Blog posts in No Barriers

No Barriers and Prudential

I really value companies like Prudential, who fully incorporate the No Barriers Life into their culture. After I spoke to their Retirement team last January, they have not only embraced the No Barriers concept but have taken it and run with it. They have sponsored No Barriers veterans programs, sent their leaders to participate in hikes at our annual What’s Your Everest and Summit events, and have woven the tenets of No Barriers into their team’s mindset.

Be like Fallsmead Elementary - Take the pledge!

Hi Teachers!  Over the last two years, Fallsmead Elementary in Rockville, MD has been using the No Barriers Climb Program. Kids are tough critics, but the program has gotten rave reviews. Check out these No Barriers Pledges from some of their 5th-grade students:  We Pledge

No Barriers Baja

Baja California Sur is the home of Cabo San Lucas, the perennial party destination of college kids and families alike. However, a couple hours up the peninsula and off the beaten path is La Paz, the launching point to incredible beauty and adventure. Baja Sunset - Photo Credit: Rob Harsh

Chobani - A No Barriers Culture

Earlier this week I had the chance to go to Twin Falls, Idaho and work with the Chobani leadership team.

Elevating through Freedom Fidos

I met Matt Burgess in 2012 as part of a No Barriers Warriors climb up Cotopaxi, a 19,347-foot volcano in Ecuador. During training I learned about Matt’s numerous medical conditions, which happened in his Army deployments: several TBIs, a 50% decrease of his lung capacity due to inhaling exploded depleted uranium, and later an adverse reaction to the anthrax vaccination. Matt was in a bad place, and had a lot of reasons to give up and recoil from life.

No Barriers Educo Camp

My team and I just visited the new No Barriers camp, Educo, above Fort Collins in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. It’s 150 pristine acres surrounded by forest service land, and it’s stunning. There’s a pinnacle of granite rock in the middle for easy rock climbing and an array of different stations scattered throughout the terrain like a ropes course. The  grounds are being intentionally kept relatively low key to align with the vision of the camp - to maintain the integrity of the beautiful surroundings and provide an immersive experience with nature.

What's Your Everest 2017

In August we held our 2017 No Barriers event, What’s Your Everest.  Every year WYE has been growing in size and impact. This was our biggest yet with 130 participants and over 81k raised for No Barriers – a record-breaking amount for this event! Photo Credit: Dylan Miller, No Barriers

Mandy Harvey on America's Got Talent

On Tuesday, my wife Ellen and I had the honor of joining Mandy Harvey in Los Angeles for her live performance in the America's Got Talent Semifinals!

2017 No Barriers Summit Wrap Up

2017 marked our 9th No Barriers Summit, and each one has been better than the last. The No Barriers Summit is such a deeply lived experience that it’s difficult to sum it up. The immersive workshops, innovative technologies, and myriad of amazing people truly exemplify what we call a “No Barriers Life.” The Summit is the place where all our ideas become reality, and barriers are blasted through. Here are some highlights from this year’s Summit, held at the Resort at Squaw Creek, California.

Choose to Live

Mark Wellman is one of my personal heroes who I write about in No Barriers. His own No Barriers journey began when he was only 22 and suffered a terrible fall in the Sierras that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Excerpt from No Barriers:

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