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What's Your "And"?

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294: Byron Patrick is a VP & Horse Farmer [podcast]
Jul 3 • 16 min
Byron returns to the podcast to talk about his latest project with expanding his barn
293: Danielle Supkis Cheek is a Forensics Accountant & Sewer [podcast]
Jul 1 • 27 min
Danielle Supkis Cheek talks about how she rediscovered her passion for sewing after realizing she needed a creative outlet outside of work
292: Chris Ekimoff is an Investigative Accountant & Podcaster [podcast]
Jun 26 • 18 min
Chris Ekimoff returns to the podcast to talk about his new hobbies with running and starting his new podcast, inSecurities
291: Phil Gerbyshak is a Sales Trainer & Pinball Wizard [podcast]
Jun 24 • 26 min
Phil Gerbyshak geeks out on pinball and how it helps with multi-tasking and strategic thinking in his job!
290: Amy Vetter is a Keynote Speaker & Yogi & Boxer [podcast]
Jun 19 • 16 min
Amy Vetter returns to talk about her passions in yoga and playing bass guitar
289: Kate Johnson is a Bookkeeper & Children’s Choir Director [podcast]
Jun 17 • 22 min
Kate Johnson talks about getting away from her more calculated mindset to teach singing
288: Tim Cowley is an Accountant & Rubgy Player & Board Game Player [podcast]
Jun 12 • 16 min
Relationships with clients and how they help with quick learning and adapting in the office!
287: Jim Laing is a Regional Controller & Former Pro Hockey Player [podcast]
Jun 10 • 24 min
Jim Laing shares about skills he learned from team sports that apply in the office
286: Sammie Johannes is an Account Manager & Powerlifter [podcast]
Jun 5 • 18 min
Sammie Johannes returns to talk about how her company, Xero, supports her passion for powerlifting
285: Gail Perry is a CPA & Movie Buff & Writer [podcast]
Jun 3 • 31 min
Gail Perry talks about how her experiences have helped her in her career as an accountant!
284: Ed Kless is a Meta-Consultant & Musical Theatre Fan [podcast]
May 29 • 18 min
Ed Kless returns to the podcast to talk about his passions for baseball and musical theatre
283: Mariette Martinez is a Financial Educator & Salsa Dancer [podcast]
May 27 • 28 min
Mariette Martinez talks about what it takes to build a great culture at the workplace
282: Nick Nappo is a Marketing Specialist & Actor [podcast]
May 22 • 21 min
281: David Kendall is a CEO & Attorney & Cyclist [podcast]
May 20 • 35 min
David Kendall talks about his passion for cyclocross and his career as an attorney.
280: Eric Johnson is a CEO & Basketball Coach [podcast]
May 15 • 18 min
Eric Johnson discusses what Nintex does to set the tone of their culture and why it contributes to their success!
279: Mike Whitmire is an Accountant & Baseball Fan & Woodworker [podcast]
May 13 • 31 min
Mike Whitmire talks about the five components of his life including his passions for baseball and golfing as well as his home and work lives
278: Misty Megia is a Creative Producer & Theater Nerd [podcast]
May 8 • 19 min
Misty Megia returns to the podcast from episode 23 to talk about her shift in theater work as a director and producer
277: Erin Kidd is an Accountant & Writer [podcast]
May 6 • 23 min
Erin Kidd talks about how she found writing to be a great way to communicate and relate to clients
276: Rebecca Kelley is an Accountant & Baker [podcast]
May 1 • 14 min
Rebecca returns to the podcast from episode 62 to talk about her new passion in baking!
275: Emily Bartlett is an Accountant & Volunteer Firefighter [podcast]
Apr 29 • 19 min
Emily Bartlett talks about being a volunteer firefighter in her hometown of Mason, Michigan and how it affects her job as an accountant for the city.
274: Maya Townsend is a Consultant & Chocolate Connoisseur [podcast]
Apr 24 • 11 min
Maya Townsend talks about hosting a chocolate salon and how it all applies to her job as a consultant!
273: Jared Robbins is an Accountant & Soccer Player [podcast]
Apr 22 • 19 min
Jared Robbins talks about his passion for soccer and how it has helped build the work ethic that he applies in the office
272: Paul Meissner is an Accountant & Curler & Golfer [podcast]
Apr 17 • 16 min
Paul Meissner joins us to talk about his passion in curling and golf, and why he feels accounting is not a commodity!
271: Shaun Hunley is a Technical Editor & Comedian [podcast]
Apr 15 • 26 min
Shaun Hunley talks about getting into comedy and how it helped him overcome shyness in the office
270: Christine DeAngelis is a CPA & Holistic Health Enthusiast [podcast]
Apr 10 • 15 min
Christine DeAngelis shares why she goes to the gym at least 3 to 4 times a week!
269: Joel Ungar is an Accountant & Cyclist [podcast]
Apr 8 • 26 min
Joel Ungar tells us how his passion for cycling makes it easy for him to establish connections!
268: Ron Seigneur is an Accountant & Clown [podcast]
Apr 3 • 14 min
Ron shares his latest adventures as part of the Distinguished Clown Brigade
267: Tim Smith is a Valuation Principal & Triathlete [podcast]
Apr 1 • 26 min
Tim talks about the joy he gets from establishing connections with clients and shares some stories from his time as a circus performer!
266: Cindy Schroeder is a Bookkeeper & Disnerd [podcast]
Mar 27 • 14 min
Cindy Schroeder updates us on her Disney adventures and how it has influenced the experience she offers to her clients!
265: Stephen Pollock is an Accountant & NASCAR Fan [podcast]
Mar 25 • 26 min
How Stephen’s passion made it easy for him to establish connections
264: Scott Duda is a CPA & Golfer & Ohio State Buckeyes Fan [podcast]
Mar 20 • 16 min
Scott tells the story of recruiting the group of rappers into the firm who were also featured on the podcast!
263: Mark Violi is a Digital Marketing Professional & Actor & Playwright [podcast]
Mar 18 • 22 min
Mark talks about getting into acting and how he found the confidence to start writing his own plays.
262: Kevin Yeanoplos is an Accountant & Ragnar Relay Runner [podcast]
Mar 13 • 17 min
Kevin and John have a deep conversation on having a passion or hobby in life!
261: Ryan Lazanis is CPA & CrossFit Athlete & Traveler [podcast]
Mar 11 • 21 min
Ryan Lazanis talks about how getting into CrossFit and travelling has helped him power through his more stressful periods of running an accounting firm!
260: Joseph Rugger is an Accountant & Traveler [podcast]
Mar 6 • 19 min
Joseph Rugger chats about how the culture and philosophy of his new job compliments his lifestyle
259: Madeline Pratt is a CEO & Yoga Instructor [podcast]
Mar 4 • 25 min
Madeline Pratt talks about how her passion for fitness and yoga has helped her achieve balance in life
258: Brian Wagner is an Accountant & Fly Fisherman [podcast]
Feb 28 • 15 min
Brian Wagner shares how his previous firm encouraged employees to give back to the community
257: Ilya Radzinsky is a CMO & Skier [podcast]
Feb 26 • 19 min
How TaxDome encourages employees to share hobbies
256: Drew Carrick is a CPA & Rapper [podcast]
Feb 21 • 15 min
The Rapping CPA talks about how his reputation has followed him through a new job and how he landed a job as a production assistant for a couple of Bon Jovi’s music videos!
255: J Keith is a CPA & Painter [podcast]
Feb 19 • 21 min
J Keith 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!
254: Belicia Cespedes is a CPA & Snowboarder [podcast]
Feb 14 • 11 min
Belicia returns to update us on her latest hobbies including snowboarding, travelling, and going to the shooting range!
253: Ali Metzl is a Lawyer & Marathon Runner [podcast]
Feb 12 • 23 min
Ali Metzl talks about her passion for running marathons and how it benefits her work at the office
252: Jason Kalies is an Accountant & Photographer [podcast]
Feb 7 • 16 min
Jason Kalies talks about his new passion for photography and how it challenges him to think differently and look at things in a different perspective!
251: Caleb Jenkins is an Accountant & Community Volunteer [podcast]
Feb 5 • 25 min
Caleb Jenkins joins us to talk about how participating in a volunteer activity is much more of what sets your identity as an individual than your profession!
250: Brad Barrett is an Accountant & Financial Independence Pod [podcast]
Jan 31 • 15 min
Brad returns to the podcast from episode 50 to update us on his life of Financial Independence and getting his own podcast started!
249: Amie Kuntz is a Tax Manager & World Traveler [podcast]
Jan 29 • 24 min
how her experiences from travelling help her handle day-to-day conflicts in the office!
248: Mike Kelley is a CPA & a Hockey Player [podcast]
Jan 24 • 16 min
Mike returns to talk to us about how his co-workers and clients respond when he talks about playing hockey
247: Mark Goldman is a CPA & a Runner [podcast]
Jan 22 • 18 min
Mark talks about how his experience in working for the family business made it easy for him to share this passion in the office!
246: Holly DeVito is a CEO & Farmer [podcast]
Jan 17 • 13 min
Holly DeVito talks about how her clients have been more open about their passions & hobbies as Holly has become more comfortable to share hers!
245: Billy Kelley is an Accountant & Hunter [podcast]
Jan 15 • 23 min
Billy Kelley tells us the story of his very first hunting trip that made him realize his passion for it!
244: Randy Watkins is a CPA & Music Lover [podcast]
Jan 10 • 11 min
Randy talks about how ACM LLP is encouraging a culture of sharing passions outside of work!
243: Bill Meyer is a Managing Partner & Rollerblader [podcast]
Jan 8 • 14 min
Bill talks about his passion for inline skating and how it has given him the confidence to be more upfront about his passions outside of work.
242: Seth David is an Accountant & Video Editor [podcast]
Jan 3 • 19 min
Seth returns from episode 51, to talk about his shifted interest from hiking to video editing for his consulting courses.
241: Jose Zavala is an Accountant & Hunter [podcast]
Jan 1 • 24 min
Jose Zavala talks about his passion for hunting and how it has given him the skills of being patient and taking a step back to breathe in stressful and fast-paced moments in the office!
240: Kristen Rampe is an CPA & Improv Performer [podcast]
Dec 27, 2019 • 14 min
Kristen Rampe back to talk about her new passion in improv performance!
239: Bob Neuman is a Business Coach & Mountain Climber [podcast]
Dec 25, 2019 • 27 min
Bob talks about how a scary but successful mountain climbing experience helped him discover his passion to help other professionals lead fulfilling lives!
238: Lauren Thiel is an Accountant & Dancer [podcast]
Dec 20, 2019 • 13 min
Lauren Thiel updates us on her new dance company and how dance continues to impact her business!
237: Kathy Lawless is a Life Story Curator & Volleyball Player [podcast]
Dec 18, 2019 • 24 min
Kathy Lawless talks about her 30+ years in volleyball and how a company-wide extracurricular activity encouraged her to be more open about her passion during her time in the corporate world!
236: Andrew Tarvin is a Humor Engineer & Comedian [podcast]
Dec 13, 2019 • 20 min
Andrew Tarvin talks about his transition from improv to stand up comedy
235: Sean Gallagher is a Lawyer & Baseball Coach [podcast]
Dec 11, 2019 • 28 min
Sean Gallagher, a friend of John’s from college, talks about the obstacles and difficulties of coaching youth baseball and how he applies these skills in the office!
