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Fulfillament Stories

Fulfillament Stories

Fulfillment through work. Challenges to COME ALIVE. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fulfillament-storytelling/support

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Joe Sanok, Practice of the Practice
4d ago
Joe Sanok, Practice of the Practice
Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday, which examines the history and implementation of the four-day workweek. Joe is a writer for Harvard Business Review and has been featured on MSNBC, Forbes, Money, Entrepreneur, and over 200 podcasts. His Practice of the Practice Podcast is a top 100 business podcast and helps therapists and coaches to start, grow, and scale their private practices. He is trained as a psychologist and counselor. Joe is the father of two bold girls and in the summer you'll usually find him standup paddle boarding on the Bay. Joe helps counselors to grow their businesses because he believes the world needs more mental health access. He loves the creative, engaging, and ever-changing nature of what he gets to do. Here is Joe's story from the May 2022 event in Traverse City, Michigan --- Support this podcast:
Joe Sanok, Practice of the Practice
4d ago
Joe Sanok, Practice of the Practice
Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday, which examines the history and implementation of the four-day workweek. Joe is a writer for Harvard Business Review and has been featured on MSNBC, Forbes, Money, Entrepreneur, and over 200 podcasts. His Practice of the Practice Podcast is a top 100 business podcast and helps therapists and coaches to start, grow, and scale their private practices. He is trained as a psychologist and counselor. Joe is the father of two bold girls and in the summer you'll usually find him standup paddle boarding on the Bay. Joe helps counselors to grow their businesses because he believes the world needs more mental health access. He loves the creative, engaging, and ever-changing nature of what he gets to do. Here is Joe's story from the May 2022 event in Traverse City, Michigan --- Support this podcast:
Michael Wills, Water Entrepreneur
Jun 6 2022
Michael Wills, Water Entrepreneur
"My interests and passions have driven all my endeavors, particularly my love for water and the desire to inspire others to enjoy it so they will protect it. I attribute most of my passions and successes to my father: From him, I learned to love the outdoors: Scouting, swimming, fishing, canoeing, camping, hunting (marksmanship), sports, plus other interests: model airplanes, flying, drumming, art and science. He also encouraged me to excel in all that I do, to work hard and pay attention to details." After earning a degree in Architecture in 1971, he moved to Traverse City and founded Scuba North, then Sail North, Sail Plan and eventually Harbor Boat Shop and Traverse Area Community Sailing, culminating with the creation of the Discovery Center~Great Lakes, which is his current labor of love and retirement project. He has also played key roles in notable Traverse City developments: Harbor West Marina, River’s Edge, Midtown Centre, Cambria Suites Hotel, and Uptown. Retired as of July 2021 and can be found fly fishing on the river. Here is Mike's story from the May 2022 event. --- Support this podcast:
Brent Whitney, Traverse City Dance Project
May 31 2022
Brent Whitney, Traverse City Dance Project
Brent Whitney currently resides in his two favorite places in the world, New York City and Traverse City, Michigan. He is the Co-Founder and director of the Traverse City Dance Project, a not-for-profit company that brings professional dance to Northern Michigan communities. Brent recently wrapped up a 20 year career as a professional dancer with some of the top ballet companies, contemporary companies, and opera companies in the country. He is also a freelance choreographer for dance and theater. In addition to his career in the arts, Brent is also an entrepreneur in the wellness/massage industry. His massage practice specializes in injury rehabilitation and prevention for dancers and everyday people. His clients include New York City Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Martha Graham Dance Company, Phantom of the Opera, among others. "I was lucky to discover my passion at the age of 9 and turn it into a career and life that has brought me an incredible amount of happiness and gratitude." Here is Brents story from the May 2022 event in Traverse City, Michigan --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Dana Frost, Forced Joy Project
May 25 2022
Dana Frost, Forced Joy Project
Dana Frost is Grief Advocate, Cancer Survivor, & Writer. She is the founder of the Forced Joy Project, an organization that provides support, resources, and community to those experiencing grief and loss. She is also the creator of Book of Stories, a custom keepsake book that memorializes the lives of loved ones who have passed away. When Dana’s not forcing joy, she’s facilitating retreats for young adults with cancer, hiking with her pups, or taking daily dips in Lake Michigan. She is a big believer in sharing our stories - of both grief and joy - and an even bigger believer of kitchen dance parties. Her biggest word of advice? FEEL all your feeling, be where you are, and F%!# Fine. You can follow her story @forcedjoyproject or at www.forcedjoyproject.com Here is Dana's story from the may 2022 event in Traverse City, Michigan --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Sakura Takano, Rotary Charities
Mar 23 2022
Sakura Takano, Rotary Charities
