May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

In May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, I’m saying goodbye to the ‘KEV Talks Podcast’ listeners. I share my podcasting history and thank listeners and guests.

I started podcasting in 2018 as the Host of the ‘Between the Slides’ podcast. The focus was to share what I’d learned in Public Safety and All-Hazards Incident Management. The title was a nod to the value of conversations and knowledge gained not while an instructor clicked through PowerPoint slides. Rather, to highlight the value of relationships and conversations that take place “between the slides” Podcasting allowed me to pay forward the knowledge that helped my colleagues and I empower others to plan well and more safely without traveling.

As my professional life expanded, so too did the focus of my podcast. In 2020 I rebranded to the ‘People, Process, Progress’ podcast. With this evolution, I expanded my focus to share Project Management, personal, and overall professional development tips. This time, I emphasized the importance of keeping people at the forefront of everything we do. Aligning teams together within one process provided improved efficiencies. And, in turn, helping listeners and myself make progress.

A year ago, after a rough start to 2022, I rebranded again to the current ‘KEV Talks Podcast’. Between September of last year and now, I shared what I’d learned as I discovered tools to better deal with stress, explored sobriety, improved my sleep routine, and rediscovered my faith. It was hard but rewarding year. Both personally and in podcasting.

I am choosing to shut down the show and step back from podcasting. During this time, I’ll continue to gather lessons from work, at home, and through the leadership and personal development books that have given me so much value. The episodes will be up for a while, as will I will not be putting out new podcast episodes.

As I go, I want to thank you, the listener. You could have played 2 million other podcasts and chose to play mine. For that, I am forever grateful.

I also want to thank my guests. Over the past five years, I’ve had the privilege to interview Policemen, Firemen, Leadership Coaches, Emergency Dispatchers, Public Health Nurses, Jiu Jitsu Black Belts, My Wife, Tower Climbers, Global Security Experts, Stoics, EMS Executives, Mindshifters, Executive Coaches, Project Management Veterans, A Popular YouTubing Psychiatrist, Public Safety Addiction Expert, Leaders in Academia, A  Kickass Historian, a PMO Director and Mentor, Technical Product Manager, Mindful Warrior, Fellow Blue Belt and Podcaster, McDojo Lifer, My Dad, and a Legendary Life Liver.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and Godspeed y’all,


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