Podcast 512: Faydra Koenig: An Entrepreneur Coming Out Of Fire
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast is a lady who has gradually built her way to where she is today.
As her professional bio states “I am known in pop culture as America’s crisis Coach. I come alongside celebrities, professional athletes, corporations and other high-achievers to manage their crisis situations, save their reputations and minimize damage to themselves and their families.”
Which is quite a dramatic statement to make.
But what has lead to her to want to build a career around dealing with other peoples heartaches, and personal distress.
What made her want to step boldly into a world of crisis management.
Well reviewing her career, you can see clearly the dots that have lead her to this point starting with a ten year stint as a Senior Case Manager at Tehama County Mental Health in California.
Before undertaking the role of Executive Director responsible for a 24 bed, licensed residential facility for the mentally ill.
But to my point of view, and we will discuss this on the show the true signpost showing her the way to her current position was as a Court Investigator researching petitions for conservatorship or guardianship to prevent abuse, neglect or fraud.
Combining the personal issues that are encountered by mental health, with the day to day stuff that life throws at people, it is obvious that one word is formed: Crisis.
So does she see her career dissection in the same way as I do, or does she feel that other elements have lead her to where she is today?
And how does she remain bright and breezy at the end of the day after dealing with the kind of issues that her clients are bringing to her?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Faydra Koenig.
During the show we discussed such weighty subjects such as:
How she remembers being caught in her own personal crisis back in 2008, which lead her to the darkest place of her life, which she is still battling even today.
How she never feels that there are two types of people dealing with crisis. So which one do you feel after listening to the show that you fall into?
Why she worked so hard to teach her kids to never get a job, but instead create a job. This has proved to be far more lucrative than being an employee ever could be.
How Faydra looks at building a business like climbing a ladder. You can rarely reach out to the people at the top, but can certainly reach out to the next one just up ahead of you.
How she got fired from an amazing job for no fault of her own, and how she has had to learn to manage with dealing with the injustice.