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…


FAILING TO THRIVE

What a tiny baby taught a growing man


His eyes were sunken. His stomach shrinking. His ankles thinner than his wrists. A month ago my second son…


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…


I’m Not Available Right Now

On busyness, twins, and personal transformation


Why We Should Busy Ourselves Being Available


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…