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Episode 63: Teamwork driven leadership, Nascar-style, with Julia Landauer

No one can achieve any kind of greatness by themselves.”

– Julia Landauer

In this episode of The Pivotal Leader, Gina Trimarco interviewed Julia Landauer, a two-time championship winning NASCAR racer from New York City. With dozens of wins across different series, Julia has set records since she was 10 years old. Away from the track, Julia is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology and Society.

During college Julia was a contestant on season 26 of CBS’ reality TV show SURVIVOR. It was also in college that Julia started her motivational speaking career, with a TEDx talk. Julia is now making her name synonymous with more than speed and grit; as she climbs the NASCAR ladder Julia uses her racing platform to continue advocating for STEM education and women’s empowerment.

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Podcast Topics Include:

  • Early childhood development and its effects on women’s mindset for success
  • Becoming a female racer at the age of 10
  • The challenges of a woman racer in a male-dominated industry
  • Taking a communal approach to self-awareness
  • Finding support and mentoring for self-improvement
  • Why do women undervalue themselves?
  • Some habits needed to succeed
  • Understanding and being empathetic to those within your environment
  • Nascar race teams and earning respect
  • Advocating for women using STEM

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Julia has since collaborated with Spotify, Disney/Pixar, and the One Love Foundation and has been written about by The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and espnW, to name a few.

She also is an honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for sports. As Julia continues to develop her career and brand on and off the track, she uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women’s empowerment.

With a reputation as the fitness home of choice for the Broadway community, Mark and MFF have been featured in Forbes, the NY Times, the NY Post, the Huffington Post, and the Wall St. Journal, among others. MFF has made waves in the fitness industry for its unprecedented growth, industry leading results, and unique approach to culture.  Living their mantra of “ridiculous humans, serious fitness,” MFF provides progressive training and nutrition protocols in a delivery system of subversive humor, fantastical imagery, and outrageous antics.  They also inexplicably talk about unicorns, call their clients Ninjas, and treat fun, community, and personal growth as core values.

During the past several years, MFF has raised over $200,000 for various charities including Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS and co-producing a concert fundraiser with the Broadway company of Wicked benefiting those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Mark is also a proud co-founder of The Uprising NYC, an innovative non-profit devoted to empowering people to embrace their inner super hero.

Mark has a BFA from Syracuse University, is a former professional actor, and has spent several years serving on the Advisory Board for NY City Center’s Off-Center. He is also a proud member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization.

The Pivotal Leader is a production of Pivot10 Results, a strategy and training company that helps businesses shift from people problems to performance results.