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The Green Apple Podcast: don't let professionalism suffocate your personality

“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. We discuss how these passions continue to impact their career in surprising ways.
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Jun 12, 2017

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 Stitcher.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a Entrepreneur article, "Why You Should Never Follow Your Passion" by Bryan Elliott.

Jun 7, 2017

Jeff Crosley is a natural when it comes to performing, especially when it comes to the piano. He's been playing since he was very young and continued that passion through college, playing jazz and pop rock whenever he gets the chance. One such opportunity came before his firm's hospitality suite at an event in Atlantic City. As the Marketing Manager, he had taken the lead on planning and organizing the event. To take the edge off a little before the guests arrived, Jeff decided to sit at the piano that was in the room as decoration. And he never stopped. Both guests and firm partners encouraged Jeff to keep playing, often making requests and buying him drinks. This one moment has been the topic of conversation both in the office and with clients who were at the event.

In this episode, Jeff and I talk about that night and how using his piano skills made for such a great work event. We also discuss how his practicing and performing music is very similar to running marketing campaigns for the firm. And to never feel like you're the only one in your office who participates in a particular hobby or passion. He says, "Some people might think no one else shares their hobby but you don't know until you're talking about it."

Jun 5, 2017

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 Stitcher.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a Thin Difference article, "Pushing Past the Fear of Looking Stupid" by Eric Torrence.

May 31, 2017

Amy Hancock first started modeling as a baby. She's now travelled all over the world for photoshoots, both as a model and as a photographer. The modeling especially has given her confidence and, as a naturally shy person, it pushed her out of her comfort zone. All of this has been a huge benefit now that she is the owner of her own company.

In this episode, Amy and I talk about how she was almost living two separate lives, hiding her modeling because she worked in a male-dominated industry. She didn't want to be judged or give them a reason to doubt her technical skills. What she realized after the fact is that most of this was in her own head and once it's out there, "the right people will think it's cool."

May 29, 2017

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 Stitcher.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a CultureIQ article, "Improving Employee Engagement" by Sarah Greesonbach.

May 24, 2017

Steve Snyder is a college football tailgating expert. Specifically, Penn State football. He's been a fan for a long time but it wasn't until his kids started going there that he was able to justify getting season tickets. He quickly realized that having food and drinks before and after games was a great way to develop friendships with people both in and out of the office. So if you're at a Penn State game and see a German flag flying, tell Steve I'm the one that sent you over.

In this episode, Steve and I talk about how changing the environment to outside the office helps people relax and be themselves. This leads to deeper relationships back in the office as you now have a shared experience to talk about. We also learn Steve's secrets to a happy life are: a good mattress, a good spouse, and a good job that you like going to. And since he's been in firm leadership roles, he makes sure to show a genuine interest in those around him. He says, "Do right by your people and all things will come together."

May 22, 2017

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 Stitcher.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a Human Resource Executive Online article, "6 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement" by Sreeni Kutam.

May 17, 2017

Warwick Jackson is a currently a member of the Killarney Vale Bombers, an Australian Football Club. Prior to this team, he helped the Pennant Hills Demons win multiple Grand Finals championships. He got started in Australian Rules Football when he was a kid but stopped playing for some time to focus on university and his career. Then a coworker at his first accounting firm invited him to come play for his club and the rest is history.

In this episode, Warwick and I talk about how playing football has helped his business career. By playing sports for so many years, he's learned to be open to coaching, be resilient to fight through tough times, and to have fun -- celebrating "wins" is important. Now that he's a partner, he likes to lead by example. He says, "Work is only a part of our lives. I want to make sure it adds to my team's lives, not subtract from it."

May 15, 2017

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 Stitcher.

This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, "The Top Three Factors Driving Employee Burnout" by Joyce Maroney.

May 10, 2017

Scott Duda was given a choice by a Partner when he first started in public accounting -- either take Friday afternoons off to network and golf or you can stay in the office and work. Through that Partner, Scott learned how to network through golf, developing new relationships and strengthening current relationships. He also happens to cheer for Ohio State sports, especially football. During our talk, it comes out that we were both rooting for our respective teams at the Notre Dame vs Ohio State football game in 1996!

In this episode, Scott and I talk about the best way to build relationships and to build teams is to just be yourself. He talks about how it's okay to not be an expert at everything but instead just know who to reach out to. Scott even tells his staff, "It's okay to not know everything. As a matter of fact, trying to learn everything will slow your career down.

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