Check It Out! Season 1

Episode 12: The art of breaking glass with Jack Archibald

Chapter 1: Jack Archibald and breaking glass The Pacific Northwest has a growing number of famous glass makers, but Jack Archibald doesn’t count himself as among that group. “I call myself a glass breaker. It has taken me years to accept the mantle of

Episode 11: Awakening the strength of community with Kathy Coffey

Chapter 1: Kathy Coffey and community leadership Kathy Coffey, Executive Director of Leadership Snohomish County (LSC), has more than a little experience in supporting communities and fostering leadership growth. Besides leading LSC, Kathy serves as a me

Episode 10: Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory and 33 years of Sno-Isle Libraries

Chapter 1: Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory retires at the end of November 2018 after 33 years of service and the past 16 years leading the organization. Jonalyn discusses her early years in Deming, Wash., as

Episode 9: Kenn Dickinson and teaching the transition game to executives

Chapter 1: Kenn Dickinson and the transition game Kenn Dickinson is a former NCAA and European professional basketball player. Kenn is the president of Fast Break Executive Business Coaching, a Mukilteo-based firm that coaches managers and executives to

Episode 8: Evolving through adversity with Seconde Nimenya

Chapter 1 Award-winning author, diversity trainer and naturalized U.S. citizen Seconde Nimenya joins hosts Cindy Tingley and Ken Harvey for a wide-ranging discussion about her 2016 TEDx talk, journey from her birthplace in Burundi, Africa to the Pacific

Episode 7: How strong roots grow into local leaders

It seems like Marti Anamosa and Terry Lippincott grew up together, it just happened to be in separate parts of the country. Marti is a native of Albuquerque, N.M. and now a Whidbey Island resident, while Terry is from Everett and now resides in Snohomish

Episode 6: Finding fulfillment (and coffee) through social enterprise

Jeff Ericson started working at age 12 and found retirement-level success by the time he was 30. What the avowed entrepreneur says that he hadn’t discovered, despite his theological education, was fulfillment. In his habitual jump-first, look-second app

Episode 5: From roots to rockets with Rob Branigin

Librarian Rob Branigin’s interests range from family roots to outer space. Branigin, along with co-hosts Ken Harvey and Cindy Tingley, delves into genealogy, Star Trek and more. The Indiana native discusses his own discovery of the library’s rich reso

Episode 4: Strategically planning the library district

As Deputy Director of Sno-Isle Libraries, does she get to wear a badge shaped like a star? Kendra Trachta shares the answer to that question and what it’s like to oversee the people and operations at 23 community libraries spread across two counties. Th

Episode 3: Achieving breakthrough growth with Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard knows a thing or two about business success. He does it. He teaches it. He wrote a book about it. He gives talks on it, including one at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries. But it took near-death health issue for Ballard to realize – and then inco