Author(s): Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Sarah Robb O'Hagan believed she was destined to be a champion. Trying her hand at sports, music, and theater she learned she wasn't a natural superstar. Yet she wanted to have impact, to make a difference. But how? After a few early successes, a number of epic failures, plenty of self-reflection, and myriad conversations with high performers, Sarah found greatness and turned her passion into a career. Making her way up the corporate ladder to become an executive at Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox - as well as a wife, mother, and endurance athlete - she picked up a thing or two about what separates stars from the rest of the pack. Yes, talent matters. So does a strong work ethic. But even more so, superstars learn when to stand out and when to fall in line. They know how to make the most of their unique strengths, when to buck convention, and how to pivot off of failures, get over their weaknesses, and reach new levels of success. In every challenging situation, personal or professional, individuals face the pressure to conform to the accepted norms. But doing so comes with heavy costs: passions are stifled, talents are ignored, and opportunities are squelched.
The other, far 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. You'll achieve more if you're willing to step up - and out - of line. Inspiring, surprising, and practical, Extreme You is her training programme for becoming the best version of yourself.
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
Sarah Robb O'Hagan has received numerous high-profile awards and recognition in the areas of sports, leadership, innovation, and creativity including 'Most Creative People in Business' from Fast Company (2012), top 40 Under 40 lists, including Sports Business Journal (2009, 2011, and 2012) and Forbes magazine's 'Most Powerful Women in Sports'. In 2014 Sarah was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Trust Award for outstanding leadership.