Finding Your Summit

Finding Your Summit

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Stories of people overcoming adversity and finding their way with former NFL Player Mark Pattison


Scott Mellin: How the Global GM of North Face has navigated the Coronavirus as this amazing brand continues to flourish…
May 29 • 40 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Scott Mellin, Global General Manager of Performance Sports and Global General Manager of Mountain Sports at The North Face. He talks about the role he holds at the company.
Laurie Adami: This SuperGirl came back from cancer 7 times before overcoming with new treatments. Now she wants to bring dollars and awareness with plans of climbing to Everest base camp so she can help others. What an inspiration…
May 22 • 48 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Laurie Adami, 13-year Cancer Survivor, Software Company President, CAR-T Trial Patient, and Immunotherapy Fundraiser. Laurie wisely trusted her instincts and worked with a doctor that finally…
Jim Mora: Former NFL and College Head Coach Jim Mora talks about putting yourself in the best position for life after Covid-19 when we all emerge out of this virus
May 15 • 42 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Jim Mora, 25-Year NFL Former Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and Defensive Coordinator. Jim Mora talks about how adverse situations reveal who we are when we come face-to-face with them.
Ed Rush: Ed Rush is a former Top Gun pilot who now speaks to milions on what he learned about vision, clarity & mission. Great conversation as we deal with the Coronavirus and what we can all do…
May 8 • 52 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Ed Rush, CEO of Ed Rush & Associates, Speaker, Advisor, Author of The 21-Day Miracle, Speaker, and Marine Corp Fighter Pilot from the Top Gun program. Ed Rush opens up about two of the most…
Tracy Perlman: Tracy is the SVP of NFL Communications and Marketing. She has been a huge part of developing the NFL Legends community while becoming a force within a male dominated sport. This is all about Girl Empowerment…
May 1 • 34 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Tracy Perlman about the expansion of her career at the NFL for over 27 years, in such a massive economic ecosystem.
Josh Sprague: Founder of Orange Mud talks about the challenges of work, play & life after starting a succesful startup and what it takes to succeed!
Apr 24 • 32 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Josh Sprague, Founder and CEO of Orange Mud who gets into the nuts and bolts of his business.
Kenyon Salo: How this public speaker & professional skydiver for the Denver Broncos helps us to navigate the Coronavirus.
Apr 17 • 42 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Kenyon Salo, Lead Trainer and Keynote Speaker of Kenyon Salo Speaking, ‘Checklist Destroyer’ and Founder of The Bucket List Life, and Denver Broncos Skydiver, talks about what it means to him to…
Rocky Bleier: Former NFL great who served in Vietnam, was shot and then hit with a mortar and then came back to win 4 super bowls for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Apr 10 • 74 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Rocky Bleier, NFL Running Back with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Owner and President of Rocky Bleier Inc, and Managing Member of Bleier Insurance Group.
Kevin Rutherford: Chief Eternal Optimist (CEO) of NUUN Hydration tabs and the keys to happiness. Get inspired…
Apr 3 • 44 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Kevin Rutherford, CEO and Chief Eternal Optimist of Nuun hydration. Hear how he explains the philosophy of having an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ “
Shawn Richardson: Through divorce, this amazing woman found her way back through the clarity she found in the mountains. Psst: Sounds like me!!
Mar 27 • 45 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Shawn Richardson, life coach for parents of special needs kids and an avid mountaineer. Shawn discusses what pushed her to step into the fear of her situation and face it head-on.
Alan Arnette: Former Everest summiter talks about Coronavirus in Nepal and the challenges of climbing the mountain..
Mar 20 • 40 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Alan Arnette, Mountaineering Expert who has summited Mt. Everest upon his fourth expedition and has also climbed up to the top of K2. Alan returns to the show after having appeared on episode…
Ronnie Lott: Former USC All American, San Francisco Hall of Famer, now champions All Stars helping Kids. Inspirational dude…
Mar 13 • 51 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Ronnie Lott, Former NFL player, Hall of Fame Inductee, 4-Time Super Bowl Champion with the San Francisco 49ers and 10-Time NFL Pro Bowl All-Star. Ronnie Lott explains why his best time in all of…
Matt Millen: Former NFL great, NFL executive & longtime broadcaster who overcame a near death experience!
Mar 6 • 48 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Matt Millen, 4-Time Super Bowl Winner with three different teams, the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins as well as the previous President and CEO…
140: Mark Pattison + Jim Mora: Former NFL Player turned mountaineer + Former Head Coach of UCLA, Seahawks and Falcons discuss Mt Everest and what it takes to be a champion in life…
Feb 28 • 57 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Jim Mora, Dad, Football Coach, ESPN Analyst, and Philanthropist. Jim discusses his own career as well as Mark Pattison’s evolution as a man and a mountain climber.
Jason Schechterle: Jason’s dream was to become a Phoenix police officer. 14 months into the job, he was hit by a taxi driver going 115 MPH. His car burst into flames and burned a significant part of his head + body. He feels blessed to lead the life…
Feb 21 • 48 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Jason Schechterle, Keynote Speaker and subject of the book, Burning Shield. Co-Host of Badge Boys on StarWorldWideNetworks.com, Jason describes the aftermath of his car collision.
Mark Allen: 6-time Ironman World Champion with an incredible mindset!
Feb 14 • 48 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Mark Allen, 6x Ironman Triathlon World Champion, and Author of The Art of Competition, Fit Soul, Fit Body, and Total Triathlete.
Jack Kavanagh: Jack suffered a spinal cord injury but has overcome to have a fearless attitude by breaking personal boundries in every way.
Feb 7 • 42 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Jack Kavanagh, Performance & Wellbeing Coach & Speaker and Pharmacist in Dublin, Ireland. Jack shares how he acquired his spinal record injury at age 19, the summer that he’d finished his first…
Unstoppable Tracy: Unstoppable Tracy is amazing in every way. Physical limitations have never slowed her down to do inspiring things and inspire millions.
Jan 31 • 46 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Unstoppable Tracy, Public Speaking, TV Show Host of ‘Unstoppable You,’ Business Transformation Consultant, and Best-Selling Author. Unstoppable Tracy let’s it be known where she gets the…
Scott Kujak: Host of the Underdog Podcast who has gone through his own share of adversity including his best friend dying of cancer at 25 years old. The grace he learned from tough times.