Sakura is a mom and the CEO of Rotary Charities of Traverse City. The daughter of Japanese and Taiwanese immigrants, she grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and made Traverse City her home ten years ago. After earning a BS in Finance and Economics from Boston College and an early career in investment banking, she pivoted to the nonprofit sector after earning an MBA in Social Enterprise from Columbia Business School. These days, she applies her knowledge and experience in leveraging financial tools to support community development. Sakura believes in a holistic, open-listening approach to creating positive change and brings non-conventional minds together to build partnerships and drive solutions to our region’s most complex problems. Here is Saku's story from the January 2022 event. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Jason Gollan, Common Good Bakery
Mar 15 2022
Jason Gollan, Common Good Bakery
Gollan began his culinary career cooking and baking his way through his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado to support himself. After several years’ experience in the food industry, he enrolled at the San Francisco Baking Institute and later earned a masters in hospitality from MSU. As the founder of Common Good Bakery, he wants to make the world a better place, and better the lives of everyone they encounter. He believes that optimism and purposeful action should be a part of everything he does. Yes, Common Good makes killer bread and pastries, but he also aspires to be a leading positive influence. Here is Jason's story from the January 2022 event --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Josh Stoltz, Grow Benzie
Mar 9 2022
Josh Stoltz, Grow Benzie
Josh Stoltz was born in Traverse City, Michigan and raised in the nearby woods, waters, and dunes of Benzie County. After opening several companies throughout Arizona and Florida before turning age 30, Josh spent a short “retirement” traveling and living in his school bus named "The Future," eventually planting himself back in Benzie when he married the love of his life. In October of 2014 he was hired as Grow Benzie's first, full-time Executive Director where he continues developing the non-profit as a thriving community center with event center, commercial kitchen, incubator farm, bee apiary, co-working office space, a farmers market, makerspace, sewing studio, edible trail system, and community gardens. He has also transformed Grow Benzie into a backbone organization supporting dozens of local clubs, collaborative bodies, and non-profits with program space, administrative support, marketing resources, and volunteer recruitment. In 2018, Josh was awarded the Systems Changemaker Fellowship by Rotary Charities of Traverse City, accepted into Forum for the Future’s School of Systems Change based in London and traveling to England and Russia. He was also the recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange program in 2019 and spent time studying food systems in Mozambique and South Africa. Here is Josh's story from the January 2022 event in Traverse City, MI --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Jennifer Finnegan Pool, Single MOMM
Feb 28 2022
Jennifer Finnegan Pool, Single MOMM
Jennifer Finnegan Pool is an innovative humanitarian, a value driven entrepreneur, and a social reformer. Her faith, authentic story of resilience, and nontraditional academic experiences have led her to a career in growing healthy communities one family at a time. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Single MOMM, headquartered in Traverse City, MI. Started as a grassroots nonprofit in 2008, Single MOMM now serves over 2,000 families a year throughout Northern Michigan. In 2019, she was recognized as a national expert in her field. Here is Jennifer's story from the January 2022 event in Traverse City, MI fulfillamentstories.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Bob Brick, Real Estate
Feb 24 2022
Bob Brick, Real Estate
A true local, Bob graduated from St. Francis high school continuing on to St. John’s University, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Post Graduate Studies in Organizational Development. He entered the real estate business in l973 as a chosen career with one goal: “To be the best, most respected Realtor anyone would ever meet”. He is diligent in the pursuit of excellence through continuing education and master planning seminars. He was voted one of the top 1500 Realtors in North America by Real Trends Magazine, is listed in the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame, Chairman’s Club & Platinum Club (to name a few!) and continues to operate as Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Bayshore Properties Ltd., engaging the support of 54 agents, plus 14 assistants and 5 offices transacting over $1.3 billion in average sales volume per year. Bob enjoys serving the community at NMC Board, the Economic Club, Brickways Community Living Center Foundation, Traverse Area Association of Realtors, Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, Basketball, Golf, Little League and Golf Coach, Eagle Scout Scenic Trails Council, Traverse Area Foundation, and Grand Traverse Area YMCA. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Matt Bulloch, TentCraft
Nov 29 2021
Matt Bulloch, TentCraft
Originally from Baltimore and one of five children, Matt took the scenic route through college from the University of Virginia, and later earned his MBA from Stanford. He spent time as a ski bum in Utah, a wildland firefighter in Idaho, and soldier in the National Guard, where he spent a year in Guantanamo Bay. After a few years on Wall Street, Matt started TentCraft, Inc. after a chance meeting with Paul Britten and has since grown it to 85 employees. Here is Matt , live from the October 2021 Fulfillment event in Traverse City, Mi. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Jon Timm, Musician and ABA Professional
Nov 23 2021
Jon Timm, Musician and ABA Professional
Jon has played violin professionally, started countless bands, and released several albums. He lived in Nashville, TN where he cut his teeth as both a professional in ABA (applied behavioral anylysis) and in music. His career is also his passion where he serves those on the Autism Spectrum and their families. Nature and family called him back to Northern Michigan in 2017, where he founded North Arrow ABA and recently released his sophomore record, "Grayman." Here is Jon, live from the October 2021 Fulfillment event in Traverse City, MI --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Anne Bonney, Motivational Speaker
Nov 15 2021
Anne Bonney, Motivational Speaker
Anne is a fun, energetic international motivational keynote speaker and influence ignitor. She is an authority on Change Management, author, podcast host and a virtual, in-person and hybrid workshop facilitator. After 20 years in highly successful corporate and non-profit leadership positions, Anne now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite YOUR ability to influence others by harnessing emotional intelligence, courageously communicating and effectively dealing with change. is Anne, live from the October 2021 Fulfillment event in Traverse City, MI --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
David Leith, Three Tree Tent
Nov 4 2021
David Leith, Three Tree Tent
As a student of the Leelanau School in the 1980’s, David Leith fell in love with the beauty of the landscape of northern Michigan. Some 30 years later, the universe conspired for his return here, and he reconnected with his high school crush who he married. He then started Three Tree Tent to help people rediscover their playful, adventurous spirit by camping in a portable treehouse in the forest. His dream is to get get the first tree-tent Experience Camp in the USA “off the ground." Here is David, live from the October 2021 Fulfillment event in Traverse City, Mi. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Yana Dee, Ethical Apparel
Oct 29 2021
Yana Dee, Ethical Apparel
Yana Dee creates clothing and accessories from organic, natural, and salvaged materials. She is the owner of the Downtown Traverse Cityshop, "Yana Dee - Ethical Apparel ." She describes herself as, "A maker, mastermind and mama.  I choreograph my days to balance creating, nurturing and taking care of business.  I'm rarely late and nearly always inspired.  My purpose is to cultivate creativity and compassion." Here is Yana, live from the October 2021 Fulfillment event in Traverse City, Mi. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Julie Clark: Fulfillment through Covid
Jul 29 2020
Julie Clark: Fulfillment through Covid
Our last live event was January 2020. We dont know when we can gather in person again for sharing stories. But we are interviewing a few of our past storytellers about their response to this global pandemic within thier vocation. How has the corona pandemic affected their passion for their work? What things are they […] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Angie Morgan, Lead Star
Feb 27 2020
Angie Morgan, Lead Star
Angie learned how to lead during her time in the Marine Corps.  She’s since shared her experiences in her books, Leading from the Front and the New York Times Best-Selling SPARK.  She’s the co-founder of Lead Star and has been designing and delivering leadership programs for the world’s best businesses for 15+ years.  She holds a BA and MBA […] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Marc Alderman, Drummer and Educator
Feb 20 2020
Marc Alderman, Drummer and Educator
Marc is a musician and educator who grew up in the woods of NW Lower Michigan.  He lives in Interlochen on property that his great grandfather settled in the early 1900s with his wife Amber, his toddler son Abraham, a couple of miniature pinschers, and two cats that showed up on the deck and never […] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Nate Griswold, Inhabitect
Feb 12 2020
Nate Griswold, Inhabitect
Nathan considers himself to be an “boomerang entrepreneur” and he moved home in May 2013 to launch Inhabitect, LLC. This company serves as an independent resource for designing, building and growing living architecture. He has worked throughout North America as well as internationally focusing on architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, engineering, construction and manufacturing clientele. During […] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Temple Florip, Yen Yoga & Fitness
Feb 5 2020
Temple Florip, Yen Yoga & Fitness
Temple is a yin yoga instructor at Yen Yoga & Fitness. She is passionate about sharing with her students the knowledge she has gained, but knows that there is always more to learn. She is also the manager at Yen, where she strives to give back to the community which has given so much to […] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Stephanie Witala, 3.5 years after her story
Dec 12 2019
Stephanie Witala, 3.5 years after her story
Stephanie Witala told her Fulfillament story in January 2019. This was her bio at the time: “Stephanie has helped build the events program over the past few years at Black Star Farms as the Events Manager and Chef. She is and energetic mother of three, and a highly motivated and passionate professional in the culinary arts […] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast: