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Karina LeBlanc

Former Professional Soccer Player & Current General Manager of the Portland Thorns FC

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Karina LeBlanc Biography

Karina LeBlanc is retired Olympic bronze medalist and professional athlete, Karina LeBlanc has the distinguished honor of being one of the longest serving soccer players for Canada. With a prestigious career that spanned almost 18 years at the international level, she participated in 5 FIFA World Cups and two Olympic Games, winning an Olympic medal, and making her and her team household names.

LeBlanc has many accolades that speak to her contributions to sport and society in general. In 2019, LeBlanc’s home city of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, acknowledged her contributions by dedicating and naming a field in her honor, The Karina LeBlanc Field. More recently, in 2020, LeBlanc was inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. LeBlanc is especially proud of her role as Honorary Captain of the Canadian Navy.

LeBlanc’s career path takes her around the globe both in person and digitally, where she participates in global leadership initiatives and delivers motivational keynote addresses, speaking to diverse audiences. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly events on two separate occasions, as well as the United Nations Race Against Climate Change. A dynamic speaker, she has engaged large audiences at major events including Canada's 150th Celebration, Women Empowerment Conferences as well as several Leadership Conferences and was the Host of TED x Vancouver. LeBlanc’s authenticity and vulnerability makes her relatable and allows her to connect with all audiences, ranging from fortune 500 companies, to small businesses, to 20,000 seat venues filled with adults and kids alike.

In 2018 LeBlanc accepted the position of Head of Women's Football for CONCACAF and its 41 countries where she works in leading the confederation with developing and growing the women’s game and using football as a means of empowering young women globally.

In March 2020, amid the COVID 19 world crisis, LeBlanc gave birth to her daughter. Shortly after delivery, LeBlanc suffered heart failure and had to be re-admitted to the hospital, separating her from her newborn and her husband. Due to possible COVID exposure, she then had to do a 14-day self-quarantine allowing no contact with her newborn or her husband. It was in this challenging and uncertain time that LeBlanc found herself redefining her purpose.

A positive role model and highly sought-after motivational speaker, LeBlanc is a passionate advocate for inclusion, diversity and humanitarianism. She has spoken on developing the mindset of an Olympian, her experiences traveling to some of the world’s poorest places as a UNICEF ambassador, her transition from and elite athlete to a leader in the corporate world and living in the uncomfortable of change. Her accolades include being an Honorary Captain of the Canadian Navy as well as LeBlanc knows how to create an Olympic Culture in any organization.

LeBlanc inspires and motivates her audience to ask hard questions, to engage in challenging conversations, and ultimately to become a better version of themselves. In LeBlanc’s own words, she truly believes that we all have greatness within us. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we should live everyday aiming to be the best version of ourselves.

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  • How do I book Karina LeBlanc to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Karina LeBlanc for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Karina LeBlanc, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Karina LeBlanc or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Karina LeBlanc

    Speaking fees for Karina LeBlanc, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Karina LeBlanc are available upon request for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Karina LeBlanc, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Karina LeBlanc speak about?

    Karina LeBlanc is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Empowerment, Influential Women, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit, Olympics, Personal Growth, Soccer, Sports, Virtual Speakers, Women In Leadership, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Karina LeBlanc travel from?

    Karina LeBlanc generally travels from Portland, OR, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Karina LeBlanc’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Karina LeBlanc for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karina LeBlanc for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Karina LeBlanc or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Former Professional Soccer Player & Current General Manager of the Portland Thorns FC

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Karina LeBlanc Biography

Karina LeBlanc is retired Olympic bronze medalist and professional athlete, Karina LeBlanc has the distinguished honor of being one of the longest serving soccer players for Canada. With a prestigious career that spanned almost 18 years at the international level, she participated in 5 FIFA World Cups and two Olympic Games, winning an Olympic medal, and making her and her team household names.

LeBlanc has many accolades that speak to her contributions to sport and society in general. In 2019, LeBlanc’s home city of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, acknowledged her contributions by dedicating and naming a field in her honor, The Karina LeBlanc Field. More recently, in 2020, LeBlanc was inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. LeBlanc is especially proud of her role as Honorary Captain of the Canadian Navy.

LeBlanc’s career path takes her around the globe both in person and digitally, where she participates in global leadership initiatives and delivers motivational keynote addresses, speaking to diverse audiences. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly events on two separate occasions, as well as the United Nations Race Against Climate Change. A dynamic speaker, she has engaged large audiences at major events including Canada's 150th Celebration, Women Empowerment Conferences as well as several Leadership Conferences and was the Host of TED x Vancouver. LeBlanc’s authenticity and vulnerability makes her relatable and allows her to connect with all audiences, ranging from fortune 500 companies, to small businesses, to 20,000 seat venues filled with adults and kids alike.

In 2018 LeBlanc accepted the position of Head of Women's Football for CONCACAF and its 41 countries where she works in leading the confederation with developing and growing the women’s game and using football as a means of empowering young women globally.

In March 2020, amid the COVID 19 world crisis, LeBlanc gave birth to her daughter. Shortly after delivery, LeBlanc suffered heart failure and had to be re-admitted to the hospital, separating her from her newborn and her husband. Due to possible COVID exposure, she then had to do a 14-day self-quarantine allowing no contact with her newborn or her husband. It was in this challenging and uncertain time that LeBlanc found herself redefining her purpose.

A positive role model and highly sought-after motivational speaker, LeBlanc is a passionate advocate for inclusion, diversity and humanitarianism. She has spoken on developing the mindset of an Olympian, her experiences traveling to some of the world’s poorest places as a UNICEF ambassador, her transition from and elite athlete to a leader in the corporate world and living in the uncomfortable of change. Her accolades include being an Honorary Captain of the Canadian Navy as well as LeBlanc knows how to create an Olympic Culture in any organization.

LeBlanc inspires and motivates her audience to ask hard questions, to engage in challenging conversations, and ultimately to become a better version of themselves. In LeBlanc’s own words, she truly believes that we all have greatness within us. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we should live everyday aiming to be the best version of ourselves.

Karina LeBlanc Videos

  • Thorns GM Karina LeBlanc talks to the media about her new role
  • Separation, isolation & undying love: Karina LeBlanc's motherhood journey
  • Karina LeBlanc TEDxVancouver 2015

FAQs on booking Karina LeBlanc

  • How do I book Karina LeBlanc to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Karina LeBlanc for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Karina LeBlanc, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Karina LeBlanc or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Karina LeBlanc

    Speaking fees for Karina LeBlanc, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Karina LeBlanc are available upon request for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Karina LeBlanc, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Karina LeBlanc speak about?

    Karina LeBlanc is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Empowerment, Influential Women, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit, Olympics, Personal Growth, Soccer, Sports, Virtual Speakers, Women In Leadership, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Karina LeBlanc travel from?

    Karina LeBlanc generally travels from Portland, OR, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Karina LeBlanc’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Karina LeBlanc for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karina LeBlanc for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Karina LeBlanc or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Karina LeBlanc is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Karina LeBlanc for your event is available upon request. Karina LeBlanc generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Janet Evans, Dominique Dawes, Donna Orender, Shiza Shahid and Sheila C. Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karina LeBlanc for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Karina LeBlanc Speaker Videos

  • Thorns GM Karina LeBlanc talks to the media about her new role
    Separation, isolation & undying love: Karina LeBlanc's motherhood journey
  • Karina LeBlanc TEDxVancouver 2015

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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