Kristen Ulmer is thought leader, fear specialist and former professional extreme athlete who radically challenges existing norms about fear.
Named the best woman extreme skier in the world for 12 years and voted the North American most extreme woman athlete in all disciplines, Ulmer has spent her lifetime facing fear. She was even labeled “fearless” by the outdoor industry for a decade and a half, but that is a designation she now realizes is not only impossible, but undesirable.
Recognizing the deep misunderstanding we all have when it comes to the emotion of fear, Ulmer seeks to end our humanity-wide war against it, which will not only resolve many common, epidemic problems we face, but allow us the greatest chance to achieve our whole-mind potential. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, NPR, More, Outside, and USA Today, to name but a few.
Her book, The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead, will be released on June 13, 2017.
Ulmer lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband Kirk Jellum and their two savannah cats.