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Breaking Trail

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Breaking Trail. An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make the world a better place. Rather than prescription, these stories serve as lessons and inspiration. Past guests have won Olympic Gold (Kikkan Randall), are empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault through therapy and mountain biking (Jeannine Anders), and make adaptive sports accessible to the backcountry (Vasu Sojitra). This show is for those who prefer to define your own idea of success and break trail to get there. Interested in being a guest? Learn more here. http://bigleapcreative.com/pitch-the-breaking-trail-podcast/ Let me know if you have questions!

Breaking Trail. An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make the world a better place. Rather than prescription, these stories serve as lessons and inspiration. Past guests have won Olympic Gold (Kikkan Randall), are empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault through therapy and mountain biking (Jeannine Anders), and make adaptive sports accessible to the backcountry (Vasu Sojitra). This show is for those who prefer to define your own idea of success and break trail to get there. Interested in being a guest? Learn more here. http://bigleapcreative.com/pitch-the-breaking-trail-podcast/ Let me know if you have questions!

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Breaking Trail. An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make the world a better place. Rather than prescription, these stories serve as lessons and inspiration. Past guests have won Olympic Gold (Kikkan Randall), are empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault through therapy and mountain biking (Jeannine Anders), and make adaptive sports accessible to the backcountry (Vasu Sojitra). This show is for those who prefer to define your own idea of success and break trail to get there. Interested in being a guest? Learn more here. http://bigleapcreative.com/pitch-the-breaking-trail-podcast/ Let me know if you have questions!

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@lisagerber

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English

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Episodes

Leigh Bercaw: Living Life as if it Were Short

6/14/2021
What happens when you think you have eight years left to live and then you find out it’s actually probably going to be ok? I learned so much from Leigh Bercaw of Blue Fingers Farm for the season finale of Breaking Trail podcast. First of all, Leigh was super career-focused when a health prognosis meant she more than likely had only 8 years at the most to live. You’re going to learn how this changed her outlook on life and therefore, her life. How something so seemingly terrible turned out...

Duration:00:53:07

Ryan Egan: Keeping Up with the Youngsters with Joint Mobility

5/31/2021
Ryan Egan started Movement Gym, well, if we’re being honest, as a Plan B. His original plan was to be a pro snowboarder but that didn’t go well for him in many ways. And now, after years of beating and battering his body, he helps you, me and everyone, keep your body in shape so you can keep going out and doing adventures and share connection with your kids, grandkids, younger friends with a focus on joint mobility. We’re going to talk about how life led him here; about the importance of...

Duration:00:42:18

Sheryl Wiser: Moving at the Speed of Trust

5/17/2021
The Director of Outreach at Tilth Alliance, and lead staff for the Eat Local First Collaborative a multi-partnership collaboration between food system organizations around the state. An established communicator and narrative storyteller, Sheryl is recognized as a builder of strategic partnerships with career experience in the non-profit, corporate, civic, and media sectors. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable agriculture and consumer education promoting local food and farms. She...

Duration:00:54:38

Beth Norton: Life as a Backpacking Adventure

5/3/2021
Typically, I talk to people who have already sort of found their path. After things have landed together for them. Today’s conversation is a little different because with Beth Norton, things haven’t landed into place yet, but I found Beth’s story to be so remarkable I wanted to share it here. But really, if you think about it – we are all in the middle of our stories because we are all currently ALIVE. And that means we will still have a next chapter. Beth Norton currently works in Boise...

Duration:00:52:14

Raheim Robinson: How Art Can Change the World

4/19/2021
Can you think of a time where you’ve tried something new and felt like you have no business being there, doing your thing. It’s intimidating, the environment feels unwelcome? Some of us have only experienced it here and there but this is a place many grow up in. Raheim didn’t let that stop him from doing the things he loves. And is now doing work to pay that forward with his work with younger adults and his filmmaking. So we talked about things like changing the story you tell yourself, the...

Duration:00:55:57

Jeff Thompson: What's in His Summer Backpack

4/5/2021
What are your travel plans? Maybe not much or something pretty local? Maybe something in the backcountry, our best bet as we hopefully wind down on this COVID era. I miss going to Canada, big time. I miss international travel. I will say though that I have found one silver lining in this time. I have discovered many spots within a five-hour drive, of where I live. I am guessing that might be the same for you. In that vein, I wanted to replay an episode from years ago you might have missed...

Duration:00:37:27

John Grollmus: How the Hospitality Mindset Has Served Him Well

3/22/2021
John Grollmus opened his first restaurant a long time ago. Today, he and one partner have five restaurants in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. He is also a writer and a ski guide. Here’s what I love about his story. He had to scramble hard to get funding to start that first restaurant. At one point, they had successfully grown to six restaurants and two partners. They could have kept growing. There were opportunities to do so. We talked about maintaining consistency through growth and happiness....

Duration:00:40:04

Kikkan Randall and the Battles of a Lifetime

3/8/2021
I’m taking this week off, and we’re running a replay of an interview I did in 2018 with Kikkan Randall. Kikkan and Jessie Diggins won the gold medal in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang exactly three years ago. They are the first-ever cross country skiing gold medal in the women’s team sprint. Kikkan Randall won 17 U.S. national titles, she’s made 16 podiums in the Stage World Cup, five trips to the Winter Olympics, and had the highest finish by an individual US woman at the World...

Duration:00:41:06

Brett Kruse: Life is a Team Sport

2/22/2021
Brett Kruse recently joined Outdoor Research as their VP of People and Culture. This position is a perfect marriage of his outdoor pursuits and his people leadership skills. You know I’m always fascinated how we all can find meaning and purpose in life through a seemingly meandering path that, in hindsight looks like a neat and tidy story but when we're all in it, who knows what's happening? In this week’s conversation, you will learn that Brett grew up internationally. Born in Costa Rica,...

