Episode 50: Enneagram 1 with Cameron Earlywine

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Perfection is not attainable. @CameronBlake_93 @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Today we are welcoming Cameron Earlywin a type one on the enneagram scale. He discusses how type ones think, what kind of environments they strive in and how following the rules helps ones thrive and be at ease.  As a teacher to 8th through 12th graders, he touches on how being a one affects how he teaches and when its a positive and when he needs to reign in some of his tendencies.


Cameron believes that the enneagram can push us towards a more healthy state, and in today’s conversation we dive into how it can benefit us to understand our tendencies.  He also touches on why when we are not aware of the way we act, we can put expectations on others that are not fair to them. We also discuss working together as numbers that don’t often blend well, and how we can help each other grow as individuals through our understanding of one another.


Questions asked:

Was there a moment you knew you were a type one?

How does the enneagram encourage you toward health?

What are some pieces that we should know about the ones in our life?


Topics covered:

How type ones think.

When to know to pull back on expectations of others.

How ones can reach for perfection and how that needs to be restrained.

How to work towards goals with type ones.



Quotes from the Show:

“Completion is the end goal.” @CameronBlake_93 @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Type ones see the world in black and white.” @CameronBlake_93 @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Honor your agreements.” @CameronBlake_93 @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“There is a range of what a type 1 might look like.” @CameronBlake_93 @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“There are identifying words that go along with these types.” @CameronBlake_93 @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The enneagram has opened my eyes on how I have been unhealthy in the past.” @CameronBlake_93 @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet



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Episode 49: Enneagram 9 with Ruth Ann Lane

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“You need to put time into what matters.” @RUTHie_ANNie @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Today we are welcoming Ruth Ann Lane to the podcast.  Type nines can have difficulty making decisions and going for things.  In addition nines are very unaware of their own anger, and as such have difficulty dealing with issues with others, especially because they like harmony and so avoid showing disagreement, and let the anger build up.  As a result sometimes that anger then spills out in some not so great ways.


Ruth talks to us today about her love for agriculture and how she got started in as an ag teacher.  In addition she dives into what it’s like to function as a nine, what struggles they face, and how to best deal with both the things that come easy for nines and the things that are difficult.  Nines like to keep the peace and we dive into how that can be both beneficial, and when nines need to recognize that’s what is happening and deliberately make changes.


Ruth’s Shout Outs:

Edge Mentoring: https://www.edgementoring.org/

Her husband

Questions asked:

How do you approach the enneagram framework?

How can we be good teammates of type nines?

What do healthy nines look like?

What do nines need to hear most often?


Topics covered:

How nine’s function.

How knowing the tendencies of a nine help to stop procrastinating.

Healthy vs. Unhealthy nines.

Recognizing when unhealthy traits are happening.


Quotes from the Show:

“I could see when I wasn’t being a healthy nine.” @RUTHie_ANNie @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Momentum is huge for nines.” @RUTHie_ANNie @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“When you start it’s like a snowball effect.” @RUTHie_ANNie @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Narrow things down for a nine.” @RUTHie_ANNie @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Once you start small there is a snowball effect.” @RUTHie_ANNie @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Nines need to feel like their opinions are important.” @RUTHie_ANNie @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


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Episode 48: Enneagram 6 and 8 with Janette Barnard

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You pull different insights out of each person’s perspective. @JanetteJoyB @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Today we are welcoming Janette Barnard as we continue our enneagram series. Janette does not quite fit in the box as she has one foot in the eight box, and one in the six box.  She explains how she functions as both and why she has the behaviors that she has. She also talks about what it’s like reading through the enneagram and not having a number that jumps out at you and how to handle that.


Janette is vice president of marketing and sales for the company DecisionNext.  She talks about how understanding the enneagram helps us both in business as well as in our personal life.  How it enables us to really dive into the why and the reasons for why we do what we do. Her perspective is straightforward and I’m excited to dive into this week’s enneagram number with Janette.



Janette’s Shout Outs:

Previous Episode with Janette

https://www.instagram.com/yourenneagramcoach

The Enneagram Journey Podcast

The Road Back To You Book


Questions asked:

What do we need to know about types six and eight?

How are you using the framework both inside and outside the workplace?

