ILA Podcast

I’m Gonna Walk With You

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Brendan Newton


Ex-professional bodyboarder Brendan Newton – recruitment manager for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) – joins Scott to discuss his work inspiring others and serving the disadvantaged.

A Quote From This Episode

“Our current systems value the capacity to meet results immediately. That’s a really difficult thing for someone who has been put on the margins for the first 10 years of their life–through no fault of their own.”

About Brendan Newton

Brendan Newton is a husband, father, ex-professional bodyboarder, mental health awareness advocate, and recruitment manager for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). AIME builds “Unlikely Connections for a Fairer World.” Brendan’s intense approach to the ocean translates into all aspects of his life–a life devoted to his family, inspiring others, and serving the disadvantaged. He is also the host of The Grey Space podcast which is about “healing loudly by addressing mental health & trauma, gently, yet openly… A space to be honest.”

Host Scott J. Allen

Scott Allen

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.

About Phronesis

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers a smart, fast-paced discussion on all things leadership. Scott and his expert guests cover timely, relevant topics and incorporate practical tips designed to help you make a difference in how you lead and live.