Relationships go wrong if you don’t have a plan, you need to have a strategy with Nick Jonsson.  Episode 61

In this edition of The Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata and Nick Jonsson discuss the issues that led him to write the book ‘Executive Loneliness’. Leaders can feel isolated and the impact in terms of addiction and mental health breakdown can lead to isolation, insecurity and anger. As an ex-pat living in different countries, he relied on the company to support him and when he lost his job he realised he needed to be less reliant on the company. At work he didn’t share with anyone and he conducted a survey that showed that this was general in a senior executive position; you don’t ask for help showing vulnerability.

Nick shares his advice on how to overcome this problem with support groups such as mastermind groups. He talks about developing the right kind of professional relationships.

Living as an ex-pat

Executive loneliness


Healthy habits, healthy relationships

Support groups

Executive Loneliness: Nick Jonsson. Episode 62

Nick Jonsson continues his discussion with Andy Lopata about his struggles with executive loneliness as an ex-pat in Singapore. Nick has a passion to reach out to speakers, presenters and coaches and match people with the right audience. His professional relationships are based on this and by using many of the same contacts over the years, he has developed a strong, effective network.  Professional relationships can go wrong if you don’t have a plan and a strategy. You may form relationships on the wrong basis and find it necessary to walk away.


Many of the resources Nick uses come from support groups but he also recommended ‘Goals!’ by Brian Tracy and ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki