ANDREW JOHNSTON-EDUCATOR-SPEAKER-ULTRAMARATHONER

 

speaking topics

Performance Coaching

I have discovered that distance training is the best vehicle for building the mental toughness and courage (an ultramarathoner’s mindset) to face today’s personal and professional challenges.

I look forward to building a customized plan for you to develop an “ultra mindset.” Even if you don’t choose to run 50 miles as the principles and methodology are the same.  We will work together to build a  health and wellness plan and develop consistent mental strategies to develop an “ultramarathoner mindset” to possess a strong body and clarity of mind to take your organization, career and personal life to the next level.

 

Career Coaching

A career transition should be more than just a search for “a job.”  As the name implies, it should be just that:  a TRANSITION. 

A time of taking stock of your experience, talents and accomplishments.

So you can choose, decide and ultimately commit to the next chapter in your career. 

And your life.

As an experienced executive career coach and ultramarathon runner, I look forward to working with you in creating a professional communication strategy including a customized executive resume, powerful Linked-In site and provide thorough interview preparation. 

In addition, as a career search can often be a battle for the mind, as with my executive coaching clients,  I will assist you with health and wellness strategies and discuss mental strategies to develop an “ultramarathoner mindset” so you can execute a search with a strong body and clarity of mind.

ABOUT ME

ANDREW JOHNSTON

Andrew Johnston is a business professor, performance coach, and ultramarathon runner.  Among his achievements as a professor is the creation and development of a unique, life-changing course entitled “Change through Challenge.”  As students train for the final exam, a 26.2 mile marathon, THEY MASTER KEY VIRTUES FOR LEADERSHIP AND LIFE: resilience, persistence, courage, and GRIT.  The course has been featured in various publications such as The Denver Business Journal, The Denver Post and Runner’s World Magazine. Also see Andrew’s TEDx Talk on the course which has been viewed over 100,000 times.

 

Andrew’s teaching and coaching skills are not confined to his work in higher education; he has coached hundreds of clients through career transitions as a former consultant for a global outplacment consulting firm and given numerous keynote addresses.  In addition, he has twenty years of experience in private industry, including key roles in two business start-ups. 

 

As an athlete, Andrew has competed in numerous marathons and ultramarathons, including the Chase the Moon 12-Hour Endurance Run, the Leadville Marathon, the Leadville Silver Rush 50 Run, and recent attempts at the Leadville 100 Trail Run.

 

Andrew’s background in business and ultramarathon running allow him to bring a unique perspective to corporate and non-profit audiences and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to realize their dreams and see how the principles of completing a 50-mile race at 10,000 feet relate to their job or life.

 
 

PERFORMANCE COACHING

How do you build peak performance in you and your team when the body and mind are exhausted and undisciplined? Instead of a book or seminar that talks THEORY about building peak performance, let's actually DO IT--by lacing up and training for a MARATHON! It's less expensive and MORE EFFECTIVE for building the GRIT, RESILIENCE and MINDSET and teams! (see my TEDx Talk ). While you may not train for a marathon, we can use the PRINCIPLES of marathon training in building the body and mind for peak performance.

• When I developed the "Change through Challenge" course (the only Management course to be featured in Runner's World Magazine!), I utilized a winning formula to take adult learners from non-runner to marathon finisher in 22-weeks to learn life skills for leadership! (See Runner's World Article above)

RESULTS: 
► 22 weeks: students go from "non-runner" to marathon completer!
► 95% of students enrolled in course complete the course!
► 100% of the students that go to the race (marathon or half-marathon) have finished the race!

• I look forward to using this formula to help YOU develop an “ultramarathoner mindset” and reach your professional, personal and athletic goals, whether you’re training for your first 5k or your first 50 mile ultramarathon. 

• We will work together to develop a custom training plan and mental strategies that will result in strength and clarity, enabling you to take your organization, career, and personal life to the next level.

