Today is the funeral service of a dear friend and mentor, John Lenberg. John passed away on Friday, June 7, surrounded by his family. I first met John in 1997. My husband and I took our then 17-year-old daughter to Kona, Hawaii, to attend our very first live Tony Robbins event: Life Mastery. At that time, for many reasons, we desperately needed something to be different. And, as Tony promised, life would never be the same again.
In 1997, Life Mastery was a nine day event. It included a 50 foot pole climb and a 40 foot firewalk. We had no idea what we were getting into. As I said, it was our first live Tony event. I spent ten days in Hawaii, and never got to the beach once!
When we registered, we found out we were being put into teams. Our daughter was on a different team. I was a little concerned, and wanted to meet her trainer. It was a man named John Lenberg. I expressed my concerns and told him some of what had been going on with my daughter. John immediately put me at ease and made of point of staying connected with her. His influence helped make that a truly life changing event for her.
A few months later, I went to work as the administrative manager of the MUST team. John was one of the first people to welcome me to the team. He made me feel at home and constantly gave me encouragement and advice. He was brilliant, irreverent, naughty, and just so much fun. I could always count on John to make me laugh or teach me something. He was fully supportive when my daughter joined the team a few years later, and they continued to build the bond that began in Hawaii. John was a wonderful mentor to her and one of her best buddies on the team. He was able to offer her advice in a way no one else could. To quote my friend Lisa Morgan, John was one of the good guys.
Rest in peace, John. Thank you for the way you touched my life. You will be missed.
Board certified executive coach, mentor and life strategist.
"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
--Norman Vincent Peale