Recognized by her peers and clients worldwide as a brilliant comedian and storyteller, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is an award-winning humorist, author, coach and business consultant; she has been featured in numerous national publications including Forbes, Fortune, Parenting Today, Better Homes and Gardens and Smart Money. She was also included in Laughter is the Best Medicine Tour with Lilli Tomlin, Paula Poundstone, Dana Carvey and Paul Reiser.
Additionally, she is a three- time award winning author and her Fundamentally Female book was selected as book of the year included in all swag bags for female nominees at the Oscars! She is also the Founder of the Ultimate Pajama Party responsible for donating over 1 Million pairs of pajamas to domestic violence shelters and safe houses across the country. She has served on numerous healthcare and business boards, she is also a hospice and prison ministry volunteer.
She loves the outdoors, taking risks, DIY projects and a good cup of coffee with cream. She is married to Tom Terrific with a capital T and is mom to three adult children; Alexander, Elizabeth and Grace.
She knows that she has been richly blessed. Her goal at the end of her life is to say; “I come to You empty. I have nothing left. I used all of the gifts You gave me.”
I’m thrilled to introduce you to Renee Rongen, a real-life Wonder Woman and the CEO & Chief Energy Officer of Renee Rongen & Associates, LLC.
R: Welcome, Renee! Will you please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment?
RR: I love life. I am a curious student of life experiences. I believe we learn best when we create experiences. I am a master storyteller and I love to see my audiences whether it is 5,000 or 50 connect the dots and see themselves in my stories. I am passionate about living your legacy out loud and this is what I speak on. I also love my coaching practice to grow entrepreneurs and speakers and watch them fly. This gives me absolute great joy.
KR: We all have inner superpowers. What are some of yours?
RR: I AM CURIOUS! I am a connector. I have the ability to see things in others that they cannot see for themselves. I remove barriers for others to be more creative and open to all possibilities. I show up for others! I am humorous and I can read a room. I have great trust your gut ability and am a great listener.
KR: Can you tell us about an influential woman in your life and how she inspired you?
RR: My great-grandmother was 103 when she passed. She was fiercely independent and was a maverick of sorts before her time. She passed this on to her daughter, my grandmother, who was my biggest cheerleader.
KR: If you could have one super-human power, what would it be?
RR: I would love to be more musical. I love music and feel it moves people to listen to one another and brings individuals together for good.
KR: What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies?
RR: Kayak, fish, swim, explore, hike, garden, read, horseback riding, four-wheeling, absolutely anything that has to do with water! I love adventure, the mountains, a good visit with a friend.
KR: Knowing what you know at this stage of your life, what words of wisdom would you give to your 20-year-old self?
- Live simply, so others can simply live.
- Live in your truth.
- Stay where your hands are. Do not go too far ahead of yourself and live in the present.
- Therapy and coaching is great for life and for work.
- BE CURIOUS ALWAYS.
- Take care of your knees, wear sunscreen.
- Don’t try to fit in if God made you to stand out.
- Mistakes are part of success. Be grateful for them.
- Take care of the earth.
- Life is messy and hard. Embrace them both and pick your hard.
- Everyone is going through something we have no idea about.
- BE the very best Version of you and don’t compare to others.
- Find and live your purpose! Purpose = aligning your gifts with your passions.
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