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Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympic experience hosted by Deena

60 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 20 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

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 100 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
  • 309 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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/ person
Fri, May 14
$25 per person
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
This time is popular
$25 per person
Wed, May 19
$25 per person
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$25 per person
Thu, May 20
$25 per person
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
This time is popular
$25 per person
Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 309 reviews.

Tasha
May 2021
Deena's experience is so informative. I really wondered how much I could learn about optimism. More than I imagined. Deena has a really great, inviting, welcoming personality and I love how she made it really comfortable for people who wanted to interact to do so.
Deena's experience is so informative. I really wondered how much I could learn about optimism. More than I imagined. Deena has a really great, inviting, welcoming personality and…
Lori
May 2021
Deena Kastor is an amazingly positive person whose unique story just bubbles out of her in uplifting and entertaining ways. This is not my first experience with hearing Deena so I knew she would be fantastic.
Christine
May 2021
Deena Kastor's book, Let Your Mind Run is one of my all-time favorite books on running, positive psychology and harness the power of our mind. So when I saw this experience I was incredibly excited to participate. I enjoyed the storytelling from Deena's personal experiences and the activities and exercises she had us do to harness our minds and work on our optimism. Wonderful opportunity!
Deena Kastor's book, Let Your Mind Run is one of my all-time favorite books on running, positive psychology and harness the power of our mind. So when I saw this experience I was i…
Julie
May 2021
Loved Deena's Cultivating Optimism talk. I signed up a few weeks ago when I was feeling a bit down and I'm so glad I did. The experience was very interactive and she was so personable. Deena's real, raw and authentic stories and suggestions backed by science, made it a very inspiring and motivating experience. Ready to tackle new goals and adventures using her tips and positive vibes. We Got This!!!
Loved Deena's Cultivating Optimism talk. I signed up a few weeks ago when I was feeling a bit down and I'm so glad I did. The experience was very interactive and she was so perso…
Michelle
May 2021
I’ve struggled with staying optimistic during difficult times in my life. Deena’s book Let Your Mind Run was such a great tool to help reshape my thinking. This virtual experience was such a fun way to drive a little deeper and get additional tips and tricks when it comes to staying optimistic. It was also a cool way to interact with a marathon legend! I highly recommend it!
I’ve struggled with staying optimistic during difficult times in my life. Deena’s book Let Your Mind Run was such a great tool to help reshape my thinking. This virtual experience…
Grazia
April 2021
Great work team building and person building experience. Highly recommend. Deena is kind and very inspiring. Her optimism "hacks" can be utilized in any situation to results in better outcomes. Do this experience!

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4 available
  • Fri, May 14
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $25 per person
  • Wed, May 19
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Thu, May 20
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $25 per person
  • Sat, Jun 12
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $25 per person

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.