Episode #24-Kristen Ulmer- Author- The Art of Fear
Kristen is a thought leader, master facilitator and fear/anxiety expert who radically challenges existing norms around the subject of this deeply misunderstood emotion. Her education on this subject comes from practical, real- world experience, starting with being a mogul specialist on the US Ski Team. Kristen then became more notoriously recognized as being the best female big mountain extreme skier in the world, a status she kept for 12 years.
Known for big cliff jumps and you-fall-you die descents, she became sponsored by the likes of Red Bull, Ralph Lauren, and Nikon, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame September of 2019. Her mastery of other danger sports including paragliding, ice and rock climbing, kiteboarding, adventure mountain biking, and flying trapeze also gained her the outdoor industry vote as most extreme “fearless” woman athlete in North America, beating all danger-sports stars, not just skiers.
She wrote one of the best books that I have read addressing Fear and Anxiety, the title of the book is The Art of Fear, Why Conquering Fear Doesn't Work and What To Do Instead
What we discussed:
1. How do and why did you become a fear and anxiety expert?
2. Her teaching tool that she has developed is called Shift: The Game of 10,000 Wisdoms, tell us about that
3. In your book you talk a lot about becoming friends with Fear- that is a very interesting concept
Check out the book here: The Art of Fear