From Fear to Fire- on Risk with Doug Lewis

From Fear to Fire- on Risk with Doug Lewis

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and Host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about the risk required in following a career filled with fear and great reward.

This week’s theme: Risk

Born and raised on the slopes of Vermont, Doug Lewis started skiing at age 2. Doug is a 1984 & 1988 US Olympian competing in the Downhill Event and won the Bronze Medal at the 1985 World Ski Championships – the first ever Medal for an American male in Downhill.

He is also married for 27 years to his Wife Kelley – also a World Cup ski racer.

Since 2008, Doug works as the Alpine Analyst for NBC Sports and owns ELITEAM Fitness Camps – inspiring young athletes to push their limits.

Today, Doug is actively involved in every level of the ski industry as a broadcaster, TV host, ski celebrity, motivational speaker, product consultant, spokesperson, journalist, coach and trainer.

During the Winter season, Doug is a broadcast analyst for NBC Universal Sports.

Two things Doug loves? Big air and pushing his limits! Since retiring, Doug has…

  • Won the longest Airtime award during the Legend’s Downhill, jumping 178 feet in the middle of a race.
  • Out-jumped 20 Olympians in Battery Park in New York City off a 60-foot ski jump.
  • Won the inaugural Spartan Death Race in 2007 in just over 13 hours.
  • Skied the 1992, 1994, and 2002 Olympic Downhill courses with a video camera strapped to his back for TV.

In the Summer and Fall, Doug, along with his wife Kelley, runs ELITEAM Conditioning Camps in Vermont. ELITEAM focuses on educating young athletes on the importance of Sports Physiology, Sports Psychology, and Sports Nutrition. ELITEAM also offers Corporate and Group Team-Building, Leadership, and Risk-Taking programs.


Find out more about ELITEAM HERE.


Quote of the day: “What is life without a little risk?” ~ Sirius Black in Harry Potter, The Order of the Phoenix


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