#29 Brent Clayton Richest Kid In The Playground

#29 Brent Clayton Richest Kid In The Playground

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Brent Clayton about being a serial entrepreneur; turning adversity into opportunity; the determination to become a firefighter; and balancing democratic and autocratic leadership.

We also delve into learning discipline from the military; understanding
the intricacies of a job; what it takes to be a firefighter; and the backstory of his businesses Fire Recruitment Australia and Authority Marketing Machine.

#28 Christine Amour-Levar A Woman On A Mission

#28 Christine Amour-Levar A Woman On A Mission

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Christine Amour-Levar about her diverse cultural upbringing; learning new language through total immersion; the differences in work ethic, leadership, culture and behaviours between Japan, USA and France; the impact Nike has had on her career; and leading through empathy. We also delve into creating Beijaflora and becoming an entrepreneur; scheduling family time; combining her love for adventure with her social entrepreneurship programs; and the influence Woman on a Mission and HER Planet Earth are having on the woman of war and the underprivileged.

#27 Pauline Nguyen Rise Like a Phoenix

#27 Pauline Nguyen Rise Like a Phoenix

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Pauline Nguyen about her leadership style, the importance of employees acting like owners, thriving in economic adversity, staff retention, the importance of entrepreneurship, and being unshakeable in business and in life. We also delve into about the effect of parenthood, becoming an award-winning author of Secrets of the Red Lantern and The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur, shining as a keynote speaker, finding happiness in the pursuit, why she connects with the Phoenix, and the relevance of Why does the Buddha sit on a Lotus flower.

NRGizer by NRG2Perform Newsletter – March 2019

NRGizer by NRG2Perform Newsletter – March 2019

Have you ever felt the energy rise up when you walk into the room? Those in attendance move forward to the edge of their seat….sit up straight….their shoulders suddenly relax….they exhale gently…a smile beams across their face… and you feel the energy continuing to rise as you walk in confidently with a welcoming smile, bounding […]

#26 Alvin Hew The Confrontation Room

#26 Alvin Hew The Confrontation Room

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns and Ben Gathercole speak with Alvin Hew about the leadership and cultural differences between Proctor & Gamble and L’Oreal, Proctor and Gambles Confrontation Room; disrupting L’Oreal’s Asian approach; and Being bestowed the award of Chevalier de l’Ordre Nationale du Merite by French President Jacques Chirac. We also discuss his roles as a Board Director, why he has taken up running and the purpose and vision for Southgate Ventures Ltd throughout ASIA.

#25 Jana Kapr Delivering Insights to the Fingertips

#25 Jana Kapr Delivering Insights to the Fingertips

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns talks with Jana Kapr about the different leadership styles between Logica and Vodafone; the challenges of merging different cultures and business structures; reacting to being told you are dictator; becoming an entrepreneur when founding Billigence; and understanding the vision of the client. We also talk about managing family, work, exercise and other focuses; why sport allows her to perform at a higher level; the impact former Vodafone Australia CEO’s, Grahame Maher and Russell Hewitt, and her dad had on her career; and the importance of blocking time in your diary for yourself.

#24 Carl Wegner Financial Blockchain Evolution

#24 Carl Wegner Financial Blockchain Evolution

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns talks with Carl Wegner about the “why” behind learning Chinese, life in Asia over the last 30 years, falling into banking by accident, and his passion for financial technology and start-ups. We uncover Blockchain technology, R3’s innovative approach to raising finance, the power of the Corda platform, the challenge of writing code and his passion for cycling.

#23 Natalia Cohen Embracing The Unknown Presents Endless Opportunities

#23 Natalia Cohen Embracing The Unknown Presents Endless Opportunities

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Natalia Cohen, who is an incredibly resilient, tenacious, ground-breaking and pioneering lady, who has defined logic by purposefully losing sight of shore. When most people reach their mid-life crisis point, they decide to run a marathon, do a triathlon or visit a new country, not this young lady, she decided to row across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Cairns with 3 (plus 2 who would join later in the adventure) other people she did not know. Yes you heard that right! That’s 257 days or 9 months at sea, covering 8759 nautical miles with a stopover at Honolulu, Hawaii and Apia, Samoa.

#22 Robert McMurtrie Pioneering With Green Fields

#22 Robert McMurtrie Pioneering With Green Fields

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we talk with Robert McMurtrie about recruiting talent, leadership performance, being an entrepreneur and managing your energy levels. We discuss the interview process, who should apply for roles, is the employer right for you and the changing landscape in sport.

#21 Bridie O’Donnell Leadership Driven by Authenticity

#21 Bridie O’Donnell Leadership Driven by Authenticity

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we get an intricate look inside the energetic life of Bridie O’Donnell, changing careers, her highs and lows as an athlete, the lessons learnt on the bike that have transferred to her role as a CEO, and the mindfulness required to claim a world record. We delve into her work as a CEO and the This Girl Can campaign, leveling the playing field for women and girls in sport and her view on leadership.