KEV Talks Podcast | Empowering People, Improving Process and Facilitating Progress show

KEV Talks Podcast | Empowering People, Improving Process and Facilitating Progress

Summary: Leading and motivating teams to accomplish objectives while staying aligned within a shared process is challenging. To help you address this challenge, Host Kevin Pannell, PMP, and his guests share their industry-leading best practices that will save you time and provide actionable lessons to help you progress in your personal and professional life.

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 Start 2023 Strong with these 5 Supplements | Foundations Friday 78 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:12:53

On this FF78 I’m going to share the top 5 supplements I take every day that I feel help me maintain good health and get better sleep.The Supplements:* Krill Oil - (* Glucosamine - (* Turmeric - (* Whey Protein - (* Creatine - ( "Stuff I Use" at a plan | Stay informed | Get involved

 How I Improved my Mental and Physical Health in 2022 (and How YOU Can Too!) | KEV Talks #14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:21:08

In How You Can Apply 7 Key Life Lessons I Learned in 2022 I’m sharing 7 of the most impactful lessons I learned and helped teach myself in 2022. More importantly, I’m going to share how you can learn from my challenges and kick off 2023 on the right foot.* Read more and listen at

 2020 Summary Findings from a Study on the Health of our Emergency Responders | Foundations Friday 77 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:08:32

Sharing the summary and focus areas to help improve the overall health of our Emergency Responders. The summary is from a 2020 CrewCare report by ImageTrend. It includes feedback from over 4,100 Emergency Responders.Key takeaways:* Responders need each other's and their leadership's support* Obesity is a problem in the Emergency Responder community* Lack of employer resources was still a problem in 2020* Emergency Responders need to improve their sleep to improve their health* Exercise is a better stress-coping mechanism than alcoholRead the full study at* Have the plan to keep teams on track* Stay informed with facts, not fear* Get involved to make a differenceGodspeed

 How Rhonda Kelley and the All Clear Foundation are Building More Resilient Emergency Responders | KEV Talks #13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:47

On this episode of the KEV Talks Podcast (  @kevtalks  (, Host Kevin Pannell and Rhonda Kelly, Executive Director of the All Clear Foundation ( @allclearfdn  (, talk about how Emergency Responders can succeed, thrive, and matter using tools provided by the All Clear Foundation. Viewers and listeners will also learn about Rhonda's transition from providing emergency medicine aboard an icebreaker ship through her time on shift as a Firefighter and becoming the Executive Director of the All Clear Foundation.- Connect with Rhonda on LinkedIn at Follow the All Clear Foundation on Instagram and YouTube at  @allclearfdn  ( - Learn more about the programs All Clear has to offer at you for watching this video, subscribing, and listening to the KEV Talks podcast. Follow KEV Talks on Instagram and Twitter @pannellkg, and look for the KEV Talks Podcast on Facebook.Remember...- Have a plan- Stay informed- Get involvedGodspeed,KevinKevin Pannell, PMP | Founder of KPannell Productions, LLC | Creator & Host of the KEV Talks and You-Jitsu Podcasts | Principal on the @Pannell5Fit and KEV Talks YouTube Channels

 Lavender Oils for the Win (A Science-Backed Sleep Solution) | Foundations Friday 76 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:04:34

In Lavender Oils for the Win (A Science-Backed Sleep Solution) I share the results of a 2015 scientific study. The study was conducted by Angela Smith Lillehei, Ph.D., Linda L. Halcón, Ph.D., MPH, RN, Kay Savik, MS, and Reilly Reis, MS that included 79 college students that reported difficulty sleeping. Lavender oil patches were used on college students in conjunction with good sleep hygiene habits (see Got Sleep). Alternatively, the other group also practiced good sleep hygiene, but without the added lavender oil patch.If you want to dive deeper on essential oils listen to the great conversation I had with Dr. Tracey Marks on the episode Dr. Tracey Marks | Dealing with and Treating Anxiety. Want to learn more than what Dr. Marks and I talked about? Then you should read her book Why Am I So Anxious?* Have a plan* Stay informed* Get involved

 How to Navigate the Top 7 Challenges Project Managers Faced in 2022 | KEV Talks #12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:17:25

Whether you're new to Project Management or a seasoned Senior PM leading program-level efforts, there are 7 challenges you will inevitably face. In this episode, I talk through these and provide a path for new or seasoned Program or Project Managers to not only navigate through or around these obstacles but to also excel in the process.The 7 Challenges:* Choosing a methodology to implement* Selecting a Program/Project Management System (PMS) to use* Communicating and leading hybrid program or project teams* Aligning PM skillsets to the right work* Working within and planning toward budget constraints* Synchronizing internal and external partners as one team* Dealing with internal staff turnover to keep the work movingThank you for listening to 7 Challenges Facing Program and Project Managers in 2022 (And How to Navigate Them).Do these challenges match what you've seen in the Program and Project Management world? Leave a comment on the post at* Have a plan* Stay informed* Get involved

 Life is Full of Rewrites | Foundations Friday 75 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:05

I'm going back through old blog posts from ( and realizing how much better I am now at writing posts and recording podcast episodes than I was 1, 2, or 3 years ago. I also thought today how life is full of rewrites.* We can rewrite the path we choose professionally* We can rewrite our daily physical fitness routine* We can rewrite how we take care of our mind* We can rewrite how we approach faith and spiritualityIt's never too late to make a change.* Have a plan* Stay informed* Get involvedGodspeed.

 How to Improve Your Mental Health by Following the Principles from the Documentary "Stutz" | KEV Talks #11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:39

This episode is part film review of Stutz and a sharing of tools and techniques Jonah Hill and Phil Stutz provide the viewer in the documentary film of the same name.* Watch the movie at* Take a deep dive from the film makers at a plan | Stay informed | Get involved |

 Agreements Are Not Enough in Public Safety - Action is Needed | Foundations Friday 74 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:06:09

Sharing a synopsis of my LinkedIn and website posts that highlight how when jurisdictions make proclamations to do better after something bad happens that it's too late. Two key failures typically occur before a disaster happens at a special event.* Poor leadership* Lack of good All-Hazard Incident Management applicationListen to this episode and go to to read more. Here ( is the story that got me fired up this Friday from Police1.* Have a collaborative plan* Stay informed with facts* Get involved to make a differenceKevin

 How to Transfer Your Experience from the Boardroom to the Classroom with Leader and Author Stephen Skripak | KEV Talks #10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:19

Are you working in the corporate world but wondering what it would be like to teach students at a major university? In this episode I have a great conversation with Leader, Author and my neighbor, Stephen Skripak. Stephen and I discuss his pre-corporate life, his rise to the C-suite in the corporate world, transitioning to academia and his decision to retire while still at the top of his game.* Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn at

 No-one Owes you - You Owe You | Foundations Friday 73 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:48

"Noone owes you anything. You owe you." - Eric Thomas on the Order of Man podcast with Ryan Michler.I listened to the Order of Man podcast episode from September 13, 2022 while I was blowing leaves in my yard during the Thanksgiving 2022 holiday week. The message is so very direct and just what I needed. I was reminded, because deep down I knew, that noon owes me anything. Nor do I need to try and be like anyone else.Listen to the full episode at* Have a plan so you know what to do* Stay informed with facts not fear* Get involved so you can make a differenceGodspeed,Kevin

 Perspectives on Thankfulness from Nancy J. Carmody's Poem "I Am Thankful For" | KEV Talks #9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:02:08

Sharing a wonderful poem on thankfulness by Nancy J. Carmody.* Read more at

 How to Learn Humility by Washing Someone's Feet | | Foundations Friday 72 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:04:26

A Friday thought stream about:* It's ok not to be original* Re-package knowledge to help others* "Wash other's feet" by humbling yourselfHave a plan | Stay informed | Get involved

 How Public Safety Personnel Can Battle Substance Abuse with Henry "Hank" Smith | KEV Talks #8 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:49

In this episode my good friend Henry “Hank” Smith and I catch up a bit, share his background in the U.S. Military and Public Safety, then get into the well known but often overlooked issued - substance abuse in Public Safety.Key timestamps:* 0:00 Reunited…and it feels so good* 01:48 Hank’s story begins* 12:26 First cardiac arrest call* 19:50 Hanks struggles with alcohol* 28:35 Where there’s smoke* 38:37 Putting the article together* 50:00 Looking inward* 01:05:00 Public Safety progress* 01:11:55 Know you’re not alone*To contact Hank and learn more about him or book time with him to share the Substance Abuse in Public Safety presentation contact him at or on Instagram @henry.smith.804**Read Hank's article a t (pgs. 11-2)

 Veteran's Day 2022: The Oath of Enlistment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:19

Sharing the Oath of Enlistment I and thousands of others have taken and some 2021 data about the current state of Veterans in the United States.Source: Changing Face of Veterans in America at and listen to more at


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