Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 51 - How to Thrive as Life AND Business Partners with Angela Wheeler

Episode 51 - How to Thrive as Life AND Business Partners with Angela Wheeler

Charlie Gilkey and Angela Wheeler have been together for over 18 years and discuss on today's podcast what's it like working with each other. Angela shares her struggles on leaving her academia career, catching up with Charlie's four year learning curve in the business, and surviving a near-death experience. Charlie and Angela talk on the importance of understanding each other's cycles and rhythms and to have boundaries in the relationship where it's not all work and no play.

Key Takeaways:

[1:50] Angela talks a little bit about her background. 

[4:30] Working with your partner is great, but there can also be bumps in the road.

[7:40] Charlie and Angela have been in business together since 2010.

[8:40] What kind of challenges did Angela face when she joined Charlie's business?

[15:50] Charlie and Angela have been together for 18 years and have had a lot of time to grow together.

[20:00] The difference in income can be awkward with your partner.

[25:50] Working around your partner's natural rhythm can be challenging.

[30:45] Three years after the car crash, the couple can finally talk about what happened.

[31:30] Charlie talks about Angela's near-death experience.

[37:10] After Angela's accident, Charlie had to plan for Angela not to be a part of the business and setup the business up accordingly.

[43:10] Admitting your weaknesses can be hard, but once you do, you can build a stronger business.

[47:40] So what is it like working with your life partner?

[51:00] You can share something meaningful together.

[52:40] Be transparent with your partner and have an open communication with them at all times.

Mentioned In This Episode:

The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman

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.