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It's the Climb

Andy & Jonas

The podcast that helps you make your everyday climb.

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Staying in the Moment with Todd Carmichael
Staying in the Moment with Todd Carmichael
In this episode, Andy and Jonas sat down with Todd Carmichael. Todd is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, television host, and adventure traveler. He is the co-founder of La Colombe, a coffee company founded on a mission to serve the best coffee, and has since gone on to use its success as a platform to influence meaningful change around the world—including long-term support for Haitian coffee farmers, advocating for National Parks, supporting communities through Feeding America, and promoting social justice, just to name a few of their philanthropic initiatives. Todd is a regular contributor to Esquire Magazine and hosts two shows on the Travel Channel, Dangerous Grounds and Uncommon Grounds. In 2008, Todd became the first United States citizen to complete an unassisted solo expedition across Antarctica, reaching the South Pole in a record-breaking 39 days, 7 hours, and 49 minutes. Footage from this expedition was used in an award-winning documentary on the National Geographic Channel entitled Race to the Bottom of the Earth. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Share the experience with your team and the community you serve with a professional development workshop or keynote address by Andy and Jonas. Visit ItsTheClimbPodcast.com to learn more about the available leadership and team building programs. SPONSORS Raize: Freshly baked, gluten-free, and keto-friendly desserts delivered nationwide—raising the bar for what desserts can be. Visit eatraize.com and use the discount code CLIMB20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. Icaro Yerba Maté: Artfully brewed tea providing you with plant-based energy and antioxidants. Visit icarotea.com and use the discount code ICAROTEA at checkout to receive 15% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com | www.andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com | www.hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Todd: www.loftiwater.com/founder MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion #positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy #relationships #connecting #stayinthemoment
May 18 2022
1 hr 30 mins
Lessons Learned with Andy & Jonas
In this episode, Andy and Jonas sat down to discuss what they’ve learned from their first round of guests, Michelle Petties, Ricky Haro, Chris Warner, Matthew Jeffers, Lori Schneider, Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, and Jon Talarico. As Andy points out, it’s not enough to hear amazing stories and lessons; we also have to reflect on how we can apply them to our lives. And that’s what this episode aims to help us do. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Share the experience with your team and the community you serve with a professional development workshop or keynote address by Andy and Jonas. Visit ItsTheClimbPodcast.com to learn more about the available leadership and team building programs. SPONSORS Today’s episode is brought to you by Raize: Kuju Coffee: A quality cup of coffee at home or on-the-go. Visit kujucoffee.com and use the discount code KUJU20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. This episode is also brought to you by This episode is brought to you by Rind Snacks: A natural and healthy source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that’s both better for your and our planet. Visit rindsnacks.com and use the discount code CLIMB20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com | www.andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com | www.hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion #positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy #relationships #connecting #thinkdiffernt
May 3 2022
57 mins
Thinking Differently with Jon Talarico
In today’s episode Andy and Jonas sat down with Jon Talarico. Jon is one the world’s leading experts in building high-value relationships, having worked with leaders, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and people just like you and me. Through his company, Million in You, he helps people create an impactful, flourishing, and prosperous life. But things haven’t always been sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows for Jon. As a child, he struggled with the absence of his father and for two years was sexually abused by a babysitter. As a young adult, Jon self-sabotaged his success with drug and alcohol abuse, got fired from his “safe” job, and often struggled just to make ends met. Jon understands what it means to climb an uphill battle, but all of these challenges haven’t stopped him. As you listen to this episode, you’ll find that a core tenant of his research and teachings is if we want new results, we don’t start by doing things differently; we start by thinking differently. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Share the experience with your team and the community you serve with a professional development workshop or keynote address by Andy and Jonas. Visit ItsTheClimbPodcast.com to learn more about the available leadership and team building programs. SPONSORS Today’s episode is brought to you by Raize: Freshly baked, gluten-free, and keto-friendly desserts delivered nationwide—raising the bar for what desserts can be. Visit eatraize.com and use the discount code CLIMB20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. This episode is brought to you by Rind Snacks: A natural and healthy source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that’s both better for your and our planet. Visit rindsnacks.com and use the discount code CLIMB20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com | www.andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com | www.hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Jon Talarico: www.jontalarico.com Jon recommends the book Psycho-Cybernetics Book by Maxwell Maltz MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion #positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy #relationships #connecting #thinkdiffernt
Apr 17 2022
1 hr 17 mins
Appreciating Life with Michelle Steinke-Baumgard
In today’s episode Andy and Jonas sat down with Michelle Steinke-Baumgard. As an author, speaker, fitness coach, mother, and remarried widow, Michelle is on a mission to help people live a full, fit, and intentional life beyond life’s hardest moments. After losing her husband Mitch in 2009, Michelle used exercise to work through her grief and found it to be so powerful that she eventually quit her corporate job and become a full-time fitness coach. Since then, Michelle went on to write the quintessential book on healing through exercise, Healthy Healing: A Guide to Working Out Grief. As part of her work, Michelle also leads groups on adventures that test and push people outside their comfort zone, expanding their perspective of the world and of themselves, while also helping them to truly live life to the fullest. Michelle also gives back to the community in a big way, through her nonprofit, Live the List. This organization helps widows and widowers complete bucket list dreams to honor their late spouse while also moving boldly into their future. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Share the experience with your team and the community you serve with a professional development workshop or keynote address by Andy and Jonas. Visit ItsTheClimbPodcast.com to learn more about the available leadership and team building programs. SPONSORS Kuju Coffee: A quality cup of coffee at home or on-the-go. Visit kujucoffee.com and use the discount code KUJU20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. Icaro Yerba Maté: Artfully brewed tea providing you with plant-based energy and antioxidants. Visit icarotea.com and use the discount code ICAROTEA at checkout to receive 15% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com | www.andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com | www.hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Michelle Steinke: michelle@onefitwidow.com | www.onefitwidow.com Get Michelle’s book, Healthy Healing: A Guide to Working Out Grief https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Healing-Working-Exercise-Endorphins/dp/0062656031 Michelle’s Book Recommendation: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer https://www.amazon.com/Untethered-Soul-Journey-beyond-Yourself/dp/1458727378/ MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion #positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy #grief #healing
