The Recovering CPA
How did John Garrett go from conducting audits at a Big Four firm to taking the stage as a stand-up comedian? In this episode of Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck, host Hugh Duffy talks with John about his nontraditional career path and how he brings his passion for humor and breaking down professional stereotypes to Corporate America. Listen for tips on how to combat stage fright, how perfectionism can lead to failure and why being yourself is crucial in building relationships with your clients. Join us!
Guest Bio: John Garret
John Garrett is a nationally recognized corporate comedian and emcee who draws on his condition as a recovering Big Four CPA to deliver messages that hit home with corporate audiences. This professional member of the National Speakers Association is on a mission to strengthen teams. John’s clean, customized performances and observations of everyday Corporate America help teams break down barriers, foster unity, and strengthen bonds. With over 1,900 performances, he consistently gets rave reviews from conference planners and firm leaders alike for his lasting impact on morale and firm culture. Recognizing how consumed people are in their jobs, the hilarity of everyday Corporate America and how humor transforms the morale and camaraderie of those around him, John left his cubicle to perform at corporate events across the country. Since then, John has performed for leading companies ranging from “Big Four” accounting firms to banks to technology companies to professional associations seeking an outside-of-the-box way to engage their audiences.