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Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #159 Jessica Kiely Building A Human Connection

BUILDING A HUMAN CONNECTION

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jessica Kiely about building a human connection, having an entrepreneurial mindset, shifting a perspective and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

We also delve into being part of the Speakers Institute Corporate team, a love of teaching and learning, the Natural Perfume Collective, and having close relationships with a highly successful and driven entrepreneur.  

Jessica Kiely – Building A Human Connection

She has a brilliant mind for entrepreneurship, is a specialist in non-verbal communication for influence, an engaging speaker and facilitator with over 20 year’s experience with Fortune 500 companies, co-author of Amazon best-seller Business Woman, and the founder of the Natural Perfume Collective.  

 It’s a privilege to introduce to you an inspirational leader who is known for her vivacious energy, heart-centred approach, solving challenging puzzles, being a super connector and nurturing rising talent, Jessica Kiely. 

Jessica talks about

  • Having an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • The Responsibility that sits on your shoulders.
  • Building a mastery in teaching and facilitating.
  • Learning a start-up mentality from her dad.
  • Interested in shifted a perspective and way of thinking.
  • Being an investigator.
  • Having lots of plates spinning. 
  • Relentless pursuit of excellence.
  • Close relationships with a highly successful and driven entrepreneur.  
  • Adapting to being online and how to build the human communication.
  • Pauline Nguyen as an inspiring great leader. 
  • Responding to divorce and rethinking everything.
  • Natural Perfume Collection. 
  • Quantum and time.

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Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #158 Becoming Inspiring Great Leaders

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast with Craig Johns

Inspiring Great Leaders

Over the past 3 years the active CEO Podcast has delivered 158 episodes from Inspiring Great Leaders. Conversations with Olympic gold medalists, supermodels, Fortune 500 executives and successful entrepreneurs. There were also World class coaches, global thought leaders and ordinary everyday people who achieve extraordinary things. 

What we realised is that they were all Inspiring Great Leaders. So we have decided to take the brave move to rebrand from active CEO Podcast to Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. The focus has naturally shifted from Shift from workplace performance and productivity to human performance and connection through inspiring great leaders.

So what is Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast all about?

  • How do you get 10,000 people to take a step to the left?  
  • What behind the relentless mindset of a world champion?  
  • Why do teams of exceptional talent fail?  
  • How do you manage the pressure to perform?  

These are just some of the questions we will attempt to answer as we bring you world leaders, curious minds, exceptional talent, successful CEO’s and incredible human beings who know how to inspire great leaders and are inspiring great leaders themselves. 

In todays episode we decided to bring you a few highlights from the past 3 years. For anyone who knows Craig Johns well, you know he leans into diversity, the different thoughts, ideas, backgrounds and experiences people bring to the world.

You will hear from:

  1. Julie Masters (Inside Influence – Founder and Podcast Host)
  2. Chris McCormack (Mana Group – 4x World Triathlon Champion)
  3. Ellen Derrick (Deloitte – Managing Partner Consulting)
  4. Christian Boucousis (Afterburner Australia – Facilitator and Former Airforce Pilot)
  5. Ciara Lancaster (Reimagine Change
  6. Azran Osman Rani (Former Air Asia X CEO – 30 Days & 30 Years)
  7. Lisa Tamati (UltraRunner & Coach – Pushing The Limits Author)
  8. Minter Dial (Minter Dialogue Podcast Host – Former L’Oreal Executive)
  9. Michelle Gibbings (Change Meridian – Bad Boss Author)
  10. Scott Leggo (Award-Winning Photographer – Former Airforce Strategist)
  11. Yamini Naidu (Story mastery – Storyteller & Business story mastery)
  12. Sasa Sestic (ONA Coffee Founder – 2015 World Barista Champion)
  13. Major Cheryl Pearce (United Nations – Forces Commander United Nations Peacekeeping Force)
  14. Brian Sands (Author of Stop The Bleeding – Sentiment founder)
  15. Jenny Wylie (CEO Netball New Zealand – Shifting the game)
  16. Arash Arabi (Sprint Agile – World Taekwondo Champion)
  17. Sandhya Shetty (Supermodel, actor, TV presenter, speaker and Commonwealth Karate Champion)
  18. Luis Gonzales (Intercultural Competency – Former Microsoft, Marriott & Ritz-Carlton)

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active CEO Podcast #157 Eric Partaker 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

active CEO Podcast Eric Partaker The 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Eric Partaker about the 3 Alarms to peak performance, having a heart attack mid-flight, solving the world’s biggest problem and only 2% of people reach their full potential. 

