I challenge the status quo of the attitudes, causes, and effects of depression on leadership, leading me to help leaders and their teams to achieve mental wellness. - John Panigas
John Panigas is a father, son, partner and grandfather. He has owned and led organizations achieving well over $100 million in annual revenue in industries such as design, construction, manufacturing, and marketing. As a leadership coach and peer group leader John has worked with clients across a wide variety of industry sectors.
He has achieved his success while battling crippling depression. On the outside, he comes across as a highly motivated, driven, and confident entrepreneur. On the inside he fights a daily battle with hopelessness, desperation, and fear.
In late 2018 John decided he’d had enough of his sad, frustrating, and inauthentic life and embarked on a successful journey of self-discovery and healing. One of the results of his work was the book titled, Crazy, Who Me? In it he claims the stigma of weakness that surrounds depression is the furthest thing from the truth. The “dual” life leaders with depression experience requires a great deal of courage, resilience, and sadly, a severe lack of self-regard.
He has now taken his work to a new level providing workshops (both online and in person) and inhouse programs to develop a culture of mental wellness for leaders, their teams, and organizations.
His passion, apart from family is to travel the globe. Along with Roxie his partner, they have travelled to over 20 countries and counting.