"In learning from my own experiences and gaining perspective into other athlete's stories, I no longer want athletes to feel alone. I want athletes to feel as though they are still part of a team."
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To provide a program that enables athletes to lead meaningful and rewarding lives.
Through a network of elite professional coaches and advisers we provide opportunities to athletes that empower them to be successful in life and business - during and after their competitive careers.
Octane programs are built by athletes, for athletes. We understand the unique challenges that athletes face throughout their competitive careers and retirement. With elite athletes as clients, Octane realizes that coaches and trainers have been heavily involved in our clients' lives from a young age. Based upon these relationships and dynamics, we have created a mentorship program specifically tailored to the needs of elite athletes.
Through Octane's customized programs, clients are empowered to live well-balanced lifestyles that result in a greater quality of life.
Key Players / Octane Founders
Ron Stern was born in Ste. Agathe Des Monts, Quebec, Canada and was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 4th round, 70th overall in the 1986 Entry Draft. After playing 12 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and the San Jose Sharks, Ron retired from professional hockey in 2000.
Ron currently works in the Oil and Gas Industry as a Sales Representative with Precision Drilling. Prior to joining Precision Ron held the position of Business Development Executive with Weatherford, another leading oil services company. Ron is the Co-founder and CEO of Octane.
Ron lives in Calgary with his wife and three children and continues to be very involved in numerous charitable organizations including the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, the Calgary Boys and Girls Club, Learn to Read Program, Special Olympics and the Calgary Flames Alumni.
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Pat Lipovski is one of Canada's leading corporate coaches and business development experts. With a quarter-century's experience in coaching, management and business development, he has worked extensively with senior executives and CEOs at mid-sized to Fortune 100 companies in a wide range of industries. He has coached top leaders at companies such as Bell Canada, the Government of Alberta, WestJet, KPMG, Core Lab and Schlumberger.
Globally, Pat is one of FocalPoint Corporate Coaching's top-ranked corporate coaches globally and has been honored with an Action Man Award, as Top Producing Coach of the Year, Canadian Coach of the Year, and the Top North American Executive/Corporate Coach.
With a coaching philosophy grounded in the key fundamentals of business and leadership, Pat specializes in catapulting accomplished executives and their teams to the next level of personal and professional success.
Pat challenges leaders to understand every aspect of their company, evaluate what makes them and their organization unique, and leverage the talents of each individual team member. His top-down approach to coaching has a ripple effect on the entire organization. When employees see their leaders re-energized and armed with the fundamentals of leadership, teamwork and personal effectiveness, the whole company - and its bottom line - benefits.
As a "lifetime coach," Pat focuses on building long-term trusting relationships with top leaders and their companies, helping them to successfully align their priorities and maximize their potential.