234: Jen Gardner is a CFO & Roller Derby Player [podcast]
Dec 6, 2019 • 12 min
Jen Gardner shares about the team skills she gained from roller derby and how they apply in the office
233: Leticia Mooney is a Content Specialist & Dancer [podcast]
Dec 4, 2019 • 26 min
Leticia talks about her dance journey, how it helped develop the discipline she applies in the office
232: Scott Gehman is a Consultant & Camper & Mustang Driver [podcast]
Nov 29, 2019 • 15 min
Scott returns to the podcast to talk about his new Mustang and why he loves networking!
231: Shannon Peters is an Attorney & Car Enthusiast & Musician [podcast]
Nov 27, 2019 • 26 min
Shannon Peters talks about his love for cars & music, and how this experience is applied to his career today as an attorney! He also shares with us his experience with his office discovering his passion in music and their reaction!
230: Jen Slaw is a Professional Speaker & Juggler [podcast]
Nov 22, 2019 • 12 min
Jen returns to the podcast to share how she applies her passion for juggling into her presentations!
229: Seth Margolies is an Accountant & Swimmer [podcast]
Nov 20, 2019 • 25 min
Seth talks about overcoming shingles at the age of 35 through swimming and how he promotes a culture of sharing experiences in the office as a partner at his firm!
228: Ingrid Edsrom is the Priestess of Profits & Writer & Musi [podcast]
Nov 15, 2019 • 23 min
The Priestess of Profits, Ingrid Edstrom tells us about her recent professional achievements and her journey of shifting her business towards consulting.
227: Dave Recchion is an Office Managing Partner & Drone Photographer & Scuba Diver [podcast]
Nov 13, 2019 • 23 min
Dave and John talk about how LBA Haynes Strand encourages their employees to share their passions with each other.
226: Dawn Brolin is an Accountant & College Softball Coach [podcast]
Nov 8, 2019 • 16 min
Dawn is back from episode 57 to tell us about her latest venture as the assistant coach and designated motivator for the Eastern Connecticut State University softball team!
225: Greg Anton is an Accounting Firm CEO & a Mountain Biker [podcast]
Nov 6, 2019 • 21 min
Greg talks about his passion for mountain biking and skiing and how he integrates these passions into his professional life.
224: Jim Fahey is a CLO & Car Enthusiast [podcast]
Nov 1, 2019 • 15 min
Jim returns to the podcast from episode 20 to talk about his latest car purchase, enjoying his quality time fly fishing, and a cool reward system he implemented at HBK!
223: Dan Herron is an Accountant & Runner [podcast]
Oct 30, 2019 • 26 min
Dan Herron, Partner at BFFS Inc. is a simple man who enjoys numbers, eating, running, and movies….not necessarily in that order
222: Edie Gardner is an Accountant & Bucket List Achiever [podcast]
Oct 25, 2019 • 17 min
Edie Gardner joins us to talk about helping others accomplish their bucket list items!
221: Mayur Vyas is a CFO & Over dresser [podcast]
Oct 23, 2019 • 22 min
Mayur talks about his passion for dressing sharp, being an individual, and how he applies humor and being casual towards motivating his team members and providing an environment of ease for his clients!
220: Greg Papineau is an Accountant & Deacon [podcast]
Oct 18, 2019 • 16 min
Greg gives us an update on how he has been encouraging his team at the office to participate in outdoor events participating in the USGA Senior Open!
219: Kristen Difolco is a Consultant & Singer [podcast]
Oct 16, 2019 • 25 min
Kristen talks about rediscovering her passion for singing and how her confidence as a person and a professional grew along with her confidence as a singer!
218: Rebecca Bernek is an Accountant & Motorcycle Racer [podcast]
Oct 11, 2019 • 14 min
Rebecca Bernek discusses the changes in her work schedule, achieving a good work/life balance, and how it has benefited her personal and professional life!
217: Brett Neal is an Accountant & Motocross Rider [podcast]
Oct 9, 2019 • 24 min
Brett talks about his transition and the culture shock he experienced from being an aircraft pilot to an accountant.
216: Amy Cooper is an Accountant & Auburn Football Fan [podcast]
Oct 4, 2019 • 13 min
Auburn football fan Amy Cooper returns to the podcast from episode 42 to talk about some of the recent games she has been to and how her students show their appreciation by decorating her office with Auburn gear!
215: Natalia Zhinhel is an Accountant & Yogini [podcast]
Oct 2, 2019 • 25 min
Natalia Zhinhel tells John how yoga has helped her handle the typical stresses of the workplace.
214: MB Raimondi is a CPA & Stained Glass Artist [podcast]
Sep 27, 2019 • 14 min
MB Raimondi talks about how she encourages people to share their passion with others in her Checkbooks classes!
213: Chris Macksey is an Operations Manager & Chef [podcast]
Sep 25, 2019 • 23 min
Chris Macksey, Operations Manager for Prix Fixe Accounting, talks about the differences in culture between the corporate world and the restaurant world.
212: Dave Gilbertson is an Accountant & Comedian [podcast]
Sep 20, 2019 • 19 min
John and Dave discuss what compelled John to get into comedy.
211: Crystal Shin is a Business Developer & Stage Performer [podcast]
Sep 18, 2019 • 24 min
Crystal Shin talks about her passion for acting and dancing on stage and how it has helped her skills in engaging new clients
210: Rumbi Bweinofa-Petrozzello is a Forensic CPA & Edutainment Advocate [podcast]
Sep 13, 2019 • 13 min
Rumbi Bweinofa-Petrozzello returns to update us on being a part of the African Film Festival, and promoting diversity and inclusion in the CPA profession
209: Jeremy Wells is an Accountant and Star Trek Fan [podcast]
Sep 11, 2019 • 27 min
Jeremy Wells, owner of JWellsCFO, talks about his passion for Star Trek
208: Greg Kyte is a Comtroller and Stand-Up Comedian [podcast]
Sep 6, 2019 • 17 min
Greg Kyte returns from episode 3 to discuss with John his shared passion for comedy.
207: Delene Taylor is a Marketing Director & Social Impact Advocate [podcast[
Sep 4, 2019 • 27 min
Delene Taylor, Marketing Director for DMLO CPAs, talks about her passion for social enterprise
206: Jody Padar is a Radical CPA & Reality TV Fan [podcast]
Aug 30, 2019 • 11 min
Jody discusses how sharing at work has made an impact on her career, and how her authenticity has contributed to her social media following!
205: Steve Campana is an Accountant & Line Dance Instructor [podcast]
Aug 28, 2019 • 18 min
Steve Campana talks about his passion for country western line dancing and also how he re-discovered another passion for playing pool
204: Bob Lung is a CFO & Fantasy Football Expert [podcast]
Aug 23, 2019 • 13 min
Bob Lung returns to talk about his latest achievements in the Fantasy Football world from launching his new website to publishing his first Fantasy Football book!
203: Kylie Parker is an accountant & interior decorator [podcast]
Aug 21, 2019 • 28 min
Kylie Parker, a director at Lotus Accountants & an interior designer, tells us about some of the projects she has done.
202: Stuart Hack is an accountant and a radio talk show host [podcast]
Aug 16, 2019 • 12 min
Stuart returns to the podcast for the first Follow Up Friday segment!
201: Aaron Jaqua is an accountant & runner [podcast]
Aug 14, 2019 • 31 min
Aaron joins us as being the first guest of “What’s Your ‘And’?” and talks about his passion for running and how it has given him the mental strength to power through some of the worse tax seasons!
200: Introducing “What’s Your ‘And’?” [podcast]
Aug 7, 2019 • 6 min
John celebrates an exciting milestone and shares some exciting news about the show and his new book.
199: Lisa Channell is an accountant and true crime fan [podcast]
Jul 31, 2019 • 27 min
Lisa talks about her passion for true crime, how she indulges in this passion, and how it can fuel both her curiosity and anxiety!
198: Julie Incorvina is a CPA and a theatre producer [podcast]
Jul 24, 2019 • 27 min
Julie talks about how her husband got her into theatre production as well as how it provides a creative outlet, and how it helps maintain her managerial skills that she brings to the office.
197: Tom Bazley is an accountant and Civil War buff [podcast]
Jul 17, 2019 • 21 min
Tom talks about how he is able to establish a connection with some of his clients through this passion and how it has established a mutually beneficial relationship with lawyer!
196: Twyla Verhelst is an accountant and runner [podcast]
Jul 10, 2019 • 31 min
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.
195: Graeme Gordon is a CEO, Yankees fan, and Shakespeare actor [podcast]
Jul 3, 2019 • 32 min
Graeme Gordon 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.
194.5: Green Apple Slices Finale [podcast]
Jul 1, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel close out the Green Apple Slices episodes.
194: Justin McAuliffe is an accountant, vacuumer, and driver [podcast]
Jun 26, 2019 • 33 min
Justin also talks about being a rideshare driver as a way of getting out of the house and to improve his interpersonal skills!
193.5: 7 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated Besides Money [podcast]
Jun 24, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc article “7 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated Besides Money” by Bubba Page.
193: Amanda Wilkie is a consultant and hobby collector [podcast]
Jun 19, 2019 • 24 min
Amanda has a passion for trying new things and learning new skills varying from motorcycle riding, inline skating, running, and more!
192.5: Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture [podcast]
Jun 17, 2019 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a HBR article “Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture” by John Coleman.
192: Ben Wann is an accountant and home remodeler [podcast]
Jun 12, 2019 • 22 min
Ben tells us how a disastrous home purchase led to his passion for remodeling homes and how it helps improve his project management skills.
191.5: New Study Shows Surprising Links Between Salary, Stress And Employee Engagement [podcast]
Jun 10, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article “New Study Shows Surprising Links Between Salary, Stress And Employee Engagement” by Chris Westfall.
191: Drew Chambers is a marketer and cyclist [podcast]
Jun 5, 2019 • 27 min
Drew tells John about his experiences in different work cultures from working on wall-street, to his own startup business.
190.5: Building Your Corporate Culture: More Like a Culinary Art Than a Science? [podcast]
Jun 3, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a CIO article “Building your corporate culture: more like a culinary art than a science?” by Randy Pennington.
190: Ashley Byma is an accountant and cake decorator [podcast]
May 29, 2019 • 23 min
Ashley tells John about how the Green Apple message has affected her and her co-workers at BeachFleischman since his visit to them this past Fall. She also talks about how she hopes to use her passion for baking and decorating cakes for client…
189.5: Employee Engagement: 4 Things Disney Says You Need [podcast]
May 27, 2019 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Legend article, “Employee Engagement: 4 Things Disney Says You Need” by Lisa Sperow.
189: Trevor Halcomb is a tax associate and CrossFit junkie [podcast]
May 22, 2019 • 21 min
Trevor talks with John on how the Green Apple message has affected him.
188.5: How Viewing Your People As Individuals Can Dramatically Impact Your Bottom Line [podcast]
May 20, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Frobes article, “How Viewing Your People As Individuals Can Dramatically Impact Your Bottom Line” by Jeneen Masih.
188: Joshua Jenson is a CPA and Gordon Gekko protege [podcast]
May 15, 2019 • 33 min
JJ tells John about how his grandfather played a large part in his career choice and how he applies his lifestyle towards his clients and his children!
