Little did I know this simple hobby of beading would turn out to be one powerful leadership tool on finding common ground, building cohesive teams, and developing trust and credibility with others. The golden beads that awaited me in this tiny, rural, community would also become the symbol of The Warmi Project many years later…
We’ve chosen the best roads, incredible climbs, beautiful views and epic trails for you to explore and train on. Aligning leadership strategies with physical activity and nutrition will help unlock the you you’ve been waiting for! The BBS Experience Park City is a one-of-a-kind offering where Brave women will leave Bolder, armed with valuable information to become Stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally and ready to tackle your biggest life goals. This unique weekend experience is designed for women to break through, thrive, and lead by example…
We use triathlon as a tool to motivate, inspire, and strengthen our leadership skills; ultimately we tap into the best version of ourselves. What we learn on the race course we apply in our personal and professional lives.
How's your metaphoric mountain climb going? We are a few months into 2018, you may find yourself right on path or may find that that your momentum and excitement has dipped. The success of moving from goal-setting to goal-getting is to pause, self-assess, and alter your goals if needed, versus waiting until the end of the year to realize you didn't hit your targets. Read on...
To commemorate International Women's Day, I share with you our story on how the power of belief, teamwork and solidarity, propelled a small group of women (WARMIS) up their mountain path, breaking trail, breaking barriers and celebrating women worldwide.
These women have inspired me to create The Warmi Way; a manifesto of ten characteristics on how successful women navigate the world. My hope is The Warmi Way will inspire you to recognize these same traits in yourself and you will walk bold and brave lead positive change, because... the world needs more women like you in charge.
Radiate the W!
How would you feel one year from now if you were to achieve your top goals? If you were standing on top of that summit? Would you feel brave? Would you feel bold? Would you feel unstoppable? Would you feel more confident in your ability? What results would you get from reaching your goals?
It's that time of year, as 2017 comes to an end, we are celebrating, we are processing, we turned the page, we remained stuck, we have crushed our goals, we have missed our targets. We sealed the deal, we have unfinished business, we stumbled to the finish line, we finished strong.
As we take steps to crush our fear, the inner critic is an indicator that we are expanding our comfort zone. That when self-doubt shows up, it’s because we aren’t just sitting back doing the same ole, same ole, if anything that voice gets stronger as we are trying something new or that you long to do: new personal goals, new career, new relationships, any big transition, parenting, racing an Ironman!
Sinchi smiles through his eyes and when in contact with other people, his smiling eyes are contagious and lights others up.
I share with you how some of the simplest techniques that we may take for granted could turn out to be our greatest contributions...
Lights out. I toss and turn, thinking how it has taken a village to get me to the start line. I have had great support from family, friends, work colleagues, coach Katie, my incredible husband, Daniel, the girls from my cycling team, all the friends and long training rides; yup, it takes a village to get me to tomorrow' start line,. But that village won't get me to the finish, it will take ‘just me’ to cross that finish line- fight.
The ‘fear of missing out’ or FOMO is a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent. Social media posts around adventure, travel, dreams coming true, goals being crushed; our FOMO can outweigh enjoying the simple victory of being exactly where we are in the moment. Read on to learn how I lived in a constant state of FOMO until I met ten little girls who taught me about YOLO: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.
Many people who join the Peace Corps think they will change the world and find out that the world is there to change them even more. Staying open to letting the world change us even as we try to do good, is a powerful and universally important message. In general, I think we all had or have a vision for her/his life that doesn't exactly pan out. Even if we come close to the mark of who we thought we'd be, life throws us curve balls. It felt like the girls and women I worked with understood this already.
I had the opportunity to be at the start/finish line of stage 3 of the US Pro Challenge women's race in Golden, Colorado a couple of weeks ago. It was exhilirating to see the women's criterium race and the intensity and speed that each additional lap brought. Coryn Rivera, an American racing cyclist who competes for the UnitedHealthcare Women’s team sprinted to the final stage win as the incredible Kristin Armstrong took the overall in the first Women's USA Pro Challenge. As I watched Coryn cross the finish line I was in awe of her strength, confidence, and courage crossing that finish line.
I trek the long dirt-winding road gasping for air at 10,000 feet elevation. This road, located in the northern lush green Andes Mountains of Ecuador, leads to the rural school where I am assigned to work as a Peace Corps Volunteer for the next two years of my life. As I gasp for a breath, I go into deep thought about what is waiting for me at the end of this path and I repeat to myself, remember why you started. Although I think I am ready to take the world by storm I will soon find out that the universe has other plans for me…
I tear open the letter that I had been anxiously awaiting for. “Welcome the Peace Corps; as you prepare for your service commitment, we ask that you pack no more than two bags for the twenty-seven month volunteer assignment.” I quickly skimmed the letter hoping there would be guidance on how to pack all of my hopes and dreams into just two bags, as well. The excitement and adrenaline rushes through me as well as the ‘oh no, this is about to get real feeling” that caused me jolt of worry; Can I do this? Am I good enough? Will I be able to learn another language? Will I be able to contribute? What the heck did I know? What could I teach? What do I know at 24 years old? Will my future community want a refund or want to return me because I know absolutely nothing! Will I ever be the same?
I share with you my post-race report of the Boulder Ironman (IM) that I raced in August 2014. I had an incredible journey and learned more about my mental and physical capabilities as well as the power of “community." I learned what I “can” do versus what “I cannot" and that the mind is so powerful and when our physical capabilities are tapped out, that a positive mind will carry you forward. That I can run with my soul, when my feet are tired.
About 20 years ago, I wrote every day for over 2 years. I wrote on damp and dusty old notebooks using a crappy pencil. I wrote when I was happy, I wrote when I was confused, I wrote when I was sad, I wrote when I was angry, and I wrote when I was excited. I wrote when I had nothing to write about and when I was homesick.