When it comes to work what is your Big Why? If you didn't need the money, would you keep your current job? Beyond the Check: Work, Life & Meaning, features a broad array of business people sharing insights about how their spirituality influences their career. Bay Area based host John Weems has spent more than half of his career in the business world and the other half in full time spiritual guidance as a pastor. John and his guests embrace diverse views.
Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, Part I of II
What is true success? Golden State Warriors President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Bob Myers has helped build one of the greatest teams in the history of the National Basketball Association. He shares how his faith and family help keep him centered. From the highs of championships, to the devastating low of losing his brother-in-law to an accident while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Bob provides a candid view of the realities of his life and his favorite definition of success.
Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, Part II of II
“It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.” Bob Myers strives to live by these words from legendary UCLA coach John Wooden. In the second part of our conversation, Bob talks about the inclusivity of Stephen Curry and the mindset of the Warriors organization. He shares about the impact his work at San Quentin prison has had on his perspective, and how he tries to balance going too fast and slow.
From LinkedIn to Zen with Yingzhao Liu
Many of us struggle to find work-life balance. LinkedIn's Yingzhao Liu suggests instead focusing on work-life INTEGRATION. She shares her experiences from a young immigrant from China to a User Experience Design Director at LinkedIn. She leads LinkedIn’s user experience for international markets, focusing on the emerging markets of China and India. Oh yes, and she lives in a Zen Center full time with her life partner and young daughter!
Financial Technology Godfather Ron Suber
Ron Suber has experienced the exits about which every entrepreneur dreams. He has a healthy perspective about enough and doesn't have to work. Rather than ride off into the sunset in retirement, Ron travels the world in Rewirement and stays active in 20-plus companies. In talking about the Golden Age of FinTech as a way to empower more people around the globe, he challenges people at all stages to approach each day with intention.
From Refugee Camp to Silicon Valley & Facebook with Tina Tran
Tina Tran has literally been captured by pirates, survived a refugee camp and made world-changing contributions through her work in Silicon Valley with Oculus at Facebook. As if that weren't enough, she is a mom and Presidential Leadership Scholar. Tina shares how her spirituality helps her stay centered through it all.
From Shark Tank to Spiritual Focus with Enlisted Design's Beau Oyler
Beau Oyler is a designer and business owner who lives with a deep spiritual focus. He has designed products you can find at Williams Sonoma, Target, Apple, The Container Store and many more. He and his business partner swam and thrived on Shark Tank. Beau--who has served as a bishop in the Mormon Church--talks about how his faith drives his growth and how he embraces diverse views.
Fascinating conversation with interesting guests. John Weems is a great host, I am always engaged when listening to these podcasts
Enjoying this Podcast
This is a great podcast with interesting guests and thought provoking conversations with them. John Weems is a terrific host, he asks great questions and lets the guest do all the talking. Looking forward to more episodes!
Fascinating and open conversations.
This podcast is a real treat. Weems has clearly parlayed his skill and training in both ‘for profit’ and ‘non profit’ contexts into a unique perspective that allows for fascinating conversations. A curious and open mind that engages with his guests in delightful ways.