By Greg Kettner
If you are a part of the NHL, NFL, MLS, MLB, NBA, WNBA, PGA this podcast is for you. My goal is to reach as many people and teams with the WorkHappy™ message. www.gregkettner.com
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WorkHappy™ PodcastOct 21, 2021
53 | Meaningful Conversations with Brady Hoffman
Brady Hoffman has been a great friend and a big part of my life for 24 years. He is an amazing human being, a great father, and a damn good Sheriff who works to make our world better and safer.
Over the years, we've had many conversations. This conversation was the 2nd best one we've had. The best one was around a campfire in Phoenix, AZ. Just three good friends and a fire.
We have both changed for the better. Back in our 20's we were concerned about making money and living the good life.
Now we focus on our kids, family and our careers of helping others.
Brady was kind enough to share his story and be vulnerable to help others. If Brady can talk about mental health, alcohol, divorce and feelings, anyone can.
If you are struggling with life please reach out to a friend, a partner, your doctor, a counsellor or a mental health professional.
The national crisis and suicide hotline is 988. Or you can text HEAL to 741 741.
Thank you for listening to my conversation with Brady. You can follow him on Instagram.
If you or your organization are looking for ways to WorkHappy or How to Talk Mental Health at work, let's talk.
Remember to be kind, WorkHappy and reach out when needed.
52 | From The Bench to High-Performance Coach with Susan Hobson
Susan Hobson is a gem of a human being. She is a keynote speaker, elite leadership coach, mentor and author who gives massive impact for her coaching clients and inspires audiences around the globe when she speaks.
Susan Hobson has a remarkable background in coaching, particularly in the realm of high-performance sports. Susan has played a vital role in shaping the success with Team Canada Hockey. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with athletes, helping them develop their skills, mindset, and resilience to perform at the highest level on the international stage.
On this podcast, Susan shares her invaluable insights on coaching techniques, leadership principles, and the power of a positive and supportive environment in achieving peak performance. She reveals her unique approach to coaching, emphasizing the importance of building strong relationships and empowering individuals to reach their full potential.
Moreover, we delve into the challenges that arise in coaching elite athletes and discuss how Susan approaches motivation, resilience, and overcoming setbacks. She provides valuable advice on maintaining a growth mindset, embracing failure as a learning opportunity, and bouncing back stronger.
So, grab a notepad and get ready to be inspired by Susan's insights and stories from her incredible coaching journey.
#elitehighperformance #coachsusan #WorkHappyPodcast #CoachingExcellence #TeamCanadaHockey #PeakPerformance #Leadership #PersonalDevelopment
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51 | How Alcohol Saved My Life with Aaron Gleadow
We met when I was his ticket rep for the Vancouver Canucks and he was managing the Keg on Granville Island. We became fast friends, watching hockey, hanging out and probably drinking too much. We continued our friendship until I got married and moved to the US.
Thanks to LinkedIn, we reconnected when I got a random phone call from Aaron at SeaTac Airport on my way to share WorkHappy with ALSD in Las Vegas.
We had plans to talk again in a week or so, and then I didn't hear from him for 4 or 5 months. I didn't know that he had checked into rehad to better himself so he could be fully present for himself and his boys. Aaron's purpose is to help others, like he got help himself. He has three wonderful boys, a very supportive partner and he loves his job. #workhappy
Thank you, Aaron, for sharing, and for being a beacon of light in this world and my life.
If you'd like to know more about WorkHappy and how your organization can inspire your employees to talk about mental fitness at work, let's connect.
Struggling with mental health? Dial 988 or text 'Home' to 741 741.
50 | WorkHappy: Unlocking Success and Fulfillment with Derek Strokon
Derek Stokon and I met when he booked me to do stand-up comedy for a cancer fundraiser in Vancouver, BC over 20 years ago.
Oh, did I mention we're both Canadians?
Derek is a renowned business consultant, author, and founder of Sacred Line Consulting. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Derek has helped countless individuals and organizations overcome their sales challenges and achieve remarkable success.
He is also a passionate advocate for work-life balance and finding fulfillment in your career. His book, "Stop-Stalling-Start-Selling" has become a go-to resource for anyone looking to break through their sales barriers and cultivate a thriving business.
It's not just about the bottom line for Derek. He firmly believes that work should be a source of joy and fulfillment, and he's here to guide you on a journey of finding happiness in your professional endeavours.
Get ready for captivating conversations, valuable insights, and actionable advice as we dive deep into the world of sales, mindset, and work-life harmony with our incredible guest, Derek Strokon. Stay tuned, and let's discover the path to WorkHappy together!
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49 | From Farm Girl to Changing Lives with Corliss Rassyle
In this episode of the WorkHappy podcast, we welcome Corliss Rassyle, a seasoned executive coach, author, podcaster, and founder of the LEAD 2023 Conference.
Corliss shares her insights and strategies to help individuals and organizations achieve greater success and happiness in their professional lives, including her LEAD framework:
1. Learn where you are at
2. Establish where you want to go
3. Assess potential obstacles
4. Determine a course of action.
Tune in for a conversation full of knowledge, energy, and inspiration with Corliss Rassyle
Get your tickets for LEAD Conference 2023 here.
