Georgette Reed Oly, ChPC, MA, BA, CSCS, TSAC-F BTS

Olympian, Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Georgette ReedGeorgette Reed has had a keen interest in sport, fitness, health, and wellness all her life. A certified track and field and strength and conditioning coach, Georgette has 43 years of competitive experience under her belt in athletics, bobsleigh, swimming, and water polo. She now puts all of this knowledge and expertise to good use as the health and wellness coordinator for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and mental health first aid, psychological first aid, and R2MR (first responder) instructor and master trainer for the City of Edmonton.

During her athletic career, Georgette represented Canada in the Olympic Games, the World Athletics Championships, the World Bobsleigh Championships, the Pan American Games, the Commonwealth Games, and many other international events. As a competitor, she won 17 national titles (15 shot put and two discus titles). She is also an acclaimed inspirational speaker. As a mental health first aid instructor, she has experience teaching City of Edmonton employees to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.

Session: When You’re Taking Care of Others…Who is Taking Care of You?