Life is full of challenges and the attitude you choose to meet these challenges with determines whether you “dive” or “thrive”. Through a journey of 5 Olympics I learned valuable skills that have helped me become an Olympic Champion, return to elite competition after the birth of my son and now battle cancer.
As an Olympian, active mom and now a cancer fighter, I have experienced both the highs and lows of tackling challenges and pursuing excellence at the highest level. I believe this gives me the ability to speak with confidence on topics related to business, sport and active lifestyles along the lines of perseverance, goal setting, time management and team building.
I really enjoy sharing the lessons I’ve learned with groups of all shapes and sizes and would love to speak with your group. Please click here to inquire about my availability.
“I appreciated the guest speakers – especially Kikkan Randall – for their insight and motivation. Kikkan’s story is one I will never forget and the sheer gratitude she has for any and everything in life, especially when things don’t always go as planned, was truly an inspiration to reflect on.” – Michael Martin COO Northrim Bank
I like to motivate people. Whether it’s encouraging others to chase their dreams or to live a healthier lifestyle I can share tips and tricks for breaking down big challenges into manageable steps.
I have always believed that I could be at my best when I helped those around me be at their best. During my ski career we went from no US women’s ski team in 2006 to Olympic medal favorites in 2014 and 2018. Along the way we cultivated a supportive and cohesive team environment that inspired not only the US ski community but we became a model for other World Cup teams.
It took me five Olympic Games and 18 Olympic starts to finally win that allusive first gold medal for the US Ski team in cross-country skiing. Over the course of 20 years I experienced many setbacks from a blood clot in 2008, to Olympic failure in 2014 to a stress fracture in my foot just months before the 2018 Games. The journey to success is a rollercoaster of ups and downs and it took perseverance to finally reach that top step of the Olympic podium.