He Walks Like a Cowboy

He Walks Like a Cowboy

An honest discussion of the human spirit, the value of a positive attitude, and how strength can be found in the weakest of places. This podcast journey will take you beyond your comfort zone out to where you start to really learn about yourself and your ability to navigate seemingly impassable waters. We will discuss times where my disability has empowered me to learn about strength. We will have guests on who are champions of overcoming adversity and making the world shine brighter. And we will help you to start to see your challenges as your greatest gifts. Jonah Berger is a Youth Director and Motivational Speaker. He works with kids and adults who deal with disabilities. He is a husband, a father, an author, a drummer, a leg brace wearer and an observer of life. Jonah uses his own disability to help listeners learn more about their own challenges and how to use them as strengths. Come take a walk with Jonah down the path of perspective that will leave you thinking and smiling.

Episodes

040 - Blodgett Baby

July 29, 2021

Today we meet a dear friend of mine Rick Meyering. Camp Director, servant of the people, and true Michigander. We talk about growing up with a blue collar, his path towards running an amazing camp for impoverished youth, and we talk about how much...

039 - Stef and the Stick of Butter

July 22, 2021

Today, Jonah reads a favorite chapter from his newest book; The Starngest of Places. Come see how a dream about an old friend and a stick of butter changed his entire life.

038 - Mixing it Up

July 15, 2021

Today Jonah reads another chapter from his new book; The Strangest of Places. An entire episode dedicated to the Mix Tape. How it has evolved and the role it plays during the course of a life. Pick a song and jump on in! Order 'The Strangest of...

Motivational Inspirational Camp

037 - Soul Camp

July 8, 2021

Today we sit down with Joel Van Egbert, or Jonah 2.0! He is a brother from another mother, a camp director, and a spirit not to be missed. He has affected many kids lives and when he lost one of them to suicide, he decided to do something about it...

Personal Journals Books

036 - Lost and Found

July 1, 2021

Today we take a break from the interview and I read a chapter from my new book, The Strangest of Places. We read the chapter titled, Josh all about my friend who we lost too soon and who ended up helping me to find so many gifts with his life and even...

CMT Motivational

035 - The Future Bright

June 24, 2021

Today we meet Annabelle Ensor. Seventeen year old new member of the CMT community and a walkin talkin example of why the future is so bright. The amazing young woman was diagnosed with a disease six weeks ago and in that time, has written for a...

Recent Blog Posts

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About the Hosts

Jonah Berger

CMTA National Youth Programs Manager

I have worked in the special needs world my entire career. I love everything about it. People who face a daily challenge are simply more interesting. My style is caring and direct. I believe in creating connection and trust with my clients and using that trust to affect change.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech &Theater Arts

Masters Degree in Special Education

Owner and Director of Operations for The Rhythm Within since 2004.

Camp Director for Camp Footprint; serving children with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder.

Served for 3 years as Program Director for Rocky Mountain Village, Colorado’s Easter Seals Mountain Camp

Served as the Program Coordinator for Adam’s Camp; a therapeutic camp program for children with special needs and their families.

Served 2 years at the Colorado Christian Home as a Youth Treatment Counselor for abused and neglected children

Served for 2 years as the Program Coordinator for the summer camp program of the City of Boulder; Parks & Recreation

I am a percussionist. I have always had success in using percussion in my work with my clients

Experienced in most diagnoses and with children/teens/young adults/adult ranging in age from 5-60

Marc Ronick

Podcast Producer

In addition to being the producer of this podcast, Marc Ronick provides a unique perspective and understanding of podcasting, the podcast industry and podcast audiences. From genres such as entertainment & news, medical & spiritual, and sports & politics, he has been a part of just about every type of podcast and every type of challenge over the past 15 years. Podcasting is his passion and there is nothing more exciting to Marc than helping a podcast go from a vision to reality.