About Second Wind - Finish Strong, Inc.
SWFS, led by Pete Folch, is dedicated to training and inspiring people to be strong finishers in their journeys.
Training and inspiring people to be strong finishers in their journeys.
To “redefine the possible” for success with people, teams, and organizations.
Professional speaking and training focused on personal, professional and leadership development.
Owner & Principal
Meet Pete Folch
Pete Folch is a professional speaker and trainer dedicated to teaching, coaching, and inspiring people as well as teams, to achieve peak performance and significance in their lives. Pete has a passion to help people discover renewed energy and re-discover their true potential …and ultimately finish strong in their “race of life.”
Pete is one of the original members of the founding class of Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainers. As a professional contract trainer, Pete has conducted workshops all over the U.S. Pete is a co-author of 2 books: “Ziglar Legacy: 1st Class All The Way” & “Living Beyond Purpose.” Pete’s coaching messages of inspiration can be heard weekly on The Shepherd Radio Network (AM/FM) stations in Central Florida.
Married 35+ years, Pete and his beautiful wife have two outstanding adult children, a son-in-law and a new grand-daughter. During his 30+ year restaurant career, his greatest accomplishment: Revitalizing team energy and transforming the culture for 55,000+ employees in over 400 Olive Garden restaurants in the U.S. & Canada. Pete is also a Darden Restaurants “Brilliance Award” recipient (the highest Darden honor). Pete has worked on recent Change Management and Organizational Transformation projects with AdventHealth and UES. Pete lives in Orlando.
You've got a second wind in you! finish strong!
Fun Fact: Pete has ran and completed 30+ marathons and 10 ultra-marathon distances up to 100 kilometers! His best Endurance Race Finish was in 2022 at the Picnic Island Ultra 10-Hour Endurance Event – 3rd place Overall Male (Jupiter, FL). As of 2024, Pete has trained 50+ people to run their first half-marathon or full marathon! 100% of the folks Pete has trained complete their distances. Pete knows what it takes to FINISH STRONG.
Passion for Helping People
Core Values of Second Wind - Finish Strong
Redefining the Possible for Your Team
Pete has tangibly helped hospitality and service organizations achieve record-setting business results. With excellence, he has trained and coached professionals in food service, health care, real estate, technology, education, coaching/consulting, church ministry, contractors,
fitness/wellness, law enforcement, government and the military.