Productive Flourishing

Updated: 09 Feb 2023 • 253 episodes

Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.

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Key Takeaways: [3:24] Charlie’s background and why he decided to become an entrepreneur. [9:16] It typically takes 18 months to 36 months just to figure out what you're doing as an entrepreneur. [13:13] Mark talks about his career journey from going to film school to going to a corporate company at a franchise company

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Key Takeaways: [2:57] Ruby and Eric discuss some of the unique delights and challenges of being part of a writing trio. [7:45] What is the bridge between this book and Morag’s book Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationship? [8:05] What are the intentional choices you can make to build ally relationships? [12:44] Rub

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Key Takeaways: [6:20] We are in a media environment that is saturated with messages about how much more we could be doing. [7:27] Charlie, Jenny, and Tara define capacity and what that means to them. [10:51] What are some of the things that can make working in a team overwhelming? [14:17] When our world gets too big, w

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Charlie Gilkey & Jennifer Brown 01 Dec 2022 • EN

Jennifer Brown: How to Be an Inclusive Leader (Episode 250)

Key Takeaways: [3:13] Jennifer discusses finding her voice in the workplace equality movement as a professional, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and someone who recognizes their privilege. [5:25] Jennifer talks about carrying the LGBTQ identity as a source of challenge, and using it as a vehicle to transform her own

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Charlie Gilkey & Jadah Sellner 17 Nov 2022 • EN

Jadah Sellner: Build Your Life With L.O.V.E. (Episode 249)

Can magic strike twice? As we learn in this episode, it most certainly can. Charlie welcomes Jadah Sellner, best-selling author, business coach, and the host of the Lead with Love podcast. Jadah shares wisdom from her own experience of going from the “green smoothie girl” to an anti-hustle and pro-sustainable leadershi

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Charlie Gilkey & Tara McMullin 27 Oct 2022 • EN

Tara McMullin: Unpacking the Code of What Works (Episode 248)

Key Takeaways: [4:36] Tara talks about what led her to create the What Works book, a blend of her own personal quest to re-establish her relationship with work and goals, mixed with conversations with people who had all sorts of different relationships to productivity and goals. [6:08] In the process of Tara’s research

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