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Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

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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 for a private group
    Deena can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $277.

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 $35
/ person
Tue, 1 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
$35 per person
$35 per person
Wed, 2 Dec
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$35 per person
$35 per person
Wed, 16 Dec
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Deena

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 222 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 222 reviews.

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.
Breonna
November 2020
What an engaging and energizing talk to have during times like these. Deena had the team at the edge of their seat and they have already asked if she could come back for more!!
Allison
November 2020
Deena spoke to our organization for an event and it was amazing! Very timely with what a lot of people are needing right now: optimism, gratitude, and a shift in perspective. She had lots of amazing stories to share that really aided in the explanation of the principles and topics discussed. Would 100% recommend for any group or organization!
Deena spoke to our organization for an event and it was amazing! Very timely with what a lot of people are needing right now: optimism, gratitude, and a shift in perspective. She h…
Kate
November 2020
Deena was a great presenter. She is very personable and brought a ton of value to everyone listening. Very happy with my experience.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Tue, 1 Dec
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
    $35 per person
  • Wed, 2 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Wed, 16 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $35 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.