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089: Starting Over Again Through Song, with Ta’u Pupu’a

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

Ta’u Pupu’a is a graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center and former NFL player recruited by the Coach Bill Belichick of the Cleveland Browns (which became the Baltimore Ravens). Born a native of the Kingdom of Tonga, Ta’u moved to Salt Lake City and discovered football in high school. Ta’u was able to attend Weber…

Rewind 066: Speaker, Retired NFL Quarterback, Tom Flick Is Here To Learn About You

By Mark P | June 10, 2019

In this REWIND episode, Mark and Tom Flick discuss moving faster with less chaos. “We must stop, slowdown and think,” says Tom. When companies are too focused on efficiencies and relying on processes, organizations lose intentionality. These automated approaches to life and work invite chaos. To be nimble and fast, leaders have to create the right…

Powder Matt Mosteller

087: Powder Matt Mosteller The Adventurer’s Path Through the Mountains

By adminbeav | January 11, 2019

Powder Matt Mosteller’s life changed in the mountains. Sitting in a station wagon alone, waiting…life happened. Matt wanting some fresh air, opened his car door. A ski instructor on the way up the mountains saw young Matt and said, “Come on, I’m about to give a lesson, come with me and I’ll teach you how…

Mariel Hemingway

086: Mariel Hemingway – Gets Real About Conquering Her Summit

By adminbeav | January 4, 2019

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 family. Everyone was damaged and self-medicating to cope. Mariel made a documentary Running From Crazy that…

Rebecca Rusch

085: Rebecca Rusch – Queen of Pain

By adminbeav | December 28, 2018

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. She’s been a member of the US National white water rafting…

Stephen Wampler

084: Stephen Wampler – Making Disabilities Disappear

By adminbeav | December 21, 2018

Stephen Wampler 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 not just exceptional, but a singular accomplishment. From a young age, Stephen’s neurological disorder earned him no special treatment at…

Tim Kennedy

083: Tim Kennedy, Sheepdog Response, Always Hard to Kill

By adminbeav | December 14, 2018

Tim Kennedy Always Hard to Kill 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 fought for the title. His…

ESPN Reporter Shelley Smith

082: Shelley Smith – ESPN Reporter, Chasing Stories, Tackling Adversity

By adminbeav | December 7, 2018

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter, Chasing Stories, Tackling Adversity Shelley Smith is a reporter at ESPN. She’s done stories on some of the most memorable moments in sports history. It is the unique angles that keep Shelley, who avoids the obvious, valuable on the sidelines at games. The Adversity Everyone knows Shelley is a pro. When…

081: Todd Orr – Survived 2 Grizzly Bear Attacks

By adminbeav | November 30, 2018

Todd Orr – Survived 2 Grizzly Bear Attacks Todd Orr is an outdoors man. He’s grew up and fell in love with outdoor life in the mountains of Ennis, Montana. His days were spent camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Todd realizing he didn’t want an indoor life, he got a degree in fish and wildlife…

080: Mike Hamill – Climbing The Seven Summits

By adminbeav | November 23, 2018

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 time, more importantly, he always gets his clients…

Rewind 079: Pirie Jones Grossman Getting Better By Forgiving Yourself

By adminbeav | November 22, 2018

Pirie Jones Grossman Getting Better By Forgiving Yourself 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, except in her case, it’s much more intesnse. The western…

078: Ken Nsimbi – Guiding Youth to the Top of Their First Summit

By adminbeav | November 16, 2018

  Ken Nsimbi, guiding King County’s youth to the top. Ken Nsimbi immigrated to the United States as a teenager from his native Nairobi, Kenya. The move to the US happened while Ken and his brothers vacationed to visit their mother in Seattle. Ken’s mom kept the move a secret from the boys until just…

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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