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

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
  • 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
  • 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 fail it later.  You can’t fear it.”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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

Prior to Nike she worked at Atari Interactive, Virgin Atlantic
Airways, Virgin Megastores and Air New Zealand.

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