Abby Wambach leads the pack | The World Cup champion on how to turn failure into fuel
Abby Wambach is a legend – the illustrious and internationally renowned G.O.A.T. of American soccer. The iconic striker and play-maker hailing from Rochester, NY is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup champion, and the long-time captain of the U.S. National Team. Leading the charge for the Red, White, and Blue for some 15 years – alongside Mia Hamm, Alex Morgan and everyone in between – Wambach led the USWNT to victory in the 2015 World Cup just before announcing her retirement from the sport of soccer. She is STILL the highest all-time international goal-scorer, with more goals than any other player in the game, male or female. Abby became an icon not only for her talents but also for her leadership and resilience. In this episode, she discusses her new book, WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game, in which she outlines the eight new rules of leadership. Abby is interviewed by Tony’s right arm, creative partner, and former ESPN writer, Mary Buckheit, who has covered Abby’s career through the decades.
The Wonder Woman who might save your life | Meet Martine Rothblatt, Sirius XM co-founder who now creates life-saving technologies
After co-founding SiriusXM Radio, Martine Rothblatt took a leap of faith when her youngest daughter developed a fatal lung illness with no available treatment. Determined to help her daughter, and with no formal background in science or biology, she created United Therapeutics, which developed a lifesaving molecule that not only saved her daughter, but tens of thousands of others in the process – proving that when your WHY is strong enough, you’ll find the HOW. In this exclusive interview with Tony Robbins at one of his business seminars, Martine shares how she has built her entire career on achieving the seemingly impossible, and also reveals her own process for turning visionary ideas into technology that changes lives.
Secrets of peak performance | What you can learn from Tony’s work with the best athletes and coaches in the world
Have you ever wondered how world-class athletes – the ones whose names will live throughout history, like Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, and Lebron James – get to where they are? Do they just show up and start shooting three point shots, or hitting 200 mile-an-hour serves? Certainly not. What about coaches? What are the secrets behind the massive success of legendary coaches like Pat Riley, John Wooden and Bill Belichick – who have more earned back-to-back championships and created sports team dynasties that last for decades, even with completely different kinds of players? Find out what Tony Robbins has learned from over 40 years of working closely with some of the best athletes and coaches of all time.
Becoming Michael Phelps | Tony talks to the greatest Olympian of all time about the art of the comeback, what it means to win, and the power of pushing through
Having won 28 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history. He has trained and competed at the highest levels of elite swimming, has broken world records, and forged a lifelong career unrivaled by any other. Even after he announced his retirement in 2012, he made a valiant comeback in 2016 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where he won five more gold medals to bring him up to a remarkable 23 first-place finishes. Today on the The Tony Robbins Podcast, you are about to hear from this legendary athlete, as he and Tony have a one-on-one interview at Tony’s private home, as part of a small event held for his Platinum Partners. You’ll hear Michael Phelps, who shares with the groups how he came to dominate the sport of swimming – and the setbacks he faced along the way. You’ll also hear from snowboarder Shaun White was also there, so you’ll hear a bit from him towards the end. (You can hear Shaun’s full interview right here on the podcast, a few episodes back). Michael has trained and competed in the swimming pool for the vast majority of his life. He made his Olympic debut at just 15 years old, and he spent the next 16 years mastering the sport through hard work and determination, intense focus, and an unwavering trust in his long-time coach, Bob Bowman. Touted as one of the greatest coach-athlete partnerships in the history of swimming, Michael opens up to Tony about his unbreakable relationship with Bob – who not only molded him into at supreme athlete, but who also played an essential role in his emotional upbringing. But not everything for Michael Phelps has been paved with gold, and his rise to the top was not without a series of well-publicized stumbles. In this interview, he opens up about his own struggle with depression, which affects over 40 million people in the U.S., and takes a particular toll on Olympic athletes who are on a biochemical high during the games, and afterwards, return home feeling empty and directionless. Now, Michael’s life is far different from what it once was. He’s a husband and father of two boys. He’s more patient. He spends time writing. He’s rekindling a relationship with his father. He’s not planning on another Olympic comeback – instead, he’s using his platform to help save lives through the Michael Phelps Foundation and his commitment to water safety and mental health programs and awareness. And as he shares with Tony, to him, that’s a comeback that’s bigger than winning an Olympic gold medal.
From home-business to billion-dollar fitness empire | Orangetheory Fitness’ meteoric rise to the top
Life-changing. Addicting. Intense. These are just a few words that have been used to describe Orangetheory – the fitness studio known for its science-backed, technology-tracked, coach-inspired workouts. The franchise has taken the world by storm – in just eight years, it has amassed a million members, expanded to over 1,100 locations around the world, and has crossed a threshold that very few businesses manage to reach: exceeding $1 billion in revenue in a single year. But what is it that fueled Orangetheory’s rise to the top of an industry that is so full of competition? In this episode of the peak performance season, we are bringing you to Business Mastery – where you have a front-row seat at the Masters of Disruption panel. At this panel, Tony spoke with Ellen Latham, the creator and co-founder of Orangetheory Fitness. You’ll also hear a bit from Danny Meyer, founder of Union Square Hospitality Group and creator of Shake Shack, as he participates in the panel, and even asks Ellen a question toward the end. As you'll soon find out, Ellen’s energy is boundless, and certainly infectious. And it was this very energy, in combination with her creativity, determination and pure grit, that got her through the most difficult time of her life – a time when she was laid off her job, out of work and a single mother to her 9-year old son. She tells Tony about her bulletproof mindset during that time, and the sports psychology technique she used to turn what could have been a massive break- down – into the massive break- through that led her to create Orangetheory fitness. Orangetheory offers heart rate-based workouts, built around the physiological concept of excess-post-exercise oxygen consumption, or E.P.O.C., where the body continues to burn calories at a higher rate even after the workout is over. But behind the science of Orangetheory is something far less measurable, but just as powerful: its raving fan culture. Ellen reveals to Tony how she and her partners have strategically built an army of fiercely loyal clients – and what they’ve done to scale this culture across the globe.