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ANDREW JOHNSTON- PERFORMANCE COACH-SPEAKER-ULTRAMARATHONER

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"WHEN WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO CHANGE A SITUATION, WE ARE CHALLENGED TO CHANGE OURSELVES"--VIKTOR FRANKL

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ABOUT ME

ANDREW JOHNSTON

NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
NASM-Certified 
Nutrition Coach

Ultramarathon Runner


 

HOW IT STARTED

My passion for teaching, coaching, and distance running led me to develop a leadership and personal development course titled Change through Challenge” when I was a Business Professor.

 

This was not your typical business course!

This course taught key virtues for leadership and life: resilience, persistence, courage, and grit thorugh the transformative power of running long distances.  

 

The final exam::   complete a 26.2-mile marathon...in 22 weeks. 

This course was featured in The Denver Business Journal, The Denver Post and Runner’s World Magazine and was the subject of my TEDx Talk in 2015.  

RESULTS

  • 95% of students who enrolled in the course completed the course

  • 100% of the students who participated in the race (marathon or half-marathon completed the race)

MY APPROACH FOR YOU...NOT JUST RUNNING

As an endurance athlete and NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach, I look forward to developing an individual and CUSTOM "Change through Challenge Performance Planfor you.

This is not just a fitness program.

This is a comprehensive plan to maximize your performance in all areas of your life through the tranformative power of getting in the best shape of your life.  Because a strong mind requires having a strong body.  The "hardware" must support the "software." 

The success of my program rests on integrating running / walking with a plan of progressive resistance training, proper nutrition, recovery,  and an academic component to train the mind.

 

Services

 

SPEAKING 

 

In addition to coaching, my non-traditional career path in business, academia, leadership development, and endurance training / coaching allows me to bring a unique perspective to corporate and non-profit speaking events.

 

Popular speaking topics include:

"What ultramarathon training teaches us about life"

"Developing an 'ultra' mindset...even if you never run a mile"

"Discovering your 'Why?'"

"Setting...and ACHIEVING your goals"

"Health and Wellness 101"

"I am 54 years old...never felt better.  Here's how."

"How I lost 19 lbs from NOT running!"
 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING APPEARANCES

 

  • Podcast Inteview, Decidedly! "Why Endurance Events are a Vehicle to Self-Knowledge" May 2021

  • Podcast Interview, SalesPop "What Marathon Running Can Teach Us in Our Professional Life" February 2021

  • Presenter, Indonesia Human Resources Foundation for Leadership, Annual Leadership Summit, "What Marathon Training Teaches About Leadership and Life" June 2020

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Tel: 303.501.6148

theathleteprofessor@yahoo.com

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