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Brett Archibald - Overboard in the Indian Ocean

Brett Archibald spent 28 hours alone, lost at sea with nothing but his faith, family and friends to guide him. Brett's impossible story is chronicled in his book Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean. His tale starts with a group of lifelong friends celebrating one of their group's 50th birthday. A case of food poisoning puts Brett on the railing of the ship in a storm as he and friends crossed the Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia. At some point, Brett blacked out and was...


Bill Valenti - Linguist, Banker, Founder, Musician, Survivor

Bill Valenti is a banker, an entrepreneur, a cancer survivor, and a protest songwriter. Bill’s life is packed full of accomplishments. His tale starts by busking on the liberal revolutionary streets of Paris while attending school in the 60's. Linguist Next, is the Vietnam war. Bill decided to enlist. He was assigned to the Defense Language Institue in Monterey Ca. Bill became a Chinese linguist to counter the efforts of Chinese forces against US interests. Banker That experience...


070: NFL QB Steve Beuerlein, Creating Opportunity to Grow, Through Change

NFL quarterback Steve Beuerlein played for six different teams, over 14 seasons. Steve played for the Dallas Cowboys in 1992/93 season, the year the team won Super Bown XXVII. Before stepping the NFL field, Beuerlein started at QB for Notre Dame. Steve established himself as a QB ready for the next level by breaking most of the passing records while starting 39 or 46 games at the school. Raiders It'd be easy to look at Steve's career and see the high moments while missing the challenges....


069: Raha Moharrak

Growing up in Saudi Arabia, females didn't pick internationally famous mountain climber as an occupation. However, Raha Moharrak was an odd one (her words) who didn't handle authority well. Always struggling to fit into the cookie cutter mold, hyper and opinionated Raha sought out spots as an outlet for her energy. As Raha grew older, her defiant streak pushed her further. First, she didn't want to have a guardian, a norm in Saudi Arabian culture, when she went out. Second, Raha doesn't...


067: Vern Tejas - 7 Summits 10X

Vern Tejas has spent his life in the mountains. In this episode we discuss his achievements, evolution as a climber and his ability to make correct choices in complex settings. First, his list of accomplishments is beyond extraordinary. Tejas is the first person to ever climb the 7 summits 10 times each; the 70 Summits. Vern summited Denali 55 times. Teejas' 39 summits of Vinson, in Antartica, remains the record for most ever. Second, Vern is a leader in solo winter ascents. This...


067: Making a Difference with former NFL Player Tafa Jefferson

Tafa Jefferson has never taken an easy path. He started football late, not playing until his senior high school season. After choosing UOP, the school dropped its football program. Undaunted Tafa stayed at UOP and worked his way through the schools emerging entrepreneurial program. After graduation, Tafa was drafted in the 1 round of the NFL Europe draft by the Chicago Bears. Before he could get started, injuries to both his and his shoulder ended his football career before it truly began.

066: REWIND - Former NFL Quarterback Tom Flick Is Here To Learn About You

In this REWIND episode, Mark and Tom discuss moving faster with less chaos. "We must stop, slowdown and think," says Tom. When companies are too focused on efficiencies, organizations lose intentionality. These automated approaches to life and work invite chaos. To be nimble and fast, leaders have to create the right kind of speed, and Tom helps folks develop that clean speed. Tom suggests building 2 to 3 hours a week to: think, ponder and reflect. Drop everything, let it fall to the...


065: Perfect Days With Cokie Berenyi

Cokie Berenyi is working for a #perfectday. Cokie and Mark climbed Denali together, sharing a tent and working on the same rope team. Their mutual appreciation for one another's spirit, determination and focus was realized on Denali as they pushed through to the summit. Whether summiting a mountain or moving her life to Colorado, Cokie is focuses on flexing her fear muscle; using it to get past comfortable and move up where growth begins. Like in climbing, Cokie advises using life's big...


064: Winning At Life After Football with Mark Brunell

Life has a habit of throwing us into difficult places. Yet, it also has the power to reveal our best qualities amidst those times. Mark Brunell is a perfect example of positivity. After going through a lot during his days on the NFL, he has remained undefeated, both on the field and in life after football. He shares with us almost everything about football, from playing in a small high school to choosing Washington and getting injured, and the values he got along the way. Bringing up the...


063: A Life Of Thriving with Coach Elizabeth Miner

We all get stuck, most especially when life throws us in situations we never expected. The key to all of that is to keep on moving forward. Thriving day-by-day, Elizabeth Miner shares her journey. As a single mother of two at such a young age, she has endured through the struggles and persevered to becoming the successful businesswoman and coach that she is now. She shares some great values in life that we could apply to ours and gives a range of advice, from handling limiting beliefs to...


