TGM Classic | Gabrielle “Gabby” Reece | How to Leverage Adaptability to Become A World-Class Sports Icon, Super Model, and Fitness Thought Leader

In this episode, Darius and Gabby talk about the ways to get better at working under pressure, how to deal with online criticisms, the importance of adaptability, and why it matters to connect with people.

In this episode, Gabby and I talked about:

  • How to thrive under pressure
  • How Gabby got into volleyball during the early ’90s
  • Gabby shares the differences in volleyball then and now
  • What Gabby learned from modeling
  • Best ways as a leader to leverage teams
  • How to improve adaptability skills
  • How Gabby handles compliments and criticisms
  • Movement as a tool to protect mental health
  • Why it is important to connect with other people
  • Gabby talks about her marriage with Laird Hamilton
  • Gabby explains XPT and what the training program offers
  • And other topics…

Meet Gabby:

Gabby Reece, born on January 6, 1970, in La Jolla, California, is a former professional volleyball player, model, author, and fitness expert. With a standout volleyball career at Florida State University and on the international stage, she later transitioned into modeling, gracing the covers of numerous magazines. Reece is also known for her books on health and fitness and her advocacy for balanced well-being. She continues to inspire others with her strength, grace, and commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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