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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.

Lean into Inspiring Great Leaders

Jessica Kiely LinkedIn
Jessica Kiely Instagram
Jessica Kiely Facebook  
Natural Perfume Collective www.naturalperfumeco.com 
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
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RESOURCES 

Business Woman Book

 

 

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
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Mystery Of The Marie Book

active CEO Podcast #154 Michelle Gibbings I've Got A Bad Boss

active CEO Podcast #154 Michelle Gibbings I’ve Got A Bad Boss

active CEO Podcast #154 Michelle Gibbings I've Got A Bad Boss

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Michelle Gibbings about I’ve got a bad boss, building strong relationships, learning the language of business and stepping into conversations you need to have.

We also delve into influencing other people’s behaviours through our own behaviour, future proofing your career and finding the courage you need to have the real conversations.

Michelle Gibbings – I’ve Got A Bad Boss

Michelle is a workplace expert, global keynote speaker on leadership, and bestselling author of Bad Boss, step up, career leap and get career fit. She is the founder and managing director at Change Meridian, certified dare to lead facilitator, curious about bad bosses and famous for getting you ready for tomorrow, today.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Business Communications, PR and Government from Queensland University of Technology, Diploma of Management from Swinbourne University Technology, and a Masters of International Trade in Diplomacy from Monash University. Our guest has an esteemed career including Press Secretary and Public Policy Advisor for Federal Member of Parliament, Communications Manager at Mt Isa Mines, various senior management roles at ANZ and NAB Banks, and transformation management office and change director at AMP.

Michelle talks about

  • Stepping into other person’s shoes.
  • If people didn’t like me, it didn’t matter.
  • A relentless drive and energy.
  • Don’t listen to what other people say about you.
  • Coping with cultural changes in a company.
  • People not stepping into the conversations that they need to have.
  • Creating an environment your team will thrive in.
  • We all influence others by what we do.
  • The courage you need to have a conversation.
  • You cant future proof your job, but you can future proof your career.
  • What you can do to reshape your career.
  • You can’t divorce your career from your personal life.
  • How to fix the relationship dynamic.
  • What to do when I’ve Got A Bad Boss.
  • Creating psychological safety so people speak up.
  • Let my team know my weaknesses are.
  • What am I going to do to close the gap?
  • The unwillingness to listen to people to people they disagree with.
  • I need to be free to be me.

Tweets

“Why do I think they are behaving like that? What’s the pressure that they are experiencing, what is happening in the organisational system that could be challenging them, could be prompting them to think, process and act in a certain way?” Michelle Gibbings talks about improving leadership and managing Bad Bosses, on the active CEO Podcast.

“No one is going to remember the work that you did, the only thing they will remember is how you made them feel and what you’ve done to help them progress in their career.” The real impact you have as a leader with Michelle Gibbings, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Michelle Gibbings www.michellegibbings.com
Michelle Gibbings LinkedIn
Michelle Gibbings Facebook
Michelle Gibbings Instagram
Michelle Gibbings YouTube
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Bad Boss Book
Get Career Fit Book
Career Leap Book
Step Up Book

active CEO Podcast #152 Petia Kolibova It All Starts With You

active CEO Podcast #152 Petia Kolibova It All Starts With You

active CEO Podcast #152 Petia Kolibova It All Starts With You

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Petia Kolibova about it all starts with you, being unapologetically abundant, and being 100% unshakeable you.

Your energy is louder than words, overcoming your limiting beliefs, how can people live in love and your enlightenment will light up other people’s souls.

Petia Kolibova – It All Starts With You

Petia is a confidence and transformational coach, meditation teacher, fitness trainer and host of the Unapologetically Abundant podcast. The CEO of Unapologetically Abundant, Petia knows that a money mindset matters, has overcome 18 years with an eating disorder and is passionate about pairing feminine flow with strategic planning to help people to turn a side hustle into a business

She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration and Management from the College of Southern Nevada, Bachelors degree in Marketing and Management from Western Governors University and an MBA in Business, Management and Marketing from Western Governors University. Her career has included being a Business Development Manager at Saleyla. She is the founder of PK Media Solutions, Be Strong Minded and Unapologetically Abundant.

Petia talks about

  • Who am I and why am I here?
  • Her fascination with human psychology.
  • Travelling the world opens up many doors.
  • Overcoming eating disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.
  • It all starts with you.
  • The power of Human Design.
  • What our parents and grandparents can teach us.
  • If you go deep enough you will see the truth.
  • If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right.
  • Started to work on the side with a side hustle.
  • From struggling, hustling and working hard to working 3 days a week.
  • Being unapologetically yourself

Tweets

“Started to reprogram my mind with what do I want, instead of what doesn’t feel good.” Shifting your beliefs with Petia Kolibova, on the active CEO Podcast.

