“Iron” Mike Steadman – Shares About Boxing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Making an Impact in Your Community
Mike Steadman didn’t grow up boxing, but found his love for it at the Naval Academy. He became a three-time National Collegiate Boxing Champion during his time there. After graduation he was commissioned as a Marine Corps Infantry officer and served until 2015. His experience gave him a passion to serve the inner city youth, teaching both boxing and leadership.
“There’s no better way to unleash your inner bad-ass than training like a boxer. You’ll build the grit, confidence, and discipline that will enhance and improve every aspect of your well-being, personal development, and job performance.”
As a self-proclaimed renaissance man, Mike is a successful entrepreneur and founder of Ironbound media. He produces his own podcasts and helps other businesses do the same. “I feel like podcasting is the future of publishing, writing the book and stuff is awesome, but there is nothing like hearing your guests’ voices and sharing it to the universe. I think it’s really powerful.”
After visiting boxing gyms in various cities, Mike felt “the kids didn’t have any options outside the ring, that it was either turn pro or go back to the streets. In the inner city, that’s what a boxing gym does.” This frustration led to the creation of Ironbound Boxing, a reproduction of Mike’s own training at the Naval Academy. “Our goal is to use the transformative powers of boxing to create champions both inside and outside of the ring. As an organization, we’re committed to providing free amateur boxing training, entrepreneurial education, and employment opportunities to inner-city youth & young adults.”
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Ironbound Media Website: https://ironboundmedia.com/
Ironbound Boxing Website: https://ironboundboxing.org/
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