Ep165 – How To Build Mental Toughness with Lauren Vermillion (US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist and Scrum Master)
MEET LAUREN VERMILLION
Lauren Vermillion has a passion for leadership, learning, taking on challenges, and helping others. As a young athlete, she was always driven to succeed. After years of failure, she overcame obstacles and setbacks to achieve her life-long goal becoming a US Figure Skating double gold medalist. It was through this ultimate test of character, motivation, and faith that she learned how to harness the will to succeed, control her thoughts and mindset, and to never give up on her dreams.
While in pursuit of her figure skating goals she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she started the competitive figure skating team. Later she went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As a driven, analytical thinker, she made a career pivot to become a Scrum Master.
Lauren attributes her success to having great coaching and mentorship in all areas of her life. She is never one to rest on her laurels and enjoys new experiences and challenges, whether that be in figure skating, business, or her career. She is passionate about paying it forward, starting non-profits, her family, traveling, hiking, and photography. She firmly believes in being intentional and living life to the fullest. As she likes to say, “You only have one shot, so go for it”.