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active CEO Podcast #120 Ron Coury Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur

active CEO Podcast Ron Coury Tenacity Craig Johns

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Ron Coury, a Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur, about navigating the Las Vegas business and political world, being an approachable leader who greets clients by their first name, becoming a niche finder, and rising above corruption, bribery and death threats.

We also delve into why John Wayne and his dad were his greatest influences, Creating a learning tool with Andre Agassi Square Panda, human connection as the most effective marketing asset, and overcoming cancer.

Ron Coury – Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur

Ron Coury is a tenacious Las Vegas serial entrepreneur, US Marine and business visionary, who has enjoyed riding the rollercoaster of business and life. He is a cancer survivor, wonderful storyteller and tenacious grandparent of five grandchildren.

Ron is the author of the recently released book Tenacity and began his career in the US Marine Corps before becoming a casino dealer, entrepreneur, realtor and board member across Las Vegas and California. His life has been action-packed from the days of growing up in Brooklyn to coping with a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion and even death threats. 

Ron talks about:

  • Shining shoes for 10 cents a shine at a Brooklyn subway, before joining the US Marine Corp.
  • Owning a tavern like Cheers, the Tropicana hotel, on Las Vegas strip.
  • The secrets to being a successful casino dealer.
  • Making people feel like they were at their home away from home.
  • Falsely framed by a City councilman with an commercial agenda.
  • Sometimes even fighting City Hall is necessary.
  • Overcoming oesophageal cancer at age 53.
  • Raising the stakes with a limousine company and facing bullet holes.
  • Tenacious approach will allow you to more often prevail when challenges come your way.
  • What kind of job am I doing as an owner?
  • When things get difficult brainstorm and have discussions.
  • Building a reputation in Las Vegas for being a loyal, honest and reliable person.
  • Making a point to be home for dinner with the family every night.
  • Motivate and inspire people through his story in Tenacity.
  • Michael Madson (Reservoir Dogs and Donny Brasco) being the voice over of his audio book.
  • How can you leave something better than you found it every day.

Tweets

“There is never a wrong time to do the right thing.” Ron Coury’s advise for graduates, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Have to work hard to make time for everything that is important to you.” Spending time on the important things with Ron Coury, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Ron Coury www.roncouryauthor.com
Ron Coury LinkedIn
Ron Coury Facebook 
Ron Coury Twitter
Ron Coury Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Tenacity Ron Coury Book

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active CEO Podcast 118 Annie Gibbins Biography Of A Curious Woman

Active CEO Podcast #118 Annie Gibbins Biography Of A Curious Woman

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Annie Gibbins about Becoming Annie The Biography Of A Curious Woman, the beauty and pressure of having two sets of twins, creating magic transformations, and saving sight every day with Glaucoma Australia.

We also delve into leading through COVID-19, cog in the wheel mindset, engaging the Governor General and How do we get success for what it means for us?

Annie Gibbins – Briography Of A Curious Woman

Annie Gibbins is a CEO Super Mum, a high achiever who is committed to serving others through her leadership as CEO of Glaucoma Australia, coaching corporates and creating magic transformations in her Lipstick Consulting business. She is a volunteer in the McGrath Foundation, an inspirational and dynamic leader and entrepreneur who helps people produce results that matter.

Annie is an author in Unsung Business Heroes, Double Trouble Double Treat What having twins is really like, Breaking Lifelong Barriers, Self Care Mastery, and releasing in July 2020 Becoming Annie, The Biography Of A Curious Woman. She has a Diploma of Applied Health Science Nursing from the University of Technology Sydney, Bachelor Health Science at Southern Cross University, Graduate Diploma of Adult Vocational Education from Griffith University and Master of Education Vocational Education and Training from the University of technology Sydney. Her career has included CEO roles at Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, Australian Institute of Ultrasound and Glaucoma Australia.

