“If we defined success by gold medals and winning hockey games what a shortsighted view of what this journey can all be about.” – Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson

“We gained our confidence from our preparation and doing something every single day to make sure we were at our best and knowing we put the work in.” – Monique Lamoureux-Morando

The Olympic Gold Medalists on Daring to Dream and Fighting for Equity. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando share their incredible journey from starting hockey at the age of 2 1/2 to winning six world championships and three Olympic medals (including a gold medal in 2018 in the Winter Olympics in South Korea). They continued to face barriers and unequal treatment and so the twins, their team, lawyers, supporters, and many others took on USA Hockey to fight for gender equity and to pave the road for future female hockey players in the US and around the world. This is an inspiring story of what’s possible and you don’t need to be a hockey player to appreciate the magnitude of what was accomplished. This was a battle for gender equity. So much to learn from these amazing women about what it takes to dream big, set goals, and make change. All of the show notes can be found at While on my site, I’d like to invite you to join our community to receive more inspiration and tips to love yourself and your life. Look forward to connecting!


  1. More about their childhood and how each of their parents instilled in them the desire to dream big. 
  2. How they learned the importance of sticking with things. 
  3. How they realized from a young age that they had to work harder than the boys at hockey.  There weren’t any girls teams at the time they were playing and had been on the ice from the age of 2 ½ along with their 4 older brothers. 
  4. They share the story of how when they hit puberty, team members (all boys) and the parents would be hard on them and didn’t want them on the team.
  5. They realized their dream of being on the Olympic team but share the turning point in their journey when they realize they had a greater mission for gender equality.
  6. The differences between how the girls and women’s teams were treated and compensated in comparison to the boys and mens teams.
  7. “One group, one voice, unbreakable.”  What we can learn from this quote in their book about how we can make change in our lives.
  8. Jocelyne answers a couple of fan questions from girl hockey players.
  9. Jocelyne’s daily self-care routine.
  10. Navigating loss of confidence and where it actually comes from.
  11. How visualization was a critical part of their preparation and much more!


  1. Be intentional 
  2. Be mindful.  Take time to recognize the people around you.  Ask, “Am I being a good friend, spouse and helping others?”
  3. Take time for yourself – “It’s hard to be our best selves if we are constantly giving to everyone else.”  Find 10-15 minutes each day to be with yourself.



“Twins Monique Lamoureux-Morando and
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson started playing
ice hockey with their four older brothers and their
friends on a frozen pond next to their home in
North Dakota. There were no girls hockey teams,
but no problem; they just played on boys teams.

As their careers skyrocketed to the world stage where
they won six world championships and three Olympic
medals (including a gold medal in 2018 in the Winter
Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea), they continued
to face barriers and unequal treatment. But they did
not allow roadblocks and discrimination to deter them
from taking on their governing body, USA Hockey,
in an epic battle for more equal treatment. They and
their teammates threatened to boycott the 2017 World
Championships, risking their ability to compete in
the 2018 Olympics, unless their gender equity issues
were addressed. The success of Monique, Jocelyne,
and their team thrust them into the center of the
struggle for gender equity, for women in hockey and
in sports in general, as well as in society at large.

Dare to Make History is the story of the courageous and
talented Lamoureux twins, who weren’t willing to accept
anything less than being treated as equals. On their journey
to a gold medal in women’s ice hockey, they became role
models for generations to come.
This is not a hockey book. It is not a girls book. It is a book
about the importance of the fight for equity, particularly
gender equity. It is the inspirational story of how two young
women from a small town in North Dakota have dreamed
big—had the courage to take on huge battles—and in the
end how they have dared to make history.”

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