Welcome to episode 5 of, A Champion’s Journey. I recently had the unforeseen and incredible opportunity to have a conversation with one of my heroes, Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld.
Dan B.C. is a seven-time World level Champion skydiver and co-founder of the highly successful skydiving team, Arizona Airspeed.
While training for competition in 1992, Dan survived a catastrophic plane crash which killed 16 people, including his close friend and teammate, James Layne and videographer Dave Clarke, who filled in for Dan’s team videographer due to a camera malfunction for that jump. Dan spent six weeks in a coma with severe traumatic injuries which included a broken neck and collapsed lung. During his long and painful road to recovery, Dan resolved to rebuild his strength and make his return to competitive skydiving.
Not only did Dan return to skydiving, but he went on to lead his team in an impressive list of achievements including four World Cup victories, three World Championship titles, and sixteen National Championship wins. After spending nearly 40 years in the sport and accumulating 28,000+ jumps, Dan has enjoyed continued success, not just as a world-class competitor but as a coach, role model, and mentor. In addition, he continues to motivate and inspire countless others with his remarkable story as an author and public speaker. Dan’s book, “Above All Else,” gives a detailed and personal account of his deeply emotional and profoundly inspirational journey.
Purchase your copy of Dan’s book, “Above All Else,” here: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005NHN0A2&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_C3evDb6X4AZ04
Visit Dan’s website: http://danbrodsky-chenfeld.com
Watch Dan’s Tedx Talk here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHEMVhNEIuI