Sandy ZimmermanDespite an upbringing filled with poverty, abuse, time in foster care, and countless injuries and immense hardship, Sandy has defied the odds to become a national Judo champion, earn a full ride basketball scholarship to Gonzaga University, become a Physical Education teacher and coach for 23 years, and today continues breaking records on NBC’s hit show American Ninja Warrior, traveling the country sharing her story as an inspirational speaker..

Over and over again Sandy has been able to overcome barriers, circumstances, and obstacles in her own life to achieve incredibly big dreams. After a tremendous amount of reflection, she noticed a pattern, a formula Sandy calls her ‘Dream Big Formula’ that she is excited to share with others. Sandy  moved to Spokane in 1994 to attend college at Gonzaga University and has been here ever since.

What you can look forward to in Sandy’s Talk:

  • To understand that a big dream formula can transform lives.
  • The knowledge to start using the formula to achieve your own big dreams athletically, personally, and/or professionally and help those around them do the same.

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Fun Fact: Sandy loves to run in the Mountains with her Dogs!