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Mountain climbers experience certain physiologic changes when they reach high altitude (5,000 - 11,500 feet) plus very high altitude (11,500 - 18,000 feet) and extreme altitude (above 18,000 feet). Arrival into rarefied air without auxiliary support from an oxygen tank causes oxygen deficiency in the blood which can trigger nausea, nosebleeds, and hyperventilation. So we of course know that pre-climb conversations about the body's reaction to altitude are crucial and essential for success and survival.

Conversely, for scuba divers who explore well below sea level at a "negative altitude" careful pre-dive planning also looms large. From novice to certified, all divers can get the bends or can experience blackouts if they ascend back to the surface too quickly. Nitrogen bubbles form in the blood which are very painful and can be fatal. Even though divers may accomplish their goal (a great exploratory dive) ample time must be budgeted for the slow ascent back to the surface. The "essential" here is time and patience so that decompression can occur and the body has a chance to adjust.

In business as it is in personal life we can dream of and set out to reach goals or "summits" or desired "altitudes" but as we do so we are always better off if we first consider the six episodes that occur within a journey and the "essentials" needed within each one of those episodes.

While leaving any "base camp" it is wise to preview the mind's ability and the body's ability to adjust and survive during the "journey to" plus "arrival at" and to perform an extended "stay" with an eventual "return from".

About Altitude Essentials


A Pacific Northwest based consulting firm specializing in business and executive coaching, agent and broker services, highly specialized corporate events, speeches and worksessions for association groups, and public presentations on a wide range of business topics.

Areas of expertise include customer relationship management, marketing, strategic sales, meeting and event production, sponsor engagement, media and public relations.

Platforms for delivery include keynote speeches to industry summits and private corporate gatherings along with webinars, public forums and executive retreats.

About Brent Dahl

Founder: established Altitude Essentials in 2002

Background: management, marketing, public relations and sales professional, public speaker & certified corporate trainer, nationally published columnist & book editor, career & resume coach

Education: B.S. Social Psychology and Business Management, University of Oregon

Certifications: Certified Meeting Professional (2001 - 2011), Convention Industry Council

Lifelong Game: see all of the United States of America and set foot in 50 states

Most Treasured Accomplishment: college degree

Notables: Rudy Dahl (grandfather) raised as an orphan and died a prominent food industry executive; Willie Dahl (uncle) renowned stage manager first at NBC then CBS in Los Angeles for 37 years (winner of numerous Emmy Awards)

Funny Moment: once shared a Hyatt Hotel elevator ride and walk down the hall with Rodney Dangerfield

Fantasy Gift: time machine

Favorite Quote: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Steve Prefontaine

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African American Chamber of Commerce
American Alliance for Heath Physical Education Recreation & Dance
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
American Bowling Congress
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Embryo Transfer Association
American Fisheries Society
American Massage Therapy Association
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American Society of Landscape Architects
Association for Surgical Education
Bicycle Federation of America
Budweiser Water Ski Tour
Child Neurology Society
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Eugene Convention & Visitors Bureau
Events Northwest
Hilton Hotels Corporation
International Association of Arson Investigators
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Morgan & Chase Publishing
Mt. Hood Community College
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
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Northwest Medical Teams
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President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities
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Spokane Convention & Visitors Bureau
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United States Small Business Administration
University of Oregon Meeting & Event Management
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1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
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