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Presilience® Podcast

Presilience® Podcast

By Joe Saunders
The Presilience® Podcast is the official audio home of the Risk 2 Solution Group. On this podcast we talk all things risk, leadership, high performance and Presilience® to assist you in #ProtectingWhatCounts
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Ep10. Former FBI Special Agent Robin Dreeke on Building a Culture of Trust
Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST.  Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well as small companies in every aspect of their business. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his consultancy, People Formula, for quick results and maximum success.   He is the author of three books:  It's Not All About "Me": The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone    Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction    The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed    In this episode, Robin gives his best tips for building trust in an organisation or team.  Get 25% off all of Robin's online products at and enter the coupon code presilience25
September 1, 2021
Ep9. Lance Hockridge on risk-based decision making, leadership and culture
Lance Hockridge is a globally experienced manufacturing, logistics and transportation executive.   He has nearly 40 years’ experience in the transportation and heavy industrial sectors in Australia and the United States with BHP Billiton, BlueScope Steel and Aurizon. Lance retired as Managing Director & CEO of Aurizon in November, 2016 after he successfully lead the privatisation of Aurizon and separation from Queensland Rail.   Lance was a member of the Business Council of Australia. He was a private sector member of the Australian Government’s Department of Defence Gender Equality Advisory Board and is a founding member of Queensland’s “Male Champions of Change” group. He was Deputy Chairman of the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council.  Lance was the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious UN Empowerment Award in March 2016.   He is also the Chairman of The Salvation Army’s Queensland Advisory Council.  In this interview, Lance shares with us his take on risk-based decision making, leadership, culture and getting the most out of people even in times of stress.
September 1, 2021
Ep8. Crisis-Ready with Melissa Agnes
Founder and CEO of the Crisis Ready Institute, creator of the Crisis Ready Model, and author of "Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World", Melissa Agnes is a recognized leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is a coveted speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today's leading organizations faced with the greatest risks.   As a strategic advisor and keynote speaker, Melissa Agnes has worked with NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, financial firms, technology companies, healthcare organizations, cities and municipalities, law enforcement agencies, global non-profits, and many others, helping them understand risk and build invincible brands that can withstand even the most devastating of events.   A university guest lecturer, Agnes teaches crisis management in university courses around the world, including at NYU, Columbia and McGill. Her book and Crisis ReadyTM Model are globally recognized as having elevated industry best practice and are currently taught in dozens of higher education courses around the world, including at Harvard University and by Homeland Security.   Agnes currently sits on the panel tasked with developing the International Standard for Crisis Management— Guidelines for developing a strategic capability, ISO 22361. She also sits on the Police Professional Standards, Ethics and Image Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); and on the Global Advisory Council for The Institute for Strategic Risk Management (ISRM), an entity established to help world leaders understand, evaluate and strategically prepare for rising global risks.   In 2015, Agnes gave a TEDx talk in Los Angeles where she discussed the secret to successful crisis management in the 21st century. She is also the editor of the Crisis Ready Blog, the host of the Invincible Brand Podcast, a contributor to Forbes, and a go-to source for the press, with recent coverage including the Wall Street Journal, Vox, VIBE Magazine, USA Today, and many others.
September 1, 2021
Ep7. Dr David Rubens of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management
Dr David Rubens DSyRM, CSyP, FSyI is MD of Deltar Training Services Ltd. He holds a Doctorate in Security & Risk Management from the University of Portsmouth, UK, writing his thesis on strategic management and critical decision-making in hyper-complex crisis environments. The thesis developed models of strategic management at the extremes of organisational complexity, looking at issues of capability development, decision-making and multi-agency interoperability in highly unstable situations such as natural disasters, corporate failures and government-level crisis management scenarios.   He is currently an associate lecturer at University of Portsmouth and a visiting lecturer on the MA in International Security Management at University of Berlin, Germany. Dr Rubens has written government-level research papers and reports on all aspects of security management, from national-level security sector restructuring, through to post-disaster analysis for government agencies in Japan, Russia, Dubai, Nigeria, Liberia and the UK.   David currently runs certificated training programmes for strategic risk and crisis management around the world.   For more information or to join the ISRM, visit
September 1, 2021
Ep6. John Brennan: The Human Side of Risk
**Originally published May 2020** John Brennan is an in-demand leadership consultant and formerly the Chief Risk Officer of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority.  John was responsible for the management of risks and opportunities associated with the delivery of VMIA’s five-year strategy and for the protection of VMIA’s strategic assets.  John has more than 25 years’ management experience across public, private and professional services businesses, including more than a decade as a Victorian public sector executive. John holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Authentic Leadership Development and the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ programs.   In this conversation we touch on his journey from HR and leadership coaching to Risk, and how the human elements of both professions connect and compliment each other.   Check out the recording of the Risk2Recovery conference here:
September 1, 2021
Ep5. Dr Paul Johnston: Human Behaviour and COVID19
**Originally published April 2020** In this episode, R2S chief risk consultant and behavioural scientist, Dr Paul Johnston, provides some practical tips on managing the behavioural and emotional elements of COVID-19 at an individual and family level. These tips and strategies are equally applicable to anyone in a leadership role. It's a great conversation.   Find out more about Presilince®:
September 1, 2021
Ep4. Dr Gav Schneider on Presilience® and COVID19
**Originally published March 2020** In this episode, R2S Group CEO and RMIA Risk Consultant of the Year, Dr Gav Schneider, provides his thoughts on how individuals, departments and organisations can most effectively manage the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and also maximise the upside opportunities presented by the current situation.   To view the webinar referenced in the podcast, please click here:   Learn more about Presilience®:
September 1, 2021
Ep3. Janine Mahoney on Family & Domestic Violence in Australia
**First published March 2020** Janine Mahoney has a long career in the family violence sector, and has a proven record in the design and delivery of innovative solutions that have been recognised and awarded for their level of excellence. Janine is a thought leader with an unquestionable commitment to ensuring that people remain at the centre of strategy and innovation design. Janine was founder and CEO of the Safe Futures Foundation, one of Victoria’s largest and most innovative family violence services. She also served for six years as the Board Chair of Domestic Violence Victoria.   Given the horrific events in Brisbane last week (first published March 2020), we felt it was important to interview Janine to get her insights into what can be done to address this scourge of family violence. This is an important topic, and we thank you for taking the time to listen.   Learn more about Presilience®:    If you need assistance with family violence in Australia:
September 1, 2021
Ep2. Dr Richard Diston on the Future of Security Risk Management
Dr Richard Diston holds a professional doctorate in security risk management along with 20 years of experience in a variety of PhysSec and InfoSec positions. In this episode, Dr Diston shares his thoughts on why he thinks risk management is fundamentally broken and how the specific discipline of security risk management fits into the future of corporate risk management as a whole.   Learn more about Presilience®:  Learn more about Dr Diston:  This episode was originally published 2 Feb 2020.
September 1, 2021
Ep1. Dr Gav Schneider - What is Presilience?
In this episode, CEO of the R2S Group of Companies and creator of the Presilience® concept, Dr Gavriel Schneider, explains the origin and meaning of the term. Dr Schneider goes into detail about the benefits adopting a Presilience® approach has for individuals, teams and companies.  Learn more about Presilience®: Learn more about Dr Schneider:    Buy Dr Schneider's award-nominated book, Can I See Your Hands:
September 1, 2021