“Dinos track star Zelinka caps inaugural Canada West Hall of Fame class”

CALGARY SUN, Feb 19, 2020 EDMONTON — Arguably the most complete student-athlete ever to represent the University of Calgary, track and field star Jessica Zelinka had a decorated career for the Dinos from 2002-07. On Tuesday, the two-time Olympian became the 100th inductee in the inaugural Canada West Hall of Fame class, as the conference capped the 2019-20 induction season and the celebration of 100 years of university sport in… Read More »“Dinos track star Zelinka caps inaugural Canada West Hall of Fame class”

Make Some Noise for Mental Health- Campaign

I was honoured to be invited as 1 of 3 guest speakers at their final evening event, which ended in a fun and rejuvenating group yoga session of 200+ Trojans. I spoke on ideas around self compassion, as the new resiliency for athletes to take accountability and rebound quicker from setbacks in a way that connects them to something larger than themselves.     The Trojans Student-Athletes at SAIT (Southern… Read More »Make Some Noise for Mental Health- Campaign

“The Seven Summits Of Heptathlon”- Leave Your Mark, Podcast

This episode features former heptathlete, Jessica Zelinka.  Jessica is one of Canada’s most successful heptathletes. Her personal best score in the Heptathlon is 6599.  She was a gold medalist in the 2007 Pan American Games, and she won Silver medals at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Jessica qualified for her first Olympic games in 2008 where she placed 4th overall. She became a mother in 2009 giving birth to her… Read More »“The Seven Summits Of Heptathlon”- Leave Your Mark, Podcast

Mending the Gap, Article

Advice to my 12-year-old self: “…to Trust the Process; that committing to the day-to-day habits to the best of my abilities is more than enough to get me to where I needed to go” 👉 Read full article …

Christian Bosse Podcast Interview, Part Two

Double Olympian Jessica Zelinka outlines in this second part of the interview, why she believes in habits, and how the right habits can change your behavior and brings you closer to your goal. Why it is important to do things in alignment with yourself, and the importance of intentional practice and intentional communication. Furthermore. we discuss • Her success habits 00:00:08 • Her morning routine 00:07:27 • How to prepare… Read More »Christian Bosse Podcast Interview, Part Two

Christian Bosse Podcast Interview, Part One

Jessica Zelinka, double Olympian shares her story of how she was not selected for her first Olympic Games, how she had her breakthrough by qualifying for her second Olympic Games, after having a baby. How she fell into a depression because she was torn apart physically and mentally, and how she recovered from it. Furthermore. we discuss • Why she wants to find innovative ways to address unmet needs in… Read More »Christian Bosse Podcast Interview, Part One


As published in “BehindEveryAthlete.com” September 12, 2019 As a kid, I never thought about the Olympics. I thought about going to the library and taking out a “how-to” book on self-coaching for track and field, along with a pile of crummy joke books to add to my joke collection. I thought about jumping over curbside garbage pails on the way home from school to practice hurdling just because I wanted… Read More »PARADIGM SHIFT

The Journey of an Olympian

Tale Me About It Episode 9 gets into the mind of an Olympic athlete. Jessica Zelinka is a Canadian heptathlete and 100 m hurdler. She’s a 2 time Olympian and has competed throughout the years winning many many awards and medals. Throughout the episode we talk about the struggles she’s faced, her training, competing after giving birth, identity, doping in the industry & much more. Listen to Podcast

Spartans Summer Camp, Calgary July 2019

Athletes will be introduced to running, jumping and throwing in a fun and game-filled environment. Program designed by 2X Olympian and coach, Jessica Zelinka. The Spartans summer camp program is for athletes between 8 to 13 years of age, and will run for 5 session July 22-26th. More info: http://www.calgaryspartans.com/programs/summer-camp/

Sport Hub Provider

Contract coach through Athletics Alberta for a City of Calgary initiative called Sport Hub. Expert sport coaches implement in-school and after school programs to allow students to have the opportunity to be a part of an inclusive, affordable, and accessible sporting programs. More info at: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Research-and-development/Sport-Hub.aspx?redirect=/sporthub