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Meet Our SEED20: Xcel 2 Fitness

Stephen Vaughn, founder of Xcel 2 Fitness, is one of several teachers in the SEED20 Class of 2018 who has become a nonprofit entrepreneur. We caught up with Stephen to hear more about his SEED20 experience. Since he only has three minutes to tell his story, we’ve given him three questions to share his reflections! 

The Impact of SEED20: SEED20 has far exceeded my expectations. I love that it’s such a genuine experience. I feel like we are all one big team pulling for each other. It’s incredible how much I’ve already learned from getting coaching feedback, all while feeling completely supported and nurtured throughout the process.

How SEED20 Has Shifted Your Mindset: 3 minutes is fast, haha! After going through my first pitch I learned so much about the difference between someone hearing it for the first time versus me being a daily part of this organization. I’m adapting my delivery to ensure clarity and maximum impact for the audience.

Advice on Practicing a 3 Minute Pitch: Well, I think my family is more concerned about me than ever because I just walk around mumbling all the time  — practicing different lines and various approaches. I talk to walls and anything else that will listen. I have a pitch scheduled with the bathroom mirror tomorrow night! 

Be sure to check out Steven’s one-minute video and learn how Xcel 2 Fitness is “empowering dream chasers” here!