187.5: 6 Secrets to Staying Happy at Work [podcast]
May 13, 2019 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Thrive Global article, “6 Secrets to Staying Happy at Work” by Glassdoor.
187: Lorilyn Crum is an accountant and health enthusiast [podcast]
May 8, 2019 • 31 min
Lorilyn talks with John about her softball career and how her passion for living a healthy lifestyle affects her life both personal and professionally.
186.5: 3 Reasons Why Companies Like Cisco Want Their Employees To Have A Life Outside Of Work [podcast]
May 6, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Work It Daily article, “3 Reasons Why Companies Like Cisco Want Their Employees To Have A Life Outside Of Work” by Jennifer McCann.
186: Michael Durant is an accountant and financial literacy teacher [podcast]
May 1, 2019 • 29 min
Michael Durant joins us to talk about how teaching and participating in outreach programs have benefitted his career
185.5: Focus on Employee Work Passion, Not Employee Engagement [podcast]
Apr 29, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Workforce, “Focus on Employee Work Passion, Not Employee Engagement” by Drea Zigarmi and Randy Conley.
185: Alan Long is a CPA, hunter, and Harley rider [podcast]
Apr 24, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode, Alan shares his experience in the accounting business and how the overall landscape has changed over time allowing individuals to be different from what they talk about at work.
184.5: These 5 Management Practices Create Uncommonly Successful Workplaces [podcast]
Apr 22, 2019 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a 15Five article, “These 5 Management Practices Create Uncommonly Successful Workplaces” by David Hassell.
184: Moreen Leisen is an accountant and makes kombucha [podcast]
Apr 17, 2019 • 22 min
Moreen is a listener of The Green Apple Podcast and reached out to John because she wanted to share her story of finding her passion and how it affects her career as an accountant!
183.5: Feel Like a Boring Boss? How to Improve Employee Engagement in the Workplace [podcast]
Apr 15, 2019 • 8 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Jostle article, “Feel Like a Boring Boss? How to Improve Employee Engagement in the Workplace” by UpGifs.com.
183: Daniel Siemens is a model ship builder and tax analyst [podcast]
Apr 10, 2019 • 25 min
Daniel Siemens, a tax analyst for SCL Health in Denver, Colorado, talks to John about a rare passion of his.
182.5: Do These Things to Create an Engaging Employee Experience From Start to Finish [podcast]
Apr 8, 2019 • 7 min
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.
182: Jon Maki is an accountant and surfer
Apr 3, 2019 • 23 min
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.
181.5: 7 Reasons why Organizational Culture is Important [podcast]
Apr 1, 2019 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Jostle article, “7 Reasons why Organizational Culture is Important” by Corey Moseley.
181: Irina Morozova is a ballroom dancer and an auditor [podcast]
Mar 27, 2019 • 21 min
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!
180.5: Employers: Don’t Stop Your Team From Building Personal Brands [podcast]
Mar 25, 2019 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Employers: Don’t Stop Your Team From Building Personal Brands” by Christine Michel Carter.
180: Kevin Izevbigie started his own business to travel the world [podcast]
Mar 20, 2019 • 26 min
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’.
179.5: How to Understand Your Current Company Culture [podcast]
Mar 18, 2019 • 8 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a The Balance Careers article, “How to Understand Your Current Company Culture” by Susan M Heathfield.
179: Phil Yaeger teaches accounting, collects baseballs, and talks to celebrities [podcast]
Mar 13, 2019 • 35 min
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!
178.5: 5 Sure Signs You Work for a Great Company [podcast]
Mar 11, 2019 • 7 min
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.
178: Josh, Fred, and Tonisha spit hot fire [podcast]
Mar 6, 2019 • 26 min
Josh Hemmrich, Fred Lamb, and Tonisha Spratte were encouraged to put together a rap video for their colleagues at Cherry Bekaert after one of the seniors of the firm discovered their passion making rap music.
177.5: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive [podcast]
Mar 4, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Culture iQ article, “5 Tips for Keeping Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive” by Kim Wolf.
177: Dennis Sherrin is an accountant and adventurer [podcast]
Feb 27, 2019 • 21 min
How Dennis feels you can get the best productivity out of your team by encouraging them to build relationships with each other
176.5: The Importance of Company Culture in Your 2019 Job Search [podcast]
Feb 25, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Great Resumes Fast article, “The Importance of Company Culture in Your 2019 Job Search” by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez.
176: Tom Neff is a tax partner and improv guru [podcast]
Feb 20, 2019 • 25 min
Tom talks shop with John on working in improv comedy and how he applies it to his accounting firm to engage interaction among co-workers. Tom also discusses breaking down the barrier between partners and their colleagues.
175.5: 7 Reasons Why Internal Communications is Important [podcast]
Feb 18, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Jostle article, “7 Reasons Why Internal Communications is Important” by Corey Moseley.
175: Sue McFadden is an accountant and sidecar monkey [podcast]
Feb 13, 2019 • 25 min
Sue McFadden talks to John about her adrenaline fueled passion of racing motorcycles and being a sidecar monkey and how it affects the way she is viewed by her colleagues in the workplace when they learn about this passion.
174.5: Why Rectifying Our Culture Of Overwork Is Easier Said Than Done [podcast]
Feb 11, 2019 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Fast Company article, “Why Rectifying Our Culture Of Overwork Is Easier Said Than Done” by Rachel Gillett.
174: Wray Rives raises foster kids and files tax returns [podcast]
Feb 6, 2019 • 22 min
Wray shares his experiences in raising foster children and owning his own accounting firm
173.5: Want Productive Employees? Match Work Schedules to Their Internal Clocks [podcast]
Feb 4, 2019 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc, “Want More Productive Employees? Match Their Work Schedules to Their Internal Clocks” by Minda Zetlin.
173: Andrew Van De Beek drinks whiskey and watches the Utah Jazz [podcast]
Jan 30, 2019 • 26 min
Andrew thrives on putting the culture of old world accounting behind.
172.5: What is Employee Onboarding? [podcast]
Jan 28, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Sapling article, “What is Employee Onboarding?” by Jen Dewar.
172: Brooke Mortensen plays French horn and is an accountant manager [podcast]
Jan 23, 2019 • 24 min
Brooke shares how she has been able to establish relationships by being open about her passion for performing in the symphony.
171.5: Want to Fight Employee Burnout? Focus on Well-Being [podcast]
Jan 21, 2019 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Employee Benefit Adviser article, “Want to Fight Employee Burnout? Focus on Well-Being” by Henry Albrecht.
171: Ges Ray sings his heart out [podcast]
Jan 16, 2019 • 25 min
Ges Ray is a retired banker and public speaking coach who re-discovered his love for choral singing after leaving it behind for 25 years!
170.5: The Importance Of Internal Marketing To The Employee Experience [podcast]
Jan 14, 2019 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “The Importance Of Internal Marketing To The Employee Experience” by Michael DesRochers.
170: Bill Penczak travels outside of the office [podcast]
Jan 9, 2019 • 28 min
Bill tells a couple of stories on his travel experiences how it affected his social skills in the office.
169.5: 10 Ways Leaders Can Influence Company Culture [podcast]
Jan 7, 2019 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “10 Ways Leaders Can Influence Company Culture” by William Craig.
169: Sara Sabin writes about being spiritual and grumpy and how she fell into accounting [podcast]
Jan 2, 2019 • 23 min
Sara talks about her journey from studying law, travelling, and re-establishing her passion for writing.
168.5: How Important is Corporate Culture for Employee Recruiting? [podcast]
Dec 31, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a CPA article, “How Important is Corporate Culture for Employee Recruiting?” by Isaac M. O’Bannon.
168: Year In Review [podcast]
Dec 26, 2018 • 6 min
167.5: Top Managers Play Key Role in Driving Employee Engagement [podcast]
Dec 24, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Financial Express article, “Top Managers Play Key Role in Driving Employee Engagement” by PTI.
167: Nick Levine writes restaurant reviews and travels [podcast]
Dec 19, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, Nick tells John of this natural buildup of his accounting and writing as well as the perks of his writing in both his personal and professional life.
166.5: 12 Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy Without a Raise [podcast]
Dec 17, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Business News Daily article, “12 Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy Without a Raise” by Marci Martin.
166: Josh LeBlanc cycles. goes fishing, and travels at his wife [podcast]
Dec 12, 2018 • 23 min
Josh talks about his experiences in his active lifestyle, how it has benefitted him personally as well as professionally.
165.5: Redefining Yourself When You No Longer Have Your Work Identity [podcast]
Dec 10, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Courant article, “What Next: Redefining Yourself When You No Longer Have Your Work Identity” by Sarah Wesley Lemire.
165: Laura Metz cooks and does marketing for accounting firms [podcast]
Dec 5, 2018 • 29 min
Laura talks about her path to marketing for accounting firms, discovering her love for cooking, and how food can be a universal topic of discussion.
164.5: Adopt the Means to Measure and Manage the Return on Culture Consistently [podcast]
Dec 3, 2018 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Livemint article, “Adopt the means to measure and manage the return on culture consistently” by Rajeev Peshawaria.
164: Ron Jacobson bowls his way to better engagement [podcast]
Nov 28, 2018 • 24 min
Ron talks about how his success in bowling has helped him come out of his shell as introvert and help promote a more engaging experience for his colleagues.
163.5: How Your Corporate Culture Is Leaving Money On The Table [podcast]
Nov 26, 2018 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Chief Executive article, “How Your Corporate Culture Is Leaving Money On The Table” by Euan Davis.
163: Ryan Bartholomee goes to Comic Con and tweets with celebrities [podcast]
Nov 21, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, Ryan shares some of his stories of interacting with celebrities on Twitter and even meeting some in person including Jimmy Fallon and Sidney Torres.
162.5: Forget Hiring Great People Until You Fire Your Lousy Managers [podcast]
Nov 19, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Forget Hiring Great People Until You Fire Your Lousy Managers” by Jeff Hyman.
162: Cate Miller takes a hike for charity [podcast]
Nov 14, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, Cate and I discuss how DHG encourages handling stress in a positive way and how this culture affected her overall compassion towards working with others!
161.5: How to Avoid Burnout as a Startup Founder [podcast]
Nov 12, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an EU-Startups article, “How to Avoid Burnout as a Startup Founder” by Bernardo Arnaud.
161: Kevin Wesley runs a racing company and an consulting firm [podcast]
Nov 7, 2018 • 24 min
Kevin went on to win a number of races and even setting records while eventually working his way up to co-founding his own consulting firm.
160.5: Lonely At Work? You’re Not Alone [podcast]
Nov 5, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Journal of Accountancy article, “Lonely At Work? You’re Not Alone” by Matthew Dees.
160: Clayton Oates travels the world for work and family vacation [podcast]
Oct 31, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, Clayton and I talk about how he was able to combine his passion for travelling with his professional goal of running his own business
159.5: Flexible Work Environments Improve Job Performance [podcast]
Oct 29, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a CPA article, “Flexible Work Environments Improve Job Performance”.
159: Rachel Bitz brings business to fitness and fitness to professionals [podcast]
Oct 24, 2018 • 21 min
Rachel starting powerlifting after being inspired from seeing others doing it on Instagram! Now she’s helping those in the office who want to set time aside in their busy lives for the gym.
158.5: Why Work-Life Balance is Futile—and What to Focus on Instead [podcast]
Oct 22, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a PsychCentral article, “Why Work-Life Balance is Futile—and What to Focus on Instead” by Margarita Tartakovsky.