Rewind 04: The Wellness Cancer Summit: The Latest Technology In Health, Fitness, And Beauty with Cynthia Besteman

Cynthia Besteman of the successful skincare line, Violets Are Blue, returns to talk about a very exciting partnership. As audience would probably recall, Cynthia previously shared how she had overcome breast cancer and developed her natural skincare line through the whole process. Cynthia updates that the company's doing great and growing by leaps and bounds. Her biggest news is that they are partnering with Donna Karan's Urban Zen as well as with SaltyGirl Beauty to bring a first of its...


062: Having The Faith To Overcome Life's Adversities with Michael Ketterer

Standing up through life’s adversities says a lot about a person; more so when amidst all of these, you still continue to offer a helping hand to others. Michael Ketterer is a man who not only possesses a great voice that deserves a golden buzzer on America’s Got Talent; he also has a great heart and a strong moral compass that inspires many. He shares to us the value and gift of family as he recounts how, together with his wife, they have come to expand their family by adopting 5...


061: Jim Mora Sr. on His Football Career, Life, Achievements, And Disappointments

Moving forward to your dream path is not always about taking on the uphill climb. Sometimes, you meet some downward turns that test you. The same goes with former NFL head coach of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts Jim Mora Sr. His NFL career took its own ups and downs, but with hard work, timing, and luck in between, he has taken the challenge and moved up to the Big League. He shares his path to success and reminisces about the events that took him to where he is now—from...


060: Setting Your Own Rules And Rising Above The Competition with Gabby Reece

There are never new ideas, just new applications of old ideas. What started out as simple pool exercises and turned into a creative expression and a full pool training workout. American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model, and actress Gabby Reece says the pool offers a no gravity environment that lets you train hard in a way that you’re not impacting your joints and completely pounding yourself in every workout. It is also a great place to learn how to master...


059: Building Up The Courage To Carve Your Own Path with Nate Boyer

To live the way you want and do the things you love to do, sometimes you have to get off the treadmill and carve your own path. Nate Boyer knows this all too well. Nate wanted to choose his own path and rebelled against going the linear path of going to college and getting a good job. He wanted to embark on adventures and make a difference in the world. He ended up working with autistic kids and eventually found his way flying to Darfur, Africa to help with the refugee efforts where his...


058: Transforming Under The Three Strikes Law with Kenyatta Leal

Society thinks that everybody is just sitting inside prison plotting out their next crime when they get out. Kenyatta Leal says that's definitely not the case. There are men and women inside, who are trying to change their lives and trying to do better. Kenyatta fell under the three-strikes law and ended up in prison 25 years to life and ultimately ended up co-founding The Last Mile prison rehabilitation program. It took a long time for Kenyatta to take accountability for being incarcerated,...


Rewind 03: Life Without Limits with College Football Analyst, Filmmaker & Scholar Yogi Roth

The biggest issue we see our country angry at times is because maybe we're not having conversations, especially uncomfortable ones. Pac-12 Network’s college football analyst and New York Times bestselling author Yogi Roth finds it really interesting what you find out when you talk to people from different backgrounds, races, religions, political leans, especially in this era right now. In his podcast, Light Without Limits, he explores the many ways how people’s minds are artistic to...


057: Wellness Elevated Through Loving Oneself with Todd Dean

When you believe that whatever you're doing is tied to a purpose much bigger than yourself, great things start to happen. Todd Dean, CEO of Sanjara Wellness Elevated, is tied to such a purpose. Sanjara is a treatment facility and spa that unites Western medicine with Eastern practices to facilitate healing of the mind, body, and spirit from such ailments as depression, trauma, addiction, loneliness, obesity, and other disorders. Todd reveals that with his past issues with women and alcohol,...


Rewind 02: Break It Down: Insights From New Perspectives with American War Hero Pete Turner

Life is a mixture of different perspectives and views. American war hero Pete Turner served on numerous tours of duty including Croatia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, but this time around, he’s busy doing his own podcast called Break It Down. Pete describes it as a blend of different perspectives and stories from people from all walks of life and all types of profession, talking about the reality of their lives and what they’re doing for the world. From being in the war zone with all the action,...


056: Hope After a Spinal Cord Injury With Chris Norton

Your life can change in an instant. Chris Norton’s changed forever in a football accident, resulting in severe spinal cord injury. Imagine being told by doctors that you would never be able to move again. Are you going to spend the rest of your life feeling sorry for yourself? Or are you going to make a stand? When they tell you that you have a 3% chance of moving anything below your neck again, forget the 97. Focus on the 3. After his injury, Chris beat the odds and began to gain movement...