Thank you for listening and sharing. #workhappy #corlissrassyle #lead2023conference #mentalfitness #mentalhealth #laughmore #coaching
48 | Daniel Umfleet's Mission to Help Others Gamble Less
Welcome to the WorkHappy podcast, where we explore the world of work and uncover the secrets to finding happiness in your career and life.
Today I'm thrilled to be joined by Daniel Umfleet, Founder and CEO of Kindbridge, a mental health company providing access to high-quality care for all.
Dan has an extensive background in healthcare technology, and his passion for improving mental health outcomes has led him to create a company dedicated to making mental healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone.
In this episode on the WorkHappy Podcast, Dan will share some of his insights on the importance of prioritizing mental health in the workplace, and the role that companies can play in creating a culture of mental wellness.
So sit back, relax, and get ready to discover how to create a happier, healthier, and more productive workplace with Daniel Umfleet.
#kindbridge #gamblingaddiction #danielumfleet #NFLPA #NASCAR #onlinecounceling #reachout #laughmore #workhappy
#47 | Unleashing Work Happiness: Insights from Giyora Barzilay
Giyora (Gary) Barzilay is a renowned expert in the real estate industry, known for his unique perspective, different thinking, and a renewed focus on helping real estate salespeople reach their full potential. As an approved REA (Real Estate Authority) training provider, Gary brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, offering invaluable insights and strategies for success.
We met on LinkedIn during Covid-19 and he has been a friend and sales mentor. Gary hired me to speak to his real estate group, allowing me to become and International Speaker via Zoom. LOL
With a career spanning over 15+ years in the real estate industry, Gary has established himself as a trusted advisor, mentor, and coach to countless real estate professionals. He has a keen ability to challenge conventional wisdom and provide fresh perspectives that empower real estate salespeople to think outside the box and approach their business with renewed vigor.
Join Gary on the WorkHappy Podcast New Zealand and get ready to gain a different perspective, embrace different thinking, and renew your focus to achieve real estate success like never before. Tune in now and get ready to be inspired!
Whether you're a seasoned real estate professional or just starting out, Gary's insights will provide you with a fresh outlook and actionable strategies to help you thrive in the competitive world of real estate. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the industry's most respected voices.
#GiyoraBarzilay #WorkHappyPodcast #RealEstateSuccess #RealEstateMentor #RealEstateTraining #RealEstateCoaching #RealEstateTips #RealEstateStrategies #SalesSuccess #ProductivityHacks #RealEstateIndustryInsights #RealEstateCareer #RealEstateEmpowerment #InnovativeThinking #BusinessGrowth #ProfessionalDevelopment #SuccessMindset #RealEstateLeadership #WorkLifeBalance #RealEstateInspiration #SalesTraining #RealEstateMotivation #RealEstateExpertise #WorkHappy
#46 | Unleashing Collaboration: WorkHappy insights from Steven Kowalski, Author of "Creative Together"
Thank you for tuning into the WorkHappy Podcast. Every episode we want to share how our guests #workhappy and discuss ways to lead a more contented and effective professional and personal life.
Today's guest is author, consultant, trainer, speaker and creative expert Steven Kowalski, who specializes in workplace collaboration and creativity, is here today, and I'm delighted to have him.
Steven offers his tips and techniques in this episode for building a collaborative environment in teams and businesses. He offers useful advice on how to eliminate silos, foster trust, and unleash the team's combined brilliance based on his vast experience leading workshops and advising for companies of all sizes.
He also discusses the value of creativity in the workplace and the development of a mindset that is open to trying new things and taking calculated risks. He talks about how leadership can foster a culture of creativity and the advantages of fostering creativity and original thought.
This episode contains something for everyone, whether you're a manager trying to enhance team chemistry or a person trying to tap into their own creative potential. Hence, unwind while listening to Steven Kowalski's podcast for WorkHappy.
#creative together #stevenkowalski #podcast #workhappy #CollaborationCulture #UnlockingCreativity #TeamSynergy #CollaborativeCreativity #TeamInnovation #GroupBrainstorming #CreativeProblemSolving #CollaborativeCulture #CrossFunctionalTeams #InnovationMindset #workhappy #mentalhealthmatters #laughmore #keynotespeaker #tedx
#45 | WorkHappy While Mastering Your Profitability Mindset: Mike Michalowicz
Welcome to the WorkHappy podcast, where we explore strategies and insights for achieving greater success, fulfillment, and happiness in your work and life. In this episode, we're joined by special guest Mike Michalowicz, author, entrepreneur, and expert on small business profitability. Mike is the author of several bestselling books, including "Profit First," which has helped thousands of businesses worldwide improve their financial health.
In this conversation, we dive deep into the principles of Profit First and how they can be applied specifically to the world of authorship and creative entrepreneurship. Mike shares his insights on how to achieve financial stability, manage cash flow, and prioritize profitability in your business. You'll learn about the power of "reverse-engineering" your profit goals, how to set up a Profit First system, and the importance of building a "war chest" for your business.
Whether you're an aspiring author, an experienced entrepreneur, or anyone looking to improve your financial mindset and achieve greater success, this episode is for you. Tune in now to discover how to make your business more profitable, enjoyable, and sustainable with Mike Michalowicz and the WorkHappy podcast.
Purchase 'Profit First' today. It will change your life and business as it did mine.
