Pjero Mardesic is the founder and CEO of Conquer the Uncomfortable, Unleash Your Potential, an executive leadership coaching/mentoring practice based in Goulburn, NSW, Australia. Established to powerfully partner senior executives to unearth their reasons for being, the practice integrates all facets of their identities to evolve into a new level of consciousness so participants may live and lead exceptional lives. Most recently, Pjero published a book entitled Conquer the Uncomfortable, Unleash Your Potential, which can now be preordered at www.pjeromardesic.com/book.
The executive leadership practice compliments Pjero’s personal development company, Adictd2grow, a stand-alone platform built under the motto “Conquer your mind, unleash your soul.” Given Pjero’s extensive background in high performance sales, he leads sales psychology workshops within the practice that achieve performance shifts and ultimately reprogram entrenched beliefs psychologically, physiologically, and behaviorally. Throughout the workshops, individuals are led to discover who they really are, to understand what has been holding them back, and to transform those aspects within their personal and professional lives. Additional services offered by Pjero include six, nine, and twelve-month leadership programs, one day immersion experiences, and keynote speaking engagements.
Pjero’s unique personal and professional history spans two decades and includes extensive studies in addiction, counseling, mentoring, sales psychology, mindset, habits, coping mechanisms, culture, and personal development. He has also held various leadership roles within a multitude of industry sectors ─ namely telecommunications, finance, human resources, recruitment, personal training, automotive, construction, and real estate. One key area Pjero has championed within these sectors is the psychology of sales: “I knew that if I were able to contribute to the psychological shifts required, this would ultimately create an environment of cultural awareness and exceptional results,” he explains.
Throughout his career, Pjero has remained at the forefront ─ adamantly working with senior executives and other people of influence so that they may break away from the addictions holding them back. Time and time again, he has witnessed senior executives overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, depression, financial pressure, addictions, and substance abuse. “Mental health and wellbeing in the corporate workplace are usually aimed at the employee level but are rarely topics spoken about within the executive community due to the stigmas involved,” says Pjero. Unfortunately, these unaddressed issues not only harm those individuals and their families, but they are also potentially devastating to the vitality of the organizations they represent.
When he is not busy at work, Pjero loves spending as much quality time as possible with his beautiful wife and their two extraordinary boys. Together, the family of four enjoys bike riding, going on day trips, and discovering life’s adventures.