Jan 24 • 46 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Scott Kujak, Author of Underdog: True Stories of Overcoming Adversity, Podcast Host of Underdog, and Territory Sales Executive at Beckman Coulter about his football experiences, and how his…
Mike Ramos: Former Olympic Decathlete who went through addiction to overcome and find his way running a pancake house in Montana…
Jan 17 • 32 min
In this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Mike Ramos, Retired Olympic Decathlete who competed on the USA team. How did Mike move from high school sports to NCAA-level college track?
Daddy Saturday: Learning how to be intentional with our kids and end abandonment to raise our children to be better adults. The author and Ted X speaker of Daddy Saturday, Justin Batt is leading the charge.
Jan 10 • 42 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with an extremely busy man, Justin Batt, Founder and Chief Daddy Officer at Daddy Saturday, Father of Four, Best-Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, Managing Partner at Hayden Olivia Bridal, and President…
Leon Logothetis: Author, TV Host, Cause Adventurer, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist overcame depression and became an advocate for kindness through his books and his television work on The Kindness Diaries.
Jan 3 • 44 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Leon Logothetis, Author, TV Host, Cause Adventurer, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist. Leon talks about how he overcame feeling lost, depressed, isolated, resistant to share his pain with…
Gary Vitti: Former Head Trainer of the Los Angeles Lakers from 1984-2016, Author of the book “32 Years of Titles and Tears From the Best Seat in the House”, shares stories of Shaq, Kobe, Magic, Kareem & others while experiencing the highs and lows…
Dec 27, 2019 • 69 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Gary Vitti, Head Trainer of the Los Angeles Lakers, working with 13 different coaches and achieving eight championships. Gary Vitti discusses working toward wanting to work in academia for a…
Anthony Trucks: Retired NFL Player for the Buccaneers, Redskins, and Steelers, President & CEO of Anthony Trucks Industries, Author, Speaker, Coach, and Current American Ninja Warrior on NBC
Dec 20, 2019 • 41 min
Anthony Trucks Anthony Trucks talks about overcoming foster care and then coping with having to transition after having a short professional NFL football career. “I came out of the NFL and I toured shorter. So it ended before I wanted it to, which…
Gus Frerotte: Retired NFL Quarterback for the Broncos, Dolphins, Vikings, Redskins, Bengals, Lions, and Rams who overcame high school injuries and has moved forward with his own podcast, Partner at ProDayExperience.com, and President of Business…
Dec 13, 2019 • 45 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Gus Frerotte, Retired NFL Quarterback for the Broncos, Dolphins, Vikings, Redskins, Bengals, Lions, and Rams, Podcast Host, Partner at ProDayExperience.com, and President of Business Development…
Patrick Sweeney: Fear Guru, Keynote Speaker, Author, and TEDx Speaker helping companies create a culture of courage, shares how he managed to go from overcoming an exhaustive work-over-everything mentality and being consumed by fear to aligning his…
Dec 6, 2019 • 44 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Patrick Sweeney, Fear Guru, Keynote Speaker, Author, and TEDx Speaker who is helping companies create a culture of courage. Patrick discusses the importance of seeing what is on the other side…
Chris Waddell: American Paralympic Sit-Skier and Wheelchair Track Athlete, and Founder of One Revolution shares how he went from being paralysed from the waist and found his summit of inner strength and determination to win 13 Paralympic medals.
Nov 29, 2019 • 55 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Chris Waddell, American Paralympic Sit-Skier and Wheelchair Track Athlete, and Founder of One Revolution. The chat takes place in Squaw Valley during the Spartan World Championships Media Fest.…
Peter Cetera: American singer, songwriter, bassist, and an original member of the superstar rock group Chicago who has found his summit from his humble beginnings in the south side of Chicago to an award-winning career, including 17 albums with Chica
Nov 22, 2019 • 62 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Peter Cetera, American singer, songwriter, bassist, an original member of the legendary rock group Chicago.
Leigh Steinberg: CEO and Chairman of the Board at Steinberg Sports and Entertainment in Orange County, California Area talks about reaching his summit as a professional sports agent of over 300 athletes, sliding down the valley of alcoholism, and cli
Nov 15, 2019 • 56 min
The First Super Sports Agent who soared to amazing heights representing athletes in the NFL which included the Movie “Jerry McGuire” which was based about the ups and downs of the sports world (Leigh is the real Jerry McGuire) but then his lifewent…
Floyd Landis: Former Tour de France cyclist winner who was stripped of doping overcame this widely reported setback and reestablished himself in the CBD business
Nov 8, 2019 • 52 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Floyd Landis, Cyclist Winner of the 2006 Tour de France, and Founder of Floyd’s of Leadville, a CBD business. Find out how this led to the Tour de France and a world of controversy with his…
Aaron Hale: Former War Hero who was blown up by IED bomb and went blind in Afghanistan discusses his journey of recovery, extraordinary achievement, and now operating a thriving Fudge business.
Nov 1, 2019 • 51 min
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Aaron Hale, Former War Hero and Owner of EOD fudge and confections company, discusses the many ways military service pushed him to move beyond his limitations.
Conrad Anker: Legendary Mountaineer, Filmmaker of Meru, and Discovered George Mallory on Mt Everest
Oct 24, 2019 • 51 min
Host Mark Pattison opens up the show with a quote from his guest Conrad Anker, “We don’t just measure greatest by the peaks that we climb, or the heights we reach, but rather by the positive impact that we create for ourselves, our communities, and our…
Coach Jim Johnson: Retired High School Basketball Coach and Teacher at Greece Athena High School, Motivational Speaker, Professional Speaker, Author of A Coach and a Miracle, and Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert
Oct 18, 2019 • 40 min
Amazing story of a high school coach who put his autisic manager into the final game of the season and he scored 20+ points in the final minutes of the game. Truly inspirational story of doing the impossible!!!
Luis Benitez: Challenge yourself and change your world! Pro Mountaing guide, Climbed the 7 Summits multiple times & involved in multiple non-profits Tracking for Kids. What a life…
Oct 11, 2019 • 44 min
Host Mark Pattison sums up his new guest Luis Benitez with the quote: “The only thing that isn’t ok is to quit trying.” Luis Benitez grew up in Ecuador and the United States with asthma. But that breathing complication didn’t prevent him from going up the…
Pastor Richard Dahstrom: His faith was renewed while hiking in the Alps. Now an inspirational Pastor at Bethany Church in Seattle. Big believer of taking care of yourself so you can help others. The role of life: Service, Pilgrimage, Hospitality,…
Oct 3, 2019 • 58 min
119: Pastor Richard Dahlstrom: Senior Pastor at Bethany Community Church, Author of “The Colors of Hope,” “The Map is not the Journey,” “Breathing New Life into Faith,” and Torchbearer Bible Teacher for Timberline Ministries went from…
Scott Svenson: Co-founder and CEO at MOD Pizza and the Founder and Ex-CEO of Seattle Coffee Company went from creating a coffee company that Starbucks wanted to buy, to starting a pizza company that wants to make the world a better place to live.