Thank you again for making the business world a better place. :-)
#45 | Drumming Up Happiness: Insights with Clint Pulver
"Welcome to the WorkHappy podcast, the show that brings you inspiring stories and actionable strategies for creating a fulfilling career and a happy life. I'm excited to introduce our guest for today, Clint Pulver.
Clint is a renowned keynote speaker, author, musician, and workforce expert who has dedicated his life to helping organizations and individuals discover their passion, purpose, and potential. With over a decade of experience as a professional drummer, Clint has learned the value of hard work, collaboration, and creativity, and he applies these principles to his work as a consultant and mentor.
Clint's insights on leadership, communication, and employee engagement have been featured in numerous media outlets, including Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur, and he has worked with top companies like Mercedes-Benz, Verizon, and Delta Airlines. But what sets Clint apart is his infectious energy, his genuine empathy, and his commitment to making a positive impact on people's lives.
So, get ready to be inspired and entertained by Clint's stories and tips for finding joy and meaning in your work. Let's dive into the WorkHappy podcast with Clint Pulver.
Thank you for listening and sharing. If you would like more information about work happy let's connect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#Nasa #Podcast #ClintPulver #Leadership #Productivity #EmployeeEngagement #PersonalGrowth #Motivation #Inspiration #Success #CareerDevelopment #Teamwork #Communication #WorkplaceCulture #HumanResources #Management #Entrepreneurship #SelfImprovement #WorkLifeBalance #Mindfulness #Wellbeing #Happiness #PositiveThinking #Gratitude #WorkHappy
#44 | Mountain Top Motivation: Finding Happiness in Your Work with Jake Ballentine
Jake Ballentine and I met three days before Covid-19 showed up at his Speaker Bootcamp Conference in California. We have been friends for over three years, and he was my coach and very instrumental in helping me get WorkHappy off the ground in the early day.
His story is amazing and our conversation with inspire you, encourage you and help you WorkHappy.
Jake is a motivational speaker, trainer, and author who has helped thousands of people worldwide to unlock their potential and find joy in their work and build their speaking and coaching businesses.
In this episode, Jake shares his insights and tips on how to overcome workplace challenges, stay motivated, and create a fulfilling career. So grab your headphones, sit back, and get ready to be inspired by the one and only Jake Ballentine.
Thanks for being a guiding light Jake. Please follow and reach out to Jake on social media. You will not be disappointed.
#mountaintopmotivation #WorkHappy #CareerDevelopment #MotivationMonday #SuccessMindset #UnlockYourPotential #ProfessionalGrowth #PositiveThinking #HappinessAtWork #LeadershipDevelopment #PersonalGrowth #Inspiration #SelfImprovement #PodcastRecommendations #JakeBallentine #WorkplaceHappiness #ProductivityTips #CareerSuccess #MindsetShift #Entrepreneurship #MotivationalSpeaker #WorkLifeBalance #gregkettner #laughmore #mentalhealthawareness #podcasthost #podcastersunite #applepodcast #podcasting #spotifypodcast #podcasters #podbean #podcastshow #podcastersofinstagram #podcaster
#43 Darrin Tulley | How To Live Your Possible | WorkHappy
Darrin Tulley is a renowned coach and author of the book "Live Your Possible". With over 20 years of experience in the field of personal and professional development, Tulley is an expert in helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential.
Tulley's approach is grounded in the belief that success and fulfillment are possible for everyone, and his work is focused on helping individuals overcome their limiting beliefs and create a clear path forward towards their goals. Through his coaching and training programs, Tulley has helped countless individuals and teams achieve breakthrough results and transform their lives.
In addition to his coaching work, Tulley is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer, and has delivered keynote speeches and training sessions to audiences around the world. He is also a prolific writer, and his book "Live Your Possible" has been praised for its practical and insightful advice on achieving success and fulfillment in life.
Overall, Darrin Tulley is a passionate and dedicated coach and author who is committed to helping others live their best lives and achieve their full potential.
You can follow Darrin here and purchase his new book.
#DarrinTulley #LiveYourPossible #PersonalDevelopment #ProfessionalDevelopment #Coaching #Motivation #Success #Fulfillment #Transformation #LimitingBeliefs #Mindset #KeynoteSpeaker #Author #Speaker #Trainer #SelfImprovement #SelfEmpowerment #GrowthMindset #Inspiration #Leadership #LifeGoals #GoalSetting #PositiveThinking #PositiveChange #BookRecommendation
#42 | WorkHappy with Paula Felps
Paula Felps is a multi-talented and engaging author, editor, and freelance writer with extensive experience in all areas of publishing and content creation. She has won multiple honors for her work. She serves as the science editor for the positive psychology-focused Live Happy magazine and conducts the weekly Live Happy Now podcast.
She is the editor of the WomenPolice magazine, the Reports Editor for the International News Media Association (INMA), and the writer of six books.
She has published a ton of business, technology, and travel pieces. She has written everything from speeches and press releases to RFP responses and marketing materials for the corporate world, in addition to ghostwriting half a dozen business books.
#41 | WorkHappy Podcast | Shauna Moran with Greg Kettner
Shauna Moran is a kind and wonderful soul how's passion and purpose it to help others avoid burnout as she did. Twice.
