October 26, 2022 – Human Firecrackers Jessica Mead and the Annoying Chris DeSantis


October 26, 2022 – Human Firecrackers Jessica Mead and the Annoying Chris DeSantis

Jessica Mead – Angel Investor, Mompreneur, Homeschool Guru and Author of Firework Humans: Spark A Growth Mindset. Ignite 9 Entrepreneurial Instincts. Fuel Courage, Curiosity, Confidence, & Conviction

You have the potential. Anywhere you are lacking, you can
turn that into a strength, instead of a weakness.

Jessica Mead

Growing up homeless, the oldest of six siblings, Jessica always considered her next meal with a question mark. In and out of housing almost her entire childhood, she finally moved into a house as a freshman and was able to stay in it until graduation. Raised by a mother who struggled with personal issues, Jessica helped care for her six siblings while working towards a college degree. Her life has been one of self-reliance and, in every way, non-traditional. After meeting her future husband Matt, Jessica inspired him to pursue his musical passion and become the lead singer in a touring band that she assisted, while running the AV and sound engineering. Shortly, she added a baby to their life-on-the-road; multi-tasking motherhood and stage management for nightly shows. The successful band toured all across the country until Jessica asked, “Is this the limit of our potential?”

Chris DeSantis – Author, Speaker, Consultant, and Podcast Host and Author of Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work

I am all in favor of the young! I think they get bad representation
And the press and that exacerbates what we think about them. It
skews the actuality of who they are and overlays it with the
perception of who they might be.

Chris DeSantis

Chris DeSantis is an independent organizational behavior practitioner, speaker, podcaster, and author with over thirty-five years of experience working primarily with clients in professional services firms both  domestically and internationally. Over the past fifteen years, he has been invited to speak on generational issues in the workplace at hundreds of the leading U.S. law and      accounting firms, as well as many of the major insurance and pharma compa­nies. He has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in busi­ness from the University of Denver, and a master’s degree in organizational development from Loyola University. He lives in a quiet corner of the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

SFS Minute 34: Learning to Deal with the Snowflakes

Chris de Santis just released a book called, ”Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work.” In it, he explains how to keep Millennial employees happy.