Beverly (Bev) Priestman

Leadership Expert & Head Coach, Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team

Hailing from small-town Consett, England, Beverly (Bev) Priestman grew up with a soccer ball at her feet. Bev adopted the hardworking reputation of her hometown, bringing that blue collar mentality to every team she has coached in her young career. The humble soccer ball would take her on to the world’s biggest stage, leading the Canadian Women’s National Team to Gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as the youngest coach at the tournament, just nine months after taking control of the program. 


Over the span of 15 years, soccer has brought Priestman to three continents, most recently returning to Canada from England where she helped England Lionesses achieve a 4th place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 as Assistant Head Coach. Previous to that Priestman was instrumental in the development and alignment of the Canadian Women’s National Team Program as well as a five year spell in New Zealand helping transform Football in that country.


Off the pitch, Bev enjoys spending time with her partner Emma Humphries, a former New Zealand international footballer, and their son Jack.


Building Gold Medal Teams


Beverly (Bev) Priestman is an unmatched voice in leadership. In this keynote, Bev shares the challenges and victories that shaped her into a great leader and gold medal coach — literally. Transform your team with Bev’s valuable lessons on collaboration and developing a winning mindset to create gold-medal results. 

What to expect

  • Redefine challenges with a winning mindset
  • Exceed personal and corporate expectations
  • Build a toolbox for team success