We met while both working for an organization helping them work remotely to be more efficient and productive and I was helping them how to WorkHappy. We connected over our purpose to serve others. He helps individuals and organizations all over the world to be more mindful, productive and enjoy their work.
Her first book 'Managing Employee Burnout' is changing the way we do work. She recently moved to a small island off the coast of Vancouver, BC where she enjoys helping others, being outdoors with her dog and living a purposeful life.
Follow Shauna here:
#40 | WorkHappy Podcast | Jason Wange with Greg Kettner
Jason Wange is an amazing father, friend and sales guru.
We met during the pandemic through a Facebook group for speakers.
We accidentally showed up at the same conference where I spoke in Las Vegas and we got to bond, enjoy great food and talk sports.
In this podcast, Jason shares his journey with mental health and how he shows up every day to work happy. His energy is infectious and his wisdom on happiness helps me stay focused on happiness. Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others.
To learn more about Jason follow him here:
Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-wange/
Website | https://fspowerplant.com/
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/groups/25848...
#39 | Better Decisions Faster | Paul Epstein with Greg Kettner
Today I had another great conversation with Paul Epstein, a speaker, author and trainer who helps organizations find and live their purpose.
Paul is my friend and mentor, and we've had many conversations about business, speaking, our families, wine and our beloved 49ers.
He shares how we can make better decisions faster at work and at home.
Please enjoy the conversation and share it with others.
For all things WorkHappy you can reach me at email@example.com.
#38 | Want to be happy? Love yourself with Jesse Cole
Jesse Cole's episode has been one of my favourites. So much energy and insight, that even if you aren't a baseball or sports fan, you will be after listening to this episode. Here are a couple of his nuggets of wisdom.
"What gives you energy, gives you happiness."
"Put everything you can into what you CAN control."
"The most powerful thing in business is the belief in yourself."
Thank you Jesse for inspiring me on this podcast. Keep working happy and sharing the love of the Bananas. #jessecole #savanahbananas #workhappyposdcast #laughmore #workhappy
37 | Burnout to Freedom: How to Unhustle with Milena Regos
Milena is the founder of Unhustle and The Unhustle Podcast – interviewing game-changers, rebels and worldwide thought leaders as well as "lazy" high performers, and as a Human Potential Coach and ex-award-winning marketer, I combine savvy business strategy and embodied leadership training with the latest science on well-being, flow and peak performance to make you resilient and untouchable.
She shares how all of us can work less and have more success and live the lives we deserve. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
36 | Rich Franklin | Guarding the Stanley Cup to Playing In the Dirt
Rich Franklin loves hockey, wine and working happy.
We talk about our love for hockey, the Stanley Cup and what it takes to be successful and #workhappy.
Rich is a native of Seattle, WA and joined The Coachella Valley Firebirds as Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships in October of 2021. From 2011-21 he was Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League where he not only sold team sponsorships but also drove groups of fans on the “Fanboni” on-ice during intermissions.
He loves to garden, play golf and enjoy a great glass of wine when he's not at the rink. Enjoy our conversation about working happy.
35 | Ryan McKee | The WorkHappy Entrepreneur | Part 1
Ryan McKee knows how to #workhappy. Throughout his marketing career with the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Essendon Football Club, Fairmont Pacific Rim and as found of Elemeno he leads with his positivity, humour which is appreciated by anyone who knows Ryan.
Through the ups and downs in his career he has learned how to #workhappy and he shares those nuggets with us on this podcast. We had so much fun, there are two segments for you to enjoy.
34 | Tia Graham shares how to 'Be A Happy Leader'!
Tia Graham is a pioneer in the field of #WorkHappy. Her extensive expertise in leading teams in the hotel industry has enabled her to launch a company dedicated to assisting leaders in becoming stronger and better by leading with #happiness.
Her new book, 'Be A Happy Leader' is fantastic. She outlines eight strategies for becoming a joyful leader at work and at home in it.
Tia is a fellow Canadian who enjoys spending time with her family, skiing Canadian powder and helping leaders #workhappy.
I consider myself fortunate to have her as a mentor, friend, and podcast guest. Thank you, Tia, for everything you do to improve the world.
33 | Patrick Grant | Hershey Bears | Guinness World Record
Patrick Grant is passionate about his career, his family, and all Hershey Bears supporters. His position at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is Director, Corporate Partnerships & Premium Seating and WorkHappy is in his blood.
Patrick had recently completed an 18-day run that featured multiple sellouts, several home games, and a Guinness World Record on the day we recorded.
He believes that a conditioned attitude, both personal and professional, may make anyone happy at work.
In this WorkHappy episode, he explains how he keeps himself happy at work and how you can, too. Surrounding yourself with individuals that give you energy is one technique.
Patrick spends his time with his family, most often outside when he isn't at the rink making fans happy.
Follow Patrick Grant on LinkedIn.
Thank you Patrick for being on the show and thank you for listening. Please share and like.
32 | Amanda Verhoff | ALSD President
Amanda Verhoff is an amazing human. She also leads ALSD and has been for over 15 years serving as the sports industry’s trusted platform for aggregating best practices and fostering community interaction for all levels of the marketplace.
