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Creating Comebacks through Adversity with Adventure Racer, Firefighter, and World Record Holder Robyn Benincasa

Episode Summary

Robyn Benincasa is an expert on leadership and team building. Her expertise comes not as a result of classroom education or a lucrative corporate career, but through decades of extreme challenges and relying on teamwork.

Episode Notes

Robyn Benincasa is an expert on leadership and team building. Her expertise comes not as a result of classroom education or a lucrative corporate career, but through decades of extreme challenges and relying on teamwork. 

She was part of America's first all- female fire crew, and has spent years battling blazes alongside a team. She's completed numerous adventure races around the world. From the jungles of Borneo to remote locations in Tibet, there are few places Robyn has not conquered. But just when she was at her peak, Robyn collapsed in a race. A crushing diagnosis followed, effectively ending Robyn's way of life.

Rather than accept the diagnosis as an end to challenges, Robyn accepted it as a new challenge. She went on to earn a new world record and launch a non-profit to help other Survivors of medical or emotional trauma make a comeback in life. Project Athena adopts Robyn's expertise in endurance racing, teamwork, and, resilience to guide others through their challenges. 

Listen in as Robyn shares her stories of training with Mark Burnett and former Navy SEALS, how being fired opened up opportunity, her lessons on teamwork, and how Project Athena provides opportunities for people to change their entire life trajectories. 

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