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#17 Patrick Kidd OBE Invictus Games Healing Power of Purpose

Patrick Kidd OBE - CEO Invictus Games Patrick Kidd OBE is a highly experienced, meticulous and humble leader who has successfully transitioned from serving in the Armed Services to becoming an impressive CEO on debut. He has a lifelong love of learning and professional development with a Masters of Arts at the Cranfield School of Management, MBA at the Open University, Diploma inSecurity Services at Deakin University and completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company...


#16 Liza Pavlakos Adversity Transforms Lives

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,...


#15 Michael Sewards All Aboard the SkyBus

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...


#14 Jamin Heppell & Jen Ziegner Leading From the Mountain Tops

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.


#13 Chris Dean Disrupting the Energy Spectrum

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.


#12 Kate Palmer Changing the Game

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...


#11 Tim Cosulich Navigating the Global Family Business

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.


#10 Ndidi Nnoli Edozien Magic Happens Outside the Comfort Zone

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...


#9 Mike DeNoma Creating an Earthquake

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...


#8 Mike DeNoma Your Strengths Are What Energise You

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...


#7 Trina Gordon Recruiting the World’s Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, we delve into what it takes to be a leading global CEO, how a client-centric focus enhances Boyden, the importance of diversity in the search executive industry, what female CEO’s bring to companies, why work life integration is vital to the success of CEO’s, and we take an in-depth look at the CEO interview process.


#6 Indiran Padayachee Winning Only Matters – active CEO Podcast

Ben and Craig delve into the performance and precision mind of Indiran Padayachee as they discuss immigrating from South Africa to Australia, working in Toyota, leading Rentcorp, allowing people to mistakes, investing in your competitors, innovation through diversification of staff, being an active CEO and why racing Porsche GT Cup cars is his ‘Golf” outlet.


#5 Suzie Hoitink Enemy of a Great Life is a Good One

Ben and Craig enjoy an insightful and thought-provoking discussion with Suzie Hoitink about leading an active and healthy lifestyle by example, successfully taking a new idea to market, the impact Rob de Castella has recently had on her life, finding the confidence to step out of a comfortable life, managing a successful partnership with her husband and how she leads an active CEO lifestyle.


#4 Rene Zondag People Are Our Greatest Asset

Ben and Craig have a thought-provoking and enjoyable discussion with Rene Zondag about why People Are Our Greatest Assets, the beauty of teaching and coaching, managing different culture environments, dealing with rejection, hiring humble people and how he leads an active CEO lifestyle.


#3 Anne Gripper 6 C’s of Leadership

Ben and Craig have a thought-provoking and enjoyable discussion with Anne Gripper about her 6 C’s of leadership, sport as a vehicle for social cohesion, connecting a disenfranchised triathlon community, changing the culture of cycling at UCI and how she leads an active CEO lifestyle.


#2 active CEO Intro Part 2

Ben and Craig expand on the active CEO Podcast, and take the active and healthy lifestyle to another level.


#1 active CEO Intro Part 1

Ben Gathercole and Craig Johns introduce you to the active CEO Podcast and share some powerful tips on how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. They have more than 50 years combined experience working in performance coaching and leadership roles. They understand the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle, and are now sharing their insights and enlightening people how to become better leaders through a brand new concept, corporate periodisation.