What are your go to’s for learning the framework of the enneagram?

Topics covered:

Valuable aspects of the enneagram.

Where to start when you are learning about the enneagram.

Why the enneagram is different than other personality tests.

What it looks like when a number doesn’t scream at you.


Quotes from the Show:

“The enneagram is a conversation starter.” @JanetteJoyB @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The Enneagram is a different level of depth.” @JanetteJoyB @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“There’s not one number that is my core number.” @JanetteJoyB @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“There is a risk in how we use the ennegram.” @JanetteJoyB @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet



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Episode 47: Enneagram 4 with David Fox

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Learn to give grace when you can. @DavidFox @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Today we are welcoming David Fox to the show who is representing the "four" or the "individualistic" type in our enneagram series. David shares valuable insight not only to fours who are trying to navigate the workplace but also to leaders who want to engage with and champion the fours on their team. David explains why fours do not like to be typed, why emotions are important to them, and how creativity and solving hard problems motivates a four.


We also dig a little into the history of the enneagram and how we can use it as a tool to understand others and as David says, "Where their hurt lies". We wrap up the show with a powerful conversation about the roles of mentors in our lives and how in cross-generational relationships it is important to come to the table "with more questions than answers". Whether you are a four yourself or if you are seeking to better understand the fours in your life, this conversation with David will answer so many or your questions and help you better relate to (and value) the role of the four in the workplace and beyond.



David’s Shout Outs

Grace Church

Unfounded Notions (Twitter)


Questions asked:

How can we better engage with and motivate fours?

How to work on a team with a four?

What numbers work best with a four?


Topics covered:

Being okay with pivoting in your career.

The best way to be a champion four a four.

How to love a four well.


Quotes from the Show:

“You can definitely peg a four out of a crowd because they are purposefully walking the wrong direction.” @DavidFox @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Fours definitely want to be pursued but they would feel cheapened if they were fully known.” @DavidFox @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The best way to champion a four is to say, ‘I believe in you.’” @DavidFox @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“If you are managing a four make it a safe place to fail.” @DavidFox @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Putting your best foot forward isn't the same thing as being disingenuous” @DavidFox @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“An ideal perfect job for a four is to work for themselves.” @DavidFox @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Just because you are going through an existential crisis does not mean that you cannot enjoy it.” @DavidFox@KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

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Episode 46: Enneagram 5 with Scott Quigley

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Do you find yourself preferring to stay at home, read a book, and self-reflect? Do you love learning new things, and like to think long and hard on things before acting?  If so you may very well be a five on the enneagram scale. While fives can flourish in a particular study because so much is poured into that, fives also tend to withdraw and hide their emotions, afraid to let others see their true thoughts.  Just as with all the other enneagram types, fives have unique contributions that others just can’t offer.

In this episode I sit down with Scott Quigley.  Scott has studied archaeology and anthropology and is no stranger to studying human behavior.  He helps break down how a five operates and how they think. He explains in detail why fives ask so many questions, how they think and the breakdown of their thought process.  Whether you are a five, live with, or work with a five, you definitely don’t want to miss this inside look that will help you to communicate better as a five or with fives.

“Sometimes the best of yourself, that the world celebrates, is also rooted in our deeper brokenness.” @GCCFoundationIN @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Questions asked:

How have you used the enneagram framework to help other people?

What are common questions that arise when you help teach the enneagram?

What is the best way to work with a five?


Topics covered:

How a five things.

Why fives ask so many questions.

How to communicate with a five.

The importance of accepting help.


Quotes from the Show:

“Enneagrams don’t just show you your strengths.” @GCCFoundationIN @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


“Fives have a distrust of engaging with people.” @GCCFoundationIN @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The journey of being generous with yourself is what ultimately brings out the best in you being a five.” @GCCFoundationIN @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


“The ennegram often gets used as a self-awareness tool but it can also be used as an awareness of others tool.” @GCCFoundationIN @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


“There is a physical disconnect between a five’s body and their emotions.” @GCCFoundationIN @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“People can call out things in you that you would never notice or recognize.” @GCCFoundationIN @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet



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Episode 45: The Enneagram 7 with Mark Muselman

Are you optimistic?  Do you find you always have a million ideas? As a result, are small details sometimes overlooked? If so you may very well be a seven on the enneagram. Sevens tend to be the life of the party and love to lead and take charge in a group setting. It’s important as sevens to both cultivate that sense of adventure to really dive into what we love, but also to take stock that the little things do matter and must be paid attention to.