Sep 26, 2019 • 48 min
118: Scott Svenson: Co-founder and CEO at MOD Pizza and the Founder and Ex-CEO of Seattle Coffee Company went from creating a coffee company that Starbucks wanted to buy, to starting a pizza company that wants to make the world a better place to…
Marala Scott: Oprah Winfrey called her one of the 5 global ambassadors of hope! She is a true blessing and will brighten your day…
Aug 15, 2019 • 50 min
Mark Gainey: A champion runner in high school led Mark to being part of the Harvard rowing team and taught him about the principals of team work, discipline and building something great. This is what he has done with one of the world’s top fitness…
Aug 8, 2019 • 56 min
Alan Arnette: If you don’t succeed, try, try again and that is what Alan did. Took him 4 times to finally make the summit of Mt Everest. This is a story of perseverance not to mention he has topped K2.. WOW!
Aug 1, 2019 • 55 min
Nat Strand: the first female team to win The Amazing Race while dealing with being a Type 1 Diabetic. Heroic effort for someone who’s life is run by the up’s and downs of managing her daily sugar levels…
Jul 26, 2019 • 46 min
Brian Dickinson: Going snow blind on the top of Mt Everest and then trying to figure out a way down the mountain by himself.. This was a Blind Decent but lived to talk about it.
Jul 19, 2019 • 52 min
Jeff Glasbrenner: Overcoming a tragic accident and losing his leg as an 8 year old to going to 3 Para Olympic Games, running 23 Ironman’s and standing on top of Mt Everest.. Wow!
Jul 12, 2019 • 47 min
Debra Meyerson, PhD: Retired Tenured Professor at Stanford University and Author, has not only overcome a stroke that attacked the right side of her body, but she is helping others cope by releasing her book “Identity Theft.”
Jul 5, 2019 • 47 min
110: Howard Behar: Retired President of Starbucks, Author, Speaker, and Adviser has helped Starbucks overcome obstacles to become the premium coffee company in the world by putting people first.
Jun 28, 2019 • 51 min
109: Chris Warner: Mountaineer, Entrepreneur, Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker, and Leadership Expert has reached his summit on some of the highest mountain peaks in the world.
Jun 21, 2019 • 52 min
JJ Birden: Former NFL Player who was undersized for a receiver and went on to play 9 seaons in the league. JJ overcame the odds which prepared him for life.
Jun 14, 2019 • 48 min
Jason Redman: 20 years as Navy Seal & shot 8 times including one to the face on enemy front lines. No bad days, only good days for this hero…
Jun 7, 2019 • 52 min
Terry McDonough: a man who overcame a series of adversities including a fatal car crash that ended a life. This set him on a path of destruction until he took a hard core pivot, became a NFL executive, and now is living a purposeful life.
May 31, 2019 • 58 min
Lisa Odenweller: Serial Entrepreneur & founder of Beaming organic food cafe’s before being removed as CEO,then staged a comeback, overcame her obstacles and started Kroma Superfoods.
May 24, 2019 • 61 min
Don Yaeger: The master storyteller who has written 28 books including one on Walter Payton, gone one on one with Michael Jordan and an expert at helping you Find Your Greatness.
May 17, 2019 • 54 min
Randy Hetrick: CEO of TRX talks about 14 years as a Navy Seal and the summits he has had to climb to develop a new wave of working out.
May 10, 2019 • 51 min
Randy Hetrick is the Founder and CEO of successful fitness company, TRX. He is a former U.S. Navy Seal who served for 14 years on both Seal Team 1 and the legendary Seal Team 6. Growing up, Randy was a competitive wrestler and rower, which he says are…
Trent Dilfer: 14 Year NFL QB & ESPN Analyst on how losing his son to heart disease at age 5 taught him so many life lessons..
May 3, 2019 • 51 min
Trent Dilfer is a former NFL quarterback (14 years), Pro Bowler and winning quarterback of Super Bowl XXXV with the Baltimore Ravens. After retiring from the NFL, he spent 9 years as an ESPN Analyst. Trent is the Head Coach of Elite 11, a quarterback…
Blair Kellison: Paying it forward with the CEO of Traditional Medicinals
Apr 26, 2019 • 43 min
Blair Kellison, the CEO of Traditional Medicinals on living life with purpose after facing a career crisis. In 1995, Kellison, a former CPA with Ernst & Young and Brand Manager at Nestle, walked into 19th Street Natural Foods Co-Op in Los Angeles and his…
Garrett Madison : The Dangers of Guiding Clients up Everest and K2
Apr 17, 2019 • 49 min
Current Mountaineer who has lived through tragedy on Everest and K2
Ed Molitor: Former NCAA BB Texas A & M assistant coach on being purposeful, positive & energetic after overcoming adversity.
Apr 11, 2019 • 49 min
Ed Molitor of The Molitor Group and Athletics of Business Podcast is a former NCAA basketball player for Creighton University and Basketball Coach at Texas A&M University. He founded The Molitor Group in 2016 to help ambitious individuals,…
Kechi Okwuchi Surviving a plane crash with 2 time America’s Got Talent Finalist.
