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Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. (Hardcover)
As a child, Sarah Robb O’Hagan dreamed she could be a champion. Her early efforts failed to reveal a natural superstar, but she refused to settle for average. Through dramatic successes and epic fails, she studied how extraordinary people in sports, entertainment and business set and achieve extremely personal goals. Sarah became an executive at Virgin Atlantic and Nike, and despite being fired twice in her twenties, she went on to become the global president of Gatorade and of Equinox—as well as a wife, mother, and endurance athlete.
In every challenging situation, personal or professional, individuals face the pressure to play it safe and conform to the accepted norms. But doing so comes with heavy costs: passions stifled, talents ignored, and opportunities squelched. The bolder choice is to embrace what Sarah calls Extreme You: to confidently bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do.
Inspiring, surprising, and practical, Extreme You is her training program for becoming the best version of yourself.
About the Author
Sarah Robb O’Hagan is an executive, activist, and entrepreneur, and the founder of Extreme You, a movement to unleash high performance. As the global president of Gatorade, she led its reinvention and turnaround, and she is the former president of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Named one of Forbes’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” she has also held leadership positions at Nike and Virgin Atlantic Airways. She is now the CEO of the fitness company Flywheel Sports. A sought-after expert on innovation, brand reinvention, health, fitness, and inspiring human performance, Sarah lives with her family in New York.
Sarah doesn’t just sit at the table-she stands on it. She’s full of inspiring advice about how to bounce back from failures, speak your truth, embrace your quirks, and have a lot more fun along the way.
— Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.Org
Every once in awhile, you need someone standing by your shoulder, inspiring you, cheering you on, pushing you to go further. Sarah might be just the coach you’re looking for.
— Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
Extreme You is a wildly entertaining read that manages to impart of host of valuable lessons along the way. Sarah Robb O’Hagan’s personality jumps off the page, bringing you into her life as she teaches you how to improve yours. Sign me up as an Extremer!
— Anne Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business, CEO of New America
My favorite thing about Sarah is that she’s normal. She’s one of us. She has good days and bad days. She has self-doubt. She proves to us that if she can do it, so than the rest of us.
— Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why
Sarah Robb O’Hagan proves that fortune doesn’t favor the wallflower. She hit the big leagues of corporate America with hunger and hard work and will show you how you can do it too.
— Sophia Amoruso, author of #GirlBoss
Sarah Robb O’Hagan draws on her own life experiences and those of other ‘Extremers’to show you how you can find success by becoming your best you. There’s no one else who can develop the potential greatness that lies inside you. But, as she explains, moderation won’t cut it. The key is to go extreme!
— Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive
Everywhere we turn these days, we are offered instant gratification, but that’s not what brings out the greatness inside. To be our best, we need the commitment and the courage Sarah Robb O’Hagan shows us how to tap in Extreme You.
— Billie Jean King, Social Justice Pioneer and 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
I’ve seen Sarah dazzle audiences with her extreme creativity, candor, and zest. I’m thrilled that at long last, those rare and infectious qualities are available in writing. She’s a badass of the highest order and her book is full of bold ideas to energize you to become one too.
— Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals