I'm a pretty average guy with an above average passion for learning. In my current job, I design and manage large-scale learning experiences at a major financial company. But even though I wear a collared shirt and work in very corporate world, I consider myself a creative in disguise. I don't wear cool knit hats or have a fun hair cut, but I really enjoy exploring creativity in all its many shapes and colors.
Like a lot of people, I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up... and at this point, I doubt I ever will. It's the blessing and the curse of being someone who's always curious and never satisfied. It used to really bother me that I couldn't identify my "calling" -- but I've come to understand that concept very differently and now I truly enjoy learning where my path leads as I walk down it.
When I'm not working, I usually spend time with family binge-watching Netflix, exploring local restaurants, or walking the dog (who seems to have unending energy). I'm also a committed Jesus-follower who believes the Creator designed each of us to reflect his creative love into the world.
In 2015, I realized that a lot of content meant to help creatives and young leaders is, well, a bit sleazy. Some of it is completely money focused. Some of it is too idealistic and mystical to be practical. And generally, I noticed that the focus seems to be on the same few big celebrity names.
I got to thinking, "How can I find out what real people like me are doing?" From that question came the idea for The Upload podcast. My goal is to share what I'm learning and interview people at all stages of their journeys so we can all learn from each other's experiences. I hope you'll join me for the conversation.
You can check out episodes of The Upload podcast here.
If you'd like to get in touch, you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org