active CEO Podcast #39 Adriana Cecere The BackPocket CEO

active CEO Podcast #39 Adriana Cecere The BackPocket CEO

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Adriana Cecere from Consulting Australia about being a teenage entrepreneur, creating scalable businesses, transitioning to being a sort after business consultant and coach, and delivering high performance as a CEO. We also learn about the backstory behind being called ‘The BackPocket CEO’, writing a #1 Amazon Best Seller with ‘Simple Strategies to Success’, Steve Brosmann’s influence on her as a mentor and co-author of ‘Game Changers’, being The Buttery Private ambassador, and her new project with Michaela Gee.

active CEO Podcast #37 Ellen Derrick Make Mistakes No Regrets

active CEO Podcast #37 Ellen Derrick Make Mistakes No Regrets

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Ellen Derrick about the importance of being grateful and serving others; her high performance mindset; working with leaders to deliver excellence at Deloitte Australia; and the value of scheduling energy rather than time. We also delve into coping with her adopted mother passing away from Breast Cancer at the age of eleven; how her children fuel her to deliver better leadership; being open to mistakes and having no regrets; and why speaking on stage with her daughter Kate, who has Cystic Fibrosis, was one of the best days of her life.

active CEO Podcast #34 Jane Perry Brand Moments That Matter

active CEO Podcast #34 Jane Perry Brand Moments That Matter

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jane Perry, a phenomenal leader in the brand transformation space, about what she learnt from being a Cecchetti Ballet student and her love of riding dirt bikes; not having a university degree; always yearning for the next big challenge and to shake things up; and her passion for retail and understanding the shopper. We also spoke about storeowners being the forgotten ones in the sales channel; understanding how people buy; changing her leadership style; giving employees the permission to put things into perspective; changing the workplace culture; creating Geometreats to improve workplace wellness and to give back to their people; and taking herself out of her comfort zone.

active CEO Podcast #33 Garry Mills Yes Prime Minister

active CEO Podcast #33 Garry Mills Yes Prime Minister

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns and Ben Gathercole speak with Garry Mills about lessons from the police force; being a Bodyguard for former Australian Prime Minister John Howard; and being a mental health advocate with Beyond Blue and Blokepedia. We also talk about learning to live and cope with depression; living a playboy lifestyle; staying in the moment; setting social media parameters; the importance of situation and self-awareness; and helping people improve their lives.

active CEO Podcast #32 Alex Richardson The Art of Mentoring

active CEO Podcast #32 Alex Richardson The Art of Mentoring

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Alex Richardson about his creative world; growing up with dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome; the positive effects of meditation on staying focused; the effects of music on the brain; and painting an audio picture. We also delve into the Art of Mentoring; leading a virtual team; the power of mentoring on a mentor; and how they have grown to matching 6,000 mentoring pairs each year.

active CEO Podcast #31 Holly Ransom Next Generational Leadership

active CEO Podcast #31 Holly Ransom Next Generational Leadership

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Holly Ransom about being forensically curious; the richness of a conversation; importance of pre-game routine; the power of reverse mentoring; learning to harness fear; and intergenerational leadership in the 21st Century.

We explore conversations with Sir Richard Branson and former US President Barak Obama; high performance leadership; what makes New Zealand Primeminister, Jacinda Ardern a great leader; signing up 100 days before her first Ironman triathlon; and Learning from a Lifetime of Experience on the Coffee Pods Podcast.

active CEO Podcast #30 Magnus Grimeland Fast Tracking Entrepreneurs With Antler

active CEO Podcast #30 Magnus Grimeland Fast Tracking Entrepreneurs With Antler

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Magnus Grimeland about his desire to make a positive difference in the world; excelling as a Norwegian Navy Seal; studying at Harvard University as Facebook launched; global learning’s working at McKinsey and Company; accelerating into Managing Director at Rocket Internet; capitalising on the diverse markets in Southeast Asia with fashion e-commerce companies Zalora and Global Fashion Group; and turning the world’s best talent into great founders of great companies with his new company Antler.

active CEO Podcast #22 Robert McMurtrie Pioneering With Green Fields

active CEO Podcast #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.

active CEO Podcast #21 Bridie O’Donnell Leadership Driven by Authenticity

active CEO Podcast #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.

active CEO Podcast #20 Sean King Leading Within Proximity

active CEO Podcast #20 Sean King Leading Within Proximity

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we chat with Sean King about his path to becoming a lawyer, innovating in the legal services industry with Proximity, becoming an entrepreneur, never defining himself by his career and being a co-CEO. We also speak about the triple bottom line, fostering an active and healthy lifestyle in the workplace, being involved in the community, establishing the Proximity Canberra Triathlon Festival and seeing the world through the eyes of an adventure racer.