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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

Adam Smith is a Green Beret, CrossFit Gym Owner, tactical training specialist.  He’s also a personal friend of the podcast host, JJ Pinter. In this episode, they sit down in person for a caffeine-fueled conversation that is sure to make you smile.  

In this week’s podcast, we discuss:

  • How JJ putting cream in his coffee is adding “weakness” to it, in Adam’s perspective
  • Adam’s transition from the military and his struggles
  • What it’s like to come home again and lead in your community
  • Leadership and his plans to influence large groups of people




Oct 22, 2018

Outside Magazine recently published an in-depth feature by Brian Mockenhaupt (Army Veteran) about a former Marine who struggled with PTSD and depression, and, despite finding a community in the outdoors, died by suicide in 2016. In this week’s podcast, we discuss this story with the author.   We would invite everyone to read the original story here.

Oct 15, 2018

Chandler Smith is former collegiate wrestler, active duty Army Officer, and current CrossFit competitor.  He’s as humble as they come, and has had to overcome some major obstacles - to include the severing of a portion of his finger in a training accident.  

His perspective on life is refreshing and inspiring - there’s no way this podcast will not motivate you.   

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • His fantastic Instagram Page
  • His belief in patience and “the process” in getting better
  • How adversity has made him better


Speaking of CrossFit, it’s WOD for Warriors season!  Sign your gym up here!

Oct 15, 2018

Chandler Smith is former collegiate wrestler, active duty Army Officer, and current CrossFit competitor.  He’s as humble as they come, and has had to overcome some major obstacles - to include the severing of a portion of his finger in a training accident.  

His perspective on life is refreshing and inspiring - there’s no way this podcast will not motivate you.   

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • His fantastic Instagram Page
  • His belief in patience and “the process” in getting better
  • How adversity has made him better


Speaking of CrossFit, it’s WOD for Warriors season!  Sign your gym up here!

Oct 8, 2018

Paul Andersen is a journalist, book author and wilderness guide. He has worked with veterans since founding Huts For Vets in 2013. Huts for Vets serves veterans who are seeking a perspective shift through beautiful mountain scenery, camaraderie, and philosophical explorations of literature. In this episode we discuss:

• Why spending time in nature is more important than ever - especially for veterans

• Literature, philosophy, and healing

• The origin story of Huts for Vets

Oct 1, 2018

Megan served 11 years in the Australian Regular Army, Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME). She is a senior consultant and coach with Integral Development and a trek leader for Back Track Adventures, which have given her the capacity and support to launch Buddy Up Australia. She has seen the need for an organisation which helps current and ex-service (military and 1st Responder) personnel reconnect with their local communities, find a new purpose and avoid the mental impact of service.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The universality of the military experience across countries
  • Public perception of the military and first responders in Australia
  • The origin story of Buddy Up Australia
Oct 1, 2018

Megan served 11 years in the Australian Regular Army, Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME). She is a senior consultant and coach with Integral Development and a trek leader for Back Track Adventures, which have given her the capacity and support to launch Buddy Up Australia. She has seen the need for an organisation which helps current and ex-service (military and 1st Responder) personnel reconnect with their local communities, find a new purpose and avoid the mental impact of service.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The universality of the military experience across countries
  • Public perception of the military and first responders in Australia
  • The origin story of Buddy Up Australia
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