When I first met Vincent Musolino at an online OD conference, I thought he was trying to pick me up. (I later found out he thought the same of me.)
My thinking stemmed from the fact that while we were in the middle of a session, he started private messaging me in French.
I responded and was kind of like, "Who is this guy? How does he know I speak French?"
We also seemed to continuously be in the same breakout rooms.
Later I found out that he was trying to start a French speaking "chapter" of the Europe Organizational Development Network. He wasn't trying to pick me up (nor me him.)
After the conference, we stayed in touch because we were both intrigued by the synchronicity of our meeting and continuously being in the same breakout rooms despite not planning it.
One day, during yet another fascinating conversation, Vincent said, "We should start a podcast together."
I immediately said, "Yes!"
After figuring out the name, the hosting platform, the recording platform, and all the rest, the #leaderlearnerpodcast was born.
From February to July, we recorded 14 episodes, published 13, and that was the end of Season 1.
Today, we're about to embark on the first recording of Season 2.
We often use books as the fuel to some of our conversations, but we also use our real-life experiences supporting leaders and being leaders ourselves, as well as have periodic guests (my new fiber connection will allow for this to be more of a regular occurrence.)
The other day we reached 250 downloads.
We definitely haven't gone viral, but I feel proud of the work we have done.
We aren't making any money.
We don't have any advertisers or affiliates.
We are having a lot of fun though.
Thanks, Vincent, for partnering with me in this endeavor!
What do you do for FUN, that is tangentially related to your work or business?
PS: I'll put the link in the comments if anyone is interested in giving it a listen. Otherwise, you can find it on any of your preferred podcast players.
Originally posted on LinkedIn with comments.
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