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033: Dara Kurtz: Crush Cancer Head On And Live A Crazy Perfect Life

In this technological age of social media and the internet, it is common to see people living a crazy perfect life. These three words has more meaningful for Dara Kurtz after surviving breast cancer. Her diagnosis of the lethal disease came at 2014 when she had two young daughters who had to process what the entire family was about to go through. Dara was able to defeat and crush cancer head on, but not without losing herself and not knowing where to go and what to do next. Dara shares her...

Duration: 00:28:16

30: Rich Barton On Global Entrepreneurship; From Waiting On Tables To Pitching Expedia To Bill Gates

Because his parents set an important example about work ethics, Rich Barton became focused on work and businesses and grew up doing odds and ends jobs like being an ice cream truck driver and a waiter. Even in college, he started an exterior house painting company. After graduating in college, Rich started working for Microsoft at a time the internet was just about to make a boom. He knew the connectivity to information that the internet offered was going to change the world; not just...

Duration: 00:36:08

029: Kacey McCallister: On Conquering The Spartan Race Challenge And How To Rise Up From Adversity

Kacey McCallister never wasted time and tears when he lost his legs from an accident when he was just six years old. His parents didn’t treat him any different from other kids who had to do their chores and go to school. What’s amazing is that Kacey found out that even after losing his two legs, he continually pushes himself to his limits to rise up to life and personal achievements like a Spartan Race Challenge and in the process, inspire others to do the same. Learn why the things that...

Duration: 00:39:10

028: Danielle Taylor, Her Phenomenal Comeback From Struggling Musician To Recording Artist

Having a vision of Vanessa Carlton meets Billy Joel, Danielle Taylor never let go of her love for being the singing voice of a Disney character and learned playing the piano. Before Danielle got her second LP The Chase, she was told that she was good but she needed to grow to stand out and not be just another beautiful voice. Just like any artist, life happens and she actually became homeless three times. Danielle had to tear her ego down which lead into a succession of small successes....

Duration: 00:44:37

027: The Captain Charles Plumb: On Packing Your Mental Parachute, Forgiving the Enemy and Enjoying Solitude in Life

Known as The Captain, Charles Plumb piloted an F-4 Phantom and flew 74 successful combat missions against Vietnamese forces and became a top gun pilot. Listen to his stories of being a prisoner of war for six years and coming home as a war hero. Learn how he packed his mental parachute to survive the wars of his life. We've got Charles Plumb, otherwise known as The Captain. The Captain is an original. He went to the Naval Academy in Indianapolis back in the day, and then went on and...

Duration: 00:58:55

026: Kyle Maynard: 2004 SP Best Athlete Award for Disability, On Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Living Life With No Excuses

Being born with no arms and legs never stopped Kyle Maynard from becoming a competitive football player, a champion wrestler and a summiteer of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Join Kyle’s journey as he almost gave up half way, but thanks to his family, coaches and mentors, kept living his life with no excuses. Never stop thinking forward on what can be possible and what you can achieve through hard work and positivity. It’s Mark Pattison back again with another phenomenal episode of Finding Your Summit,...

Duration: 00:34:08

025: Dr. Neeta Bhushan Author of Emotional Grit, on Going on a Journey to Find Yourself and Stepping into Greatness.

Seeing her parents suffer from cancer, Dr. Neeta Bhushan stopped being a kid when she was 10. Learn how she was able to let go of her knapsack of hope and start a journey of freedom, courage and compassion. Stepping in to greatness amidst adversity is a feat anyone can master and Dr. Neeta will give you the key elements to climb your mountains and find your summit. We've got a remarkable spirit and her name is Dr. Neeta Bhushan. She is an emotional health educator and performance coach....

Duration: 00:38:36

024: Tom Flick on his Enter and Exit to the NFL, Overcoming the Hardships in Between, and on to Becoming a Change Leadership Speaker

Former NFL Quarterback Tom Flick, has garnered a reputation around the world as an authority on leadership by helping organizations like Google, Starbucks, Boeing and the Pentagon develop leaders, lead change effectively, recognize opportunities for growth, and increase teamwork and organizational performance in a faster moving world. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Tom FlickTom Flick LinkedInTom Flick Twitter Podcast Sponsor: Oscar Hamilton - Podcast Editing & Production services

Duration: 01:02:10

023: Alison Levine: Seven Summiteer, Featured on 60 Minutes, #1 Public Speaker and Producer of the film “The Glass Ceiling”

Alison Levine is a high altitude mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer and a successful leadership consultant. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling On the Edge and the executive producer of a documentary, The Glass Ceiling. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010, she completed the Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, after missing the peak by 200 feet eight years earlier....

