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The Green Apple Podcast: unlocking the person within the professional

John Garrett talks with professionals who stand out at work by focusing on being different in order to get ahead. Professionals all over the world are doing some really cool things after they leave the office. so we discuss their hobby and how talking about it at work impacted their career.
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Aug 29, 2018

Paul Panabaker didn’t start travelling until after he graduated and had some work in Australia. Now, he travels all the time, especially for DFK International conference and also to visit friends in Thailand, where he’s been able to catch some monster fish. He’s also a pretty huge Toronto Raptors fan and has collected a lot of memorabilia over the years.

In this episode, Paul and I talk about how his travels have allowed him the ability to be engaged in other parts of the world and how business might be done there. The conference trips allow him to have in-person meetings with people that he does business with, making it a true connection that lasts. He feels that having a personality means having the ability to communicate with clients and coworkers, saying, “If you can have a relationship that’s a little bit more, then having a personality at work certainly doesn’t hurt.”

Aug 27, 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 FWA article, "Perspectives on Work-Life Integration: How to Make It Work For You" by the Financial Women's Association.

Aug 22, 2018

Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner joined a bunch of coworkers at swing dance lessons in order for all of them to be able to dance at one of their weddings. She enjoyed it so much that she continues to take lessons and is even known to be dancing at the standing desk in her office as she moves through a problem. And if Bobby Darin’s Beyond the Sea comes on, you better be ready to see her in action.

In this episode, Elizabeth and I talk about how similar change management and dance are because even the smallest of movements can make a big difference. Demonstrating skills developed from outside interests above and beyond technical skills is even more important now, especially with automation and A.I. entering the workplace. She says, “We, at the core, are humans and we need to connect on multiple different levels to have the most effective relationships.”

Aug 20, 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 Achievers article, "Are You Having Fun at Work?" by Samira Hafezi.

Aug 15, 2018

Roger Swanger loves to be outdoors. He’s always up for some hunting, or fishing, or camping. He found that becoming a member at Ducks Unlimited allowed him to find others with similar interests who also happened to also be businesspeople in the community. To strengthen the relationships with some of his clients, he’s even been known to take them clay shooting and to other outside activities.

In this episode, Roger and I talk about how it’s so much easier to connect with others if you’re just yourself. This also gives you confidence, which is what a client wants. It’s important to not only know what you can do, but maybe more importantly, what you can’t do. As Roger says, “Trying to be all things to all people is not a recipe for success and can bring you some disappointment.”

Aug 13, 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 Forbes article, "When Brand Strategy And Corporate Culture Collide" by Levetica Watts.

Aug 8, 2018

Bobby Chadha started playing video games when he would have competitions with friends on his Nintendo. Now, he turns to his Xbox or PC for games of Call of Duty, FIFA, and Civilization. He finds it’s a good way to relax and unwind after work and even creates some fun connections with other gamers at work. He’s even been known to play a game of FIFA on the office Xbox while conducting an interview!

In this episode, Bobby and I talk about how the culture is conveyed to a new employee from the moment they are recruited. The onboarding process is also a way that firms and companies really struggle to make an impact. He says, “Set the expectation that this is a culture of openness and we’re here to be ourselves and bring our whole selves to work.” One example he gives is having each new hire share a fun fact about themselves at their first monthly all staff meeting. Bobby finds that he is always collaborating with others, so taking the time to get to know others makes that much easier in the long run.

Aug 6, 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 Lattice article, "How Much Does Employee Turnover Really Cost?".

Aug 1, 2018

Ivy Anderson wanted to learn yoga because she felt like she needed to learn to relax. She started going to classes at the Peace School in Chicago, which also offered martial arts classes. Several years later, she’s now working on her third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves how it combines with her yoga to impact her life. When she’s not doing that, Ivy is also an avid photographer. What started as taking pictures during long walks or vacations has turned into a blog and a book.

In this episode, Ivy and I talk about how much her yoga and martial arts has taught her to more present in the moment, have more patience, and be calmer and more likable. All of these are skills that make her a much better leader. Her photography allows her to better create an image for a client of the end goal and the firm’s process get there. Ivy is excited to be able to share these passions with others at work and takes the time to get to know others around her. She says, “Look for an organization that allows you to bring your whole self to work because that’s where you will be happier.”

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