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What's Your "And"?

John Garrett’s research involves talking with professionals who realize that who you are is so much more than what you do. Accountants, consultants, lawyers, engineers, and other professionals everywhere are doing some cool things after they leave the office. We discuss why these outside-of-work interests matter and how they've impacted their career.
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Sep 27, 2023

Jason Staats, founder of Realize LLC., talks about his passion for creating funny content and how it both applies to his career and separates from his job, using AI tools, bringing your whole self into the office, and much more!

Sep 13, 2023

Ritu Singh, Marketing Ops and Martech Leader for PwC, talks about her passion for dancing, how she got back into it after taking a break, how PwC provides a nurturing environment for their employees to do what makes them happy, and much more!

Aug 30, 2023

In this episode, Mark Mirsky from KRD in Chicago shares his experiences in balancing work and his passion for coaching soccer, emphasizing the importance of work-life balance. He also reveals how his love for soccer led to unexpected connections, including a memorable trip to London to watch Manchester United play at Arsenal. Through their conversation, Mark highlights the significance of finding one's "and" beyond their profession, inspiring listeners to embrace their diverse identities and support one another's unique passions. Tune in to hear Mark's insightful perspectives on sports, work-life balance, and the power of sharing our stories.

Aug 16, 2023

Megan Gluth-Bohan, CEO and owner of TRI, talks about her passion for the outdoors, why it’s important to balance profitability and well being as a leader, and much more!

Aug 2, 2023

In this episode of "What's Your "And"?", host John Garrett sits down with the vibrant and multi-talented Emily Ackerman, the Director of Business Development at LGT in Dallas, Texas. Emily's journey takes us from her early days in public accounting to her love for music and performing. She shares the importance of embracing our human side and discovering hobbies that bring joy and creativity to our lives. From fostering dogs to cooking up unique dishes and even getting back into playing the piano, Emily's zest for life and authentic self shines through. So grab your earbuds, crank up the volume, and join us on this entertaining and heartfelt episode that proves it's the "Ands" in life that truly make us who we are. Don't forget to check out the podcast website for exciting visuals and connect with Emily on social media to witness her amazing singing skills. And while you're there, don't miss the opportunity to take an anonymous research survey on corporate culture by clicking on the big, shiny button. As always, subscribe to the podcast and spread the word to never miss an episode that celebrates the unique passions that make us all rock stars in our own right.

May 3, 2023

Rani Puranik, CFO for Worldwide Oil Field Machine Inc., talks about her passion for singing, dancing and how she feels her creativity gets her in touch with herself. She also talks about how her company encourages their employees to embrace their hobbies, be their authentic selves and why that can be crucial both personally and professionally!

Apr 19, 2023

Brian Beckcom, an attorney based out of Houston, Texas, talks about his passion for practicing Jiu-Jitsu, how it has improved his personal and professional life, making connections at the workplace through hobbies, and much more!

Mar 22, 2023

Brian Franklin, a shareholder at Weinstein Spira, talks about participating in dog shows, collecting cannons, and running a winery! He also talks about how these interests differentiate him in the office and why it’s so important to have interests outside of the office!

Mar 1, 2023

Abhishek Nayak, CEO & Co-Founder of Appsmith, talks about his passion for pottery, how it has helped him improve his skills as a manager, creating an open work culture in a remote environment, and much more!

Feb 22, 2023

Troy Pepper shares his story of how he became the NBA PA announcer for the Indiana Pacers, how it has improved his networking skills in his career, the importance of people skills, and much more!

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