We had a fun conversation talking about mentors, sports and mental health. Colby Fackler, connected the two of us, and I had the honour of speaking at ALSD 2021 in Las Vegas about Working Happy and how to talk about mental health in the workplace with Michele Kajiawa and Brett Zalasky.
I know you'll enjoy this lively, thoughtful and fun conversation with Amanda.
32 | Boardroom to Stanley Cup Locker Room with Mike Watson
Mike is a good human being. He's a dad, husband, mentor, friend and huge hockey fan. Go Canucks!
He's been my friend and mentor since our first meeting when he bought two club seats for the Vancouver Canucks. Since then we've shared many good times and laughter at games, dinners and comedy clubs.
Mike's business acumen has led him to leading people, building his own business and now leading a team at Ignite Management Services. Oh, he's also a strategic advisor to Canada Soccer.
His personality and passion for serving others makes him a leader in the boardroom and in his community.
Our conversation is honest, fun and full of lessons on how to WorkHappy. Enjoy the conversation with Mike Watson.
Listen to all episodes here.
31 | Jeff Munneke | VP of Fan Experience | Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
Jeff Munneke - VP of Fan Experience - Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
Jeff has been making fans happy with the Minnesota Timberwolves since 1988. He’s the only original employee still there.
When he’s not at a game, he’s hanging with his family or friends on a golf course.
Throughout his career with the ‘Wolves he has instilled in his staff the ability to work happy, and take care of the fans.
Jeff’s WorkHappy motto is 'One Moment Creates a Lifetime Memory'.
Let’s connect at www.gregkettner.com
30 | Matt Batchelder | Intern to Vice President
Matt Batchelder is Vice President of Ticket Sales & Digital Marketing at Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) hockey team.
Starting as an intern back in 1999 Matt has woven his WorkHappy attitude into the culture of the Griffins at every level.
Matt shares about having to reinvent the Griffins ticket wheel and how they approached Covid, keeping their fans on board and getting fans back in the stands this season. We agreed that when managing people, sometimes you have to ask two or three times, "HOW ARE YOU REALLY DOING?" to make sure our teams are healthy, mentally, socially and physically.
Matt and his team have done things the right way. Playing the long game, but building healthy strong relationships with their fans to grow their base year after year. Along with that, there's been a lot of ramping up recently, training a newer sales team and connecting with fans coming off a season where there were no fans in the building.
We both agree that working happy is the way to go, and the numbers show. Happy sales people sell 37% more than their grumpy colleagues.
29 | Paul Epstein | From $7 an hour to a NBA Championship Ring
Paul Epstein is passionate about purpose. He dedicates his days to his family and helping others find their purpose.
He is an author, speaker, coach and trainer and the founder of Purpose Labs. His work experience includes the NBA and NFL and leading teams to record breaking revenue campaigns with the San Fransisco 49ers.
Paul found his Why on a corporate retreat, and now shares with other sports teams and executives how to play with purpose and transforms teams where everyone is included.
In our conversation we talk about fatherhood, our love for the 49ers and how serving others is what drives us and get us out of bed everyday.
Take a listen and meet Paul at the 50 yard-line.
28 | Marc Mahoney | Director, Suite & Group Sales, Seattle Mariners
Marc Mahoney knows how to work happy. We talk about how our dad's helped us learn what tough work was and how to do a good job. He shares how making memories for others is what allows him to work happy with his team at the Seattle Mariners.
Marc gets to know his teammates by learning about them, like asking what their favourite donuts are and then delivering them to his employees.
Enjoy the nuggets of wisdom that makes him a leader in the sports industry.
E 27 | Aaron Lampkin | From Culinary School to Vice President
Aaron Lampkin's energy and drive is infectious. His curiosity led him from the Boy's & Girls Club to the Colorado Avalanche to Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service with the Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS.
Aaron shares how he instilled his WorkHappy attitude with his staff, ticket holders and community during Covid.
Our conversation surrounds building relationships, networking and being curious of others.
E 26 | Brett Zalaski | How a single Linkedin post changed Brett's life
Brett shares his journey with mental health and how a single post on Linkedin changed his life and outlook on mental health.
He is an experienced trainer, consultant, and executive with demonstrated achievements working in the sports industry. He is a coach, leader, and management expert with vast experience in the NBA and MLS along with starting several of his own ventures as a successful entrepreneur.
Brett shared his story at ALSD 2021 with a group of teams who have the desire to place a premium on their people at work.
He is a wonderful human, who wants to help others who struggle with mental health.
Jordan Thorsteinson Is The Definition of Work Happy | 25
Jordan Thorsteinson is President & Co-Founder at Pro Exp Media which is an immersive technology company based in Vancouver, Canada that has developed an enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) platform powering a variety of companies and consumer brands.
A results driven business development professional with over 25 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry having formed strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations and consumer brands. His career includes working for Canucks Sports & Entertainment of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) with Game Day International and the City of Richmond.
Jordan is a part-time songwriter. Listen to his Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child) hit 'Unity'.
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Thank you for listening. Let's go work happy. firstname.lastname@example.org
E 24 | John Lee Dumas Podcast has over 100 million downloads
John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire. With over 100 million listens of his 3000+ episodes, JLD has turned Entrepreneurs On Fire into a media empire that generates over a million listens every month and 7-figures of NET annual revenue 8-years in a row. His first traditionally published book, "The Common Path to Uncommon Success" is the modern day version of "Think and Grow Rich" with a revolutionary 17-step roadmap to financial freedom and fulfillment. Learn more at UncommonSuccessBook.com.
