Finding Mastery

By Dr. Michael Gervais

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 Nov 17, 2018

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I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.

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Michael Bennett on Why It's Time for America to Look in the Mirror
00:56:06

This week’s conversation is with Michael Bennett, a defensive end in the National Football League.

Michael signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and was an instrumental member of the 2013 team that won the Super Bowl. He's also a 3x Pro-Bowler.

While Michael’s craft is football, there is so much more to Michael the human being.

He’s an advocate for social justice and after the events of the last week and the ongoing protests, I wanted to have him on the podcast to more than anything else just … listen.

Michael’s words are significant. He has much to share. But what I found even more powerful than his words was his tone.

He doesn’t once raise his voice, he doesn’t blame others, yet you can hear the pain in his voice. You can hear the yearning for change; for a different America.

We discuss the systemic issues that make everyday life difficult for African-Americans and what each of us can do to make a positive impact going forward.

This is an incredibly difficult, yet important time for our country.

I recognize that change requires action and solely talking about it will not suffice.

At the same time, I hope that we can use this platform to continue to learn, to better understand, and to empathize with those who have felt silenced for so long.

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Jun 03, 2020
Dr. Melanie Joy on Cultivating Healthy Relationships
01:14:42

This week’s conversation is with Dr. Melanie Joy, a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social change.

Melanie is best known for her groundbreaking theories on the psychology of violence, nonviolence, and building healthy relationships.

Her analyses have helped explain why people engage in “nonrelational” behaviors—behaviors that harm other people, animals, the planet, and themselves—as well as how to change this pattern

She is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award—previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela—for her work on global nonviolence; and she also received both the Peter Singer Prize and the Empty Cages Prize for her work developing strategies to reduce the suffering of animals. 

Melanie’s mission is to raise awareness of the obstacles preventing people from interacting in ways that create a sense of mutual connection.

These obstacles are both internal (psychological) and external (social), and they are a key reason why we act against our own interests and the interests of others—often without realizing that we’re doing so.

With awareness, we are better able to think freely and act compassionately, to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships and a more equitable and sustainable world.

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May 27, 2020
Deepak Chopra on Our Limited Understanding of Reality
01:22:14

This week’s conversation is with Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.

Deepak is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality

TIME magazine has described Deepak as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.

His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential, unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities.

Deepak also has a new short form podcast called - Now for Tomorrow. I had the chance to be a guest and we stitched it onto the end of this conversation so I hope you enjoy it.

In this conversation, we explore big questions -- about the nature of reality and consciousness.

We discuss why it's so challenging to use language and sensory information to try to makes sense of the true nature of what is.

How can we understand reality when what we see and hear and feel is not complete?

My hope is that you'll leave this conversation with a different perspective on the way you think about what is real. 

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May 20, 2020
Dr. David Fajgenbaum on a Second Chance at Life
01:12:26

This week’s conversation is with Dr. David Fajgenbaum, a groundbreaking physician-scientist and disease hunter.

The timing of his insights is incredibly relevant for us right now.

David is best known as the ‘doctor who cured himself’ – he received his last rites while in medical school and nearly died four more times battling Castleman disease.

To try to save his own life, he spearheaded an innovative approach to research through the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and discovered a treatment that has put him into his longest remission ever.

Now, he is spreading this approach to other diseases like COVID19.

David is also one of the youngest individuals ever appointed to the faculty at Penn Medicine and the top 1 percent youngest grant awardees of a highly-competitive National Institute’s of Health grant.

As someone who’s been on the verge of death multiple times, David has a unique perspective… he shares how it’s altered his approach to life.

David likes to refer to it as playing in “overtime.”

In his words:

I’ve been in overtime ever since I had my last rights read to me. Think about overtime in sports. In overtime, all of a sudden there's this incredible clarity and purpose that comes with every tick of the clock. You can make a mistake in the first quarter of a game and you can make up for it, but if you make one wrong move in overtime the game's over. And I think that's the perfect analogy for how I feel every day of life. It’s not that I'm afraid to make a mistake or a paralyzing feeling, but it actually gives me clarity. I can hear the clock ticking, I know that I have this awful disease, but it helps me to focus on what's important and what's not important.

And that really sets the tone for this conversation.

We discuss the preciousness of life and why it really comes down to having clarity of purpose and making sure you take the proper actions to back it up.

David also shares how his lab is approaching finding a cure for COVID-19.


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May 13, 2020
Special Episode: Leaders Navigating the Unfolding, Unpredictable Unknown
01:18:19

We are in a unique moment in world history. From the devastating loss of life to the financial fallout to the closing of borders, businesses, industries and schools, we are collectively confronted by a reality few of us could have ever imagined.

Decision-making leans on precedents and guiding principles, but how do leaders react when there are no precedents to follow?

I had a series of conversations with friends inside our community to better understand the approach of those who effectively lead during moments of great stress, strain and uncertainty. I wanted to distill insights about leadership while we are still in the middle of the crisis, while it’s raw.

During crisis, leaders are called upon to rely on their preparation, respond in the moment, and locate the opportunity in a future that has not yet arrived. And they have to do these all at once with limited information and the well-being of others hanging in the balance. 

I’m honored to be doing this project in partnership with Microsoft and Compete to Create. We hope you appreciate the applied insights of these leaders as much as we do.

May 10, 2020
George Karl on Getting to The Truth
01:16:19

This week’s conversation is with George Karl, the 6th winningest coach in NBA basketball history.

George coached the Cavs, Warriors, Sonics, Bucks, Nuggets and Kings over the span of 1,999 NBA games.

He was also an All American player in college at the University of North Carolina and played in the ABA for the San Antonio Spurs.

At UNC, George had the fortune of being mentored by the late Dean Smith and was surrounded by other brilliant basketball minds who helped shape his coaching philosophy.

George has never been one to hold back and the same can be said for this conversation.

He has some amazing stories to share, including his experiences coaching future Hall of Famer’s Ray Allen and Carmelo Anthony and what it was like going up against Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals.

We talk success, we talk failure, and we discuss why finding purpose in his post-coaching life has been challenging.

Beyond basketball, George is a three-time cancer survivor so he’s a fighter, he’s resilient by nature.

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May 06, 2020
Trent Dilfer on Turning Pain Into Passion
01:17:43

This week’s conversation is with Trent Dilfer, a 14 year NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion.

Trent played for five teams during his career, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49ers.

He led the Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV (35).

Trent has now made it his mission in life to “give back” and has become a positive role model, coach and mentor for upcoming High School Quarterbacks through Elite 11 where he’s had the opportunity to pass on his knowledge and wisdom of the quarterbacking position to the next generation of future College and NFL Players.

Trent and I met at Elite 11 and that’s where I got to learn about how special a human being he is.

In this conversation we discuss Trent’s journey to the NFL, what he’s learned about himself along the way, and how that ultimately led him to coaching high school football – where he’s currently the head football coach at the Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

And while Trent is well known for his work on the football field, this conversation is really about who Trent is as a man off it.

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Apr 29, 2020
Sage Steele on Choosing Happiness
01:42:50

This week’s conversation is with Sage Steele, one of ESPN’s most popular and respected commentators.

Sage joined ESPN in 2007 and currently serves as the co-anchor for ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter, weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.

She has served as the lead host for SportsCenter on the Road, since 2016, a role that includes on-site, day-long and pre-event coverage for the biggest sports events of the year, such as the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Masters, the College Football National Championship and many more.

Sage also hosted NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC from 2013-2017.

This is an incredibly powerful conversation.

I really wasn’t expecting to go to the places we went but I was so appreciative we did – Sage opens up about her personal life and the difficult yet necessary decisions she’s had to make.

As Sage puts it: the most important mental skill is having the courage to speak your truth… and for that matter live your truth.

The beautiful thing about this is when you can live this way, there’s amazing freedom that comes with it.

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Apr 23, 2020
Marc Randolph on The Creation of Netflix
01:03:30

This week’s conversation is with Marc Randolph, a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor.

Marc is the co-founder of Netflix, served as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors.

Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades.

He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs including the co-founders of Looker Data which recently sold to Google for $2.6B, and invested in numerous successful tech ventures.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, sits on the board of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Board of Trustees.

In this conversation we discuss how he and co-founder Reed Hastings developed the idea for Netflix, how to create a strong organizational culture, and why focus is the key for any entrepreneur.

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Apr 15, 2020
Dan Quinn on What It Takes to Lead an NFL Franchise
01:02:28

This week’s conversation is with Dan Quinn, the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

Dan became the head coach in 2015 and has compiled a 43-37 regular season record.

