the heart, and, of course, leaving a legacy, you will find yourself equipped to take on whatever challenges lay ahead.”
—Harnarayan Singh, Hockey Night in Canada commentator and bestselling author of One Game at a Time