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Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympian experience hosted by Deena

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 20 people
Private groups available for up to 500.

What you'll do

From my home in Mammoth Lakes, California, I'll host you, friends, family, your team, or bookclub in this unique storytelling hour about the power of positivity. I will discuss my Olympic experiences, and share powerful strategies so that you can reach your potential. You don't have to be an athlete to benefit from positive thinking. Cultivating a more optimistic perspective works for you no matter your profession or passion. Optimism can take you to unimaginable heights. In our hour together, I'll share how it lifted me, with anecdotal stories, exercises, and (fun) homework!

This experience is great for families or team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Want a date and time not listed? Send me a message and I'll accommodate if I can. Together, we can spread the good.

Let's connect, and allow me to lift you to a personal best, to your potential, and ultimately to your happiness.
From my home in Mammoth Lakes, California, I'll host you, friends, family, your team, or bookclub in this unique storytelling hour about the power of positivity. I will discuss my Olympic experiences, and share powerful strategies so that you can reach your potential. You don't have to be an athlete to benefit from positive thinking. Cultivating a more optimistic perspective works for you no matter your profession or passion. Optimism can take yo…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Deena can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $200.

What to bring

  • Paper/Journal & pen
  • An open mind
  • optional: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
  • Grab your favorite beverage!

Meet your host, Deena

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 342 Reviews
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For more than 20 years as a professional athlete, I’ve worked as much on my mental fitness as I have my physical fitness. Doing so allowed me the honor of holding every American record in running distances between 5K and the marathon, and representing the United States on 19 national teams. I'm an Olympic medalist, the American record holder in the marathon, and winner of the London and Chicago marathons.

A couple of years ago, I decided to write about the mental evolution of my career in the book, Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way To Victory. It became a New York Times Bestseller.

Since its release, I continue to run and race, but find great joy in motivational speaking and connecting with others who want to explore the fitness of their greatest asset—their mind.

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For more than 20 years as a professional athlete, I’ve worked as much on my mental fitness as I have my physical fitness. Doing so allowed me the honor of holding every American record in running distances between 5K and the marathon, and representing the United States on 19 national teams. I'm an Olympic medalist, the American record holder in the marathon, and winner of the London and Chicago marathons.

A couple of years ago, I decided to write about the mental evolution of my care…
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Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 342 reviews.

Ali
July 2021
My company and I attended Deena's session and loved it! I will definitely pass her along to all my friends and family to attend her experience!
Casi
July 2021
Deena hosted a small group for our work team activity. She was extremely engaging and offered wonderful insights into the power of positive thinking. We all enjoyed the time.
Stine
July 2021
I’m a big fan of Deena’s book and this webinar capped of my experience with new stories and perspectives. She included activities for participants and everybody had a great experience.
Lisa
June 2021
Great team building event! Deena shares her stories and experiences and gives you some tools and exercises that you can take with you!
Neil
June 2021
This was a very unique experience. We really appreciated hearing about Deena's journey and how she's incorporated the power of positive thinking in her daily life and competitive life.
Irene
June 2021
This was a wonderful experience, Deena is an excellent storyteller and speaker and the hour flew by. She provided concrete and manageable steps to take towards the goal of increasing gratitude and optimism, and I’m looking forward to giving them a try!
This was a wonderful experience, Deena is an excellent storyteller and speaker and the hour flew by. She provided concrete and manageable steps to take towards the goal of increasi…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.