We also discuss drive, a lack of adherence, stepping through the fear door, going the extra mile in getting a role at McKinsey, Skype being sold for US$4 Billion, and what would a 100 pound burrito taste and look like at Chilango. 

Eric Partaker – 3 Alarms To Peak Performance  

Eric is a Peak Performance CEO Coach, former Skype Leader and McKinsey & Co consultant, Chilango Co-Founder and author of The 3 Alarms. A guest judge on the apprentice, Eric is a motivational speaker, a CEO of the Year, and has been described as one of Britain’s most disruptive entrepreneurs by The Telegraph. 

He studied philosophy, History and Literature from KU Leuven, has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Finance from the University of Illinois, is a certified High Performance Institute Coach and has served an apprenticeship under Stanford University Behaviour Design Lab Professor BJ Foggs  His career has included being a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Head of Business Development Global eCommerce at Skype, Co-Founder and CEO of Chilango, Chairperson of the Supper Club and member of the Young Presidents Organisation.  

Eric talks about 

  • Consulting, scaling up skype, starting a restaurant and peak performance. 
  • Only 2% of people reach their full potential. 
  • Having a lot of drive and the constant pursuit. 
  • Working 100-hour weeks & having a heart attack while mid-flight, while working at Mckinsey. 
  • How can I perform at a high level without sacrificing my own life and relationships? 
  • Strategically line up a job at McKinsey and the biggest lesson learnt. 
  • Realising Skype was going to be massive and determining where the gaps were. 
  • Hiring two chefs who worked at the top two restaurants in the world. 
  • What stops people fulfilling their potential. 
  • Professional versus an amateur. 
  • Using intentionality with The 3 Alarms. 
  • “If you don’t have anything to aim for, you have nothing to measure against.” 
  • Identity, productivity and antifragility. 
  • The Fear Door. 
  • The Peak Performance Masters Program.  

Tweets 

“What if I could solve the world’s biggest problem? Because of 98% of people are leaving something on the table, then too me it must be the world’s biggest problem.” Talking about peak performance with Eric Partaker, on the active CEO Podcast 

“Just step through the fear door and there is infinite potential on the other side.” Overcoming our own mental barriers with Eric Partaker, on the active CEO Podcast. 

“Recognise that we are already antifragile physically, we just need to bring that up into our heads mentally. Life becomes one big training camp. It’s a mental gym.” Eric Partaker talks about antifragility and The 3 Alarms, on the active CEO Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 
 

Eric Partaker www.ericpartaker.com  
Eric Partaker Facebook
Eric Partaker Instagram 
Eric Partaker Youtube  
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
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active CEO podcast 156 Teresa Newton Terres Life Is A Treasure Hunt

active CEO Podcast #156 Teresa Newton-Terres Life Is A Treasure Hunt

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Teresa Newton-Terres about life is a treasure hunt, uncovering the classified government black project of how her father disappeared, Mystery Of The Marie and don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.

We also talk about the importance of qualifying questions, the art and science of project management, a 50-year journey that led to the Marie Project initiative, and how do you measure relationships.

Teresa Newton-Terres – Life Is A Treasure Hunt

Teresa is the author of a hot aerospace cold case story, the Mystery of Marie, Project Management leader and speaker on life is a treasure hunt. An exceptional lady, who has spent almost 50 years unearthing what happened to her dad, when he went missing as she was only 2 years old, recipient of highly regarded Project Management Institute Awards, and feels most alive when she is by the ocean, in view of a river, in the mountains or on a golf course.

She studied Commercial Arts at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Fine and Studio Arts Management at Principia College, and is a qualified Project Management Professional. Her career includes being a Student Advisor and Program manager at University of California Santa Barbara, Project Associate at National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Global Training & Client Service Team at ExecuTrain Corporation and has been the Founder and CEO of Project TNT since 2003.

Teresa talks about:

  • Losing father in a shipwreck when she was 2 years old.
  • Helping promising students.
  • Falling in love with a soldier.
  • The importance of skills being transferable.
  • Don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.
  • True art of project management.
  • Receiving the scrapbook of her dad from her grandmother.
  • Never-ending why and what happened when her father disappeared.
  • How to do a simple interview for a simple story.
  • Life is a treasure hunt.
  • Her passion is project management for the business of life.

Tweets

“Don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.” Discussing project management with Teresa Newton-Terres, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Flowcharts not Software manages people.” Managing people effectively with Teresa Newton-Terres, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Mystery Of The Marie www.mysteryofthemarie.com
Teresa Newton-Terres LinkedIn
Teresa Newton-Terres Facebook
Teresa Newton-Terres Instagram
Teresa Newton-Terres Twitter
Project TNT www.project-tnt.com
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
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active CEO Podcast 150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

active CEO Podcast #150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

active CEO Podcast 150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Liz Goddard about the future of fractional teams, helping small businesses scale, inheriting her family business as a teenager and the biggest problems CEO’s have.

We also delve in fitting small businesses with flexible teams, how to increase the success of new hires, building expert remote teams and living with intention.

Liz Goddard – Future Of Fractional Teams

Liz is an exceptional leader who grew up in a world of entrepreneurial ventures, lost her first business in the 2008 recession, thrived as a Director of Human Resources and has a passion for helping small businesses scale through her remote fractional staffing company, Bosun. She is an innovative entrepreneur who helps small businesses remain nimble and profitable in any economy, is an expert on fractional remote teams and is leading one of the fastest growing Fintech companies in Atlanta

Her education includes a Bachelors Degree from Western Kentucky University, and she inherited her first business at 19 years old and was the Director of HR at Priority Payment Systems, prior to founding Bosun Solutions with her best friend Nicole.

Liz talks about

  • Taking over family business at 18 years old.
  • Lost her first business during the recession.
  • The challenge of letting people go.
  • Future of fractional teams.
  • Hiring people is not about the resume.
  • What would our dads need if we had this business.
  • How do we make this business recession proof.
  • Fitting small businesses with flexible teams.
  • Confidence in your pricing and now your value.
  • Focus on deliverables and owning processes.
  • Fractional teams is the future of small businesses.
  • Living with purpose and being very intentional.

Tweets

“Its not being needed, honestly speaks to your leadership, more than a team that constantly feeling like you are the person with the answers.” Liz Goddard speaks about true leadership, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Biggest problem that CEO’s have is they think they are the only people who can do it.” Why many small businesses fail to scale with Liz Goddard, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Liz Goddard LinkedIn
Bosun Solutions www.bosunsolutions.com
Bosun Solutions Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bosunsolutions/
Bosun Solutions Instagram
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Wendy Born about raising leaders, understanding mini cultures within cultures, what is great leadership and why do we make leadership so complex?

We also speak about the synergies in parenting and leading, things that prevent leaders from performing and how to get rid of egos in the workplace.

Wendy Born – Raising Leaders

Wendy is a Leadership Development Specialist, who has authored The Languages of Leadership and newly released Raising Leaders, and loves speaking about the correlation between parenting and leadership. She is an engaging, facilitator, coach, speaker and author, who is passionate about creating effective leaders

Her tertiary education includes Bachelor of Business in HR Management from QUT, Diploma of Management from Swinburne University of Technology and Organizational Leadership from Harvard University. Wendy has held management, leadership and consulting roles at National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Right Management and Victorian Leaders. She now works as a Leadership Development Specialist in her own firm Wendy Born Consulting.

Wendy talks about

  • Learnt how to work with grumpy old men.
  • Leadership lessons from working at NAB Bank.
  • Learning about leadership and adaptive leadership at Harvard University.
  • Raising leaders.
  • Things that stop leaders .
  • What is great leadership.
  • What are the Languages of Leadership
  • Building trust in a team environment.
  • Having difficult conversations in and open and empathetic way.
  • Why Jacinda Ardern stands out as a leader.
  • Leveraging your experience as a parent and your own upbringing.
  • The 5 core areas of parenting and leading.
  • Challenges we are seeing in leadership in 2020

Tweets

“As leaders we have three things in our control that help us be effective in what we do – actions, words and behaviours.” Raising leaders with Wendy Born, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Wendy Born Linkedin
Wendy Born www.wendyborn,.com.au
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #143 Vulnerable Open Honest COMMUNICATION

active CEO Podcast 143 Vulnerable Open Honest Communication

Vulnerable Open Honest COMMUNICATION

As leaders it is important that we create a safe psychological space for vulnerability & open honest communication.

