Episode 39 ~ Cut the Crap, Part Three (w/ Anthony Ongaro)

As part of our ongoing sub-series about Minimalism and our journey to reduce and simplify our lives, we invited Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch to come in and chat with us about his own journey and explorations into minimalism and, specifically, breaking the buying habits that are at the root of having too much Read More …

Episode 38 ~ Job Hunting in Europe (w/ Andrew Abboud)

We wanted to geta more global perspective on the job hunting process, so we Skyped with a friend on the other side of the pond, Andrew Abboud, about what it’s like to look for a job in Europe. It isn’t that different! But, we had a good chat with him – enjoy! Related Links:  Andrew Read More …

Episode 37 ~ Culture of Feedback, part 2 (w/ Chris Pegg)

In Part 2 of Culture of Feedback, we continue our journey to being great at giving and receiving feedback in a conversation with Chris Pegg, an admired feedback-giver and esteemed colleague. Related Links: Pooh Sticks Chris on Linked In Professional Humans theme is: “We All Know The Way (Instrumental)” by The Builders And The Butchers. This Read More …

Episode 36 ~ Leading Your Leaders (Live w/ Dena Alspach & Brad Walter)

When you hear the phrase “manage up” or “lead up,” it’s easy to assume that means that your boss isn’t doing their job and you have to teach them how to do it. But it’s not that simple. When you consider that 82% of leaders were promoted into their role because they were great at Read More …

Episode 35 ~ Navigating the Unknown (w / Nate Garvis & Tom Wiese)

We talked with our friends Nate & Tom from Studio E, an entrepreneurial studio designed to help leaders navigate the unknown in a time of increasing uncertainty. By helping you shift your mindset, the Studio E curriculum can help you guide yourself – and your team – through the unknown and get to success. Related Read More …

Episode 34 ~ Passion Project or Real Job? (w/ Andy Krueger)

We talked with Andy Krueger of the Twin Cities craft show, Craftstravaganza, about how to know when your passion project is becoming your real job, things to watch out for as you get serious about your passion project, and just how important it is to have one of those projects in the first place. Related Read More …

Episode 33 ~ Getting Your Dream Job Part 3: The *Not* To Do List (w/ Kelly Groehler)

We talked with Kelly Groehler of Sprosty Network about her progression from Director of External Relations at Best Buy to her present job working in a retail startup accelerator here in the Twin Cities. Kelly tells us about how she spent time deciding what she didn’t want to do, which ended up being important as she made Read More …

Episode 31 ~ Cut the Crap, Part Two

Over the last 4 months, we have purged most of our belongings and moved into a much smaller apartment, and it has been a very rewarding endeavor – but very difficult and exhausting. In this episode, we share some of the work we did to get to a more minimalist lifestyle, and some of the Read More …

Episode 30 ~ Lighten Up: Lifting the Burden of Ingrained Gender Stereotypes

We teamed up with the MPLS MadWomen to spark a conversation and dig into the ingrained, gender-specific perceptions about “strength” and “weakness” and how they show up in the workplace. We have hauled these biases around with us long enough, and we thought it was time to take a look at them in a new Read More …