000: About the show with host Ken Bechtel

Ken Bechtel is a speaker, an educator and the producer and host of Speaking of Partnership.

Having grown up on a farm in Central Illinois, he believed that not needing anyone was a good thing.  He should be able to do it all himself. 

And he wore the badge of self-sufficiency and independence proudly, until he realized it wasn’t really a badge…it was armor and it was keeping him from having the amazing experiences that partnership provides.

So he decided to partner with leaders from all walks of life to bring you stories of where they have tripped up and where they have triumphed in their partnerships.

Ken’s passion is in helping you to experience the power and payoffs of partnership.   By understanding and appreciating the opposite sex, you can feel safe, confident and understood in your personal, professional and family partnerships.

Ken lives in Colorado with his lady love, Anna, and their dog Mikey.

Guiding Principle

“Can’t never did anything.” – Wayne Bechtel

Tripped Up in a Partnership

When Ken’s fiancee’ walked out on him just months before their wedding and he found out he had a blind spot that was keeping him from receiving love.

The “DUH” moment that changed your partnerships forever

When Ken recognized how much he was ignoring his “Yes.”  And that following his “Yes” almost always leads to another “Yes.”

Proudest moment in partnership

The amazing experiences he had on a trip to Africa as a result of trusting the Universe and operating from the position that “How” is none of his business.

Current Partnership that Has You Excited

The partnerships Ken is creating with every guest on this show.  And the incredible generosity that is available when we ask.

What is the best partnership / relationship advice you have ever received?

Why be normal?

Best Partnership Book

The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships

The Power of Starting Something Stupid

Parting Advice

Pay attention.  Because often what appear to be lesser partnerships from the outside are the foundation of the greater partnerships you aspire to.

Interview Links –

Ken Bechtel’s Website

Speaking of Partnership Facebook Page

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About the author, Ken

I am the producer and host of Speaking of Partnership, a podcast that was inspired by a life of wearing the badge of self-sufficiency and independence proudly, until I realized it wasn't really a badge...it was armor.

My passion is helping you experience the power and payoffs of partnership by understanding and appreciating the opposite sex so you can feel safe, confident and understood in your personal, professional and family partnerships.

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