Welcome to Run This World with Nicole DeBoom – an inspirational podcast that features visionaries and people who are making change in the world. Nicole goes long-form as she interviews athletes, entrepreneurs, health & fitness experts, educators, people who have undergone life transformations or endured traumatic events. Every guest shares a nugget of wisdom at the end, so if you’re pressed for time, forward to the last ten minutes!
Happy New Year! It's 2017. Time to look forward, make plans and move your life in the direction you want it to go. I looked for some 2017 inspiration and found it in the form of my husband, Tim DeBoom, who retired from professional racing after 20 years and 2 Hawaii Ironman titles. He's in a different place now and it was fitting to interview him for this one as we just passed our 20 year anniversary too.
Meet Mike Glauser the ultimate entrepreneur. Mike knew early on that he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but instead of jumping in headfirst, he went to school to study entrepreneurship and found that while he learned a ton, he needed hands-on experience to test his book-smarts. This led to founding multiple businesses, teaching entrepreneurship at the university level and writing bestseller "Main Street Entrepreneur" after interviewing 100 entrepreneurs in 100 towns across America.
Meet Mirna Valerio of Fatgirlrunning. Years ago she was on the fast track to an early grave. Working two jobs, with a toddler in tow, not sleeping, not exercising and not taking care of herself finally took a toll. After a wake-up call on the Interstate, Mirna needed to hear some tough words from her doctor. Namely that she wouldn't be alive to watch her son grow up if she didn't make some big changes.
Meet Mirinda "Rinny" Carfrae. One of the best Ironman athletes of all time. She won the Hawaii Ironman in 2010, 2013 and 2014. She's been on the podium seven times. She toed the starting line eight times. The only time she didn't finish in the top three was when she was hit by a car during a training ride just days before the race in 2015. But she wasn't always an Ironman rockstar.
Alison Teal has been dubbed today's "Female Indiana Jones" by Time Magazine. She journeys into ancient cultures with her camera and a pink eco surfboard to uncover and share global secrets of survival, sustainability, health and happiness through her comedic and inspirational film series Alison's Adventures. Alison was catapulted into the public eye when she accepted the offer to do the Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid" show, garnering the highest survival rating and highest viewed episode ever. She has used this platform to continue pushing her agenda for awareness of environmental issues
Rachel Kodanaz experienced the unthinkable. At 31 years old, with a 2 year old daughter, she became a widow after her husband went out for an 8-mile run at lunch one day, had a heart arrhythmia, and never came home. She decided to do the Hawaii Ironman, her husband's bucket list item, as a way to honor his memory and hold him close to her through this time. Over the years, she has become an expert in helping others deal with loss and grief.
Dana D is one of the most brutally genuine people on this planet. She does everything hard; there is no half-assedery in her world. I met Dana many years ago when I knew her only as the Walnut-Cafe-Lady. I later came to know her as so much more. Dana recently came to Skirt Sports to speak about a topic important to her - love. Today she elaborates on that topic and her path to this place in her life.
Mary T Callahan is a powerhouse. She's the Executive Director of the Girls on the Run of Greater Houston chapter and has made it her life's work to help develop young girls into the strong, confident leaders they can become.