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 #29 Brent Clayton Richest Kid In The Playground

active CEO Podcast #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.

active CEO Podcast #28 Christine Amour-Levar A Woman On A Mission

active CEO Podcast #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.

active CEO Podcast #27 Pauline Nguyen Rise Like a Phoenix

active CEO Podcast #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.

active CEO Podcast #25 Jana Kapr Delivering Insights to the Fingertips

active CEO Podcast #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.

active CEO Podcast #24 Carl Wegner Financial Blockchain Evolution

active CEO Podcast #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.

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.