The Power of Hope Emerging through Pain and Learning to Live with Gratitude
Nonfiction/memoir: grief and faith
Date Published: June 21, 2022
Publisher: Elite Online Publishing
Captivating from the first page to the last.
With refreshing honesty, candor, grace, and ease, Johnny Sirpilla -–a master storyteller– serves as our guide through a life story that seems too traumatic to be true, yet true it is. Johnny and Susan Sirpilla were a happily married couple. Like so many couples, they wanted to be parents. This is their astonishing story that included thirteen different scenarios to build a family.
From infertility to unexpected dangerous pregnancies, adoptions, international adoptions, twins, triplets, life-threatening medical concerns, moral and faith crossroads, their story never ceases to fascinate. Through their journey, you’ll discover the mindset that will set you on a course of positivity and resilience to navigate any of your own difficult times in life.
The genius of valuable insights through cognitive-behavioral therapies on important topics such as:
• Dealing with Grief
• Finding Resilience in the Darkest Times
• Learning the Secret of Reframing Our Thoughts
• The Essential Value of Faith in Our Lives
As Founder and CEO of Encourage LLC, Johnny specializes in leadership development. Every year he addresses organizations with his message of the importance of managing and reframing thoughts, modeling healthy thinking, and searching for positive meaning. Developing meaningful professional and personal relationships that genuinely reflect the personal brand of the individual and organization create synergies that drive growth for all stakeholders.
You won’t be able to put the book down. You will learn the lesson we all must embrace—Life is Hard but I’ll Be Ok.
About the Author
Johnny Sirpilla is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He speaks professionally to businesses, communities, and universities on the importance of managing thoughts, internal honest reflection to develop meaningful professional and personal relationships and re-framing each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-development and growth. Addressing college students, young professionals, and emerging leaders to discover the power they must develop for their personal brand is one of his passions. He has been an active community leader serving as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Greater Stark County, Chairman of the Board for Stark County Catholic Schools, Executive Committee Member & Board Member of the Aultman Health Foundation, Executive Committee Member and Board Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and board member of The Pregnancy Support Center. He received the Jackson Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Johnny is the owner of Encourage, LLC. and the retired President and Chief Business Development Officer of Camping World and Good Sam. He graduated Miami University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a minor in Finance and a special interest in psychology and received his master’s in Organizational Behavioral Management in 2000 from University in Phoenix. In 2022, he received certification from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Executive Presence and Influence & Persuasive Leadership Development.
Johnny’s experience in business leadership began in 1992 when he became President of Sirpilla R.V. Center, Inc. and was recognized out of 3,000 dealers as the National RV Dealer of the Year for best overall run dealership in the country in 1995. In 2003, he was one of the initial acquisitions by Camping World and served in key executive leadership roles of the $4 billion revenue business for 14 years prior to his retirement. He currently runs his family office, Encourage LLC, which has holdings in several industries including e-commerce consolidations, fashion and interior design, spirit brands, senior housing, med-tech device, and population health management. Johnny is co-founder/board member for Society Brands, board member of TecTraum, publicly traded Lippert Components (LCII) and an active leadership consultant.
Johnny has been married to his college sweetheart, Susan, for over 30 years and has three grown children, Beau, Bella, and Stone. They reside in Canton, Ohio and Naples, Florida with their two dogs, Ted and Luna-Mae.