Lisa Bentley was a math and computer science teacher for 7 years before making the shift to pursue a full-time career in sport in 1999.
Ultimately, Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. She won 11 Ironman and 16 Ironman 70.3 races in spite of having Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic lung disease. Lisa became one of Canada’s best triathletes and was ranked top 5 in the world for over a decade. She had several top 5 finishes at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. She represented Canada on multiple National Teams and finished 6th at the Pan American Games in 1995.
Since retiring from professional sport, Lisa has pursued a myriad of business pursuits, authored her first book and worked as a television commentator for CBC television.
But her favourite endeavour is speaking and inspiring audiences to turn barriers into opportunities, to find greatness in adversity, exceed expectations and lead with heart!