In 2016, he led the Falcons to an NFC title and its second Super Bowl appearance.

Entering 2020, Dan ranks second in the organization’s history among coaches with at least four seasons with a winning percentage of .538 and fourth in franchise history with 43 regular-season wins.

Dan earned his head coaching opportunity after becoming one of the NFL’s top defensive coordinators with the Seattle Seahawks, overseeing the top defensive unit in the NFL.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Dan in Seattle, he’s an amazing human.

In this conversation, we touch on how he got into coaching, his approach to overcoming difficult moments, and style of leadership.

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Apr 08, 2020
Scott Barry Kaufman on The New Science of Self-Actualization
01:22:41

This week’s conversation is with Scott Barry Kaufman, a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential.

He has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

In 2015, he was named one of "50 Groundbreaking Scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider.

Scott was a previous guest on Finding Mastery (#078) where we spent time diving into his journey and what made him the man he is today.

I wanted to have him back on because he just published a new book titled, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization… a bold reimagining of Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs--and new insights for realizing your full potential and living your most creative, fulfilled, and connected life.

And that’s what we discuss in this conversation.

If you’re not familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, definitely check it out.

The needs are: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.

The interesting thing with this conversation is the timing.

As Scott mentions, right now our focus is on more pressing needs at the potential sacrifice of realizing our full potential.

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Apr 01, 2020
Special Episode: Decoding Disruptors ft. Theresia Gouw, Founding Partner at Acrew Capital
00:48:33

Welcome to Decoding Disruptors, a special edition of the Finding Mastery podcast presented without interruption by Microsoft.

Decoding Disruptors takes a deep dive into the minds of extraordinary women who have disrupted the narrative in their businesses, industries, and communities. 

Every conversation was filmed and is currently available at decodingdisruptors.com.

This conversation is with Theresia Gouw, a founder and partner at Acrew Capital and one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world.

During her career, Theresia has helped finance and support some of the most successful companies of our time, being an early investor in Facebook, Trulia, Hotel Tonight, Forescout, and Imperva, among others.

Time Magazine named her one of the 40 most influential minds in tech. 

Equally impressive, Theresia helped break the gender barrier in Silicon Valley.

She was often the only woman in the room when she arrived in America’s tech capital…

Her focus on the elements she could control, like preparation and hard work, and her ability to gracefully reframe situations were keys to shifting the gender narrative inside the industry.

Mar 28, 2020
Hilaree Nelson on Confidence in Consequential Environments
01:08:00

This week’s conversation is with Hilaree Nelson.

With a career spanning two decades that includes dozens of first descents through more than 40 expeditions to 16 different countries, Hilaree is the most prolific ski mountaineer of her generation. 

Some of these ‘firsts” in the world of ski mountaineering include linking two 8000m peaks (Everest and Lhotse) in one push, first ski descents on Baffin Island, a first American ascent and ski descent of Papsura peak in India , and a first ski descent of the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse. 

Hilaree is the Captain of the North Face Athlete Team, an active leader on climate with Protect Our Winters, and an avid proponent of wild places such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

She was also named by Men’s Journal as one of the most adventurous women of the last 25 years, as well as National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurer of the Year.

In this conversation, Hilaree shares some key takeaways from her expeditions, where the wrong decision could mean the difference between life and death.

We touch on everything from confidence to managing anxiety --- and that’s applicable for the difficult times we find ourselves in now.

In Hilaree’s words:

Managing anxiety starts with being present and dealing with what you have right in front of you. I break it up into things I can manage instead of overwhelming myself by trying to figure out the whole picture all at once.

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Mar 25, 2020
Chip Conley on Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
01:43:46

This week’s conversation is with Chip Conley, a boutique hotel entrepreneur who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand.

After selling Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the company he started as a rebel entrepreneur at age 26, Chip wasn't sure what was next.

He could have retired at age 52 but the young founders of Airbnb came calling.

Chip served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy for four years — while also being CEO Brian Chesky’s mentor — and continues today as a Strategic Advisor to the company’s leadership.

Chip wrote about that experience in Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder where he shares his unexpected journey at midlife — from CEO to intern.

While writing Wisdom@Work, Chip was inspired to build the world's first "midlife wisdom school," the Modern Elder Academy, with a 3-acre oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

So why does Chip care so much about this idea of a “modern elder?”

It’s because there were a few key points in Chip’s life where something was eating at him… he knew he wasn’t on the right path but it could have been easy to stay the course.

Chip made the difficult but necessary decision in those moments to make a change and that’s at the heart of this conversation.

This is about authenticity, it’s about being in touch with your core principles, and ultimately, it’s about wisdom.

Chip’s seen it from every angle – entrepreneur, founder, mentor, and continues to make an impact on the next generation.

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Mar 18, 2020
Levi LaVallee on Being a Student of Progression
01:46:25

This week’s conversation is with snowmobiling legend Levi LaVallee, a 13 time X Games Medalist, Snocross Champion, and World Record holder

Levi first tasted podium success in 2004 when he won the HillCross snowmobile event at the Winter X Games, in Aspen, Colorado and then made the switch to Freestyle competition.

At the 2008 Winter X Games, Levi took gold in both the Speed & Style and Freestyle events and was later named Best Male Athlete of the entire competition.

He also made history when he became the first person to attempt a double backflip on a snowmobile at the 2009 Winter X Games.

After soaring more than 15m into the air, he went long on the landing and was thrown from his sled upon impact. The attempt was so tantalisingly close to succeeding that many people considered it a great achievement.

The X Games medals weren’t enough though -- in 2011, he took the torch from Travis Pastrana, Robbie Maddison and Rhys Millen for one of his greatest feats – Red Bull New Year No Limits.

Levi jumped across the San Diego Bay on a snow mobile, setting a new world record of 412ft (125m).

And that sets the tone for this conversation --- it’s about what led up to that world record-setting moment that gave Levi the confidence, the courage, the hunger to go for that type of feat.

Levi is a student of progression – he’s organized his life that way from a young age to now and it becomes evident how that’s allowed him to succeed at just about anything he’s put his mind to.

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Mar 11, 2020
Special Episode: Decoding Disruptors ft. Shivani Siroya, Founder & CEO of Tala
00:46:53

Welcome to Decoding Disruptors, a special edition of the Finding Mastery podcast presented without interruption by Microsoft.

Decoding Disruptors takes a deep dive into the minds of extraordinary women who have disrupted the narrative in their businesses, industries, and communities. 

Every conversation was filmed and is currently available at decodingdisruptors.com.

This conversation is with Shivani Siroya, who built a near-billion dollar business on the back of a simple belief: people are trustworthy.

After holding jobs with big investment banks and with the United Nations, Shivani recognized a global problem: almost a third of the world doesn’t have access to credit because they have no way to build a credit score.

Without credit, people can’t get home loans, small business loans, life improvement loans. It’s difficult to progress personally or professionally.

So she did something about it.

Shivani founded Tala, a smartphone lending app designed to provide access to credit to two billion people that that have historically been overlooked by traditional financial institutions.

Taking advantage of increasing mobile phone use in emerging markets, the Tala app uses behavioral data on the phone – texting, merchant history, overall app usage – to build a credit profile.

Based on the aggregated information, algorithms evaluate individual risk and provide instant loans to customers. 

Mar 08, 2020
Garrett McNamara on Leading with Your Heart
01:33:45

This week’s conversation is with Garrett McNamara, an international big wave explorer known for discovering, pioneering and surfing the biggest wave in the world - The Everest of the Oceans - Nazaré, Portugal.

Garrett also lead the iconic two-man team who rode tsunami waves generated by a 300ft calving glacier in Alaska and is the first and only foreigner to receive the Vasco da Gama Medal of Honor from the Portuguese Navy for his contributions to Portugal.

He currently lives between Hawaii and Portugal with his family where he and his wife run the McNamara Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on providing children meaningful nature experiences, creating life long stewards of the Earth.

In this conversation Garrett shares some incredible stories from his upbringing – which help make sense of how he became the man he is today.

Garrett is known in the surf world for being a pioneer and a master of his craft.

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Mar 04, 2020
Jeremy Jones on Passion, Risk, and Managing Stress
01:41:58

This week’s conversation is with Jeremy Jones, an accomplished filmmaker, entrepreneur, environmentalist and snowboarding pioneer.

Jeremy Jones is widely regarded as one of the most legendary big mountain riders and explorers of all time.

Named a National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” and ten times voted “Best

Big Mountain Rider of the Year” by Snowboarder Magazine, Jeremy has

starred in over a hundred snowboard movies and videos worldwide, including his highly acclaimed, foot-powered snowboarding trilogy Deeper, Further and Higher.

