16 episodes

In a world obsessed with immediacy, certainty and quick fixes, THE CLIMB is curious about purpose, the process, a more cosmic perspective, sustainability and peace. Born out of Ascent Soccer’s character development program in sub-Saharan Africa, we like to think of THE CLIMB as simply ‘conversations for our kids’ and a companion to our ever-evolving curriculum on life and unlocking potential. We also hope it can be a kind of accelerated wisdom for all of us, where we’ll lean on experienced professionals and experts to explore big ideas -- in an attempt at making them accessible, actionable and, wait for it, fun. And let’s be honest, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, THE CLIMB. -- (Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M)

The Climb with Adrian Bradbury & George Maguire

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In a world obsessed with immediacy, certainty and quick fixes, THE CLIMB is curious about purpose, the process, a more cosmic perspective, sustainability and peace. Born out of Ascent Soccer’s character development program in sub-Saharan Africa, we like to think of THE CLIMB as simply ‘conversations for our kids’ and a companion to our ever-evolving curriculum on life and unlocking potential. We also hope it can be a kind of accelerated wisdom for all of us, where we’ll lean on experienced professionals and experts to explore big ideas -- in an attempt at making them accessible, actionable and, wait for it, fun. And let’s be honest, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, THE CLIMB. -- (Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M)

    Ep 16. KJ, Caldwell & Ascent's Euro 2020 Preview Show

    Ep 16. KJ, Caldwell & Ascent's Euro 2020 Preview Show

    Today on The Climb, Adrian & George are joined by Kristian Jack & Steven Caldwell.

    This week it's some no holds barred banter on all things Euro 2020, with football pundits KJ & Caldwell. We'll dig into the tournament and talk about how you can join us online and build your very own Euro Fantasy Squad on June 8th or 9th!

    Live Virtual Euro Fantasy Football & Auction events? That’s right! We're hosting a pair of laugh-out-loud evenings of fantasy football, special guests and fun prizes for a great cause, Ascent Soccer. Learn more and get registered today at ascentsoccer.org/euro.

    And getting you ready for Euro 2020 will Steven Caldwell & Kristian Jack!

    Steven Caldwell’s 18-year playing career started in the English Premier League with Newcastle United, where he also had stops at Leeds, Sunderland, Burnley and Wigan. And, it was from his centre back spot that Steven was the physical and vocal leader of successful premier league promotion runs for both Sunderland and Burnley. And after 2.5 years in the MLS with Toronto FC, Steven is now in the broadcast booth as a soccer analyst for TSN, in the boardroom as the president of the Oakville Blue Devils, and back on the field as an assistant coach for the revitalized Canadian Men’s National Team. We’re also thrilled to have his voice on the Global Advisory Council of Ascent Soccer.

    Through dedication, professionalism, and a strong work ethic, Kristian Jack has established himself as Canada's most trusted voice on the beautiful game. Since immigrating to Canada from the northeast of England, 'KJ' has provided soccer fans with news, insights and analysis for close to 20 years, which has included everything from the MLS to the Premier League to Canada’s National Teams, and FIFA World Cups and Euros. The former TSN soccer analyst, is now  the Premier League Final and Champions League Live host on SiriusXM FC and a regular analyst for One Soccer, covering the Canadian National Team and Canadian Premier League.

    Click play and get your inside scoop on Euro 2020 today!

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    For all of our episodes you can visit us at ascentsoccer.org/theclimb.

    You can follow The Climb on Twitter (@TheClimbPod) & Instagram (@TheClimbPod), and you can track Adrian down on Twitter at @adrianbradbury.

    And remember, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, the climb.

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    Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M. 

    • 53 min
    Ep 15. Claire Poole on 'Soccer & Sustainability'

    Ep 15. Claire Poole on 'Soccer & Sustainability'

    Today on The Climb, Adrian & George are joined by Claire Poole.

    Claire Poole is founder and CEO of the Sport Positive Summit, which is the global meeting place for sports leadership for the  planet. Claire was also one of the instigators of the Sports for Climate Action Framework, and her voice on sustainability and sport has been featured on the BBC, The Guardian, The Athletic and today . . . right here on The Climb.

    In this episode we dig into soccer and sustainability and what we can do, at every level of the game, to make a difference.

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    For all of our episodes you can visit us at ascentsoccer.org/theclimb.

