The Daily Grind Podcast

Welcome to the Daily Grind! Your weekly goal-driven podcast featuring host Kelly Johnson. Established August 2019 in Chicago, IL.

Q: Tell us more about the Daily Grind.

A: The Daily Grind is a weekly goal-driven podcast hosted by Midwest native Kelly Johnson, motivating YOU on your ‘daily grind.’ Every episode she sits down with a startup founder, business owner, sports professional, industry expert, or social media influencer giving you everyday tips and key takeaways to reaching your goals. Make every day count and as always, keep up the grind! 

Q: How did the Daily Grind become created?

A: Kelly realized her story was unique and inspiring. With her outgoing personality and through interviews with colleagues, industry experts, and working professionals across all industries, Kelly thought it would be interesting to share their ‘daily grind’ and what they do and how they achieve their goals by being efficient, productive and best practices in everyday life.

Podcast Episodes

Releasing a new podcast episode every week!

S4 Episode 2: Sri Chellappa | Founder | Engagedly | High Performance Teams The Daily Grind

“Amateurs talk strategy, professionals talk logistics” on the Daily Grind, your weekly goal-driven podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Sri Chellappa! Chellappa is the President and Founder of Engagedly, an INC 500 Company. Its people strategy management software redefines performance management, employee engagement, and development to enable organizations to build highly engaged, high performance teams. S4 Episode 1: 05/24/2022 Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Sri Chellappa Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @dailygrindpod https://www.instagram.com/dailygrindpod/ Twitter: @dailygrindpod https://www.twitter.com/dailygrindpod Podcast Website: https://direct.me/dailygrindpod Follow Our Special Guest: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jestodc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/srikantchellappa/ Engagedly Website: https://engagedly.com/ Engagedly Twitter: @engagedlyinc https://twitter.com/engagedlyInc Engagedly Instagram: @engagedlyinc https://www.instagram.com/engagedlyinc/ — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dailygrindpod/support
  1. S4 Episode 2: Sri Chellappa | Founder | Engagedly | High Performance Teams
  2. S4 Episode 1: Alex Hunt | New Zealand Tennis Player + Coach | National Tennis Month
  3. S3 Episode 50: Hannah Palmer | Educator + Nonprofit Founder | Sunflower Project
  4. S3 Episode 49: Kate Norum | Podcast Host | The Rookie Contract
  5. S3 Episode 48: John Estafanous | Founder | Rally Bright

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Our Podcast Team

Kelly Johnson
🎙 Podcast Host
📍From Milwaukee, WI
📚 University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Kansas
🗣 The term “podcast” is a mashup of iPod and broadcast — it was coined by a journalist in 2004.
Jill Caltagirone
🎙 Social Media Marketing
📍From Little Falls, NJ
📚 William Paterson University
🗣 The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland!

Aidan Donaldson
🎙 Business Strategy
📍From Toronto, Canada
📚 Durham College
🗣 Polar bears have black skin. And actually, their fur isn’t white—it’s see-through, so it appears white as it reflects light.

Brittany Alerding
🎙 Graphic Design
📍From South Bend, IN
📚 IUPUI
🗣 It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate.
Hunter Ganz
🎙 Sports Marketing
📍From Syosset, NY
📚 Ohio State University
🗣 There are only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games played (MLB, NBA, NHL or NFL). It is the day before and the day after the MLB All-Star Game.

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