Ep 90: Making A Career As A Mountaineer, Kim Hess, Summited Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro


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Kim Hess, a high altitude climber, shares her journey on how she is carving a career as a professional mountaineer. Over the span of her career, Kim has climbed many peaks, including Everest, Denali and Kilimanjaro. In this discussion, Kim talks about: 1. Some scary and beautiful moments that Kim has experienced while on her expeditions 2. How to looks for corporate sponsors - how it needs finding a unique message and platform that you can provide that sponsors like 3. How you can get creative with who sponsors you. Eg: Kim was sponsored by a healthcare company. It's not just outdoors companies that you can approach. 4. How she deals with the fear of dying or something going horribly wrong - that she'd rather die doing something that she enjoys than dying in a traffic accident 5. That for Kim, this is about pushing herself and testing her boundaries - mentally, physically and emotionally 6. How being good at the sport is only a starting point - then you need to be a good storyteller and humble in order to make a career out of it 7. How saying "I AM a good fit" rather than "I THINK I'm a good fit" to sponsors made a big difference 8. Recommended resources Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We will reply!! Subscribe to the show on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/learn…d1049159321?mt=2

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