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034: The Empathy Mashup: Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes

12/17/2018
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Check out our guests' full bios and episodes at: EP017: Chris Long, Dean at Michigan State University EP023: Greg Wukasch, External Affairs Manager, San Antonio Water System EP013: Alan Heymann, President, Blue Drop EP016: Mike McGill, President and Founder, WaterPIO Top Takeaways: Dean Chris Long speaks with us of the value of taking the time to invest in true engagement with your audience. Only then does education have the opportunity to be transformative. Greg Wukasch, our mentor at the...

Duration:00:49:35

033: The Authenticity Mashup: Your Biggest Differentiator is You.

12/9/2018
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Check out our guests' full bios and episodes at: EP020: Todd Danielson, Avon Lake Regional Water EP024: Chris Wolff, Adventure Hydrology EP022: Rob Barnitt, Dropcountr EP007: Megan Yoo Schneider, Seven Management and Consulting, Inc Top Takeaways: “If you only have a hammer, everything’s a nail.” A utility is like a toolbox and each of the departments are different tools. Some jobs you’ll need a hammer, while other jobs you need many tools. By working together, tools can be complementary....

Duration:00:28:51

032: Curate Connections Mashup. Making Connections that Make Impact.

12/2/2018
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Check out our guests' full bios and episodes at: EP025: Kendall Haven, story researcher and author EP026: Sarah Zink, Sarah Zink Business Training EP028: Tia Lebherz, CALWEP EP029: Khun Khunaraksa, Water.org Top Takeaways: If you want to connect, you have to make your message all about your audience. To make connections, you have to build relationships. You have to know yourself before you can even begin to understand someone else. Listening builds connection. Remember the 80/20 rule. Talk...

Duration:00:31:34

031: The Bold is Gold Mashup. Do you have the Courage to be Bold?

11/26/2018
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Check out our guests' full bios and episodes at: EP018: Part 1. Tom Hickmann, P.E. EP019: Part 2. Tom Hickmann, P.E. EP014: Samantha Villegas, Savi PR EP011: Tom Ferguson, Imagine H2O Top Takeaways: Coffee/beer diplomacy is key to building relationships with your customers, especially your biggest opponents. Reveal, not conceal is key to building and maintaining trust with your community. Brand yourself like your customers have a choice in service. Effective storytelling is an incredibly...

Duration:00:29:03

030: Tips on How to Finish What you Start and Punch Fear in the Face with Jon Acuff

11/19/2018
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Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. For 20 years he's worked for some of the biggest brands in the world to tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. Most recently he's spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across the country for companies such as Microsoft, Nissan, and Comedy Central. He's also written for Time, the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Reader's Digest,...

Duration:00:43:47

029: How Collaboration is Solving the Global Water Crisis with Water.org Portfolio Manager, Khun Khunaraksa

11/12/2018
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Khunapong “Khun” Khunaraksa is a Portfolio Manager at Water.org. Khun is focused on water utility financing programs in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. His passion stems from his expert experience as a water engineer and that he is originally from this region. This is why Khun is proud to be a part of a team working diligently to achieve access to safe water and sanitation for all. He's seen firsthand how access to safe water can change communities and empower people in Southeast...

Duration:00:53:49

028: Listening Tours—Is Your Member Org On Tour?

11/5/2018
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Tia Lebherz is the Director of Outreach and Special Projects for California Water Efficiency Partnership. She has spent her career working with environmental and water non-profit and municipal organizations both in her home state of California and across the county including WaterNow Alliance, Imagine H2O and Food & Water Watch. Her experience and skills include organizing, advocacy, facilitation, coalition development, and strategic engagement. She also has extensive media and...

Duration:00:56:37

027: Water Nerds Guide to WEFTEC 2018

10/29/2018
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2018 was our first WEFTEC experience, however, it occurred the same week as Water Smart Innovations which we were speaking at. We had 36 hours to take in one of the largest conferences in North America. Throughout our careers, although we included wastewater in our education efforts, most of our time was spent on the drinking water side where the perception was that WEF and WEFTEC were only about wastewater. We've learned that WEF and WEFTEC are so much more and are truly representative of...

Duration:00:48:59

026: Why Emotional Intelligence is the Key to Innovation and Leadership in an Organization

10/21/2018
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Sarah Zink is on a mission to teach people how to discover and use their ‘superpowers’ to be more productive, profitable and powerful. As a multi-dimensional businesswoman and a “multi-preneur” with a background in education, psychology, and community development, Sarah uses her education and experience to work with individuals, businesses, corporations and municipalities across the country to increase effective communication, develop emotional intelligence and escalate productivity. Sarah...

Duration:01:11:58

025: The Science Behind Storytelling with Master Storyteller and Author, Kendall Haven.

10/14/2018
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Kendall Haven is an internationally recognized Subject Matter Expert on the cognitive neuroscience of story and helped create the study of the Neuroscience of Story. A performing master storyteller, Haven has, for over 30 years, led the research effort for the National Storytelling Assn. and International Storytelling Center into effective story structure and into the process of story-based influence and persuasion and has been designated as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford...

