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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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Apr 10, 2019

Daniel Siemens, a tax analyst for SCL Health in Denver, Colorado, talks to John about a rare passion of his: building model ships in bottles. Daniel tells us how watching Pirates of the Caribbean got him into this hobby, the skills from it that he applies to his job as a tax analyst, and how it affects the way his co-workers and clients view him in the workplace!

Apr 8, 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 Fast Company article, "Do These Things to Create an Engaging Employee Experience From Start to Finish" by Rob DeLuca.

Apr 3, 2019

In this episode, Jon Maki connects his skills as a surfer to his skills as a business owner and accountant and shares a couple of prominent beaches that he has surfed.

He grew up bodyboarding but didn't get into surfing until 15 years ago. Now he says it gives him energy to make it through the work week -- and it helps him relate to some of his clients. Just like Jon starting his accounting business, surfers need to know their equipment, know their limits and eventually have to "go for it."

Jon is the president at MFI Works. His team helps micro-business owners get a grip on their finances and smart about IRS matters.

Apr 1, 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, "7 Reasons why Organizational Culture is Important" by Corey Moseley.

Mar 27, 2019

In this episode, John talks with Irina Morozova, an auditor at Strothman and Company who also serves as a dance partner for her own boss, Ray Strothman, who was featured in episode 158 of The Green Apple Podcast. Irina tells us how she became a professional ballroom dancer, pursuing employment in Strothman and Company, and how her experience in ballroom dancing is applied to her skills as an accountant!

Mar 25, 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, "Employers: Don't Stop Your Team From Building Personal Brands" by Christine Michel Carter.

Mar 20, 2019

Kevin Izevbigie is an experienced B2B marketer that has a background as a qualified accountant. Founder of advisoryaccountant.com – We help Accountants & Tax Pros Attract Their Ideal Consulting Clients with Facebook & Direct Marketing. Kevin brings his experience as an accountant, a decade developing superior offers and 7-figures spent on marketing funnels to help businesses grow!

In this episode, Kevin and John talk about how important and beneficial it is for someone to take time to fulfil their needs to express themselves in their passions and satisfy that ‘itch’ we all have and how Kevin made his passion for a traveling a part of his own business!

Mar 18, 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 The Balance Careers article, "How to Understand Your Current Company Culture" by Susan M Heathfield.

Mar 13, 2019

Phil Yaeger is a seasoned accountant and well-rounded person who teaches accounting in CPA review, offers financial advice on the radio, collect baseball memorabilia, and talks to many celebrities. Phil tells John of going into accounting during the era of the Vietnam war, how he found teaching to be a way of enjoying accounting, and why it’s so easy for him to start a casual conversation with a celebrity!

Mar 11, 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, "5 Sure Signs You Work for a Great Company Comes Down to These Top-Notch Leadership Behaviors" by Marcel Schwantes.

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