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.
Thriving in Business with Faith: Practical Solutions and Resilient Leadership in Challenging Times
In this episode of The Influential Christian Entrpreneur with Francine Sinclair, she delved deep into the intersection of faith and business, and discussed valuable insights that can help entrepreneurs navigate crises effectively. Here are 3 key takeaways from her enlightening conversation with John:
Sharing beliefs should be an organic part of everyday conversations. It's not about lecturing or imposing beliefs on others, but rather deepening relationships and exploring faith in a safe and appropriate context. By living out our faith authentically, we can inspire and positively impact those around us.
Values are at the core of effective leadership. Our beliefs shape our thinking, which in turn forms the foundation of our values. It's crucial for leaders to have conviction in their beliefs and be willing to share them with their teams. This openness fosters a sense of purpose and can lead to transformational growth.
Building a solid support system is essential. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your values and understand the challenges of living out your faith in the marketplace. Seek out colleagues and collaborators who can provide encouragement and guidance, and consider investing in discipleship coaching to continually grow and thrive in both your personal and professional life.
You can hear the full conversation HERE
Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Growth in Crisis
In this episode of Show Up As A Leader with Dr. Rosie Ward, you will LOVE the conversation with @John Robertson and @Rosie Ward on navigating a VUCA world, prioritizing self-care, and finishing well. They discuss the power of crisis, defining our values, and the importance of authenticity.
Here are 3 key takeaways for you:
- Crisis can be a catalyst for change: Rather than fearing or avoiding crisis, embrace it as an opportunity to push past comfort zones and grow.
- Define your values and live by them: Take the time to clarify your core values and ensure your actions align with them.
- Embrace vulnerability and authenticity: Show up as your true self, flaws, and scars included.
Listen to the full podcast episode for a deeper dive into these topics and more!
You can hear the full conversation HERE
How to Manage Crisis at Work
In this episode of The HR Hub with Andrea Adams, she and John discuss the complex nature of managing a crisis at work. Maybe there's a catastrophe, but maybe it's a smaller event that has emotionally impacted many employees. Both are crises.
The HR Hub is a podcast for ambitious HR professionals! With the help of Andrea's expert HR guests, she aims to help you learn about all facets of Human Resource Management so when 'that' situation arises you have some knowledge and even skill to draw on. Her guests provide tricks and tips you can apply immediately as well as insight into strategy to get you thinking about the future. What you learn, will help you advance your HR career.
Thriving Through Change: Values-Driven Leadership
In this episode of Good Business, Clay and John as they discuss the importance of values in the workplace, the "hot water teabag effect," and how to create an environment where people want to work. Learn from John's wisdom as he shares his unique, solution-focused strategies for defining the new norm and thriving through change. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight from a true expert in the field of values-based leadership, and discover how John provides "leadership that people can follow through storms."
One Workplace, Five Generations: Tips for Resolving Conflicts
In Episode 55 of Barclay Damon Live: Labor & Employment Podcast, Ari and John explore workplace relations, discussing some common situations that arise and offering practical, actionable information for the listeners
Are You Afraid to Lead?
Are you intimidated by the thought of leading others? It’s a lot of responsibility, and it certainly isn’t getting any easier. In today’s episode of Soar Higher, Jason talks with John about leadership.
Transform Discussions of Crisis and Resilience
In this episode of the MVP Business Podcast Steph Silver speaks with John about developing resilience through the crisis. John shares life-changing wisdom on transforming crisis situations into golden opportunities for personal and organizational growth.
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 in both good times and bad.
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 well-being 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!
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.
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.
Why EAPs Don't Work
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 Manage Smarter podcast, 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
Connect with Manage Smarter Hosts
- Website: ManageSmarter.com
- LinkedIn: Audrey Strong
- LinkedIn: C. Lee Smith
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The Event Is NEVER The Real Crisis with David Russell
“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, on the Manage 2 Win podcast, 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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Leveraging Crisis with Cory & Logan
John discusses Leveraging Crisis and Change by building a values-anchored culture on the Principles Podcast.
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.
Cory and Logan can be found here:
Run Toward The Roar with Phil Gerbyshak
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.
Phil Gerbyshak can be found here:
The Encouragement - based approach with Tony Richards
Tony Richards podcast, Better Than Before, 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 John discussed the encouragement-based approach and corporate and organizational culture. John provided five great quotes to energize your week.
Check it out!
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Developing Trust as a Leader with Mary Lou Kayser
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, on Play Your Position, John Robertson, is determined to turn that trend around so trust is not…
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