Annie talks about:

  • The dream of being a businesswoman and a CEO
  • Understanding terrible things happen to really beautiful people
  • The beauty and pressure of being a mum of two sets of twins
  • Get the very best out of people, by encouraging them from behind
  • Responsibility of a CEO and the classic imposter syndrome
  • If you are in the wrong place, is not good for you
  • People are the top priority and need time to prepare their mindset
  • Engaging the Governor General as patron and Kurt Pengelly from INXS as an ambassador
  • The story behind Lipstick consulting
  • Trekking to Everest base camp and 3 high passes
  • Magic Transformation online mentoring and coaching program.
  • Because you think you are a little charity then its not possible
  • Becoming Annie – The Biography of a Curious Woman
  • There are many challenges and we are all on a journey
  • How can we support females in the workforce more effectively

Tweets

“Partner up with the right people who are on song with our message.” Annie Gibbins discusses the importance of collaboration, on the active CEO Podcast.

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

Glaucoma Australia www.glaucoma.com.au
Annie Gibbins www.anniegibbins.com
Annie Gibbins linkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/anniegibbins/
Annie Gibbins Facebook https://www.facebook.com/anniegibbinsofficial/
Annie Gibbins Instagram https://www.instagram.com/annie.gibbins
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with David Lindsay about Getting Knocked Down Snap Into Action, 5 Steps Towards Improved Vitality in the Workplace, transforming people’s lives through Speakers Institute, overcoming adversity and a passion for coaching.

We also delve into creating a mindset shift, resilience of being a professional athlete, leaders step up in crisis and “when I do it I don’t buy drinks”!

David Lindsay – Knocked Down Snap Into Action

David Lindsay is a former cage fighter, creates mindset shifts from ‘boss’ to ‘coach’, and is a keynote speaker on improving workplace vitality. He is a family man from Sydney who taking things to extremes by pushing his body to its limits, is a proud supporter of Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia, and once broke his arm in a professional arm wrestling competition in the USA

David has a Diploma in Fitness, Health & Physical Education/Fitness from Fitness Institute Australia and has been trained by the Speakers Institute. His 5 steps towards improved vitality SNAP, NAP, TAP, CLAP and RECAP have been developed over years and years of trials and tribulations working in sport, fitness and business.

David talks about:

  • Preparing for his first professional boxing fight.
  • Transforming lives with Speakers Institute.
  • Mindset approach on COVID-19
  • When tough situations come out that’s when the cream rises to the top.
  • Playing Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs rather than Cronulla.
  • Overcoming the setback of snapping his arm while Arm Wrestling.
  • In the real world, no one is going to let you win
  • There is nowhere to hide in the world.  Be ready!
  • When COVID-19 first hit, I didn’t know what to do, short term it was uncomfortable.
  • Snap Into Action
  • When the rock starts to sink the true leaders step up.
  • How a wrestling coach inspired him to become a coach
  • Leadership approach of being tough but fair
  • Creating rituals to snap into action
  • Nap, knowing how and when to step away from work
  • Tap and evolve
  • Clap and celebrate with those around you.
  • Recap through continuous never ending improvement in everything you do.
  • I don’t want to live with regrets, so just do it

Active CEO Performance Tip

“With great power comes great responsibility” – As Spiderman once said, while sharing his wisdom. As a leader you not only have a responsibility for yourself, your family and your people, but also for the industry you work in and humankind. We are not leaders if we shy away from inappropriate behaviour and negative decisions. We have a responsibility to ensure that the industry we work in grows in a positive manner as the actions of the negative few can have a harmful effect on everyone. Ask yourself the question, is these actions and behaviour moving the industry forward or taking it backwards? What is the consequence to human beings as a result of these actions and behaviours? How responsible are you as a leader?

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“Need that element of fear if that I don’t perform my position will be taken from me.” Taking yourself out of your comfort zone with David Lindsay, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

David Lindsay www.davidlindsay.com.au
David Lindsay LinkedIn
David Lindsay Facebook
David Lindsay Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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