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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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Sep 26, 2018

Chris Meshginpoosh has maintained an actively physical routine outside of work after coming to the realization that his lifestyle was not necessarily the healthiest. A part of this physical lifestyle at one time was his passion for breakdancing. Although he does not do it as much as he did before, Chris will occasionally break into The Robot in the conference room to close out a meeting.

In this episode, Chris and I talk about how it is possible to apply skills from a passion or hobby into your regular work life. Chris’ passion in breakdancing taught him the importance of putting time into developing a skill, overcoming ‘stage fright’, from jumping on to the dance floor in front of a crowd to dressing up as Santa at the office Christmas party, and applying choreography into important business meetings. We also discuss on how the relationships you build through your passions can lead to opportunities in your career and help develop leaders of the future.

Episode Highlights
- The benefits of staying active in an office environment
- How breakdancing taught Chris the importance of choreography in developing client and colleague relationships
- Relationships are not formed solely on your professional skills
- “You do not have to create a different you to be successful in business”

Sep 24, 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 Insight article, "Firms need to distinguish between job and organisation when it comes to employee engagement" by Neil Franklin.

Sep 19, 2018

Dave Erb became interested in hunting lighthouses through his passion for boating. Living in Maine has given him so many opportunities to explore areas that are harder to get to, especially by land. It’s been nice time to share with his family, researching lighthouses and finding them while they’re out on the water, which gives everyone such a different perspective. One of his favorite lighthouses is on Halfway Rock in Maine, which is only accessible by helicopter.

In this episode, Dave and I talk about how it’s much easier to start a conversation about interests outside of work that can lead to a conversation about work, but it’s nearly impossible to go the other way. Living in Maine, it was natural for him to talk about his passion for boating but it took people asking him, “so what do you do on a boat all day?” for him to open up about his fascination in lighthouses. BerryDunn encourages sharing outside of work experiences at the start of meetings because, “I think we work better together because of the strength we build from sharing our passions.”

Sep 17, 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 Money Control article, "AI to create new jobs, enhance employee engagement: Report" by Money Control.

Sep 12, 2018

Rachel started geocaching after a friend introduced her to it in college. That’s where you’re in a worldwide scavenger hunt for hidden “treasures” using your GPS. After you find them, you sign or stamp that you were there, put it back for the next person to find, and make note of it online. Unless, of course, it’s your engagement ring – which is the really creative way her husband proposed to her!

In this episode, Rachel and I talk about how geocaching has allowed her to be more persistent and to look at issues at work from different angles. She’s also found it is helpful in making her more creative and keeps the inspiration flowing, which are both ideal when you’re in marketing. At first, she was reluctant to share because she didn’t want it t come across as a distraction. But Rachel began to open up over time, as she got more confident in her work skills and sensing the genuine interest of those around her.

Sep 10, 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 Dan Pontefract article, "You Are Way Too Busy; It's Hampering Your Ability To Think And Be Productive."

Sep 5, 2018

John Bly grew up going to the same lake every summer with his family. After college, he realized he wanted to expand his horizons further than that lake vacation and has since been to over 40 countries on every continent except Antarctica. One of his favorite trips was when he took his family to Aukland, New Zealand a few years ago.

In this episode, John and I talk about how it’s very important to decompress. He’s always going full speed in the office, so he’s found taking a quarterly trip helps him perform much better. John has also learned a lot about himself and others as he’s visited different cultures. Clients and coworkers enjoy hearing about his latest adventure, which helps create stronger relationships in the office. He leads by example because he feels it’s on the firm’s leadership to set the tone for their culture, saying, “If you encourage it the right way, it becomes a family-like atmosphere.”

Sep 3, 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 Christie Lindor article, "People Do Not Quit Companies, Managers or Leaders - They Quit Organizational Cultures" by Christie Lindor.

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