Great leaders create a space for effective communication, whereas poor leaders allow poor communication to occur by itself.

Communication should always be a dialogue, not a monologue, and therefore ensure everyone has a voice at the table, is heard and respected.

To ensure people have trust to be vulnerable enough to display open and honest communication, they first need a safe psychological space. Remember, people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Richard Branson describes communication as the most important skill a leader can possess”.

SAFE PSYCHOLOGICAL SPACE

Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.” … A solid team should be able to bounce ideas off each other, strengthen action plans, help solve issues and provide support to each other.

Psychologically safe team members “feel confident that no one on the team will embarrass or punish anyone else for admitting a mistake, asking a question, or offering a new idea.” 

Psychological safety is as important to team or company success as employee experience and workplace culture.

Simon Sinek notes in the Circle of Safety “leadership reduces the threats people feel inside the group, which frees them up to focus more time and energy to protect the organization from the constant dangers outside and seize the big opportunities.”

VULNERABILITY

Vulnerability has traditionally been viewed as a weakness in the workplace, and the thought of being exposed — flaws, imperfections, challenges, and all— is, for most people, completely terrifying.

But the conversation about vulnerability in our culture is starting to change. And as it turns out, being vulnerable at work isn’t a liability — it’s an asset.

Dr. Brené Brown defines vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.” She also notes that “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable.”

OPEN HONEST COMMUNICATION

Being clear, open and honest gives the impression of authenticity and integrity, essential foundations for true collaboration.

Open and honest communication leads more quickly to a mutual understanding and respect for a difference in views, interests and needs.

As a leader how will you create a safe psychological space for vulnerability & open honest communication?

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active CEO Podcast #142 Penny Locaso Hacking Happiness

active CEO Podcast 142 Penny Locaso

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Penny Locaso about hacking happiness, her fascination with human behaviour, the busy epidemic, microbravery and leaders transforming from an expert into an experimenter.

We also talk how she overcome imposter syndrome at Shell, human connections, positively impacting the lives of others, being present in a moment and success as a by-product of happiness

Penny Locaso – Hacking Happiness

Penny is an internationally acclaimed TEDx and keynote speaker, educational innovator and creator of The Intentional Adaptability Quotient® (IAQ), A world-first Hacking Happiness measurement tool and educational program. She is the CEO of HackingHappy.co, one of Australia’s most influential female entrepreneurs, and a passionate entrepreneur who has partnered with prestigious brands such as Google, Microsoft and Deloitte, Penny Locaso.

Her studies have included an MBA in Marketing and Management from Swinburne University and has held numerous volunteer roles at organization’s such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Australia Indigenous Community Volunteers, and the Smith Family. As a manager, Penny has held roles in marketing and commercial at Shell, been a Board Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, co-founder of the FBOMB show, activator at SheEO, and faculty member at Singularity University.

Penny talks about:

  • Living on a farm and go hiking in COVID.
  • Conversations in nature with her son.
  • Her fascination with Human behaviour.
  • Why do p[people operate in different ways.
  • Each company speaks a different language.
  • Determining what success is.
  • Hacking Happiness.
  • What makes me happy is my compass.
  • Happiness is a practice, mindset and behaviour.
  • Being able to ride the wave of every emotion that life throws at you.
  • Eject more joy into each day.
  • The busy epidemic.
  • Our brain does its best work in default network mode.
  • Leaders must transform from an expert into an experimenter.
  • Intentional adaptability.
  • Busy equals bullshit.
  • Telling yourself that you are busy, makes your mind go faster.
  • Put yourself out in the world.

Tweets

“My life is full, but I am doing things that I love?” Hacking Happiness with Penny Locaso, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Being able to ride the wave of every emotion that life throws at you, knowing that you can come out the other side just a little bit better than what you were before. Because you have the right skills, the right resources and the right structure around you to make that happen.” Penny Locaso defines happiness, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Hacking Happy www.hackinghappy.co
Penny Locaso Instagram
Penny Locaso LinkedIn
Penny Locaso Facebook
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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Hacking Happiness Penny Locaso

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