iON Featured Athlete: Hunter Heaton | Athletics | Encouraging Belief.


Ashalnd University Runner Hunter Heaton

Racer and Motivator Hunter Heaton

This month we continue our series of highlighting inspiring athletes with a chat from mid and distance runner, Hunter Heaton of Ashland University who has grown from his own experiences of overcoming self-doubt to inspire youth to achieve their potential.

What inspires you?

I want to inspire people through what I have overcame. I wish for a person to look at me and say, because of you, I did not give up.

So you are also a Leadership Coach, love your messages! Can you share what inspired you to pursue encouraging others?

Prior to becoming a researcher, personal development coach and educational consultant, I was an At-Risk Youth. Being labeled “learning disabled” while in the third grade, I battled overcoming labels and was only .8% of students to go onto college. Once I graduated from Oklahoma, I made it my life purpose to help as many students as possible realize their potential, graduate from high school and go onto college.

Motivational Coach Hunter Heaton

"Rewards come in Action, not in Discussion." - Hunter Heaton, M. Ed.

What type of work do you do?

I transform at-risk youth ages (4-19) from a statistic to a success story in 20 days--realigning their thoughts to create balance between their habits & what they desire.

Ok now back to Track! What are your athletic goals for this season?

Make the indoor USATF Championships and next year qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials.

 
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