Tough Girl Podcast
About This Show
The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU!
I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.
Please check out the Tough Girl Challenges website - www.toughgirlchallenges.com and follow on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL.
Most Recent Episode
Tough Girl - Justine Curgenven - Sea Kayaker & One of the Top Living Explorers in the UK!
5 days ago
Justine lives in Wales, is 35 years old and started kayaking 12 years ago with a local canoe club. When she was at university Justine loved team sports and represented England in hockey, only discovering walking, mountain biking and kayaking when she left university. She started a career in television at about the same time she discovered kayaking, and she soon gave up her job to pursue sea kayaking adventures and film them to make a living. Following her passion, was challenging and difficult for the first four years - people refused to believe that sea kayaking could be exciting! Justine soon changed their minds once they saw her movies. Justine is an avid and accomplished sea kayaker and has explored many of the world’s best paddling spots - New Zealand, Newfoundland, Norway, Tasmania, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Alaska, California...the list goes on! Show notes How she discovered the outdoors and fell in love with the mountain The challenges she faced of wanting to follow her passion Why it did come down to luck and her determination How she came to make her first sea kayaking video Remembering the important first steps and why she learnt to ask for what she wanted Why its important to share your goals and why you need to give 100% to your goals The expeditions that have stood out for Justine and why she kept upping the challenge after every adventure. Taking on the Aleutian Islands, “the birth place of the winds” with Sarah Outen Why she decided to say yes the adventure and why for her attitude is more important than skill Being told the crossings they wanted to do were impossible! (It wasn’t!) Being prepared to give it a go and being prepared to work hard and to wait for the weather 5 months for the planning and training Dealing with the long crossings and how she keeps on going The addictive feeling from from being on an adventure Dealing with the fear and worry in your head Mental tricks she uses while out Kayaking What she’s learnt from making mistakes Dealing with fear and how she turns it into action Futu
Rated 5 out of
I can't even...
This girl is a massive inspiration! As another professional working to improve confidence and self-esteem in women and girls, it's great to listen to these amazing stories and get some great content to share. Keep up the great work, this is truly awesome stuff!
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of
It's my show - SO I LOVE IT!!!! But honestly...
It is an awesome podcast. I interview women who have done some amazing challenges, I spoken with and got top tips from, runners, swimmer, explores, women who have climbed mountains and rowed oceans. If you need some inspiration listen to this podcast!
Date published: 2015-09-17