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john schmitt

business consultant, Michigan Small Business Development Center in kalamazoo

Stay in the Moment

PRESENTED ON JUN 29, 2017
IN KALAMAZOO @ VOL 1

John Schmitt, Jack of All Trades + Senior Business Consultant : In our often hectic lives we often forget the beauty, joy, wonder,sorrow of every day life. 90% of life is just showing up-when I just show up, often times I see, feel, hear something totally unexpected. Life is full of surprises but if we don't show up, we can't be surprised.

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Cycles and Happiness

BY MELANIE GORKA
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

Melanie Gorka experienced an accident that had her re-thinking how she defines happiness in her life. She tells us how, in order to work through her personal and professional challenges, she found new ways to approach life through design, data, and cycles to improve her well-being. 

 

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A Search for Happiness

BY ALEXANDRA GREENHILL
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alexandra Greenhill, family physician, mother of three, and nationally-recognized health care leader, explains the philosophy behind the start-up company My Best Helper, including her personal quest to find love and happiness.

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What is Happiness For You?

BY ANTONIO SABATER
@ VOL 34 ON FEB 27, 2014

Antonio Sabater tries to understand the true meaning of happiness. Is it a nice car, family, a dog, a child? He defines happiness as the center between health, love, profession, and spirit and towards the end goes through things that make him happy. (in Spanish) 

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My life as a Side Hustler

BY JUDY CHANG
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

A blender of ideas and roles, Judy Chang is a data storyteller by day and life coach by night. Her talk explores how her outlook on life changed when she decided there was more than one way to answer the question “what do I want to be when I grow up”?

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Hope, Happiness and Stars

BY NATHALIE UMMELS
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.

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D I V O R C E

BY ADRIANA ROSCA
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Adriana Rosca emigrated 10 years ago from Romania, and thinks life is to short to live in misery!

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Dan Mitchell: The Guy Who Accidentally Started a Candle Company & Then Quit His Corporate Career to Pursue Happiness (No, Seriously)

BY DANIEL MITCHELL
@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

"Mitchell's don't quit."

Entrepreneur Dan Mitchell shares his personal story on how he went from living a dispassionate corporate life to serendipitously starting his independent and successful candle company, Farmer's Son Co. He also shares how his family (and their motto) has given him the strength and the courage to pursue happiness in the face of risk and ultimately escape the metaphorical beige office.

Find out more about Dan and Farmer's Son Co on his website at http://www.farmerssonco.com/.

Dan's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 


For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Stir Up Some Joy!

BY JEANETTE HARRIS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Joy is often overlooked in our often tedious and stress-filled lives. Join Jeanette Harris in "Stirring up some joy" using commonplace, everyday items that are readily available.

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The Enigma of Happiness

BY ANDY WIBLE
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

The Enigma of Happiness - Andy Wible   Proving the principle that those who cannot do, teach, Andy's talk will be on happiness. It will look at what it is, explore why we all want it, and discuss several philosophical conundrums around it. Even though happiness will always be a bit of a mystery, examining these issues will hopefully help us to have a more fulfilling life.


Andy Wible is a philosophy professor at Muskegon Community College. He enjoys traveling, running, writing, socializing, and playing golf. He was able to bring together two of his favorite things, golf and philosophy, in a book called Golf and Philosophy: Lessons from the Links a few years ago. He is best known locally for being married to Oliver Songlingco.