Career Yak

Christopher Goodwillie

Through interviews with entrepreneurs and professionals from different working environments, this is a show where we seek to do two things. One: learn about the wide variety of jobs and industries out there. And two: discover career lessons that we can apply to our own work lives.

Introducing Career Yak - Discovering Jobs and Career Paths
Trailer 1 min 48 sec

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Promoting a new sport is not easy, and getting it added to the Olympics can be a monumnetal challenge. But my guest today, Ajay Nwosu (CEO of Teqball USA), is trying to do both. Ajay has a fascinating career background in the sporting world, and today he joins me to shed light on the emerging sport of Teqball. Together we discuss a variety of business lessons, including how he uses his networking and marketing skills to successfully promote something new to the market. Check out Teqball for yourself! https://teqball.com/Verse of the DayRomans 10:9 KJV9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Sep 13

29 min 50 sec

Career Yak is back with this inspiring interview with Robert Netzly! Robert takes us through his journey of leaving a dream job to trust God and dive head first into the world of Biblically Responsible Investing.Check out Inspire Investing online: inspireinvesting.comCheck out Robert's book, Biblically Responsible InvestingVisit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Aug 10

48 min 52 sec

Join me as I go back and listen to the one clip that stood out to me from each of the first five Career Yak interviews. These clips jumped out at me as I reviewed the conversations of the past and I hope they can add value to your personal and professional life as well!Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Dec 2020

35 min 11 sec

Listen in as I chat with a special guest, Ken Goodwillie, aka my Dad! He talks about his God-given ability to be handy, his history in Christian ministry and how he eventually started his own home improvement business after being laid off in 2007. Ken goes into detail about how Christians can share Christ with others in the workplace and use their jobs and businesses to honor God. He also highlights the logistics behind starting a business and what it takes to be successful. Don't forget to check out the links that correspond to our conversation below!Pathways Video Series Related Blog Post: First Interview with my Dad Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Nov 2020

56 min 14 sec

Make the call, don't be afraid to reach out... you never know who will answer. Check out my previous episode with Marc McDaniel.Check out the interview with Sara Blakely on The School of Greatness Podcast.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Nov 2020

5 min 46 sec

Listen in to learn Erin's story and how she drastically changed her career path and jumped from being an Associate Registrar to an Information Security Analyst. Not only did Erin dive head first into a new tech career with little to no experience, but she increased her pay, and expanded her future opportunities. Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

You know what's fun? Feeling wanted, making a sale, getting a promotion. You know what's a bummer? Getting rejected, losing a sale, getting passed over for a job. But no one is perfect and it is paramount that we discover our flaws to learn from them and then grow.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Nov 2020

6 min 48 sec

Listen in as I talk shop with Danny Wolfe, a former vendor of mine. Danny sheds light on opening a brand new facility within the last year, what it takes to be motivated in sales, and how to set long term goals and grow a business. Check out Diversified Body and Paint online.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity Tracker

Nov 2020

53 min 24 sec

Value the process. If you want to reap a harvest, you have to plant the seeds first.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Oct 2020

5 min 53 sec

On the show today I have Tyler Damore, VP at AudioEye. Listen in while we talk about what it's like to be in on the very early stages of a tech company. He tells us how setting incremental goals was a key to success, and how the mission of making the web a more accessible place for those with disabilities helps to motivate him. Check out AudioEye online.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity Tracker

Oct 2020

40 min 14 sec

Why do companies make transactions with their customers difficult? What can we do to make the customer buying experience as easy and smooth as possible? Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).

Oct 2020

8 min 25 sec

Join me as I talk with Brady Gregor about being a Division 1 collegiate golf coach. He discusses his path, earning more responsibilities at a relatively young age, and mentoring his players. We talk goal setting, player recruitment, why he thinks people should consider going to college and more.Check out Brady's Podcast: Any Given TuesdayVisit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).

Sep 2020

45 min 16 sec

If you know Christ, be a light in your workplace and environment.Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).

Sep 2020

3 min 37 sec

Alyssa joins the show today to discuss entrepreneurship, being bold, thinking creatively, and much more. She eventually journeyed to starting a flower and coffee shop in small town New England and talks about what it takes to grow a business, and how to take risks along the way. Pivoting her business to add more revenue streams in 2020 is also a fascinating and insightful part of the conversation you won't want to miss!Check out Apotheca's website, Instagram, and Facebook!Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).