158: Ray Strothman Dances at the Ballroom for Charity [podcast]
Oct 17, 2018 • 22 min
Ray provides publicity for his firm Strothman & Company when clients catch him at ballroom dancing events, a perfect opportunity for networking!
157.5: Researchers: Compassion from managers boosts employee productivity [podcast]
Oct 15, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a HR Dive article, “Researchers: Compassion from managers boosts employee productivity” by Valerie Bolden-Barrett.
157: Kevin Gienger cooks coffee cakes to run it off [podcast]
Oct 10, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, Kevin and I talk about why people can be reluctant to share their passions in the workplace how the offices of Boldt, Carlisle & Smith encourage their employees to share fun facts about each other.
156.5: Harvard and MIT Say A.I. Isn’t Going to Steal Your Job, But Your Colleagues Who Embrace It Will [podcast]
Oct 8, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc article, “Harvard and MIT Say A.I. Isn’t Going to Steal Your Job, But Your Colleagues Who Embrace It Will” by Adam Robinson.
156: Teryn Grater navigates the globe for better business connections [podcast]
Oct 3, 2018 • 24 min
Teryn Grater is an avid world traveler, favoring places best for hiking, kayaking, and other activities of the like. Her travels make for great conversations at ATKG, where she is currently a partner.
155.5: Pathways to becoming the CEO: Chief Engagement Officer [podcast]
Oct 1, 2018 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Pathways to becoming the CEO: Chief Engagement Officer” by Kevin Cashman.
155: Chris Meshginpoosh breakdances his way to better business relationships [podcast]
Sep 26, 2018 • 22 min
Chris Meshginpoosh has maintained an actively physical routine outside of work, where part of this included his passion for breakdancing.
154.5: Firms need to distinguish between job and organisation when it comes to employee engagement [podcast]
Sep 24, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Insight article, “Firms need to distinguish between job and organisation when it comes to employee engagement” by Neil Franklin.
154: Dave Erb hunts lighthouses and gets some unique connections at work [podcast]
Sep 19, 2018 • 19 min
Dave Erb became interested in hunting lighthouses through his passion for boating. Living in Maine has given him so many opportunities to explore areas that are harder to get to, especially by land.
153.5: AI to create new jobs, enhance employee engagement [podcast]
Sep 17, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Money Control article, “AI to create new jobs, enhance employee engagement.”
153: Rachel geocaches her way to better business skills [podcast]
Sep 12, 2018 • 21 min
Rachel started geocaching after a friend introduced her to it in college. That’s where you’re in a worldwide scavenger hunt for hidden “treasures” using your GPS.
152.5: You Are Way Too Busy [podcast]
Sep 10, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Dan Pontefract article, “You Are Way Too Busy; It’s Hampering Your Ability To Think And Be Productive.”
152: John Bly’s world travels help him unwind [podcast]
Sep 5, 2018 • 19 min
After college, John realized he wanted to expand his horizons and has been to over 40 countries on every continent except Antarctica.
151.5: People Do Not Quit Companies, Managers or Leaders - They Quit Organizational Cultures [podcast]
Sep 3, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Christie Lindor article, “People Do Not Quit Companies, Managers or Leaders - They Quit Organizational Cultures” by Christie Lindor.
151: Paul Panabaker travels his way to better business relationships [podcast]
Aug 29, 2018 • 21 min
Paul Panabaker didn’t start travelling until after he graduated and had some work in Australia. Now, he travels all the time, especially for DFK International conference and also to visit friends in Thailand.
150.5: Perspectives on Work-Life Integration: How to Make It Work For You [podcast]
Aug 27, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an FWA article, “Perspectives on Work-Life Integration: How to Make It Work For You” by the Financial Women’s Association.
150: Elizabeth Pittelkow swing dances her way to better business relationships [podcast]
Aug 22, 2018 • 23 min
Elizabeth Pittelkow enjoys swing dancing so much that she continues to take lessons and is even known to be dancing at the standing desk in her office as she moves through a problem.
149.5: Are You Having Fun at Work? [podcast]
Aug 20, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Achievers article, “Are You Having Fun at Work?” by Samira Hafezi.
149: Roger Swanger heads outdoors for better client relationships [podcast]
Aug 15, 2018 • 15 min
Roger found that becoming a member at Ducks Unlimited allowed him to find others with similar interests who also happened to also be businesspeople in the community.
148.5: When Brand Strategy And Corporate Culture Collide [podcast]
Aug 13, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “When Brand Strategy And Corporate Culture Collide” by Levetica Watts.
148: Bobby Chadha turns to video games for unique connections at work [podcast]
Aug 8, 2018 • 20 min
Bobby Chadha turns to his Xbox or PC for games of Call of Duty, FIFA, and Civilization. He finds it’s a good way to relax and unwind after work and even creates some fun connections with other gamers at work.
147.5: How Much Does Employee Turnover Really Cost? [podcast]
Aug 6, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Lattice article, “How Much Does Employee Turnover Really Cost?”
147: Ivy Anderson’s black belts lead to better business skills [podcast]
Aug 1, 2018 • 21 min
Ivy Anderson started going to yoga classes at the Peace School in Chicago. She’s now working on her third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves how it combines with her yoga to impact her life.
146.5: Guiding Principles for Building a Successful Organisational Culture [podcast]
Jul 30, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Employee Connect, “Guiding Principles for Building a Successful Organisational Culture.”
146: Dan Keith rocks his way to better business relationships [podcast]
Jul 25, 2018 • 17 min
Dan Keith is a CEO who was once in a band that toured across the U.S. and Canada.
145.5: 5 Blueprints for Organisational Success [podcast]
Jul 23, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Undercover Recruiter article, “5 Blueprints for Organisational Success”.
145: Donny Shimamoto eats his way to better client relationships [podcast]
Jul 18, 2018 • 18 min
Donny Shimamoto grew up in Hawaii with very practical parents, so he didn’t get to travel much until after college. Now he travels all the time and people have gotten to know him through his social media posts about the food he eats wherever he visits.
144.5: How Understanding the Needs of Millennial Employees can Improve your Business [podcast]
Jul 16, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Irish Independent article, “How Understanding the Needs of Millennial Employees can Improve your Business” by Caroline McEnery.
144: Jennifer Warawa fosters better client relationships [podcast]
Jul 11, 2018 • 28 min
Jennifer Warawa and her husband have been foster parents for a little over four years. Since they didn’t have children of their own, the couple decided to get certified after hearing about a small nonprofit agency in Atlanta that was struggling to find
143.5: Employee Experience Boiled Down To One Word [podcast]
Jul 9, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Chief Executive article, “Employee Experience Boiled Down To One Word” by Lior Arussy.
143: Jim Bourke’s passion for baseball cards leads to better business skills [podcast]
Jul 4, 2018 • 29 min
Jim Bourke started collecting baseball cards as a kid and now has every Topps baseball card except one – Mickey Mantle’s 1952 rookie card #311. He says he’ll be buying it the day after his last child graduates college.
142.5: 5 Ways to Develop More Meaningful Relationships at Work [podcast]
Jul 2, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc article, “5 Ways to Develop More Meaningful Relationships at Work” by Beth Fisher-Yoshida.
142: Chris McCabe hits the lacrosse field for better business skills [podcast]
Jun 27, 2018 • 23 min
Chris McCabe has been playing both hockey and lacrosse since he was young. He had an older brother who also played, so he helped mentor Chris.
141.5: Why Culture Doesn’t Just Happen [podcast]
Jun 25, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Think Growth article, “Why Culture Doesn’t Just Happen” by Katie Burke.
141: Hannah Horton and Abby Parsons fiddle their way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Jun 20, 2018 • 19 min
Not only did playing the fiddle give Hannah and Abby a reason to look forward to Saturdays during busy season, but it helped them in ways they couldn’t have imagined.
140.5: Research Shows a Simple Way to Increase Your Engagement at Work [podcast]
Jun 18, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Harvard Business Review article, “Research Shows a Simple Way to Increase Your Engagement at Work” by Michael Parke and Justin Weinhardt.
140: Darcy Boerio heads to the dojo for better business skills [podcast]
Jun 13, 2018 • 21 min
Darcy Boerio always enjoyed running, especially when her son was a baby and could be pushed in a jogging stroller. But once he was too old for that, Darcy struggled to find a fitness activity they could both do together.
139.5: It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [podcast]
Jun 11, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Entrepreneur Europe article, “It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture” by Eric Siu.
139: Mark Winburn sings his way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Jun 6, 2018 • 20 min
Mark Winburn had always played musical instruments but it never occurred to him to try singing until he was at a Young Life meeting. Then he started with his college choir and later became a member of his church choir.
138.5: 4 Ways Corporate Culture Positively Affects Your Bottom Line [podcast]
Jun 4, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Idea Vault article, “4 Ways Corporate Culture Positively Affects Your Bottom Line” by Eric Sivertsen.
138: Tom Wheeland hikes his way to better business skills [podcast]
May 30, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, Tom and I talk about hiking and his other passions of playing tennis and watching Notre Dame sports have allowed him to have other dimensions for him to talk about when meeting new people at work.
137.5: Here’s How to Nail Authenticity in the Workplace [podcast]
May 28, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Campaign US article, “Here’s How to Nail Authenticity in the Workplace” by Rob Davis.
137: Carl Reader lifts his way to better business skills [podcast]
May 23, 2018 • 30 min
Carl Reader started lifting weights a few years ago as a way to stay healthy. He really enjoyed it because he was in control and there are always new goals to achieve when training.
136.5: 5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Through Good Leadership [podcast]
May 21, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a CMS Wire article, “5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Through Good Leadership” by Dom Nicastro.
136: Mark works his magic for better business connections [podcast]
May 16, 2018 • 33 min
Mark Lee first got into magic as a way to impress the girls when he was in secondary school. He was good enough to soon begin entertaining at children’s parties by the age of 14 and later become a member of The Magic Circle.
135.5: How To Use Coaching To Skyrocket Employee Engagement [podcast]
May 14, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a PayScale article, “How To Use Coaching To Skyrocket Employee Engagement” by Conrado Tapado.
135: Nick Nappo buzzes in for better coworker connections [podcast]
May 9, 2018 • 32 min
A few years ago, Nick Nappo joined his brother for trivia night at a local restaurant. Now, he’s a member of the team that won the World Tavern Trivia Championship held in Atlantic City!
134.5: A Burnout Culture Led to Record Attrition at PwC. So It Changed Its Approach [podcast]
May 7, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Fortune article, “A Burnout Culture Led to Record Attrition at PwC. So It Changed Its Approach” by Andrew Nusca.
134: Joel McKay’s BMX tricks help him stand out [podcast]
May 2, 2018 • 31 min
Joel is interested in many things outside of work – like BMX bikes, road cycling, woodworking, snow skiing, and playing drums in a band.
133.5: Why Hobbies Make You Happy [podcast]
Apr 30, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a The Cut article, “Why Hobbies Make You Happy” by Susie Neilson.
133: Bill Jones Jr runs, bikes and swims to business relationships [podcast]
Apr 25, 2018 • 31 min
Bill Jones began exercising about 15 years ago when he weighed 300 lbs. A coworker mentioned that he was going to the YMCA one day, invited Bill, and that’s when he began walking the track.