Apr 5, 2019 • 49 min
On this gripping podcast episode of Finding Your Summit, Kechi Okwuchi shares her experience as one of two survivors from a major plane crash in 2005, and she discusses the role that music played in her long journey to recovery. Kechi’s compelling story…
066: REWIND - Former NFL Quarterback Tom Flick Is Here To Learn About You
Mar 29, 2019 • 72 min
In this REWIND episode, Mark and discuss moving faster with less chaos. “We must stop, slowdown and think,” says Tom. When companies are too focused on efficiencies, organizations lose intentionality. These automated approaches to life and work…
Jean Enersen – First Woman Co-Anchor, Conquered Her Summit
Mar 22, 2019 • 64 min
Jean is the first and longest tenured female news anchor in US history. Graduating from Stanford in 1966 Jean mapped out a plan to continue her education and earn a PhD. Life got in the way and launched her on her remarkable career. Staring with KING 5 TV…
Cody Foster – Co-Founder of Advisors Excel, Finding the Summit Team
Mar 15, 2019 • 57 min
Cody grew up in a Stockton, a little town in western Kansas. His graduating class was 27 people. Though his upbringing rural, his grandparents were entrepreneurs. In a one stoplight town, they owned the bowling alley and cafe for the town. His…
Sheryl O’Loughlin - Rebbel CEO is Killing It
Mar 8, 2019 • 56 min
Sheryl O’Loughlin has always been on the move. As a child she was too impatient to slow down to pour milk in a glass. As an adult she’s lead companies so often, it seems like her first name is CEO. In 1998 Sheryl joined Clif Bar as the Executive Vice…
Sean Evangelista - Navy SEAL is Living 30 Seconds Out & Skiing with a Purpose
Mar 1, 2019 • 53 min
Sean Evangelista is a retired Navy SEAL. Today he’s a clothing company founder-it’s called 30 Seconds Out, he’s also a ski patrol member and the kind of guy that’s just going to keep on going. An Unsettle Youth Sean grew up with adversity. His mom…
Anthony Allen – Catching up with NFL Wide Receiver & Huskies Teammate
Feb 22, 2019 • 45 min
Anthony Allen and Mark Pattison were teammates at the University of Washington. Before that they were cross-town rivals. Anthony attended Garfield High School in Seattle. Anthony also played for the Washington Redskins. During his time in DC he scored a…
Akshay Nanavati – Fearvana, Turning Fear Into Health Wealth and Happiness
Feb 15, 2019 • 44 min
Akshay Nanavati is a Marine, entrepreneur, author and ultra-runner. His life was simultaneously saved and challenged when he joined the Marines. He saw purpose in serving in the Marine Corps Akshay found something that worked, Fearvana. He defines…
Mark Pattison - Reflections from the Top of Summit Six
Feb 8, 2019 • 59 min
Mark, recently bagged summit six, the Vinson Masiff. Vinson is probably the most challenging mountain to get to in terms of logistics, weather and temperature. Vinson is located on Antartica. Here’s a list of things that live on the…
Bernie Swain – Washington Speakers Bureau a Handshake Deal
Feb 1, 2019 • 47 min
Bernie Swain, his wife and Harry Rhodes Jr co-founded the Washington Speakers Bureau. It took 8 years of working, gathering speakers, building their business to get to the moment when they truly arrived. They’d met with a speaker they wanted to sign.…
Ta’u Pupu’a - Grid Iron to Opera Stage
Jan 25, 2019 • 40 min
Ta’u Pupu’a is one of nine siblings. His family originally from the Kingdom of Tonga emigrated to Salt Lake City. Ta’u at 6’5”, earned a full-ride scholarship to play defensive line for the local Weber State University football team. His football career…
Kristy Sobel - Prize Fighter, The Prize is Life
Jan 18, 2019 • 42 min
Kristy Sobel is a Prize Fighter. The Prize she battles for is life. Her world was completely changed when she was hit in a car accident. From this crash: her unborn daughter died, she had her spine crushed, a subsequent procedure failed and nearly killed…
087: Powder Matt Mosteller The Adventurer’s Path Through the Mountains
Jan 11, 2019 • 57 min
Powder Matt Mosteller’s life changed in the mountains. Sitting in a station wagon alone, waiting…Matt wanting some fresh air opened his car door. A ski instructor on the way up the mountains saw Matt and said, “Come on, I’m about to give a lesson, come…
086: Mariel Hemingway - Gets Real About Conquering Her Summit
Jan 4, 2019 • 63 min
Mariel Hemingway Mariel as a child, experienced tumult constantly, yet grew up surrounded by beauty in Ketchum, Idaho. Being part of the Hemingway family meant exposure to drug and alcohol abuse, mental disorders; plus, seven separate suicides within the…
Rebecca Rusch - Queen of Pain
Dec 28, 2018 • 57 min
Rebecca Rusch is known as the Queen of Pain. She was given that nickname by her peers who’ve marveled at her determination and focus despite the challenges presented in a given moment. Rebecca is a 7 time world champion across a number of disciplines.
Stephen Wampler - Making Disabilities Disappear
Dec 21, 2018 • 40 min
Stephen is a mountain climber. In 2010 he ascended El Capitan. That feat by itself is a challenge, but something done by thousands of people. However, Stephen has Cerebral Palsy making his ascent a singular accomplishment From a young age, Stephen’s…
Tim Kennedy, Sheepdog Response, Always Hard to Kill
Dec 14, 2018 • 49 min
Tim Kennedy is a warrior of the first order. He’s a Ranger, Special Forces, sniper, Green Beret, 19B (Weapons) soldier with several deployments. He’s also a championship grade UFC fighter, at one point he ranked as high as 5th in the world, who’s twice…
Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter, Chasing Stories, Tackling Adversity
Dec 7, 2018 • 44 min
Everyone knows Shelley is a pro. When life creates adversity, Shelley gets simple. She creates a plan and keeps working. Smith defeated cancer. When she lost her hair from treatments, she appeared on camera bald, enjoying not having to worry about the…
Todd Orr - Survived 2 Grizzly Bear Attacks
Nov 30, 2018 • 39 min
Todd Orr is an outdoors man. Oct 1, 2016 About two weeks prior to the open of Elk season, Todd went in searching for prime hunting locations. Just before dawn, about three miles away from his truck, armed with a pistol and bear spray… He sees a mother…
Mike Hamill - Climbing The Seven Summits
Nov 23, 2018 • 50 min
