Episode 122: Sarah Robb O’Hagan – EXTREME YOU: Unlocking Your Potential

Executive, activist and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” Sarah is an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands, but if you ask Sarah, she’ll say she’s in business to help individuals and teams achieve their potential.

Sarah was born in New Zealand – the first country in the world to give women the vote and home to the first man to climb Mt Everest. The pioneering spirit of her country cultivated Sarah’s drive and imagination for “what’s possible” enabling her to found a movement she currently leads called “Extreme Living” – helping individuals, teams and businesses unlock their potential by discovering their own uniquely exploitable traits. Her book EXTREMEYOU will be published by HarperCollins in 2017. (From CAASpeakers.com)

Episode 122: Sarah Robb O’Hagan – EXTREME YOU: Unlocking Your Potential

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“Don’t worry about making the right decision, worry about making the decision right.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Curiosity and humility leads to sustained excellence
  • How to build a career that builds upon itself
  • How to be persistent when going for a job you really want
  • What it was like to work for Nike, Virgin, Gatorade, Equinox, and now as an entrepreneur
  • ExtremeYOU – Building the platform and writing the book
  • What Sarah learned from getting fired – The embarrassing moment when she had to pack her box and leave
  • Resilience is key
  • The importance of mentors – How they can fast track your career
  • The biggest mistake young leaders/managers make
  • Expect your team to be extraordinary – Watch them live up to your expectations
  • The reason for leaving massive jobs to start her own company
  • The best piece of advice she ever received and how Sarah implements it
  • Being a learning leader to Sarah – “I love it!”

 “If you don’t experience failure early, then you begin to fear it later.  You can’t fear it.”

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Bio From Fortune.com

Sarah Robb O’Hagan is the founder and Chief Extremer at EXTREMEYOU which is a a content platform of inspirational and educational articles, as well as programs, tools, workshops and experiences for ALL Extremers of ALL levels who have the guts and drive to achieve their potential and want to learn how to get it done.” Prior to that she was the President of Equinox — the world’s premier fitness lifestyle company, comprising the Equinox, Soul Cycle, Blink Fitness and Pure Yoga brands.

Before earning the role of leading Equinox, she was the President of Gatorade. During her tenure, the Gatorade brand was returned to healthy growth and succeeded in evolving into sports nutrition with successful launches of the G Series platform in the USA, Latin America, UK and Australia.

Robb O’Hagan joined Gatorade after nearly six years at Nike where she held marketing and general management roles. She was a member of the team that launched Nike Plus in collaboration with Apple.