132.5: The NewLaw Firm Shunning Short-Term Fixes for Staff Engagement [podcast]
Apr 23, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Lawyers Weekly, “The NewLaw Firm Shunning Short-Term Fixes for Staff Engagement” by Melissa Coade.
132: Blake Oliver turns to music to bring creativity to business [podcast]
Apr 18, 2018 • 33 min
Blake Oliver started playing the cello when he was young and eventually became a member of the San Francisco Youth Symphony.
131.5: Five Corporate Culture Fixes for BPM Success [podcast]
Apr 16, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an IT Web article, “Five Corporate Culture Fixes for BPM Success” by Marilyn de Villiers.
131: Marc Hendrikson fosters better business relationships [podcast]
Apr 11, 2018 • 32 min
Marc Hendrikson and his wife adopted their first daughter from Guatemala. Since then, they’ve adopted three more children and fostered countless others.
130.5: Why Small Businesses Have the Happiest Employees [podcast]
Apr 9, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a The Week article, “Why Small Businesses Have the Happiest Employees” by Laura Oliver.
130: Mark Wickersham hits a new gear for better client service [podcast]
Apr 4, 2018 • 31 min
Mark Wickersham started cycling in his early 20’s after a friend lent him a bicycle. He had grown up orienteering but experienced some knee problems in his late teens, so cycling was a nice alternative to feed his addiction to exercise.
129.5: Boost Employee Productivity In 20 Minutes: My Experience With Nap Rooms At CES 2018 [podcast]
Apr 2, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Boost Employee Productivity In 20 Minutes: My Experience With Nap Rooms At CES 2018” by LaKisha Greenwade.
129: Wade Becker gets his adrenalin pumping for better business connections [podcast]
Mar 28, 2018 • 38 min
Wade Becker is always up for an adventure – whether it’s flying in his experimental class airplane or SCUBA diving in the Palau Islands in the South Pacific.
128.5: Want a Better Everything at Work? Use These 3 Strategies to Boost Happiness and Results [podcast]
Mar 26, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc article, “Want a Better Everything at Work? Use These 3 Strategies to Boost Happiness and Results” by Ellen Petry Leanse.
128: Wesley Middleton jams his way to being a better business leader [podcast]
Mar 21, 2018 • 28 min
Wesley Middleton was young when he learned that he could play the piano by ear. He began to play in church and even picked up the trumpet when he was in high school. Now he’s followed in his father’s footsteps and plays the organ in his church’s ban
127.5: Turning Workplace Happiness Into Business Success for SMEs [podcast]
Mar 19, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Business 2 Community article, “Turning Workplace Happiness Into Business Success for SMEs” by Matthew Foster.
127: Nina Kaufman chants her way to better business relationships [podcast]
Mar 14, 2018 • 32 min
Nina Kaufman was called to come back to her faith after her Grandfather passed away and she soon found herself chanting Torah as part of the service.
126.5: Budget-Friendly Tips To Boost Employee Happiness [podcast]
Mar 12, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Budget-Friendly Tips To Boost Employee Happiness” by Alan Kohll.
126: Teaching others helps Patrick Kmieciak sharpen his business skills [podcast]
Mar 7, 2018 • 22 min
Patrick Kmieciak started tutoring when he was in college after a friend said that he was going to do it. A friendly competition arose between the two to see who could do it fastest.
125.5: Attention Entrepreneurial Leaders: Are You — And Your Employees — ‘Bore-E-Gaged?’ [podcast]
Mar 5, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Attention Entrepreneurial Leaders: Are You — And Your Employees — ‘Bore-E-Gaged?’” by Randy H Nelson.
125: Josh Lance uncorks great client connections [podcast]
Feb 28, 2018 • 27 min
Josh Lance started making shiraz and zinfandel wines with a friend several years ago. He found that the process was very similar to accounting, in that the process is very detail-oriented and there’s a fair amount of math.
124.5: 9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk [podcast]
Feb 26, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc article, “9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk” by Marcel Schwantes.
124: Andrew Logan rides his Harley to better client relationships [podcast]
Feb 21, 2018 • 26 min
Andrew Logan started riding since he was 8 years old, when his father bought him a dirt bike. He took a break after a bad accident in his early 20’s but now rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle to work every day from May through December.
123.5: New Research Reveals Breakdown Between Employees and Employers in Recognition, Trust and Communication of Mission and Values [podcast]
Feb 19, 2018 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Reward Gateway article, “New Research Reveals Breakdown Between Employees and Employers in Recognition, Trust and Communication of Mission and Values”.
123: Hayden Nilson minds the net for better connections [podcast]
Feb 14, 2018 • 18 min
Hayden Nilson plays state championship hockey about once a week, but has moved on to coaching and being on the Board of Directors for his old Youth Hockey League.
122.5: 1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees Is at Risk of Burnout [podcast]
Feb 12, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Harvard Business Review article, “1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees Is at Risk of Burnout” by Emma Seppala and Julia Moeller
122: Mathew Heggem choreographs a dance between arts and business [podcast]
Feb 7, 2018 • 35 min
Mathew Heggem started dancing as a child after realizing he wasn’t a good enough singer for the lead parts in the local children’s theater musicals.
121.5: How to fix your company’s culture, according to former Netflix exec Patty McCord [podcast]
Feb 5, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Recode article, “How to Fix Your Company’s Culture, According to Former Netflix Exec Patty McCord” by Patty McCord.
121: Sean Stein Smith drums his way to better business skills [podcast]
Jan 31, 2018 • 26 min
Dr. Sean Stein Smith started playing the drums when he was 8 years old because they provide the driving force for all of music. He was a member of his high school marching band and later his college’s pep band.
120.5: Engaging Environment Challenges Explained [podcast]
Jan 29, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a HR Director article, “Engaging Environment Challenges Explained” by Nigel Purse.
120: Tom Schneider goes “all in” for better business skills [podcast]
Jan 24, 2018 • 32 min
Tom Schneider was named the World Series of Poker Player of the Year in 2007. He learned how to play from his mother when he was young, where he quickly learned how to read people actions and how they’re motivated.
119.5: The Marketing Tactics That Can Improve Your Employee Engagement Efforts [podcast]
Jan 22, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Huffpost article, “The Marketing Tactics That Can Improve Your Employee Engagement Efforts” by Jason Nochlin.
119: Scott Hoppe pedals his way to better work connections [podcast]
Jan 17, 2018 • 24 min
Scott Hoppe got into cycling when he was a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He bought an $800 bike and began riding it everywhere he went as a way to exercise and lose some weight.
118.5: Employee Engagement in the Workplace [podcast]
Jan 15, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a SocialTalent article, “Employee Engagement in the Workplace” by Michelle McSweeney.
118: Ted Barton jokes his way to better coworker connections [podcast]
Jan 10, 2018 • 30 min
Ted Barton first stepped on a comedy stage as a junior at the University of Central Florida. Since then, he’s even followed an acoustic set at an open mic by the lead singer of “We The Kings” and recently did a show in New York City.
117.5: Satisfy Your Employees’ Desire To Connect [podcast]
Jan 8, 2018 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Satisfy Your Employees’ Desire To Connect” by Todd Richardson.
117: Becca Shane runs her way to better coworker connections [podcast]
Jan 3, 2018 • 27 min
Becca Shane didn’t get into running until eight years ago but she hasn’t stopped since, running 38 races in that time.
116.5: In the Workplace: Improving Employees’ Work-Life Balance [podcast]
Jan 1, 2018 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Money article, “In the Workplace: Improving Employees’ Work-Life Balance” by Diane Stafford.
116: Kay Morgan gathers coworkers around the dining table for better connections [podcast]
Dec 27, 2017 • 26 min
Kay Morgan has always loved trying new recipes – and the wine that goes along with it. As she began to bring on clients and hire new staff, she realized that food is something that everyone can relate to.
115: Chris Morrison shares adventures for better coworker connections [podcast]
Dec 20, 2017 • 23 min
Chris Morrison has always been very active and that hasn’t stopped even though he’s with a public accounting firm. While Ragner Relays and hiking are his two biggest passions, he’s also skydived several times and been a licensed helicopter pilot.
114.5: Science Found the 5 Things That Drive Employees to Go Above and Beyond [podcast]
Dec 18, 2017 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc article, “Science Found the 5 Things That Drive Employees to Go Above and Beyond” by Marcel Schwantes.
114: Damien Martin’s jazz piano creates stronger client connections [podcast]
Dec 14, 2017 • 32 min
Damien Martin has been playing piano since he was very young. He liked it so much, he majored in music at the University of California, Berkeley and was often paid to perform with jazz ensembles when he lived in the Bay Area.
113.5: RSM’s 2nd annual ‘90-90-9’ program awards staff $90K [podcast]
Dec 11, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Accounting Today article, “RSM’s 2nd Annual ‘90-90-9’ Program Awards Staff $90K” by Sean McCabe.
113: Jason Hastie rocks his way to better client connections [podcast]
Dec 6, 2017 • 29 min
Jason Hastie is the lead singer for Jason Hastie and The Alibi, a Top50 Canadian country band that was ACMA nominated for Group of the Year in 2015.
112.5: Your Company’s Culture is Who You Hire, Fire, & Promote [podcast]
Dec 4, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Medium article, “Your Company’s Culture is Who You Hire, Fire, & Promote” by Dr. Cameron Sepah.
112: Sahand Kargosha studies the past for better connections in the present [podcast]
Nov 29, 2017 • 30 min
Sahand Kargosha really likes history. Especially United States history. In an effort to learn as much as he can, he’s read many books about the Civil War and both World Wars.
111.5: The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement [podcast]
Nov 27, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement” by Dan Pontefract.
111: Guy Pearson rides the waves to better coworker connections [podcast]
Nov 22, 2017 • 32 min
Guy Pearson likes to work. A lot. He started his own firm, Interactive Accounting, one of the first cloud accounting firms in Australia, and a few years later, he started Practice Ignition.
110.5: 28 Year Old CEOs Favorite Question to Ask in a Job Interview
Nov 20, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Business Insider UK article, “A 28-year-old CEO Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Shares his Favorite Question to Ask in a Job Interview” by Catherine Rice.
110: John broadcasts live from the QB Connect Conference in San Jose [podcast]
Nov 17, 2017 • 27 min
John Garrett takes his digital recorder around the QB Connect Conference to interview accountants who are shattering the stereotype.
109: John broadcasts live from the QB Connect Conference in San Jose [podcast]
Nov 16, 2017 • 27 min
John Garrett takes his digital recorder around the QB Connect Conference to interview accountants who are shattering the stereotype
108: John broadcasts live from the QB Connect Conference in San Jose [podcast]
Nov 15, 2017 • 32 min
John Garrett takes his digital recorder around the QB Connect Conference to interview accountants who are shattering the stereotype.
107.5: How to move beyond the rhetoric on employee engagement [podcast]
Nov 13, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a People Management article, “How to move beyond the rhetoric on employee engagement” by Georgi Gyton.
107: Ben Westbrook’s coworker connections makes others say “Bravo!” [podcast]
Nov 8, 2017 • 30 min
Ben was also fascinated by music and singing while he was growing up. It started with the children’s choir in his church and led to piano lessons when he was 8 years old.
106.5: Establish a Work Culture to Develop Your CPA Firm [podcast]
Nov 6, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an AccountingWEB article, “Establish a Work Culture to Develop Your CPA Firm” by Dominic Diongson.
