Ever wondered what it takes to transform adversity into strength and resilience? In this captivating episode of the Find Your Leadership Confidence Podcast, host Vicki Noethling delves deep into the extraordinary life of Rick Koenig, a man whose journey from martial arts prodigy to professional fighter to gym owner is nothing short of inspirational. Growing up amidst the hustle of his family’s pizzerias in New Jersey, Rick’s early exposure to discipline and hard work set the stage for his later triumphs. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing – from facing the shadows of ‘mob connections’ to enduring imprisonment alongside his father, Rick’s resilience shines through. As Vicki guides the conversation, Rick shares poignant moments, from the highs of his fighting career in the 1980s to the heart-wrenching disappearance of his son, Dave, for two agonizing years. Yet, through it all, Rick’s unwavering determination and battle against addiction stand as testaments to the human spirit’s capacity for growth. Now, as the proud owner of Strength Sertified Gym in Branson, Missouri, Rick channels his experiences into empowering others, serving as both a mentor and a beacon of hope.

Keywords: Leadership confidence, resilience, martial arts, professional fighter, adversity, inspiration, mentorship, addiction recovery, Strength Sertified Gym, Branson, Missouri.

Listeners can go to this link and schedule a 30-minute call with Rick to see what kind of program they need or would like to be on.


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