active CEO Podcast #41 PJ Ashley Consciously Connected Leadership

active CEO Podcast #41 PJ Ashley Consciously Connected Leadership

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with PJ Ashley about The Pillar Practice, being born to change the world, supporting Defence Force families, and being an advanced conscious leader. We also discuss the ‘why’ behind starting her own business, having ‘busy’ as a badge of owner, people becoming truth-seekers, the World Health Organization recognizing “BURNOUT”, the walking dead state and how can we recognize a Consciously Connected Leader?

Workplace Wellness: World Health Organization Recognizes Burn-out

Workplace Wellness: World Health Organization Recognizes Burn-out

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recognized ‘Burn-out’ as an official occupational phenomenon. It classified burn-out as ‘a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’. Will this mean that Workplace Wellness could be the next Royal Commission or Presidential Commission?

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 #38 Chris McCormack Transforming The Business of Triathlon

active CEO Podcast #38 Chris McCormack Transforming The Business of Triathlon

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with four-time World Triathlon Champion, Chris McCormack about ceo performance; growing up in Sydney; lessons learnt in triathlon and business; balancing patience with commercial decisions; winning on a world stage; and transitioning from sportsperson to businessperson. We also delve into what makes a high performance CEO; thinking anything is possible; and his successful team approach that has led to IRONMAN Hawaii World Championship titles as well as leading MaccaX, MaccaNow, Thanyapura, Bahrain Endurance 13, Super League Triathlon and MINC Group.

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 #36 Kate and Sam Cawthorn The Best Is Yet To Come

active CEO Podcast #36 Kate and Sam Cawthorn The Best Is Yet To Come

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Kate and Sam Cawthorn about their life-defining moment; Sam being uniquely wired as a futurist; Kate understanding the beauty of Gallup Clifton Strengths Finder assessment; the magic of storyshowing; and Proximity is Power. We also delve into ‘why’ behind Speakers Institute and Speakers Tribe; being a selfless CEO; recovering with purpose; shifting the energy of a room; orchestrating peoples attention; and being in the transformational personal development industry.

active CEO Podcast #35 Andrew Klein Speaking Its An Occupational Hazard

active CEO Podcast #35 Andrew Klein Speaking Its An Occupational Hazard

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Andrew Klein, his struggle with being a lawyer; how debating and theater sports led to a career in speaking; why authenticity is number one for speakers; the art of influence, persuasion and presence; the importance of recovery as a performer; and leading an active and healthy lifestyle. He also energetically talks about aspiring to be Michael Jordan; idolising the comedy science of Jerry Seinfeld; dressing up as the ‘Swedish Chef’ from the Muppets; introducing Sir Bob Geldof; and delivering pub quizzes.

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.