In this captivating episode of the Beehive Podcast, Nataliya engages in great conversation with the most successful female alpine skier in British history - Chemmy Alcott. Together, they delve into Chemmy's extraordinary journey and uncover the key elements of her triumphs. Chemmy passionately emphasises the significance of unwavering dedication and the importance of giving 100% effort, even when confronted with setbacks and facing failures. Despite enduring life-altering accidents resulting in over 40 broken bones, Chemmy's commitment to her sport remained unwavering and she shares how after having to retire, she achieved her dream of presenting Ski Sunday on BBC Sport. Nataliya and Chemmy also talk about society’s tendency to celebrate winners, shedding light on the often-overlooked value of relentless effort and unwavering determination. This episode promises insights that resonate far beyond the world of sports.


Chasing excellence, not perfection, is the key to personal growth and success.

Overcoming setbacks and failures is essential for discovering one's true potential.

Effort and resilience should be celebrated over winning, especially in the context of young girls in sport.

Positive self-talk and a growth mindset are crucial for overcoming challenges and achieving goals.

The bond between athletes and nature is strong, but it is important to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.


"I'm proud of every single one of [my injuries] because they only came because I was pushing my limit."

"Chasing excellence is a really good way to live because it's just continuous. Whatever happens, you want to be more excellent the next day."

"I think positivity is when you say 'yes' to whatever challenge you are facing. If you look at it positively, your brain actually performs 30% more productively."

"I define myself by being a ski racer because I've got this kind of crazy name, Chemmy. That was who I was for 20 years of my life."

"I'm worried about the legacy of the sport if we don't protect our mountains. Our glaciers are melting, our mountains are dying, and we need to try and make a change."


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