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Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
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Olympic experience hosted by Deena

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
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
    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.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Deena can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

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 $25
/ person
Wed, Dec 16
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Deena

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 227 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 227 reviews.

Jenna And Matt
December 2020
This experience is definitely an hour well spent. Not only does Deena provide several useful strategies that can quickly be applied to your daily life, she is a great storyteller and listener! It is so easy for folks to get wrapped up in the day-to-day and lost in their own thoughts. Deena’s strategies provide you an opportunity to pause, reflect, and get that mojo going. Thanks again!
This experience is definitely an hour well spent. Not only does Deena provide several useful strategies that can quickly be applied to your daily life, she is a great storyteller a…
Kathryn
December 2020
Deena was amazing! She was so relatable and makes you feel like everyone has that unique character trait in them that can make anything seem possible. The exercises were fun and it was great learning from my co-workers. Very inspirational during these times when you need it most!
Deena was amazing! She was so relatable and makes you feel like everyone has that unique character trait in them that can make anything seem possible. The exercises were fun and it…
Danielle
November 2020
I really enjoyed this experience. Deena Kastor gives a great talk and is just as inspirational in person as she is in her book. I am going to try to incorporate the exercises into my everyday life!
Robert
November 2020
Highly recommended. Deena explains the 'tools' of optimism she uses to be the best person she can be, and to enjoy life to the fullest. A fun and friendly hour of learning.
Bill
November 2020
Deena is an amazing woman and a pretty good runner. She shares her life on the road and at home, and in the process allows you to see how gratitude begets optimism in everyday life.
Stephanie
November 2020
My team and I enjoyed the topic of optimism and positivity especially related to the current environment of 2020. I loved it so much I hope we can make this type of activity a regular event for our team. We learned about Airbnb experiences from our HR consultant and there is a treasure trove of activities on there, this being one of them. Highly recommend Deena, for your team and even for a present for your family. Deena gives great insight and perspective and does it in a way that I found to be compelling. She is a warm person that is noticeable & transparent even on the video call & has innate talent of being a great story teller I found her style to be engaging and impressionable (hosting a group of people!) and allowed us to ask her questions - she gives excellent feedback too. To this day her words stay with me and I use them when I need to work through a challenge. If you are curious to know I recommend you book her and find out for yourself. Thank you Deena for your experiences and sharing it with my team. Regards, Stephanie
My team and I enjoyed the topic of optimism and positivity especially related to the current environment of 2020. I loved it so much I hope we can make this type of activity a reg…

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  • Wed, Dec 16
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $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.