Jarrod Shappell

Consulting with Navalent. Creating family with @tarynjoy. Dreaming dreams in San Francisco. Grateful for all of it.


Limbic Leadership

Why you need to fall in love with your co-workers

I’m a consultant, not a ceramist. But I knew in my gut I had to start a mug company. Well it…


Am I a“Good Enough Parent”? And Shouldn’t I Be Better Than That?

Something doesn’t feel right. I roll over. She’s gone. My wife is not in bed. I look toward the bedside crib. One of the babies is gone too…


Am I Good Enough?

Something doesn’t feel right. I roll over. She’s gone. My wife is not in bed. I look toward the bedside crib. One…


I’m Not Available Right Now

On busyness, twins, and personal transformation


Why We Should Busy Ourselves Being Available

When was the last time someone called…


A Self-Investment Strategy

How a Brogrammer made me a better Dad


I try to avoid eye contact when I pass them on the street. I judge them because of their economic status, their clothes, and their behavior. They are tech bros.

Five years ago when my wife and I moved to San Francisco we were more likely to meet someone who worshipped the lightning…


Limbic Leadership

Why you need to fall in love with your co-workers

I’m a consultant, not a ceramist. But I knew in my gut I had to start a mug company. Well it…


A Liturgy for All

Religious or not, what we can all learn from the smells and bells of the Episcopal Church


Tweeting for Trayvon

Or why our charity changes nothing


I believe that we are all to be committed to the work of creating a just world. I’m afraid that I settle for a…


Why I Love to Hate Gurus

Gardening101: how and where we are planted matters


There they are as common as golf shirts. Like a colorful pocket square on a tweed…