Mike Hamill - Climbing The Seven Summits Mike Hamill is the founder and lead guide for Climbing the Seven Summits. His company focuses on the 7 summits, and a few other select mountains that Mike finds special. Mike gets clients to the top over 90% of the…
Pirie Jones Grossman Getting Better By Forgiving Yourself
Nov 22, 2018 • 62 min
Pirie Jones Grossman is our featured for this episode of Find Your Summit Rewind Since her last visit, Pirie was diagnosed with the Epstein Barr virus. Grossman’s version of the 60 know types was debilitating. Her illness is similar to Mononucleosis,…
Ken Nsimbi - Guiding Youth to the Top of Their First Summit
Nov 16, 2018 • 46 min
Growing up in Kenya, Ken’s dad had 2 wives. Nsimbi had 9 siblings. His dad, a dentist was an outgoing and gregarious fellow who had a full and lively life. Moving to Seattle to share a 1-bedroom apartment with 3 brothers, in the US was a hard transition,…
Andy Hnilo - Unmasked and Radiating Health
Nov 9, 2018 • 41 min
March 20, 2011 – Andy Hnilo was hit by a Land Rover as he stepped off the curb on Melrose in Los Angeles. Thrown across the street a Toyota Tundra hit him again. One accident, twice hit by trucks, a broken jaw, 7 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and somehow…
Werner Berger - Growth is Found Outside the Comfort Zone
Nov 2, 2018 • 42 min
At a conference, as an adult well into his life, Werner Berger considered the 3 things he’d like to do before he died. Though Berger possed no mountaineer experience, he wanted to climb Kilimanjaro, the Matterhorn, and to travel to Everest’s base camp.…
Pete Koch - It Requires Sacrifice, Inspiration from an NFL 1st Round PIck
Oct 26, 2018 • 59 min
played defensive end for the University of Maryland. He graduated the same year as his teammate Boomer Esiason. Coincidentally, Pete’s Terrapins lost to Mark’s Huskies in the inaugural 1982 Aloha Bowl. 1st Round Pick Pete’s draft year,…
Charles Plumb is Packing His Parachute with Personal Adversity
Oct 25, 2018 • 70 min
Charles Plumb talks about the rewards of personal adversity; we need to pay attention. In this Rewind episode, we discuss three things. First, Charles’ philosophy of packing your own parachute. Next, recognizing that adversity is a terrible thing…
Dr. Charles Weaver - Cancer Connect
Oct 19, 2018 • 41 min
Dr. Charles Weaver is an oncologist who founded Cancer Connect. Dr. Weaver views researching or working with cancer patients as the most positive for a doctor to do. For him, the work is an opportunity to engage with people who need information, hope…
Brett Archibald - Overboard in the Indian Ocean
Oct 12, 2018 • 58 min
Brett Archibald spent 28 hours alone, lost at sea with nothing but his faith, family and friends to guide him. A case of food poisoning puts Brett on the railing of the ship in a storm as he and friends crossed the Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia.…
Bill Valenti - Linguist, Banker, Founder, Musician, Survivor
Oct 5, 2018 • 44 min
Bill Valenti is a banker, an entrepreneur, a cancer survivor, and a protest songwriter. Bill’s life is packed full of accomplishments. His tale starts by busking on the liberal revolutionary streets of Paris while attending school in the 60’s….
070: NFL QB Steve Beuerlein, Creating Opportunity to Grow, Through Change
Sep 28, 2018 • 52 min
NFL quarterback played for six different teams, over 14 seasons. Steve played for the Dallas Cowboys in 1992/93 season, the year the team won Super Bown XXVII. Before stepping the NFL field, Beuerlein started at QB for Notre Dame. Steve…
069: Raha Moharrak
Sep 21, 2018 • 48 min
Growing up in Saudi Arabia, females didn’t pick internationally famous mountain climber as an occupation. However, Raha Moharrak was an odd one (her words) who didn’t handle authority well. Always struggling to fit into the cookie cutter mold, hyper and…
067: Vern Tejas - 7 Summits 10X
Sep 14, 2018 • 43 min
has spent his life in the mountains. In this episode we discuss his achievements, evolution as a climber and his ability to make correct choices in complex settings. First, his list of accomplishments is beyond extraordinary. Tejas is the…
067: Making a Difference with former NFL Player Tafa Jefferson
Sep 7, 2018 • 41 min
Tafa Jefferson has never taken an easy path. He started football late, not playing until his senior high school season. After choosing UOP, the school dropped its football program. Undaunted Tafa stayed at UOP and worked his way through the schools…
065: Perfect Days With Cokie Berenyi
Aug 28, 2018 • 43 min
Cokie Berenyi is working for a #perfectday. Cokie and Mark climbed Denali together, sharing a tent and working on the same rope team. Their mutual appreciation for one another’s spirit, determination and focus was realized on Denali as they pushed…
064: Winning At Life After Football with Mark Brunell
Aug 24, 2018 • 28 min
Life has a habit of throwing us into difficult places. Yet, it also has the power to reveal our best qualities amidst those times. Mark Brunell is a perfect example of positivity. After going through a lot during his days on the NFL, he has remained…
063: A Life Of Thriving with Coach Elizabeth Miner
Aug 17, 2018 • 40 min
We all get stuck, most especially when life throws us in situations we never expected. The key to all of that is to keep on moving forward. Thriving day-by-day, Elizabeth Miner shares her journey. As a single mother of two at such a young age, she has…
Rewind 04: The Wellness Cancer Summit: The Latest Technology In Health, Fitness, And Beauty with Cynthia Besteman
Aug 16, 2018 • 43 min
Cynthia Besteman of the successful skincare line, Violets Are Blue, returns to talk about a very exciting partnership. As audience would probably recall, Cynthia previously shared how she had overcome breast cancer and developed her natural skincare…
062: Having The Faith To Overcome Life’s Adversities with Michael Ketterer
Aug 10, 2018 • 39 min
Standing up through life’s adversities says a lot about a person; more so when amidst all of these, you still continue to offer a helping hand to others. Michael Ketterer is a man who not only possesses a great voice that deserves a golden buzzer on…
061: Jim Mora Sr. on His Football Career, Life, Achievements, And Disappointments
Aug 3, 2018 • 65 min
Moving forward to your dream path is not always about taking on the uphill climb. Sometimes, you meet some downward turns that test you. The same goes with former NFL head coach of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts Jim Mora Sr….
060: Setting Your Own Rules And Rising Above The Competition with Gabby Reece
Jul 27, 2018 • 58 min
There are never new ideas, just new applications of old ideas. What started out as simple pool exercises and turned into a creative expression and a full pool training workout. American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model,…
059: Building Up The Courage To Carve Your Own Path with Nate Boyer
Jul 20, 2018 • 35 min
To live the way you want and do the things you love to do, sometimes you have to get off the treadmill and carve your own path. Nate Boyer knows this all too well. Nate wanted to choose his own path and rebelled against going the linear path of going…
058: Transforming Under The Three Strikes Law with Kenyatta Leal
Jul 13, 2018 • 50 min
Society thinks that everybody is just sitting inside prison plotting out their next crime when they get out. Kenyatta Leal says that’s definitely not the case. There are men and women inside, who are trying to change their lives and trying to do…
Rewind 03: Life Without Limits with College Football Analyst, Filmmaker & Scholar Yogi Roth
Jul 12, 2018 • 44 min
The biggest issue we see our country angry at times is because maybe we’re not having conversations, especially uncomfortable ones. Pac-12 Network’s college football analyst and New York Times bestselling author Yogi Roth finds it really interesting…
057: Wellness Elevated Through Loving Oneself with Todd Dean
Jul 6, 2018 • 36 min
When you believe that whatever you’re doing is tied to a purpose much bigger than yourself, great things start to happen. Todd Dean, CEO of Sanjara Wellness Elevated, is tied to such a purpose. Sanjara is a treatment facility and spa that unites…
Rewind 02: Break It Down: Insights From New Perspectives with American War Hero Pete Turner
Jul 5, 2018 • 55 min
Life is a mixture of different perspectives and views. American war hero Pete Turner served on numerous tours of duty including Croatia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, but this time around, he’s busy doing his own podcast called Break It Down. Pete…
056: Hope After a Spinal Cord Injury With Chris Norton
Jun 29, 2018 • 37 min
Your life can change in an instant. Chris Norton’s changed forever in a football accident, resulting in severe spinal cord injury. Imagine being told by doctors that you would never be able to move again. Are you going to spend the rest of your life…
Rewind 01: The Never Ending Quest For A Culture of Success with Jim Mora
Jun 28, 2018 • 58 min
They say as a coach in football or in professional sports in general, you’re hired to get fired. Jim Mora has been through it before. He says it has taken him a little bit of time to rebound, get his bearings back and progress forward, but he’s always…
055: Deep Undercover: Life After Espionage With Former Spy Jack Barsky
Jun 22, 2018 • 40 min
The infamous war between the CIA and Russia’s KGB is well-documented, but which of these events are fact, and which ones are simply embellished? Following over ten years of clandestine operations for the KGB, Jack Barsky is finally ready to tell all…
054: Jon Gordon: Roadmap To True Accomplishment On The Energy Bus
Jun 15, 2018 • 41 min
The journey to true accomplishment is a bumpy ride. How does one acquire a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team? The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an…
053: Evan Phillips: Merging Music And Mountain Climbing
Jun 8, 2018 • 29 min
Evan Phillips climbed mountains until an injury took him out of the game. Now he pours his energy into making music after his last critically-acclaimed hit, Silhouettes, which represented a new energy for Evan Phillips, one of Alaska’s most enduring…
052: The Last Mile: Breaking The Cycle Of Incarceration with Aly Tamboura
Jun 1, 2018 • 41 min
Almost 60% percent of all inmates that are released with no training end up back in jail. If it wasn’t for The Last Mile, an entrepreneurial training program preparing incarcerated individuals for successful re-entry into society, Aly Tamboura would…
051: Mike Hattrup: The World Of Extreme Skiing
May 25, 2018 • 30 min
The whole game has changed in terms of the way people train today, especially in extreme sports. Legendary skier and erstwhile actor in Blizzard of Aahhh’s, Mike Hattrup can attest to that fact that everything seems to be much more organized at a…
050: Christine Schwan: Improving Professional Sports Performance With Yoga
May 18, 2018 • 36 min
Christine Schwan holds state and national championships in fitness. Christine began practicing yoga as a way to find more balance after life changes brought her to the sacred space of single motherhood with two small boys. She fell in love with the…
049: Joshua Mantz: Overcoming Trauma And Cheating Death
May 11, 2018 • 46 min
Having a career in the military means you’re always going to be overcoming trauma and cheating death in order to survive. Joshua Mantz’s career in the military started when his step-father planted the seed in his mind when he was twelve years old….
048: Alex Deibold: Overcoming Adversity, Before And After Becoming An Olympic Medalist
May 4, 2018 • 46 min
We’re a product of our own environment. Olympic skier and snowboarder, Alex Deibold, grew up in the Vermont. At age four, the slopes and the mountains became his playground. Eventually, he got recruited to go to a ski academy, and that started his…
047: Cynthia Besteman: Overcoming Breast Cancer And Creating Violets Are Blue
Apr 27, 2018 • 39 min
Going through seven years of breast cancer led Cynthia Besteman to create Violets Are Blue, a skincare collection of products that is natural and safe for the body as well as the environment. Cynthia talks about the changes in her skin, her hair, her…
046: Scott Huesing: The Power of Connection in Leadership
Apr 20, 2018 • 54 min
In the military, they all have different mission sets. Scott Huesing believes this is true for life outside of military as well. He learned all about the power of connection while he was a commanding officer at the Marine Corps. He was involved in one…
045: Maura Sweeney: “Living Happy Inside Out”, The Mantra for an Authentic Life
Apr 13, 2018 • 42 min
To live an authentic life, you need to choose happiness that comes from within. When you are free from the outside circumstances that defines who you are, you then start living happy inside out. But this choice in itself takes a lot of courage, which…
044: Laird Hamilton: Big Wave Surfing’s Biggest, Boldest and Bravest
Apr 6, 2018 • 65 min
If you’re big on surfing, there’s no way you haven’t heard of Laird Hamilton. He has been labeled as the sport’s most complete surfer and the biggest, boldest, and bravest big wave surfer there is. Growing up with a surfing background, Laird…
043: Sparsh Shah: Combining Indian Classical Music with Hip Hop
Mar 30, 2018 • 46 min
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. That has never been more true than when Sparsh Shah looked into his parents’ eyes and told them not to worry or give up on him. He was told he was going to die, but knew he was meant to do something…
042: Glenn Derby: Finding Success Through Finding Purpose
Mar 23, 2018 • 48 min
Glenn Derby was an NFL football player who had all the money and popularity before everything around him crashed down. Glenn was battling with alcohol and medication, and struggled with finding purpose and happiness. His alcohol addiction started at…
041: Lee Tomlinson: Throat Cancer Survivor Who Conquered His Fear And Learned The Lesson Of Kindness
Mar 16, 2018 • 60 min
Most men think they are the toughest person in the world, until a life threatening sickness takes over their life and body. After getting kicked out of his own Hollywood Studio and winning the legal battle that lasted for four years, Lee Tomlinson was…
040: Pirie Jones Grossman: From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs Through Using Soul Centered Life Coaching
Mar 9, 2018 • 45 min
Pirie Jones Grossman looks like she has it all together. She’s a successful personal coach and works on helping people make their lives better. Unbeknownst to many, she had to overcome a fair amount of trials and soul searching. At 39, she…
039: Pete Turner: American War Hero on Overcoming Obstacles Behind Enemy Lines
Mar 2, 2018 • 44 min
Pete Turner, American War Hero, talks about his experiences during his tour of duty in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He specialized in going into conflict zones out into the towns and finding people that will provide valuable and classified…
038: Betsy Pake: The Happiness Coach Finding Greatness Through Struggles
Feb 23, 2018 • 41 min
Overcoming a lot of struggles in life will lead to finding greatness and great happiness. But a lot of us still ask, “How do I get there?” Happiness Coach, Betsy Pake’s answer to moving forward is to stop getting caught in the parts of our lives…
037: Ed Viesturs: American Climber Of 14 8000 Meter Peaks On Reaching Impossible Goals
Feb 16, 2018 • 51 min
Climbing mountains is an incredible feat that takes incredible people with incredible goals. Ed Viesturs is one of these people who has climbed fourteen 8,000 meter peaks. It took him 18 years to get to all those summits and 21 attempts. From all…
036: Mike Vowels, Acrobat Skier And Author OF Return To Paradise. A Skier’s Journey
Feb 9, 2018 • 44 min
There is no expiration date to do the great things we can do in our lives. The first step is to have a goal and work hard to achieve that goal. Mike Vowels has been hitting all his goals since he was nineteen, driving a Porsche 914 after winning one…
035: Steve Largent, The NFL Hall of Famer With No Fear
Feb 2, 2018 • 48 min
Football will always have bigger, stronger and faster guys. But this didn’t bother Steve Largent who is 5’ 11.5”, he had a job to do for his team and he did it. The only thing that was on his mind when he went out to a game was that he could…
034: Mandy Harvey: Deaf Singer With An Angelic Voice And Incredible Talent
Jan 26, 2018 • 49 min
The judges of America’s Got Talent could have never known that a beautiful voice could come from a young lady who couldn’t hear. Born with connective tissue disorder that affected joints and ligaments, Mandy Harvey got sick a lot of times and then…
033: Dara Kurtz: Crush Cancer Head On And Live A Crazy Perfect Life
Jan 19, 2018 • 28 min
In this technological age of social media and the internet, it is common to see people living a crazy perfect life. These three words has more meaningful for Dara Kurtz after surviving breast cancer. Her diagnosis of the lethal disease came at 2014…
032: Jake Olson, Blind Football Player On Rising Up To An Amazing Career
Jan 12, 2018 • 38 min
In life, there are different things that hit you at different times, but what’s important is how you get back up when this happens. One of the hardest thing that can hit you in life is being diagnosed with retinoblastoma as early as 8 months old….
031: Hugh Millen: A Lookback On The Challenging Life And Career Of An NFL Quarterback
Jan 5, 2018 • 78 min
Bouncing around the league for 10 years wasn’t an experience NFL quarterback Hugh Millen planned, but he was still grateful for it. His football career lead him to play with 93 pro ball players and he learned from coaches that went to the Super…
30: Rich Barton On Global Entrepreneurship; From Waiting On Tables To Pitching Expedia To Bill Gates
Dec 29, 2017 • 36 min
Because his parents set an important example about work ethics, Rich Barton became focused on work and businesses and grew up doing odds and ends jobs like being an ice cream truck driver and a waiter. Even in college, he started an exterior house…
029: Kacey McCallister: On Conquering The Spartan Race Challenge And How To Rise Up From Adversity
Dec 22, 2017 • 39 min
Kacey McCallister never wasted time and tears when he lost his legs from an accident when he was just six years old. His parents didn’t treat him any different from other kids who had to do their chores and go to school. What’s amazing is that…
028: Danielle Taylor, Her Phenomenal Comeback From Struggling Musician To Recording Artist
Dec 15, 2017 • 44 min
Having a vision of Vanessa Carlton meets Billy Joel, Danielle Taylor never let go of her love for being the singing voice of a Disney character and learned playing the piano. Before Danielle got her second LP The Chase she was told that she was…
027: The Captain Charles Plumb: On Packing Your Mental Parachute, Forgiving the Enemy and Enjoying Solitude in Life
Dec 8, 2017 • 58 min
Known as The Captain, Charles Plumb piloted an F-4 Phantom and flew 74 successful combat missions against Vietnamese forces and became a top gun pilot. Listen to his stories of being a prisoner of war for six years and coming home as a war hero. Learn…
026: Kyle Maynard: 2004 SP Best Athlete Award for Disability, On Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Living Life With No Excuses
Dec 1, 2017 • 34 min
Being born with no arms and legs never stopped Kyle Maynard from becoming a competitive football player, a champion wrestler and a summiteer of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Join Kyle’s journey as he almost gave up half way, but thanks to his family, coaches and…
025: Dr. Neeta Bhushan Author of Emotional Grit, on Going on a Journey to Find Yourself and Stepping into Greatness.
Nov 24, 2017 • 36 min
Seeing her parents suffer from cancer, Dr. Neeta Bhushan stopped being a kid when she was 10. Learn how she was able to let go of her knapsack of hope and start a journey of freedom, courage and compassion. Stepping in to greatness amidst adversity is…
024: Tom Flick on his Enter and Exit to the NFL, Overcoming the Hardships in Between, and on to Becoming a Change Leadership Speaker
Nov 17, 2017 • 62 min
Former NFL Quarterback Tom Flick, has garnered a reputation around the world as an authority on leadership by helping organizations like Google, Starbucks, Boeing and the Pentagon develop leaders, lead change effectively, recognize opportunities for…
023: Alison Levine: Seven Summiteer, Featured on 60 Minutes, #1 Public Speaker and Producer of the film “The Glass Ceiling”
Nov 10, 2017 • 51 min
Alison Levine is a high altitude mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer and a successful leadership consultant. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling On the Edge and the executive producer of a documentary, The Glass Ceiling. She has…
022: Justin Osmond, son of one of the famous Osmond brothers talks about overcoming his hearing loss and helping others. Super Inspirational…
Nov 3, 2017 • 47 min
Justin Osmond was born with profound hearing loss into a musical family. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and through modern-day technology, hear with conviction. Justin never allowed his hearing…
021: The Amazing Emily Farkas: Leading a purposeful life: Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Humanitarian, Mountaineer. Wow!
