Natalya Wallin is an endurance athlete with an amazing work career. Natalya just finished a 100-mile ultramarathon in Moab, Utah. We talk about setting hard goals, remaining tenacious when faced with adversity, the ups and downs of ultrarunning and the parallels between endurance races and pursuing an MBA.
Natalya talks about her time at the White House, meeting the Obamas and working for the US Department of State and the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. She is currently consulting for the apparel action forum in London and serving as interim Chief Strategy Officer. The forum brings together industry leaders and CEOs at St. James's Palace to identify solutions to address supply chain risks, including forced labor and promote sustainable practices in the apparel industry.
Natalya is a complete bada$$ with inspiring wisdom to share. This episode provides great motivation for anyone looking to tackle really hard challenges, and we open up about our difficulties raising kids while working full-time and pursuing and MBA.
(1:19) Traveling to over 30 countries and favorite locations.
(7:15) 100-mile ultramarathon in Moab, Utah.
(11:14) The highs and lows of ultra-running.
(17:30) The parallels between pursuing and MBA and ultra-running.
(24:20) Interning at the White House.
(28:44) Working for the US Department of State & preventing human trafficking.
(44:11) Advice for working parents pursuing an MBA.
(51:12) Rapid fire questions.