I was recently interviewed by Randy Adams as part of his leadership studies at the University of Florida. Randy is a big fan of my other podcast Little Green Cheese and reached out for an interview. Of course I said yes and the rest is recorded history, and I answered in my own modest way.
His interesting questions were along these lines;
1) Can you tell me a little bit about your background and what your life was like prior to your leadership role in the sustainability movement (e.g. adolescence, previous careers, existential crises)?
2) What personal experience(s) gave you the desire to start a blog and educate others about a “greener” way of living?
3) How do your loved ones, friends and colleagues view the work that you do?
4) Looking from the time you began your blog until now, what sort of decisions did you have to make regarding the blog, podcasts, products etc.
5) What do you believe are your greatest resources at hand that allow you to do what you do?
6) In the context of the work you do with the greening of Gavin and the little green cheese, how would you describe your method of leadership (I am not sure if you have ever thought of yourself in the category of “leader”, but if not, have an open mind and go with it)?
7) I realize you do these blogs and podcasts within the walls of your home, but have you ever sought out assistance with some tasks (e.g. posting episodes, more contributors) either from people directly around you or from your cheese and sustainability communities?
8) If not, would this be something you would consider for the future of your work?
9) What personal qualities do you possess that you feel contribute positively to your podcasts, blogging and homesteading?
10) What sort of fruits would you like to see from your work in the long run?
I had a lot of fun during the interview and was quite frank about my work. Sit back, grab a cuppa and listen to Randy interviewing Gavin.
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