Rowing the Pacific - Lessons from the ultimate rowing challenge

November 3, 2017
Hosted by Chris Cooper

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On the 8th May 2009 Mick Dawson and Chris Martin set off from Choshi in Japan to row 7,000 miles across the North Pacific to San Francisco. Crossing the North Pacific in an open rowing boat was one of the world’s great firsts and, after two failed attempts he was determined to make it. Storms, fatigue, equipment failure, intense hunger and lack of water were just some of the challenges. Facing near certain death they eventually reached the iconic span of San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge after a back breaking voyage of over six months. Mick Dawson is a former Royal Marine Commando, a professional sailor, motivational speaker and film maker. Having been gripped by Mick’s book 'Battling the Oceans in a rowboat' I had to interview him and find out what we can learn about leadership, strategy and courage from one of the most incredible adventures of modern times.

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More

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Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper helps business leaders to elevate the performance of their business, their people and themselves. With a background in major brands such as Mars Inc he worked in sales, mar-keting, HR, training, procurement and logistics to board level. His first consultancy became a multi-million pound business within 3 years.

Today, Chris helps business people elevate performance through consultancy, coaching, training, professional speaking, writing and broadcasting. His coaching programme ‘The Elevation Programme’ has helped many business owners to profitably grow their businesses since 2008.

As a speaker he talks about lessons from his book ‘The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) co written with Dr Steven Levinson (published by Penguin Random House USA in December 2015).

His radio show is accessed in over 50 countries and has aired since 2011, making him a highly experienced on-line radio host. Having undertaken hundreds of interviews with international ex-perts and thought leaders he has been described as one of the most credible business experts in the UK. Chris lives in Leicestershire, England with his wife Ruth and two young boys. Hobbies include taking his soccer mad eldest son to watch Leicester City FC, playing rock guitar, keeping fit, fly fishing and transforming his Victorian home and garden into a beautiful space.

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Episode Directory

December 2017

November 2017

  • 11/17/2017: Strategic Change and Consultancy with Chris Cooper and John Jennings Listen Now
  • 11/10/2017: The Courage To Change - The Miracle of a Do Over Listen Now
  • 11/3/2017: Rowing the Pacific - Lessons from the ultimate rowing challenge Listen Now

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