12 episodes

Matt Harriman is the Founder of Pod2 — a multi-niche, calm company that makes work suck less. After 8 years leading teams and helping 100s of companies at a fast-growth energy tech startup, he founded Pod2 to give companies someone they could trust to help them do better, for their P&L and their people. In this podcast, Matt explores explore the relationship between achievement and joy, work and happiness, and ambition and contentment. He surfaces lessons and ideas from personal experience, and interviews with some of the most successful, and happy, people you've probably never heard of.

Achieve and Enjoy Matt Harriman

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Matt Harriman is the Founder of Pod2 — a multi-niche, calm company that makes work suck less. After 8 years leading teams and helping 100s of companies at a fast-growth energy tech startup, he founded Pod2 to give companies someone they could trust to help them do better, for their P&L and their people. In this podcast, Matt explores explore the relationship between achievement and joy, work and happiness, and ambition and contentment. He surfaces lessons and ideas from personal experience, and interviews with some of the most successful, and happy, people you've probably never heard of.

    #11: Christy Ransom - Building a Career With Connections and Loose Plans

    #11: Christy Ransom - Building a Career With Connections and Loose Plans

    In this episode, Christy Ransom, Senior Vice President of Operations at Valuize, where they help B2B technology companies create a connected and collaborative customer lifecycle that accelerates Net Dollar Retention, joins! Christy shares her thoughts on how to build great remote work cultures, how to make career pivots intentionally, and how those in the last stage of their career can still add immense value to any organization or team.



    Links

    Christy's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christyransom/

    Matt’s LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattharriman/⁠

    Matt’s book, Integrated Upstream Planning: ⁠https://amzn.to/3n9Obvl⁠

    Matt’s Twitter:⁠ ⁠https://twitter.com/MattMHarriman⁠⁠

    Pod2 website: ⁠https://pod2.co/⁠

    Pod2 YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@pod_2⁠

    • 57 min
    #10: Connor Gillan - Chasing Potential, Trying Therapy, and Stumbling Into Your Cinderella Slipper

    #10: Connor Gillan - Chasing Potential, Trying Therapy, and Stumbling Into Your Cinderella Slipper

    In this episode, Connor Gillan, Treasury Manager - Capital Markets at NetApp, breakdowns what "Treasury" means, how he's navigated living up to expectations (set by himself based on his family member's *societally* impressive resumes), and what he's learned from "caving" for therapy after continuous hints he should go from his wife. For those unsure of the direction of their path, Connor's story shows that if you're kind, work hard, and invest in people, you'll be rewarded.

    Links
    Connor's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cgillan/
    Matt’s LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattharriman/⁠
    Matt’s book, Integrated Upstream Planning: ⁠https://amzn.to/3n9Obvl⁠
    Matt’s Twitter:⁠ ⁠https://twitter.com/MattMHarriman⁠⁠
    Pod2 website: ⁠https://pod2.co/⁠
    Pod2 YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@pod_2⁠

    • 48 min
    #9: Jessica Doyle-Mekkes - Give Women The Mic (Teaching Women How to Speak Up In Work and Life)

    #9: Jessica Doyle-Mekkes - Give Women The Mic (Teaching Women How to Speak Up In Work and Life)

    Jessica Doyle-Mekkes, upcoming author and Head of Musical Theatre at ECU, discusses her work in helping women find their voice in male-dominated industries. She dives into her background of musical theatre, performing and living abroad, dealing with the entertainment industry, and navigating the transition out of being a full-time performer. She highlights some of the unique challenges women face in communication, such as microphone bias and societal expectations, and offers advice on how to overcome them. She also discusses her upcoming book (out October 2023), "I'm Speaking," which aims to empower women to use their voices fearlessly.

    Links

    Jessica's Website: https://www.jessicadoylemekkes.com/

    Jessica's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicadoyle-mekkes/

    Matt’s LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattharriman/⁠ 

    Matt’s book, Integrated Upstream Planning: ⁠https://amzn.to/3n9Obvl⁠ 

    Matt’s Twitter:⁠ ⁠https://twitter.com/MattMHarriman⁠⁠ 

    Pod2 website: ⁠https://pod2.co/⁠ 

    Pod2 YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@pod_2⁠

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #8: Liz Davila-Sleigh - Breaking first gen stereotypes, building communities, and raising cool humans

    #8: Liz Davila-Sleigh - Breaking first gen stereotypes, building communities, and raising cool humans

    Liz Davila-Sleigh, DEI coach and facilitator, discusses diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Through this lens, Liz and Matt explore the fear of hurting people, the importance of empathy, and the responsibility of individuals to grow in the DEI space. They also touch on the value of other people's perspectives and the need for allies to support and help. The episode emphasizes the need for deeper understanding (of people and issues) and challenging assumptions in order to build more inclusive communities.



