We are carrying the message of Executive Loneliness across the world! Yesterday, the Managing Director of EGN Singapore, Nick Jonsson, had the privilege of speaking on the Philippines TV Channel, ANC to discuss the issue.
INDVSTRVS: Executives Global Network Managing Director Singapore Nick Jonsson says business leaders are suffering increased levels of depression, anxiety and isolation during the coronavirus crisis and shares methods executives can use to safeguard mental health and well-being. INDVSTRVS (in-dust-rus) website. NDVSTRVS is a combination of industry + us.
CHANTAL SAJAN: Two years ago, Mr Nick Jonsson’s life hit rock bottom. He had just reached the summit and landed the job of managing director of EGN Singapore in January 2018. To all appearances, he seemed to be enjoying the trappings of a successful C-suite executive.
HELMI YUSOF | The Peak: The Solitude of Success. Senior executives under immense pressure to excel have few avenues to vent their fears and frustrations. Leaders hide struggles.
MONEY FM 89.3: Join Glenn Van Zutphen (MONEY FM) as he speaks to Nick Jonsson, Managing Director, EGN Singapore about mental health and overcoming executive loneliness.
HELMI YUSOF: AS COMPANIES WORK through the Covid-19 outbreak, one man worries about the mental health impact it might have on the C-suite executives steering them. He knows the financial stress a crisis like this puts on businesses. When Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, his F&B company lost 50 percent of its revenue for nine months, forcing him to eventually sell his entire business to a competitor.
Back in November 2011 I attended a seminar in Saigon delivered by professional development trainer Brian Tracy. At the time I was unfit and overweight, but inspired by the talk I decided to set myself a number of disciplined health, fitness and career goals. My immediate focus was on losing weight and getting into shape. After a year of gradually stepping up my exercise regime I decided to take the plunge and signed up for 10km race and then a half marathon (21km).
On April 13, 2014 I completed my first IRONMAN 70.3 (Half IRONMAN). The race consisted of a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride and a 21km run. After a grueling seven hours, 13 minutes and 15 seconds beneath a clear blue sky in sweltering 35 degree heat I managed to cross the finish line. As I did so I collapsed in enormous pain, screaming at the top of my lungs.
Set Goals. Achieve them. Set Bigger Goals. Achieve them too. Repeat. On 27 July this year I completed my first ever marathon. This goal was achieved just eight months after running my first 10km race, something doctors once said would never happen because of a severe Achilles tendon injury.