“If nothing ever changes in your life, are you going to be ok with that?” Petia Kolibova talks about being unapologetically abundant, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Petia Kolibova www.petiakolibova.com
Petia Kolibova Instagram
Petia Kolibova Facebook
Petia Kolibova LinkedIn
Unapologetically Abundant Women Facebook
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Unapologetically Abundant Podcast

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active CEO Podcast #151 Arash Arabi Defeat The Enemy Within

active CEO Podcast #151 Arash Arabi Defeat The Enemy Within

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Arash Arabi about defeat the enemy within, being a scrum master, servant leadership and the wise enterprise.

We also delve into  systems thinking, emotional intelligence, leadership, organisational design, and how we can inch together towards the goal line.

Arash Arabi – Defeat The Enemy Within          

Arash is a Taekwondo World Champion, Agile and Leadership Coach and a person with a passion for Emotional Intelligence. The author of The Wise Enterprise, Arash Arabi is a systems thinker, and a man who loves trying new languages and technologies.

He studied a Bachelors and Masters in Information Technology from Monash University, and a Professional Leadership Program from Motivation Matters. His career has included IT software and engineering roles with companies such as Oracle and Intrepid Travel, and has been an Agile Coach and Trainer for companies like ANZ, and nBn Australia. Now, he is the founder & CEO of Sprint Agile and is an Agile Coach for IOOF Holdings.

Arash talks about

  • Growing up in Iran during the war.
  • What’s my role in the universe
  • What would you do with all the time and money in the world?
  • Becoming a Taekwondo World Champion.
  • My superpower is endurance through everything I have done in life.
  • It’s what really makes me satisfied internally that really counts.
  • Realising that a successful person needs to understand everyone.
  • Scrum Masters being servant leaders.
  • Economical war versus a chemical war.
  • The Wise Enterprise.
  • Decision making is influenced by our emotions.
  • Leadership is a skill not a rank.
  • How everyone perceives the world to form their opinions.
  • An answer is only as good as the question

Tweets

“I couldn’t defeat the enemy within, because I was stressed, I wasn’t able to use my skills to the best of my abilities. I had all these tricks up my sleeve that I would easily be able to beat the other person. I couldn’t, as it went 10mins overtime. I couldn’t defeat the enemy within.” Arash Arabi talks about Defeat The Enemy Within, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Sprint Agile www.sprintagile.com.au
Arash Arabi LinkedIn
Arash Arabi Twitter
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

The Wise Enterprise www.wiseenterprisebook.com

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active CEO Podcast #146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change

active CEO Podcast 146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change Craig Johns High Performance Leadership

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Ciara Lancaster about reimagine change, adaptive leadership, business transformation and change management is everyone’s responsibility.

We also delve into neuroscience, human behaviour, recoding your mindset, and successful people are very good at reframing things.

Ciara Lancaster – Reimagine Change

Ciara is a Change Fatigue & Resilience Specialist, author of ‘Reimagine Change’ and has a mission to recognise and rehumanise individuals to lead change by design, not default. A curious leader, who supports people through stress management, Ciara is a potential fulfillment and legacy focused coach, a supporter of suicide prevention charity R U OK?, and a mother of two energetic boys.

She has a B.Lib Psychology & Economics from the University of Sydney, a MBA program Organisational Change Management from UNSW Business School, a Compassion Cultivation Training from Stanford University and a Modern Psychology Diploma NLP practitioner & Coach from The Mind Academy. Her career includes Sales and manager roles at NewsCorp Australia, Southern Cross Austereo and Bauer Media Group, and spent time as a Change Manager at Deloitte Australia before founding Reimagine Change.

Ciara talks about

  • Backing yourself and know that you can learn along the way.
  • Need to be adaptive leaders.
  • Her fascination for human behaviour and being curious by nature.
  • Conducting change leadership interviews at Deloitte.
  • Bouldering the responsibility when you can’t share information.
  • Understanding how different business units expose growth.
  • Alignment of business transformation and innovation.
  • Understanding what stress is.
  • Our brain is always trying to keep us safe and for survival.
  • Everyone needs a coach.
  • Rehumanise change as a leader.
  • How to recode your mind.
  • Change fatigue, compassion fatigue and accumulative fatigue.
  • Loneliness epidemic and the effects on mental health.

Tweets

“Change is not done to people, its done with people.” Ciara Lancaster talks about reimagine change, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Balancing the chaos with the calm with the contribution.” Reimagining change with  Ciara Lancaster, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Reimagine Change www.reimaginechange.com
Reimagine Change Facebook
Reimagine Change Instagram
Ciara Lancaster Facebook
Ciara Lancaster LinkedIn
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Reimagine Change Book

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active CEO Podcast 145 Legacy Your Mark On The World

active CEO Podcast #145 LEGACY Your Mark On The World

active CEO Podcast 145 Legacy Your Mark On The World

LEGACY Your Mark On The World

Legacy, we have all been put on planet earth for a reason. Why not leave it in a better place than you found it?

Having a purpose in life and aligning it to the work that you do is important if you wish to enjoy what
you do, be productive and perform at a high level. Some people have a desire to go beyond the world
they work in and leave a legacy for future generations to benefit from. CEO Legacy is all about finding
a greater purpose through a project or movement that creates a ripple effect across an area, industry
or the world.

