Melanie brings 25 years of risk performance within the field of professional skydiving to this episode of Risk Matters. Her perspective on staying current, becoming more courageous, operating with humility and being cerebral speaks to the success she has had in her various pursuits.
You can check out her podcast, books and writings via her website, https://melaniecurtis.com/.
Rick McCoy is a Mixed Martial Arts pioneer having fought throughout the early days of MMA during the 90s. He has trained alongside and coached some of the best fighters in the world including Randy Couture and other UFC fighters.
Rick is the owner of MMA Institute (www.mmainstitute.com) based in Richmond, VA.
Frank Gonzalez represents what can be achieved if you dream a little. His profession is anchored in protecting and caring for those around him while also being an ultramarathon dynamo on the weekends. His perspective on facing challenges with unguaranteed success, rebounding from failure and finding motivation after the honeymoon period of a new pursuit has waned is worth the listen. As always, thanks Frank!
“I don’t look at hang gliding as a dangerous activity, it’s just not forgiving.” Steve Wendt, Head Instructor and Owner of Blue Sky Hang Gliding, has spent 47 years developing a keen awareness for managing the risks of hang gliding and the chops to teach the ins and outs of the sport. Listen as he shares insights into the arena of risk performance applicable in any industry. Learn more about Steve at http://www.blueskyhg.com.
Ben Moore, owner of Waterfront RVA, is an established name in the whitewater community. His experiences guiding rivers and interfacing with waterways in North and South America, Europe, and Australia position him uniquely to discuss the intersection of risk and performance. His dissection of risk operating in real time and the daily activities he and his team engage in to contend with that reality has utility for the listener regardless of their industry.