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Q&A with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley
December 9, 2020

On December 14, 2020, Lohika and Capgemini are co-hosting an online event. An expert panel will discuss takeaways from AWS re:Invent. We’ll have speakers from Capgemini, Amazon Web Services and Cleveland Research Company.

We’ll also be joined by Jason Sobel, Global Head of Infrastructure at Airbnb and Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley! Request an invitation to the event:

https://www.lohika.com/aws2020

Jonny was kind enough to answer a few questions via email.

Hi Jonny! What are you up to these days?

I work with Squaw Valley, Toyota, Visit California, K2 Skis, Tipsy Elves, and Peter Glenn Ski and Sports creating content to help drive sales.

I also narrate and ski in the annual Warren Miller ski film and I commentate for NBC’s Olympic and World Cup ski coverage.

How are the conditions at Squaw?

Squaw is skiing well right now, but the terrain is limited to five or so chairlifts. Alpine is open with three lifts as well. There is enough to have fun on but it’s time for some snow. 

Here’s a photo from 2019:

The focus of our online event is agility and resilience. How have you practiced agility and resilience this year?

The companies I work with were affected in different ways by the pandemic. I tried to be proactive in understanding what they were going through and be part of the solution.

My background in hosting TV shows proved to be valuable as I helped transition my partners’ marketing efforts to Zoom. For example, I helped produce a virtual ski show for my retail partner Peter Glenn and a virtual red carpet for Warren Miller.

You’re known for ski methods that are innovative and unorthodox. What can businesses learn or adopt from your methods and mindset?

Freestyle skiing is a judged sport built on progression and iteration. I learned that being a judge can be hard, especially when asked to decipher between similar performances. I found joy in trying to make it easy for the judges to pick me by having a distinguishing feature.

Photo provided by Jonny Moseley

I believe they call this a unique selling proposition in business. Your customers are like judges and you want to make it easy for them to choose you. The best way to do this is to create something that is clearly better. This can be challenging and I messed up trying a couple of times, but I think the strategy wins in the long run. 

Where can we learn more about you?

You can visit my website.

If you are interested in hearing me blabber on about my old ski stories and overshare, I do a weekly podcast called The Jonny Moseley Podcast. See you on the hill.

(Note: here are links to Jonny’s podcast at Radio.com and on his website.)