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The Real Stories
Behind Success

Kevin Cohen with Tony Grebmeier (main site)

How do you face adversity? Are you the type of person who rises to the challenge? Will you take on any roadblock head on or do you take a more strategic approach? What does it take to overcome adversity and focus on the most important things in life? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from business consultant and family man, Kevin Cohen.

Kevin has over fifteen years of experience leading data-driven online and offline marketing campaigns that have grown traffic, sales, and customer engagement. In 2007, he was recognized as a “40 Under 40” business leader by the Denver Business Journal. Kevin lives in Alamo, California with his wife and their two amazing young boys.

In his conversation with Tony, Kevin opens up about his childhood, how he met his wife, what he learned from his father and grandfather, why he left his accounting job, how his family has adjusted to the challenges of epilepsy, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating and inspiring episode featuring Kevin’s story!

Positive role models

Did you have positive role models growing up? Who were those role models for you? Did you have a close relationship with your parents or an older sibling? What about a grandparent or close family friend? Kevin Cohen was fortunate to have positive role models in both his father and grandfather. From his father, Kevin learned how to be a life-long learner. There was no challenge that his dad wasn’t ready to take on and learn how to solve. With his grandfather, Kevin learned the value of embracing calm in times of crisis or adversity. To learn more about Kevin’s story and how these two role models helped him prepare for adversity in his life, make sure to listen to this episode of BeFulfilled!

Facing adversity

No one relishes the moment of having to face adversity in their life. This is especially true when that moment of adversity comes for a child. How do you think you’d respond if you found out that your child was diagnosed with a type of epilepsy? Kevin and his family were surprised to discover that the youngest member of their family was diagnosed with a form of epilepsy at the age of 2 years old. From that moment on, the whole family faced this challenge together; they were determined to rally together and focus on what mattered most, each other. What can you learn from Kevin’s story? Hear more from Kevin as he goes deeper with this story by listening to this episode of BeFulfilled!

Focusing on what really matters

As you continue on your journey toward fulfillment, what is at the heart of your purpose? Are you in it for fame and fortune? If so, great! Are you in it for a better life for your family? Wonderful! At the end of the day, everyone needs to find their driving purpose, and everyone will have a different purpose that motivates them. For Kevin Cohen, that driving purpose is to focus on what really matters in his life, his family. Stemming from a solid family foundation, Kevin learned from an early age that family and relationships are what matter most. He carried this mindset into adulthood, and it has helped him through both good times and challenging ones. If you want a great perspective from a successful business consultant who is invested in the health of his family, this is the episode for you. Don’t miss it!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:35] Tony introduces his guest, Kevin Cohen.
  • [1:40] Kevin’s definition of success.
  • [3:20] What was Kevin’s childhood like?
  • [6:30] How Kevin met and began a relationship with his wife.
  • [9:15] What did Kevin learn from his grandfather and father growing up?
  • [11:15] Why did Kevin leave his accounting job?
  • [13:30] Starting a pizza business.
  • [21:30] Kevin talks about his youngest son and their struggle with epilepsy.
  • [27:30] How Kevin and Tony have built a solid personal and professional relationship.
  • [31:40] Kevin enters the Fulfillment Round; rapid-fire questions.
  • [37:00] Closing thoughts from Kevin and Tony.

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