Episode 280

Published on:

14th Dec 2020

Surviving A Horrific Bus Crash w/Bob Wilke EP 280

Welcome UofA listeners to another episode. Joining Lance is Bob Wilkie, former NHL hockey player, an award-winning entrepreneur, a best-selling author, and has given thousands of presentations to crowds ranging from CEOs, businesses, schools, and sports organizations throughout North America. His presentations are an emotional ride that triggers and inspires a deeper sense of understanding, hope, and motivation. Bob is the owner of a company called I Got Mind that specializes in social and emotional learning. His team of professionals provides support to organizations of all ages. They have been touring communities over the last two years sharing their stories and educating people about the social and emotional issues that are becoming more predominant in society.


  • [00:13:25] Trauma Explored
  • [00:18:27] Life-Changing Trauma
  • [00:30:16] Recovering From Trauma and Learning To Live Again
  • [00:47:05] Moving Past Toxic Friendships & Relationships
  • [00:52:37] Coaching and Expectations 



Bob answers with, “Adversity is constant and is something that you will always have to overcome. That is how we become stronger and resilient.”

Connect with Bob Wilkie:

1. Follow Bob on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,& LinkedIn!

2. Visit the I Got Mind Inc website for more resources on promoting mental health in sports and in life.

Connect with Lance: 

● 📱 Connect with Lance on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

About University of Adversity Podcast

Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.