Step up. Stand out. Kick ass. Repeat.
By Sarah Robb O'Hagan
The former president of Gatorade and Equinox shares lessons from highly accomplished 'Extremers' from all walks of life, including business, sports, and entertainment, to help you learn to stand out in your life and career, be the boldest version of yourself, and reach your true potential.
'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
As a child, Sarah Robb O'Hagan felt destined to become a champion, but her early efforts at sport, music and theatre failed to reveal a natural superstar. Unwilling to settle for average, she learned through a series of dramatic successes and epic failures to follow her own path to success.
Sarah climbed the corporate ladder at Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Gatorade and Equinox - also becoming a wife, mother and endurance athlete - and though in her twenties she was fired twice, in her thirties she led the turnaround of a $5 billion sports drink business. Her approach has stemmed from personal experience and inspiration from the band of highly accomplished 'Extremers' that she has met along the way: entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, TV personalities, an Olympic champion downhill skier, a former secretary of state, and even a world-famous tattoo artist. These Extremers helped her recognise that success doesn't come from conforming, hiding weaknesses or reaching some pre-planned destination. The bolder choice is to embrace Extreme You: to bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do, and to bring out the Extreme in the people and the culture around you.
Inspiring, practical and funny, Extreme You is Sarah's training programme for developing the drive, originality and fierce attitude to become the best version of you.
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.
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11 Apr 2017
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Every once in a while, 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 a 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 and CEO of New America
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
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 can the rest of us. — Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why
There's no one else who can develop the potential greatness that lies inside you. But, as Sarah Robb O'Hagan explains, moderation won't cut it. The key is to go extreme! — Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive
To be our best, we need the commitment and the courage Sarah Robb O'Hagan shows us how to tap into in Extreme You. — Billie Jean King, social justice pioneer and 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
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