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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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Jul 10, 2019

Twyla Verhelst is the Co-founder of Helm, a cash flow forecasting app and Co-founder of Twenty Eighty, an accounting firm in Calgary, Alberta. Twyla has entrepreneurial experience in accounting, advisory, and software with an underlying passion to help others find their confidence and discover what lights them up. Twyla is committed to empowering bookkeepers and accountants to create the business they desire using tangible tools along with the most invaluable and intangible tool, their authentic self.

Twyla tells us about her journey to become a runner, including some memorable moments like completing a run with her daughter on Mother’s Day, how she started sharing her passion for running in the office, and how sharing this passion has inspired some of her colleagues to run as well!

Jul 3, 2019

Graeme Gordon is a British former naval officer, now a CEO of Praxity – Global Alliance. He shares his stories of being introduced to baseball and falling in love with the New York Yankees, to almost accidentally being cast as a producer for a Shakespeare play. Graeme also talks about how these passions are beneficial in social situations in the workplace!

Jul 1, 2019

This week, John and Rachel close out the "Green Apple Slices" segments and wrap up over 130 episodes together.

The Green Apple Podcast did weekly "Green Apple Slices", where John Garrett and Rachel Fisch discussed a recent business article related to the Green Apple Message. These shorter segments were released each Monday, so don't miss an episode by subscribing on iTunes or an Android app.

Jun 26, 2019

McAuliffe CPA Enterprises. P.C. is a full-service accounting firm, specializing in Chart of Accounts organization and general ledger development and maintenance—with a focus on creating high-quality books and records to streamline the financial reporting and tax compliance processes. With nearly 15 years of diversified public accounting experience, Justin founded McAuliffe CPA Enterprises, P.C. in 2018 to work with small business owners to organize their books and records, assist with management of the general ledger, develop and/or retool the chart of accounts, and help develop or maintain an accounting infrastructure—serving as an outsourced controller and CFO and COO for key clients, when necessary.

Justin joins us on The Green Apple Podcast to talk about his passion for cleaning and how he finds it to be therapeutic as well as necessary! Justin also talks about being a rideshare driver as a way of getting out of the house and to improve his interpersonal skills!

Jun 24, 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 an Inc article "7 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated Besides Money" by Bubba Page.

Jun 19, 2019

After meeting John back in March, Amanda Wilkie was inspired to figure out what makes her a Green Apple. Through this, she discovered that she was a hobby collector. She has a passion for trying new things and learning new skills varying from motorcycle riding, inline skating, running, and more! Amanda talks about this trait has contributed to her success as a consultant in the technology space despite it being potentially seen as a symptom of a lack of focus.

Jun 17, 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 HBR article "Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture" by John Coleman.

Jun 12, 2019

Benjamin Wann is an operational controller at Savencia. He has a passion for finding solutions to complex problems, improving workflows, and developing processes. All of which play a part in his hobby for renovating homes! Ben was recently named the 2019 IMA Exemplary Young Professional Award Winner!

Ben tells us how a disastrous home purchase led to his passion for remodeling homes and how it helps improve his project management skills as well as his ability to build relationships based on his experience in home renovation! Ben also talks about his company The Numbers Guys and how they help create a community among accountants and financial professionals.

Jun 10, 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 Forbes article "New Study Shows Surprising Links Between Salary, Stress And Employee Engagement" by Chris Westfall.

Jun 5, 2019

Drew Chambers is a former ‘wall-streeter’ turned marketer and has owned a national process outsourcing company for 8 years before starting work with a startup! He is currently the VP of Marketing of Corus.

Drew tells John about his experiences in different work cultures from working on wall-street, to his own startup business. They also discuss how cycling helps with his team-building skills in the office and how it feels to be the only cyclist in an office full of basketball players.

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