By Joanie Connell
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Nerds are increasingly being asked to have it all—technical expertise and people skills. Join engineer-turned-psychologist Joanie Connell as she interviews nerds and people experts to uncover the best communication strategies for technical people. She brings in everyone from big name scientists and computer geeks to everyday working ones as well as other entertaining and insightful people in a quest for the keys to help nerds interact more successfully with people of all types. Asking thoughtful questions of her guests, she affectionately gives self-proclaimed nerds insights into important people strategies in a light-hearted, conversational style.
||CleanAgnieszka Vestal: People Solutions for Telecommuters||Joanie interviews Agnieszka Vestal, a software engineer at Grasstree Engineering who focuses on embedded software. An MIT graduate with an MBA in her pocket, Agnieszka adds global experience and a business perspective to her programming expertise.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDuncan Davidson: Managing an Empathy Wobble||Joanie interviews Duncan Davidson, CTO In Residence at Microsoft, Berlin. He provides service to and is a liaison between Microsoft and the CTOs at start-up companies that Microsoft supports through the ScaleUp accelerator program at Microsoft for Sta||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Nowland: Solutions to your Leadership Problems||Joanie interviews Mike Nowland, whose purpose in life is to help managers be better, do better, and live better. Joanie met Mike when he was working as the Corporate Training Manager for the Americas at ResMed.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalie Hendrickson: Systems for People||Joanie interviews Calie Hendrickson, who is a systems engineer at Engility Corporation. Calie acquired her people skills along a roundabout path to the aerospace industry. She capitalizes on these skills to communicate with her multidisciplinary tea||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRich Yumul: Website Therapy||Joanie has a conversation with Rich Yumul, a web designer and CEO of Sage Tree Solutions. Rich calls himself a “website therapist” because he helps clients have better relationships with their websites. Highlights: Q: How did you come to start you||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Ehlinger-Wilde: Communicating Innovation||Joanie interviews Kevin Ehlinger-Wilde, a nationally award-winning creative entrepreneur, speaker, and innovation trainer who has worked with over 500 executives and companies across the country. He’s an expert on the TIPS personality profiling tool||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElisa Yu: Start-Up People Skills||Joanie interviews Elisa Yu, a business coach who started out as a biochemical engineer. Elisa talks about the people challenges she’s faced in running a startup company and being a business coach and what skills she has developed to succeed in these||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Dersch: Engineering Good Customer Relationships||Joanie interviews Brian Dersch, the president and CEO of Dersch Design & Engineering. Their mission is to design power and lighting systems for construction projects with an emphasis on renewable energy, customer service,||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEtienne de Bruin: The CTO’s People Challenges||Joanie interviews Etienne de Bruin, CEO of 7CTOs, a company that offers forums of peer groups of CTOs who follow a curriculum to pursue and inspire innovative thinking. Etienne shares the typical people challenges CTO’s run into, as well as his own.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbby Malchow: Women Vets in Tech||Joanie interviews Abby Malchow, who was attracted to the dynamic, growing tech industry even without a technical background. Intel recruited her because of her experience with supply chain management in the Navy.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love the perspective
I love that the show is focused on what matters to nerds. I think that perspective shift reveals some of the greatest challenges nerds face, including being highly intelligent yet struggling at times to effectively communicate. Your show brings great bits fo wisdom!
Joanie Connell's Interviews Are Must-Listens!
These podcast interviews are great! We can all benefit from more insights on communications, connecting, and getting projects accomplished--despite the fact that we're sometimes so different. I highly recommend following this podcast series!
Joanie Opens Up A Whole New World
I’m always looking for new ways to communicate and bridge the gap between technical and nontechnical people. Joanie’s wisdom and subject matter expertise shines through in this educational and entertaining podcast that provides practical guidance for improving empathy and emotional intelligence regardless of our background or personalities. I’m looking forward to learning more in future episodes.