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The Irrational Kindness Podcast
13 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Kevin & Princess - Plank In Your Eye
Join in as Kevin & Princess discuss the challenge of giving others the grace we can often give ourselves. They go through some tips & tricks that we can arm ourselves with to give others a break when they do not live up to the standards we set for them. Also, hear the story of Kevin's trip with Bob Goff to San Quentin Prison in California and the incredible adventure that ensues!
34 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Becky Keife - Small Kindness, Big Impact
Episode 25 Listen in as we have a conversation with our friend, Becky Keife, author of The Simple Difference: How Every Small Kindness Makes a Big Impact and Dayspring’s (in)courage Community Manager. Her new book highlights the profound impact that a simple, intentional act of kindness can have and in this episode we discuss that very idea; small kindness can make a big impact. After listening to this episode, you will feel empowered to harness the power of kindness and challenged to identify opportunities to spread kindness in your everyday life.
25 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Alicia Ivey - CEO of Goldberg Concessions
Episode 24 Did you know that 40% of businesses are operated by females? Listen in to hear Kevin and Princess speak with Goldberg Concessions CEO, Alicia Ivey, and her story about pursing entrepreneurship at a young age. Remember, as long as you have a goal, anything is possible! You can find this podcast episode on both Apple Podcast and Spotify! Comment below one of your goals!
24 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Mark & Mattis - Creating Community
Episode 23 Mark Tappan and his K9, Mattis have been a team for five years staring in several TV shows including America’s Top Dog, Entertainment tonight, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, and in studio hosts of LivePD. Mark is a former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and fifteen year veteran with the police department working for the city of Alpharetta. Mattis is the most highly decorated dog in the department’s history. Mark and Mattis’ goal is to bring the community together through their posts while showing them what the relationship looks like between a handler and its K9. Listen today to hear about their special bond.
15 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Alex Gomez - My Hero
Episode 22 Alex leads our Chick-fil-A Riverstone Parkway location as General Manager and manages more than three hundred team members through his leadership in food safety and food quality. He didn’t achieve success through a quick, bright, shooting-star-like rise to fame, but rather as a result of his slow-burning persistence. He continued taking steps toward get-ting better every day, furthering his education, and investing in his community by teaching English and talking to school groups about his story. Listen in today as we share more about Alex!
15 minutes | May 11, 2021
Kevin & Princess - Balanced v Intentional Life
Episode 21 Princess is BACK! Princess and her husband welcomed baby Kai into the world and Princess has returned ready to dive into the conversation. How do you maintain excellence with so much going on in life? Working with children, education with work, family with career... life is hard. Get insight into how Kevin and Princess live not a balanced, but an intentional life.
31 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Hannah Brencher - Fighting Forward
Episode 20 Kevin and Princess sit down with author, mental health advocate, and friend, Hannah Brencher. Hannah’s knowledge and expertise in her field have been a light in our Irrational Kindness journey. Today they talk about book releases, fight songs, and navigating life through COVID. Hannah’s new book, Fighting Forward, is available now HERE. You can also check out our new book, Irrational Kindness, at irrationalkindness.com.
8 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Kevin & Princess - It's A New Year
Episode 19 Kevin & Princess have a conversation today about New Year's Resolutions and the opportunity we each have to renew our minds in this new year. They get real and talk about failures and successes in resolutions and the freedom we all have to freestyle. Hear some tips on how Kevin tracks his progress and selects areas of his life to track. You will not want to miss this conversation filled with tips and truths about renewing your mind in 2021!
30 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
Bob Goff - Stop Living Scared
Episode 18 Are you ready for an episode that has us bursting with excitement to share?! Get ready to join our conversation with our friend Bob Goff. On top of being a New York Times bestselling author (times 3!) and a source of love and wisdom for all who come in contact with him, he has been one of the biggest cheerleaders on Kevin's journey of writing his new book, "Irrational Kindness", and also authored the foreword. Give yourself the gift of love, encouragement, and hope on today's episode. Join our adventure of making kindness a bestseller by pre-ordering today. It is loaded up with tips on renewing your mind and resetting your perspective for 2021. 100% of the proceeds of the book go to foster/adopt support right here in our community. Order here: www.irrationalkindness.com
24 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Anita Corsini - What is your identity in?
Episode 17 Anita Corsini and her husband Ken are the stars of the HGTV series Flip or Flop Atlanta. Anita leads her family and business with joy and a heap of fun. She is a wife, mother, businesswoman, television star, & active community member; however, none of those are where her identity is found. Anita has navigated the tragedy of having a child go through cancer and the victory of coming out on the other side. She credits her faith and knowing that she is first and foremost a child of God as her fuel in the highs and lows of life. How does she radiate hope and confidence in the midst of the chaos of life? Listen today for this secret formula of peace, adventure, & creativity.
20 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
W.A. Pressley - A Legacy of Kindness
Episode 16 We are so excited for you to join the conversation with our next guest Mr. W.A. Pressley. Born in 1925, this World War II Veteran, dedicated husband, and Georgia resident teach us that although Hickory Flat Farms have become grocery stores, and general stores became Chick-fil-A’s, the important things in life never change. Known for intentionally remembering any team member he encounters at our Chick-fil-A’s; Mr. Pressley demonstrates how valuing others more highly than yourself is a life principle that transcends time, culture, context, and war. So how do we celebrate progress while leaving a lasting legacy of kindness? Get ready to tune in to our conversation with Mr. Pressley, as he shows us how.
