Finding Your Summit

Finding Your Summit

Mark Pattison is a former NFL player, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mountaineer who is now climbing the Seven Summits. Through his life’s journey, business, sports & charity work, Mark has been fortunate to meet some of the world’s most incredible people who share their stories of how they overcame obstacles to succeed and what their driving force was.... Show More

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134: Mike Ramos: Retired Olympic Decathlete who competed on the USA team for many years, overcame depression and the negative impact of alcohol on his life and has advanced as a businessman and an inspiration for others. 

Mike Ramos

Mike Ramos was able to transcend the sport of track and field in a major way that very few ambitious athletes ever ge... Read more

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133: Justin Batt: Founder and Chief Daddy Officer at Daddy Saturday, Father of Four, Best-Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, Managing Partner at Hayden Olivia Bridal, and President Growth and Revenue at Kameleon Partners, learned how to become more attentive in both his family and work life, and turned that skillset into a business. 

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132: Leon Logothetis: Author, TV Host, Cause Adventurer, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist overcame depression and became an advocate for kindness through his books and his television work on The Kindness Diaries.

Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis talks about how he managed to change his life by putting kindness fron... Read more

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131: Gary Vitti: Former Head Trainer of the Los Angeles Lakers from 1984-2016, Author of the book "32 Years of Titles and Tears From the Best Seat in the House", shares stories of Shaq, Kobe, Magic, Kareem & others while experiencing the highs and lows while winning multiple championships.  What a life! 

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Anthony Trucks

Anthony Trucks talks about overcoming foster care and then coping with having to transition after having a short professional NFL football career. “I came out of the NFL and I toured shorter. So it ended before I wanted it to, which is even worse, because I didn’t go out of my own doing. And then I tried to find myself again and unfortunately in doing so, I found that I lost a lot. Because ... Read more

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Gus Frerotte

Gus Frerotte, who grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, talks about what it was like for him growing up with athletic aspirations, which led to eventually having a 15-year career in the National Football League. “My childhood was different than most. I fought through a lot of adversity. In 9th grade I broke my neck playing football and I didn’t play for my 9th or 10th grade year... Read more

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128: Patrick Sweeney: Fear Guru, Keynote Speaker, Author, and TEDx Speaker helping companies create a culture of courage, shares how he managed to go from overcoming an exhaustive work-over-everything mentality and being consumed by fear to aligning his life with balance, family, and courage.


Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney, who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and was diag... Read more

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127: Chris Waddell: American Paralympic Sit-Skier and Wheelchair Track Athlete, and Founder of One Revolution shares how he went from being paralysed from the waist and found his summit of inner strength and determination to win 13 Paralympic medals.

Chris Waddell 

Chris Waddell, who grew up in Western Massachusetts, an hour and a half from Boston,  experienced his... Read more

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126: Peter Cetera: American singer, songwriter, bassist, and an original member of the superstar rock group Chicago who has found his summit from his humble beginnings in the south side of Chicago to an award-winning career, including 17 albums with Chicago and 8 solo albums. 

Peter Cetera 

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125: Leigh Steinberg: CEO and Chairman of the Board at Steinberg Sports and Entertainment in Orange County, California Area talks about reaching his summit as a professional sports agent of over 300 athletes, sliding down the valley of alcoholism, and climbing up a new summit of sobriety and success. 

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124: Floyd Landis Former Tour de France cyclist winner who was stripped of doping overcame this widely reported setback and reestablished himself in the CBD business by starting Floyd’s On The Go and Floyd’s Of Leadville. 

Floyd Landis 

Floyd Landis, grew up in an insular Mennonite community in Pennsylvania, where participating in politics and the broader economy wasn’t a part of l... Read more

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123: Aaron Hale: Former War Hero who was blown up by IED bomb and went blind in Afghanistan discusses his journey of recovery, extraordinary achievement, and now operating a thriving Fudge business. 

Aaron Hale  

Aaron Hale, before he joined the military, he never saw that lifestyle for himself. “I grew up living a good life, I was a patriot. I loved my country. But didn’t see the ... Read more

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122: Conrad Anker: Legendary Mountaineer, Filmmaker of Meru, and Discovered George Mallory on Mt Everest


Conrad Anker

Host Mark Pattison opens up the show with a quote from his guest Conrad Anker, “We don’t just measure greatest by the peaks that we climb, or the heights we reach, but rather by the positive impact that we create for ourselves, our communities, and our planet... Read more

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121: Coach Jim Johnson: Retired High School Basketball Coach and Teacher at Greece Athena High School, Motivational Speaker, Professional Speaker, Author of A Coach and a Miracle, and Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert, has bounced back from losing his coaching job after a difficult first season to winning six championships. 

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120: Luis Benitez: Professional Mountain Guide has balanced his life between two countries, Ecuador and the United States, and between mountaineering and being of service to military veterans.

Luis Benitez 

Host Mark Pattison sums up his new guest Luis Benitez with the quote: “The only thing that isn’t ok is to quit trying.” Luis Benitez grew up in Ecuador and the United States wit... Read more

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119: Pastor Richard Dahlstrom: Senior Pastor at Bethany Community Church, Author of “The Colors of Hope,” “The Map is not the Journey,” “Breathing New Life into Faith,” and Torchbearer Bible Teacher for Timberline Ministries went from losing his dad at a young age to merging mountains with his ministry. 

 

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118: Scott Svenson: Co-founder and CEO at MOD Pizza and the Founder and Ex-CEO of Seattle Coffee Company went from creating a coffee company that Starbucks wanted to buy, to starting a pizza company that wants to make the world a better place to live. 

Scott Svenson 

Scott Svenson and his wife Ally Svenson are the founders of Seattle Coffee Company that was acquired by Starbucks ba... Read more

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