He is the founder and CEO of award-winning Jones Snowboards, dedicated to the development of the highest quality backcountry snowboards and accessories.

In 2007 Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters, a global cause uniting the winter sports community against climate change and was recognized in as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama.

In this conversation we discuss passion, risk, and managing stress.

For Jeremy it comes down to understanding what the end goal is but not getting caught up in it.

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Feb 26, 2020
Special Episode: Decoding Disruptors featuring Cindy Eckert, CEO at The Pink Ceiling
00:51:05

Decoding Disruptors takes a deep dive into the minds of extraordinary women who have disrupted the narrative in their businesses, industries, and communities. 

The team at Finding Mastery, Compete to Create, and Microsoft worked together to bring this series to life. 

I had the chance to interview 9 amazing women, every conversation was filmed, and is currently available at decodingdisruptors.com.

On the website you’ll also find a Disruptor Assessment— this quick assessment tool will help you measure your mindset skills and illuminates where you are on the road to becoming a disruptive business leader.

We’re making a few of these conversations also available on the Finding Mastery podcast feed and this second conversation is with Cindy Eckert, a self-made serial entrepreneur.

In the past ten years, Cindy has founded and sold two billion dollar pharmaceutical businesses.

A modern day Erin BrockovichCindy took on the FDA – and won – to get approval of the first ever drug for low sexual desire in women, dubbed the “female Viagra” by the media.

At the time, there were 26 drugs on the market for low sexual desire for men and not a single one for women.

The drug was initially rejected by the FDA despite the data and science that supported its need and efficacy...

In Cindy’s view, she had to battle a gender bias in healthcare that wasn’t about whether women needed drugs for low libido, but “does women’s sexual pleasure even matter”. 

Cindy’s company, The Pink Ceiling, champions the interests of women through its “Pinkubator”, providing funding and mentoring to help female entrepreneurs break through the “pink ceiling.”

If there’s a rule that exists for no reason other than a societal narrative, Cindy will break it – and she’ll do it wearing blazing hot pink. 

Feb 22, 2020
Sue Enquist on What Makes a Great Coach
01:26:07

This week’s conversation is with Sue Enquist, UCLA Softball’s first All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer.

In 2006, Sue concluded her storied 27-year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with a 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches.

She is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player.

During her career, Sue produced 65 All-Americans and 15 Olympians.

She has been inducted into six Hall of Fames including UCLA, Women’s Sport Foundation, USA Softball Hall of Fame, and National Fastpitch Coaches Association..

Sue is also the recipient of multiple National Coach of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors.

This conversation is all about coaching – in any setting.

Sue shares her insights on how to connect, inspire, and get the most out of those around you.

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Feb 19, 2020
Chris McNamara on Courage, Risk, and Creative Expression
01:16:10

This week’s conversation is with Chris McNamara, a Big Wall Climber and ex-wingsuit BASE jumper.

He is also the founder of OutdoorGearLab, one of the most popular outdoor gear review sites in the world.

Outside Magazine has called Chris one of the world's finest climbers.

Climbing Magazine once computed that three percent of Chris's life on earth had been spent on the face of El Capitan, an accomplishment that left friends and family pondering Chris's sanity.

He has climbed El Capitan more than 80 times and holds nine big wall speed climbing records.

Chris has also authored five guidebooks to rock climbing in Yosemite National Park and eight other climbing guidebooks.

As a wingsuit BASE jumper, he claimed a slice of the "Golden Age of Wingsuit BASE first descents" by finding and jumping 10-plus significant new exits in the United States and Baffin Island.

This conversation is about meaning, it’s about creative expression, it’s about risk.

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Feb 12, 2020
Finding Mastery Special: Decoding Disruptors ft. Bozoma Saint John, CMO at Endeavor
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Welcome to Decoding Disruptors, a special edition of the Finding Mastery podcast presented without interruption by Microsoft.

I want to share a bit of a backstory on my relationship with MSFT -- For the past 8 years, Compete to Create and I have had the privilege of working with them, beginning with their CEO, Satya Nadella, and his executive team -- and then an additional 30,000 people across the company. 

Microsoft has radically transformed under Satya’s leadership, with his emphasis on building a culture around mindset, inclusion and diversity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  

When Microsoft talks to its customers about reinventing their business they talk about technology, data, security and privacy but the number one thing that drives organizational transformation is cultural change. This series is the company’s initiative to celebrate 9 female industry leaders who have transformed themselves and their businesses.

Microsoft is fulfilling its responsibility of bringing these incredible stories to its customers. This organization truly cares about people and the psychological skills they need to flourish so I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Microsoft in bringing this series to life.

Decoding Disruptors takes a deep dive into the minds of extraordinary women who have disrupted the narrative in their businesses, industries, and communities. 

In a culture that’s mesmerized by tips, tricks, strategies, shortcuts and advice to be successful, my intention was to illuminate something far more foundational – the beliefs, the inner narratives that shape our identities and set the parameters for what’s possible in our lives.

In short, I wanted to understand the mindset of these women who have mapped their own course in the world of business.

I sat down with 9 women – we filmed each of them — it’s incredible — we’ve created condensed clips based on their insights — it’s really amazing — and you can watch them on decodingdisruptors.com

We’ve decided to release a few of them with extended footage on the Finding Mastery podcast feed – and in this first episode, I sit down with Bozoma Saint John.  

She’s a marketing rock star who has led some of the world’s biggest brands.

She’s currently the CMO of Endeavor, formerly William Morris Endeavor, the most powerful talent agency in Hollywood that sits at the epicenter of culture. Previous to that she was at Uber. Apple Music and iTunes, Beats and PepsiCo.

Bozoma was inducted into Billboard’s “Women in Music Hall of Fame” and she was also featured on AdWeek’s cover as one of the most exciting personalities in advertising. 

All that being said, Bozoma’s superpower is her AUTHENTICITY.

In this episode, you’ll get a sense of how she unapologetically brings herself into a room and just lights it up.

Feb 08, 2020
Mark Mathews on The Relationship Between Fear and Inner Drive
01:27:42

This week’s conversation is with Mark Mathews, a world-class big wave surfer, Red Bull Athlete and Surf Contest Director.

He’s made a living at the intersection of danger and excitement and knows all too well the crippling grasp of fear.

While in Tasmania, fifteen feet in front of a cliff in cold, shark infested waters, Mark hit a reef and instantly blacked out. Terror engulfed every inch of his being. Neck braced and hospital-ridden, he didn’t know if he could ever surf again.

At that moment, Mark made a decision never to allow fear to overpower him again.

Mark has deconstructed, fine-tuned, and personalized emotion and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen his mindset and sustain long term performance.

These techniques have helped him win an unprecedented three consecutive Oakley Big Wave Awards and cement him as one of the best big waves surfers in the world.

In this conversation, we discuss the strategies Mark’s developed to overcome fear and how you can apply them in your own life.

And keep in mind – this is someone who surfs some of the biggest waves know to mankind – waves as big as 80+ feet.

Mark believes that conquering fear starts with being aware and in-tune with what your motivations are – you’ve got to want the result on the other side more than you fear doing what it takes to get there.

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Feb 05, 2020
Colin O'Brady on Exploring Human Potential
01:30:55

This week’s conversation is with Colin O'Brady, an explorer and elite endurance athlete, who has set multiple records and pushed the boundaries of what we understand to be possible.

He was a previous guest on Finding Mastery – episode 36 – and I’m excited to have him back on to talk about his latest feat, the world's first solo, unsupported and completely human powered crossing of Antarctica.

Previous to this, he set speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and the Seven Summits.

The Explorers Grand Slam involves climbing the tallest mountain on each continent and skiing the last degree of latitude to the North and South Poles – and Colin completed it in a mere 139 days.

Colin also recently published a book called, The Impossible First, a bestselling adventure memoir.

We cover so much in this conversation including what continues to drive him, his thoughts on human potential, and why he believes many people are settling, when they’re capable of so much more.

I’m confident you’ll leave this conversation inspired.

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Jan 29, 2020
Tony Blauer on The Art of Managing Fear
01:56:56

This week’s conversation is with Coach Tony Blauer, who’s been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades.

Tony founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors.

His research on the neuroscience of fear and the startle-flinch lead to the development of the SPEAR System, a modern personal defense system based on physiology, physics, and psychology.

It has been used by defensive tactics and combative trainers all over the world for over 30 years.