29 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Eric Stallings - Discovering a Greater Purpose
Episode 15 How do you operate a restaurant in 2020 that started in 1951; while balancing faith, family and caring for your community? Eric Stallings answers this question and more by demonstrating how discovering a greater purpose allows you to care for these matters, without losing sight of what matters most. This Morehouse College and Georgia Tech Alum, speaks from personal experience on how his diverse upbringing and faith enables him to continue to lead our company in navigating conversations around race, business and social climate. Get ready to be challenged and encouraged by our next guest, Eric Stallings.
24 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Scott Sisson - Celebrate the Victories, Large or Small!
Episode 14 What are your goals? Imagine if you could find joy in the journey and not just the end result. This week on the podcast, we talk with Scott Sisson about just that. Scott has gone from NFL star to renowned kicking coach, dedicated husband, and father (P.S. He is even in a bluegrass band with our very own host Kevin Williams!). He has established a lifestyle of helping people celebrate the small victories on the way to even bigger goals and ambitions. This wisdom has shaped his coaching and training programs where he helps athletes discover their goals and how they can work towards them with joy! He shows us that if we focus on constantly improving no matter how large or small, you can go farther than you dreamed. Thank you Coach Sisson for modeling joy no matter the outcome!
28 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Tasha Fox - Leading from the Heart
Episode 13 We had the privilege of interviewing Tasha Fox on the podcast today. She is a Chick-fil-A entrepreneur in Florissant, Missouri who was a contestant on the TV Show, Survivor. She left the high-rise life of corporate America to join Chick-fil-A in her own home town. She encourages us to know and trust God’s way instead of our own. The way she is leading through love and relationship allows her to champion her team to be incredible at their job both now and in the future. She encourages us to not only lead but to know the people around us by understanding their motivations. Tasha challenges us to see them how God sees them while motivating them to live out their full potential. She is a shining light, fearless, and inspiring. We hope this conversation blesses you as it did us.
33 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Jeremy Starnes - Ministry through Business
Episode 12 We had the chance to talk with one of our favorite West Coast Chick-fil-A operators, Jeremy Starnes on the podcast today. He began with Chick-fil-A in 2007, along with his wife Meredith, and their daughter Lakelyn as they traveled the country supporting Chick-fil-A’ Locations as an interim manager.They settled in a location in Orange County, California that had been open for a few years. Since then they have seen enormous growth in their restaurant, homeschooling their daughter in the back office, and becoming 4x award winners of the Chick-fil-A Symbol of Success Award. While all the success has been amazing, the driving force for Jeremy is the people, knowing that the business is a place to minister to both the guests and team members. Jeremy is proof that taking on a challenge and risking the unknown can prove to benefit not only yourself but countless people around you. We are so honored to know him and excited that you get to hear his incredible story today.
22 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Jim Williams - Kevin's Awesome Dad!
Episode 11 We had the honor of interviewing Kevin Williams' dad, Jim Williams, on the Irrational Kindness podcast. There are countless lessons that we could learn from this incredible man. In this episode, we get to hear his passion for faith, persistence, and hard work. He shares with us the reward that comes with giving 110% to the work you are doing and challenges us to take small steps with persistence toward your desired outcome. After growing up on the farm, he began his career at Kroger working several years before moving to Ford Motor Company, where excelled in a 30-year career as an engineer. His devotion to his family is a shining example of faithfulness. He has been married to his best friend, Barbara for nearly 60 years. He has lived an exemplary life and we are excited to share his life’s worth of encouragement with you today.
29 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Drew Burnett - Reaching for Your Limits
Episode 10 Bringing the Irrational Kindness podcast into the double digits with our friend Drew "the Risk-Taker" Burnett. He is the General Manager at our Hickory Flat location, where he leads an amazing team that has brought so much life to our community. In today's episode, we get a chance to hear some of our favorite stories and risks that Drew has taken. From life in Uganda, owning a local coffee shop, to attempting a record-breaking trip on the Appalachian Trail, Drew has built a life story of resiliency that we are so inspired by.
23 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Pastor Ferrun Johnson - We are Better Together
Episode 9 Ferrun Johnson is a an incredible leader and pastor at St Paul AME Church in Canton Georgia, Assistant Principal at a Chamblee Charter High School, and still finds time to be an amazing husband and father to his three daughters. In this episode, Pastor Johnson challenges and encourages us in his effort to bridge the gap in our current race relations. He says “ Who you were pre-COVID is not who you will be coming out”. Challenging us to shift perspective on cultural norms and allow God to shape us into who he has designed us to be. He is a loving encourager and we hope that as you listen you leave challenged and encouraged to look at life in a way that says we really are Better Together!
28 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Bill Grant - Designing a Community Where People Thrive
Episode 8 Our friend and Canton Mayor Bill Grant has transformed our city into a hub of innovation and new ideas. He spurs the people in Canton to dream big dreams using what is right in front of them. Join in as we let curiosity lead us in a conversation with Mayor Grant!
24 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Daniel Trotter - Being Bold and Courageous
Episode 7 Daniel Trotter is a Chick-fil-A Franchisee in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born and raised in Canton, Georgia, he began working with Kevin and the CFA Canton team at the age of 16. While he was attending Reinhardt University, his father passed away. This moment in time was a turning point for Daniel. He has taken huge risks in his life to see some risky dreams come true, yet he encourages us not to be defined by our accomplishments but by our character. Daniel is a man sure of his purpose in putting others first but has found a way to keep a healthy dose of a competition that encourages and spurs us on!
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