Athlete. World Traveler. Snowboarder. Olympic Gold Medalist. Adventurer. Explorer. Yogi. Kiter. Surfer. Austrian. Maui lover.
I grew up in the most eastern part of Austria where there no mountains; no skiing, no snowboarding, just lots of wineries. Many people were quick to point out why a gold medal in snowboarding could never happen. But ONE feeling drove me forward. PASSION.
Set goals that scare you and excite you at the same time.
Being on the edge of a cliff with my snowboard in Alaska, standing in the start gate at the 2014 Olympic finals and letting go… that’s what I call flying – a deep inner trust to let go; to let go of everything and just BE in the moment.
That’s how I won Olympic Gold – the first ever gold medal in snowboarding for Austria; the first ever gold medal for my home state in any sport.
Gripping stories are the result of personal setbacks, relationships, as well as the striving along an uncertain path towards a goal. This is, and always will be, what inspires and motivate me. Sometimes you cry sometimes you fly. But most importantly SHINE. 😀
Keep it simple. Keep it honest. Keep it real.
Now I am taking my skills into yoga, mental coaching, finishing my MBA in coaching and training and my new adventure dream is hiking a 8000m mountain and snowboarding down 😛 I love to teach, travel, to inspire and to get inspired. To share thoughts, mountains and waves.
- If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
- Set goals that scare you and excite you at the same time.
- Keep it simple. Keep it honest. Keep it real.