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No Barriers empowers people to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their best to the world. The No Barriers Podcast is an exploration of the gritty reality of the struggles we all face, with the detailed stories of those that have persevered to find amazing outcomes on the other side. The No Barriers Podcast is a product of No Barriers USA, a not-for profit corporation as designated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about No Barriers, visit nobarriersusa.org and find out how you can get involved in our programs.

No Barriers empowers people to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their best to the world. The No Barriers Podcast is an exploration of the gritty reality of the struggles we all face, with the detailed stories of those that have persevered to find amazing outcomes on the other side. The No Barriers Podcast is a product of No Barriers USA, a not-for profit corporation as designated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about No Barriers, visit nobarriersusa.org and find out how you can get involved in our programs.
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United States

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No Barriers empowers people to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their best to the world. The No Barriers Podcast is an exploration of the gritty reality of the struggles we all face, with the detailed stories of those that have persevered to find amazing outcomes on the other side. The No Barriers Podcast is a product of No Barriers USA, a not-for profit corporation as designated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about No Barriers, visit nobarriersusa.org and find out how you can get involved in our programs.

Language:

English

Contact:

(970) 484-3633?970


Episodes

Bringing No Barriers into Business: Meet SVP Steve Rae

12/3/2018
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Our hosts sat down with Steve Rae, an accomplished leader in the Corporate world to discuss how to weave the themes of No Barriers into business leadership. Steve is a Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Berlitz and the CEO of ConnectEdPlanet, a learning consultancy focused on the design, development, and management of innovative learning programs through the application of social, experiential, and gamification strategies that maximize learner engagement. He has been...

Duration:00:36:41

Entrepreneur and advocate Heidi McKenzie makes her mark with humor and a loud voice.

11/19/2018
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Jeff, Erik, and Dave speak with Heidi McKenzie, a young woman from Kentucky who was pursuing her dreams of a fashion career until a car accident left her a T4 paraplegic at age 21. Our team met Heidi when she was selected for a Reach Award and attended the 2017 No Barriers Summit. She was chosen based on her many accomplishments that were not despite her disability but because of it and the difference she strives to make in her own community. An entrepreneur, Heidi started Alter UR Ego, a...

Duration:00:40:38

Innovation Born from Adversity: Tom Dixon talks about his No Barriers Story

11/5/2018
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Our hosts talk with Tom Dixon about his innovative app that he created as the result of an injury he sustained in his mid-twenties when he was hit by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury. His TBI caused seizures and severe losses in his episodic memory, a type of amnesia meaning he does not recall the details of his day. Instead of retreating into a dark place, Tom used his new condition to be the catalyst to create the innovative mobile app ME.mory that helps him fill in the missing...

Duration:00:39:41

Driving the Bus in Business and in Life - Talking with CEO, George Heinrichs

10/22/2018
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Our team sat down with George Heinrichs, CEO of ANDE, a Rapid DNA Analysis product that produces a DNA ID in less than 2hours (they usually require months of analysis) and can be used outside of a lab by non-technical users. This is a public safety tool that has the potential to change the criminal justice system and combat terrorism. George discusses the barriers he's encountered in his storied career and the mindset and Vision he employs to push through them. George's story shows you don't...

Duration:00:39:51

What is the No Barriers Podcast?

10/1/2018
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Welcome to our No Barriers Podcast with hosts Erik Weihenmayer, Jeff Evans, and Dave Shurna. We discuss what to expect in upcoming episodes and to introduce you to our hosts in more details. Enjoy and subscribe!

Duration:00:16:09

Leading from the Front with Former Command Sergeant Major, Gretchen Evans

10/1/2018
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Our hosts connect with Gretchen Evans, a former Command Sergeant Major in the US Army, bronze star recipient, No Barriers Warriors leader, and a newly minted author. Gretchen details her journey of serving her country, becoming deaf from a rocket blast, and the struggle to find purpose and meaning outside of the service and with a disability.

Duration:00:35:26

The Roots of No Barriers: A Conversation with Co-founder Mark Wellman

10/1/2018
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Meet the legend: Mark Wellman. Mark met with our hosts at our studio in Golden to discuss his storied climbing career, his many first ascents and other athletic achievements, as well as his devastating accident that left him a paraplegic. Hear the humble genesis of No Barriers, the nonprofit Mark and Erik co-founded and the namesake of this podcast.

Duration:00:50:34

Just Say Yes - Talking with Paralympian Cyclist Billy Lister

10/1/2018
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Our guest, Billy Lister is a Paralympic cyclist, who most recently represented Team USA in the Rio Olympics, competing in both track and road events. 18 years ago, Billy was diagnosed with a rare and acute brain abnormality which resulted in a loss of mobility due to a stroke. Listen to hear about his experience with adversity and his No Barriers journey to becoming a world-class Paralympian.

Duration:00:43:53

Ethan Johnston: A Blind Man's Journey from Ethiopia to the U.S.

10/1/2018
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Meet Ethan Johnston, a young man living in Colorado who has overcome great odds in his life to find independence and happiness. As a young boy, Ethan was kidnapped from his family in Ethiopia, blinded and used as a beggar. He was found and eventually adopted to a family in the U.S. and discusses the path that led him to finding his way out of so much darkness.

Duration:00:52:00