After decades of interviewing victims of violent encounters and studying violence, he then created the KNOW FEAR program which focuses on managing fear through self-awareness, resiliency and a 'movement' mindset.

And so this conversation is about managing fear - but it extends far beyond self-defense.

Managing fear is both science and skill and it directly influences the outcome of every event.

In Tony's words: "Fear, impacts everything we do, from who we talk to, to whom we marry, from where we work, to where we live, from how much weight we lift to, whether or not we defend ourself... the ability to recognize, and manage fear directly impacts the quality of our life."

Tony doesn't believe in the idea of "no fear", but by better understanding our fears, we can change our relationship with it and use it as both a signal and a fuel.

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Jan 22, 2020
Chase Jarvis on Unlocking Your Creative Potential
01:26:44

This week’s conversation is with Chase Jarvis, an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past 20 years.

His expansive work ranges from shooting advertising campaigns for companies like Apple, Nike, and Red Bull; to working with athletes like Serena Williams and Tony Hawk, to collaborating with renowned icons like Lady Gaga and Richard Branson.

In 2013 Chase contributed to the Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times story Snowfall, and 2014 in earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City.

He also created Best Camera – the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs.

He also has a new book, Creative Calling, which debuted as an instant National Best Seller.

I can think you can probably infer what this conversation is about – it’s about creativity and more specifically how you can unlock your creative potential.

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Jan 15, 2020
Katie Arnold on The Power of Observation and Expression
01:23:20

This week’s conversation is with Katie Arnold, a longtime journalist and an elite ultra runner.

Katie was the 2018 Leadville Trail 100 Run champion.

For those you unfamiliar with Leadville, it’s an ultramarathon held annually on rugged trails and dirt roads near Leadville, Colorado, through the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

The race course climbs and descends 15,600 feet, with elevations ranging from 9,200-12,620 feet – the elevation and terrain makes this an incredibly difficult course.

Katie is also a contributing Editor at Outside Magazine and has written for many well respected publications including: The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Runner’s World, ESPN: The Magazine, Elle, and many others.

She recently published a new book called: Running Home: A Memoir.

Running is the through line, but her book and this conversation are about more than running – we discuss resilience, grief, and why we're so much stronger than we think.

Running is just Katie’s way through those things, but anytime she references running, you could scratch that out and say your thing, and the message is the same.

I, for one, am not a big runner but this conversation hit home for me – it’s about understanding your path and where you’re headed next. 

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Jan 09, 2020
Jim Zorn on Putting Principles Into Action
01:15:22

This week’s conversation is with Jim Zorn, a former NFL quarterback and coach who currently serves as head coach and general manager of the Seattle Dragons of the second incarnation of the XFL.

Jim was the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks during their first eight seasons as a franchise and is a Seattle legend.

He’s known as one of the more prolific scrambling quarterbacks of his day and was the second Seahawk ever inducted into the team’s “Ring of Honor” in 1991.

Jim also coached in the NFL from 1997 to 2012.

In this conversation we discuss what led Jim to football, what he learned about the mental side of the game, and how to move past caring what others think of you.

In Jim’s words: “I had to be willing to be embarrassed if I was going to try to get better.”

That’s a really cool thought and Jim has so much wisdom and insight to share in this conversation.

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Dec 26, 2019
Raja Dhir on How the Microbiome Impacts Your Quality of Life
01:13:30

This week’s conversation is with Raja Dhir, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed Health, a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of bacteria to impact human and environmental health.

Now some of you may already be familiar with what the microbiome is but for those who aren’t, I’ll share a brief summary of it via Harvard’s School of Public Health.

Picture a bustling city on a weekday morning, the sidewalks flooded with people rushing to get to work or to appointments. Now imagine this at a microscopic level and you have an idea of what the microbiome looks like inside our bodies, consisting of trillions of microorganisms (also called microbiota or microbes) of thousands of different species.

These include not only bacteria but fungi, parasites, and viruses. In a healthy person, these “bugs” coexist peacefully, with the largest numbers found in the small and large intestines but also throughout the body.

The microbiome is even labeled a supporting organ because it plays so many key roles in promoting the smooth daily operations of the human body.

Each person has an entirely unique network of microbiota that is originally determined by one’s DNA.

A person is first exposed to microorganisms as an infant, during delivery in the birth canal and through the mother’s breast milk.

Exactly which microorganisms the infant is exposed to depends solely on the species found in the mother. Later on, environmental exposures and diet can change one’s microbiome to be either beneficial to health or place one at greater risk for disease.

The microbiome consists of microbes that are both helpful and potentially harmful. Most are symbiotic (where both the human body and microbiota benefit) and some, in smaller numbers, are pathogenic (promoting disease). In a healthy body, pathogenic and symbiotic microbiota coexist without problems.

But if there is a disturbance in that balance—brought on by infectious illnesses, certain diets, or the prolonged use of antibiotics or other bacteria-destroying medications—dysbiosis occurs, stopping these normal interactions.

As a result, the body may become more susceptible to disease.

And so this is where Raja’s company, Seed comes into play.

Seed partners with leading scientists to translate breakthrough science into live biotherapeutics and innovations for consumer health with a portfolio targeting conditions where bacteria can become or replace the primary standard of care.

Seed, develops scientifically-validated, next-generation probiotics with a mission to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market.

Raja believes the magic happens at the intersection of technology, systems biology, and translational science.

He’s got a unique way of thinking and follows those thoughts with action.

And that’s what this conversation is really about— how to take an idea powerful enough to change the world for the better and make it a reality?

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Dec 18, 2019
Dr. Michael Breus on The Key to a Better Night's Sleep
01:12:35

This week’s conversation is with Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist, better known as the “Sleep Doctor.”

Michael is both a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

He was one of the youngest people to pass the Board at age 31 with a specialty in Sleep Disorders.

Michael was also recently named both the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Readers Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep.

Sleep is critical to just about everything we want to do with our lives and I feel like we’re at a point where more people are starting to realize its importance.

The thing is, there’s a lot of information currently circulating on sleep and it can be tricky sorting out which is the right research to follow.

Michael believes the key to sleep is not necessarily about getting 8 hours a night, but rather understanding how much sleep your body needs and more importantly, what hours of the day your body is primed to function optimally.

This is a fascinating conversation on something every single one of us can relate to.

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Dec 11, 2019
Missy Franklin on Being a Champion in Victory and Defeat
01:06:18

This week’s conversation is with Missy Franklin, a five-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FINA World Swimmer of the Year.

Missy retired from swimming in December of 2018 after an incredible career.

In 2011, she established herself as one of the top swimmers in the world when she won five medals – three of them gold – at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Missy won four gold medals and one bronze medal.

Missy’s performance in the 200-meter backstroke broke the world record in the event and also marked the first time that an American had won the event in 40 years.

Missy was named “World Swimmer of the Year" and "American Swimmer of the Year" by Swimming World Magazine and earned the ESPY for "Best Female Olympian "in 2013 and "Best Female College Athlete" in 2015.

Missy brought home another gold medal from the 2016 Rio Olympics for her performance in the 4 x 200 relay but viewed those Olympic Games as one of the most challenging experiences of her life.

A shoulder injury leading up to the games derailed her both physically and mentally and continued to hamper her in the years after those Games.

And that’s something we touch on in this conversation.

Missy shares how she dealt with the first real adversity she faced in her life and the depression that followed it.

In Missy words:

“It’s not about whether or not someone's gone through more than you or whether or not someone's lost more or gained more, it's just about being human together and knowing that we all experience these emotions based on so many different things.”

And I think that's something really important to think about-- regardless of our upbringing, status, or fame, we all go through something, we all experience adversity.

No one lives a "perfect" life but it's how we learn from those moments and help each other get better at managing them.

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Dec 04, 2019
Stephan Moccio on Authenticity, Rick, and Adjusting
01:15:40

This week’s conversation is with Stephan Moccio, a producer, composer, recording artist and musician behind some of music’s most massive, inescapable global hits.

In 2013, Stephan co-penned the quintuple-platinum song “Wrecking Ball” with Miley Cyrus.

Following the song’s success, Stephan quickly became one of the industry’s most sought-after and in-demand producers and songwriters, going on to co-write and co-produce the two end credit songs for the film Fifty Shades of Grey: the quintuple-platinum "Earned It" with The Weeknd and "I Know You" with Skylar Grey.

Stephan also co-wrote the Celine Dion come back hit “A New Day Has Come” and produced/co-wrote the quintuple-platinum song “I Believe” for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

I really enjoy getting a chance to speak with artists on Finding Mastery because there is this tension that exists between art and commerce, and it’s something I want to continue exploring.

