Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes leadership expert and adventurer, Alison Levine, for a discussion about finding greatness at the intersection of dreams and determination. During their conversation Alison shares leadership lessons she learned while summiting the world’s tallest mountains. Additionally, she and Dean Minor talk about pushing past limitations, rejecting complacency in favor of opportunity, and the value of resilience – even if it means relentlessly focusing on the next step rather than the end result. They also discuss ways to empower teams, the freedoms and opportunities in failure, and living without regrets. Are you up to the challenge?
Meet Alison Levine
Alison Levine is a polar explorer and mountaineer who has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force winds, sudden avalanches … and a career on Wall Street. Her unusual journey and powerful life lessons have made her one of the world’s most sought-after speakers on the topic of leadership.
Levine made history as Team Captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and has scaled the "Seven Summits," the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. She has skied to the North and South Poles, a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, a standard matched by just twenty people in the world. Her success in extreme environments is especially noteworthy given she has recovered from three heart surgeries and lives with a rare affliction that causes blood vessels to spasm when exposed to cold temperatures.
In addition to tackling the world’s most extreme environments, Levine spent four years as an adjunct professor at West Point, is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments.