Resilience

Episode 17 - Sarah Williams (Tough Girl podcast host, author, blogger and speaker)

In episode 17 we hear from Tough Girl Sarah Williams. After working in finance for 8 years, Sarah quit her city job and spent 18 months travelling the world, climbing Kilimanjaro, backpacking around South America and doing a ski season.

Sarah set up Tough Girl Challenges as a way of motivating and inspiring women and girls, and is the host of the Tough Girl Podcast where she interviews inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women who have overcome great challenges. She now has over half a million downloads with listeners in over 174 countries.

Alongside this Sarah absolutely walks the talk with adventures such as the Marathon Des Sables and the Appalachian Trail under her belt. In this episode we hear about how she prepared for these challenges and what she learned as well as the harsh truth of what it was like day to day to complete them.

Sarah totally embodies her Tough Girl brand but also doesn't shy away from discussing the realities of this type of lifestyle. Sarah's Daily Podcast series shows exactly what it's like to be an adventurer, which helps hugely to debunk the myths that it's all fun and games. A true role model for millions, Sarah is destined for great things the next of which is to cycle the Pacific Coast Highway and the Baja Divide.

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Episode 16 - Erik Weihenmayer (first blind person to summit all 7 summits, athlete, author, speaker, adventurer)

Episode 16 - Erik Weihenmayer (first blind person to summit all 7 summits, athlete, author, speaker, adventurer)

In episode 16 we hear from one of my heroes, Erik Weihenmayer. Despite losing his eyesight at 13 years old, Erik has gone on to accomplish some truly remarkable things.

Erik has used hardship as 'fuel to his fire' to become the first blind person to summit all 7 summits (the highest peaks on all 7 continents). He's also; kayaked the entire 277-miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, skied double black diamonds, competed in adventure races, sky dived, climbed peaks in Antarctica, written books, co-founded an amazing organisation, been a school teacher, a wrestler, and the list just goes on.

Episode 13 - Jim Davidson (Speaking of Adventure) - Part 2

Episode 13 - Jim Davidson (Speaking of Adventure) - Part 2

In episode 13 we hear more from climber, resilience expert, expedition leader, and adventurer Jim Davidson. 

We delve into what it was like losing his best friend in a tragic climbing accident, his epic tests summiting Mount Everest, the Nepali earthquake back in 2015, adventure and resilience more generally, public speaking, writing, and loads more.

Episode 12 - Jim Davidson (Speaking of Adventure) - Part 1

Episode 12 - Jim Davidson (Speaking of Adventure) - Part 1

In episode 12 we hear from climber, resilience expert, expedition leader, and adventurer Jim Davidson. 

We delve into what it was like losing his best friend in a tragic climbing accident, his epic tests summiting Mount Everest, the Nepali earthquake back in 2015, adventure and resilience more generally, public speaking, writing, and loads more.