Art is subjective – yet commerce is not.

We live in an era where data driven decisions have become the norm.

For some lines of business this can be great, but it also can limit creativity and stifle innovation.

Many of us experience these same pressures – whether you work in the corporate world, entertainment, or sport.

So while Stephan’s craft is music, I really think this applies to all of us.

In Stephan’s case – his conundrum is centered on the type of music he chooses to make. Make music he know will sell? That the labels will love? Or music that he connects with? Music that touches his heart.

That’s at the center of this conversation – Stephan shares how he’s gone about navigating that tension between selling out and making music true to him, why he’s been willing to take risks, and how’s he gone about adjusting as the music industry has rapidly evolved.

Authenticity. Risk. Adjusting.

Three components that I think are at the foundation of mastery.

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Nov 27, 2019
Ronnie Lott on Exhausting Every Moment
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This week’s conversation is with NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott.

Ronnie has been a champion and a leader his entire life.

After graduating high school in 1977, Ronnie went on to the University of Southern California where he helped his team win the 1978 national championship. He was a unanimous All-American and team captain in 1980 and graduated in 1981 with a degree in public administration.

Shortly thereafter, he became the first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers.

His legendary football career included four Super Bowl titles and 10 Pro-Bowl appearances.

He is one of only five 49ers to play on all of the team’s 1980s Super Bowl wins. He retired from professional football in 1994 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

Post-football, Ronnie has found success as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley and also has a long history of philanthropic involvement.

So what has allowed Ronnie to be successful at pretty much everything he’s done in his life?

It starts with a commitment to excellence, a determination to be great, and his relentless will to keep trying.

For Ronnie it really comes down to “exhausting every moment.”

What I hope you pick up on in this conversation is that Ronnie’s thoughts and actions reflect a man who’s had the courage to go for it, a man who hasn’t feared the consequences of coming up short.

In Ronnie’s words: “You’ve got to dare at moments to see that you can do certain things. Sometimes you fail and sometimes you win. But the most important part of it is, did you try? Did you try to do something that maybe nobody thought you could do? “

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Nov 22, 2019
Mick Fanning on Hard Work, Resiliency, and Sacrifice
01:38:46

This week’s conversation is with Mick Fanning, a professional surfer from Australia, regarded as one of the best surfers ever.

Mick won the ASP World Tour in 2007, 2009 and 2013 and is the living embodiment of professional surfing.

He’s spent the better part of two decades as one of the biggest gravitational forces on the Tour, racking up 22 Tour wins, 11 Top 5 finishes in addition to those three World Titles.

For over 20 years Mick’s schedule has been dictated by event dates and locations — and in the past few years, his gut told him it was time to step away, officially retiring in 2018.

This conversation isn’t so much about surfing as it is about Mick’s will to be great, his unflappable resiliency, and the cost of this pursuit.

Mick has been through it all — the highs and the lows.

Catastrophic injuries have sidelined him multiple times during his career and he’s also had to deal with the passing of not just one, but two his brothers, and other close friends.

Some of you may be familiar with Mick from an incident in July of 2015 when he was attacked by a Great White shark during the finals of the J-Bay Open in South Africa.

It was broadcasted on a live webcast, where you can actually see Mick punch the shark and survive unscathed.

For some people that type of trauma could keep them out of the water for a lifetime, but not Mick.

He made three finals in 2015 and went into a historic world title race to finish the year in the No. 2 slot.

And trauma is something we definitely touch on in this conversation.

As a refresher, Big “T” traumas are the events most commonly associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including serious injury, sexual violence, or life-threatening experiences.

Little “t” traumas are highly distressing events that affect individuals on a personal level but don’t fall into the big “T” category.

What is highly distressing to one person may not cause the same emotional response in someone else, so the key to understanding little “t” trauma is to examine how it affects the individual rather than focusing on the event itself.

You may not even realize how a Little “t” in your life is impacting your thoughts and actions.

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Nov 15, 2019
Angela Naeth on Discovery and Acceptance
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This week’s conversation is with Angela Naeth, currently ranked among the top triathletes in the world with 3 sub 9-hour Ironman performances.

Angela is a multiple 70.3 and Ironman Champion and has 30+ podiums at the 70.3 and Ironman distances.

If you're not familiar with the 70.3, that's the total distance in miles for what's considered a half-ironman. A full ironman triathlon is 140+ miles (consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.22-mile marathon run, raced in that order).

In 2018, Angela, while battling Lyme disease, placed 8th at the Ironman World Championships with a time of 8:57, which is just remarkable.

So why compete with Lyme disease – why put her body through something that intense?

For Angela, it’s about using sport as a means to help her better understand herself and discover what she’s capable of, what she’s made of.

It’s about doing it for her own satisfaction rather than trying to appease others, which is something she’s had to work on.

And that’s really what this conversation is all about: discovery and acceptance. 

Self-discovery involves testing yourself; that feedback, that information, is part of the process for figuring out who you are.

Self-acceptance involves taking that information and embracing the true nature of it; it’s about getting comfortable in your own skin.

They go hand in hand and Angela has a very eloquent way of describing her process for it— I hope you find ways to apply those lessons.

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Nov 06, 2019
Brian Volk-Weiss on Following Your Intuition
01:23:29

This week’s conversation is with Brian Volk-Weiss, the founder and president of Comedy Dynamics.

Brian stands at the forefront of comedy’s evolution in the 21st century.

Since the launch of Comedy Dynamics in 2008, he has guided the award-winning brand to becoming the nation’s largest independent producer and distributor of one-hour comedy specials, while initiating innovative partnerships with Amazon, ROKU, and HULU—where it ranks as one of the platform’s top three most popular comedy channels.

The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more.

17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including the unprecedented all 5 nominations in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

And while comedy is Brian’s passion, this conversation is about intuition and risk.

It’s about having a tolerance for failure and being willing to take a chance when you see there’s an opportunity on the table.

It’s about having a vision for what’s possible and chipping all in.

I found this conversation to be super inspiring – there’s something in it for all of us, regardless of your craft.

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Oct 30, 2019
Tyler Lockett on Living with Alignment
01:22:09

This week’s conversation is with Tyler Lockett, a football player who currently plays Wide Receiver for the Seattle Seahawks.

Tyler was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and played college football at Kansas State, where he broke multiple records.

This is the first time I’ve had a current member of the Seahawks on the podcast and it was a special conversation.

Both Tyler’s father, Kevin, and uncle, Tyler, were star football players at Kansas State and went on to play pro ball.

Tyler shares how he dealt with the pressure of living up to their legacy and the anxiety and stress it initially caused him – even driving him to a panic attack at one point.

Tyler has a strong faith based framework that allowed him to overcome these challenges and become the man he is today.

Now, I realize many of you may not aspire to play professional sports and some of you may live a life separate of any faith based denomination, but this conversation is really about living with alignment.

It’s about finding the right framework for you – the framework that allows you to be your best in any environment.

For Tyler, his belief in God is a big part of that – and his poetry.

He began performing at open mics and poetry slams in high school, and he has written poems to work through personal issues, inspire his teammates, and give young people an opportunity to reflect on their lives.

Tyler just released his first book – an inspiring collection of original poetry addressing topics such as identity, sports, race, relationships, and how to live a purposeful life.

I definitely recommend checking his book out!

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Oct 23, 2019
Corey Rich on Seizing the Moment
01:17:39

This week’s conversation is with Corey Rich, a director and photographer.

Corey has built a life and career around his passions for travel, adventure, and telling stories with his camera.

With a background in rock climbing and photojournalism, Corey’s work spans a range of genres, from iconic still imagery for leading editorial publications, to television spots and films, to directing high-production-value commercial projects for Fortune 100 companies.

Corey recently released “Stories Behind the Images,” a photo essay book about his reflections on becoming a master photographer, working with high profile subjects including Tommy Caldwell, Bear Grylls, Kelly Slater, Ashima Shiraishi, and Alex Honnold.

He was the official photographer for Tommy Caldwell’s The Dawn Wall film and his image of Tommy on the cover of his Stories book was a NatGeo cover image.

This conversation though, isn’t just about what makes a great photo – it’s about Corey’s process for making the most of opportunities – and – his presence of mind, his ability to string together moments.

And while Corey loves what he does, it doesn’t come without a cost. There are serious risks associated with his craft.

In Corey’s words: The irony of the mountains, of climbing and adventure sports, is that it can give us so much. The greatest joys in my life have been in the mountains, have been in these rad, wild adventures but those same mountains can take it all away instantly.

