Caro Burckle is a 2008 Olympian, a curious creator, and co-founder of Rise Athletes — a platform for Olympians to mentor and empower the next generation of youth athletes. Rise focuses on offering an avenue for Olympians to remain purposeful after the games, while providing youth athletes with the tools they need to succeed in sports and beyond, while maintaining a positive mindset and overall mental wellbeing.
Steph talks with Caro about her own battle with mental health after retirement, and how she has regained a sense of purpose and identity through her work, and through her desire to create imperfectly.
“I remember knowing that I wanted to be more, and knowing that I was down to struggle, but I didn’t know what that looked like. But I knew that I had to sign up and subscribe to it, because that was the only way that I could take myself to where I wanted to go”.
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On Insta: @riseathletes
On the web: www.rise-athletes.com