Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken® ) is an award-winning international speaker, six-time US Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and decorated combat veteran. Ken is a graduate of the John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker Course and a National Speakers Association CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional). Ken was awarded his ninth Army Commendation Medal for achieving Distinguished Graduate at the Army Leadership Course for Counterintelligence.
Ken has trained over one million Service Members and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 articles for GX®, Backpacker®, Outside®, Health®, and created the Operation Family Fit video series and fitness kits for the Air National Guard. Ken is the recipient of the Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) 2011 Best New Presenter of the Year award, the EMPOWER Fitness 2013 Male Presenter of the Year award, the IDEA WORLD 2016 Fitness Instructor of the Year award, the EMPOWER Fitness 2017 Inspiration Award of the Year, has been featured numerous times on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox news, and continues to serve as a host for the Fit for Duty show on the Pentagon Channel. Ken was recently awarded his tenth Army Commendation Medal for creating the Warrior Fit Camp program for the Tennessee Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Task Force, helping thousands of Armed Service Members turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities through physical and emotional resiliency coaching and leadership training.
Ken Weichert is not only a Master Fitness Trainer for the ARMY, he is also formally trained in performing arts. Ken is a 1985 graduate of Player′s Workshop of Second City (improvisation study and performance school) in Chicago, Illinois. Other graduates of Second City include Jim and John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray. He has performed the lead role in over 150 theatrical productions and starred in his first feature film, Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2 in 1987. Ken taught Advanced Acting as well as other theater courses at the University of Southwestern Louisiana between the years of 1992 and 1996.
Over the course of his seventeen-year career with the military, Ken has advanced from Private to Staff Sergeant. He has assumed the role of Intelligence Assistant, Squad Leader and Counter-Intelligence Agent. He has also placed six- times in the annual ARMY Soldier of the Year contest. Ken is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. After fracturing his back his senior year of high school, physical fitness and total body wellness became very import to Ken. He used military exercises to restore his back strength and walk again after being partially paralyzed for four weeks. Ken Weichert joined the United States Army in 1988. In 1993, Ken became certified as a Master Fitness Trainer. In 1999, Ken combined his theater and military experience with his background in physical fitness program for civilians. Since the inception of START Fitness® Ken has been featured as an expert in fitness on the History Channel′s, Tactical to Practical and telling his story from the front lines in Iraq on Nightline with Ted Koppel.
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Lead to Succeed: The Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Mentorship and Resilience Skills™ with SGT Ken®
Everyone requires role models and guidance in order to be successful in any field. You may have dismissed the idea of becoming a mentor in the past because you thought that it would not be worth the time and energy you would have put into the relationship. It is time to put that kind of thinking behind you. A mentor affects the personal and professional life of an individual by fostering insight, identifying needed knowledge, and expanding opportunities. Use SGT Ken’s Top 10 Mentoring Tips to discover how to provide exceptional learning experiences, insight and perspective, and to build rewarding relationships that will last a lifetime. Learn how to Lead to Succeed!
The Road to Resilience: Turn Stress Into Strength and Obstacles Into Opportunities™ with SGT Ken®
There are two things that can happen to you when faced with an obstacle of any kind: fall apart or bounce back. Resilience, often referred to as emotional fitness or mental toughness, is when you face adversity head-on and grow from your experience. SGT Ken® has over 300 hours providing resilience training to military and non-military audiences. This module will provide you with exceptional resilience training and life coaching strategies to turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities! Find success on the Road to Resilience!
Selling Resilience: How To Create A Climate Of Connection And Community While Selling A Solution™
This highly interactive workshop identifies the indispensable attributes all exceptional communicators must possess to cultivate a climate of connection, rapport and relationship building. Developed by Army Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer and decorated combat veteran Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®), this presentation features seven superior strategies to speak successfully in every situation. You’ll discover how to abolish anxiety, live to listen, create connection, enhance excitement, trust your timing, overcome objections, restore resilience, and to expand through empowerment.
A Daring Discussion around Cultivating Authenticity™ with Stephanie Weichert
Would you like to form more meaningful relationships and to show up with unwavering courage in your life? Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, this workshop will show you what it means to be brave and to live authentically by increasing a resilient mindset. Learn simple steps about how to boldly step into your extraordinary arena through a daring discussion around cultivating authenticity.
Champion of Change™ with Stephanie Weichert
You are wired with a unique story, something that is the culmination of who you are and the goal of what you endeavor to become. You story can inspire you into to action, or can stop you from moving forward. Created by Stephanie Weichert, this workshop will immediately inspire you to produce a powerful new version of your story guided by your personal strengths and the vision you established for your life. When you understand what has kept you small, you can step into an enjoyable new journey – and you can help your clients do the same. A deeply fulfilling life is within your reach by becoming the champion of change!
Connect for Effect: Seven Superior Strategies to Speak Successfully with SGT Ken®
This highly interactive workshop identifies the essential skills all great presenters must possess in order to impact any audience. Developed by Army Master Fitness, Master Resilience Trainer and decorated combat veteran Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®), this workshop features seven superior strategies to speak successfully in every situation. You’ll discover how to use your voice for maximum effectiveness, how to cultivate a climate of connection, rapport and relationship building. You will also be immersed in several powerful and playful improvisational drills designed to unleash imagination, build self-confidence, and spawn spontaneity in order to create stagecraft success.
Operation Rapid Response™: Boot Camp Fitness with SGT Ken®
Operation Rapid Response™: Boot Camp Fitness with SGT Ken® utilizes highly effective physical fitness training techniques practiced by the U.S. military. Complete with multiple military strength and power drills, calisthenics and aerobic conditioning exercises, this course will cause you to burn over 700 calories in 60 minutes! SGT Ken® will lead you through a series of heart-pounding functional fitness exercises, cadence calls and fierce kickboxing drills, all to upbeat music. Over one million Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines have used SGT Ken’s program to prepare for combat and leadership schools! One participant said, “I came looking for a good fitness routine and wound up getting a crushing shot of Boot Camp adrenaline! This ROCKS! HOOAH!” Rated for all levels.
FIT GAMES with SGT Ken®
The FIT GAMES with SGT Ken® are a collection of highly effective exercise events uniquely arranged as an athletic challenge to awaken the competitor in all of us. Utilizing some of the power and endurance exercises from the 1946 US Army Physical Fitness manual as well as several sporting events used by some of the best athletes in the world, this program can quickly create the next American Ninja warrior or CrossFit Games contender. Whether you are training adults or youth, don’t miss your chance to thrive in the thrill of the FIT GAMES! Rated for all levels.
Operation Craving Competition™: Circuit Training Master Class with SGT Ken®
Operation Craving Competition™: Circuit Training Master Class with SGT Ken® utilizes highly effective physical fitness training techniques practiced by the U.S. military. Complete with several safe and effective body resistance and athletic conditioning exercises, this course will cause you to burn over 700 calories in 60 minutes! SGT Ken® will lead you through nine stations filled with the most necessary exercises to help you improve your strength and stamina like never before! If you are Craving Competition to win a healthier life, this program is for you! Rated for all levels.
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