Lindsay is a coach, author, speaker, and lifelong athlete. She is an Olympic gold medalist, a three-time World Champion, five-time World Cup medalist, and a National Rowing Hall of Fame inductee.
Lindsay lives in Florida, where she daily seeks to mentor, inspire, and improve the lives of others by sharing her knowledge of health and wellness along with her journey of self-discovery from ultimate defeat, to Olympic gold.
Think of any sport, and Lindsay played it growing up. She was a driven athlete, good student, and happy teenager. But when she went to college, everything changed. She quit basketball, gained weight, and skipped classes. Her drive was gone.
After a sleepless night and fateful turn of events, Lindsay made the decision to become her best self. She discovered rowing, and the sport became her outlet for transformation.
In just one year she became an NCAA Division-I All-American; in four, she broke a world record and won her first World Championship.
Within six years, Lindsay won Olympic gold.
In Better Great Than Never, Lindsay shows you how to seize your full potential by removing self-imposed limitations. She demonstrates how to embrace every step, good and bad, to find greatness.
For Lindsay, life isn’t about winning. As long as you learn throughout your journey, you can never lose.
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Being based in Miami Beach Florida
Working in Ocean Rescue
Being an athlete and an educator
Dreaming about the Olympics…
Being very sporty from a young age and playing a whole variety of different sports
Graduating from high school at 17
Going to the University of Virginia
Stumbling across rowing in her junior year at rowing
Not feeling confident at playing sports at college level
Being tall at school and feeling awkward while growing up
Falling in love with rowing
Why there is always something that you can be improving in
What motivates Lindsay
How sports psychologists played a role in her rowing
Learning from every opportunity
Being self reflective and being intrinsically motivated
What does it take to achieve at these high levels
What training was involved
Her first day or rowing practice
Learning to be accountable to ourselves, our equipment and to one another
Why sleep was the most important thing
Wiring a book about her story and being able to reflect back on her journey
Staying injury free for 7.5 years
Removing as much stress as possible
Keeping detailed training logs
Sleeping for 10 hrs a night and taking naps during the day
Starting rowing January 2002 and winning medals a few years later
Even through it was hard, it was fun
Knowing what her role was in the boat
Being the connector
The Beijing Olympic Games
Why it’s just another race
Go out and do what you do
Doing extra deep breathing to relax