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Episode 13: How to talk about depression with Bill Bernat

1/18/2019
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Chapter 1 – Bill Bernat Bill Bernat has been dealing with depression – his own and others’ – for a long time. Through his experience, Bernat has developed an approach – a perspective – on depression that manages to be both profound and funny at the same time. He offers tips on how to deal with […]

Duration:00:57:42

Episode 12: The art of breaking glass with Jack Archibald

12/27/2018
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Chapter 1: Jack Archibald and breaking glass The Pacific Northwest has a growing number of famous glass makers, but Jack Archibald doesn’t count himself as among that group. “I call myself a glass breaker. It has taken me years to accept the mantle of ‘artist,’” Archibald says. Regardless of the title, Archibald has broken and […]

Duration:01:09:12

Episode 11: Awakening the strength of community with Kathy Coffey

12/14/2018
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Chapter 1: Kathy Coffey and community leadership Kathy Coffey, Executive Director of Leadership Snohomish County (LSC), has more than a little experience in supporting communities and fostering leadership growth. Besides leading LSC, Kathy serves as a member of the city of Lynnwood’s Human Services Commission. She’s a South Everett–Mukilteo Rotarian and board member of Leadership […]

Duration:00:51:51

Episode 10: Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory and 33 years of Sno-Isle Libraries

11/21/2018
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Chapter 1: Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory retires at the end of November 2018 after 33 years of service and the past 16 years leading the organization. Jonalyn discusses her early years in Deming, Wash., as the daughter of the local postmaster as well as some of her most gratifying moments as […]

Duration:01:08:39

Episode 9: Kenn Dickinson and teaching the transition game to executives

11/15/2018
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Chapter 1: Kenn Dickinson and the transition game Kenn Dickinson is a former NCAA and European professional basketball player. Kenn is the president of Fast Break Executive Business Coaching, a Mukilteo-based firm that coaches managers and executives to help transform their businesses and careers. In 2015, Kenn delivered a talk for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries about how to […]

Duration:00:46:11

Episode 8: Evolving through adversity with Seconde Nimenya

11/8/2018
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Chapter 1 Award-winning author, diversity trainer and naturalized U.S. citizen Seconde Nimenya joins hosts Cindy Tingley and Ken Harvey for a wide-ranging discussion about her 2016 TEDx talk, journey from her birthplace in Burundi, Africa to the Pacific Northwest of the United States, life lessons on resilience and tolerance to her discovery of libraries when […]

Duration:00:55:41

Episode 7: How strong roots grow into local leaders

10/22/2018
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It seems like Marti Anamosa and Terry Lippincott grew up together, it just happened to be in separate parts of the country. Marti is a native of Albuquerque, N.M. and now a Whidbey Island resident, while Terry is from Everett and now resides in Snohomish. They recount their early days from a simpler time, how each […]

Duration:01:02:27

Episode 6: Finding fulfillment (and coffee) through social enterprise

9/28/2018
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Jeff Ericson started working at age 12 and found retirement-level success by the time he was 30. What the avowed entrepreneur says that he hadn’t discovered, despite his theological education, was fulfillment. In his habitual jump-first, look-second approach, Ericson says he uprooted his family and moved to Camano Island from Tucson, Ariz. Working, however, turned […]

Duration:01:01:38

Episode 5: From roots to rockets with Rob Branigin

9/11/2018
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Librarian Rob Branigin’s interests range from family roots to outer space. Branigin, along with co-hosts Ken Harvey and Cindy Tingley, delves into genealogy, Star Trek and more. The Indiana native discusses his own discovery of the library’s rich resources that can help satisfy that need for finding one’s familial connections. An avowed Trekkie, Branigin also […]

Duration:00:57:00

Episode 4: Strategically planning the library district

8/31/2018
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As Deputy Director of Sno-Isle Libraries, does she get to wear a badge shaped like a star? Kendra Trachta shares the answer to that question and what it’s like to oversee the people and operations at 23 community libraries spread across two counties. The Texas transplant also talks about the library district’s strategic priorities, the […]

Duration:00:59:53

Episode 3: Achieving breakthrough growth with Andrew Ballard

8/20/2018
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Andrew Ballard knows a thing or two about business success. He does it. He teaches it. He wrote a book about it. He gives talks on it, including one at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries. But it took near-death health issue for Ballard to realize – and then incorporate – the most important component of success and achieving breakthrough […]

Duration:00:59:52

Episode 2: Can Amazon really replace public libraries?

8/8/2018
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Early Saturday morning, July 21, Panos Mourdoukoutas posted on Twitter a link to his latest opinion item just published online by Forbes magazine. And Twitter came unglued. By Monday morning, the post titled “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money” had received more than 200,000 views. Twitter was awash in comments that took […]

Duration:00:34:42

Episode 1: Welcome to Check It Out!

7/31/2018
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Welcome to Check It Out!, a podcast for lifelong learners with inquiring minds. In this inaugural episode, host Ken Harvey, who doubles as Sno-Isle Libraries communications director, introduces himself and his co-hosts. In upcoming episodes, listeners will meet the amazing spectrum of people who work at, use and collaborate with Sno-Isle Libraries. Listeners will learn about all […]

Duration:00:55:40