| Ep 524 – Jason Gardner’s Leadership Lessons

Author / Cali Hinzman

1 Hour 44 Min Listen


Every so often we have a guest whose resume is so impressive that we can’t help but feel like “what am I doing with my life?”. Our guest, Jason Gardner spent 30 years as a SEAL. That’s a hell of a long time to amass the kind of leadership skills you would expect to see from the US Military’s elite. But as Jason points out, there were plenty of lessons along the way. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to experience these valuable teachings with rounds flying by. Instead we can hear from the man whose lived a thousand lives.

Humility is not a word you typically think of when reflecting on good leadership…but it should be. Jason Gardner knows this better than anyone from his lengthy career in the military. He also understands on a deep level just what it means to take care of your people. For some, that may be your co-workers, for others, your immediate family. What’s best for the team will inevitably yield a positive result for you. Drink in some knowledge from a guy whose seen some shit.

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Follow Jason Gardner on instagram @jason.n.gardner and his team @echelonfront!

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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