Winter Sports Enthusiasts

Let it snow!

This week, we celebrate snowboarders and skiers from Ontario, Zurich, Maine and California. Erich, Shirley, Merlin and Hilary love the outdoors, specifically in the winter when they can hit the slopes. Read on to dive into each of their stories.

Erich Meier, whose photo heads off this post, comes to us from Zurich Switzerland. Erich is a systems engineer who enjoys skiing, hiking, running, traveling and spending time with friends.

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One Powerful Analyst’s Secret To Understanding People

An ultra-marathon runner and analytical genius, Leslie Zednai isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Leslie is fascinated by people. Specifically, what motivates people to act (or not to act), authenticity, and the biases we form as we grow. Leslie’s career began in Oceanography, where she traveled the oceans of the world on a constant adventure, but she still felt that something was missing.

Now, Leslie works as an analyst, synthesizing data sets to help marketing teams make decisions. Her trick? An ambidextrous brain that allows her to merge her creative and analytical sides.

Read on to learn more about Leslie’s brain, how and why she started ultra-marathon running, and why she thinks it’s important to form groups and socialize with friends regularly. 

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The Athletes: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks include a highly talented group of athletes. From marathon runners to professional beach volleyball players, this week’s Staff Picks excel at a range of sports. Outside of athletics, these Staff Picks write their own blogs, are public speakers, and promote social good.

Greg Keller whose photo heads off this post is a cyclist, father of two, and self-proclaimed software nerd. Greg lives in Boulder, Colorado and writes the blog Mud and Cowbells where he tracks his races and reflects on his experiences.

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