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How I talked hundreds of jumpers off the ledge with Sgt. Kevin Briggs

How I talked hundreds of jumpers off the ledge with Sgt. Kevin Briggs

At least once a week for almost 20 years, Sgt. Kevin Briggs would stand just a few feet away from a severely depressed person who had climbed over the rail in the middle of the Golden Gate bridge and was a step away from falling to their death. While they both stood there with noisy traffic and cold, strong wind creating insane vibrations, Kevin had to find a way to do whatever he could to break through and get people to decide to climb back. We all have moments of despair so I hope that, in this brief conversation with the man who’s become known as the “Guardian of the Golden Gate,” you can borrow from the powerful technique and messages that he used too help hundreds of people save themselves.

Fundraising with balls with Movember founder Adam Garone

Fundraising with balls with Movember founder Adam Garone

When better than Easter to talk about...yes, "eggs," but also how a guy, his brother and a friend came up with the drunken idea of throwing goofy mustache parties and when they got really popular did something completely unexpected. That's what happened to Movember's Adam Garone and his unexpected move was to connect the youthful mustache-growing popularity to the crotchety world of not-for-profit causes like Prostate Cancer Research.