• 01:05

    A Himalayan Journey with Retired Fortune 500 Executive Kurt Koontz

    in Spirituality

    Retired Fortune 500 executive Kurt Koontz recently returned from an inspiring 20-day trek in the Himalayas, reaching heights as high as 16,000 feet and even higher spaces in the heart. Kurt returns to the show to share insights from his powerful journey. Kurt is the author of A Million Steps, in which he chronicles his life-changing adventure of nearly 500 miles on the historic Camino de Santiago in Spain, following the steps of a 1300-year-old pilgrimage bridging inner and outer worlds.


    Kurt retired at the age of 36. For the past decade, his travels have taken him to all corners of the world, requiring both physical and mental endurance. Kurt has been interviewed on over 50 radio programs, including NPR, and has been published in over 20 magazines. His Camino story was recently featured in a 30 minute PBS television interview. He regularly travels to share his experiences with audiences and recently became a Vistage International presenter. Kurt is a highly engaging, personable author and speaker who demonstrates we all have the capacity to journey beyond the limitations we perceive.


    Kurt's web site:  KurtKoontz.com


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission. Himalayan journey photographs copyrighted by Kurt Koontz, posted here with his permission.

  • 00:20

    Author Kurt Koontz stops by Conversations LIVE

    in Current Events

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Kurt Koontz to Conversations LIVE to discuss his book A MILLION STEPS.

  • 00:30

    Author and Adventurer Kurt Koontz about his book A Million Steps

    in Self Help

    VividLife Radio's Kristen White speaks with author and adventurer Kurt Koontz about his recent book, A Million Steps. In A Million Steps, Kurt shares his month-long adventure walking from village to village in Spain along a route that pilgrims have followed since medieval times. Kurt also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery, and love. Kurt Koontz grew up with a lot of the outdoors in Boise, Idaho. He studied business at the University of Puget Sound, then returned to his hometown to rise through the ranks as a sales executive for Micron Technology. While working, he traveled on business across the U.S. and the world. When he retired at age 36, he took to adventure travel—mostly by bicycle across Europe and in the Western U.S. and Canada. It wasn't until 2012 that he began writing about his adventures. That year, he walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago, the Spanish pilgrimage route dating from medieval times. This journey, he says, was a very different kind of travel. On the Camino, he lived moment to moment, not knowing where he would find the next meal or sleep the next night. As he walked the 1,300-year-old route, he heard unforgettable stories from other pilgrims and took a deeper look at his own life stories. Recorded in his journal and e-mails home, they became the foundation for his first book, A Million Steps, due out late this year. He now lives and writes near family and friends, on a tree-lined creek in Boise. http://kurtkoontz.com/about-kurt/


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  • 00:30

    Kristen White speaks with author and adventurer Kurt Koontz "A Million Steps

    in Self Help

    VividLife Radio’s Kristen White speaks with author and adventurer Kurt Koontz about his recent book, A Million Steps. In A Million Steps, Kurt shares his month-long adventure walking from village to village in Spain along a route that pilgrims have followed since medieval times. Kurt also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery, and love.


    Kurt Koontz grew up with a lot of the outdoors in Boise, Idaho. He studied business at the University of Puget Sound, then returned to his hometown to rise through the ranks as a sales executive for Micron Technology. While working, he traveled on business across the U.S. and the world. When he retired at age 36, he took to adventure travel—mostly by bicycle across Europe and in the Western U.S. and Canada.
    It wasn’t until 2012 that he began writing about his adventures. That year, he walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago, the Spanish pilgrimage route dating from medieval times. This journey, he says, was a very different kind of travel.


    On the Camino, he lived moment to moment, not knowing where he would find the next meal or sleep the next night. As he walked the 1,300-year-old route, he heard unforgettable stories from other pilgrims and took a deeper look at his own life stories. Recorded in his journal and e-mails home, they became the foundation for his first book, A Million Steps, due out late this year.


    He now lives and writes near family and friends, on a tree-lined creek in Boise.


    http://kurtkoontz.com/about-kurt/


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    http://www.kristenwhitetv.com

  • 00:47

    Walking to Santiago de Compostela - guest Kurt Koontz

    in Spirituality

    Imagine walking a million steps to one of the most a sacred sites in the world where one of the 12 apostles of Christ, St. James, is buried. Over 1,000 years pilgrims have made the trek to Santiago de Compostela to experience a spiritual and personal transformation. From the midwestern state of Idaho to the foothills of Spain, Kurt Koontz took a journey on foot that transformed his life. 


    Why would a successful sales executive retire at age 36 and begin to write and speak about his life-changing experience along the Camino de Santiago? Kurt Koontz is our guest on Between Heaven and Earth Radio.


    Listeners can call in during the second half hour of the show and ask a question of our guest or hosts. You may listen live or download an episode from the archives at http://www.betweenheavenandearthradio.com. To find out more about Lisa K., visit her website at http://www.LMK88.com


     

  • 00:30

    Kurt Koontz: Life, Love and Addiction

    in Self Help

    This week, Edie Weinstein invites you to Walk "A Million Steps" with author Kurt Koontz whose book by the same name chronicles his journey on the Camino De Santiago, He says it is about "Life, Love and Addiction" and adds that "the first third of the trip is for the body, the second for the mind, the third for the soul."


