C22-05 Simone Knego, “The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You”.

Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Simone Knego, on air from February 1st.

Simone says “In my new best-selling book, The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, I detail my journey of adopting three of my six children, my climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, and all of the funny, scary, and inspiring stories that came along the way”.

My goal is to help others realize that the small choices they make every day matter. We all have the power to inspire others, just by being who we are.

I have been married to my husband for 27 years and have six children. Although I graduated from The University of Florida with both a Bachelor and Master of Accounting and have my CPA, I realized early in my career that I wasn’t meant to sit behind a desk. I’m a storyteller and love talking to other people. I truly believe that you can learn something from everyone you meet.

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In my early years, I earned a Master of Accounting from the University of Florida and began my professional career as a Certified Public Accountant. But I soon realized that my passion wasn’t numbers—it was helping people. This led me to become an elementary and exceptional education teacher to work with children. Today, my desire to help people has expanded into sharing my story and experiences to inspire and motivate others to make a difference in this world. I’ve done some pretty remarkable things in my life—I’ve climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for the Livestrong Foundation, served 6 years (including one year as co-chair) in the National Young Leadership Cabinet for the Jewish Federations of North America, birthed three children, and adopted three more from South Korea and Ethiopia. I’ve authored a book and shared my story nationally as a motivational keynote speaker. And I’ve travelled the world on many philanthropic missions, including medical missions with my Neurosurgeon husband, Rob, who I’ve been married to for nearly 30 years. Every choice I’ve made is a part of my story. I’ve made some really big life choices, but it’s the small things that have impacted my life the most. For example, the familiar Jewish phrase I learned in my youth, Tikkun Olam—repair the world—has been the driving force of everything I do. It has changed my perspective on life and inspired me to write my book the Extraordinary UnOrdinary You to share the important message that what you do matters. We are—in essence—repairing the world with our small acts of kindness by simply being who we are. Each of us is unique and UnOrdinary. But sometimes we need to be reminded how Extraordinary we truly are.

In 2018 I was selected as Co-Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. Through that role I had the opportunity to speak on multiple stages, sharing my story with the goal of inspiring other people to realize what they are capable of..