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Showing Up Podcast - Keala Kennelly "The Sport of Big Wave Surfing"

Keala Kennelly is a professional surfer, DJ, and actress from Kauai, Hawaii. After spending a decade ranked in the top 10 of the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), Kennelly took a break from the tour in 2007 to explore her passions for acting and music. She now continues her surfing career by progressing the sport of female Big Wave surfing. In this conversation we discuss what it is like riding giants like Teahupoo as well as her journey progressing the sport of female big wave surfing. I grabbed Keala at a recent event in Hawaii when she was with Sachi Cunningham promoting and fundraising for a new film they are working on together. Listen to Showing Up Podcast on iTunes or below...

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Showing Up Podcast - James Q Martin "Finding Common Ground"

James Q Martin is photography and filmmaker. Q is dedicated to regional and international conservation and we stepped aside from a recent Protect Our Winters summit to chat. Q has worked with Brands such as Patagonia, Keen, REI, HBO and Editorial’s like Outside Magazine and Nat Geo Adventure. He hopes that through his art he will raise awareness for issues facing our communities worldwide, and unite people in taking steps to preserve and protect the special places on this planet for future generations. Q has traveled extensively throughout the American Southwest and to more than 30 countries, spanning six continents, documenting the stories of world-class athletes, artists, conservationists, filmmakers, and scientists who inspire him. Listen to Showing Up Podcast on iTunes or...

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Showing Up Podcast - Beth Ferris "The Role of Civil Society in Protecting Displaced Populations

Beth's work encompasses a wide range of issues related to human rights, forced migration, humanitarian action, the role of civil society in protecting displaced populations and the security implications of displacement. The goal her work with the Brookings Institute is to develop global and regional normative standards on internal displacement, to support governments, civil society and international actors in their work with internally displaced persons(IDPs), and to carry out independent research on situations of internal displacement. Prior to joining the Brookings Institution in November 2006, Ferris spent 20 years working in the field of humanitarian assistance. Most recently, she worked in humanitarian response and long-term development for the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. Ferris served as the Director of the Church World Service’s Immigration and...

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Showing Up Podcast - Asa Firestone "Co-Founder of The Boulder Adventure Lodge"

An avid rock climber and entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado, Asa often describes himself as a washed up explorer turned hotelier. He co-founded of the Boulder Adventure Lodge (A-Lodge) and also co-founded several successful non-profit organizations focused on introducing the outdoors to at-risk youth; Climb for Colorado, Adventure Forward, and the Centro de Escalada Urbana. Asa was a National Geographic Young Explorer for his first ascent big wall expedition in the Venezuelan Amazon in 2008. In this conversation we talk about Asa’s journey to becoming a hotelier and his journey in the outdoors brought him to where he is today. This is an awesome conversation, and I hope you enjoy. Listen to Showing Up Podcast on iTunes or below on Youtube. This Episode is brought...

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Showing Up Podcast - Ian Mcintosh "Alpine Ski Racer to the Freesking World Tour"

Ian McIntosh has built up a reputation over the last few years as a bit of a charger.His ability on skis doesn’t really come as much of a surprise when you look at his background. Growing up in the Kootenays in British Columbia, Ian was Immersed in the race scene from an early age, and it is easy to see where he got both his love for speed and his technical ability. He entered the World Heli Challenge and met a fellow Canadian, Pierre Yves LeBlanc who persuaded him to try a season in Whistler. Ian did exactly that and tried his hand at Big Mountain competitions, culminating in a second place at the Verbier Xtreme 2004. Since he has...

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