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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.

The Ascent Podcast with Joe Burgess Joe Burgess

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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.

    Rob Culligan -- VP for Institutional Advancement, St. John's University -- Helping Young Men Realize Their Dreams

    Rob Culligan -- VP for Institutional Advancement, St. John's University -- Helping Young Men Realize Their Dreams

    Rob shares how he got started as a development officer, how his team created extra financial support for students during the pandemic, and the fulfillment he feels in helping young men realize their dreams.

    • 37 min
    Following Your Passion and Being Open to Change With Karin Nelsen – Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer, Minnesota Vikings

    Following Your Passion and Being Open to Change With Karin Nelsen – Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer, Minnesota Vikings

    Karin tells us about her non-linear career path, important factors for choosing to work in Moscow early in her career, and the fruits of building real and genuine relationships.

    • 41 min
    Guiding the Mall of America Through the Pandemic

    Guiding the Mall of America Through the Pandemic

    Jill talks about the rise in her career from intern to Executive VP, guiding the organization through a pandemic, and some of the initiatives Mall of America is working on with Twin Cities communities.

    • 37 min
    Matt Shea – Estate Planning Attorney at Lathrop GPM, Making a Difference for Families and Communities

    Matt Shea – Estate Planning Attorney at Lathrop GPM, Making a Difference for Families and Communities

    Matt shares his experiences in working with high net worth to ultra-high net worth families.   He talks about not always having to be the smartest person in the room, and the importance of surrounding yourself with good people.   Ultimately, he describes the character traits that he believes have led to his success. 

    • 29 min
    Leah McLean, KSTP News Anchor, Finding a New Path

    Leah McLean, KSTP News Anchor, Finding a New Path

    We hear about Leah's rapid rise to becoming a major market evening news anchor by the age of 27.   However, as life evolved, she realized she needed to make some major changes--both personally and professionally.   Leah talks about having the courage to change her life path and the freedom and confidence she has gained from her decisions.

    • 32 min
    A Tribute to Denny Burgess, Part 2

    A Tribute to Denny Burgess, Part 2

    Joe's father, Denny Burgess, passed away suddenly in early 2020. This is part two of a two-part tribute celebrating his life.

    In this episode, Joe chat's with Belinda Isaacson, the current Executive Director of Denny's business, Our Homes South.
    In addition, Joe sits down with his sisters, Teresa Miller-Glover and Erin O'Donnell, to reminisce about life with their dad.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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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