This was a fun episode as I started following JLD about 8 months ago, and wanted to learn how to share my message while growing my business. We're only 24 episodes in and have a couple 3,000 to catch up, but his kind heart and willingness to share, makes him an amazing human being.
Download his podcast today!
Cookie Dough, Billy Joel & Bill Geurtin | 23
Bill Guertin is an amazing human who loves sports and helping people be the best salespeople they can be. Bill and I share stories about sports, sales, making others happy and we share a common love for the piano and cookie dough ice cream.
Music, Comedy and Brock Hendricks Working Happy # 22
Brock Hendricks does it all. Premium Sales Manager at AEG | Host of the "Hot Coffee, Cold Beer" Podcast | Sells premium ticket products for LA Lakers, Clippers, Kings & Sparks | Sales Trainer | Industry Mentor.
When his not working, you'll find him listening to music or watching stand up comedy. Brock cheers for the Philadelphia Eagles while the rest of his family cheers for the Denver Broncos.
Brock is a good human, who always looks for the positive in himself and others. He shares his struggles with mental health, selling tickets in the best arena in North America and being present. Enjoy.
Connect with Brock here:
#21 | The Science of Happiness with Todd Kettner
Our guest today is a sailing enthusiast, father, husband, professor and psychologist. He’s also my older brother and best friend.
Todd thrives on helping others live fuller lives and teaching future professors and psychologists, who can help make our world a better place.
When he isn’t working or spending time with his family, you’ll find him skiing, mountain biking or “trimming the sails on his 30 year old, 30 foot sailboat.”
Enjoy this candid conversation with two Canadian kids who grew up outdoors, without TV or screens, restored old Mustangs, and played pond hockey until it was time to go to bed.
We both learned that happiness early on and have relied on our friends, family and each other for a pick me up when we are down in the dumps.
# 20 | How A Government Job Let to Tim Gard Working Happy.
Tim Gard is funny and when you hear him speak, you will remember what he said. Tim is a Hall of Fame Speaker and a Certified Speaking Professional™.
People hire Tim because he is known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy. He teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style.
Tim also coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity through employee enthusiasm by using appropriate workplace humor.
PLEASE LISTEN, SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW and SHARE
Stanley Cup Champion to People Connector with Theo Fleury # 14
Theo Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Junior Hockey Champion, who is a solid human being. While Theo does enjoy his hockey memories and accolades, he feels honored and blessed in what he does today.
He is a healing motivator and a fellow human with great life experiences which he shares openly with everyone to help them get through their trauma and live fully again.
We talked about golf, life, trauma and how connecting people will make our world a better place. Theo is now working happy by helping others see that there is a good life to live.
He is a TEDx speaker, author, husband and people connector. Thank you Theo for being a shining light in our world.
CONNECT with THEO
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Defeating Anxiety and Covid with TC Carling #18
TC Carling is the President and CEO of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.
Over the past 20 years TC has gained valuable leadership experience holding executive roles with Canucks Sports & Entertainment, GSL Group, and most recently as President & CEO for Fortius Sport & Health. He is also on the Board of Directors for Anxiety Canada.
TC knows how to work happy. His career record proves it as he empowers his staff to exceed their goals, work happy and take care of their health.
He lives with his family in North Vancouver, BC, and is an avid sports fan who enjoys hiking and TC is the biggest wrestling fan I know.
EA Sports, Canucks (2x), Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (2x), sports.
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Selling Tickets & Singing Swear Words with Tom Dunn #17
Tom Dunn is currently the Manager of Premium Sales & Service at Whitecaps FC and he does it much better than when I had the role.
His sales career has allowed him to travel all over the world and has included hospitality and football in Australia, United Kingdom and Canada.
His current role with the Vancouver Whitecaps F.C. is his dream job. Tom thrives making other people happy, and that is one thing that has allowed him to succeed wherever he has gone.
been a dream role for me. I
He believes that successful selling requires passion, persistence, bravery, common sense and a desire to make or do things better.
Whitecaps FC | www.whitecapsfc.com
Linkedin | www.linkedin.com/in/tom-dunn
Email | email@example.com
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From account executive to COO with Colby Fackler # 16
Colby Fackler is currently the Chief Operating Officer at VITALITY Products Inc. He started and built his career with the Vancouver Canucks (NHL), Abbotsford Heat (AHL) and most recently he was Vice President, Partnerships & Tickets, Sales & Service for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS).
We became fast friends while working for the Canucks and have kept in touch ever since. Colby knows sales and he knows how to lead a WorkHappy sales team. He also dabbles as a prof at BCIT School of Business and is currently writing his second novel.
You can connect with Colby via Linkedin. Enjoy the conversation with my good friend and mentor Colby Fackler.
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How Speaker Coach Jane Atkinson Works Happy. #15
Jane Atkinson is a fellow Canadian who helps speakers she teaches speakers proven action steps for commanding big fees,
getting booked solid, and building a public speaking business that puts lifestyle first. Jane's Ready. Aim. Fire method is used by thousands of speakers across North American.
Jane has authored four books including the bestseller "The Wealthy Speaker 2.0", "The Epic Keynote" and "The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal".
