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The Green Apple Podcast: shattering the professional stereotype

“Recovering CPA” John Garrett talks with professionals who are shattering the stereotype by being known at work for a hobby or passion. Accountants, consultants, lawyers and other professionals are doing some really cool things after they leave the office -- things that impact their careers in surprising ways.
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Nov 14, 2018

Like many others in the accounting world, Cate fell into accounting. Eventually ending up working long hours, typical for those in the industry. However, as part of DHG, she was encouraged to get out of the office and participate in extracurricular activities. This lead to her passion for hiking for the Make-a-Wish Foundation!

In this episode, Cate and I discuss how DHG encourages handling stress in a positive way and how this culture affected her overall compassion towards working with others!

Nov 12, 2018

The Green Apple Podcast does weekly "Green Apple Slices", where John Garrett and Rachel Fisch discuss a recent business article related to the Green Apple Message. These shorter segments are released each Monday, so don't miss an episode by subscribing on iTunes or an Android app.

This week, John and Rachel discuss an EU-Startups article, "How to Avoid Burnout as a Startup Founder" by Bernardo Arnaud.

Nov 7, 2018

Kevin pretty much fell into consulting a lot like how he pretty much fell in racing. He went on to win a number of races and even setting records while eventually working his way up to co-founding his own consulting firm.

In this episode, Kevin and I talk about sharing your passions at the office, even when it feels natural not to as an introvert. Also, how running a racing team helped Kevin gained the skills in stress management and even handling sales.

Nov 5, 2018

The Green Apple Podcast does weekly "Green Apple Slices", where John Garrett and Rachel Fisch discuss a recent business article related to the Green Apple Message. These shorter segments are released each Monday, so don't miss an episode by subscribing on iTunes or an Android app.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a  Journal of Accountancy article, "Lonely At Work? You’re Not Alone" by Matthew Dees.

Oct 31, 2018

Clayton found his way into accounting when pursuing his goal of establishing his own business. All in the effort to work on his own time and provide flexibility to travel the world. He found it to be a great excuse to take his family on numerous vacations.

In this episode, Clayton and I talk about how he was able to combine his passion for travelling with his professional goal of running his own business and how sharing your passions in the workplace can improve your skills in communication.

Oct 29, 2018

The Green Apple Podcast does weekly "Green Apple Slices", where John Garrett and Rachel Fisch discuss a recent business article related to the Green Apple Message. These shorter segments are released each Monday, so don't miss an episode by subscribing on iTunes or an Android app.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a CPA article, "Flexible Work Environments Improve Job Performance".

Oct 24, 2018

Rachel went into accounting simply just to improve her skills in math with the goal to eventually run her own business. In tandem, she starting powerlifting after being inspired from seeing others doing it on Instagram! Now she’s helping those in the office who want to set time aside in their busy lives for the gym.

In this episode, Rachel and I discuss how being an accountant helped shape her discipline towards power lifting and how the comfort of being able to open up about yourself to co-workers can be affected by the culture of your office.

Oct 22, 2018

The Green Apple Podcast does weekly "Green Apple Slices", where John Garrett and Rachel Fisch discuss a recent business article related to the Green Apple Message. These shorter segments are released each Monday, so don't miss an episode by subscribing on iTunes or an Android app.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a PsychCentral article, "Why Work-Life Balance is Futile—and What to Focus on Instead" by Margarita Tartakovsky.

Oct 17, 2018

Ray Strothman is like any other business man that likes to establish and maintain client relations outside of the office through activities like golf. But more so, he provides publicity for his firm Strothman & Company when clients catch him at ballroom dancing events, a perfect opportunity for networking!

In this episode, Ray and I talk about how expressing genuine interest in your co-workers and their passions outside of work can also lead you to try new things and potentially find a new passion of your own!

Oct 15, 2018

The Green Apple Podcast does weekly "Green Apple Slices", where John Garrett and Rachel Fisch discuss a recent business article related to the Green Apple Message. These shorter segments are released each Monday, so don't miss an episode by subscribing on iTunes or an Android app.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a HR Dive article, "Researchers: Compassion from managers boosts employee productivity" by Valerie Bolden-Barrett.

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