What you'll do
From wherever I happen to be in the world, I'll host you, friends, family, your team, or bookclub in this unique discussion about the power of positivity. We can discuss my book and the strategies you can also use to 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! Join me for this personal or team-building experience. Let's get together and lift each other to a personal best, to our potential, and ultimately to our happiness.
Try something new together
Try something new together
- Thoughtful hosts
Get to know hosts who share their expertise and a window to their world.
- Small group activities
Meet people from all over the world while learning something new together.
- Simple and global
Join easily and participate from home without a lot of prep.
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.
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!
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.
"I live at 8,000 feet above sea level in the mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, California. Throughout the year, we ski, snowshoe, paddleboard, fish, hike, run, and canoe. Even though I’ve lived here for 20 years, it still feels like an adventure. I am thrilled to host you from my mountain home and would love to hear about where you are from."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Deena will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $279.
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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. Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. As a runner, you'd assume I…
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