    Show Notes

    [00:00:00] Podcast Teaser

    [00:01:22] Podcast Intro

    [00:05:52] Instilling values in kids vs telling them who to be

    [00:10:24] Corporate work to soloprenurship: Liz’s background

    [00:19:55] Community Building

    [00:24:02] What is gained and lost from assimilating into a new culture

    [00:26:22] Finding and listening to triggers

    [00:31:29] The backstory of “Somos Culture”

    [00:32:58] Acknowledging racial differences

    [00:41:30] Navigating tough conversations: Are they ready?

    [00:44:13] Shifting your perspective

    [00:48:05] DEI education 101

    [00:51:30] The power of “I’m sorry” and “Thank you”

    [00:56:30] Closing remarks / where to find Liz



    Links

    Somos Culture Website: https://somosculture.com/ 

    Somos Culture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/somosculturellc/

    Liz’s LinkedIn: https://shorturl.at/hAC27

    More Than Words Podcast: https://morethanwordspodcast.com/

    Liz’s Email: liz@somosculture.com 

    Matt’s Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/MattMHarriman⁠ 

    Matt’s LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattharriman/⁠ 

    Matt’s book, Integrated Upstream Planning: ⁠https://amzn.to/3n9Obvl⁠ 

    Episode Transcript: ⁠https://pod2.co/podcast/⁠

    Pod2 website: ⁠https://pod2.co/⁠ 

    Pod2 YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@pod_2⁠

    • 58 min
    #7: Jamie Villarreal - Taylor Swift, Masterful Effectiveness, and Asking the Question

    #7: Jamie Villarreal - Taylor Swift, Masterful Effectiveness, and Asking the Question

    Jamie Villarreal, Production and Reservoir Manager - Equatorial Guinea, at Marathon Oil, dives right into her love for concerts (even divulges the fact that she's a Swifty) and building a life outside of work. In the episode, she discusses the importance of having mentors and sponsors, both in and outside of your career, and the benefits of asking for help and advice. Jamie also emphasizes the value of building a support team around you and identifying the strengths of your team members to achieve success.



    Links

    Jamie Villarreal's LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-villarreal-5a641858/ ⁠

    Jamie Villarreal's email: jamiellen.villarreal@gmail.com

    Matt’s Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/MattMHarriman⁠⁠

    Matt’s LinkedIn: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattharriman/

    Matt’s book, Integrated Upstream Planning: ⁠⁠https://amzn.to/3n9Obvl⁠⁠

    Episode Transcript: ⁠⁠https://pod2.co/podcast/⁠⁠

    Pod2 website: ⁠⁠https://pod2.co/⁠⁠

    Pod2 YouTube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@pod_2

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #6: Yogashri Pradhan - O&G YouTube and Crucial (self) Conversations

    #6: Yogashri Pradhan - O&G YouTube and Crucial (self) Conversations

    In this podcast episode, Yogashri Pradhan, Reservoir Engineer at Coterra Energy, discusses the importance of role models, being T-shaped (in terms of growth), and taking care of oneself. She also talks about starting a YouTube channel and a podcast to help people understand technical papers and deal with non-technical topics like stress and job searching — building resources she wished she had when she was younger. Pradhan emphasizes the need for more crucial conversations, transparency, and emotional intelligence in the oil and gas industry.



    Links

    PetroPapers on Apple Podcasts: https://shorturl.at/mpW17 

    Yogashri Pradhan's YouTube Channel: https://shorturl.at/lstuB 

    Yogashri Pradhan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yogashripradhan/

    Matt’s Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/MattMHarriman⁠ 

    Matt’s LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattharriman/⁠ 

    Matt’s book, Integrated Upstream Planning: ⁠https://amzn.to/3n9Obvl⁠ 

    Episode Transcript: ⁠https://pod2.co/podcast/⁠

    Pod2 website: ⁠https://pod2.co/⁠ 

    Pod2 YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@pod_2⁠



    Show Notes

    [00:00:00] Podcast teaser

    [00:00:11] Podcast Intro

    [00:00:53] Yogashri’s origin story

    [00:05:24] Is oil and gas the happiest industry?

    [00:06:51] Asking for advice > asking for work

    [00:10:39] University Lands 

    [00:13:06] Setting boundaries (even if it’s a little late)

    [00:19:48] Priorities vs values

    [00:23:06] Starting an oil and gas YouTube channel

    [00:29:00] PetroPapers

    [00:33:12] Give employees what they want: EQ training

    [00:39:03] O&G needs more crucial conversations

    [00:44:55] Advice for achieving both success and happiness

    [00:48:01] Yogashri’s social channels

    • 49 min

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Vahuskie ,

Would recommend— especially those in corporate

Awesome podcast to explore how you can do great work and achieve happiness along the way. Life doesn’t have to be about only having one.

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