Sep 2020

36 min 15 sec

Is the sales team more important than a support team? Or is operations king? The answer is neither. Both are essential. But what is most important is the seamless communication and coordination between both parties.Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerVisit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Sep 2020

11 min 28 sec

Join me as I chat with Michael Draper about the details of working in non profit businesses. Michael shares with us his journey in non profits, and why it's important to have a mission driven mindset. We discuss how to overcome obstacles, the importance of working in jobs you are passionate about, and being a light for Christ in the workplace and world. Check out Michael's Podcast: Dads Watching Sports Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerVisit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Sep 2020

54 min 16 sec

Communicate up and down the chain of command, step back and survey the situation, and learn more lessons with this great book that parallels military situations with the business world.Get the book Extreme Ownership.Dig into more leadership lessons in my previous Interviews with former police officer Derek Stephens and former Navy Pilot Jason Grower.Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Aug 2020

9 min 26 sec

On the show today I have Katie Hornor... entrepreneur, writer, speaker and more. Katie has started a variety of different business ventures, from providing homeschooling resources to helping others grow their own businesses. Additionally, Katie serves both English and Spanish speaking audiences in a variety of ways. Listen in while she sheds light on her experiences, going from ministry to entrepreneurship, and using business for the glory of God. Check out Katie's content here!Listen to Katie's podcast: For Your Success PodcastCheck out the book Business for the Glory of GodFree Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerCheck out the Zoho CRM Tool!Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Aug 2020

43 min 10 sec

"I'm too busy" and "There's not enough time in the day" seem common phrases in the business world. But maybe the time we have to accomplish things in life is more sufficient than we realize.Go in depth with time management and goal setting and listen to my previous Interview with Mac Prichard.Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Aug 2020

7 min 17 sec

In these episodes I'll share my thoughts on business, and lessons I've learned from life, work, and the Bible. First one coming up on Monday!Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Aug 2020

3 min 17 sec

Join me as I talk to Luke Tanner, founder and owner of L&M Horseworks, as we discuss starting businesses and shutting them down, learning how to be more efficient with scheduling and route planning, and having a balance between work life and family life. Luke shares stories about sharing his faith in the workplace, learning lessons the hard way, building in vacation time into a busy entrepreneurial schedule, and how not all careers are linear and predictable. Check out Luke's business: L&M HorseworksBook links: The Wright Brothers, The E Myth, The Lean StartupVisit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)

Aug 2020

1 hr 18 min

This is technically a history book, but one we can all learn from! How did two brothers from small town Ohio, neither with college degrees, win the global race to create the airplane? Listen in to my quick review of this amazing story, full of lessons that can be applied to life and business.Book Link: The Wright Brothers by David McCulloughJoin our email list at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental):

Jul 2020

7 min 45 sec

From a history and economics major who was in no way "tech savvy" to successfully running her own business in the tech world, Laurence shares her journey and the ups and downs along the way. Laurence sheds light on building a business gradually on the side, advice on how to be intentional when learning new skills, and how online businesses make money. Podcaster, blogger, coder, and overall entrepreneur, listen in to Laurence's story to learn more valuable career lessons.Check out Laurence's content and resources!Learn to Code with Me Blog and WebsiteLearn to Code with Me PodcastLaurence on InstagramBook Recommendation: The Millionaire Next DoorJoin our email list at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental):

Jul 2020

58 min 6 sec

Mac Prichard, founder of a Pacific Northwest job board Mac's List and host of the Find Your Dream Job podcast, joins the show to share his career expertise and his own work life story. From goal setting, to starting his own business, to what practical steps to take in pursuing your dream job, listen in as we learn valuable career lessons with Mac!Find Mac online!Mac's ListFind Your Dream Job PodcastMac on LinkedInMac's Book recommendation: Never Eat Alone by Keith FerrazziFind Career Yak Online

Jun 2020

47 min 58 sec

Marketing tips and tricks galore! Listen to my quick review of Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson to get some valuable feedback on some of the recommended sales and marketing material contained in this helpful book.Find it here: Expert SecretsCheck out Career Yak online: Career Yak Website

May 2020

4 min 58 sec

Monday 5/25/20 will mark the beginning of Career Yak Book Reviews! Tune in to discover overviews and insights from the many audiobooks that I get to listen to while driving from customer to customer in my B2B sales life.

