Episode 18 – Misty Geer


Misty’s Junior Leagues creates better coworker relationships

 

When it comes to volunteering, Misty Geer is a pro. Now she’s focused her energy on the Junior Leagues and this has helped her develop presentation skills she uses in her job and many more connections both in and out of work. And all of this helps her become more human to her coworkers.

Misty talks about how others reacted to her when she started sharing her passions at work. She also brings up an excellent point that talking only about yourself could be counterproductive, so be sure to use your sharing as a way to get others to open up as well.

Misty Geer is an Accounting Supervisor with Halliburton performing managerial accounting functions for the Rockies Area.  Previously, she worked as an auditor for Postlethwaite & Netterville before moving into industry with CARBO Ceramics.

Misty obtained her bachelor’s degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University and her MBA from Florida State University and is a CPA and CGMA.

 

Other pictures of Misty

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Misty and the Junior League volunteer to update a women’s shelter.

Misty helps others paint at a women’s shelter.

Misty and the Junior League gathered over 1k pounds of food in their last food drive.

Misty’s links

 

Transcript

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    John: Welcome to Episode 18 of the Green Apple Podcast where every Wednesday I interview a professional known for their hobby or passion in hopes of inspiring others to open up at work. We then take it next level by discussing how doing this hobby has benefitted their career. I’m so excited to introduce you to Misty Geer this week. She talks about being careful not to make the hobbies discussion all about yourself, which is super hard to do because it should always be about me, but it’s really weird to interview myself, so I’m happy Misty agreed to come on the show.

    Before we begin, let me tell you, she’s an accounting supervisor with Halliburton and has two Bachelor’s Degrees, Accounting and HR Management from Southeastern Louisiana University and her MBA from Florida State University and is both a CPA and CGMA. So Misty, if you could just give everybody a quick version of what you’re up to now and a little bit about your past work experience.

    Misty: Right now, I’m becoming a supervisor for the Rockies area for Halliburton. I’ve been with Halliburton four years actually last week —

    John: Oh, nice!

    Misty: And over the four years — yeah.

    John: Congratulations! That’s like college. You did it!

    Misty: I know. I feel like that. And over the course of four years, I’ve worked at manufacturing in the Gulf of Mexico operations and now I’m in the Rockies. I started my career here on a project team where we opened up a plant and shut down another one, so it’s been kind of a very dynamic career already.

    John: Yeah. Wow! That’s exciting.

    Misty: Yeah. Before that, I did some public accounting time with Postlethwaite & Netterville.

    John: Okay, great, very cool!

    Misty: Yeah, years as an auditor.

    John: Yeah, absolutely, and then you’re like, “You know what? This is cool, but I’m going to go do cooler stuff.”

    Misty: That’s what the recruiter told me.

    John: Right, exactly, and then there’s that other duties that’s assigned and you’re like, “Wait, what? This is crazy!” Well, that’s awesome, very cool, so you have a little bit of experience with the public and industry, so this is perfect for anybody listening. That’s on either side of that, so you can relate. That’s awesome. One thing that I love asking everybody because just the stories are so vast is just how did you get into accounting?

    Misty: Wow! Actually, I was kind of bad at it in college.

    John: Me too! You’re going to be a comedian soon. Don’t worry.

    Misty: But it seemed that my first couple of accounting classes just clicked pretty easily and as I progressed, Postlethwaite actually came to our college campus at a recruiting event and they were brave enough to hire me. And once I actually got into the field, it was so much fun. We got to go to different types of industries and different companies. You got to learn so much about all kinds of different companies that you may not have even known existed in the community, so then I was sold after that.

    John: Yeah, because it’s not just doing the journal entries and things like that that you do in class. It’s actually interacting with people and other humans and seeing business and making business better. That’s great! That’s cool that you had that experience, so that was as a junior then, as like an internship?

    Misty: Yup.

    John: Excellent! So then you were hooked and then senior year, you were like, “You know what? It’s not as fun, but when I graduate then it’ll get better.”

    Misty: Right. Yeah. I think for me, whenever the accounting became less theoretic, when I was able to apply it to real life situations, it all started coming together. I was lucky that I worked with people a lot smarter than me who were able to help put the pieces together for me.

    John: Right. That’s actually just those group projects where you’re like, “Oh okay, yeah, you’re in charge of the group, not me.”

    Misty: Right.

    John: Well, very cool. That’s excellent. I wasn’t that great at it either. I also worse at engineering, so that sounds like this is the less of two evils, so let’s just stumble out of the gate with this one. It’s cool. Obviously, doing accounting and working in public accounting and now, Halliburton keeps you busy, but on your weekends and free time when you have that, what sort of hobbies and passions do you enjoy doing?

    Misty: Well, I have a three-year-old, so keeping up with his social calendar has been quite a hobby lately.

    John: Oh my goodness, yeah.

    Misty: But I’m really involved with the Junior League, so that’s been a really great experience, just being able to volunteer with so many different organizations.

    And since I’m new to Denver, it’s helping me get to know a lot more about Colorado and about who’s here and what they’re doing and some ways that I’m able to give back. It’s really interesting because being an accountant, being a CPA, you might get opportunities that may not otherwise be afforded, so they’re really quick to help guide me towards the leadership positions. You can be the treasurer on this project and you can manage the budget for this project.

    John: Right, yeah. You’re like, “I’m trying to get away from that.”

    Misty: Right.

    John: But that’s cool, yeah.

    Misty: Yeah, but it’s cool too because they let you help establish your own goals. As a CPA, I’m good technically, but maybe on the people side, not so much, so they’ll help put me in situations where I’m getting a little out of my comfort zone and enhancing some of those skills.

    John: Yeah, that’s very cool.

    Misty: I love it.

    John: Yeah, yeah, and I guess just to back up for people that don’t know, can you give a quick synopsis of the Junior League and what that is?

    Misty: I can. The Junior League is an organization of women mainly focused towards helping develop their leadership skills and helping them become more empowered themselves and to empower those in the community, so they’re a fully charitable organization that does tens of thousands of volunteer hours a year. We manage projects, we manage huge fundraisers, so it’s helping women learn some of those skills that they may not otherwise get in their normal jobs or in their stay-at-home mom roles or whatever it is.

    John: Right. That’s excellent. And then by you volunteering, you’re indirectly getting those skills as well, like you mentioned, so that’s excellent. That’s very cool. Very cool! Nice! And so, how did you get into the Junior League? Is this something you were involved in before?

    Misty: I was actually getting some criticism from my husband because my volunteer work seemed to be all over the board, so it’s like Monday night with American Cancer Society, Tuesday night with Junior Achievement, so it wasn’t very focused and I felt like I wasn’t focusing enough to be able to make an impact on any one area, so Junior League helped me focus. And it’s really incredible whenever you get on a project with 40 to 50 other women, how much you can truly accomplish and what kind of impact you can make and how directly it is. You get to see the people that you’re helping and it’s just amazing.

    John: Yeah, that’s so powerful. Just your confidence goes up and everything else. That’s fantastic. That’s really cool. Obviously, these are skills that you’re then bringing back to work with you.

    Misty: Yes. Some of the skills that I’ve actually been able to use lately are presentation skills because a lot of times, if we’re proposing a new project or if we’re wanting to summarize the project for the rest of the week so that they know what we did and who we are able to help on that project, we had to put together a presentation and make it meaningful, so it wasn’t just we donated five bags of clothes and we donated ten pounds of food or whatever. It was basically saying we were able to donate food and clothes and funds that are going to give five more families a place to stay this week or whatever the scenario was. Not only did my presentation skills improve, but learning what content to put in the presentation or what to remove, those were things that I picked up on or I improved on throughout my League career, but —

    John: Yeah, that’s excellent and that’s the thing that I think a lot of people forget, is these work-life balance, hobbies, passions that you have, those are skills that you’re developing that other people aren’t that are out there that when you bring to work with you, it only enhances your career and it enhances your team, which is really fantastic. That’s very cool. And so, is there anything that was maybe a really cool moment or a really rewarding moment that’s happened from being a part of the Junior League?

    Misty: Well, last year, I was in the Junior League of Lafayette and I was supervisional. We had to do a fall project and a spring project.

    For our fall project, our group just blew it out of the water. We had over a thousand pounds worth of food donated.

    John: Wow!

    Misty: Yeah. We also renovated a women’s shelter, so we repainted their whole common room. We built three sofas, and two ottomans out of pellets, and then we redid our toy box. We did a food/clothing supply drive and we ended up collecting so many supplies and food that it filled three regular size U-Hauls and two large U-Hauls.

    John: Oh my goodness! Then you guys were probably planning on one, just like — oh my goodness! That’s fantastic!

    Misty: We were planning on a truckload.

    John: Yeah. That is so awesome!

    Misty: A pick-up truck.

    John: That is so cool! Yeah, that’s a really good problem to have.

    Misty: Yes. It was just amazing because the women in that shelter, a lot of them we’ve seen around and watched us. We painted a big mural on the wall. It was basically a tree and our handprints were the leaves.

    John: Oh wow! Yeah, that’s great.

    Misty: And so, they’re able to look at some of these little pieces that we did to weave a piece of us there and a lot of them are inspired and wanting to know once they get their feet back on the ground and their situation has improved, how can they do what we’re doing because we left them so enriched, even as enriched as we were. They were even duly inspired.

    John: Yeah. That’s just so amazing when you step back and you’re like, who am I? And then all of a sudden, just the impact that you can have on someone — to you, it seems like it’s so simple and you’re just doing a task and that’s great that you’re able to see it in the moment and realize this is actually a really cool thing.

    Misty: It was.

    John: Yeah. That’s fantastic. So is the Junior League something that you talk about at work or do you keep it under wraps?

    Misty: No. Everyone here pretty much knows I’m in Junior League.

    John: Okay. You wear the shirt and have a big sign. No, I’m just kidding.

    Misty: Sometimes.

    John: Tattoo on the forearm.

    Misty: A lot of times, it’s not soliciting donations or soliciting donors or participation in something. A lot of times, it’s me sharing something that I might’ve gotten and inspired me. I might talk about a speaker that I heard and this is what she said, wasn’t this a great, something to really internalize, and it’s those themes that grab their attention and make them even more interested. So if I happen to have raffle tickets on my desk or whatever, they’ll ask, “What is that for? How can I get that? How can I donate? How can I help?” so it ends up helping just because they know my passion and what everyone else is getting out of what we’re doing.

    John: Yeah. And so, it seems like it’s just developing those co-worker relationships even stronger because people know you and they’re like, “Oh Misty, yeah, she’s the Junior League champion person.” And they know what you’re about and what you care about and that you’re not coming to them just for, “Hey, buy these raffle tickets.” It’s stories in between of how powerful it is and what you’re getting out of it. Yeah, that’s very cool. That’s very cool. Have you gotten anyone else involved to come and be a part of Junior League?

    Misty: Junior League, you have to be within a certain age group to join.

    John: Oh, okay, message received.

    Misty: Once you’re in, you can stay in for life, but —

    John: You’ve got to get in early. I got it.

    Misty: Yes, but there have been a few ladies that have looked into it and joined up because of my participation. It’s just such a great way to meet other people especially people that have common interests while you’re getting to know the new community. There’s a social aspect. It’s not all work.

    John: Right. Yeah.

    Misty: But a lot of times, people will say, “I’m too busy to commit, but I would love to go to the functions. I’d love to go to the fundraisers” and the holiday mart and whatever it is that we have going on.

    John: Oh, that’s excellent!

    Misty: They get involved in however they’re able.

    John: Right, right. No, that’s great. That’s very cool. So do you have any examples of maybe stronger co-worker relationships or any ways that it’s benefitted your career?

    Misty: Well, I will tell you, a lot of accountants — myself may or may not be included — have a reputation or persona. It’s just a stereotype that we come to work and we’re the number-crunching machines. So whenever you have a hobby or something that you’re able to share with someone that personalizes yourself, it brings a human element. So all of a sudden, they’re able to relate to you. So they don’t feel like they have to talk to you about nothing but just debits and credits. Now, they can say, “Oh, how was your function last night? How many people were there? Did you learn anything? How’s your son?” anything that gives them something to connect with you on. That human element bonds people and it makes them more relatable and more approachable, so anything that humanizes a person enhances relationships just by the pure element.

    John: Right. That’s an excellent point too that you brought up when you’re interacting especially with people outside of the accounting department because they have no clue what to talk to you about.

    Misty: Right.

    John: And they don’t understand what we’re doing and they don’t want to, and God bless them because they shouldn’t. But by having these human elements, like you said, it personalizes you and those are things that you can actually connect on. And then later on when you need something or whatever, then you have a friend as opposed to somebody that’s just a stranger down the hall.

    Misty: Right, and then it tends to get people to approach you and to get involved. “Well, if Misty is volunteering for Junior Achievement, she might want to come to work the Coke truck for this event,” and they tend to want to incorporate you into some of their own functions. All of that stuff just helps you build those relationships and create those memories that are going to make you more than just the accountant in the corner office.

    John: Right.

    Misty: People assume that we’re boring and lame until they actually get to know that we have a life outside of the ledger.

    John: I know. It’s so frustrating to me when I hear other accountants say, “Well, I’m not the stereotypical accountant,” and it’s like, I don’t think the stereotypical accountant is what you think it is. I don’t know who created that. It was probably some engineer that was like an evil trick because engineers are the ones that are in the nerds, everybody. We all know that.

    Misty: I know. They were redirecting the bad jokes.

    John: Exactly! It’s like, who created it? It’s the same person that said that bachelor parties are evil. Bachelorette parties are the ones that are crazy. Trust me. If you’ve ever seen one at a comedy club, they are the most evil thing on the planet. I’m just saying. I don’t know who created this because trust me, if you think you’re not the stereotypical accountant, you have the wrong definition of stereotypical accountant because all of us are the stereotypical accountants, the real people that are doing things. That’s the stereotypical accountant. I don’t know who created this fictitious, nerd, green visor thing, but I’m going to find them and karate-chop them in the throat.

    It’s so frustrating because we all have this human element to it, but I think we’re just scared to open up and share that with others, and it’s just amazing how much it’s impacted your career there just in a few short years. That’s really great to hear. So the Junior League, was that something that you first started sharing with or were you sharing other things at work even when you were in public accounting earlier in your career? How did that come about?

    Misty: Earlier in my career when I was in public accounting, it was tough because I was taking way too many hours at school, so my life consisted basically of work and school. I could tell the difference because I had a hard time making small talk because I didn’t have anything going on in my life that the client would care about. They don’t care about how my test went or what projects I have.

    John: Yeah. “Shouldn’t you be done with this already?”

    Misty: Right. They’re checking their watch. But as time went on and I got out of school, things started happening, planning a wedding, and then all of a sudden, the client is like, “Oh, you’re getting married?” and then that was something they were interested in. So I was able to start sharing wedding stories and sharing my mine and my husband’s journey and that sort of thing, and then they were able to relate to me and then the whole mood just started changing because now all of a sudden, they have something that they could connect with me on and that they could talk to me about.

    And then as I got into the industry, I started getting more involved. I was out of school, so I joined the Mardi Gras Crew and joined Junior League and started participating with Junior Achievement, the American Cancer Society and all these different events. And no matter who I was talking to, they had an interest in one of them. In South Louisiana, it was usually Mardi Gras. “How can I get tickets to the ball?”

    John: Right. You’re the go-to person now. You have all the power.

    Misty: Right, so it was interesting seeing the different spectrums of what it looked like for me when all I did was work in school and then what the conversations and relationships look like once everyone realized that I do have a life outside of work and I love doing fun stuff and it was stuff that they cared about and wanted to hear about.

    John: Yeah. That is really, really powerful right there, just how black and white it was for you. It was just clear as day that when all I did was work and school, I just couldn’t relate to people. People didn’t really care about you. It just was on a surface level, do the job and go home. And then when you actually have passions and hobbies that you’re doing and you share them — that’s the important part, is sharing it. When you did that, everything just opened up. That’s just so profound and really, really powerful. That’s cool that you’re able to realize that. And then you started volunteering for everything.

    Misty: Yeah. I probably went a little overboard.

    John: “I’m going to be so popular in all the things.”

    Misty: Right. I had free time. I didn’t know what to do with it.

    John: Right, exactly. Your husband is like, “I thought we got married so we could hang out together.” You’re like, “No! I’m volunteering!” He actually sent me to tell you this message. No, I’m just totally kidding.

    Misty: Yes. For him, it was — somebody would ask him, “Where do you work? What do you do?” He’s like, “Oh, I work here, but I volunteer for Junior League and Junior Achievement” because he would get stuck running all the little errands —

    John: Oh, that’s funny. “As in, Junior League for women?” He’s like, “Yeah, kind of. I just put on a wig and a dress, nobody knows.”

    Misty: Right. He was always such a good husband.

    John: That’s hilarious. That’s really funny. That’s so funny. That’s very, very funny. That’s hilarious. One thing that I think you’d be a good person to ask is something that I think about. When it comes to people opening up and sharing these passions, do you think on the spectrum that it falls more on the organization to create a culture that’s safe, if you will, or is it on the individual to step up and just when you’re at lunch, bring it up in conversation or what have you?

    Misty: I think that for the most part, it’s going to be the individual’s responsibility, but at the same time, the organizations set the tone. When I audited, I audited a company where you walk down the hall and every single office door was shut. They had time limits. They could only take ten-minute breaks and 30-minute lunches, so the culture itself didn’t make anyone feel like they had that kind of opportunity or the liberty to be able to take the time to have this conversation, but that’s an extreme scenario. Most offices are not like that, so for the most part, I think the individual has to be able to figure out how to open that dialogue. Sometimes it’s going to be a little scary because they may not know if their hobby is going to make them weird. If they’re a turkey caller, is that all of a sudden going to be —

    John: If you know a turkey caller, I want to talk to him. I’m just kidding.

    Misty: My friend was talking about her cousin doing that.

    John: But who wouldn’t want to know a turkey caller? Come on! You need to check yourself if you’re like, “I don’t want to know one.” No, you need to. Come on! No, but that’s true. If you have something that’s odd that probably no one else is doing, you might be nervous about opening up about that.

    Misty: Right, and some people don’t want to open up because they don’t want that to be what they’re known as. So they don’t want to walk around the hall and every time they turn up, “Oh, do the turkey call, do the turkey call.” They don’t want that to become their identity.

    John: Yeah, that’s true.

    Misty: So usually, what I see with people that I’ve observed that seem to be really experienced in life and the art form of small talk is they tend to talk about stuff that is pretty generic like around here, everybody talks about hiking and about bicycling and those types of things. And then as they get to know you better, they might disclose that they do Iron Man or they do more than what they’ve been telling you.

    John: Right. Okay, yeah, that’s a good tip, is keep the super secret stuff close to the vest and trickle it out to people that you’re secure with and that you know and that you know won’t bash you or just keep asking you to do whatever the weird trick is that you can do or whatever. Yeah, that’s a good tip that sharing is important, but not just bullhorn blasting it to everybody and that’s obnoxious and annoying.

    I think back to my comedy, it just got out. Another guy and I were writing newsletter articles kind of like The Onion and just sharing them with our start class, but then it just spread like wildfire. And then it became just something that then everybody knew about, but it was a cool thing that people at least wanted to know or wanted to share in that, I guess, but it doesn’t even have to be a weird thing like turkey calling or comedy. It can be something that’s very normal like volunteering for the Junior League or something like that. Unless there’s a cheer for the Junior League that I’m unaware of then do the cheer. You’re like, “Who told you?”

    Misty: Well, even in not-for-profits, sometimes you have to be cautious because they find out, “Oh, you’re a Junior League volunteer? Great. Are you going to be asking me for donations every week?”

    John: Oh, yeah.

    Misty: So it’s just being I guess tactful about — because most people here know that I’m in Junior League is because I’ve shared with them an experience like, “I went to this event last night and I learned about this. I didn’t know that Denver have this,” or whatever. And they’re like, “Where were you?” when you’re talking about snow-tubing or talking about this community. I’m like, “Oh, I’m in Junior League. We have these events,” and they start learning more about the League just through casual conversations. So when we’re talking about it without me asking them —

    John: Yeah, they asked you. “You can’t get mad now. You asked me.” Yeah, just really, really good tips for people that are shy or nervous or worried about opening up. It sounds like that was a little bit of you and the way you’ve gone about it has been just excellent. It’s just textbook, so that’s really great, and I’m sure some awesome relationships there at work as well. So do you have any other words of encouragement or general advice for anybody that’s maybe trying to be the nerdy stereotype instead of the cool one that we’re all trying to be?

    Misty: Yeah. I think that for an accountant, especially a BNI accountant, it applies to public as well, but for me it’s very, very important for me to have those relationships with my business managers because when they’re comfortable with me, they’re able to have those hard conversations about whether or not a transaction is kosher or what the strategy for their business should look like if they’re not performing so well. If they’re not comfortable with you as a person then they’re going to be less apt to have those conversations that really can make or break a business, so it’s very important that we’re not buried in our ledgers and we’re getting to know them. I can sit in a meeting and I can tell by watching some of my managers’ faces or their shoulders what they’re thinking, what’s going on in their mind, and I’m able to anticipate their needs, so that’s very important. If you remove that human element then you’re not able to anticipate, you’re not able to help mitigate some of their risks before they walk in on their doorstep, and those things are what’s going to make you valuable.

    John: Yeah, absolutely. That is just huge for your career.

    Misty: Absolutely.

    John: Yeah, that’s great because if you’re just buried in the numbers, you have no idea of what this person needs or what they’re looking for coming out of a meeting or what their tone is or what have you.

    Misty: Actually, we’ve been talking a lot about when to integrate conversation that less people know about you, what you’re interested in, what you like to do on your free time.

    Really the point is to use that information as kind of an ice breaker to open the door so that other people are more inclined to share about themselves. If you’re saying, “I’m involved in Junior League,” then might say, “Oh, I’ve always wondered about that. I’m involved in this organization or this organization. I do this type of volunteer work and I’ve been trying to figure out how to get channeled in,” and you start to form those connections and those bonds because it is always about you. If you kind of come off a little narcissistic —

    John: Right, that’s important. “But it is all about me, Misty! Back to me!”

    Misty: Right, and it’s really interesting. When you open up that door, you can actually learn about people. I know our last meeting, we talked about some of the highlights that we’ve gotten from our Junior League careers and one person just said, “Yeah, there are a lot of enriching moments, but I have met the most interesting, cool people in this organization” because when you start making these superficial judgments, “Oh, they must be into hiking” or “They’re definitely a runner,” you lose that element of being able to get to know them and be on the surface.

    John: Right. That’s an excellent point too, is that by you sharing, it’s kind of a can opener, if you will, to just show that it’s a safe place where other people can share as well.

    Misty: Absolutely.

    John: That brings up how this is a useful tool and to be conscious of making it not all about you or else you can rub people the wrong way, and then it defeats the whole purpose of why you’re doing it to begin with.

    Misty: Right. And sometimes, non-CPAs or non-accountants say that we don’t have really have much interest in this year.

    John: That’s true. Even fellow accountants don’t think that either. We’re ruining our own reputation.

    Misty: So when they realize they’re conversation-worthy then you start to understand people and get to know people and then they start sharing more about themselves. It helps you learn about your business partners and how to read them and how to understand them and how to build those bonds.

