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Finding Your Summit

By Mark Pattison

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.

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    Gus Frerotte: Retired NFL Quarterback for the Broncos, Dolphins, Vikings, Redskins, Bengals, Lions, and Rams who overcame high school injuries and has moved forward with his own podcast, Partner at, and President of Business Developme12/13/2019
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    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 w12/6/2019
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    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.11/29/2019
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    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 Chica11/22/2019
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    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 cli11/15/2019
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    Floyd Landis: Former Tour de France cyclist winner who was stripped of doping overcame this widely reported setback and reestablished himself in the CBD business11/8/2019
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    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.11/1/2019
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    Conrad Anker: Legendary Mountaineer, Filmmaker of Meru, and Discovered George Mallory on Mt Everest10/24/2019
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    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 Expert10/18/2019
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    Luis Benitez: Challenge yourself and change your world! Pro Mountaing guide, Climbed the 7 Summits multiple times & involved in multiple non-profits Tracking for Kids. What a life...10/11/2019
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    Pastor Richard Dahstrom: His faith was renewed while hiking in the Alps. Now an inspirational Pastor at Bethany Church in Seattle. Big believer of taking care of yourself so you can help others. The role of life: Service, Pilgrimage, Hospitality, Trut10/3/2019
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    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.9/26/2019
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    Marala Scott: Oprah Winfrey called her one of the 5 global ambassadors of hope! She is a true blessing and will brighten your day...8/15/2019
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    Mark Gainey: A champion runner in high school led Mark to being part of the Harvard rowing team and taught him about the principals of team work, discipline and building something great. This is what he has done with one of the world's top fitness app's8/8/2019
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    Alan Arnette: If you don't succeed, try, try again and that is what Alan did. Took him 4 times to finally make the summit of Mt Everest. This is a story of perseverance not to mention he has topped K2.. WOW!8/1/2019
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    Nat Strand: the first female team to win The Amazing Race while dealing with being a Type 1 Diabetic. Heroic effort for someone who's life is run by the up's and downs of managing her daily sugar levels...7/26/2019
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    Brian Dickinson: Going snow blind on the top of Mt Everest and then trying to figure out a way down the mountain by himself.. This was a Blind Decent but lived to talk about it.7/19/2019
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    Jeff Glasbrenner: Overcoming a tragic accident and losing his leg as an 8 year old to going to 3 Para Olympic Games, running 23 Ironman's and standing on top of Mt Everest.. Wow!7/12/2019
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    Debra Meyerson, PhD: Retired Tenured Professor at Stanford University and Author, has not only overcome a stroke that attacked the right side of her body, but she is helping others cope by releasing her book “Identity Theft.”7/5/2019
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    110: Howard Behar: Retired President of Starbucks, Author, Speaker, and Adviser has helped Starbucks overcome obstacles to become the premium coffee company in the world by putting people first.6/28/2019
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    109: Chris Warner: Mountaineer, Entrepreneur, Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker, and Leadership Expert has reached his summit on some of the highest mountain peaks in the world.6/21/2019
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    JJ Birden: Former NFL Player who was undersized for a receiver and went on to play 9 seaons in the league. JJ overcame the odds which prepared him for life.6/14/2019
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    Jason Redman: 20 years as Navy Seal & shot 8 times including one to the face on enemy front lines. No bad days, only good days for this hero...6/7/2019
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    Terry McDonough: a man who overcame a series of adversities including a fatal car crash that ended a life. This set him on a path of destruction until he took a hard core pivot, became a NFL executive, and now is living a purposeful life.5/31/2019
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    Lisa Odenweller: Serial Entrepreneur & founder of Beaming organic food cafe's before being removed as CEO,then staged a comeback, overcame her obstacles and started Kroma Superfoods.5/24/2019
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    Don Yaeger: The master storyteller who has written 28 books including one on Walter Payton, gone one on one with Michael Jordan and an expert at helping you Find Your Greatness.5/17/2019
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    Randy Hetrick: CEO of TRX talks about 14 years as a Navy Seal and the summits he has had to climb to develop a new wave of working out.5/10/2019
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    Trent Dilfer: 14 Year NFL QB & ESPN Analyst on how losing his son to heart disease at age 5 taught him so many life lessons..5/3/2019
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    Blair Kellison: Paying it forward with the CEO of Traditional Medicinals4/26/2019
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    Garrett Madison : The Dangers of Guiding Clients up Everest and K24/17/2019
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    Ed Molitor: Former NCAA BB Texas A & M assistant coach on being purposeful, positive & energetic after overcoming adversity.4/11/2019
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    Kechi Okwuchi Surviving a plane crash with 2 time America’s Got Talent Finalist.4/5/2019
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    066: REWIND - Former NFL Quarterback Tom Flick Is Here To Learn About You3/29/2019
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    Jean Enersen – First Woman Co-Anchor, Conquered Her Summit3/22/2019
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    Cody Foster – Co-Founder of Advisors Excel, Finding the Summit Team3/15/2019
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    Sheryl O'Loughlin - Rebbel CEO is Killing It3/8/2019
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    Sean Evangelista - Navy SEAL is Living 30 Seconds Out & Skiing with a Purpose3/1/2019
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    Anthony Allen – Catching up with NFL Wide Receiver & Huskies Teammate2/22/2019
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    Akshay Nanavati – Fearvana, Turning Fear Into Health Wealth and Happiness2/15/2019
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    Mark Pattison - Reflections from the Top of Summit Six2/8/2019
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    Bernie Swain – Washington Speakers Bureau a Handshake Deal2/1/2019
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    Ta'u Pupu'a - Grid Iron to Opera Stage1/25/2019
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    Kristy Sobel - Prize Fighter, The Prize is Life1/18/2019
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    087: Powder Matt Mosteller The Adventurer’s Path Through the Mountains1/11/2019
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    086: Mariel Hemingway - Gets Real About Conquering Her Summit1/4/2019
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    Rebecca Rusch - Queen of Pain12/28/2018
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    Stephen Wampler - Making Disabilities Disappear12/21/2018
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    Tim Kennedy, Sheepdog Response, Always Hard to Kill12/14/2018
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    Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter, Chasing Stories, Tackling Adversity12/7/2018
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    Todd Orr - Survived 2 Grizzly Bear Attacks11/30/2018

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