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What's Your And?

John Garrett’s research involves talking with rock star professionals who realize that who you are is much more than what you do. Accountants, consultants, lawyers and other professionals everywhere are doing some cool things after they leave the office. We discuss how these outside-of-work interests impact their career.
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Oct 18, 2019

Deacon Greg Papineau returns to the podcast from episode 43 to talk about his many passions including helping people as both a deacon and an accountant, as well as golfing, and his family! Greg gives us an update on how he has been encouraging his team at the office to participate in outdoor events participating in the USGA Senior Open!

Oct 16, 2019

Kristen also considers herself a 'recovering CPA', having spent 10+ years in public accounting. Around the same time she got back into singing, Kristen started Viaggio Partners, a remote staffing company focused specifically on connecting accountants with fulfilling remote career opportunities, while helping CPA firms address their work compression and talent acquisition and retention challenges.

Kristen talks about rediscovering her passion for singing and how her confidence as a person and a professional grew along with her confidence as a singer!

Oct 11, 2019

Rebecca Bernek returns to the podcast from episode 29 to give us an update on what she’s been up to since her hiatus from motorcycle racing. She also discusses the changes in her work schedule, achieving a good work/life balance, and how it has benefited her personal and professional life!

Oct 9, 2019

Brett talks about his transition and the culture shock he experienced from being an aircraft pilot to an accountant. He also talks about how his firm embraces his passion for motocross and how he uses it to promote his ideals of persistence and commitment! Also, John shares what he doesn’t like about the accounting industry!

Oct 4, 2019

Amy was born & raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Moved to Fairbanks, AK thinking it would be for a year, but she has been there for 18 years! Amy worked in public practice for over 10 years at a big (then) 5 accounting firm and 2 small local firms.

Auburn football fan Amy Cooper returns to the podcast from episode 42 to talk about some of the recent games she has been to and how her students show their appreciation by decorating her office with Auburn gear!

Oct 2, 2019

Natalia Zhinhel was born in Russia and lived there until she turned 18. She tried yoga when I was still living in Russia, and immediately felt the difference. So, when she moved to the USA, she made sure that yoga stayed in her life. She is a Risk Assurance Experienced Associate at PwC.

Natalia tells John the many benefits of yoga; mentally, spiritually, and physically as well as how it has helped her handle the typical stresses of the workplace and how it helps improve her productivity!

Sep 27, 2019

MB returns from episode 22 to talk about her more recent stained glass pieces, moving to Tennessee from Connecticut, and how she encourages people to share their passion with others in her Checkbooks classes!

Sep 25, 2019

Chris Macksey, Operations Manager for Prix Fixe Accounting, talks about the differences in culture between the corporate world and the restaurant world. He also talks some of the many skills that can overlap from cooking to accounting!

Sep 20, 2019

Dave Gilbertson returns to the podcast to talk about his latest ventures as a stand-up comedian and speaker, including his latest TedX presentation and opening for Louie Anderson! John and Dave discuss what compelled John to get into comedy.

Sep 18, 2019

Crystal Shin, Director of Business Development at Goldin Peiser & Peiser, talks about her passion for acting and dancing on stage and how it has helped her skills in engaging new clients and improving presentations! She also discusses how Goldin Peiser & Peiser encourages employees to participate in non-profits and share personal experiences!

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