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!
When you first meet Sara Vaughn, you would never think she is one of the best runners in America. The 30 year old, mom of three, is small and unassuming. It's when she starts talking that you can feel her competitive drive and serious passion for running, family and life.
I met Justin while he was stocking shelves in our local Whole Foods Market. He built his brand from the bottom up, starting at farmer's markets, moving into natural foods and later diving into grocery channels. Justin openly shares his struggles and triumphs including his recent sale to Hormel Foods for almost $300 Million.
Frank Shorter is a true legend; a man of many talents. Olympic gold (and silver) medalist, Attorney, Founder of a clothing company (Frank Shorter Sports), Founder of the Bolder Boulder (one of the biggest 50,000+ runner events in the world), Founder of the Frank Shorter RACE4Kids, Author, Commentator. We sat in Erin Carson's office at RallySport for an hour while I picked his brain on many topics. Enjoy!
Shiz Gerami is an elegant, eloquent, and wise woman who is inspiring so many. Whether she realizes it or not, she is setting an example for other women that they can pursue their dreams, even when faced with barriers that seem impossible to break through.
Tricia Downing is a disabled athlete (or as she says, we could debate the fact that we all have disabilities for hours!). In September 2000, she was struck head-on by a car during a bike ride and paralyzed from the chest down. After a period of recovery, acceptance, and reframing her purpose in this world, Tricia has become a true hero to many.
The first word that came to mind when I met Jen Hanzlick was genuine. Add non-judgmental, humble, and full to the brim with vision for a better world. Her business, Clutter Trucker, a hoarding removal & clean-up service, helps people when they are at the lowest points in their lives.
Meet Jenny Hadfield, prolific running coach and mentor. Jenny is one of the most knowledgable, most down to earth, most REAL coaches in the world of running. Her mission is to help people learn how to train to improve performance, reach their goals more efficiently, and create a plan that works with the flow of their busy lifestyles.
Meet Robyn O'Brien - unintentional food activist. Over a decade ago, she watched her youngest child go through a severe food allergy and was suddenly thrust into the world of food allergy education. Her finance background set her up to be a natural fit in this world as she was able to both translate the data in this very confusing industry and relate it to everyday moms just like her.
Meet Gunhild Swanson, the oldest woman to ever finish the 100-mile Western States race. And finish she did - with 6 seconds to spare - in 2015, Gunhild gave everything she had to squeak across the line in 29 hours 59 minutes 54 seconds.
Meet Pam Burrus, founder of Moms Run This Town / She Runs This Town. I met Pam a couple years ago in a coffee shop in Chicago and we immediately hit it off. Let's just say we didn't need coffee to summon any energy! Pam is all about helping women find their happy place.