Oct 27, 2017 • 45 min
Dr. Emily Farkas is a Yale-trained Cardiothoracic surgeon and the first female accepted to the program at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Farkas is board certified by the ABTS and regularly participates in humanitarian missions performing the…
020: Colin O’Brady, from being burned over 25% of his body to setting the world record of climbing the GRAND SLAM in 139 days..
Oct 20, 2017 • 55 min
Colin O’Brady was born in the Northwest and attended Yale University. After graduating from Yale, Colin made the decision to travel around the world; however, while in Thailand, Colin endured a serious accident with a kerosene jump rope, burning 25…
019: Cory Procter on Developing Grit, Dealing with Hardships and Stories From NFL
Oct 13, 2017 • 57 min
Cory Porcter is a former American football guard in the National Football League, who played mostly for the Dallas Cowboys. I met him in Tanzania through the Waterboy foundation. In this episode, we will be discussing: How shifting your…
018: Dianette Wells on Conquering the Seven Summits to Overcoming the Tragic Loss of Her Amazing Son
Oct 6, 2017 • 51 min
Dianette Wells is a mountain climber and adventure racer who immerses herself in new experiences as a form of therapy. She has currently climbed seven summits, including Everest and Denali. After the passing of her son, Dianette found that she had…
017: Erik Weihenmayer on The Catalyst for Confidence
Sep 29, 2017 • 60 min
Erik Weihenmayer lives a “no barriers” lifestyle even after becoming blind during his childhood. He is an adventurer who has climbed the seven summits, biked the Leadville 100, kayaked 277 miles down the Colorado river, and was even the first…
016: The Modern Day Renaissance Man, Steve Azar
Sep 22, 2017 • 74 min
Steve Azar is a singer and songwriter that marries country, rock, and blues influences to create “Delta-Soul.” Inspired by the state of Mississippi, Steve wrote many successful tracks that topped the country charts including “Waitin’ On…
015: Kathy Eldon on Sharing Our Journeys
Sep 15, 2017 • 45 min
Kathy Eldon is the founder of Creative Visions, an author of over 17 books, a filmmaker, a public speaker, and a warrior in the face of adversity. In this episode, we’ll be discussing: The events that steadily propelled Kathy around the globe How…
014: NFL Hall Of Famer Morten Andersen
Sep 8, 2017 • 47 min
Mark interviews his long time friend and former teammate Morten Andersen. He is the all-time leader in games played; he also holds the distinction of being the all-time leading scorer in NFL history. Morten retells his story when he was out of football…
013: Astronaut & Doctor Scott Parazynski
Sep 1, 2017 • 50 min
Scott Parazynski is a marvel of accomplishment. He was raised overseas before coming back to the states and attending Stanford. He then went on to become a doctor at that same university before being admitted into NASA program to become an astronaut. He…
012: Entrepreneur Mitch Russo
Aug 25, 2017 • 46 min
In 1985, Mitch co-founded Timeslips Corp, which grew to become the largest time tracking Software Company in the world. In 1994, Timeslips Corp was sold to Sage, plc. While at Sage, Mitch went on to run all of Sage U.S. as Chief Operating Officer, a…
011: Jerry Robinson - Former Raiders and Eagles Player
Aug 18, 2017 • 52 min
Jerry Robinson played 13 years in the NFL. He attended UCLA where he was a three-time All American, was voted 10th in the Heisman Trophy race as best player in the country and then was drafted in the 1st round by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jerry played in…
010: Mark Bonchek of Shift Academy
Aug 11, 2017 • 36 min
Mark Bonchek is a PhD from Harvard and is on a mission to update leaders’ thinking in a digital age. He received his doctorate in Digital Strategy back in 1997 and was clearly ahead of his time as the internet was just taking off. Love his title: Chief…
009: Joe De Sena of Spartan Race and Death Race
Aug 4, 2017 • 37 min
Joe De Sena is the CEO and co-founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race. He is also the author of Spartan Up: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life.
008: Chris Long - NFL Defensive End & WaterBoys.org Founder
Jul 28, 2017 • 44 min
Chris Long is currently a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the 2nd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
007: Laura Doyle on Marriage and “The Surrendered Wife”
Jul 21, 2017 • 48 min
Laura Doyle’s marriage was a painful reality. She didn’t understand what had happened but things were not as she had dreamed they would be. That’s when she made the choice that would change her entire life. She decided to begin a study of women…
006: Shark Attack Victim Mike Coots
Jul 14, 2017 • 40 min
This is an amazing tale of survival by Mike Coots who at the time, was 18 years old when a 15’ tiger shark attacked him off the coast of Kauai and bit off his leg. In an attempt to save his life, he punched the shark twice in the face before it swam…
005: Nick Hardwick - Broadcaster and Former San Diego Charger
Jul 7, 2017 • 51 min
Nick Hardwick is a former San Diego Charger who played 11 years in the NFL, made the Pro Bowl in 2006, is the co-host of sports talk radio XTRA 1360 in San Diego and was just hired to be on the broadcast team for the Chargers as they relocate to LA. …
004: Climbing Legend Lou Whittaker
Jun 30, 2017 • 35 min
Mark travels to Ashford, Washington to interview climbing legend Lou Whittaker. At 88 years young, he is as sassy and vibrant as he was in his 20’s. Lou talks about his early climbing days at Mt Rainier, founding RMI Guiding Company, Whittaker’s…
003: Navy Seal Brad McLeod
Jun 23, 2017 • 42 min
We talk to Brad McLeod about becoming a Navy Seal and going through BUDS. I have always wondered what is was like to become a Navy Seal and the process it takes. Brad recounts his many setbacks that he had in trying to become one. He ultimately made…
002: UCLA Football Head Coach Jim Mora, Jr.
Jun 16, 2017 • 46 min
Mark interviews Jim Mora, Jr. who is currently UCLA’s Head Football coach. Jim talks about growing up in a football family with his dad, Jim Mora, Sr. and what it was like to travel from city to city while his dad chased coaching jobs as he made his…
001: Yogi Roth - College Football Analyst, Filmmaker & Scholar
Jun 9, 2017 • 55 min
Yogi Roth is a Pac-12 Networks college football analyst, filmmaker, scholar, New York Times Best-Selling Author, accomplished coach, motivational speaker, media personality, host and world-traveler who has been studying human potential for over a…
Welcome To Finding Your Summit - With Mark Pattison
May 30, 2017 • 0 min
Mark Pattison is a former NFL player, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mountaineer who is now climbing the Seven Summits. Through his life’s journey, business, sports & charity work, Mark has been fortunate to meet some of the world’s most…