There is much to learn from people who push right up against that edge.

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Oct 16, 2019
Pete Carroll on The Art of Coaching (Live)
01:19:34

This week’s conversation comes from the Finding Mastery Live that we recently hosted in Seattle with Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll.

In 2009, a mutual friend put Coach Carroll and I together for dinner and instantly, I knew it was right.

We were talking about ancient principles, we were talking about modern science, we were talking about really collectively, how do you help people pursue their potential?

It was stimulating and we knew much of the same research. We're interested in some of the ancient traditions the same way.

We discussed giving back: How do we give to the next generation?

At the end of the conversation he said, "Hey, why don't you come up and see what we're doing at the Seahawks?" And I thought, "Yeah, I'd love to see what you're doing."

It's everything that I had hoped for.

The environment was electric, people were switched on, and they were reporting on day one that it was just different than anywhere else they've ever been.

Here we are, 10 years later.

I've spent about eight years with the Seattle Seahawks now and I couldn't be more excited to introduce Coach Carroll as a friend, as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and a business partner in Compete to Create.

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Oct 09, 2019
Apolo Ohno on Competition, Olympic Greatness, and Transitions
01:50:09

This week’s conversation is with Apolo Anton-Ohno, an eight time Winter Olympics Medalist and a flat out legend in short track speed skating. .

With two gold, two silver, and four bronze medals, Apolo is the most decorated American Olympian at the Winter Olympics.

Apolo remains involved in the Olympic movement as an ambassador to the Olympic Games, the Special Olympics, and also serves as a broadcaster for NBC.

In addition, he is on the 2026/2030 Winter Olympic bid committee for Salt Lake City, Utah & involved with the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Apolo is also a New York Times best-selling author.

He’s currently writing a new book on his transition from the Olympic spotlight into “real life,” covering his challenges, failures, and triumphs.

And we definitely touch on transition in this conversation.

Apolo is a dominant competitor and we unpack where that came from, how it played a role in his Olympic success, and how’s he’s had to adjust in his post-speed skating life.

This is a candid conversation – I think you’ll really appreciate Apolo’s willingness to explore intimate topics and hold nothing back.

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Oct 02, 2019
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon on The Essence of Becoming
01:30:29

This week’s conversation is with Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, a former university professor and researcher who now designs curriculum for Precision Nutrition.

She focuses on helping people make meaningful change through the Precision Nutrition Coaching and coaching Certification programs.

Krista is also the author or co-author of several books, with the latest being Why Me Want Eat: Fixing Your Food Fuckedupitude.

Krista likes to think of nutrition coaching as this pathway into a larger life project of being a human being, so while her expertise may lie in nutrition, this conversation is about so much more than that.

It’s about the essence of becoming… how she came to better understand herself through her own journey and why she now is focused on helping others do the same.

Krista believes it all centers around the stories we tell ourselves.

In her words, “The mind is a jail built out of bullshit. I’ve seen the pain that stories can cause. If you look around you and you think about the people in your life or even the things that happen in the world, you can see that so many things occur because people are deep in their stories, and don't realize that they are stories.”

I couldn’t agree more and I think you’ll be amazed at Krista’s insights and perspective on what really matters in life.

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Sep 25, 2019
Dr. David Sinclair on Slowing Down the Aging Process
01:40:20

This week’s conversation is with Dr. David Sinclair, a professor in the Department of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, where he and his colleagues study longevity, aging and how to slow its effects.

More specifically, their focus is on studying sirtuins—protein-modifying enzymes that respond to changing NAD+ levels and to caloric restriction—as well as metabolism, neurodegeneration, cancer, cellular reprogramming, and more.

David is the co-creator and co-chief editor of the journal Aging, has co-founded several biotechnology companies, and is an inventor on 35 patents.

Among the honors and awards he’s received are his inclusion in Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and Time's “Top 50 in Healthcare”.

In addition, David is the author of the new book, Lifespan: The Revolutionary Science of Why We Age — and Why We Don’t Have To.

I wanted to speak with David because he’s pushing the boundaries of what we understand to be possible for humans – and if he’s successful it will change the world as we know it.

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Sep 19, 2019
Katie Zaferes, #1 Triathlete in The World
01:11:17

This week’s conversation is with 2016 Olympian Katie Zaferes, the #1 ranked triathlete in the world.

Katie recently captured her first ITU World Triathlon Series title.

The world title is years in the making for Katie, who finished fifth in the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2015, fourth in 2016, third in 2017 and second in 2018. 

A native of Hampstead, Maryland, Katie began her career as a cross country and track and field athlete in high school.

Katie competed in track and field and cross country at Syracuse University, where she qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Championships in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

Upon graduation in 2012, she entered USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Recruitment Program, which became the start of her professional triathlon career.

In recognition of Katie’s ascent, USA Triathlon named her its 2017 and 2018 "Women's Triathlete of the Year."

Katie now has her sights set on qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games.

In this conversation we discuss how she’s approaching the upcoming Games differently than her first appearance in 2016 – getting the results she covets while still finding joy in what she’s doing.

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Sep 11, 2019
Tero Isokauppila, Four Sigmatic Founder
01:41:55

This week’s conversation is with Tero Isokauppila, the founder of Four Sigmatic, a wellness company helping people nourish their bodies inside and out.

Tero grew up in Finland working on his family’s farm.

He earned a degree in Chemistry, Business, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell.

I’m stoked to be partnered with Tero and Four Sigmatic and I think you’ll see why in this podcast-- I can honestly say this was one of the more unique conversations I’ve had since we fired up Finding Mastery.

I wanted to learn more about the impact mushrooms have on overall wellness but this conversation ended up being so much more than that.

This conversation is about the process of self-discovery: how Tero invested countless years of his life working to better understand who he is and what he values most – and how you can apply those same lessons to your own life.

Tero’s core values are: wisdom, connection, purpose, and time, but he didn’t know them right away.

He did the hard work and is still working on it today.

I hope this conversation inspires you to do the same.

