active CEO Podcast #156 Teresa Newton-Terres Life Is A Treasure Hunt

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Teresa Newton-Terres about life is a treasure hunt, uncovering the classified government black project of how her father disappeared, Mystery Of The Marie and don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.

We also talk about the importance of qualifying questions, the art and science of project management, a 50-year journey that led to the Marie Project initiative, and how do you measure relationships.

Teresa Newton-Terres – Life Is A Treasure Hunt

Teresa is the author of a hot aerospace cold case story, the Mystery of Marie, Project Management leader and speaker on life is a treasure hunt. An exceptional lady, who has spent almost 50 years unearthing what happened to her dad, when he went missing as she was only 2 years old, recipient of highly regarded Project Management Institute Awards, and feels most alive when she is by the ocean, in view of a river, in the mountains or on a golf course.

She studied Commercial Arts at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Fine and Studio Arts Management at Principia College, and is a qualified Project Management Professional. Her career includes being a Student Advisor and Program manager at University of California Santa Barbara, Project Associate at National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Global Training & Client Service Team at ExecuTrain Corporation and has been the Founder and CEO of Project TNT since 2003.

Teresa talks about:

  • Losing father in a shipwreck when she was 2 years old.
  • Helping promising students.
  • Falling in love with a soldier.
  • The importance of skills being transferable.
  • Don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.
  • True art of project management.
  • Receiving the scrapbook of her dad from her grandmother.
  • Never-ending why and what happened when her father disappeared.
  • How to do a simple interview for a simple story.
  • Life is a treasure hunt.
  • Her passion is project management for the business of life.


“Don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.” Discussing project management with Teresa Newton-Terres, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Flowcharts not Software manages people.” Managing people effectively with Teresa Newton-Terres, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Mystery Of The Marie
Teresa Newton-Terres LinkedIn
Teresa Newton-Terres Facebook
Teresa Newton-Terres Instagram
Teresa Newton-Terres Twitter
Project TNT
Speakers Institute Corporate
Craig Johns
Craig Johns
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Mystery Of The Marie Book

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