First Job: Kevin Batstone

Kevin Batstone (pictured left), is one of the creators of the Discussion Combustion Podcast, a new-ish podcast on the Denver scene. I sit down with them and talk all things podcasting this Wednesday, September 25.

But first, I ask Kevin about his first job and he tells me about his first gig bagging groceries, how he’s essentially never left the industry, and something that might surprise you about the grocery business. Enjoy!

First Job: Jason Price

Jason Price is one of the head honchos of Select Communications, a firm where tell them your technology needs and they’ll do all the heavy lifting. Their team of product engineers brings you quotes from the top carriers and provides you with behind-the-scenes product comparisons and information that you will not get from any direct provider. He’s the guest on Ep. 225 of the show, debuting on Wednesday, September 18.

But first he tells me about his first job working at a water park, having a radio (and how that made him drunk with power), and how one day he had to kick Metallica out of the park. Enjoy!

First Job – Dustin Wendling

Dustin Wendling is an old friend of mine doing a complex and important job as an ex-pat living in Mexico City. Honestly, though, we don’t spend that much time talking about it on this week’s show airing Wednesday, August 28. We end up talking about big ideas because he’s one of the most fascinating people I know.

And this is but mere prelude to that great show. But listen as Dustin shares an insane story about being 6 years-old and swimming in gator-infested waters to retrieve golf balls that he and his brother then sold back to golfers on the weekend. Enjoy! I sure did.

First Job: Noah Mittman

Noah Mittman is the head honcho at Snowman Films, an award-winning video production company, and content marketing subscription service based in Golden, Colorado.  His full episode, in which he appears with his cohorts Evan Fries and Taylor Oxley, debuts Wednesday, August 21.

But first, Evan tells me about his first job screwing off at a garden center at the age of 14. It’s funny, profane, and I related to it a little too much. Enjoy!

First Job: Shahara Jagrati Mattingly

Shahara Jagrati Mattingly is the Chief Excitement Officer at Delicious Awakening: Transformational Health Coaching, where she uses a blend of ancient wisdom and modern science to empower clients with strategies and mindful practices that will transform their health and confidence. Her full episode debuts Wednesday, July 31.

But first, she shares with me her first job of cleaning her dad’s office at the tender age of 12. Enjoy!

First Job: Adam Johnston

Adam Johnston (second from left) is the CEO of Last Call Trivia, providing entertaining nights out for thousands of people all across the country. He’s the guest on Ep. 220 of the podcast debuting this Wednesday, July 24. (I say July 27 in my intro and outro here, but I’m clearly an idiot)

But first, Adam tells me about his first job as a singing waiter (!!!) at an Italian restaurant in Northern Kentucky. It’s quite the larf! Enjoy!

First Job: Emily Klipp

Emily Klipp is the Chief Operating Officer at McLernon & Co, a company attempting to #KeepSocialMediaSocial. What’s that mean? It means they “focus on building real, honest connections with people through innovative social media strategy.” She and Amanda McLernon are the guests on Ep. 219 of the podcast debuting on July 17, 2019.

But first, Emily tells me about her time as an enterprising 14 (or 15) year-old waking up early to work at her town’s bagel shop in her #JoATFirstJob. Enjoy!

First Job: Gin Walker

Gin Walker is the Copy Genie, and she writes words that sell big-hearted brands at scale, allowing them to make the impact (AND MONEY) they crave. Our full conversation airs on Wednesday, July 10, and it’s damn fun.

But first, Gin tells me about her first job slinging shoes at Freeman Hardy Willis in Kingston Upon Thames, just outside London. Good news for her, Freeman Hardy Willis no longer exists! Huzzah! Enjoy the mini-ep!

First Job: Nick McQuik

Nick McQuik is a comedian, podcaster, TV producer, on-air personality, former mechanic, and all-around fascinating dude. He sits down with me this Wednesday, June 26 for a full chat.

But before we get there, he tells me the most harrowing story I think I’ve ever had on First Jobs. Let Nick tell you about moving out of his house at 14, getting his own apartment and a job stocking shelves at the local grocery store. It’s a hell of a story. Enjoy!

First Job: Kent Frazier

Kent Frazier is a seasoned and wise HR Executive, catalyst and steward of Conscious Capitalism, Ironman Finisher, musician, athlete, father, and transformational coach. You can find him at his website. He’s also the guest on Ep. 216 of the podcast, debuting June 19.

But first, Kent shares his first job delivering newspapers in Quakertown, PA. It’s a charming slice of Americana! Enjoy!