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KEV Talks Podcast

Summary: The KEV Talks Podcast Host Kevin Pannell, PMP, and his industry-leading guests share best practice planning processes and life lessons to help Program, Project, and Public Safety teams excel.

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 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 a Public Safety Leader Beat Addiction with CAPT Henry "Hank" Smith | KEV Talks #8 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:49

In How a Public Safety Leader Beat Addiction with CAPT Henry "Hank" Smith | KEV Talks #8, 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

 How to Keep Project Managers Engaged by Following Johann Hari's Principles from his Book Lost Connections | KEV Talks #7 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:31:50

This year I read Johann Hari's book Lost Connections. I provides invaluable insight into environmental and clinical causes of depression. As I've done in the past, I found value for myself but also for the Program and Project Management professions. So, I parallel Hari's disconnections to Programs and Projects and provide my $.02 on how I believe we can stay connected or reconnect with meaningful work.

 32 Positive Trends to Ponder | Foundations Friday 68 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:49

Sharing 32 positive changes we should celebrate from Hans Rosling's book 'Factfulness: 10 Reasons We're Wrong About the World ('

 How Public Health, Healthcare and the U.S. as a Whole Can Improve our Outbreak Response | KEV Talks #6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:23:46

Re-visiting my article from April 2020 and sharing how I believe Public Health, Healthcare and the United States as a whole should move forward in a post-COVID Emergency Preparedness world. Prompted by the controversy from Emily Oster's 'LET’S DECLARE A PANDEMIC AMNESTY (' article in the Atlantic from October 2022.

 Implementing the Power of "I will" and "I will not" statements | | Foundations Friday 71 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:02:45

For 'Words Matter (The Power of "I will" and "I will not" statements)' I recorded in my garage gym this morning. On today's episode I'm sharing a mindset that I’ve worked to adopt recently from listening to ‘s ‘Unfu*k Yourself’- I will…(insert forward looking /positive actions)- I will not…(insert what actions and behaviors you will not accept)It really is up to each of us to determine what kind of life we have while we’re in this world. We can either move towards things, not accept things or stay stagnant. Stagnant things get rotten and devolve over time. So, let’s not stay stagnant. Let’s move forward and freshen mines bodies and spirits.- Have a plan So you and your team know what to do- Stay informed With facts not fear- Get involved To make life better for you and those around youKevin Kevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host of ‘KEV Talks’ and ‘You-Jitsu’ podcasts - Garage Gym Athlete at channel

 How You Can Use the DARE Response to Conquer Your Fears | KEV Talks #5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:20:33

Anxiety sucks. Heart palpitations, weak legs, upset stomach and on and on. But, anxiety also presents an opportunity for us to unfu*k ourselves. To not let anxiety win. To change our mindset. To live.In Face Anxiety: Using the DARE Response to Conquer Your Fears I share 5 tips, tools and techniques that my wife, me and many others have used to face our fears head on. It's not easy by any means, but it can be done.The 5 Tips, tools and techniques:* The DARE Response* Creating your own scene* Consider doing things afraid* Take small steps...but step* Change your self-statementsI will...I will not...I hope you, a friend or other loved one finds this episode helpful. If you do, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, subscribe and share.* Read more about the DARE Response (* Read or listen to Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John BishopHave a plan, stay informed and get involved,KevinKevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host KEV Talks and You-Jitsu Podcasts* Twitter & Instagram: @pannellkg* Website:

 From Tactics to Strategy - Stepping Up from Project to Program Manager | Foundations Friday 70 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:55

In From Tactics to Strategy: Stepping Up as a Program Manager I share advice I gave someone in the r/Project Management ( to a Project Manager moving up to doing Program Manager level work."Sooo, you're now going to do more strategic work and your focus should be at the 30k ft. level, not the 100ft level. Make sense?My $.02 for free:* Do you have PMs for each project?If so, ask them to help shore up the information you need* If not, KISSGather what I call the "Foundational 5" of Leader/Sponsor's intent, objectives, team organization structure, resources and communications plans for each project* To track at a program level you need a list (MS Teams, Excel, Jira, etc.)* Suggested list headingsProject NamePhase (Discovery, Design, QA/Testing, Deployment, Complete or Cancelled)Estimated % complete (0, 25, 50, 75 or 100)Primary workstream/swimlane/categoryOwnerStatus (Not Started, In Progress, On Hold, Complete)Priority (High, Medium, Low)Due/Go Live Date"Have a plan, stay informed and get involved,KevinKevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host KEV Talks Podcast

 Poems from a Young U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman | KEV Talks #4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:09:28

A bit of a program change this week on Podcast Poetry: Reading Poems I wrote as a Young Hospital Corpsman as I share three poems I wrote in September of 1996. At the time I was a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Bethesda Naval Hospital and aboard the USNS Comfort. I found poetry to be a release from the sickness and pain I saw on a weekly basis.The Poems:* Give a Hoot* Hooyah!* Circle of LifeThank you all for listening, subscribing and sharing with a friend.Have a plan, stay informed and get involved,KevinKevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host of the "KEV Talks" and "You-Jitsu" Podcasts and the "Pannell 5 Fitness Club" YouTube Channel - Part of the KPannell Productions, LLC Network* Twitter & Instagram: @pannellkg* KEV Talks Facebook:* KEV Talks YouTube:

 Sometimes We Need a Lower Gear | Foundations Friday 69 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:34

Being stuck in high gear at work and in our personal time can lead us down the road to burn out. On this Shifting Gears in Life: Sometimes we Need a Lower Gear I provide my two cents on the value of downshifting to a lower gear sometimes.

 Exploring the Power of Religion, Spirituality and Faith | KEV Talks #3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:27:41

For episode 3.Gotta Have Faith I dig into the differences between faith, religion and spirituality and we’ll review 4 ways the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says faith can help our mental health.In this episode:* What is religion?* What is spirituality?* What is faith?* How are the three intertwined?* Mental Health benefits of faith (of any kind)Prayer as mindfulness or meditationFaith based or other interest groups foster a feeling of togethernessFaith, addiction and other groups provide a sense of common understandingA focus on helping others helps usResources:* ( * (  * (  * (  *,centered%20and%20keep%20inner%20peace (,centered%20and%20keep%20inner%20peace).  Have a plan, stay informed and get involved,KevinKevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host ‘KEV Talks’ Podcast

 For Coaches and Parents in Youth Sports | Foundations Friday 68 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:07:13

I've been a parent for almost 16 years and spent ~10 of those on the sidelines or on the field as a Coach for Youth Soccer, Flag and Tackle Football and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) kid's class. These are my tips for Parents and for Coaches to help build up the kids participating.Parents:* Let kids be coached* Kids carry their own equipment* If you want to help, sign up* Yelling at kids, coaches and referees doesn't helpCoaches:* Set the example* "What you allow in your presence you promote"* Building kids up is primary. Wins are secondary.Have a plan, stay informed and get involved,KevinKevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host ‘KEV Talks’ Podcast | Subscribe ( |  Instagram ( | Twitter ( | LinkedIn (* Want to be on KEV Talks? Fill out the request here (* Give feedback on the show and the website here (

 How to Optimize Your Sleep | KEV Talks #2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:22:30

Sleep is critical for the mind, body and some say spirit to heal and maintain function. In this episode I'll help the listener understand the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and share what worked for me when I had a bout of insomnia.Key Components Discussed:* CBT-I vs. Medication* How much sleep do we need?* Multi-Component elements of CBT-ICognitiveBehavioralPsychoeducational* Key CBT-I ElementsStimulus ControlSleep Restriction & CompressionRelaxation TrainingReferences:***


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