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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

Astronaut & Doctor Scott Parazynski

Scott Parazynski is a marvel of accomplishment. He was raised overseas before coming back to the states and attending Stanford. He then went on to become a doctor at that same university before being admitted into NASA program to become an astronaut. A veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's latest mission was in October, 2007 – highlighted by a dramatic, unplanned EVA to repair a live solar array. He retired from NASA in March 2009 to pursue opportunities...

Duration: 00:50:42

Entrepreneur Mitch Russo

Mitch Russo started his public life as the lead guitarist of a rock band called Absolutely Free which set the course for his business life. In 1985, Mitch co-founded Timeslips Corp, which grew to become the largest time tracking Software Company in the world. In 1994, Timeslips Corp was sold to Sage, plc. While at Sage, Mitch went on to run all of Sage U.S. as Chief Operating Officer, a division with 300 people with a market cap in excess of $100M. Mitch was nominated for Inc. Magazine's...

Duration: 00:46:41

Jerry Robinson - Former Raiders and Eagles Player

Jerry Robinson is Mark's former Raider teammate, who played 13 years in the NFL. Jerry attended UCLA where he was a three-time All American, was voted 10th in the Heisman Trophy race as best player in the country and then was drafted in the 1st round by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jerry played in the Super Bowl for the Eagles, made Pro Bowls and then was traded to the Los Angeles Raiders which is where we connected. Jerry talks about his adversity growing up, losing his brother to a gun shot...

Duration: 00:52:08

Mark Bonchek of Shift Academy

Mark Bonchek is a PhD from Harvard and is on a mission to update leaders’ thinking in a digital age. He received his doctorate in Digital Strategy back in 1997 and was clearly ahead of his time as the internet was just taking off. Love his title: Chief Epiphany Officer!! Who wouldn’t want that? As the founder and CEO of SHIFT Academy, Mark helps companies become unlearning organizations. With new mental maps, leaders better navigate the ever-changing landscape of business. SHIFT Academy...

Duration: 00:36:39

Joe De Sena of Spartan Race and Death Race

Joe De Sena is the CEO and co-founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race. He is also the author of Spartan Up: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life. Mark had the pleasure of interviewing Joe and found him to be very engaging, as it was interesting to see how he has grown Spartan adventure racing worldwide. Great interview! For more information you can go to their Facebook page or website...

Duration: 00:37:42

Chris Long - NFL Defensive End & Founder

Chris Long is currently a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the 2nd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Chris played for the New England Patriots last year and was involved in one the the greatest comebacks ever by winning the Super Bowl. He played college football at Virginia, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He is also the founder of which builds water wells in Tanzania for the people of the Maasai Tribe....

Duration: 00:44:20

Laura Doyle on Marriage and "The Surrendered Wife"

Laura Doyle’s marriage was a painful reality. She didn’t understand what had happened but things were not as she had dreamed they would be. That’s when she made the choice that would change her entire life. She decided to begin a study of women who had happy and fulfilling marriages. What she discovered was the basis for her “6 Intimacy Skills” teaching and the change her marriage needed. The results have been huge! She wrote a book called "The Surrendered Wife," which she discusses during...

Duration: 00:48:47

Shark Attack Victim Mike Coots

This is an amazing tale of survival by Mike Coots who at the time, was 18 years old when a 15’ tiger shark attacked him off the coast of Kauai and bit off his leg. In an attempt to save his life, he punched the shark twice in the face before it swam away. He lost his leg in the battle, but never wavered in his love for the ocean and his reverence for all its creatures. Amazingly, Coots was back in the water only a month after the attack. Hear how he overcame this adversity and now is an...

Duration: 00:40:22

Nick Hardwick - Broadcaster and Former San Diego Charger

Nick Hardwick is a former San Diego Charger who played 11 years in the NFL, made the Pro Bowl in 2006, is the co-host of sports talk radio XTRA 1360 in San Diego and was just hired to be on the broadcast team for the Chargers as they relocate to LA. This is a super-interesting interview as Nick didn’t play high school football and walked on at Purdue after his sophomore year of college. Who does that and is drafted in the 3rd round? Nick Hardwick does! Mark was fortunate to meet Nick...

Duration: 00:51:51

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