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Sep 04, 2019
Meb Keflezighi, Long Distance Runner
00:56:50
Aug 28, 2019
Jemele Hill, Senior Staff Writer for The Atlantic
01:31:36
Aug 21, 2019
Nolan Bushnell, Creator of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese
01:18:01
Aug 14, 2019
DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love, NBA Stars on Mental Health
00:56:08
Aug 07, 2019
Vicki Golden, Nitro Circus Freestyle Motocross Athlete
01:11:13
Jul 31, 2019
Jermaine Jones, German-American Soccer Player
01:07:52
Jul 24, 2019
Bethany Hamilton, Professional Surfer and Shark Attack Survivor
01:07:14
Jul 17, 2019
Dr. Matthew Walker, Professor and Sleep Expert
01:23:49
Jul 10, 2019
Georges St-Pierre, UFC Legend and Two Division Champion
00:49:32
Jul 03, 2019
Dierdre Wolownick, Oldest Woman to Climb El Capitan and Mother of Free-Soloist Alex Honnold
01:35:32
Jun 26, 2019
Matthew Futterman, NY Times Deputy Sports Editor
01:27:54
Jun 19, 2019
Jonathan Neman, sweetgreen Co-Founder and CEO
01:08:04
Jun 12, 2019
Akshay Nanavati, Marine Corps Veteran
00:58:34
Jun 05, 2019
Abby Wambach, Olympian, Activist, Author
01:43:23
May 29, 2019
Steven Kotler, Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective
01:14:00
May 22, 2019
Jake Olson, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Athlete
01:01:18
May 15, 2019
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Trauma Expert
01:09:57
May 08, 2019
Julie Foudy, U.S. National Soccer Hall of Famer
01:22:05
May 01, 2019
Harry Gregson-Williams, Award-Winning Composer
01:18:02
Apr 24, 2019
Dr. Tim Brown, IntelliSkin Founder/Creator
01:22:36
Apr 17, 2019
Dr. Antonio Damasio, Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy
01:04:55
Apr 10, 2019
Paul Rabil, Premier Lacrosse League Co-Founder
01:29:42
Apr 03, 2019
Andy Petranek, Whole Life Challenge Co-Founder
01:28:23
Mar 27, 2019
Brenda Tracy, Survivor & Activist
01:22:31
Mar 20, 2019
The Process: The Finale (Ep. 7)
00:44:48
Mar 15, 2019
Dr. Stephen Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing Co-Founder
01:25:26
Mar 13, 2019
Cliff Avril, Retired NFL Defensive End
01:34:27
Mar 06, 2019
Kevin Harlan, Sports Play By Play Announcer
01:27:48
Feb 27, 2019
Soren Gordhamer, Wisdom 2.0 Founder and Host
01:08:04
Feb 20, 2019
Dr. John Berardi, Precision Nutrition Co-Founder
01:43:08
Feb 13, 2019
Matt Brady, Retired U.S. Army Major
01:42:32
Feb 06, 2019
Suzy Whaley, PGA of America President
00:52:27
Jan 30, 2019
Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors Head Coach
00:50:25
Jan 23, 2019
Kevin Carroll, Author, Speaker, Creative Catalyst
01:38:04
Jan 16, 2019
Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank CEO and Group Managing Director
01:12:51
Jan 09, 2019
Scott Kriens, 1440 Multiversity Co-Founder
01:36:38
Jan 02, 2019
Annabel Anderson, 5x SUP World Champion
01:36:26
Dec 26, 2018
Brian Mackenzie, Human Performance Specialist
01:24:00
Dec 19, 2018
Dr. John Ratey, Neuropsychiatry Expert
01:44:43
Dec 12, 2018
Bobbi Brown, Beauty Industry Titan
00:53:22
Dec 05, 2018
Forrest Griffin, UFC Hall of Famer
01:36:55
Nov 28, 2018
The Process: 
Getting Company Culture Right (Ep.6)
00:46:42
Nov 23, 2018
Brendan Kane, Business and Digital Growth Strategist
01:21:30
Nov 21, 2018
Marty Callner, Award-Winning Filmmaker
01:22:13
Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Brené Brown, Research Professor and Author  
00:57:22
Nov 07, 2018
John Brenkus, Producer, Director, TV Personality
01:53:54
Oct 31, 2018
Dr. Daniel Chao, Halo Neuroscience Co-Founder
01:04:31
Oct 24, 2018
John Donovan, AT&T Communications CEO
01:29:22
Oct 17, 2018
Matt Jacobson, Facebook Head of Market Development
01:09:32
Oct 10, 2018
Michael Murphy, Co-Founder of the Esalen Institute
02:03:01
Oct 03, 2018
Javier Gómez, Champion Triathlete
00:54:05
Sep 26, 2018
Dr. Mark Goulston, Suicide Prevention Expert
00:51:44
Sep 19, 2018
Mark Healey, Professional Big Wave Surfer/Waterman
01:40:02
Sep 12, 2018
The Process: Assessing the Founder/Company Fit (Ep. 5)
00:52:38
Sep 07, 2018
Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION Founder and Lead Singer
01:14:45
Sep 05, 2018
Tom Bilyeu, Co-Founder of Impact Theory and Quest Nutrition
01:20:36
Aug 29, 2018
Michael Rosenbaum, Actor, Producer, Comedian
01:43:34
Aug 22, 2018
Erik Vendt, 3x USA Swimming Olympian
01:08:51
Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Marco Cardinale, Head of Sports Physiology, Aspire Academy
01:22:18
Aug 08, 2018
Bob Wright, Former Vice Chairman of GE and CEO of NBC
00:54:09
Aug 01, 2018
Rich Froning Jr., 4x Fittest Man on Earth
01:10:56
Jul 25, 2018
Bob Hurley, Hurley International Founder
01:08:12
Jul 18, 2018
Andrew Zimmern, Chef and TV Personality
01:32:17
Jul 11, 2018
Reid Priddy, 4x Volleyball Olympian
01:20:20
Jul 04, 2018
Des Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon Winner
01:11:13
Jun 27, 2018
Peter Park, Fitness and Wellness Coach
01:26:14
Jun 20, 2018
The Process: Entrepreneurship Globally (Ep. 4)
00:47:38
Jun 15, 2018
David, Special Operations Sniper
01:09:29
Jun 13, 2018
Rebecca Rothstein, Top Wealth Advisor
01:02:12
Jun 06, 2018
Brett Campbell, Serial Entrepreneur
01:21:25
May 30, 2018
Kaskade, Multi GRAMMY Award-Nominated Musician
01:09:01
May 23, 2018
Rich Roll, Plantpowered Wellness Advocate & Ultra-Athlete
01:26:31
May 16, 2018
The Process: The Mindset of an Entrepreneur (Ep.3)
00:39:26
May 11, 2018
Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO
00:30:13
May 09, 2018
Sam Darnold, New York Jets Quarterback
01:00:07
Apr 30, 2018
Chris Ashenden, Athletic Greens Co-Founder
01:11:26
Apr 25, 2018
Jim DiMatteo, Retired US Navy Captain
01:33:40
Apr 18, 2018
The Process: Avoiding the Hype of Silicon Valley (Ep.2)
00:37:56
Apr 13, 2018
Ali Smith, Executive Director, Holistic Life Foundation
00:54:31
Apr 11, 2018
Cassidy Lichtman, U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team
01:27:22
Apr 04, 2018
Conor Dwyer, American Swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist
01:13:42
Mar 28, 2018
Admiral Bill Owens, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group
01:47:22
Mar 21, 2018
The Process: Introduction to Kairos (Ep.1)
01:06:01
Mar 16, 2018
Valorie Kondos Field, UCLA Gymnastics Head Coach
01:22:58
Mar 14, 2018
Daymond John, CEO and Founder of FUBU
01:07:16
Mar 07, 2018
Bob Bowman, ASU Men's and Women's Swimming Head Coach
02:03:32
Feb 28, 2018
Jeremy Bailenson, Founder of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab
01:05:21
Feb 21, 2018
Adventure Rock Climber Alex Honnold on Mindset, Progression, Pressure
00:55:49
Feb 14, 2018
Snowboarder Jake Blauvelt on Risk, Confidence, Flow
00:57:08
Feb 07, 2018
Author Gretchen Rubin on Happiness, Human Nature, Habits
01:04:25
Jan 31, 2018
UC Berkeley Rugby Coach Jack Clark on Team Building, Culture, Honesty
01:43:21
Jan 24, 2018
Part 1: Nutritional Scientist Chris Talley on Maximizing Weaknesses and Minimizing Strengths
01:00:41
Jan 17, 2018
Part 2: Nutritional Scientist Chris Talley on The Mechanics of Nutrition
01:02:08
Jan 17, 2018
MMA Fighter Vitor Belfort on Belief, Mindset, Overcoming Fear
01:20:51
Jan 10, 2018
Rugby Union Coach Stuart Lancaster on Pressure, Resiliency, Culture
01:15:34
Dec 20, 2017
Meditation Expert Sharon Salzberg on Being Present, Letting Go, and Having Faith
01:02:37
Dec 13, 2017
Big Wave Surfer Tom Carroll on Being a Maverick, Honesty, Risk
01:23:54
Dec 06, 2017
USA Women's Water Polo Coach Adam Krikorian on Competition, Relationships, Sustaining Success
01:14:17
Nov 29, 2017
Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner on Courage, Servant Leadership, Imagery
01:23:20
Nov 22, 2017
Coach Anne Parmenter on Resiliency, Mindset, Ethics
01:18:01
Nov 15, 2017
USC Dean of Religious Life Dr. Varun Soni on Mindfulness, Leadership, Spirituality
01:23:08
Nov 08, 2017
Author David Epstein on Sports Gene, Curiosity, Self-Discovery