May 2020

1 min 24 sec

Join me as I chat with JJ Ramberg about entrepreneurship, her career in the business and media world, and the new social podcasting app she and her cofounders recently released, Goodpods. JJ, an entrepreneur in her own right, shares insights that she has learned from interviewing other well known founders, and also gives us a detailed look into how the idea for Goodpods came to fruition. Check out Goodpods!Online: Goodpods WebsiteiOS app: Goodpods AppCheck out the book the Lean Startup to find out more about MVPs (minimum viable products).Visit us online at careeryak.com

May 2020

27 min 50 sec

Rusty Gonzales, Founder and President of St. Andrews Construction in Denver, joins the show with his entrepreneurial son Mitchell. Rusty and Mitchell have both started multiple businesses, mainly in the the construction industry, and share with us their journeys and the many lessons learned. Highlights include:Why every business needs a business planNot everyone has to go to college  Giving back to the local community and philanthropy versus charity Construction as a career pathThe importance of relationships in businessFor each of them, an entrepreneurial lifestyle is worth the hard work and potential risks. Listen in and learn! Today Rusty continues to lead St. Andrews and Mitchell currently works in real estate in Denver, Colorado.Find St. Andrews Online at: http://www.sacscolorado.comFind Real Estate Mitchell Gonzales: https://www.themargolisteam.com/agents/184630-Mitchell-Gonzales/Find Career Yak online: https://careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental): http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

May 2020

1 hr 4 min

Join me as I interview my former boss who has worked in the world of higher education and recreation at various collegiate campuses for over 15 years. He shares with us how he started on his career path, how he manages people, and how he has worked his way from small town Colorado to a campus with a top Rec program and over 40,000 students. And of course we discuss how he and his team are managing the current social distancing and coronavirus world that we currently live in.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @careeryakVisit our website: https://careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Apr 2020

1 hr 8 min

Scott Polston shares his story of leaving a financially stable but demanding job in order to have more time for his wife and kids. Where did he go? To work alongside his wife in the business she was already running. Listen as Scott shares this career shift and entrepreneurship story. Highlights:- Christian faith in the workplace- Working with your spouse- Making time for your family- Building a sustainable businessFind Scott and Holly Polston's business online at: https://garmentgraphics.netFind the book Start with Why: https://amzn.to/2T9MbSBFind the book The Greatest Generation: https://amzn.to/38dCBlJLike our Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/careeryak/Visit our website: https://careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Mar 2020

52 min 8 sec

I'm excited to welcome Navy veteran Jason Grower to the show! He gives us insights on his long career in the US Navy. He takes us through the ins and outs of attending the Naval Academy, pilot training, and working at the Pentagon. Jason shares insights on how to lead, why reading is so important, and the importance of getting out of your comfort zone.Find the book Call Sign Chaos: https://amzn.to/38dTUmPFind us online at careeryak.com and answer our quick poll, letting us know what industry you are most interested in learning more about.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Feb 2020

50 min 14 sec

Chris Guyll, Athletic Director at a charter school in Phoenix, shares how he pivoted early on in his career to pursue more meaningful and fulfilling work.Find us online at careeryak.com and answer our quick poll, letting us know what industry you are most interested in learning more about.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Jan 2020

34 min 42 sec

Marc McDaniel, VP with Ryder, has had four decades of sales experience, all focused in the trucking industry. Marc sheds light on balancing your career with family, prospecting tips, and gives insider details on a multi-million dollar proposal.Find us online at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Dec 2019

1 hr 1 min

Derek Stephens is a retired police officer with over 20 years of experience in the state of Colorado. He now runs his own business, training officers in survival skills and tactics.Find us online at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Nov 2019

1 hr 12 min

James and Bob Lee are a son and father duo who together with other family members own and operate Denver Freightways Express, a trucking company in Denver, Colorado. Listen as James and Bob share stories and insights on starting a business, working in trucking, and managing relationships.Find us online at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Nov 2019

50 min 52 sec

Introducing the Career Yak Podcast, a show that seeks to discover what jobs are out there, and how professionals from a wide variety of industries achieve success in their careers. Find us online at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Nov 2019

1 min 48 sec