Duration: 00:51:54

022: Justin Osmond, son of one of the famous Osmond brothers talks about overcoming his hearing loss and helping others. Super Inspirational…

Justin Osmond was born with profound hearing loss into a musical family. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and through modern-day technology, hear with conviction. Justin never allowed his hearing loss to stop him; even as a child, Justin found himself intrigued by sports, part of the Eagle Scouts, and loving and learning music. Today, Justin is the speaker for his organization, the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, raising awareness for the...

Duration: 00:47:32

021: The Amazing Emily Farkas: Leading a purposeful life: Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Humanitarian, Mountaineer. Wow!

Dr. Emily Farkas is a Yale-trained Cardiothoracic surgeon and the first female accepted to the program at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Farkas is board certified by the ABTS and regularly participates in humanitarian missions performing the most basic medical care to complex heart surgeries in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Peru, and Mongolia. In this episode, we will be discussing: How Emily’s creative childhood endeavors lead her to medicineThe intense life Emily lived...

Duration: 00:45:30

020: Colin O’Brady On The Peak of Inspiration

Colin O’Brady was born in the Northwest and attended Yale University. After graduating from Yale, Colin made the decision to travel around the world; however, while in Thailand, Colin endured a serious accident with a kerosene jump rope, burning 25 percent of his body. Though doctors predicted he would never walk again, today, Colin has completed multiple triathlons, gained sponsorships, and become the speed record holder for climbing the seven summits in addition to the North and South...

Duration: 00:55:35

019: Cory Procter on Developing Grit, Dealing with Hardships and Stories From NFL

Cory Porcter is a former American football guard in the National Football League, who played mostly for the Dallas Cowboys. I met him in Tanzania through the Waterboy foundation. In this episode, we will be discussing: How shifting your perspective can shape your lifeThe grind that went into the dreamImportance of hoping for the best, but expecting the worstUnderstanding that your life can be turned upside down instantlyExperience with the Dallas CowboysWhy we should surround ourselves...

Duration: 00:57:00

018: Dianette Wells on Conquering the Seven Summits to Overcoming the Tragic Loss of Her Amazing Son

Dianette Wells is a mountain climber and adventure racer who immerses herself in new experiences as a form of therapy. She has currently climbed seven summits, including Everest and Denali. After the passing of her son, Dianette found that she had been doing the right thing all along by influencing her children to live without rules and without fear. Today, Dianette addresses her goals allowing her to conquer more summits. In this episode, we will be discussing: The solace Dianette finds...

Duration: 00:51:05

017: Erik Weihenmayer on The Catalyst for Confidence

Erik Weihenmayer lives a “no barriers” lifestyle even after becoming blind during his childhood. He is an adventurer who has climbed the seven summits, biked the Leadville 100, kayaked 277 miles down the Colorado river, and was even the first blind person to ever reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Erik is very honest about his life, writing multiple books and sharing his story while helping disadvantaged people conquer their own goals in life. In this episode, we will be discussing: How...

Duration: 01:00:48

016: The Modern Day Renaissance Man, Steve Azar

Steve Azar is a singer and songwriter that marries country, rock, and blues influences to create “Delta-Soul.” Inspired by the state of Mississippi, Steve wrote many successful tracks that topped the country charts including “Waitin’ On Joe,” “I Don’t Have to Be Me,” and “Sunshine.” After many ups and downs in the beginning of his career, Steve found his musical purpose in his roots. Steve has been recognized by many notable figures including Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, and Oprah. He is...

Duration: 01:14:46

015: Kathy Eldon on Sharing Our Journeys

Kathy Eldon is the founder of Creative Visions, an author of over 17 books, a filmmaker, a public speaker, and a warrior in the face of adversity. In this episode, we'll be discussing: Resources Mentioned in This Episode: The Journey is the Destination BookThe Journey is the Destination MovieDying to Tell the Story DocumentaryCreative VisionsGolbalTribeExtraordinary MomsThe F Word RevolutionIn the Heart of Life by Kathy EldonBe Relentless Movie Soul Catcher Journal Love Catcher...

Duration: 00:45:56

NFL Hall Of Famer Morten Andersen

Mark interviews his long time friend and former teammate Morten Andersen, also nicknamed "The Great Dane.” Morten who is from Denmark, came to the United States as a exchange student, tried out for the football team as a kicker and would go onto become an All-American at Michigan State University and longtime NFL Player. He is the all-time leader in games played in the NFL at 382 which spanned over 25 years; in addition, he also holds the distinction of being the all-time leading scorer in...

Duration: 00:47:40

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