Adventure stories, leadership allegories, and wisdom from the world’s great adventure guides. For ambitious business leaders and aspiring adventure guides alike. Barry Kruse interviews those who guide the world's toughest mountains, steepest rivers, wildest safaris, chase the most elusive fish, and cycle the most exotic passes around the world.
Guide Ethos Applied: Renowned Wellness Entrepreneurs Dr. Kelly & Juliet Starrett
Former guides Dr. Kelly & Juliet Starrett are a power couple in so many ways; as wellness experts, influencers, coaches, business people, and socially-impactful parents. Their story demonstrates where a guiding mindset fosters extraordinary success as courage, caring, and vision come together.
"Still doing 'the camping thing'... I still love to guide." Ian Elman
"Simply put, I still love to guide!" 30 years after starting Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides with a couple of buddies, a closet full of gear, a van, and a passion for adventure, Ian Elman runs a business that's stood the test of time like the alpine, granite paradise his guides navigate.
Adventure Medic, Avalanche Expert, Lifesaving Educator: Susan Purvis
Susan Purvis saves lives and teaches others to do the same. She's done this as an adventure guide, medic, avalanche instructor, writer, and a remarkable storyteller. And she's done it on seven continents in the highest, lowest, hottest, coldest places on earth.
Charisma, Color, and the Birds of Borneo: Susan Myers
Borneo has some of the world's most fascinating biodiversity. Susan Myers is a long-time birdwatching guide and naturalist with Wings Birds. She's a leading expert, in particular, on the birds of Southeast Asia and author of the Birds of Borneo. Join us for insights - usually best seen and heard in the earliest morning hours.
Adventure Travel for the Private Jet Set: Cari Gray
Cari Gray was a 22-year-old cycling guide who worked her way across Europe and up through the ranks of an elite, adventure travel company, Butterfield & Robinson. And then she had a vision: bespoke adventure travel for billionaires.
People with means want super-exclusive, private island-like vacations. Two things come in handy: a jet on standby, and Cari Gray's phone number.
Solo: Let's Catch Up
In this episode, Barry shares a quick update on Leading Steep and how to reach out and participate, a recap on recent shows, a preview on future shows, thoughts on leadership and kids, and some very important acknowledgments.
High level content. Well done
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Please keep them coming
Inspiring and thoughtful!
I love this podcast, I’m an avid outdoorsman and found great insight into both leadership and the outdoor industry. Barry runs a great show and taps into knowledge that you don’t normally have access to. All the guests are inspiring in the ways they live their lives and give a peek at the wider world. I can’t stop recommending this show to leaders, anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and other folks that inspire me. Everyone should know about this podcast!
I’ve been very impressed with this podcasts professional delivery, interesting guests, and structure thus far.