Olympic Gold Medalist
Transfer Experiences and Strategies Learned as an Olympic Champion, Coach, and CEO to Move You towards More “Best Moments” in Your Work and in Your Life.
Joe’s presentations from the stage are always customized to meet the exact nature of the audience with a deep sensitivity to the opportunities and challenges that define the moment. No matter where he travels, Joe ensures each and every attendee can experience their own “Gold Medal Best Moment.”
Half and One-Day seminars and workshops that introduce and instill concepts and strategies for significant transitions in health, habits, and performance.
Joe’s flagship coaching program that teaches you a framework to improve habits, make better choices, stimulate creativity, and increase performance.
Join Joe for the next 5 With Joe program which launches November 28th!
Hi, I’m Joe Jacobi
I figured out by age 10 that the sport of kayaking was my path forward. A challenging activity I enjoyed with my friends that transported me to off-the-grid destinations that counter-balanced my suburban Washington, D.C. upbringing.
By 16, I was competing internationally.
By 18, I stood on a World Cup podium.
At 22, with my canoe partner, Scott Strausbaugh, I won America’s first ever Olympic Gold Medal in Whitewater Canoe Slalom.
My trajectory within the sport carried me to more Olympic Games – first, as an athlete, and next, as NBC televisions’s color commentator for competitive canoeing.
Then I landed my dream job – CEO of USA Canoe/Kayak, the sport’s Olympic and Paralympic governing body that supports America’s best competitive paddlers.
In the process of supporting athletes, coaches, sponsors, committees, events, and volunteers, I forgot how to support myself.
My health unraveled.
I gained weight, clung to stress, formed poor habits, and disconnected with the very elements that I believed were my “super powers” going into the job.
Five years ago, I started to make some changes – very small and slow at first – with no big goals.
My physical health improved.
Other parts of my health slowly followed suit.