A great example of this is Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is guided by the
belief that every life has equal value. They wish to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In
developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift
themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all
people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to
succeed in school and life.

What mark do you want to leave on the world?

What is a person’s legacy?

  • part of a person that lives on long
  • story of a person so they are not forgotten.
  • path ways or the future
  • make better decisions in life.
  • transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor.
  • creates meaning in our lives.

Everyone leaves behind a legacy after they die, but only few people leave behind a legacy worth talking about.

Examples of legacies that impacted humanity:

  • Martin Luther King jr. left behind his legacy of positive and selfless actions.
  • Adolf Hitler left behind a legacy of negativity, and destruction.
  • A grandmother’s legacy may be important her family
  • Actresses and actors legacies inspire people to do great things
  • Alexander the Great, whose conquering spirit changed the face of the ancient world
  • Marie Curie, multi-Nobel Prize winner and pioneering physicist
  • Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary and South Africa’s first black president
  • Albert Einstein created the theory of relativity
  • Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun and founder of the Missionaries of Charity.
  • Oprah Winfrey pillar of kindness and has stood for truth, education, and giving back.

A legacy is

  • the story of some ones life,
  • the things they did,
  • places they went,
  • goals they accomplished,
  • their failures,
  • a path that guides people in decisions with what to do or what not to do

A lasting legacy is all about the actions you take during your life and the way those actions affect how people remember you.

Everyone has a choice between leaving a positive legacy or a negative one. Most people never consciously choose one or the other — it just happens. But the goal for you is to make a conscious decision about the legacy you’ll leave.

DESIGN A PATH TO YOUR LEGACY

  1. What intrinsically drives you?
  2. What matters to you the most?
  3. Who do you want to impact
  4. How can you achieve this through helping and serving others?

The legacy of successful leaders lives on through the people they touch along the way. The only things you can change permanently are the hearts of the people you lead.

Think how you can Make the World a Better Place, One Life At a Time

Want To Learn More?

Check out the Break The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Break The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

Breaking The CEO Code Whitepaper Download

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active CEO Podcast 144 Bo Brabo White House Leadership Values

active CEO Podcast #144 Bo Brabo White House Leadership Values

active CEO Podcast 144 Bo Brabo White House Leadership Values

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Bo Brabo about White House Leadership Values, Zero Defect environment, leading communication teams for US President George W Bush and Barak Obama, and Presidential Quality.

We also discuss building systems and leading people within, values based leadership, constant and never ending improvement, and his new book Battlefield to the White House to The Boardroom.

Bo Brabo – White House Leadership Values

Bo is a former Presidential Communications Officer for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, who served with the US Army in Iraq, is an executive leadership coach, and the author of the book “From the Battlefield, to the White House, to the Boardroom. Known as a consummate professional, Bo is regarded for his servant and pragmatic leadership, is an inspirational keynote speaker, and believes values drives results.

His education includes an Associate of Science in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Strayer University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has held Director roles in Human Resources with the US Army, Whitehouse Communications Agency, SimVentions, Permuta Technologies, Advantia Health and National Spine and Pain Centres. As an entrepreneur he has founded Brabo West Inc., Hail Media Group Ltd and the Bo and Luke Show Podcast.

Bo talks about:

  • Learn to follow so you can show empathy for those you lead.
  • Supporting a community of 16,000 people overseas.
  • Leading in crisis while in the Iraq combat zone.
  • White House Leadership Values.
  • The reintegration process from Iraq to USA being similar to returning to office after COVID.
  • Prep the battlefield to ensure you exercise, hydrate and eat well
  • Redeployment of athletes, musicians and pilots during COVID
  • Leading communication teams for US President George W Bush and Barak Obama
  • Trust people on the team to get the job done.
  • Modified plan of attack, be ready and agile.
  • Differences in leadership between Presidents George W Bush and Barak Obama
  • Influence, persuade and mobilise followers
  • Get people of different opinions to talk about why they believe a certain way.
  • Culture is a result of Behaviours + Time X number of People in the organisation.
  • Why values matter and drive results.
  • Brabo Centre Of Excellence opening in January 2021.
  • How do I change the tides and turn the HR professionals into leaders?

Tweets

“Are you creating that playbook for the next time it comes?” Bo Brabo talks about the importance of debriefs and the after action review, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Culture is an outcome. It is a result of… Behaviours plus Time multiplied by Everyone in the organisation. That is your culture.” Bo Brabo showcases a simple culture formula, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Bo Brabo www.robertbrabo.com
Bo Brabo Instagram
Bo Brabo Twitter
Bo Brabo LinkedIn
Bo & Luke Show Podcast www.theboandlukeshow.com
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

BOOK – From the battlefield to the whitehouse to the boardroom Robert “Bo” Brabo

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#140 – Dr Amir Rashidian (Mid Atlantic Chiropractor) The Stressproof Life Link
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