 

CAREER COACHING

A career transition should be more than just a search for “a job.”  As the name implies, it should be just that:  a TRANSITION. 

A time of taking stock of your experience, talents and accomplishments.

So you can choose, decide and ultimately commit to the next chapter in your career. 

And your life.

As an experienced executive career coach and ultramarathon runner, I look forward to working with you in creating a professional communication strategy including a customized executive resume, polished Linked-In site and powerful interview preparation.

 

In addition, I will assist you with health and wellness strategies and discuss mental strategies to develop an “ultramarathoner mindset” so you can execute a search with a strong body and clarity of mind.

 

 

 

The Ultramarathon Mindset:” Speaking Topics

My background in business, athletics and academia allow me to bring a unique and personal perspective to classroom and corporate audiences to demonstrate how the principles of developing grit and determination for a 50-mile trail run at 10,000 feet apply in leadership and in life!!

 

* Developing ULTRA GRIT and RESLIENCE

* ULTRA goal-setting

 

* Overcoming ULTRA-type obstacles

* Helping your team find PASSION in their work

These are just a few samples of the popular seminar and / or  keynote  speaking topics Andrew  can create and tailor for your organization.

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING APPEARANCES

 

  • UPCOMING: Keynote Presenter, Rocky Mountain Area Conference, “Life’s Best Teacher: Run a Marathon!” September 2018

  • Presenter, Rocky Mountain Area Conference. "Job Search Survival Guide: How to Find the Job You REALLY Want!" September 2017

  • Keynote speaker, Colorado State Classified Employees Meeting, "What We Do Matters." January 2017

  • Presenter, Two Year / Four Year Conference. “The Best First Year Experience? Run a Marathon.” September 2016Presenter, Two Year / Four Year Conference. “The Best First Year Experience? Run a Marathon.” September 2016

  • Speaker, UC Synergetic. "Finding Passion in Your Work." June 2016

  • Keynote speaker, Colorado Adult Education Professional Association (CAEPA) Conference. "Moving Forward with Innovation, Opportunity and Action." October 2015

  • Presenter, TEDxMile High Youth Event.  Ideas Unbridled. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/What-is-the-Best-Business-Educa April 2015

  • Volunteer keynote speaker at various Red Rocks Community College Student Government and Student Leadership events 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Interview, Runner’s World Magazine, http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/the-business-of-marathon-training, January 2014

  • Interview, The Denver Business Journal, http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/broadway_17th/2014/06/marathon-training-class-at-red-rocks-community.html?page=2 June 2014

  • Guest appearance, 710 KNUS “Colorado Issues” with Tom Moller discussing pilot course at Red Rocks Community College called “Change Through Challenge”  to boost student retention / performance.  January 6, 2013

  • Interview, The Denver Post (Your Hub), Red Rocks Business Course Culminates in Marathon, November 2012.

  • Interview, The Lakewood Sentinel, Running the Life Marathon, December 4, 2012.

  • Creator / author, http://theathleteprofessor.blogspot.com/  2012

  • Volunteer guest speaker, Denver Jobs Network, The Lay-Off Survival Guide, March 2011, 2012

  • Volunteer guest speaker, Arapahoe Douglas Workforce Center, The Lay-Off Survival Guide, multiple appearances 2011

  • Guest columnist, The Denver Business Journal, Making the Leap for Balance, January 16, 2009.

  • Guest appearances at 6am, 9pm and 10pm on 9News, Job Search Strategies, March 15, 2009, Denver, Colorado.

  • Guest appearance on nationally-syndicated radio show 630 KHOW “The Troubleshooter with Tom Martino”, Top 10 Job Search Strategies in Today’s Economy, February 11, 2009, Denver, Colorado.

  • Guest speaker, The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, What Employers Want in Today’s Job Market, November 2008, Denver, Colorado.

CONTACT ME

Tel: 303.501.6148

theathleteprofessor@yahoo.com

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ANDREW JOHNSTON
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