Episode 4 - 2-time Olympic Snowboarder Arielle Gold

Arielle Gold has just come off a silver medal at the Winter X Games in Aspen, CO where she had the run of her life and just narrowly missed the gold by only 1 point.  Now she’s competing at her 2nd Winter Olympics.  In this episode, we dig into an experience that many of us have or will face at some point in our lives, how fear has the ability to bury our passions without us even knowing it.  And we get to a point where we start to question if we should still be going after our dreams.  The good news is Arielle has reconnected with her fire and reclaimed positive momentum in a major way.  And now we get to learn the tools and techniques she used to come out on the other side.  Have a listen and then cheer Arielle on as she competes in the Olympic halfpipe finals on February 12th at 6pm MT.

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Episode 3 - 1st-time Olympic Skier Alex Ferreira

If there’s ever a time to peak in an athlete’s career, it’s right before the Olympics.  And that’s exactly what professional freestyle skier, and Aspen native, Alex Ferreira, has been doing on the contest circuit the past year.  This year, Alex easily qualified for his first US Olympic Team in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  He’s only 23 years old and in his talk he quotes Theodore Roosevelt and Warren Buffet.  He talks about a really important concept that most of us need reminding of: that sometimes when we’ve been grinding away on perfecting our craft, what can be the most beneficial to growth and acceleration is not more discipline, but actually taking a step away in order to explore, be spontaneous and reconnect to the source passion that fueled us in the first place.  Watch Alex compete in ski halfpipe finals on February 22nd.  

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Episode 2 - Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe Coach Ricky Bower

Olympic Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler sits down with her long-time coach and great friend Ricky Bower.  Ricky’s the head coach of the men and women’s US Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe Team.  This will be Ricky’s 4th Olympics, he’s a ripping skateboarder, the 1999 Snowboarding World Champion, and it’s Ricky who’s responsible for getting Gretchen to learn a crippler; the trick that she became most known for in her career.  In their conversation they discuss reactions from others when you follow your heart, tapping into the zone, how communication is everything when it comes to breakthroughs, and the secret to winning on the world’s largest stage in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Watch him on February 13th and 14th as he coaches the world’s best snowboarders from the top of the halfpipe.

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Episode 1 - 5-time Olympic Snowboarder Kelly Clark

In this podcast, Olympic Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler has a candid conversation with one of her best friends and biggest halfpipe rivals, 5-Time Olympic Snowboarder Kelly Clark.  Their conversation covers a wide range of topics and is a deep dive into Kelly’s biggest life lessons learned; from the massive high of winning an Olympic gold medal at the young age of 18 to one of the lowest points in her life that led her on a path of discovery and a new-found faith that helped her get snowboarding back.  Watch Kelly go for gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 13th.

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The Art of Living Extraordinarily Teaser

Olympic Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is launching her new podcast in February in celebration of the Olympic Spirit.  Which is why for the first month, she hones in on the incredible stories of Olympians.  Within each conversation are practical takeaways that we can all use in our everyday lives.  These first episodes are sure to leave you with tools and inspiration for living extraordinarily!  

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The Art of Living Extraordinarily Trailer

The Art Of Living Extraordinarily distills the journey of a trail blazer.  A trail blazer is a pioneer; an innovator.  Trail blazers are those who help show us what’s possible.  What’s unique about these individuals is that they do not follow convention.  They risk everything for a dream no one else can see.  But this path is not for the faint of heart, which is why Olympic Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler has created this podcast.  By interviewing trailblazers from all walks of life, from athletes to entrepreneurs, musicians, artists and more, she hopes to show that the path to following your heart looks different for everyone.  And yet within the diversity of these stories are common themes.  Themes that are applicable to us all.  By sharing these conversations, she hopes that the listener feels more equipped with tools, inspired and empowered to go out and create their own extraordinary life!  

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