Apr 4 2022
1 hr 19 mins
Open to Joy with Lori Schneider
In today’s episode Andy and Jonas sat down with Lori Schneider. Lori is a mountaineer, author, educator, international speaker, and advocate. At the age of 43, Lori was diagnosed with MS: multiple sclerosis. When the initial shock wore off, she decided to lean into her love for adventure and set out to climb the highest peak on every continent—going on to beat the odds and become the first person in the world with MS to conquer the Seven Summits. Today, through her company Empowerment Through Adventure, Lori is on a mission to help others take their own leap of faith—scaling life’s everyday mountains to climb beyond their preconceived limitations and live their dreams. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Share the experience with your team and the community you serve with a professional development workshop or keynote address by Andy and Jonas. Visit ItsTheClimbPodcast.com to learn more about the available leadership and team building programs. Today’s sponsor is Raize: Freshly baked, gluten-free, and keto-friendly desserts delivered nationwide—raising the bar for what desserts can be. Visit eatraize.com and use the discount code CLIMB20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com | www.andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com | www.hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Lori Schneider: Lori@ETAdventure.com | www.lorischneider.net MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion #positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy
Mar 22 2022
1 hr 33 mins
Back to Basics with Matthew Jeffers
In today’s episode Andy and Jonas sat down with Matthew Jeffers. Matthew is an actor based in New York City where he’s worked on numerous off-Broadway productions and currently works on NBC’s hit show New Amsterdam where he plays the role of Dr. Mark Walsh, and you can also see him playing the role of Russell on Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Soon, you’ll be able to see Matthew star in a feature film along with actress Sarah Hays—but the project is so new he wasn’t at liberty to tell us even the name of the film. During the discussion, Matthew shared his challenges with a rare form of skeletal dysplasia with joint laxity, requiring him to undergo numerous orthopedic surgeries as a child, and stunting his height to only 4 feet, 4 inches tall. Along the way, Matthew shares insight into the lessons he learned about the importance of a singular focus on your mission, and the power of belief in your self and the value you offer the world. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Support our sponsor, Rind Snacks: A natural and healthy source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that’s both better for your and our planet. Visit rindsnacks.com and use the discount code CLIMB20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com | www.andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com | www.hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Matthew Jeffers: www.instagram.com/matthewaugustjeffers MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy
Mar 7 2022
1 hr 15 mins
Getting the Point with Chris Warner
In today’s episode Andy and Jonas sat down with Chris Warner. Chris is one of America’s most accomplished mountaineers, leadership educators, and entrepreneurs. He is the ninth United States citizen to summit both Everest and K2 (and for those of you who don’t know, Everest may be the tallest mountain in the world, but K2 is perhaps the hardest mountain in the world to climb because of the athleticism and technical skills required to successfully make it to the top of that rugged mountain, and then back down to safety. He has led more than 200 international mountaineering expeditions, guided the first-ever reality TV show on Everest for ABC, filmed, starred in and produced an Emmy Nominated documentary for NBC about his K2 expedition, and hosted a leadership special on the History Channel. As an expert at creating and leading high-performance teams, Chris is one of the rare adventurers in the leadership training and development industry with both corporate and academic expertise, allowing him to equally educate and motivate. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Today’s sponsor is Icaro Yerba Maté: Artfully brewed tea providing you with plant-based energy and antioxidants. Visit icarotea.com and use the discount code ICAROTEA at checkout to receive 15% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Chris Warner: www.chrisbwarner.com | www.instagram.com/chrisbwarner WANT MORE? Andrew and Jonas are available for bookings as keynote presenters and workshops facilitators. Connect with them today to discuss how they will engage, empower, and encourage your team. MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy
Feb 25 2022
1 hr 30 mins
Leaning in with Ricky Haro
In today’s episode, Andy and Jonas sat down with Ricky Haro. Ricky is a force of nature. Aside from his work as an adventure mountaineering guide, Ricky has also worked as a SERE specialist with the Air Force, training service members in Survival Evasion, Resistance, and Escape. And if that weren’t enough, Ricky is also an endurance runner, having completed marathons across the globe, and even completed the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 146 mile run through California’s Death Valley where temperatures reach upwards of 130 degrees! Ricky has a lot to share with us in this episode about how he did all these incredible adventures, and as you’ll see, these lessons can be transferable to your life as well. Check out this episode of It’s the Climb to hear the whole story. OFFER Today’s sponsor is Kuju Coffee: Giving you a quality cup of coffee at home or on-the-go. Visit kujucoffee.com and use the discount code KUJU20 at checkout to receive 20% off you order. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTS Andrew Buerger: andrew@andrewbuerger.com Jonas Cain: jonas@hashtagpositivity.com Podcast Website: www.itstheclimbpodcast.com CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Ricky Haro: www.instagram.com/rareearthrunner WANT MORE? Andrew and Jonas are available for bookings as keynote presenters and workshops facilitators. Connect with them today to discuss how they will engage, empower, and encourage your team. MUSIC "Hero's Ascent" by Chris Haugen “Jindupe” by Lauren Duski TAGS #itstheclimb #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #passion positivity #fascination #inspiration #motivation #affirmation #joy
Feb 25 2022
1 hr 23 mins
Leaving Large with Michelle PettiesClimbing the Everyday Mountain