01:30:31
Nov 01, 2017
Thrive Global CEO Arianna Huffington on Well-Being, High Performance, Habit Development
00:35:26
Oct 25, 2017
Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton on Coaching, Leadership, Relationships
01:09:21
Oct 11, 2017
Author Robert Rabbin on Fighting Cancer, Curiosity, Authenticity
00:57:34
Oct 04, 2017
Army Major Mike Erwin on Optimism, Relationships, Transitions
00:49:58
Sep 27, 2017
Victoria's Secret CEO Jan Singer on Authenticity, Confidence, Control
00:55:30
Sep 20, 2017
Microsoft EVP Judson Althoff on Striving for Excellence and Finding Balance
01:14:28
Sep 13, 2017
Executive John Nordstrom on Building Corporate Culture, Relationships, Authenticity
00:42:36
Sep 06, 2017
Dr. Albert Bandura on The Theory on Creating Human Results
01:14:22
Aug 30, 2017
English Cricketer Alec Stewart on Authenticity, Work Ethic, and Vision
00:51:28
Aug 23, 2017
Texas Basketball Head Coach Shaka Smart on Bringing Out The Best in Others
01:36:38
Aug 16, 2017
Major MJ Hegar on Escaping Death, Remaining Calm, and Trusting Self
01:29:28
Aug 09, 2017
Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts on Culture, Leadership, Alignment
01:38:55
Jul 24, 2017
Dr. Harry Edwards on Human Rights, Sport and Society
01:36:22
Jul 17, 2017
Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer on Having a Vision, Approaching Insurmountable Challenges, and Authenticity
01:19:17
Jul 10, 2017
Author Jon Gordon on Team Building, Relationships, Connection
01:10:26
Jun 26, 2017
Author Wendy Behary on Narcissism and High Performance
01:10:57
Jun 19, 2017
Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman on Authenticity, Creativity, and Confidence
01:22:38
Jun 08, 2017
SportsCenter Anchor Lisa Kerney on Growth Mindset, Vision, Being Present
00:53:34
May 31, 2017
Warrior Tu Lam on Warfare, Service, Survival
01:30:43
May 24, 2017
In Remembrance: Tottenham U23 Coach Ugo Ehiogu
00:32:26
May 15, 2017
Stanford Professor Tina Seelig on Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
01:30:39
May 11, 2017
Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff on Risk, Innovation, and Winning
00:52:10
Apr 26, 2017
GRAMMY Winner Nile Rodgers on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Music, Collaboration
01:28:44
Apr 12, 2017
Google Pioneer Chade-Meng Tan on Joy at Scale & Global Peace
01:22:56
Apr 05, 2017
Sleep Expert Pat Byrne on Sleep Science & Leveraging Technology
01:20:15
Mar 29, 2017
Former Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy on Decision Making & Relationships
01:17:53
Mar 22, 2017
Part 2: TEDx Creator Krisztina "Z" Holly on Innovation, Impact, and Manufacturing
00:57:40
Mar 16, 2017
Part 1: TEDx Creator Krisztina "Z" Holly on Innovation, Impact, and Manufacturing
01:11:02
Mar 15, 2017
Flow Genome Project's Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler on Altered States of Consciousness and Stealing Fire
01:17:24
Mar 09, 2017
Dr. Judson Brewer on Habits, Mindfulness, Addiction
01:20:11
Mar 01, 2017
Part 2: Journalist Cal Fussman on Questions, Storytelling, Adventure
01:17:09
Feb 24, 2017
Part 1: Journalist Cal Fussman on Questions, Storytelling, Adventure
01:33:31
Feb 22, 2017
Navy SEAL & Endurance Athlete David Goggins on Being the Hardest Human Alive
01:12:50
Feb 15, 2017
Singer-Songwriter Jewel on Music, Insight, Community (ft. Wisdom 2.0's Soren Gordhamer)
01:10:06
Feb 08, 2017
Microsoft CFO Amy Hood on Purpose and Progression
01:21:11
Feb 01, 2017
Author Robert Greene on Mastery & Research
01:23:59
Jan 25, 2017
Entrepreneur Anne Devereux-Mills on Leadership, Philanthropy, Parenting
01:41:08
Jan 18, 2017
Entrepreneur Mark Divine on SEALFIT & Mindset Training
01:21:43
Jan 11, 2017
Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin on Negotiation, Change, Management
01:35:04
Jan 04, 2017
Big Wave Surfer Nic Lamb on Training For Risk, Making Choices, The Ocean
01:23:31
Dec 14, 2016
Hall of Fame Coach George Raveling on Progression and Being Relevant
01:37:42
Dec 07, 2016
Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay on the Air Force, Parenting, Health
01:26:10
Nov 30, 2016
Author Karan Bajaj on Mindfulness, Marketing, Sabbaticals
01:06:55
Nov 23, 2016
Social Psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner on Emotions, Awe, Power
01:19:04
Nov 16, 2016
Activist Michealene Risley on Storytelling, Empathy, Sexual Abuse
01:32:04
Nov 10, 2016
Just Chill Founder Max Baumann on Millennial Entrepreneurship
00:42:01
Nov 02, 2016
NFL QB Drew Bledsoe on Being a Life Student, Entrepreneurship, Wine
01:13:22
Oct 25, 2016
Coach Vern Gambetta on Movement & Human Development
01:32:59
Oct 21, 2016
Advertising Legend Lee Clow - Creative Genius, Loving, Listening
02:25:03
Oct 12, 2016
Coach Paul Assaiante on the Longest Winning Streak in NCAA History, Perspective, Courage
01:28:31
Oct 05, 2016
Neuroscientist Caroline Leaf on What's Possible for the Mind
01:05:38
Sep 28, 2016
Psychologist Anders Ericsson on The Science of Expertise
01:22:09
Sep 21, 2016
Watermen Kai Lenny on Risk and Innovation
01:31:46
Sep 14, 2016
Author Ryan Holiday on Ego, Obstacles, Writing
01:48:55
Sep 08, 2016
ABC's Dan Harris on Authenticity, Panic, Mindfulness
02:02:38
Aug 31, 2016
Michael Gervais on His Initial Thoughts from Rio
00:54:47
Aug 27, 2016
Undefeated Founder James Bond on Risk, Creative, Being Real
01:35:34
Aug 25, 2016
Olympian Swimmer Anthony Ervin - Finding His Authentic Self
01:38:53
Aug 10, 2016
Olympian Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé on Deep Focus, Soccer, and Mindfulness
01:08:08
Aug 03, 2016
Movement Maker David Yeung on Green Monday
01:25:14
Jul 28, 2016
Colin O'Brady: Explorers Grand Slam
01:22:34
Jul 20, 2016
Jimmy Smith: Creativity, Authenticity, Growth (Part 2)
01:00:58
Jul 13, 2016
Jimmy Smith: Creativity, Authenticity, Growth (Part 1)
01:06:30
Jul 07, 2016
Nicole Davis: Volleyball and Making a Ripple
01:27:38
Jun 29, 2016
Michael Gervais: State of Finding Mastery
00:16:47
Jun 23, 2016
Nicholas McCarthy: Music, Insight, Investing in Craft
01:30:25
Jun 15, 2016
Alyssa Roenigk: Writing About and Living Adventure
01:43:07
Jun 08, 2016
Pat LaFontaine: Being Ignited and Igniting Others (Part 2)
00:43:38
May 27, 2016
Pat LaFontaine: Being Ignited and Igniting Others (Part 1)
00:52:34
May 25, 2016
Angela Duckworth: Passion and Perseverance
01:00:11
May 18, 2016
Ian Walsh: Big Waves, Facing Fear, Giving
01:42:38
May 11, 2016
Pete Carroll: Competing to Be Your Best
00:45:13
Apr 27, 2016
Kayt Sukel: Sex, Risk, and the Brain
01:18:38
Apr 20, 2016
Katie Holloway: Fire in the Eyes
01:41:12
Apr 13, 2016
Tim Ryan: Congress, Mindfulness, and Real Food
01:15:35
Mar 30, 2016
Nate Boyer: Going for It (Part 2)
00:47:47
Mar 16, 2016
Nate Boyer: Going For It (Part 1)
01:13:41
Mar 09, 2016
John Donahoe: eBay, PayPal, Bain... Leadership
00:59:39
Mar 02, 2016
Liz Wiseman: Multiplying Genius
01:37:49
Feb 17, 2016
Clint Bruce: On Becoming Tribal - Navy SEALs to Entrepreneurship
01:42:54
Feb 10, 2016
Carli Lloyd: Purpose Driven Work
00:53:57
Jan 27, 2016
Rich Roll: Change
01:58:05
Jan 20, 2016
Steven Kotler: Ultimate Performance
01:25:55
Jan 13, 2016
Jon Gordon: Storytelling
01:42:10
Dec 16, 2015
Elizabeth Lindsey: Elders' Wisdoms
01:41:29
Dec 09, 2015
Kevin Levrone: Strength
01:57:16
Dec 02, 2015
Ashley Merryman: Science of Competition
01:49:55
Nov 25, 2015
Michael Gervais: Finding Mastery
00:29:18
Nov 20, 2015
Dave Phillips: Golf & Entreprenuership
01:30:26
Oct 21, 2015
Ariana Kukors: Swim
01:38:09
Oct 14, 2015
Luke Tyburski: Endurance Adventurer
01:22:41
Oct 07, 2015
Keith Power: High Performance
00:59:35
Sep 30, 2015
Fik-Shun: Dance
01:16:09
Sep 16, 2015
Baggio Husidić: Soccer
01:42:14
Sep 09, 2015
Tom Osborne: Leadership
01:14:36
Sep 02, 2015
Kai Kight: Violin
01:13:08
Aug 26, 2015
Volleyball Great Karch Kiraly on Leadership, Passion, Risk
01:01:40
Aug 19, 2015
Finding Mastery: Welcome
00:19:03
Aug 01, 2015