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16 Podcast Episodes

Latest 22 Jan 2022 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Episode 103: Andy Ginn - Tech Maven

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In this episode, Heather interviews Andy Ginn, Senior Consultant and Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Pointnext Services and Director of Pocket Angel. Tune in to hear their conversation on: "I went into menswear to start off with." - How a brief stint in retail led Andy to take a government-funded programming course and begin his career in tech."The user is the most important aspect of any transformation program." - Andy's work with HPE and their many initiatives that focus on the human side of tech internally and with their customers."She asked me to join that organization in my spare time." - How Andy became involved with Pocket Angel, a not-for-profit digital platform helping those experiencing homelessness, rough sleepers, and the socially disadvantaged."We pivoted the app quite quickly." - How the lockdowns spurred Pocket Angel to shift how they delivered the donations their users contributed."If you really analyze your life you can probably find five to six sliding door moments." - A mentor early in his tech career taught Andy to focus on the people using the tech which has been a theme throughout his career.For more visit mavensdoitbetter.com

45mins

21 Jun 2021

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Episode 102: Stacy Deere – Tech Maven

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In this episode, Heather interviews Stacy Deere, Microsoft MVP and Owner and Senior SharePoint Architect of Focal Point Solutions, LLC.  Tune-in to hear their conversation on:  "It's not just SharePoint anymore." Stacy's work with her company Focal Point Solutions, an end-to-end SharePoint and Microsoft 365 firm, and how it has grown and evolved to keep up with Microsoft's fast development cadence. "What's that extra little thing we can do and have fun with it?" As an organizer for SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati, Stacy is heavily involved in the community. Hear about upcoming plans for the event, post-COVID and why they plan it for Halloween weekend. "How do we use the technology we own to do that?" Owning a company that has been remote for the past nine years Stacy shares how she helped clients make the transition to remote work with tech and leadership advice. "I tested out of my first computer class my second week in." Growing up in a rural area, Stacy's access to computers was limited, but an introductory class in college inspired her to pursue a degree and a career in tech. "Always plan for unexpected growth." Stacy's advice to entrepreneurs: build for the future and not just the time to be prepared for the worst case and the best case. "If I didn't play sports I don't think I would be the same person I am today." Surrounded by brothers, sports became a central part of Stacy's childhood and the lessons she learned through them are what seats her in who she is today. Visit mavensdoitbetter.com for more.

32mins

7 Jun 2021

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Episode 101 : Emily Mancini - Tech Maven

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In this episode, Heather interviews Emily Mancini, Architect at Sympraxis Consulting, Microsoft MVP, and PnP Team Member.Tune in to hear their conversation on: "I call them Emily's Cliff Notes."How Emily uses her blog and micro topics to help businesses and people with Microsoft 365 user experience."Give them the set so they can spike it there."From speaking engagements to her work with the PnP community, why Emily believes continuously learning and sharing those lessons is important to the community and invaluable to the individual."Sharing is Caring."Emily's work with the PnP team to remove barriers and encourage first-time speakers and GitHub contributors."I grew up typing in MS-DOS commands before I could write, but it never seemed like a thing I was going to do."How a screen share mishap led Emily into a career focused on tech.For full show notes visit mavensdoitbetter.com

28mins

24 May 2021

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Episode 99: Kirsty McGrath - Tech Maven

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In this episode Heather interviews Kirsty McGrath, 3 time Microsoft MVP and Managing Director of OnPoint Solutions, an Australian training and adoption practice focused on Microsoft 365. Tune-in to hear their conversation on: Originally it started as a PowerPoint company. - How OnPoint Solutions got its start as a PPT building service to a training and adoption practice for all of Microsoft 365 and the new problems clients are facing with their new remote workforces.The journey that you often have in your career is never really straight in that you do jump several different careers to land on what you are passionate about. - Kirsty's career path from traveling salesperson to various temp positions that led her to tech and founding her own company.Living a life of no excuses. - How Kirsty learned that keeping a positive mindset helped her bring her family up and build her business even when times were tough.Understanding your journey and your path and knowing what to brush off and what to standup for. - From fighting burnout and reassessing priorities to facing the challenges of being a woman in tech - Kirsty shares lessons learned.For me it’s the strong women in my world that I want to be better for or that I want to help show the way. - What seats Kirsty in who she is now.