    After retiring early from his job as a successful sales executive for a Fortune 500 technology company, Kurt Koontz volunteered in his community and traveled across Europe and North America. He never considered writing a book until he walked nearly 500 miles across Spain in 2012. Those million steps were so compelling that he returned home and began writing and speaking about his life-changing adventures. He lives and writes on a tree-lined creek in Boise, Idaho.  http://kurtkoontz.com/

  • 01:06

    Kurt Koontz: A Million Steps

    in Spirituality

    Experience a transformative journey of nearly 500 miles on the historic Camino de Santiago with retired Fortune 500 executive Kurt Koontz.  Kurt's recently released book A Million Steps climbs over the high meadows of the Pyrenees, quests through the unceasing wind of the Meseta, and dances in the rains of Galicia.  The grandeur of Kurt's adventure is revealed not only on the trail but in the heart, as he navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery and love, all the while embracing the beauty of the countryside and joyful connections to other pilgrims from around the world.


    Kurt retired at the age of 36.  For the past decade, his travels have taken him to all corners of the world, requiring both physical and mental endurance. 


    For all of us who enjoyed The Frontier Beyond Fear interview with "Walking the Camino" filmmaker Lydia B. Smith, hearing Kurt's account of his personal experiences will provide another profound perspective on a 1300-year-old pilgrimage bridging inner and outer worlds.


    Kurt's web site:  KurtKoontz.com


     


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.


     


     

  • 00:29

    Kurt Koontz: How Walking 490 Miles Across Spain Became A Journey Within&Beyond

    in Motivation

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    Our Host: 


    Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, a columnist for ALIST magazine and PERREAULT Global Digital magazine; Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), EFT, Deep Yoga Teacher Training 200 (2014-2015) at Piedmont Yoga Studio, Consultant, and  Community Advocate.


    Svetlana is a host of the Radio Show called "To The Stars Through Adversity." http://www.blogtalkradio.com/svetlanakim.


    Svetlana Kim is the author of White Pearl and I:  A Memoir of a Political Refugee, which chronicles her journey from Russia to the United States, where she arrived with only one dollar in her pocket and not a single word of English at her disposal; today, she is a leader among her peers in the business world, and has been honored with numerous awards citing her commitment, skill, and integrity.  


     


    Our Guest: After retiring early from his job as a successful sales executive for a Fortune 500 technology company, Kurt Koontz volunteered in his community and traveled across Europe and North America. He never considered writing a book until he walked nearly 500 miles across Spain in 2012. Those million steps were so compelling that he returned home and began writing and speaking about his life-changing adventures. He lives and writes on a tree-lined creek in Boise, Idaho.


    Websites:  http://kurtkoontz.com/


    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Kurt_Koontz


     Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KurtKoontzAuthor

  • 01:01

    The Walk That Changed His Life - Kurt Koontz

    in Spirituality

    Imagine going from big time fortune 500 executive to finding yourself by walking the Camino de Santiago. Kurt says "You don't have to take a million steps to find your soul, your purpose, your happiness".


    In this episode of Your Happiness Way, my guest Kurt Koontz, author of a Million Steps shares his story of addiction, recovery and love.   KurtKoontz.com  twitter@KurtKoontz  fb/KurtKoontzAuthor


    Your host inspirationalist, and success coach Lorane Gordon shows you how to create your life on purpose.  Deepak Choprs says "Lorane Gordon is a teacher of infinite possibilities".


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    Get Lorane's ebook Visualization, Your Key to Happiness for FREE. Subscribe at yourhappinessway.com & it's yours! 


     


     

  • 00:57

    Journeys of the Heart with Ronna Prince and Kurt Koontz

    in Spirituality

    Our two guests have each taken a journey that moved them beyond their personal stories and painful past and profoundly changed their lives.


    Ronna Prince is the writer and producer of Sacred Journey of the Heart, a documentary film about the science and spirit of our connection to each other. While Ronna’s goal with the film was to encourage viewers to make the connection to their hearts, in the process, she found the way to heal and connect to her own heart through the transformative power of forgiveness.


    Kurt Koontz took a different journey of the heart described in his book, A Million Steps.  He walked 500-miles across northern Spain on the route followed by pilgrims since medieval times to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of the Saint James the Apostle are thought to be buried.  Along the way, Kurt also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery and love and embraces the beauty of the countryside and joyful connections to other pilgrims from around the world. More info: www.kurtkoontz.com.

  • 00:30

    WDW Fan Zone BlogCast #61

    in Travel

    Join Stuart Sternberg, Lottie Ferguson, Darlene Nagi, and Kurt on this episode of the WDW Fan Zone Blogcast as they venture to Epcot’s World Showcase and go pavilion by pavilion to discuss if they would Keep it, Change it, or Replace it.

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