The Living for Monday Show was a 37 episode podcast featuring inspiring and interesting individuals building remarkable careers. Guests range from independent entrepreneurs to coffee connoisseurs to philanthropists, but the one thing that ties them all together is their belief in doing work that matters.
Each episode is between 30-60 minutes and features the story of the guest’s career. In many interviews we also dive into teaching opportunities, in which the guest shares part of their expertise to help us learn about their field or pick up skills that will be valuable to our own careers.
You can listen to each episode below, or download and add to a Huffduffer playlist so you can listen on the go.
Episode 37: Daniel Kosmala of Radical Mentoring
Daniel Kosmala is the marketing and media manager at Radical Mentoring, an Atlanta-based committed to encouraging and equipping older, wiser Christ-followers (mentors) to focus on intentional mentoring relationships with younger men (mentees) that challenge, inspire, and encourage them to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders in their businesses, churches and communities.
Episode 36: Alex Miles Younger
Alex has an incredible resume as a designer, having worked for influencers like Danielle LaPorte and Seth Godin. But Alex is so much more than just a designer. He puts it best: “I have a penchant for reading the same books over and over again. Keeping plants alive is definitely a growth area. I believe the truth is out there. I live in the sweet spot between nerd and artist. I believe everyone should be more sincerely curious.”
Episode 35: Srinivas Rao of Unmistakable Creative
Srinivas Rao is the creator and host of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast, an interview show with unique and inspiring guests. As the about page says, their guests include “Happiness Researchers, Ex-Cons, Peak Performance Psychologists, Graffiti Artists, Successful Entrepreneurs, and World Famous Cartoonists.” Srini is a fascinating creative with a powerful story.
Episode 34: Matt Gartland of Winning Edits
Matt Gartland is a wonderfully honest, authentic, and valuable leader. He’s also the founder and managing editor at Winning Edits According to the about page at WinningEdits.com, “Matt specializes in digital content development at the nexus of web technologies, business thinking, editorial strategy, storytelling, and modern publishing. When he’s not gazing into a computer, Matt chases his imagination into a good book or travel adventure.”
Episode 33: Linda Kay Klein of Echoing Green
Linda Kay Klein is the founding director of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose program. Echoing Green is “a global social entrepreneurship nonprofit that unleashes next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.” According to her LinkedIn profile, “She is also an active writer and lead author of the program’s Work on Purpose Curriculum which is used by faculty and staff at over 120 colleges, universities and nonprofits.”
Episode 32: Josh Long of Patterns
Josh Long is a multi-talented entrepreneur, designer, and ruckus maker. We worked together on the Krypton team. According to his about page, “Josh is insatiably curious and has one of the largest physical libraries in [the design] industry. He currently lives in solitude in Wilmington, NC, with nothing more than a MacBook Air, a turntable, his favorite sofa and his books.”
Episode 31: Tessa Greenleaf of Georgia Tech
Tessa Greenleaf is a digital project specialist for the Georgia Institute of Technology, a freelance community manager with Cloudpeeps, and the marketing director for Atlanta Women’s Chorus. She’s an Atlanta young professional building a career that matters.
Episode 30: Dan Adams of The Higher Purpose Project
Dan Adams is an entrepreneur, television personality, and current NCAA record holder. In January of 2012, Dan and Kyle Maynard successfully co-created the 2012 ESPY award winning initiative, Mission Kilimanjaro, which appeared on ABC, CBS, FOX, and ESPN’s Outside The Lines. Since 2012, Dan has worked as a marketing consultant and conducted eight global summits with The Higher Purpose Project impacting over 250 leaders around the World.
Episode 29: Sarah Kathleen Peck of It Starts With
Sarah Kathleen Peck is a writer, open water swimmer, designer-entrepreneur, and urban nerd. Her mission is to find and capture insights from everyday, extraordinary living and share them with others. She writes about the psychology of navigating the professional world, the millennial generation, the ever-changing work landscape, staying motivated, and current entrepreneurial, business, management, and teamwork strategies.
Episode 28: Solo Show on Passion at Work
Episode 27: Solo Show on Mindset
Episode 26: Gina Gutierrez of Gina Rachelle Design and Diakadi Body
Gina Gutierrez has spent the last ten years rooted in the world of health and fitness designing and developing an amazing business known as DIAKADI. Meanwhile, she has been quietly ramping up her work in interior and commercial design and styling at Gina Rachelle Design. We talked about her multi-passionate career and what it’s like to exercise her creativity in seemingly vastly different industries.
Episode 25: Mike Bruny of Ambassador Bruny
Mike Bruny teaches on the soft skills of networking (mostly at conferences), public speaking and personal branding. He says he is “a heart centered creative dude with the business acumen to help you move your projects forward.” He’s also the creator of The New Art of Conference Networking: Hashtags to Handshakes and Brand Inside a Brand.
Episode 24: Dan Pink
Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a new television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children. In this interview, we chatted about how the principles from To Sell is Human can be used to sell yourself during a career search.
Episode 23: Krista Stryker of 12 Minute Athlete
Krista Stryker is an NSCA certified personal trainer and founder of 12 Minute Athlete. Krista created 12 Minute Athlete so she could share Hight Intensity Interval Training workouts with the world after she spent years working out for hours on end everyday, diligently doing her cardio, weight training and sports-specific training until she was overtrained, injured, and had little time in my day to do anything else. Now she helps people of all fitness levels ditch their excuses and get in shape in as little time as possible.
Episode 22: The Living for Monday Story
Episode 21: Dave Ursillo
Dave Ursillo is a lifelong writer, nine-time published author and teacher of vinyasa yoga. He uses writing, artistry and creative entrepreneurship to teach you how to shape your life and work into rewarding journeys within themselves. He also runs an online writers’ group called The Literati Writers.
Episode 20: Sean Ogle
After starting his career as a financial analyst, Sean Ogle started Location 180 in May 2009 to hold himself accountable for doing all of the cool stuff in life he’s always talked about. He published my bucket list, and has been working through it ever since. So far, he has lived on a tropical island, built a business, ran a marathon, and climbed a mountain, among other things. He also has projects called Location Rebel and Breaking Eighty.