For over a decade Jane was one of the top business managers for speakers including best-selling author‘s, celebrities and the industries most sought after. She is the founder of The Wealthy Speaker School, which provides online courses, group coaching and live events for all levels of speakers and host of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast (www.speakerlauncher.com/category/podcasts/)
In this episode Jane talks about what makes her most happy, her career journey to becoming a sought after speaker and coach. Her bubbly personality makes her the perfect guest for the WorkHappy podcast.
You can connect with Jane at https://www.speakerlauncher.com/.
Serve Others, Eye Yoga and Working Happy with Leslie Metcalf
Leslie is a huge hockey fan and a wonderful human being. If there is one thing she believes, it is that together we are better. She knows that collaboration is the key to innovation and moving forward as we learn about ourselves by learning about others.
Everyday, Leslie looks forward to working with people to create relationships and experiences that will last a lifetime. She also is a firm believer in helping others to rise and prides her place in this world as a team member of Team Human.
She is always looking to support, encourage and work to better others and herself.
Sports is only one platform but it can be a powerful platform when we connect with one another in truly meaningful ways.
Leslie WorksHappy as the B2B & Group Event Specialist for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.
Her breadth of sales experience includes corporate, student life, tourism and youth development throughout the Chicago area.CONNECT
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CLINT MALARCHUK | NHL Goaltender, Horse Doctor and Mental Health Advocate
"I know I’m always going to struggle, but I’m going to struggle well."
Do you remember where you were when you saw 9/11 happening?
Hockey fans remember where they were when watching the Buffalo Sabers game in 1989 when Clint’s jugular was cut by an opponent's skate.
The shock we saw pales in comparison to what Clint thought while struggling to skate off the ice, because he didn’t want his mother to see him die on the ice.
In this episode, Clint shares his journey with the listener. Our conversation will make you think, it will make you laugh, and it will make you thankful for people like Clint who share their triumphs over lifelong struggles.
Clint is a wonderful human being, with a wicked sense of humor and a passion for sharing his struggles with mental health issues so others can thrive like he does.
#buffalosabers #nhl #patlafontaine #thecowboygoalie #mentalhealth #suicide #humor #laughter #workhappy #unmaskedwarrior #clintmalarchuk #covid19 #thecrazygame #speaker #mentalillness #goalie #meninthemiddle #supportgroup
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TEDXCARSONCITY | Former NHL Goalie Clint Malarchuk opens up about his struggles with mental illness, depression, suicide and recovery in this raw and emotional talk. Malarchuk is most notably known for an on-ice accident while tending the goal for the Buffalo Sabres.
THE CRAZY GAME | “The Crazy Game” takes you deep into the troubled mind of Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres.
Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, and having your career nearly literally cut short by a skate across your neck.
WARRIORS UNMASKED | Clint Malarchuk (NHL) and Chuck Thuss take a deep dive into the lives and journeys of athletes, coaches, veterans, first responders and people living next door. You will love and learn from Clint and Chuck’s stories of courage and perseverance.
MALARCHUK | Cult band Malarchuk is heavy metal. I’m not a fan, but you might be.
WEBSITE | Podcast, Speaker, Suicide Survivor, Mental Health Advocate
LINKEDIN | Connect with The Cowboy Goalie, Clint Malarchuk
HAT TRICK HIGHLIGHTS
1. Clint has survived three near death experiences.
2. He is now a dentist and chiropractor for horses.
3. You are NOT alone. There is no shame in reaching out and getting help.
Russ Farwell: Team Trainer, NHL General Manager, Owner
Russ Farwell shares how his love his job since day one. He tried out for a junior hockey team in his teens, played one game, got the trainer position and worked his way up through coaching, general manager in both the WHL and the NHL and is now Vice President of Hockey Operations at Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Club.
Russ shares how humor has been so important in his career, along with pranks, having fun and keeping his staff happy.
He's old school. The only email address he's ever had is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russ gave me my start in hockey as a ticket sales rep for the Seattle Thunderbirds. It was great to re-connect and share funny moments and stories from our careers.
Seattle Thunderbirds - reach out to learn more about the team and how they work happy.
Russ Farwell - connect on Linkedin, start a conversation and learn how your team can work happy tooHatTrick TakeAways
1. Remind your team to laugh everyday before they leave to go home.
2. When you love what you do, Working Happy is easy. It's who you are.
3. You can't get too serious, there is always ups and downs.
Want to Laugh at Work?
1) The HumorLab - join our Facebook community with over 14,000 who share their sense of humor on a daily basis. Warning: It's PG-13 and no politics are allowed.
2) WorkHappy™ GamPlan - is your team struggling to be at the top of their game? This program is for professional sports teams who want to have a Championship Culture with their staff.
3) Friday Funnies - get HR approved humor at work every Friday morning that you can share with your co-workers and be the humour hero.
Laugh Every Day At Work with Stu Ballantyne # 11
Stu Ballantyne is the President & COO of Rogers Place & ICE District for the Oilers Entertainment Group.
He's a friend and a former colleague. This past year during Covid-19 was the busiest he's had in his 35 year career.
Stu is a family guy, a hockey guy, a Indy guy and someone who believes in his 4H - Honesty, Hard Work, Humility & Humour.
