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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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Jul 30, 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 Employee Connect, "Guiding Principles for Building a Successful Organisational Culture" by Bryon Conway.

Jul 25, 2018

Dan Keith started playing the bass guitar after his 6th grade band teacher suggested he give it a try. Just 7 years later, he was in a band that went on tour, performing in a variety of venues across the United States and Canada. He would then go on to get his degree in nursing, become a CEO and a father, so his guitar sat in his closet until a few years ago when he realized how much he missed his passion for playing music.

 

In this episode, Dan and I talk about how much nursing transfers into music because both involve being on a team with others, doing work that others appreciate. As the CEO, he’s always looking for ways to create genuine connections with others in the office. He’s says, “People, in general, would love to talk about it if someone would just give them an ear.” Dan also encourages his staff to go for walks outside the office and creates opportunities for people to create stronger connections by spending time together in a more casual setting outside the office.

Jul 23, 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 his notes from attending the Culture Summit in San Francisco and how one of the sessions discussed an Undercover Recruiter article, "5 Blueprints for Organizational Success".

Jul 18, 2018

Donny Shimamoto grew up in Hawaii with very practical parents, so he didn’t get to travel much until after college. Now he travels all the time and people have gotten to know him through his social media posts about the food he eats wherever he visits. He says he’s more of a pragmatic foodie because he feels it’s less about the cost and more about the taste and presentation.

In this episode, Donny and I talk about how he uses food to relate to others because he doesn’t watch much TV and isn’t really into sports. But everyone needs to eat, so he finds that business meals are a great way to create connections with others. He feels it’s up to each of us to allow others to get to know us better, always asking himself, “How can you create an opportunity for others to relate to you?”

Jul 16, 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 Irish Independent article, "How Understanding the Needs of Millennial Employees can Improve your Business" by Caroline McEnery.

Jul 11, 2018

Jennifer Warawa and her husband have been foster parents for a little over four years. Since they didn’t have children of their own, the couple decided to get certified after hearing about a small nonprofit agency in Atlanta that was struggling to find foster homes for the children in their system. Shortly thereafter, they were given two foster kids who were with them for nearly two years. One of the favorite memories for Jennifer is when her business connections, who had become personal connections, sent her foster kids Christmas cards from all over the world.

In this episode, Jennifer and I talk about how having foster children allows her to get a different perspective. No matter how crazy work might seem, there are other things much more important than work and seeing her foster kids helps remind her of that. Talking about being a foster parent with client and coworkers has been easy because she feels that business becomes personal. She also says, “Your vulnerabilities are what give you a unique perspective at work.”

Jul 9, 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 Chief Executive article, "Employee Experience Boiled Down To One Word" by Lior Arussy.

Jul 4, 2018

Jim Bourke started collecting baseball cards as a kid and now has every Topps baseball card except one – Mickey Mantle’s 1952 rookie card #311. He says he’ll be buying it the day after his last child graduates college. He grew up outside of New York City and was fortunate enough to attend many Yankees games growing up, which fueled his passion for baseball cards. Now, he also goes to the All-Star Game every year and coached his son’s Little League teams.

In this episode, Jim and I talk about how passion for something, no matter what it is, makes you stand out. He tells young accountants that he mentors, “Find something that’s yours and take it to the next level.” He learned early on in his career that in order to be successful, it was necessary to develop both his personal and professional lives. He’s also known for creating experiences for those around him, whether that’s taking staff someone unique while they’re out of town on a client visit or it’s sitting in the front row with clients at Yankees games and taking pictures with some of the players.

Jul 2, 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 Inc article, "5 Ways to Develop More Meaningful Relationships at Work" by Beth Fisher-Yoshida.

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