Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 12 - How to Build Strong Communities with Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

Episode 12 - How to Build Strong Communities with Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie is a writer, consultant, start up investor, and more. He has recently started an online magazine called, which was crowd funded in December 2014. Terry has had his own business since 2010 and was named top 100 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. He sits down with Charlie to share his story, why he does what he does, how he builds strong communities, and more. 

Key Takeaways:

1:30 – Charlie introduces his guest, Terry. 

6:00 – Why did Terry leave his 'stable' job for a three-person team? 

14:10 – Terry shares tips on how you can work on building better communities. 

19:10 – In Charlie's experience people are shy in connecting other people to a higher purpose. Why is that? Terry shares some insight into this. 

26:30 – Serve our customers and support each other is the business principle Terry lives by with his employees. 

29:10 – One of the things that make us unhappy are setbacks and feeling stalled in our lives. 

34:15 – Unanticipated Challenge? Terry doesn't know what to do with his book. 

39:10 – Life can be good and hard at the same time. 

42:00 – Don't forget to always push forward. 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Three Signs of a Miserable Job – Patrick Lencioni 

Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.