3:30 - Humor is key. Stu tells his staff that they need to laugh everyday before 5 pm.
11:05 - Vancouver Molson Indy, Greg Moore and Dario Franchitti.
13:00 - Working and hanging out with Wayne Gretzky.
17:45 - Running 81 games during Covid-19 in a bubble.
22:00 - Watching the Edmonton Oilers practice as a teenager.
26:00 - Key Takeaway - Keep things relevant and use humor.
#crosby #worldjrs #memorialcup #oilers #olympics #robinwilliams #normmacdonad #seattlethunderbirds #covid19 #hockeybubble #gretzky #fuhr #kurri #coffey #anderson
1. Be in the moment, work hard and play a prank now and then.
2. Laugh everyday before 5 pm.
3. Making others happy makes you happy.
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WorkHappy Nation Podcast Update | Greg Kettner | Episode # 10
Why a little change?
Because they count and they can make a big difference.
The format at for the WorkHappy Nation Podcast is to narrow the focus on how to work happy within the professional sports world.
I started my career in sports helping open Niketown Seattle. Then I spent time in the WHL, NHL, MLS and WHL again. Now I'm back, helping professional sports teams (NHL, NFL, MLS, NBA, and MLB create their own WorkHappy™ GamPlan so they can increase revenue, reduce employee turnover and assure that everyone is comfortable talking about mental health.
The mission of this podcast to interview experts guests who work happy in the sports world. GM's, players, account managers, HR directors, equipment managers and mental health professionals to share best practices to working happy.
Happy employees make sense for everyone. When we work happy we are more productive, less stress, make more money and have better mental health.
Thank you for being here and joining and sharing in the conversation. Please share with others within the industry.
Let's build Championship teams off the pitch, the rink, the hardwood, the diamond and the field.
Feedback and suggestions are always welcome at email@example.com
To learn more about WorkHappy™ Nation click here.
Eric Kussin | WorkHappy Podcast # 9 | "If you haven’t been affected my mental illness, you aren’t human."
Eric Kussin is a 20 year pro sports exec (currently team and league sales, marketing and mental health consultant) who was fortunate enough to find a higher calling after an intense mental health battle. Eric launched a global alliance of athletes and celebrities, along with expert practitioners: We’re All A Little “Crazy” and #SameHere.
The Global Mental Health Movement. Our members believe that life challenges affect all of us, no matter our backgrounds or careers, and that our mental health exists on a spectrum that we all fluctuate on, as opposed to: “the 1 in 5 sick vs the 4 in 5 healthy.”
Together, we are using our platforms and consistent messaging to change the narrative around the world, educate the masses, implement much-needed programs on the ground (programs w schools, colleges, corporate offices, sports teams, service men/women & first responders), and make it socially acceptable for everyone to ask for help when they need it.
The #SameHere🤙Movement is a campaign you will see woven throughout our communications. This is a sign language gesture that can be used universally in the context of the mental health world to mean: Same here, I too struggle with some of life’s inevitable challenges, and yes those challenges have affected my mental health. We’re all in this together.
Podcast: We’re All A Little “Crazy”
#SameHere #5in5 #IRel8 #mentalhealthonacontinuum #weareallalittlecrazy
Tony Rubleski | WorkHappy # 8 | How AC/DC, hockey and ice cream make a Positive Disruption.
Thanks for tuning into this episode of the WorkHappy podcast where Tony and I talk about AC/DC, mint chocolate ice cream, Billy Joel and how laughter is a treadmill for your mind. I met Tony at his Mind Capture Bootcamp and was impressed with his positivity, humbleness and willingness to serve others.
Tony Rubleski helps people ‘Capture’ more minds and profits. He is president of the Mind Capture Group, and is an in-demand speaker who’s given hundreds of presentations, strategic business coach, and creator of the Mind Capture Bootcamp now in its 10th year.
Tony has over 25+ years of experience in the personal development industry. His Mind Capture book series has spawned multiple bestsellers in a variety of business and coaching categories with Amazon.com. The acclaimed series has received many endorsements from a wide range of leaders in marketing, sales, psychology to academia and multiple New York Times bestselling authors.
Book #7 in the series titled, 'Positive Disruption: The Power of a Quote' was released globally in January of 2021.
His work has been featured in various media outlets ranging from Toastmasters International Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, the FOX TV network, ABC, to CNN Radio, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine Radio. In addition, he has also served as a
Faculty member with the U.S Chamber of Commerce and CEO Space International.
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Stephanie Thoma | WorkHappy Podcast # 7 | The Modern Nomad Who Loves to Plank
Gerren Sprauve | The CEO and his Sandbox | WorkHappy Podcast, Episode # 6
He has a passion for life, for his family and his employees. He encourages everyone to be their own leader and to have fun while working.
An "Attitude of Gratitude" is how Gerren Sprauve lives his life. Whether it’s family, business, friends or podcasters.
He built relationships with the people he served, who were the CEO's and managers offices that he cleaned while starting out. He lets his staff help come up with solutions and encourages everyone to play in the sandbox, to improve processes and be creative.
Gerren only hires people who like to have a good time. People who like to work happy.
You will smile after listening to Gerren and I talk about 'Rookie Cookies', dancing and how he assures everyone in his company works happy!
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