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What is your Why?

Redefine Your Purpose

What is your Why?

MY WHY?

“I believe we all have a purpose on this earth, and mine was fortunately enough to play for my country for almost 18 years. So, waking up and understanding my why was easy, but since retiring the one question I ask myself is why am I here, what am I meant to do? That is something I always challenge people to answer. I believe that once you’ve been able to answer that question you are driven to do more so that every day you wake up being the best version of yourself. Giving 15 minutes more to something you’re passionate about is always easier once you know why you’re doing it.”

– Karina

About Karina

Inspire & Uplift

About Karina

Karina Leblanc About Karina

Karina LeBlanc moved to Maple Ridge British Columbia at age 8. Her early life was spent on a small island in the Caribbean and then she was thrust into a new country with different customs and culture. Karina was a smart, shy, misunderstood child with a vibrant personality buried within. It wasn’t until she met some local coaches who invited her the track and field club and basketball team that her confidence rose and allowed her personality to shine. Soon after others would also notice a change in her confidence. This confidence enabled Karina to pursue a college education, play soccer for her country for almost 18 years and further win a Bronze Medal at the Olympics in 2012.

After the World Cup in 2015 she finally decided it was time to hang up her cleats and explore her greater purpose. Being the longest standing soccer player of all time for Canada, (5 World Cups and 2 Olympic games), she would no longer be Karina LeBlanc the soccer player, but now Karina LeBlanc the person seeking to understand her new meaning in life. As Karina journeys through this new transition in life, she is rediscovering herself through others. For her, soccer was more than just a sport she played. It allowed her to gain confidence and realize that her voice is for a reason, which helped her become a UNICEF ambassador. Using her international career as a platform, she uses her experiences from her life and career to empower others and help them on their journey to being the best version of themselves.

Her energy is contagious and she loves to ensure that everyone around her truly enjoys what they’re doing. A motivational speaker, a broadcaster, a host (on air and in person) she can entertain and motivate any crowd, while including humour. She thrives on bringing the best out of people, getting them excited, and getting them involved in every aspect of what’s going on both on or off the field.

‘People won’t always remember what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel’ – Maya Angelou

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