Joe Koenig – President of World Wide Technology – The Power of Mental Fortitude!

Joe started at World Wide Technology in 1993 with roughly 15 employees and $8M in. In 2018 they did $11.3B in sales and have roughly 6,000 employees. As President, he directs and manages all sales, marketing, business operations and professional services. He is responsible for managing relationships with key business partners and customers while setting the overall strategy of the business. In this episode Joe shares his fight with cancer and how mental fortitude is the best ammunition.

Also, Joe currently serves as the Board Chair of Boys Hope Girls Hope. Joe also support the American Cancer Society / CEOs against Cancer and sits on the Siteman Cancer Foundation Committee, as well as a number of other charities such as the United Way, ALS, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude and others.

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  1. Mike Horner-
    January 28, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Truly inspirational! Joe reminds us to not wait until we have a situation in life that is difficult and humbling before we realize how blessed we are. Take the time today to reflect on the importance of faith, family and friends as the path to experiencing unconditional love…

  2. paul koetting-
    January 28, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Great interview. Isn’t it the Siteman Cancer Center and not Sitement? Thanks

  3. Bernadette Love-
    January 31, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Talk about miraculous ! May God continue to bless Joe Koenig ! He’s beyond up lifting ! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Dave B-
    February 1, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I already know that Joe is an inspiration to his company, WWT, and to MANY charitable organizations like World Pediatric Project.

    His message in this podcast is a great reminder to me about how continuously blessed I am with everything around my life. Just as important is that I need to recognize and appreciate these blessings every day, and not wait until I get a slap in the face like Joe has gone through.

  5. Mary Griggs-
    February 9, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Thanks Joe for sharing your story, thoughts, and experience. As our family goes through a similar situation now, with my father, this has been inspirational to me. I am a nurse by profession, but when cancer hits your family, it somehow takes on new meaning and mindset. Being positive, understanding, a good listener, loving, patient and prayerful, as a care giver, daughter, and sister, is truly what it takes to attack and beat such a horrible disease my father is, also, enduring; and how important family is in helping my dad and each other to power through these trying times. Joe you have been very inspirational, and also, a good friend to my brother and my parents over the years. So sorry you and your family have been going through all this and more ; but also, I am very thankful to you for sharing you and your family’s experience to help others understand what it takes to concur this disease.