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Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 185 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 $293.

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 $37
/ person
Fri, 23 Oct
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (EDT)
$37 per person
$37 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EDT)
$44 per person
$44 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$37 per person
$37 per person

Meet your host, Deena

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 185 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 185 reviews.

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!
Jessica
October 2020
Deena hosted a private session for our team and it was a fantastic experience. She did a great job making all of us feel welcome and shared many personal insights along with techniques we could apply to our own situation. Very inspirational and highly recommended!
Deena hosted a private session for our team and it was a fantastic experience. She did a great job making all of us feel welcome and shared many personal insights along with techni…
Karen
October 2020
Thank you for spending the time sharing your wisdom! I truly appreciate the specific ideas on how to bring gratefulness into my everyday life.
Emily
October 2020
Introduced to positive thinking psychology and how to apply it to my own life. Loved hearing Deena’s strength through her stories and it’s so clear that her attitude has gotten her so far and makes me feel like mine can get me places too!
Noel
October 2020
Deena's presentation was very personal and you feel like you are seeing the real Mom and Olympic runner. Very genuine as well as valuable.
Cassie
September 2020
Deena shared great insight on her experience of being an Olympian and runner. She was so positive, the conversation flowed, and the hour went by way too fast! Definitely recommend this to anyone, but especially if you need some positivity in your life. :)
Deena shared great insight on her experience of being an Olympian and runner. She was so positive, the conversation flowed, and the hour went by way too fast! Definitely recommend…

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Fri, 23 Oct
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (EDT)
    $37 per person
  • Sat, 31 Oct
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EDT)
    $44 per person
  • Sat, 31 Oct
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $37 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.