Third Act with Liz Tinkham

The Extreme Adventurer with Jerry Palmer

At the end of his first act, Jerry Palmer found himself out of shape, divorced, and without friends. Recommitting to athletics was the turning point, as he solidified extreme sports as his passion. Jerry then embarked on his most ambitious feat yet: crossing the entirety of the United States on foot. Follow along as Jerry shares his life lessons, from a career of consulting with Accenture to the innate kindness of approaching a stranger.

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Your first act is school, your second act is work, but have you thought about what you’re going to do in your third act? Join host Liz Tinkham, a former Accenture Senior Managing Director, as she talks to guests who are happily “pretired” – enjoying their time, treasure, and talent to pursue their purpose and passion in the third act of their life.

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The Extreme Adventurer with Jerry Palmer

At the end of his first act, Jerry Palmer found himself out of shape, divorced, and without friends. Deciding to regain his lifelong connection to athletics was the turning point as he began training for an Ironman. After solidifying extreme sports as his passion, Jerry set his sights towards his most ambitious feat yet: crossing the entirety of the United States on foot.
Follow along as Jerry shares his life lessons, from a career of consulting with Accenture to the innate kindness of approaching a stranger. Traversing on foot gave him front-row seats to the turmoil of the country as he witnessed the prevalent inequalities still plaguing our society. Through it all, Jerry’s admirable mental fortitude encouraged him to persist, despite the challenges in his way.

(04:46) First Act: From softball team to internship
(07:30) Second Act: The first Ironman
(16:59) Third Act: What do you enjoy?
(24:43) Melissa: Expedition Leader
(27:40) Left in the Mojave Desert
(36:24) Courage to be kind
(40:10) Control freak
(42:21) You are more capable than you think
(46:32) Cool down

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