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WorkHappy™ Podcast

WorkHappy™ Podcast

By Greg Kettner

Greg Kettner is your host of the WorkHappy™ Nation podcast. Every episode highlights experts who WorkHappy™ in professional sports and mental wellness world. They share stories and strategies to help others bring humor and laughter into the workplace to generate more revenue, reduce turnover and create more mental wellness conversations.

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.

Thanks for being a part of the WorkHappy™ Nation.
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29 | Paul Epstein | From $7 an hour to a NBA Championship Ring

WorkHappy™ PodcastOct 21, 2021

53 | Meaningful Conversations with Brady Hoffman
Jul 13, 202324:49
52 | From The Bench to High-Performance Coach with Susan Hobson

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.

Follow Susan here: ⁠LinkedIn⁠ Website Facebook Instagram Podcast

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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Jun 07, 202321:11
51 | How Alcohol Saved My Life with Aaron Gleadow

51 | How Alcohol Saved My Life with Aaron Gleadow

You will be inspired by listening to Aaron Gleadow's story on the WorkHappy Podcast.

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

Enjoy our conversation. If you are struggling with alcohol please reach out to Aaron on LinkedIn, or a friend, or AA, so you can create the life you want, just like Aaron did.

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.

WorkHappy | Email | Phone

May 24, 202340:11
50 | WorkHappy: Unlocking Success and Fulfillment with Derek Strokon

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.

We've been friends since we both love sales, the Tragically Hip and our families.

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.

Connect with Derek on his website or LinkedIn.

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!

Please leave us a review on this podcast and share it with others.

If you have any questions about WorkHappy or how to create a culture where people are OK with talking about mental health, let's have a conversation.

May 18, 202328:34
49 | From Farm Girl to Changing Lives with Corliss Rassyle

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.

We also talk about her upcoming conference featuring Arlene Dickinson, Jack Canfield, Kristina Kuzmic and Allan Kehler.

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

May 10, 202320:15
48 | Daniel Umfleet's Mission to Help Others Gamble Less
Apr 13, 202321:55
#47 | Unleashing Work Happiness: Insights from Giyora Barzilay

#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

Apr 05, 202323:55
#46 | Unleashing Collaboration: WorkHappy insights from Steven Kowalski, Author of "Creative Together"

#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.

Please follow Steven Kowalski here and pick up his new book "Creative Together" via his website or Amazon.

#creative together #stevenkowalski #podcast #workhappy #CollaborationCulture #UnlockingCreativity #TeamSynergy #CollaborativeCreativity #TeamInnovation #GroupBrainstorming #CreativeProblemSolving #CollaborativeCulture #CrossFunctionalTeams #InnovationMindset #workhappy #mentalhealthmatters #laughmore #keynotespeaker #tedx

Mar 29, 202322:32
#45 | WorkHappy While Mastering Your Profitability Mindset: Mike Michalowicz

#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.

You can follow Mike on his website, LinkedIn, or YouTube.

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.  :-)

Mar 14, 202322:22
#45 | Drumming Up Happiness: Insights with Clint Pulver

#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.

Purchase Clint's book 'I Love It Here' today!  Please connect with Clint via LinkedIn or his website.

Thank you for listening and sharing.  If you would like more information about work happy let's connect at

#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

Mar 07, 202323:10
#44 | Mountain Top Motivation: Finding Happiness in Your Work with Jake Ballentine

#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

Feb 28, 202333:31
#43 Darrin Tulley | How To Live Your Possible | WorkHappy

#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.

LinkedIn | Book | Website | Instagram | Email

#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

Feb 22, 202325:31
#42 | WorkHappy with Paula Felps

#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.





Feb 16, 202325:36
#41 | WorkHappy Podcast | Shauna Moran with Greg Kettner
Feb 08, 202332:06
#40 | WorkHappy Podcast | Jason Wange with Greg Kettner
Feb 01, 202332:28
#39 | Better Decisions Faster | Paul Epstein with Greg Kettner
Jan 25, 202328:55
#38 | Want to be happy? Love yourself with Jesse Cole

#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."

Do yourself and favour and follow Jesse Cole and the Bananas' where ever you can.  If they are coming to a city near you, buy tickets today at Savanah Bananas.

Thank you Jesse for inspiring me on this podcast.  Keep working happy and sharing the love of the Bananas.  #jessecole #savanahbananas #workhappyposdcast #laughmore #workhappy

Jul 08, 202225:03
37 | Burnout to Freedom: How to Unhustle with Milena Regos
Jun 16, 202222:50
36 | Rich Franklin | Guarding the Stanley Cup to Playing In the Dirt
Jun 06, 202222:10
35 | Ryan McKee | The WorkHappy Entrepreneur | Part 1

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.

You can reach Ryan and follow him on LinkedIn, Instagram, Elemeno or drop him a note at

May 26, 202225:08
34 | Tia Graham shares how to 'Be A Happy Leader'!

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.

You can purchase her book here, and follow her on LinkedIn or her website Arrive At Happy.

May 10, 202218:34
33 | Patrick Grant | Hershey Bears | Guinness World Record

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.

May 02, 202227:19
32 | Amanda Verhoff | ALSD President

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.

Learn and connect more with Amanda on LinkedIn, ASLD or email.

#alsd #workhappy

Feb 08, 202226:15
32 | Boardroom to Stanley Cup Locker Room with Mike Watson

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.

Connect with Mike:  LinkedIn | Ignite Management Services | Email | Facebook

Listen to all episodes here.

Dec 16, 202136:12
31 | Jeff Munneke | VP of Fan Experience | Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
Nov 18, 202126:58
30 | Matt Batchelder | Intern to Vice President
Nov 02, 202126:43
29 | Paul Epstein | From $7 an hour to a NBA Championship Ring
Oct 21, 202133:22
28 | Marc Mahoney | Director, Suite & Group Sales, Seattle Mariners
Oct 18, 202121:08
E 27 | Aaron Lampkin | From Culinary School to Vice President

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.

Connect with Aaron Linkedin | Seattle Sounders FC | Email

Oct 08, 202123:45
E 26 | Brett Zalaski | How a single Linkedin post changed Brett's life

E 26 | Brett Zalaski | How a single Linkedin post changed Brett's life

Brett Zalaski is the Managing Director or Talent Development at Inspiration Sports Business Institute 360.

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.

Connect with Brett:  Linkedin | ISBI 360 | Email

Oct 05, 202122:04
Jordan Thorsteinson Is The Definition of Work Happy | 25

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'.

Linkedin | Email

You can listen to all WorkHappy Podcast episodes and leave us a review and 5 star rating.

Thank you for listening.  Let's go work happy. 

Sep 02, 202123:23
E 24 | John Lee Dumas Podcast has over 100 million downloads

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

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!

Website | Linkedin | Email |

Aug 31, 202116:31
Cookie Dough, Billy Joel & Bill Geurtin | 23

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.

We finally got to meet in Las Vegas at ALSD 2021 fifteen years after I read his book ‘800 Pound Gorilla Sales’ which helped me to become a top sales rep for the Vancouver Canucks.  Enjoy!

Website | Linkedin | Email | ISBI 360

Aug 26, 202118:03
Music, Comedy and Brock Hendricks Working Happy # 22
Aug 23, 202129:11
#21 | The Science of Happiness with Todd Kettner
Aug 13, 202129:31
# 20 | How A Government Job Let to Tim Gard Working Happy.
Aug 03, 202128:08
Stanley Cup Champion to People Connector with Theo Fleury # 14
Jul 27, 202122:04
Defeating Anxiety and Covid with TC Carling #18
Jul 26, 202143:34
Selling Tickets & Singing Swear Words with Tom Dunn #17
Jul 22, 202123:23
From account executive to COO with Colby Fackler # 16

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.

In this episode, we discuss comedy, life, work, happiness and Norm McDonald.  Fackler's strengths are in leadership, sales and leading by example of how to WorkHappy.

You can connect with Colby via Linkedin.  Enjoy the conversation with my good friend and mentor Colby Fackler.

Thank you for sharing this podcast with your friends.

Jul 15, 202127:36
How Speaker Coach Jane Atkinson Works Happy. #15
Jul 15, 202116:25
Serve Others, Eye Yoga and Working Happy with Leslie Metcalf
Jul 08, 202118:57
CLINT MALARCHUK | NHL Goaltender, Horse Doctor and Mental Health Advocate

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 




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


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.

Jul 04, 202121:11
Russ Farwell: Team Trainer, NHL General Manager, Owner

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

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.


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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 too

HatTrick 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.

Jun 22, 202125:47
Laugh Every Day At Work with Stu Ballantyne # 11
Jun 17, 202128:19
WorkHappy Nation Podcast Update | Greg Kettner | Episode # 10
May 26, 202105:25
Eric Kussin | WorkHappy Podcast # 9 | "If you haven’t been affected my mental illness, you aren’t human."

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”
Instagram: @SameHere_Global
Twitter: @SameHere_Global
Facebook/YouTube: /SameHereGlobal

#SameHere #5in5 #IRel8 #mentalhealthonacontinuum #weareallalittlecrazy

Mar 15, 202143:16
Tony Rubleski | WorkHappy # 8 | How AC/DC, hockey and ice cream make a Positive Disruption.

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 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.

Connect with Tony:

Tony Rubleski

Thank you for listening!!  Please share with your friends.

Mar 08, 202128:36
Stephanie Thoma | WorkHappy Podcast # 7 | The Modern Nomad Who Loves to Plank

Stephanie Thoma | WorkHappy Podcast # 7 | The Modern Nomad Who Loves to Plank

Stephanie Thoma is a planking Nomad.  We recorded this podcast in Boston, but she is now living in New York.  Stephanie has transformed her love of planking, networking and travel and turned it into full time self employment. She shares who she works happy and keeps healthy both physically and mentally.  Three take aways are, start your day with a walk, get off your phone and lots of sleep is key for Stephanie.  She also shares her 30-20-10 rule. To chat with Stephanie about her journey and how she helps her clients create meaningful connections, please contact her at:  Instagram, Website, Book. Stephanie Thoma is a Forbes-featured leadership & life coach, certified hypnotherapist, and best-selling author of the transformational networking book, "Confident Introvert".  She has facilitated over 1,000 events and established a fulfilling career helping people generate meaningful connections with themselves and others that catapult them forward in their career and life.  To date, Stephanie has helped thousands of people celebrate their strengths, step into their authentic confidence, and make meaningful connections through speaking at places like Harvard University and 1:1 coaching. Thank you as always for enjoying the WorkHappy Podcast.  Please share us with your friends.  WorkHappy Podcast or
Mar 02, 202125:04
Gerren Sprauve | The CEO and his Sandbox | WorkHappy Podcast, Episode # 6

Gerren Sprauve | The CEO and his Sandbox | WorkHappy Podcast, Episode # 6

Gerren Sprauve built Clean Slate Janitorial Service into a million dollar company by working happy.

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!

Please follow Gerren on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram.   Also, purchase his newest book 'Fast Track You Calling' today.  You can thank me later.

As always, please share the WorkHappy Podcast with your friends, and if you enjoyed the show, a 5 start rating goes a long ways.

PS - To learn more about working happy, pleases visit my website.  Cheerios

Feb 22, 202126:31