Finding Your Summit Podcast

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

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

By Mark P | June 11, 2019

Blair Kellison Blair Kellison, CEO of Traditional Medicinals, is a self-proclaimed “MBA Granola-head”. 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 life was forever changed. He realized that just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean…

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

By Mark P | June 11, 2019

Garrett Madison Garrett Madison of Madison Mountaineering is a world-class mountaineer and guide and also holds multiple high altitude mountaineering world records. His records include first person to summit Mt. Everest and Lhotse in less than 24 hours, the only person to climb Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse three times in one day, first person…

099: Ed Molitor: Former Texas A & M basketball coach on being purposeful, positive & energetic after overcoming adversity.

By Mark P | June 11, 2019

Ed Molitor 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, organizations, and teams think, act, & execute at an elite level. After leaving the sport…

098: Surviving a plane crash with 2 time America’s Got Talent Finalist.

By Mark P | June 11, 2019

Kechi Okwuchi Kechi Okwuchi is a Nigerian-born self-taught singer and plane crash survivor. Since becoming a finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2017, she has become a traveling artist, inspirational speaker and burn survivor advocate. Throughout the difficult journey of her burns recovery, Kechi was sustained by her faith, her family and her music. On…

097: Jean Enersen – First Woman Co-Anchor in the US, Conquered Her Summit

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Jean Enersen 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 in Seattle in 1968 Jean’s…

096: Cody Foster – Co-Founder of Advisors Excel , Finding the Summit Team

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Cody Foster 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. Cody also co-founded a multi-billion dollar business called Advisors Excel. In a one stoplight town, they owned the bowling alley, cafe and a farm. His entrepreneurial grandparents…

095: Sheryl O’Loughlin – Rebbl CEO is Killing It, with Sheryl O’Loughlin

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Sheryl O’Loughlin Sheryl O’Loughlin is in no particular order an entrepreneur, business executive, author, motivational speaker, wife and mother. She has served as CEO of top brands like Clif Bar and Plum Organics, and today she is the CEO and “Chief Love Officer” of REBBL, a company that produces super herb beverages and applies a…

094: Sean Evangelista – Climbing Back Up from the Bottom, with Sean Evangelista

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Sean Evangelista Sean Evangelista is a former member of the U.S. Navy Seals, an entrepreneur and the owner of “Thirty Seconds Out”, a unique apparel company offering commando-inspired t-shirt and cap designs as well as other military-related items. Sean had a difficult and troubled childhood, but he managed to turn his life around after high…

093: A Football Life, with Anthony Allen

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Multi-Sport Athletic Star Anthony Allen is a former NFL player and a good friend. Anthony and I first met in high school when we served on rival football teams, and his confidence as a player made a lasting impression on me. After high school, we played together for the University of Washington before we were…

Finding Nirvana by Embracing Fear, with Akshay Nanavati

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Akshay Nanavati Akshay Nanavati is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who now works as a celebrated author, speaker and entrepreneur. Born in India, Akshay immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen and began struggling with drugs shortly thereafter. However, watching the 2001 film Black Hawk Down inspired Akshay to take…

091: Mark Pattison – Reflections from the Top of Summit Six

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Mark Pattison This episode of Finding Your Summit will be a little different because I won’t be inviting a guest to join me. For this episode, I’ll be speaking with you directly to share my own story with you in greater detail. But first, allow me to give you a little background and context, especially…

090: Motivational Speaking and Leadership, with Bernie Swain

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Bernie Swain is an author, TEDx motivational speaker and business leader. His organization, Washington Speakers Bureau, has worked with top national and international leaders including three U.S. Presidents, four British Prime Ministers, numerous journalists, military generals and other influential and high-profile clients. His work has been covered by The Washington Post, Fortune magazine, Entrepreneur magazine…

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

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