In this episode I sit down with Mark Muselman a real estate entrepreneur who absolutely loves what he does and it shows. Mark shares with us how an enneagram 7 functions because he is one. He describes in detail what motivates a seven, what weaknesses a seven has, and how to encourage the sevens in your life.  Sevens like to move and they like to get things done and we talk about how that plays a role in everyday life as well as in business. Get ready for a fun filled episode with Mark!

In life, we are all presented with opportunities. @M2Communities @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Questions asked:

What does it mean to be an Enneagram seven?

How are you using the Enneagram framework in your job?

How does a seven maintain a healthy functioning?

What motivates a seven?

How can we support people who are a seven?


Topics covered:

What’s it like to work with a seven?

How seven’s bring the life to the party.

The truth about entrepreneurs.

Why it’s important to focus on the little things.

Quotes from the Show:

“Find one thing you do well and do it over and over again.” @M2Communities @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Sevens are great at creating moments.” @M2Communities @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Pursue the highs of life.” @M2Communities @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“We have to pursue the day to day with excellence.” @M2Communities @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“If we don’t focus on our job today we’re going to miss out.” @M2Communities @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Don’t just run from hard things.” @M2Communities @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


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Episode 44: Enneagram 3 with Sheldon McKinney

Have you performed the Enneagram test?  The results can be eye opening and lead you into discovering more about yourself.  But what if we disagree with the findings and wish we were a different number? Or what if we find that our true giftings and the way we function have negative impacts on our relationships?


In this episode I sit down with Sheldon McKinney who is a three, and we discuss both the positive aspects of that and the areas that we need to be careful in.  We discuss how to interact with those around us who are different numbers, how to embrace the positive aspects of our number, and how to be cautious of the negative side. Ultimately we talk about how we need to find out more about ourselves so that we can truly step into who we were meant to be.

“You have to be able to be your authentic self.” @SheldonMckinney @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast
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Questions asked:

How did you resonate with your results from your enneagram?

How do you turn work and busyness off?

Finding the true reason behind your motivation.

How to know if you dividing up your time right.


Topics covered:

What happens when you don’t agree with your enneagram number?

How to set yourself up to not be distracted constantly.

Finding the true reason behind your motivation.

How to know if you dividing up your time right.


Quotes from the Show:

“Being healthy is being vulnerable.” @SheldonMckinney @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“If all the work accolades stop tomorrow you’re still worthy.” @SheldonMckinney @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Am I giving my talents to people who love me or not?” @SheldonMckinney @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The Enneagram doesn’t tell you how you are it tells you why you are.” @SheldonMckinney @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Threes are not normally tuned into themselves.”  @SheldonMckinney @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet



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Episode 43: The Enneagram for Young Professionals with Drew Moser

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Have you wanted to have a better understanding of yourself?  A deeper knowledge of why you are the way you are and to become more self-aware?  There are key elements that push us forward in life, that motivate us and give us our ambition. By understanding those motivations and drivings we can not just understand ourselves better, but more effectively move forward in our visions, professions, and relationships.


In this episode I sit down with Drew Moser who explains to us the importance of knowing our Enneagram number and our type to better understand ourselves and why we function the way we do.  He explains how the Enneagram doesn’t just show us our personality but gets to the root of what our motivation is in life and what drives us forward. He also dives into the danger of being too quick to tell others what we think their number is on the scale and why we each need to discover our number on our own.

The Enneagram is the beginning of a journey. @DrewMoser @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Resources Mentioned:

“The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

Questions asked:

What is an Enneagram?

Why does knowing our Enneagram number matter?

Why are Enneagrams so popular right now?

What is the one thing you have to know when starting to look at your Enneagram?


Topics covered:

The importance of the Enneagram

Why we need to know our motivator in life.

Why we shouldn’t label others.


Quotes from the Show:

“We are all craving self-awareness.” @DrewMoser @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The Enneagram isn’t an end all, it’s the beginning of a journey.”  @DrewMoser @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The Enneagram is a dynamic tool.”  @DrewMoser @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The Enneagram shows you the best of you and the worst of you.” @DrewMoser @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Understanding should lead to greater compassion.” @DrewMoser @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


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Episode 42: Grace-Filled Political Conversations with Sarah and Beth from Pantsuit Politics

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Have you ever struggled with wanting to bring up politics but are not sure how to do so without ruining a friendship or causing an argument?  Do you find that your emotions get too wrapped up and it’s hard to hold back, especially when you disagree with what the opposite party is saying?  Well there’s good news. Sarah and Beth talk about how through practice you can change those unhealthy habits, and have constructive conversations


In this interview Sarah and Beth discuss the importance of us examining or own values so that we can engage in political conversations in a way that is respectful to others and ourselves.  To do so they truly believe you have to turn inwards before engaging with others, to discover what is going on with your own values, and how to center yourself first.

“Politics is a great way to examine your own values.” @PantsuitPolitic @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Questions asked:

How did you come up with the idea of grace filled political conversations?

How would you summarize what your book captures?

How can we practically start hard conversations?


Topics covered:

Bringing self reflection to your political ideas.

The complexity of politics and holding both sides together.

How to listen even if you think someone is wrong.

How to deal with righteous anger that you feel.

How to know your facts first.



Quotes from the Show:

“Start with you and move outwards.” @PantsuitPolitic @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Nuance is not never getting angry.” @PantsuitPolitic @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Engagement with others is a dance.” @PantsuitPolitic @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“The outcome should be to learn something.”@PantsuitPolitic @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“You don’t have to deserve my respect, to have my respect.” @PantsuitPolitic @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


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Episode 41: Redemptive Work with Jon Hart of Praxis

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Have you ever questioned whether your work is actually doing something to further your faith or that of others?  We traditionally think that the spreading of our faith is only for missionaries or those in full time ministry, but what if regardless of what you do, you have a responsibility to lead with faith.


In this episode, I sit down with Jon Hart of Praxis and we dive into how to find the demands that are put out there by different businesses, and how we can meet those needs with expertise and skills. We also dive into the refinement of our skills both on the job and off the job, and contributing in ways that are often outside the box.   We also talk about how our creativity in coming up with solutions matters so that we can make meaningful contributions to areas that are important to us.

We want to creatively restore what’s been broken through sacrifice.” -Jon Hart @PraxisLabs @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Questions asked:

How did the Praxis come about?

What are some stories that have captured your work?

How can we pursue work that is redemptive in nature?

What are key skills that are needed?


Topics covered:

How faith and business intersect.

What does the Christian faith have to do with what we make of the world?

Using and developing skills sets to meet needs.

How to research problems  more thoroughly.


Quotes from the Show:

“We want to creatively restore what’s been broken through sacrifice.” -Jon Hart @PraxisLabs @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click To Tweet

“Build a meaningful solution to a problem that is important to you.” -Jon Hart @PraxisLabs @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click To Tweet

“You have to understand the problem before you can solve it.” -Jon Hart @PraxisLabs @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“You need to develop a skill set that solves a problem.” -Jon Hart @PraxisLabs @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“You can think entrepreneurial without being an ‘entrepreneur.’ “ -Jon Hart @PraxisLabs @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet



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Episode 40: WIA Summit Coffee Conversations

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Have you ever gone through something and looked back and thought “I wish I had done that differently?” Or maybe there was a step you did go out and take and that ended up being a game-changer for you.  Regardless of whether you are just starting your career or are knee deep in it, there are some huge takeaways from this week’s episode.


In this episode, I sit down with several different women who share their experiences with how they got to the positions they are currently in.  They share their own stories, reflect on moments that truly changed them, and relive some things they would rather have done differently.

Be willing to take a risk that is uncomfortable. @ShannonHauf @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast

Questions asked:

  • How do you work with new the generation of workers?

  • Looking back did you see a game changer in your own life?

  • Is there one thing you wish you could do all over?


Topics covered:

  • Gifts that the new generation of workers have to offer.

  • Learning experiences when starting a new job.

  • Should you make career changes?

Quotes from the Show:

“Be willing to speak to the things other know about.” @NicoleJohnsonHoffman @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“You don’t have to be brilliant to stop an unsafe act.” @NicoleJohnsonHoffman @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Be in the present moment.” @EmmaMWatson @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Sometimes we need other people to help us reflect.” @EmmaMWatson @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Do a career switch to see what’s out there.” @Emilyb_Murray @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Continue to stay open minded.” @Emilyb_Murray @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Be willing to step outside your comfort zone.” @ShannonHauf @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

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Episode 39: Holding the Rope with Josh Hutchens

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Have you ever questioned whether you are doing enough if you are not going to the mission field?  Are we all called to missions? Is supporting missions enough? These can be difficult questions that leave us feeling that what we are doing doesn’t matter, and questioning if we should be doing the vocation we are currently in.

In this episode I sit down with Josh Hutchins, a missionary overseas, as we talk about the different gifts that we as the body of Christ are given and how each role is vitally important.  Whether you are a goer or a sender, both ends of the spectrum require that we be faithful where we are at and with what we have. We also dive into our vocations and how they play into our Christianity, and if our work truly matters.  

“Everybody has a part to play.” @GospelLifeGo @KirbyOGreen

Questions asked:

  • Where do we begin to help missions?

  • How can we be senders?

  • How can we be encouraged when we feel our work isn’t important?


Topics covered:

  • What if I’m not called to missions?

  • How we each have unique giftings.

  • The importance of our vocation.

  • How to use our unique gifts where we are at.

Quotes from the Show:

“We as a body are to be sending people.” @GospelLifeGo @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Vocation has a rich Christian background.” @GospelLifeGo @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“It’s not just about you being in the driver’s seat.” @GospelLifeGo @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“It’s not just missionaries that have a calling.” @GospelLifeGo @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Every believer has a way of serving God.” @GospelLifeGo @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


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Episode 38: Life and Work as a Freelancer with Abigail Murrish

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Have you ever considered going into business for yourself? Have you considered migrating specifically into freelance work? Abigail Murrish has a degree in agricultural communications and before starting her own freelance company worked for the Indiana state agriculture department.  She has conducted freelance work for many companies as well as non-profit organizations.

In this episode with Abigail we sat down and discussed some common questions and problems that freelancers face.  From how to overcome the fear of being unqualified, to how we should respond when faced with ‘no’ after ‘no’. To top this discussion off how do you stay current in an ever changing market?   From the heart-warming moments, to the scary unknowns, we dive into some raw and honest discussion on how to best propel ourselves forward.

Recourse Mentioned: 31 Beginner Baby Steps

“No one defines the path you are on.” @AbigailMurrish #SharpenPodcast

Questions asked:

What led to your decision to work for yourself?

What are some common challenges freelancers face?

How do you move forward when you are met with “no”?


Topics covered:

How to deal with friends needing help when you freelance.

The benefits of holding a job before freelancing.

How to look for needs and fill them.


Quotes from the Show:

“No one defines the path you are on.” @AbigailMurrish @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Look for the needs and step into them.” @AbigailMurrish @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Be confident in who you are as a person versus what you can do.” @AbigailMurrish @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


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Episode 37: The Why with Marcus Hall

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How do values and mantras fit into building your business?  Can you actually implement a vision that goes deeper than sales and still have a profitable company?  If those are questions you’ve struggled with, then this week’s guest, Marcus Hall will help you sift through this challenging element to building a purpose driven (and profitable) business.

Marcus is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for California Closets where they design, manufacture, and install custom storage solutions for homes and businesses. In this interview we discuss real life stories of how implementing values into your business can not only help you generate income but also change the lives of your customers and employees. This episode is both practical and encouraging for young professionals wanting to make an impact through their careers.

“If we want to grow we have to get uncomfortable.” @MarcusHall

Questions asked:

How do you design better lives and live out a tagline?

How did you implement your “why” into your everyday business?

How has focusing on creating better lives impacted your team internally?


Topics covered:

Creating better lives through your business.

How to impact clients through normal business.

How you can help create meaning in a job you currently hold.


