Shawn Johnson East

“My Body Transitioned and I Really Struggled”

By March 6, 2019 Women of Impact

This week’s guest on Women of Impact with Lisa Bilyeu is Shawn Johnson East.  Shawn is a former olympic gold and silver medal-winning gymnast. In this episode, she talks about her transformation from athlete to entrepreneur, some intense vulnerability during a miscarriage and how she has maintained a healthy romantic relationship through it all.



What really happened at the Olympics [02:57]

The importance of training the mind as well as the body [04:56]

The best tactics for working through fear [06:15]

Why Shawn couldn’t compete in gymnastics as an adult [08:38]

How to deal with burnout and know when to quit [12:12]

What to do when you’re identity changes [18:01]

How to build your confidence [21:59]

Body image issues in gymnastics [24:01]

How to block out negativity on social media [28:08]

The emotional rollercoaster of miscarriage [30:02]

Why showing emotion is a strength [36:52]

Why we need to face our fears head on [38:27]

Shawn’s best relationship advice [42:35]

How transparency will help your relationship [45:10]








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