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One of the greatest honours I have been given is the opportunity to encourage others and share insights I have been taught or allowed to learn.

I have been blessed to be a guest on several podcasts. I hope you review, then listen as these hosts invest in their listeners, like you.

Enjoy, be encouraged, then encourage others.

Can You Build a Crisis-Proof Workplace?

In this episode of Happiness at Work with Elisa Tuijnderm, John and Elisa discuss building a crisis-proof workplace by having successful leaders who work proactively to create a positive workplace culture and embrace forward-thinking problem-solving strategies and employee well-being, both good times and bad.

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Find Your Stride In The New Norm

In this episode of the Rat Race Reboot with Laura Noel,  she has a conversation with Workforce Wellness Expert and Culture Alignment Specialist, John Robertson. John is here to offer some strategies for how we can manage our wellbeing and stress levels and our capacity to be resilient in this “new norm” (post covid environment).


The Corporate Bartender - Run Toward The Roar

On this Episode of The Corporate Bartender, Eric and Lori talk to John about treating crisis in the workplace from a root-cause perspective.  John’s an AMAZING person, his approach is different, and it just flat out works. This conversation was a blast, and we think you’re gonna dig it!

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Mastering Relationship Management and Leadership Wellness

In this Episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have John Robertson, a workforce wellness expert and culture alignment specialist with over 30 years of experience helping organizations and individuals navigate crises. He works with forward-thinking organizations and Leaders to transform their traditional crisis response, reframe wellness practically, develop a refined approach to mental wellness, and create Leaders and workforces that are engaged and thriving.

Listen in to learn how crisis exposes the need for authenticity and transparency in the workplace today. You will also learn how to define your attitudes, beliefs, and connections to understand the meaning of leadership wellness.


Transform Crisis and Change into an Opportunity to Thrive

In this episode of Criminal Justice Evolution, Patrick Fitzgibbons discusses, John’s book, “Running Toward The Roar”.  Instead of treating roars, storms, or crises as something to react to or try to avoid, we can plan for them so that we respond instead of reacting. Sometimes the theme of resilience, well-being, and thriving becomes so clinical, theoretical, or pie-in-the-sky that it is not practical or helpful. Like so many educational approaches, oftentimes, the approach tends to be a transfer of information rather than a transformation.


Workforce Wellness

In this episode of Forged by Trust, we discuss when Heartbreak and Trauma strike it impacts all aspects of life. But, focusing on the past isn’t the path forward. So, tune into this episode and discover how John Robertson uses a future-focused encouragement model and coaches people through trauma by “Running Toward the Roar.”


Coaching For Leaders

On this episode of the Trench Leadership podcast with Simon Kardnyl, we speak with John Robertson. Passio Fidelis, or, passionate faithfulness. The ability to be true to yourself and your goals as you lead.

This phrase is the guiding principle that our guest uses as he coaches leaders from the trenches, helping them be the most effective and robust leaders possible

And so, in this episode, you’ll hear from John Robertson, a fellow Canadian, Ottawa resident, and (Founder and President of FORTLOG Services), who will offer advice and practical tools to help emerging leaders be their best coaches, ensuring we can all be passionately faithful to, and for, our teams.


Leadership Behaviors during a crisis Or Change

In this episode of Leading Through Crisis podcast with Celine Williams, Workforce Wellness and Culture Alignment Specialist, John Robertson, talks to us about facing a crisis or change head-on. He provides a lot of great visuals around leading through crisis or change, and makes some interesting observations about today’s workplace and workforce.



Workforce wellness and culture alignment

Given the current social, economic, and political climate, our mental health is more important than ever. In this episode of the Greatness podcast with Dr. Gretchen Gagel, we welcome John Robertson, CEO of Fortlog Services and an expert on workplace wellness, who discusses the importance of employees’ mental health and how it affects the success of our business and organization.

humanizing the conversation

This episode of Let’s Talk HR with Leighann Lovely and John Robertson, not only made me laugh until I cried, but he also taught me a great deal. John is a brilliant man that founded FORTLOG Services. He is a coach, guide, and facilitator as well as the Author of Run Toward the Roar. John specializes in Workforce Wellness and Culture Alignment. This is a conversation that you should tune into!

Transforming Your Crisis Response

This episode of The Leadership Habit Podcast, Jenn DeWall sat down with John Robertson to talk about how to transform your traditional crisis response.  John leverages a values-anchored ethos as a leadership development specialist helping organizations and individuals to define the new norm and thrive. And I hope you enjoy the conversation, is John and Jenn talk about how you can transform your traditional crisis response by running toward the roar.

Over the years, John has gained extensive and diverse experiences working with Indigenous peoples [First Nations], first responders, small-medium businesses, non-profits, churches, communities, municipalities, educational, health care, families, and EAPs. John’s qualifications include Conversational IQ™, psychological health and safety advisor, ICF coach, Resilient Leadership, crisis intervention instructor, numerous psychometric tools, Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Certified grief counsellor, and a Masters and Bachelors degrees.

In this podcast for managers, Audrey, Lee and John discuss:

  • The 4 D Process for Organizational Transformation
  • Why wellness is more than being sick
  • Why EAPs don’t work

“Wouldn’t it be great to move out of a constant reactive leadership state and into a proactive one where your initiatives are leadership endorsed and supported AND personnel driven?”– John Robertson

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“Captain Crisis” is what some people might call John Robertson because companies pick up their “red Batphone” and call him when they have a people problem.

As a Culture Alignment Specialist, John has an interesting perspective on workforce wellness.  He develops an encouragement-based approach, resolving root workplace causes as opposed to treating crises and transition in the workplace symptomatically.  Each is customized based on the needs of the client.

His goal is not to reinvent the mental health wheel but instead implement actionable problem-solving strategies to gain results.  For leaders, this means you learn how to be a person your people want to follow through storms.

John likes to say, “the ‘event’ is never the real crisis.”  If you have recurring people issues in your organization or want to avoid them, join David as he talks with John about how he works with companies to transform their traditional crisis response and strengthen their cultural leadership style.

This great conversation challenges us to think more carefully, and long-term, about the different types of crises that affect our employees, not just our organizations.

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John discusses Leveraging Crisis and Change by building a values anchored culture.

This must-listen-to episode discusses what it’s like to lead during uncertainty. We discuss the role faith plays in leading from wisdom. I know you will be encouraged by our conversation.

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When a “roar” happens in life, there are normal fight, flight, freeze, and appease reactions, but what would happen if we ran toward the roar instead of merely reacting?

Instead of treating roars, storms, or crises as something to react to or try to avoid, we can plan for them so that we respond instead of reacting. Sometimes the theme of resilience, well-being, and thriving becomes so clinical, theoretical, or pie-in-the-sky that it is not practical or helpful. Like so many educational approaches, oftentimes, the approach tends to be a transfer of information rather than transformation.

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Tony Richards podcast is designed to provide top business insights, fresh perspectives from world-class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before.

Tony and I discussed the encouragement-based approach and corporate and organizational culture. I provided five great quotes to energize your week.

 Check it out!

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Trust has never been more important and yet… these days, trust in leadership has eroded significantly. From employees to citizens, too many of us have become jaded about what people in positions of leadership are — or aren’t — doing. Today’s guest, John Robertson, is determined to turn that trend around so trust is not…

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