    You can follow The Climb on Twitter (@TheClimbPod) & Instagram (@TheClimbPod), and you can track Adrian down on Twitter at @adrianbradbury.

    And remember, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, the climb.

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    Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep 14. Arora Akanksha on 'The UN, Women in Leadership & Taking Action'

    Ep 14. Arora Akanksha on 'The UN, Women in Leadership & Taking Action'

    Today on The Climb, Adrian & George are joined by Arora Akanksha.

    Arora Akanksha believes that the United Nations needs a shake-up, and that’s why, as a 34-year-old, she is running for UN Secretary General.  Her critics point to her age and lack of diplomatic experience, two things Arora believes make her the perfect candidate for an organization that has lost its way.

    Arora is an Indo-Canadian, a graduate of Toronto’s York University & New York’s Columbia University, and has been working at the UN since 2016.  Long enough to learn that, "We are not living up to our purpose or our promise.  We are failing those we are here to serve."

    As Arora aims for the top job at the United Nations, she is blazing a new path.  She is the first millennial candidate.  The first candidate to challenge an incumbent.  The youngest candidate (at just 34) and if successful, Arora would be the first woman to ever hold the post.

    Today we dig into her run at the UN, women in leadership and what it means to take action.

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    For all of our episodes you can visit us at ascentsoccer.org/theclimb.

    You can follow The Climb on Twitter (@TheClimbPod) & Instagram (@TheClimbPod), and you can track Adrian down on Twitter at @adrianbradbury.

    And remember, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, the climb.

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    Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 12. Kaira Jewel Lingo on 'Youth, Impermanence & Our Emotions'

    Ep 12. Kaira Jewel Lingo on 'Youth, Impermanence & Our Emotions'

    Today on The Climb, Adrian & George are joined by Kaira Jewel Lingo.

    Kaira Jewel Lingo is Buddhist meditation and mindfulness teacher who grew up in both Chicago & Nairobi, Kenya, and much of her practice today is focused on teaching activists, artists, educators, families, and youth. Kaira Jewel grew up in a residential spiritual community and then lived a monastic life for 15 years as an ordained Buddhist nun -- before heading back to the US. Kaira Jewel is also a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology and Social Sciences  and speaks fluent Portuguese, French, German and Italian, and a little Spanish --  and with this episode we dig into "impermanence and the five remembrances."

    For all of our episodes you can visit us at ascentsoccer.org/theclimb.

    You can follow The Climb on Twitter (@TheClimbPod) & Instagram (@TheClimbPod), and you can track Adrian down on Twitter at @adrianbradbury.

    And remember, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, the climb.

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    Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 11. Chris Guillebeau on Curiosity & The Art of Non-Conformity

    Ep 11. Chris Guillebeau on Curiosity & The Art of Non-Conformity

    Today on The Climb, Adrian & George are joined by Chris Guillebeau.

    Chris Guillebeau is a NY Times bestselling author and podcaster, based in Portland, Oregon. Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than thirty languages, which was followed by The $100 Startup, Side Hustle & The Money Tree. And now, his daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month  --  and with this episode we dig into "curiosity and the art of non-conformity."

    For all of our episodes you can visit us at ascentsoccer.org/theclimb.

    You can follow The Climb on Twitter (@TheClimbPod) & Instagram (@TheClimbPod), and you can track Adrian down on Twitter at @adrianbradbury.

    And remember, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, the climb.

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    Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 10. Caullen Hudson on Creativity & Radical Imagination

    Ep 10. Caullen Hudson on Creativity & Radical Imagination

    Today on The Climb, Adrian & George are joined by Caullen Hudson.

    Caullen Hudson is a Chicago-based filmmaker, activist, and fitness professional, and he simply creates! Caullen is the co-founder of non-profit SoapBox Productions and Organizing. They explore and amplify issues of inequity and how to challenge them --  and with this episode we dig into "creativity and radical imagination."

    For all of our episodes you can visit us at ascentsoccer.org/theclimb.

    You can follow The Climb on Twitter (@TheClimbPod) & Instagram (@TheClimbPod), and you can track Adrian down on Twitter at @adrianbradbury.

    And remember, reaching the top of the mountain doesn’t really matter, if you’re not paying attention to, and enjoying, the climb.

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    Music: Lioness (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfoxFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lioness-instrumentalMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZATMh49j49M.

    • 59 min

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