Steve King, also known as the "Voice of Ironman," is one of the most recognized personnages in the world of triathlon and running. His enthusiasic, charismatic personality has made him a famous triathlon and running presenter nationwide.
Steve has a B.Sc. degree in Health and Human Services from Columbia Pacific University and is a Registered Clinical Counselor. He is an avid runner and triathlete who has held six Canadian national age group records, has raced at Ironman and Ultraman Triathlons and has been a member of Canada`s national 100km team. In 1997 he was the first BC runner to finish in the BC Marathon Championships and had outright wins in the Kamloops 50km and the Haney to Harrison 100km events. In 2001 he became only the second Canadian ever to finish the 135 miles Death Valley race and placed 4th overall. He was the publisher of `Tri-Fit Quarterly`, a national triathlon magazine and is the founder of Tri-Fit International Sports Corp. He is a CBC, CTV, TSN and ESPN colour commentator for the sport of triathlon and is also the race announcer for a number of events including Ironman Canada, BC Summer and Winter Games and numerous marathon races around the country.
Steve has an avid interest in healthy balance and holism which includes the use of Applied Kinesiology and visualization. He is an expert in accelerated healing techniques such as Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Matrix Energetics, Whole Brain Integration and the holistic health hybrid WHEE. He has also published several books including Rapid Recovery: Accelerated Information Processing and Healing (2004) and Running in the Zone: a Handbook for Seasoned Athletes (2005).
He is an experienced presenter and has given keynote addresses and seminars to a variety of audiences from marathoners and triathletes to health workers and crisis line volunteers.
In this talk, Steve uses his experience as an athlete and a clinical counselor to explore how our mind can sometimes become our adversary. Discover how our attitude defines our experience and how a shift in outlook and the ability to ask ourselves honest questions can make the difference between failure and success. Learn how to define the components of peak performance and recognize the mental self-sabotaging obstacles we create that prevent us from attaining them. Steve encourages his audience to be self-aware in order to collapse the psychological barriers to high performance and to become author and architect of the Self.The Art of Thriving
Steve uses his expertise in energy medicine from his book Rapid Recovery to address the issues of addiction, obsessions, compulsions, fears, phobias, anxieties and traumas. Discover the practical applications of energy medicine in your daily routines to improve your physical and mental health in order to thrive in today's stress-filled world.For the Love of Sport
In this humorous, poignant and inspiring talk, Steve recounts the most memorable moments in sport that he has lived, witnessed and described during his career as a commentator and as an athlete. Listen to his captivating retelling of his experience completing the ultimate 135-mile running challenge in the heat of Death Valley, and to his stirring anecdotes about the human ability to push beyond apparent limits.