Duration:01:26:07

024: The value of water through the lens of adventure with Adventure Hydrology founder, Chris Wolff

10/8/2018
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Christopher Wolff is a Hydrologist, Adventurer and Storyteller who is using his passion for the environment and his love for exploration to change the way we learn about this little blue planet we all call home. For over decade, Chris worked as a Hydrologist for organizations such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Environment Department, and County of San Diego. Seeing the need for a new way to communicate water and natural resource science, Chris founded Adventure Hydrology...

Duration:01:09:46

023: Affordability, leadership, and the impact of showing up with Greg Wukasch

9/30/2018
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Greg Wukasch, our mentor, previous speaker at Catalyst 2018, guest on episode 3, and current manager of the External Affairs Department with the San Antonio Water System. Beginning in 1998, as an Education Coordinator and now as the External Affairs Manager. Greg really considers himself more of a “story teller” putting together water stories for citizens across the city he loves. When not talking H2O, this self-professed water nerd also enjoys talking strategic planning and corporate...

Duration:00:51:56

022: Communication-the Baseline for Conservation with Robb Barnitt, CEO and Founder of Dropcountr

9/23/2018
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Robb Barnitt is the Founder and Chief Executive at Dropcountr, a water SaaS (software-as-a-service) company that transforms data into actionable information for utility staff and their customers. Robb has spent his career working at the intersection of technology and sustainability in roles with Arthur D. Little, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and several Silicon Valley startups. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from UC-Berkeley. Top Takeaways: The...

Duration:00:54:04

021: Podcast piracy–a take over by the seadog, Travis Loop, who interviews the H2duO

9/16/2018
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Water In Real Life co-hosts, The H2duO, aka Stephanie Zavala and Arianne Shipley, have received many questions from listeners about who they are, their relationship and their business, Rogue Water. During a recording of the Water Nerd’s Guide to Happy Hour episode, their pod was pirated by none other than the scallywag, Travis Loop. Blimey!! As a podcast host himself, the privateer (pirates who are sponsored by the government #fitting) took over as captain and made the duo walk the plank aka...

Duration:00:53:23

020: The Value of Water, More than a Metric

9/10/2018
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Todd Danielson’s social media information states his blood type is H2O positive because water is core to him, which is definitely important in his role as the Chief Utilities Executive for Avon Lake Regional Water. A 20-plus-year veteran of the industry and a professional engineer by training, Todd most enjoys asking, "what if," and helping to implement better ways to serve the public, improve the environment, and spur the economy. Top Takeaways: Avon Lake Regional Water rolled out a...

Duration:00:54:18

019: Part 2- A Case Study in Revolutionizing Community Engagement in Utility Master Planning

9/2/2018
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Bio: Tom Hickmann is a civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in wastewater, stormwater, water supply, water rights, system design, hydraulic modeling, utility management, and utility master planning. Mr. Hickmann is the City of Bend Engineering & Infrastructure Planning Department Director focusing on oversight and implementation of all master plans and capital improvement projects. He has been credited with bringing innovative ideas to the City, solving challenging issues and...

Duration:01:09:43

018: Part 1- A Case Study in Revolutionizing Community Engagement in Utility Master Planning

8/27/2018
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Bio: Tom Hickmann is a civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in wastewater, stormwater, water supply, water rights, system design, hydraulic modeling, utility management, and utility master planning. Mr. Hickmann is the City of Bend Engineering & Infrastructure Planning Department Director focusing on oversight and implementation of all master plans and capital improvement projects. He has been credited with bringing innovative ideas to the City, solving challenging issues and...

Duration:00:50:43

017: The Transformative Power of Education with MSU Dean, Chris Long

8/19/2018
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Dean Christopher P. Long is a Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University who is committed to expanding the transformative power of liberal arts research and teaching and creating new opportunities for collaboration among community partners. He began his tenure as Dean on July 1, 2015. Under his leadership, several advances have been made including the creation of the Center for Interdisciplinarity. He has successfully established the...

Duration:01:07:08

016: Combating PR Crisis with PIO Pro Mike McGill, WaterPIO

8/12/2018
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Mike McGill has spent his entire career as a communicator, having served as a leader in journalism and public relations. Before founding WaterPIO, a communications firm specifically aimed at helping water and sewer operations, he served as a Director of Communications and Customer Service for water utilities for a dozen years including Chief Communications Officer for Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in Wilmington, North Carolina; Director of Customer Relations and Communications for...

Duration:01:24:36

015: Water Nerds Guide to Millennials with Erin Ruszkowsi, Rogue Water Intern

8/5/2018
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Erin Ruszkowski is a sophomore at the University of Alabama studying environmental engineering and policy and Spanish. Beginning in 7th grade she attended summer programs through Duke University TIP (talent identification program) program which helps gifted students discover their abilities, explore new academic challenges, and celebrate their accomplishments. Erin is a self proclaimed water nerd and has loved water since she was seven years old when she began asking her aerospace...

Duration:00:32:48