Quotes from the Show:

“Desire to improve every day.” @MarcusHall @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“How can we support our client’s stories?” @MarcusHall @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“Asking for feedback can be intimidating.” @MarcusHall @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet

“We as millennials are proud that we want to know ‘why’.” @MarcusHall @KirbyOGreen #SharpenPodcast Click to Tweet


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Episode 36: The After Party

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This week’s show is a little bit different. I had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing people at the EdgeX 2018 after party, including super bowl winning coach Tony Dungy and Newt Crenshaw the CEO of Young Life as well as some other powerful leaders.  

As a former mentee of Edge, it was awesome reconnecting with some old friends from my Edge group, as well as being a mentor now within the program. My personal connection to the Edge has given me an inside perspective on just how effective the teachings coming out of these events are, and this is evident through the powerful nuggets of truth laid down by the leaders I had the privilege of interviewing. So get ready for inspiring wisdom on leadership as we dive into this week’s episode!

“We need someone to believe in us enough to say ‘you can do this’” - Newt Crenshaw

Topics covered:

People centered leadership.

Stepping into leadership in your company.

What does it look like to serve in  the workplace?

The power of recognition.

How to step into the life you imagined.

The power of culture.

The power of helping others.

Quotes from the Show:

“God doesn’t expect our faith to be perfect.” - Newt Crenshaw Click to Tweet

“He’s doing unimaginable things in me even when I am not aware.” Newt Crenshaw Click to Tweet

“Take the time to get to know the people you work with.” - David Novak Click to Tweet

“Everything boils down to relationship.” - David Novak Click to Tweet

“The best cultures are those owned by everyone.” - Scott Dorsey Click to Tweet

“Take initiative in the spirit of wanting to learn.” - Scott Dorsey Click to Tweet

“Never think you are not qualified to help others.” - Tony Dungy Click to Tweet

“Don’t think you know everything.” - Tony Dungy Click to Tweet

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Episode 35: The Waterwheel of Relationships with Jill Woolworth

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As a young professional, it may be difficult to prioritize your personal relationships. So much of your time and energy is already being invested in your career and it may be difficult to balance all of the demands at work without neglecting the people who are the most important to you. In today’s episode of Sharpen, we are joined by marriage and family therapist, Jill Woolworth.

Jill is a fountain of wisdom on the topic of relationships and very openly shares with us what she has learned as a wife of over forty years and as a therapist who has sat with countless clients struggling with their relationships. She believes the essence of her career is being an “untangler of relationship knots”. Today, she helps us to understand how to create balance between ambition and relationships. This is a powerful episode for those who may struggle with having to “balance it all”.

“Treasure the people closest to you.” @JillWoolworth

Questions asked:

What does “relationship health” mean? Why should we talk about it?

What practical wisdom do you have for young professionals who are starting their careers and families?

Topics covered:

How to balance “pouring out” to others and being “poured into”.

How to allow yourself to be truly seen in an intimate relationship.

Quotes from the Show:

“I've never met an over-appreciated spouse.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet

“Pay attention to the things that nurture you.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet

“Not being offended is a sign of mental health and spiritual growth.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet

“Be intentional about kindness.” @JillWoolworth Click to Tweet

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Jill’s husband Rick’s Organization: Telemachus


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Episode 34: Real and Known with Irene Little

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This week I am so excited to introduce to you Irene Little, the Executive Vice President of Grey Group, a top-ranked advertising and marketing organization in New York. In this episode, Irene shares a personal story about a tragedy that reshaped the way she looked at relationships, work, and life.

Growing up with strong roots in Texas, it was never Irene’s plan to move to New York and work full time in advertising. Through a series of events Irene found herself in a place that she did not expect but also learned valuable life lessons that she openly shares with us. In this powerful episode we talk about how to handle the curve balls that life throws our way with grace and lean into the power of community in our darkest hour.


Topics covered:

Learning the difference between personal growth and perfectionism.

Being open to help in times of tragedy.

The importance of sharing your story and inviting others in.


Quotes from the Show:

“You’ve got to have a plan.” @IreneLittle

“During all the messiness, love poured in.” @IreneLittle

“Embrace the life that we have.” @IreneLittle

“We are made to connect deeply.” @IreneLittle

“I’ve learned to make space for me.” @IreneLittle

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