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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 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.

Oct 10, 2018

Kevin Gienger enjoys two things outside of the office, bicycling and running, and cooking. Kevin had short stints in basketball and track before getting into biking. Kevin has participated in events like a 200 mile bike ride from Seattle, Washington, to Portland, Oregon. He also has a coffee cake recipe featured in a cookbook!

In this episode, Kevin and I talk about why people can be reluctant to share their passions in the workplace how the offices of Boldt, Carlisle & Smith encourage their employees to share fun facts about each other.

Oct 8, 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, "Harvard and MIT Say A.I. Isn't Going to Steal Your Job, But Your Colleagues Who Embrace It Will" by Adam Robinson.

Oct 3, 2018

Teryn Grater is an avid world traveler, favoring places best for hiking, kayaking, and other activities of the like. Her travels make for great conversations at ATKG, where she is currently a partner.

In this episode, Taryn and I talk about her vision of an ideal workplace and the experiences she went through to determine that vision. Taryn recognizes the cause of a lacking talent pool in the accounting industry to be the typical overworking climate it provides.

Teryn joined ATKG in 2001 to help out on projects while Melanie had her twin boys. What started out as a favor from one CPA friend to another turned into Teryn becoming a partner in 2003, which was likely, Melanie’s master plan the whole time. Of course, Teryn’s quite strategic herself, so it was very likely part of her master plan as well!

Oct 1, 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, "Pathways to becoming the CEO: Chief Engagement Officer" by Kevin Cashman.

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