This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In this insightful interview, Andy Mackin, CEO and founder of the Mackin Group, shares his journey from the Irish Navy to founding a global professional organization. 

With a focus on environmental health and safety consultancy, Andy discusses the pivotal moments that shaped his leadership style and the unexpected turns that led to the growth of his company. 

He reflects on the importance of maintaining a positive outlook, setting achievable goals, and prioritizing personal well-being. 

Join us as Andy shares his wisdom on leadership, growth, and the transformative power of changing habits. 

Whether you’re navigating a career shift or seeking inspiration to take your business to new heights, Andy’s story offers valuable lessons for leaders at every stage.

You can find Andy Mackin at the below links

In the interview, Andy shares

  • “Life went on, and time went on. I’ve learned to live with that.” 
  • “It probably shaped my character in terms of just having a more positive outlook in life in general and seeing the good things for what they really are.” 
  • “It was a contrast in style for sure, but by the time my retirement came up, I probably had about four or five regular clients that I was dealing with.” 
  • “If somebody told me we’d be where we are now 20 years ago, I would have said, ‘No, you’re mad.'” 
  • “Every year you do well, you want to improve the following year.” 
  • “I always had a vision. I always want to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. That’s my North star.”
  • “Success for me is having a good balanced life, enjoying life, enjoying the work you’re doing every morning.” 
  • “I always had a vision and I still have it. I always want to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.” 
  • “The meditating definitely calms the brain, allows you to have a little more focus, and be clear-minded.” 
  • “Look, if you can do this, you can get beyond just living with magic.”