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Robert Owens

Recently, Spartan Games Founder Joe de Sena and Navy SEAL Commander and SEALFIT founder Mark Divine declared that I was “The Fittest and Mentally Toughest 66 Year Old In The World “. It isn’t true but it is nice to be in the conversation. In my 20’s, I was an Air Force Special Ops Pararescueman and one of the original Ironman Triathletes from year 3 in 1980. After the Air Force, I became the University of Nevada Athletic Chaplain for 20 years, a Pastor and Business Consultant that took me to 30 nations speaking and coaching business leaders. I also pioneered a weekly one hour TV Program on my Regional FOX station on statewide social and leadership issues for 22 years. Because of the challenges and pressures business leaders encounter, I developed a business for Crises Coaching for Leaders in Personal Crises. I was appointed by two Nevada Governors to serve 4 year terms on Nevada State Judicial Ethics Commission overseeing Judges and Attorneys in the State. At 63, after 11 Ironmans, I decided to do an experiment to see if I could reverse physical decline and get as strong as I was in my 20’s. I spent three years training at SEALFIT in Encinitas Ca. The experiment worked. I found 5 major endurance events that I was told I was too old to attempt. I finished all five. The last 3 were a 50 hour Non stop Navy SEAL Hell Week experience. Then 3 weeks later I finished my 12th Ironman and then 6 weeks later I finished “The World Marathon Challenge” which is 7 Marathons in 7 Days on 7 Continents. When I speak to Business Groups I speak on “Developing Leaders” and “Pit Falls Leaders Face”. When I speak to over 50 year old groups, I speak on “You Choose How You Age”. When I speak to young people , I speak on the 20X Principle which states: There is 20 times more potential in you than you’ve ever allowed someone to bring out of you. When I speak to military young men and women and athletes, I am known for being an expert on Mental Resilience and Mentally Toughness. Presently, I train Air Force Special Warfare students and Navy SEAL Candidates in San Antonio Texas and Southern California. My Book is entitled: BEYOND AVERAGE. My second Book: DREAM BIG.... TRAIN SMART is coming out soon. Iam a Father of 5 wonderful kids !

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  • What is your favorite quote? “Change Your Own Diaper”. “Deal With Your Stuff or Your Stuff Will Deal With You”. “ Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership”. “Winners hang with Winners. Losers hang with Losers. E
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Being coached by future USA Swimming Hall of Fame and Olympic Swim Coach Jon Urbanchek in High School changed my life. Being sexually assaulted twice by 8th grade shaped my early years.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I enjoy encouraging Seniors. I enjoy mentoring and coaching young people.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Leadership Author: John Maxwell. I traveled with him teaching for 10 years. SEALFIT Founder and best selling author Mark Divine has helped me in the last 10 years to develop my mind furthe
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