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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 so 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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Feb 19, 2020

J Keith, VP of Corporate Development at Pax8, has always tried to be creative in everything thing that he does. As a CPA, his creativity is focused on how he addresses any issues or projects in his professional career.

J talks about how this creativity is applied in the office, how Pax8 encourages employees to share about themselves, and how it is important to break the barrier of communication as a senior executive!

Feb 14, 2020

Belicia returns to the podcast from episode 37 to update us on her latest hobbies including snowboarding, travelling, and going to the shooting range! She also talks about how she has noticed a change in co-workers making a point to bring their full selves into the office!

Feb 12, 2020

Ali Metzl, a shareholder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, talks about her passion for running marathons and how it benefits her work at the office with developing relationships with clients and colleagues, and helping her maintain focus!

Feb 7, 2020

Jason Kalies, Director of Accounting Policy for United Health Group, returns from episode 9 to talk about his new passion for photography and how it challenges him to think differently and look at things in a different perspective!

Feb 5, 2020

Caleb Jenkins, Leader of Client Accounting Services at RLJ Financial Services, talks about applying his technical expertise as an accountant towards community volunteer programs like SALT Micro-financing and how participating in a volunteer activity is much more of what sets your identity as an individual than your profession!

Jan 31, 2020

Brad led the outwardly “successful” life into his 20s: Succeeded in school, elite university acceptance, job at a top international accounting firm, CPA designation. But he had no plan other than the standard American narrative. His first year at work he saw what “success” looked like for the firm’s partners — working 80-hour weeks and not taking vacations – so Brad looked for a different path. He and his future wife also had an epiphany: eventually they would want to have kids, but with high pressure jobs in a high cost of living area, they wouldn’t have the time or freedom they desired to spend with those future kids. This led him to the concept of financial independence.

Brad returns to the podcast from episode 50 to update us on his life of Financial Independence and getting his own podcast started!

Jan 29, 2020

Amie is a tax professional with over 13 years of diverse experience, including roles in both public accounting and private industry. She currently is a Senior Tax Manager at Eide Bailly LLP serving clients in the Des Moines, Iowa market as well as writing internal and external technical tax communications for their National Tax Office. Her published work has appeared in The Tax Adviser, Thomson Reuters, and local publications. She also maintains a personal blog at www.livingthetaxlife.com where she writes about tax, business, and life in general.

Amie talks about her first travel experience, getting lost in foreign countries, and how her experiences from travelling help her handle day-to-day conflicts in the office!

Jan 24, 2020

Mike returns from episode 11 to tell us why he switched from baseball to hockey, how his co-workers and clients react to his new passion, and gives us a background on his charity organization “Hand to Hold”!

Jan 22, 2020

Mark owns MGR Accounting Recruiters, a San Antonio focused recruiting company, and Where Accountants Go, a career-content site for accounting professionals.

Mark talks about how he found his passion for running and how his experience in working for the family business made it easy for him to share this passion in the office!

Jan 17, 2020

Holly returns to the podcast from episode 60 to give us an update on her long-standing home renovation project and how much her farm has grown! She also talks about how her clients have been more open about their passions & hobbies as Holly has become more comfortable to share hers!

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