106: Joey Havens hooks clients and coworkers with great firm culture [podcast]
Nov 1, 2017 • 29 min
Joey says fishing gives him a chance to recharge so he can give more energy to the HORNE team, and it humanizes him, allowing other to more easily relate.
105.5: Balancing Your Life and Career [podcast]
Oct 30, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a WFLA article, “Balancing Your Life and Career” by Jena Abernathy.
105: Chris Brown sings his way to better coworker connections [podcast]
Oct 25, 2017 • 32 min
Chris Brown grew up the son of a preacher and always knew that he would want to do some ministry when he grew up. In the 6th Grade, he learned to play the guitar and brings that talent to both the stage at church and at firm recruiting events.
104.5: The Three Foundations of a Strong Firm Culture [podcast]
Oct 23, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Accounting Today article, “The Three Foundations of a Strong Firm Culture” by Daniel Hood.
104: Amy Vetter disconnects to better connect with clients and coworkers [podcast]
Oct 18, 2017 • 25 min
Amy Vetter has wanted to be a CPA since she was a little girl, to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather. At the age of 12, she was even doing the books for her mother’s cleaning service!
103.5: People Start Hating Their Jobs at Age 35 [podcast]
Oct 16, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Bloomberg article, “People Start Hating Their Jobs at Age 35” by Chris Stokel-Walker.
103: Dave Finklang flies his way to better client connections [podcast]
Oct 11, 2017 • 34 min
Dave Finklang achieved what most little boys only dream of – becoming a pilot. He flew for Chautauqua Airlines for several years before retiring to pursue his accounting career.
102.5: 5 Surefire Ways to Make Yourself Happier at Work [podcast]
Oct 9, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Huffpost article, “5 Surefire Ways to Make Yourself Happier at Work” by Tiffany David.
102: David Leary sweats his way to better work connections [podcast]
Oct 4, 2017 • 34 min
David Leary is all about collecting splat points. If you go to an Orangetheory Fitness gym, you also collect splat points and now automatically have a connection with David.
101.5: Creating Happiness: Creative Workers Claim to be Happiest at Work [podcast]
Oct 2, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Workforce article, “Creating Happiness: Creative Workers Claim to be Happiest at Work” by Ariel Parrella-Aureli.
101: Steve Browne rocks his way to better coworker connections [podcast]
Sep 27, 2017 • 31 min
Steve Browne describes himself as a music freak. Right when he gets to his office, he turns on some music and leaves it on throughout the day.
100.5: The Case for Investing More in People [podcast]
Sep 25, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Harvard Business Review article, “The Case for Investing More in People” by Eric Garton.
100: Tony Nitti shreds his way to better connections [podcast]
Sep 20, 2017 • 37 min
Tony Nitti has been pursuing passions outside of work since before he even started his first job out of college. Having graduated a semester early, he had extra time before needing to report to the Arthur Andersen office, so he moved to Vermont to ski nea
99.5: 7 Traits That Will Help You Build Great Teams that Deliver Amazing Results [podcast]
Sep 18, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc article, “7 Traits That Will Help You Build Great Teams that Deliver Amazing Results” by Gordon Tredgold.
99: Jaime Rein soufflés her way to better client connections [podcast]
Sep 13, 2017 • 31 min
Jaime knows what working under pressure is like, having been a trained chef for many years prior to getting into bookkeeping. Being confident in your skills, having grace under fire, and “presenting the plate” to the customer are all very similar in b
98.5: Accountex Conference recap [podcast]
Sep 11, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel talk about their highlights from the Accountex Conference in Boston last week.
98: Live from Accountex [podcast]
Sep 9, 2017 • 11 min
John broadcasts live from the Accountex Conference in Boston
97: Live from Accountex [podcast]
Sep 8, 2017 • 9 min
John broadcasts live from the Accountex Conference in Boston
96: Live from Accountex [podcast]
Sep 7, 2017 • 10 min
John broadcasts live from the Accountex Conference in Boston
95: Jonathan Ankney pedals his way to better business skills [podcast]
Sep 6, 2017 • 20 min
Jonathan Ankney became an avid cyclist after starting his accounting career, using it as a way to clear his mind from work. In his words, “creative people need to think,” so this is where he’s able to process a lot that he can’t while he’s in th
94.5: 3 Reasons Employee Engagement Is Declining And How Managers Can Improve It [podcast]
Sep 4, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an ATD article, “3 Reasons Employee Engagement Is Declining And How Managers Can Improve It” by Victor Lipman.
94: Meg Vito explores her way to better connections [podcast]
Aug 30, 2017 • 33 min
Meg Vito grew up exploring with her family, often taking trips as long as three months as her parents made it a priority to see as much as possible.
93.5: 7 Deadly Sins of Employee Communication [podcast]
Aug 28, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Chicago Tribune article, “7 Deadly Sins of Employee Communication” by Sujan Patel.
93: Sammie Johannes lifts her way to better connections [podcast]
Aug 23, 2017 • 20 min
Sammie Johannes has been weight training since she was 16 years old. Her classes ended sooner than her younger brother’s, so she would spend that time at the gym next door, working with dumbbells and doing some kickboxing.
92.5: 4 Key Steps for Creating Employee Engagement [podcast]
Aug 21, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Search Party article, “4 Key Steps for Creating Employee Engagement” by Annette Ainsbury.
92: Ed Kless touches all the bases for better connections at work [podcast]
Aug 16, 2017 • 35 min
Ed Kless grew up near New York City with parents in a “mixed marriage” – one rooted for the Giants and the other rooted for the Dodgers. Luckily, both teams moved before he was born, so it was easy for him to grow up a Mets fan.
91.5: Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness [podcast]
Aug 14, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Harvard Business Review article, “Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness” by Emma Seppala and Marissa King.
91: Tim Cowley’s rugby scores big with coworkers [podcast]
Aug 9, 2017 • 29 min
Tim Cowley started playing rugby after a friend suggested they both join a team as they were watching a match on TV. It had been several years after his college football ended, but Tim thought those skills would translate well to the rugby pitch.
90.5: Don’t go to school for finance — liberal arts is the future [podcast]
Aug 7, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an ATD article, “Don’t go to school for finance — liberal arts is the future” by Abby Jackson.
90: Trent Mclaren’s beach life is perfect for coworker connections [podcast]
Aug 2, 2017 • 27 min
Trent McLaren grew up visiting his family’s beach home near Melbourne anytime his parents had a long break from work. When he moved to Sydney, he thought what better place to live than on the beach?
89.5: Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Hold Managers Accountable [podcast]
Jul 31, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an ATD article, “Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Hold Managers Accountable”.
89: Garrett Wagner cycles his way to better business relationships [podcast]
Jul 26, 2017 • 29 min
Garrett Wagner started riding bicycles when he was young and has never quit. He started riding competitively after a good friend invited him to join the team.
88.5: A Not-To-Do List to Cultivate Work-Life Balance [podcast]
Jul 24, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a HR Digest article, “A Not-To-Do List to Cultivate Work-Life Balance” by Anna Verasai.
88: Paul Meissner curls his way to better client connections [podcast]
Jul 19, 2017 • 37 min
Paul Meissner has always had a thing for winter sports. Some of his highlights include a game against the gold medal-winning Canadian Paralympic Team and another time playing a pickup game against Greg McAulay, a Canadian world champion curler.
87.5: 3 Benefits Companies Can Provide To Boost Work-Life Balance [podcast]
Jul 17, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “3 Benefits Companies Can Provide To Boost Work-Life Balance” by Rachel Ritlop.
87: Traveling the world helps Liz Mason become better at business [podcast]
Jul 12, 2017 • 32 min
Liz Mason began traveling when her Dad brought her along on business trips to London and the Caribbean. Since then, she’s been hooked and now sets her personal goal to travel at least two weeks a year to disconnect and focus on something positive.
86.5: HR’s Vital Role in How Employees Spend Their Time, Talent, and Energy [podcast]
Jul 10, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Harvard Business Review article, “HR’s Vital Role in How Employees Spend Their Time, Talent, and Energy” by Eric Garton.
86: Michael Wherry skis his way to better business skills [podcast]
Jul 5, 2017 • 28 min
Michael Wherry has been downhill skiing since he was very young. And now he’s gotten his daughter in the sport, even taking a trip together to Breckenridge, Colorado this past winter.
85.5: How To Build An Innovative Workplace Culture With Experimentation [podcast]
Jul 3, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “How To Build An Innovative Workplace Culture With Experimentation” by Daniel Newman.
85: Andy Wang picks his way to better client connections [podcast]
Jun 28, 2017 • 27 min
Andy Wang started playing guitar just after graduating high school and later joined a punk rock/ska band when he was in college.
84.5: Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as CEO Amid a Shareholder Revolt [podcast]
Jun 26, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Washington Post article, “Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO amid a shareholder revolt” by Elizabeth Dwoskin.
84: Drew Carrick raps his way to better work connections [podcast]
Jun 21, 2017 • 28 min
Drew Carrick, aka “Petty Ca$h”, has always wanted to entertain those around him. Whether it’s his original rap songs about accounting or him being his college mascot for a few events, Drew really enjoys standing out, so he was a natural fit for the Green
83.5: Ten Company Rules That Destroy Trust And Teamwork [podcast]
Jun 19, 2017 • 8 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Ten Company Rules That Destroy Trust And Teamwork” by Liz Ryan.
83: Chris Ekimoff swims his way to better coworker connections [podcast]
Jun 14, 2017 • 32 min
Chris Ekimoff refers to himself as a “swammer”, as in someone that used to swim competitively. So competitive in fact that he was a member of the Saint Bonaventure University swimming team who won the 2006 NCAA National Championship.
82.5: Why You Should Never Follow Your Passion [podcast]
Jun 12, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Entrepreneur article, “Why You Should Never Follow Your Passion” by Bryan Elliott.
82: Jeff Crosley hits all the right notes for coworker connections [podcast]
Jun 7, 2017 • 31 min
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.
81.5: Pushing Past the Fear of Looking Stupid [podcast]
Jun 5, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Thin Difference article, “Pushing Past the Fear of Looking Stupid” by Eric Torrence.
81: Amy Hancock’s on both sides of the camera [podcast]
May 31, 2017 • 26 min
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.
80.5: Improving Employee Engagement [podcast]
May 29, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a CultureIQ article, “Improving Employee Engagement” by Sarah Greesonbach.
80: Steve Snyder tailgates his way to better relationships [podcast]
May 24, 2017 • 26 min
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.
79.5: 6 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement [Podcast]
May 22, 2017 • 8 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Human Resource Executive Online article, “6 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement” by Sreeni Kutam.
79: Warwick Jackson finds the big sticks for better connections [podcast]
May 17, 2017 • 33 min
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.
78.5: The Top Three Factors Driving Employee Burnout [podcast]
May 15, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “The Top Three Factors Driving Employee Burnout” by Joyce Maroney.
78: Scott Duda hits the fairways for better client connections [podcast]
May 10, 2017 • 26 min
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.
77.5: Why Engagement Happens in Employees’ Hearts, Not Their Minds [podcast]
May 8, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Fast Company article, “Why Engagement Happens in Employees’ Hearts, Not Their Minds” by Mark C. Crowley.
