Geoff Ward


Geoff Ward is a professional hockey coach. Prior to embarking on a coaching career, he was a physical education and science teacher. Geoff’s interest in leadership, team dynamics, and culture building led him and his team, the Boston Bruins, to work with High 5 in 2010. He was so impressed with the effectiveness of the team-building program that he subsequently engaged High 5 in each of his next three coaching assignments winning two championships – the Stanley Cup in 2011 with the Bruins and the DEL Championship with the Adler Mannheim in 2015. Geoff has said many times that the High 5 experience was a key factor in team success and winning and was instrumental in building high-functioning teams. He earned a BA in Physical Education from Western University in 1985 and a Bachelor of Education degree from Western University in 1986. Geoff and his family reside in Lexington, MA. industry where anyone can experience, thrive, and lead in the out of doors no matter their circumstances, and has a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities. She has served and inspired organizations in the creation of actionable systems aligned with creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces. She is a frequent writer for industry publications like Adventure Park Insider and Ski Area Magazine, and has given talks on DEI & Social Justice on international platforms. Outside of her endeavor to bridge the gap between racial and ethnic diversity in the outdoors and social justice, Rachel can be found searching for magical creatures in the woods with her daughter and German Shepherd.