Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Growth in Crisis with John Robertson

John Robertson, Founder and President of FORTLOG Services, is an expert in leadership and crisis management. With a background in psychology, he has been instrumental in reshaping and redefining the concept of crises within the American Psychological Association. He joins Dr. Rosie Ward for a thought-provoking conversation about the power of crisis, defining our values, and living authentically in a world often clouded by filters and fear. From rethinking our approach to crises to learning from unexpected sources, this episode is packed with valuable insights on personal growth, leadership, and the importance of true connection.

Guest Info

John Robertson, Founder and President of FORTLOG Services

John Robertson is one of the leading Coaches, Consultants, and Speakers that Leaders in the workplace look to when things start to feel like they are falling apart due to issues with their staff, support systems, and company ethos (character and habit-driven behaviors that either make or break an organization during times of crisis). Learn more about his THRIVE-based books, training, and resources.

Driven by recognizing the strength in others and a deep-seated faith in their ability to find their way through even the most challenging times, John creates an intensely inspiring environment for recovery, optimization, and triumph.

With over 30 years of experience leading large groups through his involvement in the church alongside shepherding public-service organizations (such as Townships, Firefighters, Police, and First Responders) through their points of crisis and transition, John is counted on time and time again as the steady voice of reason during even the most challenging of storms.

Show Notes

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Crisis can be a catalyst for change
  • Define your values and live by them
  • Embrace vulnerability and authenticity

[10:08] Shared values, behavioral guideposts, and support.

[18:47] Crisis requires change; define your passion.

[22:02] Values must be defined and aligned with behaviors.

[26:19] The importance of personal branding and character.

[29:28] Our filtered online personas lack authenticity.

[33:55] Manifests behaviors, conversation interrupted.

[36:02] Self-limiting mindset, criticism, personal reflection, resilience.

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