77: Meri Amber writes the songs that make the accountanting world sing [podcast]
May 3, 2017 • 26 min
Meri Amber is a singer of crazy songs. The geek pop singer-songwriter graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in commerce (accounting) but has gone on to a popular music career performing her original songs all over Australia and New Zealand
76.5: Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buy Us So Little [podcast]
May 1, 2017 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Harvard Business Review article, “Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buy Us So Little” by Jacob Morgan.
76: Cindy Schroeder’s love of Disney creates magical client connections [podcast]
Apr 26, 2017 • 26 min
Cindy Schroeder is such a fan of all things Disney, that she considers herself to be a true “Disnerd”. So much so that she’s an Annual Walt Disney Passholder, allowing to take in as much Disney as her schedule will allow.
75.5: Organizational Culture [podcast]
Apr 24, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Virgin Pulse article, “Organizational Culture”.
75: Stacy Mueller bakes her way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Apr 19, 2017 • 28 min
Stacy Mueller might be the most popular person in the office, taking the time to bake cakes to celebrate people’s birthdays. Seriously, who doesn’t love cake?!?
74.5: Four Steps for Improving Employee Engagement [podcast]
Apr 17, 2017 • 3 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School article, “Four Steps for Improving Employee Engagement”.
74: Brian Wagner’s fly-fishing nets stronger client relationships [podcast]
Apr 12, 2017 • 29 min
Brian Wagner wasn’t exactly in love with fly fishing the first few times he went, but a friend had invited him and promised cold beer was involved. After a few times, he began to learn the knots and techniques to catch fish and it became a lot more fun.
73.5: Japan Inc. Moving Toward 4-Day Work Week [podcast]
Apr 10, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Nikkei Asian Review article, “Japan Inc. moving toward 4-day work week”.
73: Rebekah Brown takes food just as seriously as coworker relationships [podcast]
Apr 5, 2017 • 34 min
Rebekah Brown is a foodie. She’s also a football superfan. And very involved in her church community.
72.5: What Great Managers Do Daily [podcast]
Apr 3, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Harvard Business Review article, “What Great Managers Do Daily” by Ryan Fuller and Nina Shikaloff
72: Brett Austin Cooper builds community all over the world [podcast]
Mar 29, 2017 • 31 min
Brett Cooper is always looking to feel more personally connected with others. It started out organizing activities for his peers at his first public accounting firm but then shifted to those less fortunate half the world away.
71.5: An ‘Employee Value Proposition’ Mindset Just Might Fix Employee Engagement [podcast]
Mar 27, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “An ‘Employee Value Proposition’ Mindset Just Might Fix Employee Engagement” by Rod Wagner.
71: Lauren Thiel shows coworkers to just be yourself [podcast]
Mar 22, 2017 • 28 min
Lauren Thiel follows the motto “Always be yourself, unless you can be Beyonce!” As a little girl, Lauren’s parents enrolled her in dance class in hopes that it would teach her discipline. What they didn’t realize she was now heading down a path where danc
70.5: Are You Creating Deep Interactions? [podcast]
Mar 20, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Business 2 Community article, “Are You Creating Deep Interactions?” by Dave Brock.
70: Ron Baker’s passion drives deeper client connections [podcast]
Mar 15, 2017 • 33 min
Ron Baker really hates the billable hour. I mean really, really, really hates it. And you can throw in timesheets, too, while you’re at it.
69.5: Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive [podcast]
Mar 13, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive” by Ryan Fuller and Nina Shikaloff.
69: Chris Callegari salsa dances his way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Mar 8, 2017 • 30 min
Chris Callegari admits he’s the last person he thought would ever try salsa dancing, let alone performing of any kind. But shortly after he graduated college, he was looking for a new challenge and signed up after for salsa classes after seeing an ad in a
68.5: Why We Shouldn’t Tell Workers When to Unplug [podcast]
Mar 6, 2017 • 6 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Why We Shouldn’t Tell Workers When to Unplug” by Susanna Schrobsdorff.
68: Chris Hooper power lifts his way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Mar 1, 2017 • 29 min
Chris Hooper took the roundabout way into accounting — from wrestling promoter at the age of 13 to power lifting competitor to entrepreneur. He’d always been good at making money, but never good at keeping it, so he figured he needed to study up on accou
67.5: Seven Ways To Listen To Your Team (Without Taking A Survey) [podcast]
Feb 27, 2017 • 4 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Seven Ways To Listen To Your Team (Without Taking A Survey)” by Liz Ryan.
67: Jennie Moore skates her way to better client connections [podcast]
Feb 22, 2017 • 30 min
Jennie Moore has been figure skating since she was very little. It’s something almost everyone does growing up in Canada. Even today, she continues to perform in competitions and can be found practising at the skating rink alongside her children.
66.5: Friedman LLP Implements New Flexible Work/Life Program [podcast]
Feb 20, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Accounting Today article, “Friedman LLP Implements New Flexible Work/Life Program” by Sean McCabe.
66: David Beasley brings the harmony to coworker relationships [podcast]
Feb 15, 2017 • 33 min
David Beasley loves music. So much so that he spent several years composing for and performing in the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band near Omaha, NE.
65.5: The Most Interesting People Know This Self-Marketing Secret [podcast]
Feb 13, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss an Inc. article, “The Most Interesting People Know This Self-Marketing Secret” by Miranda Marcus.
65: Tyler Crawford & AJ VanderWoude rap their way to better client connections [podcast]
Feb 8, 2017 • 24 min
When Tyler Crawford and AJ VanderWoude started at BMSS a few years ago, little did they know they’d be creating original rap videos – the latest being CPA’s on Fleek.
64.5: Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions [podcast]
Feb 6, 2017 • 7 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Forbes article, “Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions” by Lisa Quast.
64: Byron Patrick doesn’t horse around with client relationships [podcast]
Feb 1, 2017 • 32 min
Byron Patrick spends a lot of time shoveling horse manure. Literally. It’s what comes with the territory as the owner of a small horse farm.
63.5: How your Company’s Unwritten Rules can Break its Culture [podcast]
Jan 30, 2017 • 8 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Financial Review article, “How your Company’s Unwritten Rules can Break its Culture” by Steve Simpson.
63: Jon Chudy is an Ace with coworker relationships [podcast]
Jan 25, 2017 • 25 min
Jon Chudy did something he had always dreamed about since he was a kid — play professional baseball. While his career was short-lived, those skills he developed from years of playing baseball have translated directly to his accounting career. Not only t
62.5: How to Build Instant Rapport in an Interview [podcast]
Jan 23, 2017 • 5 min
This week, John and Rachel discuss a Wall Street Journal article, “How to Build Instant Rapport in an Interview: Small talk can have a big impact on the outcome; tips from bartenders and comedians” by Sue Shellenbarger.
62: Rebecca Kelley travels the world for better client relationships [podcast]
Jan 18, 2017 • 32 min
Rebecca Kelley grew up taking one big family trip a year — to Mexico every Spring Break. Since then, she has visited a total of 14 countries, even studying abroad in India while she was in college.
61: Scott Usher plays the part at work and on stage [podcast]
Jan 11, 2017 • 27 min
Scott Usher’s first theater audition was for a background role in South Pacific. When the Director found out he knew all the songs, he was immediately cast.
60: Holly DeVito hammers away for stronger client relationships [podcast]
Jan 4, 2017 • 28 min
Holly DeVito and her husband started remodeling houses several years ago on a whim as they wanted to update the house they were living in.
59: Rachel Fisch sings her way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Dec 28, 2016 • 30 min
Rachel really enjoys singing. And she happens to be really good at it as well. So much so that she was the director of a choir and sang a duet for her church’s Christmas service.
58: Brad Moore’s new drop zone is the corner office [podcast]
Dec 21, 2016 • 30 min
Brad served in the Canadian Special Forces and has used this experience every day in his corporate career, especially as a CEO.
57: Dawn Brolin plays her way to better work relationships [podcast]
Dec 14, 2016 • 30 min
Dawn Brolin is all about having fun, especially in the office. Whether it’s nerf guns or shooting hoops outside, she is right there in the center of it all, which is pretty unique considering she’s the CEO.
56: Bailey Smith rocks her way to better client connections [podcast]
Dec 7, 2016 • 29 min
Bailey Smith’s is best summed up by her twitter byline which reads, “Accounting is her trade, music is her passion.”
55: Jen Gardner makes business connections a full contact sport [podcast]
Nov 30, 2016 • 26 min
A few years ago, Jen Gardner saw a flyer for learning roller derby basic skills. Now she’s a regular player on Mob Squad team in the Providence Roller Derby League.
54: Ingrid Edstrom breathes fire into client relationships [podcast]
Nov 23, 2016 • 32 min
Ingrid Edstrom is definitely not your stereotypical bookkeeper. She breathes fire, plays Irish music in a band and makes videos with her sidekick, Penny.
53: Deja Sconiers’ coworker relationships get better with age [podcast]
Nov 15, 2016 • 25 min
After a friend came back from a South African trip with some bottles of wine, Deja knew she wanted to learn more. Now she’s got her own blog and is educating others about wine.
52: One Year Review – 50 professionals with 50 stories [podcast]
Nov 9, 2016 • 13 min
We did it! I can’t believe it’s been a year already since we started this journey of turning the definition of “stereotypical” professional upside down. Thank you so much!
51: Seth David hikes his way to better client connections [podcast]
Nov 2, 2016 • 23 min
Seth David started hiking to the top of Griffith Park as a way to exercise because it was much more interesting than going to a gym. Then he realized that talking with clients and other small business owners while hiking was much more fun than just meetin
50: Brad Barrett travel hacks his way to rewarding relationships [podcast]
Oct 22, 2016 • 34 min
One week, you create a travel on a budget blog. The next week, you’ve got a direct relationship with the corporate executives.
49: Eric Johnson tees up great coworker relationships [podcast]
Oct 19, 2016 • 27 min
Eric Johnson didn’t get his first set of golf clubs until he was in college. He never really took golf seriously until several years later when some coworkers invited him to play a round at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
48: Henry Lawson fires on all cylinders for stronger work connections [podcast]
Oct 12, 2016 • 32 min
Henry Lawson has always been fascinated with cars and anything with an engine, really. He’s built 3 cars and restored countless others, including a 1902 MMC and a 1969 Dodge Charger.
47: Jules Carman sprints her way to better coworker connections [podcast]
Oct 4, 2016 • 35 min
Julie (Jules) Carman has always been a runner, like good enough to earn a Track & Field scholarship to Cal for running 200’s kind of runner. Running also made Jules comfortable being uncomfortable, allowing her to easily mold to new situations and get t
46: Ron Shah calls play-by-play to better connections [podcast]
Sep 28, 2016 • 33 min
Shortly after starting at Hodges-Mace, one of the salespeople told Ron Shah that he’s “not the typical CFO” simply because he brought his personality to work with him. In the same way that he does in the office, Ron brings his personality to being t
45: Vinh works his magic for better coworker relationships [podcast]
Sep 21, 2016 • 32 min
Vinh Giang decided not fulfill the Asian prophecy and become an accountant, so he took a slightly different path and pursued a career as a magician.
44: Joseph Rugger hikes his way to better coworker connections [podcast]
Sep 14, 2016 • 36 min
If someone were to ask where Joseph Rugger was right now, you’re best guess would be one of our glorious National Parks. He’s been to almost all of them, from Acadia in Maine to the White Sands in New Mexico —driving his Prius all over the country.
