300 episodes

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU!

I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.

Tough Girl Podcast Sarah Williams

    • Wilderness
    • 4.9, 229 Ratings

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU!

I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.

    Jessica “Dixie” Mills - Thru-Hiker & Vlogger walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago (the French Way)!

    Jessica “Dixie” Mills - Thru-Hiker & Vlogger walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago (the French Way)!

    Jessica “Dixie” Mills - Jessica shares more about her most recent challenge - walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago also known as the French Way.

    Jessica shares more about her experiences of this walk, what she wanted to learn and what made it such a special journey. She also shares more about future challenges, and provides top tips and advice for your next hike!

    You can listen to Jessica/Dixie on the Tough Girl Podcast and watch her vlogs on the Homemade Wanderlust Channel.

    • 46 min
    Sally Gunnell - The only woman to hold the World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth Gold Medals at the same time!

    Sally Gunnell - The only woman to hold the World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth Gold Medals at the same time!

    Sally Gunnell - the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth! Since retiring from international athletics, Sally has gone onto become a  television presenter, keynote speaker and wellbeing advocate.

    Sally shares more about her early years, her passion for running, how she has overcome setbacks and the ebb and flow of motivation. We talk about wellness, meditation, nutrition, daily routines and why confidence is everything!

    • 43 min
    Elisabet Barnes - Queen of the Desert Ultra, 2x winner of Marathon des Sables (2015/2017) - looking to transition out of competitive running.

    Elisabet Barnes - Queen of the Desert Ultra, 2x winner of Marathon des Sables (2015/2017) - looking to transition out of competitive running.

    Elisabet Barnes - is a Swedish ultra running athlete, a two-time winner of the toughest footrace on the planet - the Marathon des Sables. We first spoke with Elisabet in 2015 when she shared more about her earlier life and how she got into running. A lot has changed in the 5 years. During this episode, we talk about dealing with pressure, going through a divorce, meeting a new man, moving to Norway. Plus changing her diet to plant-based, and why she is wanting to transition out of competitive running.

    • 52 min
    Suzanne “Sunny” Stroeer - First woman to circumnavigate and summit Aconcagua in a single push - the Full 360!

    Suzanne “Sunny” Stroeer - First woman to circumnavigate and summit Aconcagua in a single push - the Full 360!

    Sunny started leading multi-day backcountry trips in the mid-2000s as a student at Harvard College. At the end of 2015, Sunny decided to leave the business world in order to focus on climbing and running mountains.

    Sunny is a Wilderness First Responder and an AIARE Level II avalanche professional.

    Today, she is a professional mountain athlete with multiple speed records on Aconcagua, the Annapurna Circuit, and in the Colorado Rockies.

    • 47 min
    Alex Mason - Thru-Hiker turned Ocean Rower! Rowed the Atlantic Ocean - January 2020

    Alex Mason - Thru-Hiker turned Ocean Rower! Rowed the Atlantic Ocean - January 2020

    Alex Mason - a multi-discipline adventurer. Since 2015, she has hiked over 9,400 miles across America and New Zealand on the Pacific Crest, Appalachian and Te Araroa Trails. She cycled around 4,000 miles across Australia and Indonesia, also climbed up to 6,500m on Mera Peak in the Himalayas and has rowed across the English Channel. 

    During this podcast Alex shares more about her most recent adventure. She talks about the preparation, challenges and what she hopes to achieve in the future.

    • 55 min
    Danielle Brown MBE - 2x Paralympic Gold Medallist,1st disabled athlete to represent England in the able-bodied team, Speaker & Inclusion Champion

    Danielle Brown MBE - 2x Paralympic Gold Medallist,1st disabled athlete to represent England in the able-bodied team, Speaker & Inclusion Champion

    Danielle in her own words…

    “I've always had big dreams for my future. Even though I didn't always have a clear idea of what that success would look like, I knew that whatever vocation I eventually settled into I was going to be good at it. Failure was not an option.

    At a stage in your life when you're figuring out who you are and what you want to do with your life, this was a challenging but I came to realise that whilst you can't control what happens to you, you can control your response to it

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Mel-_-00000 ,

The beauty of this podcast is that they feature ‘normal’ women like you or me

Love these podcasts. So inspirational and always really motivate me to dream bigger. I think they’re great because so many people are so focused on work and life is about so much more and these podcasts show the variety of goals you can have outside of work. Really helped expand my mind.
Also the guests speak so well considering it’s not their job!
Love that you feature different types of sports people!

The only thing is that sometimes I think it could be more conversational rather than just question, answer, question, answer. Sarah, it seems like you too are a really interesting woman and I think it’s interesting to hear your reaction or opinion on what they are saying more forcefully.

laramaz ,

10000% recommend

Thank you soooooo much I love this podcast. It is truly inspiring!! With the tough girl podcast I feel like I’ve found a community in an area so dominated by middle aged men. As a result I’ve been inspired to commit myself to cycling from Barcelona to Brighton this January. Keep it up, you are making a real difference ❤️❤️

ViciDoesStuff ,

Inspiring realness

LOVE the Tough Girl Podcast, and can't stop telling people about it. I love the passion that Sarah puts in. She's really grown as a host over the years and is getting better and better. I signed up as a Patron, to support the TGP and the mission to grow coverage in the media of women and girls who go on adventures and achieve epic things in sport. Whilst some of the guests don't necessarily resonate with my and my passions, every single one of her guests gives relevant advice and words of wisdom that works on every level.

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