Finding Your Summit Podcast

Stories with fascinating people of amazing accomplishment. Hosted by Mark Pattison.

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | RSS | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | SoundCloud

014: NFL Hall Of Famer Morten Andersen

By Mark P | September 8, 2017

Mark interviews his long time friend and former teammate Morten Andersen, also nicknamed “The Great Dane.” Morten who is from Denmark, came to the United States as a exchange student, tried out for the football team as a kicker and would go onto become an All-American at Michigan State University and longtime NFL Player. He…

FYS 13 | Astronaut & Doctor

013: Astronaut & Doctor Scott Parazynski

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | September 1, 2017

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. A veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski’s latest mission…

FYS 012 | Entrepreneur

012: Entrepreneur Mitch Russo

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | August 25, 2017

  The first thing I want to do is throw out some appreciation to everybody who has been downloading and listening and commenting on my podcast. I started this journey a couple of months ago. I wanted to throw it out there, all about overcoming adversity and finding success. That has come in a number…

FYS 011 | Jerry Robinson

011: Jerry Robinson – Former Raiders and Eagles Player

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | August 18, 2017

We’ve got a great guest on. His name is Jerry Robinson. Jerry and I go way back. We’re teammates with the Raiders back in the day. Jerry is a guy that went to UCLA. He was a three-time All-American, ended up as the number one draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles. He played six years…

FYS 10 | SHIFT Academy

010: Mark Bonchek of Shift Academy

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | August 11, 2017

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 Epiphany Officer!! Who wouldn’t want that? As…

009: Joe De Sena of Spartan Race and Death Race

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | August 4, 2017

We’ve got another really cool guest. His name is Joe De Sena. Joe is the Founder and CEO of Spartan Race, which is a crazy series of races that they have now all over the world. If you’ve never done one of these races, they’re crazy. It’s extreme adventure racing. I did one of these…

FYS 008 | WaterBoys

008: Chris Long – NFL Defensive End & Founder

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | July 28, 2017

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. Chris played for the New England Patriots last year and was involved in one the the greatest comebacks ever by winning the Super Bowl. He played…

FYS 007 | The Surrendered Wife

007: Laura Doyle on Marriage and “The Surrendered Wife”

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | July 21, 2017

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 who had happy and fulfilling marriages. What she discovered was the…

FYS 006 | Shark Attack

006: Shark Attack Victim Mike Coots

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | July 14, 2017

  I live in Hermosa Beach, California and I go down to the surf all the time and see fins bobbing up and down. I always think about, “This must be a great white shark or something.” I interviewed a guy named who lives in Kauai and was attacked by a tiger shark about ten…

005: Nick Hardwick – Broadcaster and Former San Diego Charger

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | July 7, 2017

I’ve got a great guy, Nick Hardwick, eleven-year NFL pro for the San Diego Chargers. Nick was a guy who I met down in Tanzania when we climbed Kilimanjaro on the Waterboys Project. I just found the guy so fascinating. He will be the color guy for the San Diego Chargers, now the LA Chargers,…

FYS 004 | Rainier Mountaineering Incorporated

004: Climbing Legend Lou Whittaker

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | June 30, 2017

I’ve got a great guest. I actually flew from LA to Seattle and then drove two and a half hours to a little teeny-tiny town called Ashford, Washington which is just outside the Mount Rainier National Park entrance. As you drive into this town, it’s really not noticeable by a whole lot except for Whittaker’s…


Interview on 941 The Voice

By Finding Your Summit Podcast | June 29, 2017

Hear Mark interviewed on 941 “The Voice” about his NFL to Seven Summits challenge.

111: 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.”

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.

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.

108: JJ Birden: Ex-NFL wide receiver for the Browns, Cowboys, Chiefs, and Falcons has overcome serious physical injuries and raising five nieces and nephews along with his own children to become a successful entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker.

107: Jason Redman: 20 years as a Navy Seal & shot 8 times including one to the face on enemy front lines. No bad days, only good days for this hero…

106: 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.

105: 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.

104: 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.

103: 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.

102: 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.

101: Blair Kellison: Paying it forward with the CEO of Traditional Medicinals

100: Garrett Madison: The dangers of Guiding Clients up Mt Everest and K2

Ever feel stuck? We can relate...
Ready for a dramatic change? We've been there...
Life is pretty good, but you aren't living your true purpose? We can help...

If any of these statements are true for you, know that even NFL players go through these frustrations. If you're curious and ready to elevate your game, please download the FREE pdf eTool and join the team today!