197: The Leadership Pause: From Intention to Purpose - Chris Johnson
Work From The Inside Out
Dr. Chris Johnson says we need new ways of working with each other, in our businesses, and with our own stresses. And she maintains that can be built on intentional, deliberate practice which … starts with a Pause. Chris grew up on a farm in a small town in central Illinois. Both her parents built successful small businesses and were actively engaged in their community. Yet conflict was a daily staple in their home. While Chris felt completely loved by her parents, their relationship was filled with tensions that often turned into yelling. From a very young age onward, Chris wondered how she could help people get along better with one another. Chris studied psychology in college. She went on to earn a master’s in social work and worked in community mental health with children and families for eight years. During that time, Chris’ sister was sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home. That event changed Chris’ life. She devoted the next twenty-plus years to helping people heal from severe trauma. At thirty, Chris wanted to deepen her clinical skills, so she enrolled in a Psy.D. program in clinical psychology. In this five-year program, she was able to expand her facility with trauma treatment and mindfulness techniques. She also had an interest in business and wanted to apply her clinical skills in professional settings to help leaders thrive. Today, Chris is the founder of Q4 consulting, where she partners with individuals and organizations to design and implement training programs that access intuition, surface internalized patterns and mindsets, and address roadblocks inherent in change. Chris and her team support professionals at all levels to build the capacity, compassion, and resilience needed to thrive as leaders. Chris challenges and supports leaders ready to embark on integrating life and work in sustainable, fulfilling ways. In this week’s Work From The Inside Out podcast, learn more about Chris’ journey: Chris is the author of the new book, The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future. When she isn't working, you'll find Chris in her garden, making art, hiking or skiing the slopes, listening to jazz or at the aikido dojo practicing the art of peace. Learn more and connect with Chris here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drchrisljohnson https://www.facebook.com/Q4ConsultingInc https://q4-consulting.com/
"I'm about 70 to 90 days depending on the snow".Could you imagine dedicating your life to your sport?What would you be willing to give up to make your dreams happen?Chris Johnson has not always been a backcountry sledder. Did you know, he actually cut his teeth on the mountains on a board! Such a cool background he brings into this story. There are so many twists and turns that we take during our lives and Chris has found himself like so many others, loving his riding lifestyle in the backcountry! You'll be surprised the line of work he is in that allows him to spend so much time in the backcountry. We choose what we want in our lives. I strongly believe there are few that have those choices taken from each of us. Typically we rob ourselves on what we can truly achieve in our industry. If you apply yourself, get out and do the work, you will find out quickly that you can achieve your goals and dreams. Don't rob yourself of pushing yourself, getting out of your comfort zone and get out there and ride!Join The Action Sports Club at ASCARMY.COM/PODCAST so you too can land sponsors and spend more time riding.
Transitioning to FULL TIME & SCALING Your Business w/ Chris Johnson
Under Pressure Podcast
In this episode, Jake talks Chris Johnson, the owner of Rivertown ProWash! Chris has been apart of the pressure washing industry since 2007, working part time for 9 years before he decided to go all in. In 2019, Chris left the corporate world and went FULL TIME pressure washing! Tune in to learn how Chris has been able to scale his business at a super fast rate and how he plans to achieve his big goals in the future! If you own a home service company that accepts credit cards from customers, reach out to our sponsor Pair Payments to learn how to increase your profitability by eliminating your merchant processing fees! Visit www.pairpayments.com to learn more.
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