Self-Brain Surgery with Dr. Lee Warren
The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast
Johnny Sirpilla: I'll Be Okay

Johnny Sirpilla: I'll Be Okay

Season 8, Episode 20

Johnny Sirpilla Knows that Life is Hard

Join me for an inspiring conversation with Johnny Sirpilla, an author, sought-after public speaker, entrepreneur, and former head of Camping World. Johnny has an incredible story of catastrophic loss, pivoting to personal growth and refinement through faith and the healing power of hope.

Johnny’s story will encourage and lift you up, and it was an honor to spend 45 minutes with him. It’s everyday hope to help you change your mind and change your life, and it’s one of my favorite all-time conversations.

Check out Johnny’s excellent and helpful book, Life is Hard but I’ll Be Okay.

Johnny Sirpilla

About the book (from

With refreshing honesty, candor, grace, and ease, Johnny Sirpilla -–a master storyteller– serves as our guide through a life story that seems too traumatic to be true, yet true it is. Johnny and Susan Sirpilla were a happily married couple. Like so many couples, they wanted to be parents. This is their astonishing story that included thirteen different scenarios to build a family.

From infertility to unexpected dangerous pregnancies, adoptions, international adoptions, twins, triplets, life-threatening medical concerns, moral and faith crossroads, their story never ceases to fascinate. Through their journey, you’ll discover the mindset that will set you on a course of positivity and resilience to navigate any of your own difficult times in life.

Johnny's Website

About Johnny

John A. Sirpilla is a 1984 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, a 1988 graduate of Miami University with a degree in Accounting and a special interest in Psychology and Finance, and a 2000 graduate of the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in Organizational Management.

In 1992, Johnny became President of Sirpilla R.V. Center, Inc.. Within a few years, he was recognized out of more than 3,000 dealers as the National RV Dealer of the Year for best overall run dealership in the country. In 2003, Johnny was one of the initial acquisitions by Camping World and sold his family business to become part of the executive team to attempt the first RV dealership roll up plan in the industry’s history.

Johnny served as President of Camping World, a 140-store nationwide retail chain serving the RV industry and was promoted in 2012 to Chief Business Development Officer for the parent company, Camping World and Good Sam with annual sales of nearly $4 billion. Over the 14 years at Camping World, he had responsibility over dealership operations, new store acquisitions and new location market selection and construction.

Johnny speaks professionally to businesses, communities, and universities on the importance of managing thoughts, internal honest reflection to develop meaningful professional and personal relationships, and re-framing each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-development and growth.

Johnny has been married to his college sweetheart, Susan for over 30 years, and has three children, Beau, Bella, and Stone and they reside in Canton, Ohio and Naples, Florida.

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Self-Brain Surgery with Dr. Lee Warren
The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast
Neurosurgeon and writer Dr. W. Lee Warren, MD delivers daily prescriptions from neuroscience, faith, and common sense on how to lead a healthier, better, happier life. You can’t change your life until you change your mind, and Dr. Warren will teach you the art of self brain surgery to get it done.