On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we are blessed to hear a compelling insight into the incredible life of Liza Pavlakos, from being physically and sexually abused, raped, homeless, kidnapped, tortured and human trafficked, to leading highly successful businesses and becoming an acclaimed international speaker, with limited high school education and no business training. We discuss overcoming and coping with adversity, starting a business with no education or business education, selling the service before the product, treating everyone as human beings, being proud to talk about your adversities, first knowing your ‘why’ before you know your ‘how’, and how she leads an active CEO lifestyle. This is one episode of the active CEO Podcast that you do not want to miss.
On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we discuss how Michael’s team are elevating the experience of the SkyBus Passengers, coping with passengers varying stress levels, expanding both nationally and internationally, and solving the congestion problems at airports. We delve into Michael Seward’s leadership style, parking the ego in a co-CEO environment, the growing pains when expanding quickly from 140 to 600 team members, and leading through transparency, energy and purpose, in a practical manner.
We discuss how Jen Ziegner and Jamin Heppell are transforming not only their clients, but also their own lives; being the best version of yourself; connecting with the community; purpose driven businesses; aligning personal and business values; and the catalyst for Mountains & Marathons.
On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we discuss how Chris’s team is transforming the energy sector, the puzzles the energy sector faces with electric cars, turning an empty asset into a power station and scaling a business at a rapid rate. We discuss reducing sick days, investing in your people, improving productivity in the workplace, and the value of role-modeling an active and healthy lifestyle.
On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we talk to Kate Palmer about finding her dream job, where she combines her passion for sport, and desire to improve the health and wellbeing of a nation. We delve into her role of leading and catalysing the Australian sport industry to encourage more Australians to become more active, and shape the future of elite and grass roots sport.
Ben Gathercole and Craig Johns discuss topics, with Kate, such as transformational change, reducing layers of compliance, the future of sport business structures, the new ‘move it’ campaign, and how she implements health and wellness into the team at Sport Australia.
The NRGizer by NRG2Perform November newsletter is now available – Be the Best Version of Yourself – In this issue we sat down and spoke with Mike DeNoma about your strengths are what energise you and creating an earthquake while leading 20,000 people in Myanmar. Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien gives a wonderful insight into the amazing social entrepreneurship work she catalyses in Africa and why the magic happens outside the comfort zone. We get inspired to take on a challenge with Tim Cosulich as he navigates a global family business from Singapore, while giving back to the community.
On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we have the pleasure of speaking with Tim Cosulich, a very humble, young and disciplined leader. We discuss leading Fratelli Cosulich, a family business full of tradition; adapting your leadership style in different countries and being aware of the cultural environment you are working in; and being “in the office” mentally.
On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we have the pleasure of speaking with a remarkable lady, Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, who has provided direction, hope, inspiration and a gift to thousands of female and youth entrepreneurs, from rural areas in Nigeria and across Africa. Ndidi has worked with many of the world’s largest multinationals such as Shell, ExxonMobil and Unilever. We discuss her journey from lending to leading, why it is important to invest in the poor, the magic of vulnerability, how every moment is enough, connecting with your inner gut, embracing failure, understanding people who are unhappy, and embracing failure.
On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we delve into being the CEO of KBZ Bank, 20,000 staff with no job descriptions, being the first country in the world to have loving-kindness as the number one value of a company, rewarding managerial competence, and spending a lot of time in meetings with translation. Mike DeNoma then gives us an exhilarating insight into taking up Ironman, Ultra-running and other extremely challenging endurance events at the age of 50; why getting married and having a family has had the greatest impact on his life; and preparing for his latest challenge the Moab 238 Mile Ultra-marathon event, which he has 88 Miles left to complete, as this episode goes live to the Podcast world.
On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we get a fascinating insight into a driven leader, someone with a huge amount of resilience who is inspired to take on the world’s toughest endurance challenges to raise funds for very important charities. We delve into ambition, flying a plane through clouds, the difference between a written and a presentation culture, leading in different cultures, creating a higher purpose, understanding that your strengths are what energise you, and what drives Mike DeNoma to get out of bed every day.