Ryan Manion

President of Travis Manion Foundation and Sister of First Lieutenant Travis Manion, USMC

In today’s podcast, we are excited to bring you Ryan Manion – an incredible woman who has dedicated her life to supporting our nation’s military, veterans, and families of fallen heroes. She is inspired by the character, leadership, and sacrifice of her brother 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq while drawing fire away from his wounded comrades on April 29th, 2007.

Drawing on her personal experiences, Ryan inspires us to become the best versions of ourselves, while also serving the greater good. She has created a culture of servant leadership in her company and community, and her approach to personal thriving demonstrates how strong relationships and service to one another promotes personal well-being and leads to collective success.

Ryan has learned that personal thriving is a by-product of personal challenges. She inspires us to meet challenges head-on, and perform at our highest potential by harnessing our innate abilities and character strengths.

Ryan’s book – The Knock at The Door – was co-written with two other Gold Star women, linked forever by their unimaginable losses. They share their inspiring, unlikely journey that began on the worst day of their lives.

In this episode you will hear:

  • Don’t wait for the knock at your door, before making the best version of yourself.
  • The most shocking words you’re ever gonna hear is your dad telling you of your brother’s  death.
  • It’s not about the knock at the door, it’s how you’re going to respond to that knock.
  • What can you do to be a better version of yourself?
  • What can you do to help others?
  • We’re putting a new spin on serving gold start families by having them serving others.
  • No one tells the story of the men & women who are left behind.
  • No one is invincible. We will all experience things that hit us hard.
  • Let’s bring awareness to the military community and the incredible assets that are men & women who serve this country.
  • Live your life making it worthy of a loved one’s legacy.
  • Amplify the veteran’s message and the survivor community.
  • Eventually, everyone will get a knock on the door, although it may be a metaphorical knock.
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