Watson, Laura

Laura Watson is a High Performance Coaching Advisor with Own the Podium where she is responsible for implementing the Coaching Enhancement Program. This program aims to support Canada’s coaches in the pursuit of world class coaching excellence in Olympic and Paralympic sport.

Laura has served as a ringette coach at every level, from grassroots to Team Canada. Prior to obtaining a Master’s degree in high Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (MHPCTL), Laura completed her BHK at the UBC School of Kinesiology and an Executive Education program at Sauder.

As the first cohort for the MPHCTL degree, she experienced the program from its beginnings. She says “I first considered the MPHCTL because I was looking to do higher education and couldn’t find a program that suited my work and travel schedule. The flexibility of the MHPTCL program allowed for both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. This was very advantageous especially when out of the country and on different time zones.”