The Goat Consulting Podcast
Ep. 38: Dev(elop) Digital: Finding Meaning, Purpose, Contribution with Bryan Huddleston (Part 1)

Ep. 38: Dev(elop) Digital: Finding Meaning, Purpose, Contribution with Bryan Huddleston (Part 1)

June 21, 2021

Welcome Bryan Huddleston, CEO, DevDigital! We talk farm life, learning the value of work, and how work creates a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives. Bryan speaks to the 3 pillars that he uses to lead: “Customer First,” “Operational Excellence,” and “One DevDigital.” GOATs to include Charlie's Quick Mart, Walter Carr, and the small town of Puryear, TN.

Ep. 37: Questions That Scare You: Moving Beyond ASSumptions

Ep. 37: Questions That Scare You: Moving Beyond ASSumptions

June 14, 2021

In relationships (life and business), we often make assumptions rather than ask questions. We make assumptions about what we think we know (or don’t know). What if you asked a potential client, “Do you really need to make a change from your current partner/strategy?” OR “What are the reasons we may not be the best fit to work together?” To our spouse and/or kids, “How am I hard to live with?” To colleagues, “How have I derailed our relationship and what do I need to do to fix it?” Asking hard questions is the key to getting past assumptions and moving to meaningful relationships GOATs to include W.E. Deming and the game of Chess. We serve it up in a way you can get it.

Ep. 36: Tension: It’s What Tears Us Apart and Holds Us Together

Ep. 36: Tension: It’s What Tears Us Apart and Holds Us Together

June 7, 2021

Over the past year, we’ve all experienced tension in new ways including physical, mental, social, and political. And while tension may be uncomfortable or awkward, what if its the road we have to walk to get to a new kind of relationship or performance in life, business, or family? GOATs to include Jaws, The Wizard of Oz (and the Yellow Brick road). We serve it up in a way you can get it!

Ep. 35: Tradeoffs Suck

Ep. 35: Tradeoffs Suck

May 31, 2021

We are in negotiations with ourselves, others, things, ideas multiple times a day. We make tradeoffs. We unpack why “killing it in one area” means you are ironically “dying” in another. GOATs to include Sara Burnett, Peter Gibbons, and some tight end from Alabama. We serve it up in a way you can get it.

Ep. 34: 1% Better with Chris Nikic & Dan Grieb (A Gear for Grace)

Ep. 34: 1% Better with Chris Nikic & Dan Grieb (A Gear for Grace)

May 24, 2021

"There is a battle going on between the pain and the dream." That is where we continue in this second half of our conversation with Chris Nikic, the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon, and Ironman veteran and coach, Dan Grieb. We talk about Chris' extra "gear for grace", the currency of hugs, the difference between being a “competitor” and a “finisher”, and how the world will forever be changed because of Chris' accomplishment on November 7, 2020. GOATs to include Chris and Dan...of course! We Serve it up in a way you can get it!

Ep. 33: 1% Better with Chris Nikic & Dan Grieb

Ep. 33: 1% Better with Chris Nikic & Dan Grieb

May 17, 2021

Welcome Chris Nikic, the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon, and Ironman veteran and coach, Dan Grieb. Chris talks about his dream of making his own money, buying his own house and car, and marrying a “smoking hot blonde.” Dan shares his life's defining moment...including the one that brought him and Chris together. Bonus: we learn the difference between “fake pain” and “real pain.” GOATs to include Chris and Dan...of course! We serve it up in a way you can get it!

Ep.32: The Connection Economy

Ep.32: The Connection Economy

May 10, 2021

Behavioral psychologist and “Mathematician of Relationships”, Robin Dunbar, believes he knows the exact number of friends you need to be successful...and why having too many can be just as bad as having none. Is there a magic number? Are there different levels of relationships that hold more importance? GOATs to include Michael Scott, Friends, and more. We serve it up in a way you can get it!

Ep. 31: Janet Miller: “She knows EVERYONE, because she gets to know EVERYONE” (Part 2)

Ep. 31: Janet Miller: “She knows EVERYONE, because she gets to know EVERYONE” (Part 2)

May 3, 2021

As a key player in Nashville’s real estate and development community for over 30 years, she decided to reevaluate and be intentional about the next chapter of her career. In this episode we talk with Janet about her views on leadership grounded in “Radical Candor” and the challenges of “Ruinous Empathy.” She talks about the impact of her high school boyfriend and the lessons she has learned sitting in some of the most visible leadership roles in Nashville. Goats to include Fred Harris, Maslow, Maya Angelo, and so many more. We serve it up in a way you can get it.

Ep. 30: Janet Miller: “She knows EVERYONE, because she gets to know EVERYONE” (Part 1)

Ep. 30: Janet Miller: “She knows EVERYONE, because she gets to know EVERYONE” (Part 1)

April 26, 2021

As a key player in Nashville’s real estate and development community for over 30 years, she decided to reevaluate and be intentional about the next chapter of her career. In this episode we talk with Janet about her views on leadership grounded in “Radical Candor” and the challenges of “Ruinous Empathy.” She talks about the impact of her high school boyfriend and the lessons she has learned sitting in some of the most visible leadership roles in Nashville. Goats to include Fred Harris, Maslow, Maya Angelo, and so many more. We serve it up in a way you can get it.

Ep. 29: Getting it Right > Being Right

Ep. 29: Getting it Right > Being Right

April 19, 2021

Uncertainty has been one of the gifts we’ve all received over the last year forcing each of us to engage in conversations with a curiosity about improving ourselves rather than proving ourselves. One of the things we realized is that uncertainty is not our enemy. GOATs to include Jean-Pierre Beugoms, Moses, and many more! We serve it up in a way you can get it!

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