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Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 133 reviews.Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
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Olympic experience hosted by Deena

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

From my home in Mammoth Lakes, California, I'll host you, friends, family, your team, or bookclub in this unique discussion about the power of positivity. We will discuss my olympic experiences and work through 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. I'll share how it lifted me, with anecdotal stories, exercises, and (fun) homework!

This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Want a date and time not listed? Send me a message.

Let's get together and lift each other to a personal best, to our potential, and ultimately to our happiness.
From my home in Mammoth Lakes, California, I'll host you, friends, family, your team, or bookclub in this unique discussion about the power of positivity. We will discuss my olympic experiences and work through 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 unim…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a 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
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Deena will host a private group for up to 100 guests starting 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!
From $20
/ person
Thu, Aug 20
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
This time is popular
$20 per person
$20 per person
Wed, Aug 26
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Join 1 other guest
$25 per person
$25 per person
Fri, Aug 28
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Join 1 other guest
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Deena

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 133 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 4.97 out of 5 from 133 reviews.

Jennifer
August 2020
A really enjoyable hour with Deena! She did an amazing job using personal stories (both running and non-running related) to demonstrate the power of optimism in her life. The experience was interactive and she did a great job balancing a diverse group of participants. Time and money well spent!
A really enjoyable hour with Deena! She did an amazing job using personal stories (both running and non-running related) to demonstrate the power of optimism in her life. The exp…
Edgar
August 2020
I work for the Wounded Warrior Project, and this was absolutely wonderful. Deena was awesome, insightful, engaging, and my whole group thoroughly enjoyed it. Her storytelling is great, and an it was very cool to get to see an Olympic medal. This is a positive experience and you will leave with some very valuable tools and insight.
I work for the Wounded Warrior Project, and this was absolutely wonderful. Deena was awesome, insightful, engaging, and my whole group thoroughly enjoyed it. Her storytelling is gr…
Gina
August 2020
I have been a fan of Deena's since I became a runner 10 years ago. Women's voices are critical in sports, and I found her stories relevant and inspiring. Being part of the running community means stepping up to cheer, encourage, and share achievements. She is the real deal!
I have been a fan of Deena's since I became a runner 10 years ago. Women's voices are critical in sports, and I found her stories relevant and inspiring. Being part of the running…
Sari
August 2020
Deena did a great job! I felt like she really connected with all of us and it was a cool experience to get a personal experience with an Olympic record breaker! Wow!
Paula
August 2020
The session with Deena was wonderful. I was so excited to attend this session. Deena was so welcoming and thoughtful and made the session really enjoyable and fun.
Rebecca
August 2020
Deena is real and genuinely cares about spreading optimism. She is personal and understanding and is honest about her ups and downs. Excellent experience.

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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.