James Greenshields, the founder of the Resilient Leaders Foundation based in Australia, joins me on my podcast to share his inspiring story. James was a commanding officer in the Australian military who led a combat team of over 100 soldiers into a war zone 15 years ago. Having experienced firsthand the devastating impact that war can have, James developed PTSD and major depression that almost cost him his life. However, he was able to do the deep internal work needed to not only work his way through the recovery process, but to become a beacon of hope for others suffering from mental illness and PTSD. As a result, James and his wife, Kirsty, created the Resilient Leaders Foundation and have devoted themselves to building an organisation that provides people with the skills, resources and structures to lead and collaborate in order to thrive and flourish.
James is a man with a huge heart and a vision to match, and one of his favourite sayings is “we haven’t hit the causal issue yet …” His experience with Post Traumatic Stress, after serving in Iraq, set him on a path to learn all he could about healing the ‘causal issues’. The success of his healing journey is evident, and he describes himself as a man who lives with post-traumatic growth!
As the Lead Facilitator for Men’s Wellbeing at Resilient Leaders Foundation, James is intensely passionate about assisting others reach their highest potential, and his mentoring and teaching programs are transformational, to say the least.
James’ ability to ask the hard questions, his extensive leadership experience in challenging environments, and his affable manner mean organisations love his workshops.
James is an inspiring and engaging public speaker, with a reputation to move an audience to tears within the first few minutes of a presentation. He will always encourage listeners to lead from the heart by oozing this quality himself.
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Special thanks to Bronx based band Conversing with Oceans and Alex Bondarev for creating the podcast music.