Jon-Lee is one of Canada's top inspirational and educational humorists, having assisted thousands of people in experiencing healthier, happier and more productive lives.
His seminars present a leading edge in personal and professional development that provides an atmosphere for accelerated learning. Jon-Lee is a committed professional who communicates through wisdom, intuition, compassion and humour ~ assisting people to be the best they can become.
Teacher, Awakener, Counselor, Coach, Parent, Self-Esteem & Self-Image Builder, Olympic Athlete, Writer, Film Maker, Seminar & Workshop Facilitator, Metaphorical Story Teller, Radio & Television Personality, Futurist, Paradigm Shifter and a Successful Entrepreneur!
Jon-Lee Kootnekoff comes from a culture of service and at 80 years young, he continues to make a significant difference wherever he goes.
Jon-Lee Kootnekoff is a man whose life is punctuated with outstanding achievement and success. A creative innovator and motivator with a Master's Degree in Education, he has taught and coached on all levels from elementary school to university for the past 45 years.
• Attended Mission High School in BC, helping win the BC High School Basketball Championships in 1954. He was awarded the BC High School All-Star three times and twice voted as Most Valuable Player in BC High School Basketball Tournaments.
• Played on and coached six Canadian Championship Basketball Teams.
• Played in the 1958 NCAA Final in Louisville, Kentucky.
• Was voted to the American College and Universities' 'Who's Who' for his achievements in academics and athletics.
• Played on the 1960 Canadian Olympic Basketball Team.
• Played in the 1985, 1989, 1998, and 2002 World Masters' Games in Toronto, Canada; Arhus, Denmark; Portland, USA; and Melbourne, Australia.
• Coached and taught at Simon Fraser University for 10 years
• Voted as one of Canada's 1000 most physically fit 75-and-over Canadians.
• Honorably inducted into the British Columbia (Canada) Sports Hall of Fame - Canadian National Basketball Senior 'A' Championships with Alberni Athletics 1955 and IGA Grocers 1966 and 1967
• Inducted into the BC Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 as an athlete and coach.
• Accomplished radio & television personality; film director, and writer of published book 'From Kooty with Love' and 'Papa, Please Tell Johnny You Love Him'.
Known across North America for his strong appeal, Jon-Lee fascinates his audiences with his exciting and controversial style. He uses humour, compassion, and a gently assertive style to present his creative lateral-thinking, timely and meaningful message.
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