Lessons from Ironman 70.3: Embracing Challenges and the Power of Preparation with Ed Molitor
Ed Molitor

Ed is a coach down to the very smallest molecule of his DNA. Whether he’s a husband and father at home or working with a client in the business world, he is an energized, passionate, and near-obsessive coach who is fully invested in showing up with all he’s got to help you show up with all you’ve got. His approach is one that insists on presence. He knows no other way to catalyze change except by getting on the court with you, playing side-by-side, and encouraging you to keep pushing, especially when the going gets tough.  In the last 29 years, Ed has developed his leadership skills in both athletics and business. From working as an NCAA Basketball coach at Texas A&M, DePaul NIU, and Lewis University to becoming the Vice President of a national recruiting firm, Ed Molitor has experienced the potential and pitfalls of leadership at every level.  As the founder and CEO of The Molitor Group, today Ed guides emerging and established leaders across biopharma and biotech to apply the proven lessons of coaching in their pursuit of inspiring and driving their team’s performance.  Through personalized training, workshops, keynote speeches, his writing, and as a podcast host, Ed seeks to empower individuals and their organizations to achieve victory through a focus on transformation, fundamentals, compassion, mental toughness, and vision.   Ed graduated from St. Ambrose University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics where he was a member of the Men’s Basketball team serving as the co-captain his Senior year. Before St. Ambrose, he studied business at Creighton University where he played on the Men’s Basketball teams which included a 1989 MVC Regular Season and Tournament Champions, NCAA Tournament, and a 1990 NIT Tournament.   

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Ed’s journey in his pursuit of completing an Ironman 70.3 race
  • The importance of perseverance and self-discipline in achieving goals
  • The immense power of preparation, hard work, and selflessness in achieving success
  • How Ed overcame the challenges leading up to the race while balancing training with other commitments, such as work, family, and travel
  • The impact of reframing and prioritizing inspiration over motivation for sustainable success
  • The multiple lessons learned from his race and how they apply to leadership and business
  • The importance of self-awareness, positive thinking, and staying focused and committed to the plan

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