Kelly Fitzsimmons, BComm’09
Kelly is one of Canada’s top modern pentathletes. After graduating with her BComm in 2009, she switched gears from academic competition to multi-sport training and competition.
As a top athlete, Kelly is a master scheduler. In order to balance her athletic and business lives, Kelly moved from the corporate world (she began her career at FGL Sports, and most recently worked with international agency Sapient Nitro) to pursue her own business as a freelance strategist for start-up clients. As social entrepreneur, she continues to volunteer with Enactus Canada (formerly ACE Calgary), a student organization dedicated to creating opportunity through entrepreneurial action.
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Combining her diverse business background and pentathlon training, Kelly finds a balance between her venture consulting work and six to seven days a week of training across five different sports.
Kelly is a completely self-funded amateur athlete who is on the nomination list for this year’s Pan Am Games in Toronto. Through her Art4Athletics campaign, Kelly paints and draws to help support her journey as a Canadian Athlete. Since attending her first World Cup in 2012, Kelly has represented Canada internationally at competitions such as the Hungarian Open Pentathlon, Swiss Open Pentathlon, New York Women’s Grand Prix Fencing, World Masters Swimming Championships and most recently, the 2014 Pentathlon World Championships in Warsaw, Poland.
You can follow her journey at www.kfitz.ca
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