Today’s podcast features Jen McDonough (pronounced “McDunna”) aka The Iron Jen. Jen empowers first responders and those who work in high-stress jobs to find strength in the face of adversity. She recently obtained her Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certifications. However, she still needs to get over her fear of tight spaces, heights, and fire. I thought she would be the perfect interview for a podcast called Masters of Disaster.
Jen’s interview also comes just in time for the holidays. Its November and it is well-known the holidays can be very stressful. For people in high-stress jobs, ignoring stress can become as a way of life, but that can stop working when family relationships are added. Ignoring stress is destructive in the long run.
In her roles as a motivational storyteller, engaging Amazon Top 100 author, and business coach, She is also an 8-time national weightlifter and 2-time US Olympic Festival medal winner as well as an Ironman triathlete. All three of her books have hit Amazon’s Top 100 categories including her book 5 Minutes a Day to Living Beyond Rich, which hit #1 under Amazon’s budgeting category.
She lives in Lindstrom MN with her four awesome kids, one handsome husband, three naughty dogs and one ugly mortgage. You can find out more about her at www.TheIronJen.com.