Finding Your Summit Podcast

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

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Loving the Process and working my way towards Mt Everest..

By Mark P | July 13, 2019

Hey Everyone, this is my first blogpost on my NFL Page.  Thanks for reading!!  As some of you know, I have been on a quest to climb the Seven Summit for 8 years.  I have been on 6 of the 7 highest peaks on each continent having been on Denali twice (it was a mother)…

112: Jeffrey Glasbrenner: Motivational Speaker, Athlete, Author, and Father refused to allow becoming an amputee to prevent him from athletic competition and mountain climbing.

By Gabe Murillo | July 12, 2019

Jeffrey Glasbrenner On July 30th 1980, when guest Jeffrey Glasbrenner was still only 8-years old, growing up in Boscobel, Wisconsin in the Southwest part of the state, this farm boy that loved helping his dad who he idolized, had his life completely changed forever. While cutting hay, his right leg was cut by the tractor…

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.”

By Mark P | July 5, 2019

Debra Meyerson, PhD Debra Meyerson holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Behavior Studies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Debra went on to become a tenured Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Business, along with being a faculty co-founder of the Stanford Center on…

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.

By Mark P | June 28, 2019

Howard Behar Howard Behar is not just the man that retired from the epic coffee company Starbucks, but he has been favorably referred to as “a hero of conscious capitalism.” At 75, Behar stills sits on the board of directors for Biller Family Foundation, is an advisory board member for Gonzaga Leadership Studies, a director…

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.

By Mark P | June 21, 2019

Chris Warner Chris Warner is a man who has fulfilled many forms of satisfaction thanks to his enthusiasm around the sport of mountaineering. The upward mobility of Chris’ journey has not only taken him to Mount Everest and K2 in Asia, but he has also evolved into a leadership educator at the well-respected Wharton School…

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.

By Mark P | June 13, 2019

JJ Birden JJ Birden was not a kid that grew up always wanting to be a professional football player in the NFL. But, he was definitely a young athlete with the heart of a lion and the head of a champion. But how exactly did JJ Birden pivot from track-and-field with Olympic dreams to football?…

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…

By Mark P | June 12, 2019

Jason Redman Jason Redman was never one to let his diminutive size as a child prevent him from playing aggressive sports. When he told his father he wanted to play football, his dad’s response was simply, “No. You’ll just get hurt.” Hearing the restrictive word ‘no’ became a source of inspiration in Jason’s life, not…

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.

By Mark P | June 12, 2019

Terry McDonough Terry McDonough is in his seventh season with the Arizona Cardinals and sixth as Vice President of Player Personnel. In his current role with the Cardinals, Terry works alongside GM Steve Keim, overseeing both the college and pro personnel departments while assisting with player contract negotiations. He started his NFL career as an…

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.

By Mark P | June 12, 2019

Lisa Odenweller Lisa Odenweller had an interest in making healthy food at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mid-30s that she figured out that this interest was in fact her calling. It wasn’t until her husband and daughter were facing serious health issues that she realized that each one of us has a…

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.

By Mark P | June 12, 2019

Don Yaeger Don Yaeger is a Leadership Speaker, longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, executive coach and 11-time New York Times Best-Selling author. Don focuses on the key theme of achieving greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. As an executive coach, he is hired by organizations…

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.

By Mark P | June 11, 2019

Randy Hetrick 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 “grinder sports that no one…

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.

By Mark P | June 11, 2019

Trent Dilfer 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 camp featuring 24 of the nation’s best high…

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