Jack Kirnan's story of walking the Camino

3rd Act

25-10-2022 • 40 mins

In This Episode:

  • Jack discusses his trip walking the Camino in August of 2021.
  • Dr. Jack Kirnan today specializes in helping folks explore new ideas and pathways to find success. Jack brings over 30 years of personal experience, financial services, and education to his professional coaching and counseling practice in New Jersey.
  • Jack shares what the experience of walking the Camino had in his practice and in his life.
  • This was a 34-day trek of challenging hiking at an elevation change of 4,000 feet. He trained extensively before the trip.
  • Jack shares compelling stories of lessons learned along the way during his Camino experience.
    • Friends met along the way
    • Conversations about challenges, family, and work
  • During the second phase of the Camino, you are walking through the Spanish Desert. It's hot and challenging and a great place for personal reflection. For Jack, it was grieving the loss of his brother and, later, his dream job.
  • Jack shares how he carried four rocks for the first 25 days of the walk to have the experience of laying them down at the Cruz de Ferro.
  • One of his main takeaways was learning to be in the present.
  • We hear so many behind-the-scenes stories of the Christmas Carol throughout the years, from provisions cast members who have gone on to stardom to meeting members of the Charles Dickens family.


Quotes from This Episode:

"Pilgrims from all over the world walk the Camino for various personal reasons. However, everyone is seeking their own way toward clarity or a better understanding of a major loss or event in their lives." - Jack Kirnan.


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