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Heroes Like You
20 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Joe De Sena - Do Hard Things!
Joe is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race, an endurance event helping millions of people get fit and overcome life's obstacles. When Joe was younger, he was forced to be on his own and learned to embrace adversity and use it to propel him towards success.
37 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Michael Crossland - Everything will be OK
Before the age of 1 Michael was diagnosed with cancer and given a 4% chance of living. Through years of treatment and hardship, Michael was able to find the hope that enabled him to beat his cancer and has had to hold on to that hope to continue to overcome other physical challenges. Michael is an International Best Selling Author and speaker who continues to inspire others to change their lives for the better.
27 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Nicky Hinrichsen - Don't give up!
Nicholas Hinrichsen got his MBA at Stanford in 2013 and started a used car selling platform after graduating. Nicky and his co-founder Chris Coleman went through the startup accelerator YCombinator in 2014 before raising $10M in venture capital and selling the business to Carvana in 2017. After three years at Carvana, the two founders left to start their next company: WithClutch.com is a digital platform for auto loan refinancing. Car owners can lower their monthly payments and save thousands of dollars in less than two minutes. Through adversity and failure, Nicky learned how to keep going and not give up even when success seemed far out of reach.
36 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Ben Behunin - Share Your Light
Ben is an accomplished potter who found himself questioning whether he could continue in his career after he was diagnosed with arthritis. Through perseverance, resilience, and faith, Ben was able to overcome this obstacle and was able to better himself and thousands of others because of it.
19 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Travis Davis - Don't Give Up
Travis was born with cerebral palsy and has had to have assistance walking most of his life. Despite that, he has gone through life focusing on how to make a positive impact on the world rather than focusing on his disability and the things he is unable to do.
28 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Recognizing and Understanding Emotions with Dr. Dan Hill
Dan’s specialty is analyzing the power of emotions to shape outcomes and personalities. He pioneered the use of facial coding in business and has done research for over 50% of the world’s top 100 B2C companies. Media highlights include: appearances on ABC’s Good Morning, America and NBC’s The Today Show, plus front-page coverage in The New York Times. Dan’s blog Faces of the Week
56 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Creating an Olympic Mindset with Bill Schuffenhauer
Statistically Bill didn't have much of a chance to become anything significant. Growing up on the streets, running from cops, and hanging around with gangs, the future didn't look very bright. But Bill was able to create a life that eventually led to the Olympics and earned him a silver medal with the U.S. Bobsled team. Learn what Bill did to change his stars and achieve his dreams.
23 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Neal Brownell - Everyone is Amazing!
Being labeled as mentally slow from an early age, Neal started believing it until a wise teacher told him he was smart. Over time, Neal started to be convinced that she was right and eventually became the person she believed he could be. He now teaches kids to find value in themselves and believe that they are amazing no matter their background.
32 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Building Confidence With Brett Lechtenberg
Brett Lechtenberg is a 7th degree blackbelt who found ways to build confidence despite being abused as a child. Brett is the author of several books, a business owner, business coach, and founder of Operation Limitless. In this episode, Brett teaches us how to build confidence, mitigate bullying and rise above our challenges.
38 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
Lessons from a Green Beret
Sal Rosanno was never the best student and wouldn't have graduated but for the plumbing trade school that bumped up his GPA. The future didn't look bright for this East Coast kid who didn't have much self confidence. But it's this same kid who was able to change the course of his life and achieve what most couldn't, by becoming a member of the United States Special Forces. In this episode, Sal shares how he was able to make changes in his life that lead him to be able to make a positive impact in the lives of many others.
65 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Mark Petersen - Developing A Warrior State of Mind
Imagine being stuck in a crevasse for five days at the top of Mount Rainier. Or losing a toe. Or having to beat cancer multiple times. Mark Petersen has had to endure a lot of adversity in his life but has learned how to overcome each obstacle by developing a warrior state of mind. In this episode, Mark walks us through some of his experiences and talks about how he was able to overcome.
