active CEO Podcast 106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

active CEO Podcast #106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

active CEO Podcast 106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Kathy Robinson about the Athena Principles, how a vacation to Alaska began her wellness quest, having an ultramarathon mentality, the layers of Wall Street and becoming an entrepreneur.

We also delve into the wellness taboo, transitioning out of a career in financial audit and risk, one size fits one, developing a wellness program based on risk principles and why having a life outside of work is so important.

Kathy Robinson – The Athena Principles

Kathy Robinson is a former Fortune 500 corporate disciple who found her inner self through becoming an author, speaker and certified wellness coach with Athena Wellness. She is a passionate wellness coach who has infectious energy, completed her first ultramarathon at age 54, lives by the philosophy “one size fits one” and is the author of The Athena Principles

Her career has involved senior executive roles in Audit at Credit Lyonnais, Citi, Morgan Stanley and ADP, before embarking he an author, speaker and certified wellness coach. As an auditor she assessed the wellness of Fortune 500 corporations, now she assess personal lives as they navigate through personal midlife transitions.

Kathy talks about:

  • Having an immigrant mentality of a hard work ethic.
  • Drive to wanting to have a different side of life for herself.
  • Why she felt she couldn’t make an impact in CITIbank with 340,000 staff.
  • Ending up burnt out, while loving work at JP Morgan
  • Making the decision to Investment in herself through health and wellness.
  • Why she was dying and withering on the vine.
  • Retiring at age 55 from the corporate world, just before COVID-19.
  • Why she never really identified with her corporate life.
  • The Athena Principles.
  • Wellness is based on risk management principles.
  • Wellness is the things that you do, the result of how we feel is well-being.
  • There is nothing that I can tell a client that they already don’t know.
  • What is One size fits one.
  • Most important Athena Principle right now is self-compassion.
  • Sustaining productivity over time requires an Ultramarathon mentality.
  • What it was like to cross an ultra-marathon finish line at age 54.
  • Listening to a lot of podcasts and coming up with lots of business ideas

Active CEO Performance Tip

Listening Is The Sound Of Intelligence – Do you find yourself talking more than other people in the room? Listening is the art of understanding and connecting with people. Many people think they need to speak more to be heard and show they either understand a topic or have the answer. Asking a question and intentionally focusing on listening is the art of intelligence. 3 ways to be more intelligent. 1. Ask a question 2. Listen intently 3. Ask another question

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“We want to lead authentically, but do we bring our whole selves.” Kathy Robinson speaks about being the workplace wellness whisperer, on the active CEO Podcast.

“By taking care of yourselves and taking that investment, you are going to show up in a way that is more to people.” Kathy Robinson speaks about the benefits of the Athena Principles, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Kathy Robinson LinkedIn
Kathy Robinson www.athenawellness.com
The Athena Principles Link
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast OWN Your OWN Gratitude

active CEO Podcast #97 Own Your OWN GRATITUDE

active CEO Podcast OWN Your OWN Gratitude

Own Your OWN GRATITUDE

During times of unease or uncertainty it is easy to go insular and forget about the people around you. It is important to own your own gratitude, both externally and internally.

We need to OWN that GRATITUDE. What is it that we appreciate about ourselves? What is it that we thank ourselves for doing? What are we grateful for every single day?

Because it’s important to be kind to ourselves, and it’s important, and even more important, to be kind to other people.

Own Your OWN GRATITUDE

Here are three ways that you can provide that GRATITUDE to people around you and for yourself.

1. Send a message to at least one person per day to say thank you and show your appreciation.

2. Write down one thing you did well today and why?

3. Note one thing you can do tomorrow that will make someone feel happier?

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active CEO Podcast #90 Jason Treu Building Trust For Transformation

active CEO Podcast #90 Jason Treu Building Trust For Transformation Craig Johns Breaking The CEO Code NRG2Perform CEO Leadership Trust

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jason Treu about building trust for transformation, vulnerability and leadership, and why all leaders should provide psychological safety in their organisation, team or community.

We also discuss Unstoppable Workplaces, Cards Against Mundanity, why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the heart and soul of the city, and leading high performing teams.

Jason Treu – Building Trust For Transformation

Jason is a best-selling author of Social Wealth, TEDx Wilmington Speaker, and Executive Coach who has worked with transformational leaders such as Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban and Reed Hastings. He is host of the Executive Breakthroughs Podcast, Keynote Speaker on Unstoppable Workplaces, Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks fan, and supporter of charities such as the American Cancer Society.

His education includes a BA History from Indiana University Bloomington, a Law degree and Masters in Communications from Syracuse University, and has a completed a leadership program at the Harvard Business School. Jason has held roles in Communications and Investor Relations at RightNow, Hewlett Packard, American Heart Foundation, Blockbuster and ReachLegal. As an entrepreneur he co-founded Visual Arts Reimagined and company culture expert at Unstoppable workplaces.

Jason talks about:

  • Why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the heart and soul of the city.
  • Self awareness is paramount for you to prevent sabotaging your success.
  • The catalyst that led to focusing on company culture and leadership growth.
  • We all have fears and fears control us.
  • Why so many talented and productive teams struggle.
  • Building trust for transformation.
  • How successful leaders build psychological safety.
  • How people can identify their blindspots and use them to their advantage.
  • Your brain is wired for survival, it is wired to keep us safe.
  • Leadership skills that set the worlds most influential leaders apart from good leaders.
  • You have to be humble, because you cant be right all the time.
  • The three secrets to speeding up the relationship building process.
  • As you scale its always a challenge as you have to let go of parts of the business.
  • The most important ingredients in being a high performing leader.
  • How do you bring people together and make them feel connected and belonging

Active CEO Performance Tip

Leadership Overwhelm – As a leader, have you ever felt completely overcome in mind or emotion, where you feel a stress or combination of stressors are too big for you to manage? This is the feeling of overwhelm. Everyone experiences some level of overwhelm and the important thing to remember, is that it is all manageable. Rather than fighting your feelings of overwhelm you can accept that anxiety is like riding a wave and it will be easier; learn to turn overwhelming thoughts into helpful thoughts; shift your thoughts from having to complete everything right now to focusing on one thing at a time; identify what you need to be present with right now; take a deep breath to relax the body; and most importantly engage in an action that you enjoy before rushing into solve the trigger of overwhelm. Start taking control of your overwhelm today.

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“To build psychological safety, admit your own failings and vulnerabilities and things that you are not good at. Thank people, stay open to try and do other things, doing risks and things differently, have the tough conversations and get to the core of the issue.” Jason Treu talks about the importance of psychological safety for building trust, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Before you can start to move things forward, you must have high level of trust.” Building trust with Jason Treu, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Jason Treu: www.JasonTreu.com
Cards Against Mundanity www.Cardsagainstmundanity.com
Executive Breakthroughs Podcast
Jason Treu Facebook
Jason Treu YouTube
Jason Treu Instagram
Jason Treu Twitter
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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