Feb 19, 2022
David Arsenault is the Founder and Executive Director of the Champions for Life Foundation. This is a Charity, passionate about helping children live healthy active lifestyles, and assisting communities in need.
With over 30 years of experience in the field of physical activity and athletics, David is also a former International athlete in Taekwondo, a professional trainer and a visionary change-maker. David is a happy husband and proud father who has devoted his life’s work to teaching children how to move to the best of their abilities. His personal journey is guided by his love for movement and sharing his passion with others.
In this podcast episode, David starts by sharing what inspired to become an international level athlete and how Taekwondo came into his life. When David’s athletic career came to an end, he became a professional trainer and worked with many aspiring progressional athletes. David speaks about his experience working with NHL superstars such as Vincent Lecavalier and Matthew Lombardi. He then talks about what separates a good athlete from a great athlete.
Over the last decade, David has evolved into a social entrepreneur. His mission is to help children develop physical literacy. He explains what led to the bird of Champions for Life and why this organization is so close to his heart. David shares what motivated him to take the steps that he has taken to realize the innovation/social entrepreneurial accomplishments he has attained. In addition, he talks about the barriers that he’s had to overcome both personally and professionally.
David provides recommendations for fostering more creativity, innovation, or entrepreneurship in schools, society and organizations. He believes that his efforts are contributing to social, economic, cultural, or environmental health and well-being. Lastly, David provides his definition of greatness and what it means to him.
Host: Ben Mumme
Guest: David Arsenault
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