22 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
Heather Younger - Transforming Adversity into Opportunity
Heather Younger gets it. As a best-selling author, international TEDx speaker, podcast host, facilitator and Forbes Coaches Council coach, she has earned her reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”. Her experiences as a CEO, entrepreneur, manager, attorney, writer, coach, listener, speaker, collaborator and mother all lend themselves to a laser-focused clarity into what makes employees of organizations and companies – large and small - tick. Heather has facilitated more than 150 workshops, reaching +100 employers and their employees. Her motivation and philosophy have reached more than 20,000 attendees at her speaking engagements on large and small stages. Companies have charted their future course based on her leading more than 100 focus groups. In addition, she has helped companies see double-digit employee engagement score increases through implementation of her laws and philosophies. She has driven results in a multitude of industries, including banking, oil & gas, construction, energy, and federal and local government. Heather brings a tenacious and inspirational outlook to issues plaguing the workforces of today. Her book “The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty” hit Forbes Must-Read list and is a go-to source for HR professionals seeking insight into their organization’s’ dynamics. Heather’s writing can also be found on her blog at CustomerFanatix.com, as well as articles in the Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, American Express Open Forum, and more. Coupled with her Leadership with Heart podcast, weekly videos and employer newsletters, Heather stays connected to organizations long after she leaves the stage or conference room. When all the emails are returned and the mic is turned off, Heather acts as co-manager of her busy household in Aurora, Colorado with her husband, where they oversee their four children.
64 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
What Makes You Happy with TJ Eisenhart
TJ is a professional cyclist who at age 8 knew he was going to become a pro. He did everything necessary to reach that goal and found that it was much different than he expected. In this conversation, TJ talks explains the journey he has gone through to make his career meaningful and fulfilling to him and others, and what it is that truly matters and brings happiness.
54 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Live True To Your Nature with Carol Tuttle
For decades, Carol Tuttle has been helping people improve their lives by learning who they are and living true to their natures. However, if you knew Carol in her 20's you would never guess she would be where she is today. Struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, Carol decided she would get better and took the steps necessary for her to turn her life around. Not only did she make her life better, but has now been able to help thousands of others heal and live fulfilling lives.
57 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
There is Help and there is Hope with Dr. Doug Gray
Dr. Doug Gray is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah and has spent over 30 years studying suicide and helping people overcome depression and suicidal thoughts. He shares a lot of great research and tools that we can use to help people who are going through dark times in their lives, and helps us understand what we can do to further prevent suicides in the future.
34 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
The Importance of Staying Positive with Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall
Imagine winning your countries first gold medal and then coming home to find out you have cancer. That's the reality that Kikkan Randall faced in 2018 after the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang. In this conversation, Kikkan talks about what it took to become an Olympic gold medalist and how she has used that training to overcome her latest challenge of beating cancer.
44 minutes | May 14, 2019
From the Streets to Success with Kathleen Gage
In her 20's Kathleen was living on the streets addicted to alcohol and drugs. She now owns a successful business, writes books, runs marathons, and rescues animals...and that's just getting started. In this episode, Kathleen teaches us how she was able to break through her darkest times and gives us tools we can use to overcome our own adversity.
24 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
Brian Crane - You Have Something Valuable
Brian always had a dream to be a cartoonist and write a comic strip. But he never had the confidence in himself to pursue his dream. With the encouragement of his wife, he tried, failed, tried again, failed, and tried again. After three attempts, he gave up and decided it was a dream that wouldn't come true. In this episode Brian explains what helped him to keep trying to reach his dream that has turned into 30 years of one of the most popular syndicated comic strips.
41 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Clint Pulver - Live a Life of Significance
What would happen if you were told that you had a 50% chance of losing your eyesight and that you would never realize your dream of becoming a pilot? That's what Clint Pulver was faced with at a pivotal point in his life. In this conversation, Clint gives us a lot of great wisdom on how we can overcome adversity in our lives, connect with others on a deeper level, and live a life of significance.
42 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
Austen Williams - God was my Rock at the Bottom
She's an accomplished dancer, actress, business owner, and winner of Mrs. America. But Austen Williams has gone through her fair share of trial and adversity. In this episode Austen explains how she went from thoughts of suicide to becoming a force for good all over the world. Austen shows how every day we can find good coming from things that were intended to be bad.
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