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Impact Makers

100 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer McClureWebsite

The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.


036: The Random Show — Conversations with My BFF Laurie Ruettimann

When my BFF, Laurie Ruettimann, called me up and told me about her unplanned, open afternoon and a need for a last-minute podcast guest, I suggested we do a recording together to fill the gap. Inspired by the recurring random show theme heard on The Tim Ferriss podcast, I suggested we do something similar. Thus, this week I am bringing you a conversation with Laurie Ruettimann. Laurie is a writer, speaker, and podcaster as a result of the heartbreak and outrage she experienced throughout her corporate career. She helps executives and HR leaders prioritize the employee experience to avoid the collateral damage of a toxic work environment. She is also my mentor and travel companion. 

Today’s episode is a great representation of what happens when Laurie and I get together to chat. We typically start off on one topic, in this case it was her book writing and publishing journey, and move on to the next topic, in a somewhat rapid-fire succession. You’ll hear us chat about work, including our outlook for the new year, my epiphanies about time management and our travel stories. We also discuss burnout and rethinking the way we view business. 


Show Highlights:

  • About Laurie’s book writing journey, the editing process, and what to expect in the new year and beyond
  • Goodreads and Amazon as incredibly important platforms for authors and how Laurie’s publishing team is prepping for her book launch later next year
  • Where in the world is Jennifer McClure? Some of the sounds and sights I will be traveling to in 2020
  • My epiphanies around time management, which I had while recovering from a horse-riding accident
  • What we are excited about for 2020, including doing things a little bit differently in our lives such as getting a bit more sober and taking a time Sabbath 


King University

Laurie Ruettimann 

Impact Makers Episode 2 – The Thriving Contrarian with Laurie Ruettimann 

Let's Fix Work podcast 

The Tim Ferriss Show podcast: The Random Show — On Fasting, Forest Bathing, How to Say NO, Rebooting the Self, and Much More (#391) 

ERE Recruiting Conference 

Igniting Souls Conference 

Kary Oberbrunner

Full Focus Planner 


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If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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