About Christopher Koon
Christopher Koon’s over twenty-year career as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network almost never happened. As a child, Christopher was in danger of falling through the cracks of the educational system. His energy and enthusiasm were mistaken for inattention and rowdiness, and he was also diagnosed with dyslexia. Daily reprimands and low marks on assignments made Christopher feel like he was incapable of attaining success.
Fortunately, Christopher discovered his talent for long distance running at an early age. Finishing ahead of older and more experienced runners in races instilled in him a much-needed feeling of achievement and self-confidence. When his local newspaper wrote a feature story about him entitled “Marathon Boy”, Christopher began to believe that anything is possible. Christopher would draw on the strength he gained from these successes to help him overcome obstacles in school and throughout life.
“I enjoy inspiring people to discover their true gifts and talents which lie within and need to be awakened.”
Christopher purchased his first Northwestern Mutual policy as a young adult, and quickly understood the importance of taking control of your financial future. He was so impressed with the company that he decided to launch his career as a Northwestern Mutual financial representative in 1994. Soon thereafter, he married his wife, Lisa Rose, and started a family. Christopher and Lisa have three children; Berkley, Ava, and Gunnar.
Christopher’ professional accomplishments include Pacesetter First 40, Million Dollar Round Table Life Member, 200 Lives, Plus 33 QI, two consecutive years of Master Achievement, 9-time Forum, and Lifetime Member of Roundtable.
Christopher’ love of running has not abated. He has completed 19 marathons including the Chicago and Boston marathons, and he broke the 3-hour barrier twice in 2009. Christopher has also inspired dozens of audiences with the motivational message of his personal story. Chris encourages everyone to discover their strengths and follow their dreams, which is summarized by his motto:
“Think Big, Live Large and realize anything is possible if you do the work, have the correct mindset and develop the right relationships.”
Check out the recent episode of The Burn with Ben Newman and Christopher Koon