43: Greg Papineau serves others to build better client relationships [podcast]
Sep 6, 2016 • 32 min
Greg Papineau takes service to a whole new level, especially now that he’s a Deacon in the Catholic Church.
42: Amy Cooper roots as hard for her students she does for Auburn Football [podcast]
Aug 31, 2016 • 34 min
Amy loves Auburn football. And she loves teaching accounting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Combining the two has let her give the most important lesson — professionals can be successful while also sharing their passions at work.
41: Scott Gehman camps his way to better client relationships [podcast]
Aug 24, 2016 • 36 min
Scott grew up camping in New Jersey but college and starting his career caused him to put that passion on hold for many years. He’s also always been obsessed with loud, fast cars. Now that his son is a Boy Scout, he’s able to combine the two as he loa
40: Maya Townsend’s sweet tooth strengthens client relationships [podcast]
Aug 16, 2016 • 34 min
Maya really likes chocolate. I mean really likes it. It all started when she was in college and a chocolate fudge brownie a la mode sundae made her lose track of time and space as she was in total flow with that moment in time. And now she uses chocolate
39: Mike Michalowicz strums his way to better connections [podcast]
Aug 10, 2016 • 27 min
Mike says that he isn’t good at it but he really enjoys playing the guitar. He finds that concentrating on something other than work allows him to disconnect and gives him a release to come back to the office refreshed.
38: Andrew Tarvin improvises his way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Aug 3, 2016 • 30 min
Andrew is a funny guy and has done improv comedy for years with ComedySportz, which helps his stand out even more in his engineering career..
37: Belicia Cespedes serves an ace for coworker connections
Jul 20, 2016 • 27 min
Belicia Cespedes loves tennis. She also happens to be the youngest person to ever pass the CPA Exam (at age 17).
36: Triathlete Joe Fleenor bikes, swims and runs his way to better connections [podcast]
Jul 13, 2016 • 36 min
Joe Fleenor is crazy about triathlons. He only started participating in them seven years ago but all of his coworkers and clients know this is one of his passions. Running was boring, so he needed three sports rolled up into one so it could help keep his
35: Mary Yetto hunts her way to better client relationships [podcast]
Jul 6, 2016 • 27 min
Looking at Mary Yetto, it might not be obvious that she loves to be outdoors. She’s an avid hunter and also a veteran kickball player, both of which have helped her create stronger connections both in the office and with clients.
34: Evan Hackel skis his way to business success [podcast]
Jun 28, 2016 • 34 min
Evan Hackel loves skiing. So much so that he says it’s more than a passion — it’s an addiction. He averages 60-80 days on the slopes each season, skiing all over the world. In addition to being a successful businessman who has started more than 10 compan
33: Edie Gardner’s clients loved following her as she visited all 50 states [podcast]
Jun 21, 2016 • 33 min
When Edie Gardner turned 40, she set a goal to have an experience in all 50 states over the next ten years. Mission accomplished! The stories she shares from driving through the snowy mountains in Colorado, to visiting Cracker Barrel in Tennessee, to Moun
32: Jen Slaw juggles great coworker relationships [podcast]
Jun 15, 2016 • 29 min
Jen started juggling in middle school and hasn’t stopped since, now teaching corporate audiences to be more balanced and productive. She took the balancing act literally as she spent several years performing juggling shows at night while working as a stru
31: Ruth Ross goes “all in” for better coworker relationships [podcast]
Jun 8, 2016 • 30 min
Ruth Ross learned how to play poker at age 10 from her father. Little did she realize that it would give her the skills to develop into a Human Resources executive.
30: Kelly Richmond Pope films her way to better connections [podcast]
Jun 1, 2016 • 32 min
Kelly Richmond Pope is on a mission to show what an accountant is not. Her latest project is a feature documentary All the Queens Horses about the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history.
29: Rebecca Berneck speeds to better client connections [podcast]
May 25, 2016 • 33 min
Rebecca Berneck likes to go fast. Really fast. Land speed record holder fast. All on a vintage motorcycle.
28: Christine DeAngelis trains her way to better connections [podcast]
May 11, 2016 • 34 min
This year, Christine DeAngelis will complete a half marathon and several obstacle course races, including the Bone Frog Challenge and Spartan Trifecta. Those names alone intimidate me enough to not even want to sign up. But Christine is going to do them a
27: Kristen Rampe views client connections through a different lens [podcast]
May 4, 2016 • 35 min
Kristen is a very busy woman. When she’s not running her own consulting firm, she’s shuttling her twin boys around and finding free time to pursue her creative side through art of all kinds: photography, painting, drawing, and improv.
26: Ron Seigneur clowns his way to better business relationships [podcast]
Apr 27, 2016 • 36 min
When he isn’t writing a children’s book, grilling some delicious pork chops or being a clown in Denver’s Distinguished Clown Brigade, Ron Seigneur is a highly regarded business valuation expert.
25: Rick Roberts is a real court jester [podcast]
Apr 20, 2016 • 32 min
Rick manages to keep a busy comedy schedule while also being a Partner in a law firm. He’s performed at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City as well as Mohegan Sun and several theaters in Connecticut.
24: Megan Varani barbecues up some great coworker relationships [podcast]
Apr 13, 2016 • 29 min
In 2010, Megan Varani and her husband Brian began participating in BBQ competitions in several different states. Just six short years later, they opened Mookie’s BBQ Restaurant and also have a catering business in Northern Virginia.
23: Misty Megia makes the workplace her stage [podcast]
Apr 6, 2016 • 38 min
When she was growing up, Misty was so shy she used to hide behind her parents in family pictures. That all changed after taking an acting class.
22: MB Raimondi’s stained glass projects make for colorful client relationships [podcast]
Mar 30, 2016 • 30 min
Several years ago, a friend invited MB (Mary Beth) to a stained glass workshop and now she can’t stop. And when the stained glass studio made the move to QuickBooks, you better believe they called MB first.
21: John Choe wows clients as a modern day George Plimpton [podcast]
Mar 23, 2016 • 40 min
John Choe has played an inning of professional and he’s also tried out with an NHL team. And you better believe that clients and coworkers gravitate toward these stories, especially in the sports-obsessed stock picking world.
20: Jim Fahey races his way to better coworker relationships [podcast]
Mar 16, 2016 • 40 min
Jim Fahey, or “Captain Noncharge” as he’s been called, has a lot of hobbies — competitive Scrabble, fly fishing, visiting Major League Baseball stadiums, driving remote control cars and autocross.
19: Jody Padar’s being radical develops stronger coworker relationships [podcast]
Mar 9, 2016 • 36 min
Jody Padar wrote the book that started the revolution of new generation accounting professionals. And she hasn’t looked back since, continuing to radicalize others.
18: Misty Geer’s Junior Leagues creates better coworker relationships [podcast]
Mar 2, 2016 • 37 min
When it comes to volunteering, Misty is a pro. Now she’s focused her energy on the Junior Leagues and this has helped her develop presentation skills she uses in her job and many more connections both in and out of work. And all of this helps her bec
17: Kevin Yeanoplos relays his way to better client relationships [podcast]
Feb 24, 2016 • 34 min
When he’s not using his business valuation skills, you can find Kevin running around the country on a 200 mile Ragnar Relay or interviewing rock stars as a Beat Writer for AXS Entertainment.
16: Randy Watkins rocks his way to better client relationships [podcast]
Feb 10, 2016 • 38 min
Randy admits he isn’t the best guitar player but proves that you don’t have to be proficient in your hobby to share it with others. You just have to be passionate about it.
15: Caleb Newquist writes his way to better professional relationships [podcast]
Feb 3, 2016 • 37 min
Caleb talks about how his friendships have come from him talking about his hobby that became his passion, then his work, and now his job.
14: Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello is the social butterly that cross-pollinates her networks [podcast]
Jan 27, 2016 • 41 min
Whether it’s singing karaoke in front of thousands in Berlin, running the New York City Marathon or being a part of the New York African Film Festival, Rumbi is making connections.
13: Stuart Hack jokes his way to better networking [podcast]
Jan 13, 2016 • 26 min
Stuart Hack recently stepped on stage at the Improv Comedy Club and was big hit with his clients.
12: Donna Bruce races her way to better client relationships [podcast]
Dec 16, 2015 • 25 min
Donna Bruce started running almost 5 years ago and hasn’t stopped, having completed 19 marathons and countless other races.
11: Mike Kelley bunts his way to better coworker relationships (and a job) [podcast]
Dec 2, 2015 • 39 min
Mike has always loved baseball. And it allowed him to have a special connection with his son, born four months early and now a thriving 15 year-old.
10: Cathleen Anderson runs her way to better client relationships [podcast]
Nov 25, 2015 • 20 min
Cathleen Anderson is an avid runner of 5k’s and half-marathons. So much so that one time she actually them in consecutive days!
9: Jason Kalies cooks up great coworker relationships [podcast]
Nov 18, 2015 • 31 min
Jason grew up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin and is now a Senior Manager at a BigFour firm. In this episode, we talk about whiskey, the Circus Parade in Milwaukee, growing up on a dairy farm and why baking is better than cooking — not necessarily in
8: Jack-of-All-Trades Dave Gilbertson uses stories to connect with coworkers [podcast]
Nov 11, 2015 • 39 min
Dave is known among his friends and coworkers for several things — being Louie Anderson’s tour manager one year, writing a published book, playing an inning of minor league baseball, interviewing the Dali Lama — you name it , he has probably done it or
7: Jason Blumer pumps up client relationships with CrossFit [podcast]
Nov 4, 2015 • 32 min
Over the last few years, Jason Blumer has really gotten into CrossFit. And not only has it helped him get in better shape, he’s also realizing there are many parallels to running your own business.
6: Jerry Folly-Kossi’s client and coworker relationships are tailor made [podcast]
Oct 28, 2015 • 32 min
Jerry Folly-Kossi is a sharp-dressed man. And that isn’t by accident. When he isn’t busy as a financial analyst in the Business Valuation and Litigation Group at Hemming Morse, he’s running his own custom menswear company, Swell Attitude.
5: Bob Lung uses fantasy football to score big points with clients [podcast]
Oct 21, 2015 • 29 min
Bob Lung is a genuine fantasy football expert. And he’s a driver for the NFL Hall of Fame induction weekend, so he’s got some great stories.
4: Andrew McArthur shares how his homebrewing has created stronger bonds with coworkers [podcast]
Oct 14, 2015 • 26 min
Andrew McArthur talks about both homebrewing and air guitar competitions to create stronger bonds with coworkers. But he stresses it isn’t important to have a “cool” hobby — you should share no matter what.
3: Greg Kyte jokes his way to better client relationships [podcast]
Oct 7, 2015 • 32 min
Greg Kyte is a very busy man. When he isn’t being a Comptroller (he was able to give himself whatever title he wanted), he is performing at comedy clubs and delivering CPE no one in the audience will soon forget.
2: Nancy McClelland dishes on how she stands out to clients [podcast]
Sep 30, 2015 • 47 min
Nancy McClelland loves dancing so much, when she decided to start her own firm, she called it The Dancing Accountant, LLC. She shares some great insight into how opening up to her clients about her hobby makes her seem more human and less intimidating.
1: John Garrett introduces you to The Green Apple Podcast [podcast]
Sep 21, 2015 • 9 min
John will be intereviewing rock star accountants who stand out at work by being unique.