Aug 31 2023
No Excuses with Leon Stensholm
In this inspiring episode of the podcast, host Nikki Fogden-Moore sits down with Leon Stensholm, a former bodybuilder and the founder of Body by Leon Coaching, a youth center dedicated to suicide prevention. Leon's journey into bodybuilding began in 2001, after a series of injuries abruptly ended his promising soccer career. Despite initially lacking muscle, Leon's unwavering determination and resilience propelled him to excel in his new sport.Over the past 18 years, Leon has become a prominent figure in natural bodybuilding, earning numerous Australian and Australasia titles. With over 65 competitions under his belt, he has also coached hundreds of clients, helping them achieve over 100 first-place finishes and multiple pro cards. However, tragedy struck when Leon's best friend and brother, Dean, took his own life. This devastating event served as a catalyst for Leon to pursue his dreams and establish Body by Leon Coaching, where he is dedicated to helping individuals transform their bodies and minds.Leon's commitment to personal growth extends beyond physical fitness. He completed a Diploma in Counselling and authored two books, "It's how you think" and "60 Days to Mindfulness." In order to get the best out of people, Leon uses cognitive behavioural therapy methods and provides a framework in which they can work towards achieving goals and transforming their lives. Leon is a passionate, energetic speaker whose enthusiasm and love for life is incredibly contagious. He engages and connects easily with all types of people and leaves his audiences energized and motivated.In this episode, Leon opens up about his personal challenges and the importance of self-belief and perseverance in overcoming them. He shares how faith has played a significant role in his life, providing him with strength during difficult times. Leon works with a wide range of clients, all with their own unique goals, from professional athletes to everyday people looking to achieve their health goals. He is particularly passionate about working with those who suffer from mental health concerns and gives his time freely to work in the community on suicide prevention, as part of The Alliance for Suicide Prevention.The conversation between Leon and Nikki delves into the power of vulnerability and the necessity of finding balance between mind, body, and soul. They emphasize the significance of gratitude and giving back, encouraging listeners to take action and invest in themselves. Surrounding oneself with positive influences is another key aspect they discuss, highlighting the impact it can have on personal growth and success.Through his own experiences and the work he does at Body by Leon Coaching, Leon Stensholm serves as an inspiration for individuals facing adversity. His story reminds us of the power of resilience, self-belief, and the importance of helping others. Tune in to this episode to gain valuable insights and practical advice on transforming your life and achieving your goals.https://bodybyleon.com.au/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.