Duration:00:41:14

Katie Egland Cox: Land Conservation and Thinking About Our Legacy

2/8/2021
Katie Cox brings her background in architecture and design to the world of land conservation and I love talking to people who find purpose through two disparate passions. As the executive director of the Kaniksu Land Trust, she brings a new approach to conservation and we talk about the impact it has on the community. It will give you thought on how it can change yours. If you are running in Sandpoint on trails early in the morning, you are likely to pass Katie Cox during her morning run....

Duration:00:49:05

Mandy Evans: Same Mission, New Name

1/25/2021
Today on our 100th episode, I’m doing something a little bit different. I normally don't bring my work projects into the podcast, but the day that this podcast publishes, January 25 2021 is an exciting day. We are launching the new name and brand for Panhandle Animal Shelter here in Sandpoint Idaho and so I have Executive Director, Mandy Evans, joining me. We're actually interviewing each other because this episode will also run on her podcast, which you should check out. It's called People...

Duration:00:45:02

Jason Welker: Breaking Trail Literally and Figuratively

1/11/2021
Jason Welker, executive director of Pend Oreille Pedalers, was an aspiring basketball player growing up in the suburbs of Indianapolis. At the age of 16, his life was pretty much up-ended when his father took a position overseas and moved his family to Malaysia. As you can imagine, this caused some angst in a teenarge but quickly turned around to change the trajectory and path of Jason's life in a very positive way. I think you'll find Jason's life story quite interesting. We talked about...

Duration:00:52:59

Brian Harder - The Price of Admission

12/28/2020
Today's guest is a return guest, my friend Brian Harder. If you're a regular listener, you know that Brian has been on the podcast many times. And today, we talk about the price of admission to the wilderness. We are not talking about permits and park fees. I should preface this by saying that we don't proclaim to be experts and most of this is simply opinion. We don't really have any solutions, but we hope that we provoke some thought and conversation the next time you're sitting around a...

Duration:00:37:16

Lessons from the Outdoors in Leadership with Zoë Routh

12/14/2020
I’m always fascinated by the paths we take, and how a decision here or there leads to the next thing and then on to the next thing. Of course, extra bonus points for marrying two separate passions into one successful career, and a path of happiness. Zoë Routh is UK-born, Canadian-raised and Australian resident who is a highly successful leadership expert specializing in the people stuff. She shows leaders and teams struggling with office politics and silos, how to work better together. She’s...

Duration:00:47:35

Jessica Johnson: Gender Inclusivity in Outdoor Sports

11/30/2020
What does it mean to be a man or a woman? I bet many of you have never considered that thought. I know I haven't, I'm a female that's the end of the conversation but what if all of that came into question. What if you simply don't identify as a male or a female and what does that feel like? The stories we have been told our whole lives shape our world and what we do. What becomes so ingrained in us doesn't even prompt us to question it, we simply don't even think about it. Well, that's not...

Duration:00:34:55

Courtney Condy: If not her, then whom?

11/16/2020
Courtney Condy was a recent college grad who felt disillusioned with the corporate grind while living and working in San Francisco. A last-minute trip to Nepal in 2015 changed her life forever when her trekking group got caught in the middle of an 8.1 magnitude earthquake two days away from Everest Basecamp. Upon returning to the US she quit her job and became an Adventure Travel Guide and began leading trips all around the US and the world. In 2018, She founded Occupation Wild, a job board...

Duration:00:37:32

Rich Hohne: Defeating the Nagging Status Quo

11/2/2020
There is a ski area in Japan called Asahidake that is essentially a summer tram they open for winter to allow for tram-served backcountry skiing. It’s not patrolled or groomed (although there are two groomed roads that serve as sort of a thoroughfare to the bottom. We couldn’t wait to check it out. pass this up. On our first tram ride to the top and exited onto a stunning mountain side. Looking above, you could see the volcano. Below and to the sides many options but hard to tell where one...

Duration:00:37:43

93: Anastasia Allison on Near Death Experiences and Living on our Own Terms

11/15/2019
Anastasia Allison was an unusual kid. She was into things you and I probably were not such as volunteering at a national park as an interpretive guide wearing period costumes performing hymns and folk songs with her violin. Sounds like a super cool kid to me in many ways but sadly, Allison suffered a great deal of bullying as a child. It might be for that reason she spent a lot of her life trying to conform to this “what should we be and do with our lives.” She finally realized after a...

Duration:01:14:32

92: Mary Fiedler: Optimal Health EVEN Through Menopause

10/31/2019
Many conventional doctors will tell women going through menopause that hormonal decline that contributes to aging is part of life. Deal with it. Well, we don’t have to totally. There is help out there. I had a health issue this past march and I realized I knew a lot less about my body than I realized. Mary Fiedler loves what she does especially because she wants to educate clients about their bodies and their health. So, with much convincing, I got her to FINALLY come on the show and talk...

Duration:00:42:43

91: Amy Charity Reflects Back on that Pivotal Moment

10/17/2019
The trajectory widens as you move away from that moment that changed everything. At the age of 34, Amy left the financial industry to pursue her passion and a career in professional bike racing. As an athlete, an Ironman, endurance trail running and finally cycling, consumed her time outside of the corporate workplace. Amy raced for the U.S. National Team and signed a contract with one of the top ten women’s professional racing teams in the world. Her team won a National Championship in the...

Duration:00:50:33