Sprinting to Success

Sprinting to Success

Esmie Lawrence is an Olympian, a success coach, and the host of Sprinting To Success podcast. This weekly show features women who talk about how they manage challenges, fear, limiting beliefs, and learned to step into their potential and their greatness.


April 17, 2021 29 min

In this Episode, Esmie and Pam discuss:

  • Pam's positivity, resilience, becoming an author and other things she's proud of.
  • Challenges through childhood such as a dysfunctional family that scared her, facing emotional abuse, a mentally ill person in the household, along seeing abuse and addiction around her.
  • Her athletic journey of being a runner.
  • The time she got hit by a car and survived.
  • How she empowers women online as an exer...
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    In this Episode, Esmie and Jen Discuss:

  • Struggles Jen faced growing up. (Being a female over 6 feet tall, bigger than peers, an eating disorder and accepting herself,)
  • Jen's Adulthood and the struggles. (Alcohol addiction, going to jail, hospital visit and learning self-love)
  • How Jen overcame her struggles and discovered her passion. (Self- acceptance, exercise, affirmations, helping others)
  • Loving herself enough to change her life...
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    In this Episode, Esmie and Alka Discuss:

  • Challenges Alka faced as a child with being bullied, fitting in, weight loss and other physical concerns.
  • Overcoming childhood challenges as a teen by working out.
  • Struggles during adult life (bonding with family, entrepreneurship, client retention
  • How Alka makes herself feel good with affirmations and her passion for dancing.
  • Gaining confidence by doing your best at things you love.
  • Her passion f...
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    March 27, 2021 27 min

    In this Episode, Esmie and Bruce Discuss:

  • Challenges Bruce face as a child. (Living in the inner city, single-parent home, an environment with violence and addiction and people burning down their property for insurance money)
  • The risky adventures children take part in. (playing in abandoned buildings, stealing
  • The time when Bruce joined a gang as a teen, started a riot, set classes on fire, got into fights and being the class clown
  • Bru...
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    In the Episode Esmie, Ruth and Robert Verbree discuss:

  • Challenges that Ruth faced. (Body image, stress and helping Robert through tough times)
  • Challenges Robert faced (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, being shy, not being good at sports, thoughts of suicide, depression)
  • Challenges with their baby's health and moving often.
  • How Ruth overcame issues with body image. (Loving words from her father, a Wellness business inspired by her is...
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    In this Episode Esmie and Rachel Discuss:

  • Rachel's journey through receiving her Ph.D. (Being an undergrad in biomedical science and dealing with rare blood abnormalities, teaching swimming and the struggle of being away from family)
  • Details about Rachel's research on leaky vessels while attending Nottingham University.
  • Rachel did not recover well enough from pneumonia and could not swim for three years.
  • How athletes can become...
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    In this episode, Esmie and Jim Canterucci discuss:

  • What it was like for Jim to grow up in an Italian town as a child.
  • How Jim was forced to quit running because he tore his anterior cruciate ligament?
  • Jim's biggest challenge of adulthood, growing a business.
  • How Jim's job experience and his first business helped him succeed in growing his second business?
  • Jim's explanation on growing your business with personal brilliance.
  • Ke...

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    February 27, 2021 27 min

    In this episode, Esmie and Jon  discuss:

  • Jon struggled with being shy as a child.
  • The struggle Jon faces with living in the present moment and the struggle of keeping an audience entertained.
  • How purpose and passion led Jon to become an Entrepreneur. 
  • Jon’s tips on how to have a great stage performance with visual punctuation, being natural, making a unique connection, and the right way to share important pointers with your audience
  • How...
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    In this episode, Esmie and Mark discuss:

  • Challenges Mark faced growing up, such as a perforated abdomen that almost killed him, growing up with a depressing background and suffering from depression.
  • Mark's most significant accomplishment in life (dropping out of medical school twice and finishing and preventing others from committing suicide).
  • How to know when someone is depressed (Their behaviour changes, they want to be alone, ...
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    In this episode, Esmie and Perry Maughmer discuss:

  • How Perry learned to become self-sufficient at a young age.
  • He took care of his sister with cerebral palsy and growing up in a small town. 
  • Challenges of his adulthood: Job stability, fitting in, and showing empathy.
  • The qualities of a good leader: Humility, emotional awareness, stewardship, showing others love and care.
  • Challenges leaders must overcome: difficult conversations, contro...
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    February 6, 2021 37 min

    In this episode Esmie and Mark discuss:

  • Mark's mom saved him from a near-death experience as a child.
  • He did not know enough about business when he started his business.
  • Mark interviews his customers to develop new business.
  • How to have a happy organizational culture?
  • Avoid stress by doing work you love.
  • Keep employees happy because they determine the organizational culture of your business.
  • Key Takeaways:

  • Following your gut can be ...
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    January 30, 2021 34 min
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    In this episode, Esmie and Lisa discuss:

  • Challenges of adulthood.
  • Growing up without riches
  • How to have engaged employees and avoid having a toxic work environment?
  • Tips on staying happy when you encounter toxic people.
  • How to treat toxic people
  • Key Takeaways:
  • Never forget who you truly are. In life, it is important to know what is meant for your abilities so that precious time is not wasted.
  • Never settle for a toxic relationship. It is a...
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    January 16, 2021 34 min

    In this episode, Esmie and Kerry discuss:

  • How to get rid of shyness
  • Body Language Basics
  • Tips to entrepreneurs
  • How important it is to do the things that you are passionate about
  • Biggest Struggles / Challenges: Having low self-esteem and being bullied
  • Key Takeaways:

  • Encouraging people helps build their self-esteem, and they will learn how to take rejection.
  • Life is too short. Make sure to follow your passion and do the things that ignite...
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    In this episode Esmie and  Gina discuss:

  • Being different and how to handle criticisms?
  • Spiritual DNA and different things a person’s body to plug them into the information of who they are.
  • .Finding joy and happiness and staying in action.
  • The biggest struggle: Not being understood and at the same time not being taken seriously.
  • Key Takeaways:

  • Take the risks and always look at life from a different perspective and you’ll find joy in it...
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    January 2, 2021 25 min

    In this episode Esmie and Teresa discuss:

    - Religion, Relationship to God and Faith 

    - Being bullied and scared because of being different

    - Passions and finding the true meaning and your purpose in life

    - How to live a soul centred life and how to relieve stress

    - The biggest struggle: Wanting to do something different but scared of what other people might say or think 

    Key Takeaways:

    - Put God first and trust Him and everything w...

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    December 26, 2020 33 min

    In this episode Esmie and Diana discuss:

  • The effects of bullying on people
  • Aging and how to stay young and healthy
  • The importance of self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-love
  • How to manage and relieve stress
  • Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t need validation from other people; learn to love, accept and be proud of who you are
  • Enjoy life while you still can and do the things that your heart truly desires
  • It is beneficial to have a healthy mind an...
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    December 19, 2020 31 min

    Esmie and Eva Discuss:

  • Different health issues and career change.
  • Self-care, alternative medicines and the things that our body truly needs.
  • How important it is to have a positive mentality and mindset.
  • A journey to success and how to rebuild your life. 
  • From a person with a very active lifestyle to a person who experiences different kinds of pain that not even ten doctors know what the real problem is.
  • Biggest struggle: How to listen a...
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    In this episode Esmie and Susan discuss:

  • A person's journey and purpose in life.
  • The importance of healing, self-worth and self-acceptance.
  • How to change someone's perspective and understanding your power as an individual.
  • The struggles most people go through.
  • How to overcome trauma such as suicidal ideation, sexual assault, doubts and fears.
  • Key Takeaways:

  • Self-worth is one of the foundations of life.
  • No matter what struggles o...
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    December 5, 2020 30 min

    Marian was raped at five years old by someone she knew. She was lonely and could not connect emotionally with her family. Marian developed jealousy patterns and did not want anybody to succeed. She became a school teacher and a midwife, but emptiness followed her. Marian felt that she was a drowning person. Her family did not know how to help her. She finally cried out to God and finally found people to help her. Marian connected w...

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