    John: Right, absolutely. In your case, you’re working around engineers, so if they think you don’t have something then that’s really bad. Good God! Do they not know?

    Misty: And really, engineers, you want those bonds because you want their loyalty.

    John: Yeah. Well, that’s true, too. That’s very true because they can mess some stuff up. That’s a good point, although then all of a sudden they do something to you and then all of a sudden the budget’s gone. “I don’t know, guys. We can’t do anything.” Man, this has been excellent, really, really good. I feel like I’m getting ready to sign up for the Junior League.

    Misty: You may not get in, but you could try.

    John: Yeah. I also might be too old on top of the whole gender barrier, but this has been awesome, Misty. On the podcast, I have a rule that getting to know you has been excellent, but I have 17 rapid fire questions that what every HR person should be asking in an interview, but they’re not. It’s just super fast, really fun, rapid fire questions, so here we go. Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Misty: Star Wars.

    John: Favorite toppings on a pizza?

    Misty: Pepperoni and black olives.

    John: Oh, black olives, interesting. Sudoku or crossword puzzle?

    Misty: Sudoku.

    John: Heels or flats?

    Misty: Flats.

    John: Balance sheet or income statement?

    Misty: Income statement.

    John: Pens or pencils?

    Misty: Pens.

    John: Oh, no mistakes! Look at you! Least favorite vegetable?

    Misty: Oh, probably beets.

    John: Beets! Wow, that’s an interesting answer. I forgot about beets. It’s probably because they’re so bad. For some reason, my mom always made them, but since I’ve left my parents, I don’t think I’ve had beets once. Your favorite number?

    Misty: Probably seven.

    John: Seven, and is there a reason?

    Misty: It just has a reputation for being lucky.

    John: Yeah, it’s my favorite number too, so that’s why I was wondering. Favorite sports team?

    Misty: The Florida State Seminoles.

    John: Oh wow! Is that where you went to school?

    Misty: Yes.

    John: Okay, then I’m going to have to delete this podcast. I went to Notre Dame. I’m just giving you a hard time. PC or Mac?

    Misty: PC.

    John: Movie that makes you cry?

    Misty: Oh, the Boy Who Could Fly.

    John: Oh, okay. Favorite color?

    Misty: Green.

    John: Green, and that’s because you’re a Notre Dame fan deep down. I can tell. No, I’m just teasing. And your least favorite color?

    Misty: Probably pink.

    John: Okay. Wow! Right click or left click?

    Misty: Right click.

    John: It doesn’t even make sense. That’s why it’s funny. Your favorite actor or actress?

    Misty: Oh, probably Julia Roberts.

    John: Julia Roberts, yeah, that’s good. That’s pretty common. Do you have a favorite movie that she’s done or all of them?

    Misty: Oh, she’s incredible. I don’t think I haven’t —

    John: Yeah, all of them, exactly, and that was a side question. Favorite ice cream flavor?

    Misty: Oh, what is it called? Ben & Jerry’s Fish Food.

    John: Oh yeah, that’s a really good one. That’s a really good one. Last question, the favorite thing you own?

    Misty: Well, I don’t own it, but it’s my son. He’s my favorite.

    John: Well, for the next 15 years anyway.

    Misty: Right, I’m leasing him.

    John: That’s very cool, and he’s three years old?

    Misty: He is.

    John: That’s awesome, very cool, and that’s going to keep you very, very busy.

    Misty: Oh yes.

    John: Yeah, but also rewarding at the same time.

    Misty: Absolutely.

    John: Or at least that’s what they say. Well, that is great, Misty. Thank you so much for being on the Green Apple Podcast. I really appreciate you taking the time to be with me.

    Misty: Yeah. Thank you for having me.

    John: Misty, it’s such great ideas, and I hope you enjoyed hearing what she had to share. Visit greenapplepodcast.com to see links to Misty’s LinkedIn and see some cool pictures of her volunteering with Junior League. From there, you can also let me know if you or any professional you might know might be a good guest for a future episode.

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