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Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 191 reviews.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
    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
    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!
From $25
/ person
Sat, Oct 31
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
$30 per person
$30 per person
Sat, Oct 31
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person
Tue, Nov 10
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Deena

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 191 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 191 reviews.

Kristopher
October 2020
Deena is an amazing person, which goes well beyond her athletic ability. The positivity she promotes is something she truly lives everyday of our life. She provided the tools to succeed in cultivating positivity for those who participated in the experience. Would recommend
Deena is an amazing person, which goes well beyond her athletic ability. The positivity she promotes is something she truly lives everyday of our life. She provided the tools to su…
Monique
October 2020
Deena was wonderful! Sharing her personal experiences greatly helped illustrate the methods and strategies she discussed and made everything feel both approachable and easily customizable to my own life. This was an excellent way to recalibrate on finding and enhancing optimism during a uniquely challenging time. Thank you, Deena!
Deena was wonderful! Sharing her personal experiences greatly helped illustrate the methods and strategies she discussed and made everything feel both approachable and easily custo…
Jamie
October 2020
What a great hour of my day! This session was insightful, uplifting, and action-oriented! Highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for connection, a different perspective, or just some light in their lives! Thank you, Deena!
Jeff
October 2020Private booking
Deena is full of heart and sincerity and did a wonderful job with our group. She did an amazing job relating her experience and success as an elite athlete in a way that didn't diminish us "normal people" and gave us inspiration on how to apply some of the tools that she has used in our own lives. I highly recommend getting a group of friends or co-workers together and booking a session.
Deena is full of heart and sincerity and did a wonderful job with our group. She did an amazing job relating her experience and success as an elite athlete in a way that didn't dim…
Yangbo
October 2020Private booking
We booked Deena's experience as a team event. Deena shared inspiring stories from her life as an accomplished athlete and Olympic medalist. She also guided us through exercises to cultivate optimism. The lessons and advices are especially valuable in the age of pandemic. It's a hour well spent.
We booked Deena's experience as a team event. Deena shared inspiring stories from her life as an accomplished athlete and Olympic medalist. She also guided us through exercises to…
Leilei
October 2020
Deena is super passionate. She shared a lot personal stories and the insights from them. Also, I feel resonate when she introduce the tips about how to choose to boost positivity daily. Thank you Deena for sharing your positivity with us!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Sat, Oct 31
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    $30 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Tue, Nov 10
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    $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.