15 episodes

This is a show about inspiring people who explain their path to achievement. Guests range from elite athletes to prominent leaders in community and business. We learn first-hand about motivations, successes, failures, and most importantly the wisdom they have gained from their life experience.

The Ascent Podcast with Joe Burgess Joe Burgess

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This is a show about inspiring people who explain their path to achievement. Guests range from elite athletes to prominent leaders in community and business. We learn first-hand about motivations, successes, failures, and most importantly the wisdom they have gained from their life experience.

    Kelly Moller -- Member, Minnesota House of Representatives, Using Her Passion for Victim Rights Advocacy to Spark Successful Start in Politics

    Kelly Moller -- Member, Minnesota House of Representatives, Using Her Passion for Victim Rights Advocacy to Spark Successful Start in Politics

    Kelly shares how to passion for victim rights advocacy evolved into a career as a prosecuting attorney and more recently causes her to get involved in politics. We hear about the campaign process for a firs- time politician (including the experience of campaigning as a woman), what its like when you begin the new role, and how she feels she can make her mark during her time in the Minnesota State Legislature.

    • 37 min
    Bill Laney -- Retired Orthopedic Surgeon and Road Biker Extraordinaire, Seeing America Slowly

    Bill Laney -- Retired Orthopedic Surgeon and Road Biker Extraordinaire, Seeing America Slowly

    Bill talks about developing a passion for road biking in sixties and how that evolved into two cross country trips -- the last one being at age 70. Further, we learn about his perspective on work and where he derives fulfillment in retirement.

    • 49 min
    Jon Lewin -- Principal, MedCraft Health Care Real Estate and Founding Partner, Excelsior Brewery, Growing Two Businesses While Maintaining a Focus on People, Culture, and Life Balance

    Jon Lewin -- Principal, MedCraft Health Care Real Estate and Founding Partner, Excelsior Brewery, Growing Two Businesses While Maintaining a Focus on People, Culture, and Life Balance

    Jon talks about his evolution in commercial real estate and the establishment of his firm, MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate. In addition, we learn about the craft brewery industry and Jon’s role in founding the Excelsior Brewery. Jon expands on the importance of people and culture in his organizations, as well as keeping his focus on life balance.

    • 41 min
    Andrea Bolin -- Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Changing the Culture in Her Organization While Working to Empower Women

    Andrea Bolin -- Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Changing the Culture in Her Organization While Working to Empower Women

    Andrea tells us about changing the culture at Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. In addition, she explains the process of creating a national leadership conference, as well as the work she is doing to help empower women.

    • 46 min
    JT Starzecki -- Chief Marketing Officer, Sirius Minerals, Advancing an Exploratory Mining/Fertilizer Company and Bettering His Leadership Skills Along the Way

    JT Starzecki -- Chief Marketing Officer, Sirius Minerals, Advancing an Exploratory Mining/Fertilizer Company and Bettering His Leadership Skills Along the Way

    JT Talks about the process of evolving an exploratory mining/fertilizer company. In addition, he tells us what he has learned about international business etiquette and customs. Lastly, he goes into detail about his growth as a leader and his perspective on success.

    • 35 min
    Scott Jorgensen -- Copywriter/Creative Director At Large, Leveraging a Freelance Advertising Career to Provide the Freedom to Travel and Experience Life

    Scott Jorgensen -- Copywriter/Creative Director At Large, Leveraging a Freelance Advertising Career to Provide the Freedom to Travel and Experience Life

    Scott's personality shines through as he shares details of becoming a freelance copywriter while maintaining his focus on life balance and travel. We discuss his work experience and the ever changing advertising space. In addition, we hear about Everest Base Camp, India, and more.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

chelseakr ,

Seeking the advice

This podcast is amazing! Brilliant questions asked by Joe to get to the grit of personal success. We can all become the best version of ourselves but in order to do that we have to ask the hard questions to achieve growth and understanding. Thank you for this podcast!

marybrunett123 ,

I’m loving these episodes!

These episodes are inspiring, helpful and . I’m interested in the guests and love how they are educational and great entertainment. Joe Burgess is a brilliant interviewer! He knows what he’s doing and is highly skilled in his work. I’m inspired with how hard the guests worked to get where they are and how helpful with tips and experiences are! I’m super excited for upcoming episodes!

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