In this episode, our host, Drew Soleyn, sits down with Nick Jonsson, a passionate business leader, bestselling author, keynote speaker, podcast host, and award-winning entrepreneur. Nick is also a loving father to a 14-year-old son.
Nick shares his personal journey of experiencing isolation and loneliness, reaching a rock bottom, and finding a way to rebuild his life. He opens up about the challenges he faced, from a successful career that left him feeling unsatisfied to a failing marriage and a battle with addiction. Nick’s story is one of resilience and personal growth, as he sought help, transformed his life, and became an advocate for mental, emotional, and physical health.
The episode focuses on the importance of building strong relationships, being open and transparent with our loved ones, and the impact our actions have on our children. Nick shares how his current relationship with his son is founded on honesty, deep conversations, and creating a safe space for him to express his thoughts and concerns. He also discusses his revised parenting style, incorporating coaching questions and allowing his son to make decisions while providing guidance.
Additionally, Nick emphasizes the significance of seeking support when facing challenges as fathers. He encourages openness and having close friends, mentors, and coaches. Nick’s experience of participating in recovery meetings, where he found sympathetic support and a space for open conversation, serves as a reminder that there are numerous anonymous support organizations available for those in need.
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About Nick Jonsson:
Nick is the Co-Founder and MD of one of Asia’s premiere networking organizations, EGN. He built a caring community that provides hundreds of executives and business owners a safe haven to share their challenges, and receive support and learn from each other.
Beyond his role with EGN, Nick is an acclaimed keynote speaker and executive coach, empowering individuals to unlock their utmost potential. Moreover, he is a world-class IRONMAN triathlon age-group athlete, ranking in the top 1% globally in 2021, and actively contributes as a fundraiser and volunteer for suicide prevention and anonymous 12-step programs.
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