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Nicki Bass - Host of The Everyday Adventure Podcast, Army Veteran turned Resilience Consultant.

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Nicki Bass is a Business Psychologist, Army Veteran and host of The Everyday Adventure Podcast. Having always loved the thrill of adventure sports and having served around the world, she has first-hand experience of how being taken outside of your comfort zone can dramatically improve your ability to face life's challenges. Currently studying for a Doctorate in Occupational Psychology, this experience gives her a unique insight into how resilience theory and practice align. On leaving the Army in 2017 she set up her own consultancy, Resilience at Work, using the principles of adventurous training to help professionals to build their resilience and leadership skills. Knowing the challenges that many people (including herself!) face in trying to live adventurously amongst the many commitments in their lives, Nicki was motivated to launch The Everyday Adventure Podcast in May 2020. The aim was to share the stories of ordinary people who had managed to find time for their own adventures - both physical and psychological - and hopefully inspire others to do the same. Since then she has spoken to over 65 guests from a wide variety of backgrounds, exploring their motivations, challenges & the benefits they have experienced. Having given a TEDx talk on the subject in January 2022, She is passionate about everyday adventures and the power they have to bring joy, confidence and energy to our daily lives.

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Show notes

  • Who is Nicki

  • Spending 17 years in the Army

  • Re-training as a Business Psychologist

  • Her love for adventure sports - especially surfing and skiing

  • Setting up Resilience at Work

  • Her early years growing up

  • Being active but not sporty

  • Doing a ski season

  • Joining the Army before the age of 25

  • Being taken outside your comfort zone and how that has developed resilience

  • What is resilience?

  • Why resilience is different from grit

  • Making the transition out of the army

  • Wanting to work for herself

  • Starting out with a plan and how it evolves

  • Balancing a new business, family life and adventure sports

  • Adjusting her expectations

  • Adventuring with children and teaching them resilience

  • Why everything can be an adventure for kids

  • Putting yourself first

  • Dealing with the guilt of putting yourself first

  • Figuring out her time

  • 1 month of everyday adventures in 2021

  • Having something to look forward to

  • Starting the Everyday Adventure Podcast

  • Working with Fran Turauskis (Editor)

  • How to connect with Nicki

  • Ted Talk -

  • Final words of advice

  • Why your adventure is valid - no matter the size

  • Finding a way to start


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