Tracy LaPorte was diagnosed with breast cancer at 37 years old. This transformational life moment led her to discover mindfulness, a practice which provided her with the ability to pursue a well-rounded and truly happy life. Tracy embraced her practice of mindfulness as she stepped out of her comfort zone and joined a triathlon team in 2014, without knowing how to swim or bike. She spent countless hours learning to endure the combination of swimming, biking, and running, and certainly had her share of drinking pool water and falling off her bike. She is proud to say the end result was a successful completion of a sprint triathlon in May 2015. Tracy continued to tap into her mindfulness practice and resilience as she proceeded to cross two Ironman finish lines at Lake Placid in 2016 and Louisville in 2017.
Tracy's experience with both cancer and endurance sports have given her a mental toughness to persevere though life's challenges. Tracy believes people are able to challenge themselves by "doing hard things" with the right tools. She encourages her clients to reflect on the resilience and courage they have built over their lifetime and to use those experiences to accomplish their goals, whether it's developing a flossing habit or trekking around the world.
Tracy's academic achievements include a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelors degree in Biology from Bucknell University where she was also a walk on Division I athlete and Team Captain. She completed a certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Georgetown University Institute of Transformational Leadership.
Tracy is passionate about her dog Barry, yoga, swimming, cycling downhill with no brakes, reading, crossword puzzles, and cooking.
Read Tracy’s Thrive Global articles here.
Tracy was featured in Bucknell Magazine (Spring 2019) discussing her professional career in government - read the article here.