43mins

26 Apr 2021

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Episode 37: Actress, Writer, Producer, Educator, and Tech Maven Mara Jill Herman

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A New Yorker who's a veteran of numerous productions all over the world,  Mara is equally comfortable with computers as she was a "genius" with Apple. When not performing or teaching theater, she helps people become more comfortable with their technology. You can learn more about her at www.marajillherman.com and www.technotherapynyc.com.Support the show (https://www.facebook.com/ReallyLegalPodcast)

1hr 18mins

22 Mar 2021

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Episode 96: Richard Campbell - Tech Maven

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In this episode Heather interviews Richard Campbell, tech consultant and host of the RunAs Radio and .NET Rocks! podcasts. Tune-in to hear their conversation on: "It was an accelerant."How the pandemic shifted our focus to how the tools serve us to build healthier workplaces and patterns and brought wellness to the forefront."We're never getting to the bottom of our to-do list."The evolution of business process automation and how the low code/no code revolution has opened doors to traditional and non-traditional developers."I'm literally a lifer."With an early start at the age of eight programming cash registers for his dad and his first job in computer repair at the age of 12, Richard's career in tech was supported by his parents and inspired by curiosity."I was able to translate bad documentation into better things."How Richard's career transitioned over the years and led to consulting and podcast hosting.Our tools are simply amplifiers of our behavior. - Heather and Richard get into the human side of work and share experiences of how teams succeed and fail."I'm not going to put energy into things I do not want more of."How the birth of his second child was the catalyst that pushed Richard to take charge of his career path and drive it in the direction he wanted.

1hr 2mins

15 Mar 2021

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#120 - Best Accounting Programs, Technologies And Practices With Tech Maven, Heather Satterley, CPA

The CPA MOMS Podcast

A few months ago in episode #79 of The CPA MOMS Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Heather Satterley, CPA, a second generation CPA mompreneur. In addition to not giving up on her dream to become a CPA, Heather was named one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting 2019 by Practice Ignition. She has a 100% virtual consulting company as well as a YouTube channel called the “Appy Hour”. She and her co-host have free webinars, discussing various technology apps and programs available for accountants, helping them to feel competent and confident with the ever-growing technologies available. After asking our CPA MOMS Facebook Community what they’d like to learn more about in regards to technologies for accountants, I interviewed Heather about best practices for document storage, filing structure and retention as well as the best cloud based accounting programs and more. Heather is a wealth of information that you won't want to miss!

33mins

10 Jan 2021

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Episode 78: Ryan Duguid - Tech Maven

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In this episode Heather interviews tech maven and product leader Ryan Duguid.Tune-in to hear their conversation on:"I think I was Enterprise Content Management." - Ryan's early days at Microsoft working on SharePoint and how he got from New Zealand to Redmond."The things I build have to be meaningful." - Ryan's passion for product and his thoughts on developing and promoting it."Empower people to do what they do, better." - Ryan's "Why" and what sparked his passion for it.Find full show notes and more at www.mavensdoitbetter.com

48mins

1 Jun 2020

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Episode 71: Annie Parker - Tech Maven

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In this episode Heather interviews Annie Parker, Global Head Startup Audience Engagement at Microsoft.Tune-in to hear their conversation on:What am I going back too?: Quitting her job via text from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and how that led to her working in the corporate accelerator space.Vulnerability is not a weakness: A key phrase from a business coach that helped inspire her career and work towards positive change in the tech industry.Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not: Annie's work with Microsoft for Start-ups and supporting founders who are working towards opening doors.That's a great piece of tech looking for a problem to solve: Why Annie thinks a successful startup needs to solve a problem rather than just make cool tech and tech's role in preserving and supporting indigenous cultures and our planet.

48mins

9 Apr 2020

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Episode 59: Greg Frick - Tech Maven

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Episode 59 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Greg Frick, Senior Solution Engineer at Zones, Inc. After an inspiring conversation with Greg outside the Orange County Convention Center during Microsoft Ignite 2019, Heather asked Greg to join her on the podcast. Beautiful audio recorded at the #MSIgnite Community Hub podcasting booths – thank you to the amazing audio techs Julius and Jim for hooking us up!Tune-in to hear their conversation on:The "IT of No" - the negative effects on business and employee growth when organizations are resistant to technological change.Improv theories in business - turning teams into ensembles to ensure projects keep momentum with "Yes, and" attitudes and creating environments where listening, experimenting, and learning are encouraged.From anthropology to technology to Zen temple building – Greg's origin story and career journey spans the gamut.The power of vulnerability – how sharing our stories and hearing the stories of others builds community, stops us from comparing our internal to other people's external, and builds engagement.To connect with Greg:LinkedInTwitterTranscript

43mins

9 Jan 2020

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