What's Your "And"?
What's Your "And"?
John Garrett
John Garrett’s research involves talking with professionals who realize that who you are is so much more than what you do. Accountants, consultants, lawyers, engineers, and other professionals everywhere are doing some cool things after they leave the office. We discuss why these outside-of-work interests matter and how they've impacted their career.
595: Rafael Casas is a Fintech Executive & Soccer Player & Jiu Jitsu Practitioner [podcast]
In this episode of What's Your "And"?, host John Garrett sits down with Rafael Casas, the Director of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships at QuickFee. Rafael emphasizes the importance of discipline and work ethic, as he has honed these skills through playing soccer. He values the lifelong friendships he made on the field and highlights the importance of putting in time and effort. As a captain of his teams, he learned crucial leadership skills. Rafael also discusses his experience facing health challenges and how his background in Jiu Jitsu helped him mentally and emotionally. John and Rafael explore their ideal moments to time travel and discuss their personal interests, including their favorite travel destinations and their preferences for various aspects of everyday life. Tune in to find out more about Rafael Casas' journey and the impact of personal passions on work.
Nov 22, 2023
29 min
593: David G. Ewing is a CEO & Robotics Coach [podcast]
David G. Ewing, CEO of Motiv, shares his passion for robotics coaching his son's high school team in Austin, Texas. He highlights the importance of building teamwork and structure within robotics programs and talks about the intense but rewarding 12-week competition season. David emphasizes the positive spirit of competition, where teams support each other and foster camaraderie. He also explains how coaching robotics can translate valuable skills like teamwork, camaraderie, and a positive mindset into the workplace. Tune in to hear David's insights on the power of robotics and its impact on personal and professional growth.
Nov 8, 2023
32 min
591: Phil Alves is a CEO & Pilot [podcast]
Phil Alves, CEO & Founder of DevSquad, talks about his passion for piloting, how he was introduced to it, how it has helped improve his problem-solving skills and much more!
Oct 25, 2023
23 min
589: Meredith Monday Schwarz is a CEO & Podcaster [podcast]
Meredith Monday Schwartz, CEO of Here Comes the Guide, and co-host of the Currently Reading Podcast, talks about how her passion for reading led her to start a podcast about it, how her podcasting skills have applied to her career as a CEO, supporting employees’ hobbies in the office, and much more!
Oct 11, 2023
29 min
587: Jason Staats is a Founder & Content Creator [podcast]
Jason Staats, founder of Realize LLC., talks about his passion for creating funny content and how it both applies to his career and separates from his job, using AI tools, bringing your whole self into the office, and much more!
Sep 27, 2023
39 min
585: Ritu Singh is a Marketing Leader & Dancer [podcast]
Ritu Singh, Marketing Ops and Martech Leader for PwC, talks about her passion for dancing, how she got back into it after taking a break, how PwC provides a nurturing environment for their employees to do what makes them happy, and much more!
Sep 13, 2023
24 min
583: Mark Mirsky is a Tax Partner & Soccer Coach [podcast]
In this episode, Mark Mirsky from KRD in Chicago shares his experiences in balancing work and his passion for coaching soccer, emphasizing the importance of work-life balance. He also reveals how his love for soccer led to unexpected connections, including a memorable trip to London to watch Manchester United play at Arsenal. Through their conversation, Mark highlights the significance of finding one's "and" beyond their profession, inspiring listeners to embrace their diverse identities and support one another's unique passions. Tune in to hear Mark's insightful perspectives on sports, work-life balance, and the power of sharing our stories.
Aug 30, 2023
35 min
581: Megan Gluth-Bohan is a CEO & Outdoorswoman [podcast]
Megan Gluth-Bohan, CEO and owner of TRI, talks about her passion for the outdoors, why it’s important to balance profitability and well being as a leader, and much more!
Aug 16, 2023
27 min
579: Emily Ackerman is a Director of Business Development & Singer [podcast]
In this episode of "What's Your "And"?", host John Garrett sits down with the vibrant and multi-talented Emily Ackerman, the Director of Business Development at LGT in Dallas, Texas. Emily's journey takes us from her early days in public accounting to her love for music and performing. She shares the importance of embracing our human side and discovering hobbies that bring joy and creativity to our lives. From fostering dogs to cooking up unique dishes and even getting back into playing the piano, Emily's zest for life and authentic self shines through. So grab your earbuds, crank up the volume, and join us on this entertaining and heartfelt episode that proves it's the "Ands" in life that truly make us who we are. Don't forget to check out the podcast website for exciting visuals and connect with Emily on social media to witness her amazing singing skills. And while you're there, don't miss the opportunity to take an anonymous research survey on corporate culture by clicking on the big, shiny button. As always, subscribe to the podcast and spread the word to never miss an episode that celebrates the unique passions that make us all rock stars in our own right.
Aug 2, 2023
33 min
577: Rani Puranik is a Global CFO & Singer & Dancer [podcast]
Rani Puranik, CFO for Worldwide Oil Field Machine Inc., talks about her passion for singing, dancing and how she feels her creativity gets her in touch with herself. She also talks about how her company encourages their employees to embrace their hobbies, be their authentic selves and why that can be crucial both personally and professionally!
May 3, 2023
26 min
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