Aerial skier and Olympic Champion Lydia Lassila knows a thing or two about how to manage and control fear.
The Gold Medalist from the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010, she became the first woman in history to land a highly technical jump that included a quadruple twist.
From her early days as a gymnastic to life as a mother of 2 who is currently training to compete in her 5th Olympic Games, we talk about the importance of being open-minded to opportunities and following your curiosity and intrigue (the part of you that says “that sounds cool, I’d love to try that), how to manage and control fear, how to deflect the fear others are experiencing and how you prepare to do something never before achieved by a woman.
How do you use your fear and self-doubt to get the best out of your yourself? That's the question we explore in our interview with Siri Lindley who was 2x-ranked the #1 triathlete in the world and the 2002 ITU World Champion in 2002. Since retiring, Siri has gone onto have an extraordinarily successful career as a coach and is regarded as one of the best triathlon coaches in the world.
Even if you aren't interested in triathlon, I have no doubt you'll gain a lot from Siri's heart-centred approach training, racing and life.
The author of Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly, in her book and this interview Siri talks openly about her struggles with self-doubt as an athlete and how recognising and challenging your fears is the key to getting the best out of yourself. And once you hear the story of her first triathlon, I think you’ll agree that nothing is impossible with self-belief, passion and hard work.
A new weekly podcast that will share inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from professional athletes, everyday women undertaking epic adventures to successful women from all walks of life (business and the arts). We will dive deep into real, honest and open conversations about the realities of fear, self-doubt, courage, bravery and how you still get shit done and chase your dreams when all you want to do is hide.