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The Green Apple Podcast: shattering the professional stereotype

“Recovering CPA” John Garrett talks with professionals who are shattering the stereotype by being known at work for a hobby or passion. Accountants, consultants, lawyers and other professionals are doing some really cool things after they leave the office -- things that impact their careers in surprising ways.
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May 15, 2019

Joshua Jenson (JJ the CPA) is a founding partner of Jenson & Company, CPA’s in Edmond, Oklahoma who became interested in becoming a CPA not just for the job itself, but for the flashy lifestyle it could provide him! JJ tells John about how his grandfather played a large part in his career choice and how he applies his lifestyle towards his clients and his children!

May 13, 2019

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 Thrive Global article, "6 Secrets to Staying Happy at Work" by Glassdoor.

May 8, 2019

Lorilyn Crum is a CPA and senior accountant at Collective. She earned her degree in political science from the University of Michigan and her Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate from Linfield College. During her time at UofM, she was recruited on the softball team being part of the first team east of Mississippi to win a national championship! Lorilyn talks with John about her softball career and how her passion for living a healthy lifestyle affects her life both personal and professionally.

May 6, 2019

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 Work It Daily article, "3 Reasons Why Companies Like Cisco Want Their Employees To Have A Life Outside Of Work" by Jennifer McCann.

May 1, 2019

Michael Durant, CPA at Prager Metis CPAs LLC, found a passion in teaching children financial literacy after getting involved in outreach programs while taking accounting classes. He saw a need for this when realizing that children did not understand important aspects like the effects of interest rates over time and more! Michael tells us how this passion is very different from his accounting job despite still dealing with finances, and how participating in these programs helps build his network as an accountant!

Apr 29, 2019

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 Workforce, "Focus on Employee Work Passion, Not Employee Engagement" by Drea Zigarmi and Randy Conley.

Apr 24, 2019

Alan is a CPA in Richmond, KY. Currently on the Auditing Standards Board of the AICPA, prior member of the Peer Review Board. He is a past President of the KYCPA Society of CPAs and past member of the KY State Board of Accountancy. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the EKU Board of Regents.

In this episode, Alan shares his experience in the accounting business and how the overall landscape has changed over time allowing individuals to be different from what they talk about at work, their dress codes. Alan also tells us how having a passion can potentially lead to more business as an accountant rather than your technical skills and why he feels the emphasis on the human aspect of client relations is usually overlooked.

Apr 22, 2019

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 15Five article, "These 5 Management Practices Create Uncommonly Successful Workplaces" by David Hassell.

Apr 17, 2019

Moreen Leisen is an accountant at Seefried Industrial Properties, Inc. who fell in love with making Kombucha after talking to someone at work about how she liked it! Moreen is a listener of The Green Apple Podcast and reached out to John because she wanted to share her story of finding her passion and how it affects her career as an accountant!

Apr 15, 2019

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 Jostle article, "Feel Like a Boring Boss? How to Improve Employee Engagement in the Workplace" by UpGifs.com.

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