ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Cultivating Optimism with Deena Kastor

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympian experience hosted by Deena

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your Host live on Zoom.
Up to 20 people
Private groups available for up to 500.

What you'll do

From my home in Mammoth Lakes, California, I'll host you, friends, family, your team, or bookclub in this unique storytelling hour about the power of positivity. I will discuss my Olympic experiences, and share powerful 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. In our hour together, I'll share how it lifted me, with anecdotal stories, exercises, and (fun) homework!

This experience is great for families or team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Want a date and time not listed? Send me a message and I'll accommodate if I can. Together, we can spread the good.

Let's connect, and allow me to lift you to a personal best, to your potential, and ultimately to your happiness.
From my home in Mammoth Lakes, California, I'll host you, friends, family, your team, or bookclub in this unique storytelling hour about the power of positivity. I will discuss my Olympic experiences, and share powerful 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 yo…

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 500 guests. Private group rates start at ₹14,728.

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!

Meet your host, Deena

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 362 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 4.94 out of 5 from 362 reviews.

Nathaniel
September 2021
As an athlete & a runner, this was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had. It re-lit a fire in me & gave me inspiration that I needed in such a major way. It was informative, fun, motivating & all around great. Thank you so much Deena!
Meghan
September 2021
Deena was wonderful!! Such amazing story telling and her tips for optimism and positivity were great. I especially appreciated how she explained how optimism affected her life and running career with specific examples. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a boost of positivity in their day and increased motivation to grow their optimism.
Sara
August 2021
I'll admit I wasn't expecting too much from this presentation. Most optimism or self help presentations seem gimmicky, but Deena's presentation was excellent! She used her personal stories to make her point and share her tips and was able to do so in a way that left me inspired to continue the practice past her presentation. I would recommend this experience to anyone looking to enjoy life more or to "stop and smell the roses"!
Aaron
August 2021
Deena presented many personal stories about her journey with being optimistic. I didn't feel engaged with the dialogue- it felt more of a lecture than an experience.
Sandra
August 2021
It was awesome and inspiring for me. Positive thoughts do create feel good endorphins in our body because I have experienced this myself! Therefore, I will writing down three things I am thankfulfor everyday.
Tiffany
August 2021
Fantastic! Deena’s energy is contagious and her storytelling is so engaging. I loved the mix of impactful stories, life lessons and practical tips/exercises. Highly recommend 👍

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  • Tue, 5 Oct
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)
    Join 3 other guests
    ₹1,841 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.