Dream Big, Break Barriers, Achieve Success
Inspired by her bestselling autobiography As Fast As Her, Kendall Coyne Schofield tells the inspiring story of the 14.346 seconds that changed her life and earned her the title of “the fastest woman in hockey.” Drawing on her career of historic ‘firsts’, Schofield shares insights about how to cultivate a champion’s mindset and challenge yourself to create change every day, leaving audiences feeling motivated to embrace each day as an opportunity to make history.
Falling is Not Failing
Fall hard, play hard, work hard…and always get back up ready for more. Ground-breaking hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield knows it’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get back up faster, stronger, and more determined. In this motivating talk, Schofield shares insights from her career of ‘firsts’ and inspires audiences to get outside their comfort zone, face adversity head on, and accomplish their goals.
Turning Weaknesses into Strengths
Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield reveals her secret to ground-breaking success: Know your “why.” Schofield shares insights about how to cultivate your purpose, define your own path, and motivate yourself when the going gets tough in this inspiring talk for audiences of all kinds.
Kendall Coyne Schofield, “the fastest woman in hockey,” is the captain of the United States women’s national hockey team and an Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist who recently led Team USA at the 2022 Games in Beijing. Kendall has captured an astounding 23 medals in international competition, including six gold medals at the IIHF World Women’s Championships, a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics and silver medals at the 2014 and 2022 Games.
Kendall’s title as “the fastest woman in hockey” came about in 2019 when she became the first female to compete in the fastest skater challenge at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. Her time of 14.346 seconds was less than one second behind the winning NHL skater sending shockwaves throughout the sports world in a breakthrough moment for women’s hockey.
In January 2022, Kendall released her autobiography, As Fast As Her, published by HarperCollins. This inspiring story has reached #1 on Amazon in several categories, even scoring a hat trick when simultaneously #1, #2 & #3 on Amazon in teen and young adult hockey in hardcover, audio, and kindle respectively!
A Palos Heights, Illinois native, Kendall was a 3-time All-American and 2-time captain at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she finished her collegiate career as the Huskies’ all-time leader in points (249), goals (141), single season points (84) and was the recipient of the prestigious Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in division one college hockey.
Kendall has a career of “firsts” – as the first female NHL All-Star Skills competitor, first female development coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, first woman to serve as an analyst for a Chicago Blackhawks regular season game and member of the first all-women NHL Tonight broadcast team. She is the founder of the “Golden Coynes” all-girls hockey development program in partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Kendall Coyne Hockey Camp.
A part owner of the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL, Kendall has additional TV analyst credits serving on the broadcasts for several NHL teams and Notre Dame men’s hockey as well as the NHL Network and NBC Sports. Along with her husband, NFL star and 2016 Super Bowl champion, Michael Schofield, Kendall is the co-founder of the Schofield Family Foundation which provides funding, support and awareness for local programs involving the military, first responders, youth sports organizations and families in need.
Kendall graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. (‘017) and M.S. (‘019) Summa Cum Laude. She was named by Forbes Magazine to its highly coveted “30 Under 30 Class of 2022.”
Kendall is a leader on and off the ice -- as Captain of Team USA and President and Board Member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). It is Kendall’s goal to develop a sustainable – and long overdue – professional women’s hockey league, providing career opportunities for the best players in the world and showcasing this great sport to new generations of players and fans.