Rob Harsh – Chief Adventurer & Coach
Rob has been leading and guiding people in business, outdoor adventure and personal growth for 20+ years. He holds a degree in Environmental Science and has worked as an Environmental Health expert since 1993. He has traveled extensively throughout the world on climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and running expeditions and has experience as a professional coach, race director, certified mountain guide, search and rescue operator and working with adaptive athletes and injured veterans in the outdoors.
Along the way he’s climbed mountains on five continents and participated in over fifty adventure and ultra running endurance events such as Badwater, Eco Challenge, Southern Traverse and Coastal Challenge. In 2003 he led Erik Weihenmayer, who was the first blind man to scale Mt. Everest, to the finish of the 450-mile Primal Quest Expedition Race in California and later went on to become a race director in Primal Quest Utah in 2006.
He has been a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner since 2012, and is an expert in applying leadership techniques to support people in making positive shifts in their life, helping them overcome adversity and discover how to live in alignment with who they authentically are.
In 2016 Rob was diagnosed with a rare form of Lung Cancer and given a 1% chance of survival. Defying conventional wisdom he chose to take a natural approach to healing, transforming every aspect of his life through diet, exercise, meditation and applying the mindset he learned as an athlete. Along the way he studied with world renown doctors, nutritionists and healers and unlocked many secrets to restoring balance and health to the mind, body and spirit. He is now in complete remission and sharing what he has learned with others through coaching, writing and speaking.
His main focus is creating transformational adventures and leadership retreats that change the way people explore their world. By bridging the gap between modern knowledge and ancient wisdom he offers transformative experiences that explore the land, culture & history of each destination, supporting people in stepping beyond their comfort zones, expanding their perspectives and learning universal lessons that can be applied in overcoming perceived challenges in any area of life.