Dan Flynn

Dan Flynn

October 25, 2020

We all know that death is an unfortunate part of life, but today’s guest, Dan Flynn, helps people make it a more beautiful process. Dan is a Funeral Director and Federal Responder in the St. Louis area, who is passionate about sharing new funeral dynamics that get people thinking outside the box and let them know they have options. These days, as you can imagine, Dan has been very busy with the recent Covid19 pandemic, but even during this time, he treats the funeral process a little differently than most. 


Things you will learn in this episode:

[00:01 – 04:17] Opening Segment

  • I welcome and introduce my guest, Dan Flynn

    • Funeral Director in St. Louis 
  • Dan talks a bit about his actions during covid
    • Part of mass death federal response team
    • Losing 1,200 people a day on top of the normal death rate
    • Losing people on top of the normal rate
  • Dan’s story with a small family firm
    • From 2 people a week to 30 a day

[04:18 – 11:36] The Effects of Covid on the Funeral Process 

  •  Dan walks us through the usual process and the strain on funeral homes

    • Federal Response includes refrigerated trailers 
    • Most funeral homes were overwhelmed without the resources to handle it
  • The delay for people mourning their dead
    • There are people still waiting 
    • Funeral homes unable to take in more people 
  • The cultural dynamics of certain funerals 
    • Media skewing the beauty of the process as mass graves 

[11:37 – 29:41] The Alternative Options; Breaking Tradition

  • How certain cultures approach cremation 
  • Dan talks about the other options of funeral arrangements 
    • The final disposition 
    • Human composting 
    • Green Burial 
      • Wrapped in a shroud and laid in the ground 
      • Going back to nature
    • Sea Burials
    • Open Pyre 
    • Water Cremation 
      • Dissolved by base 
    • Shooting ashes into space 
  • Other lesser-known alternatives 
    • Diamond out of ashes 
    • Turned into river rocks 

[29:43 – 36:04] Interesting Questions

  • Dan’s favorite/funny funeral movie insights 

    • How it looks in real life 
  • Dan talks about what survives heat
    • You need to know if someone has a device in them 
    • Straps on jeans 
    • Prosthetics 
  • Dan talks about his daughter
    • Shannon Valory - for Valor 

[36:05 – 43:03] Closing Segment

  • Dan talks about his beliefs around funerals

    • Inviting the family into the process 
  • Dan shares the story that changed the way he does the process
    • Getting closure through the process 
    • The breaking point 
  • Final Words 


Tweetable Quotes:

"People need to know that they have choices, and they have rights… It’s one thing to accept guidance from a funeral director, but you’re still the boss.” - Dan Flynn

If you are interested in anything Dan talked about today, visit https://simplyremembered.com/ to learn more.

To know more, you can connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, visit my website https://100thmm.com/ to learn more about getting your free social media marketing consultation! 

I want to know more about you! Email me at mich@100thmm.com 

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Jean Storlie

Jean Storlie

October 18, 2020

Welcome to the MichMash Podcast, I’m your host, Mich Hancock. Every business has a story, so how do you communicate it? In today’s episode, I will be speaking with Jean Storlie. Jean is the President of Storlietelling LLC, a service that designs and facilitates processes to help business teams tackle strategic planning, innovation, and other challenges by working together to crack the code of their problem and help professional audiences to create meaningful stories for business communications. Jean is also an author of several books and a facilitator of innovation. 

Let’s jump right into Jean’s story and learn just how it is that Jean is able to solve a business’s biggest challenges through the art of storytelling. 

Things you will learn in this episode:

[00:01 – 05:34] Opening Segment

  • I welcome and introduce my guest, Jean Storlie
    • President of Storlietelling 
  • Solving business problems by “storlietelling”
    • Crafting stories for businesses 
    • First -finding and evaluating problems first then work with the team
    • Collaborate and look for themes and stories within data
    • Find the what and the why 
    • Second - testing, developing, and prototyping 
    • Last - Implementing the solution

[05:35 – 12:42] Using Stories to Solve Problems

  • Jean talks about how and why she started Storlietelling
    • Registered dietitian masters in exercise science 
    • Transitioned into communication 
    • Hired by General Mills to identify areas of innovation 
    • Opportunity disguised as loss
    • Realized a passion for helping people solve problems 
  • Jean’s education process
    • Certified in Myer Briggs 
    • CPSI 
  • Learning lessons from the past 
  • The movement towards business storytelling 

[12:43 – 24:49] The Story Behind Storlie 

  • I talk about all the elements that go behind creating a simple commercial and how storytelling applies
  • How you can reach out to Jean
    • Links below
  • The story behind Storlie
    • Norwegian origins 
  • Stories about the magic of Norway 
  • Jean’s favorite plant - what and why
    • Asiatic Lillies 

[24:50 – 31:56] Closing Segment

  • Jean gives us a story gem
    • Wild story ideas 
    • Potential for stories 
    • Mining your life for ideas from experience 
  • Finding the stories that fit 
    • Strategic intent 
  • Jean talks about her book
    • See resources below
  • Final Words 


 Resources Mentioned: 

Tweetable Quotes:

"Whatever the team is trying to crack the code on, I can come and help them combine analytical rigor, along with stories to spark wild imagination and shed new light and insight on tackling those challenges.” - Jean Storlie

“Facts and data tell us the ‘what,’ Stories tell us the ‘so what.’” - Jean Storlie


You can connect with Jean on LinkedIn and Twitter. Visit her website https://storlietelling.com/ to learn more.  

To know more, you can connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, visit my website https://100thmm.com/ to learn more about getting your free social media marketing consultation! 

I want to know more about you! Email me at mich@100thmm.com 

This show is brought to you by https://storlietelling.com/; working with you to make innovative and creative solutions for your business using the unique stories you have to offer. 

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Michell Stockmann

Michell Stockmann

October 4, 2020

The super talented Michell Stockman, owner of Techknow Solutions and co-founder of Women Empowering Women, and I chat about Women Empowering Women, building relationships, STL community, women in business, both energies, her love of Disney, figure it out, transparency, favorite part of a meeting, proud of our successes, SOS, imposter syndrome, women in the corporate world, administrative people, the good change, where you can find Michell, dogs and hugs, Wonder Woman, Granimals, first BFF, and $17 cherries! 


TechKnow Solutions - https://techknowsolutions.com

Women Empowering Women! - https://wewnational.com

Mark Engel

Mark Engel

September 27, 2020

The super talented Mark Engel, owner and creator of oo'mämē, and I chat about oo'mämē, his modern take on oo'mämē, the total product experience, the 5th taste, complexity, organoleptic, leftovers, cook once - serve twice, creative uses for oo'mämē, one jar, popcorn, Taiwan, feeding people, restaurant in a jar, trying exotic things in your own home, entrepreneurs, alcohol, BEST NEW CONDIMENT!, his team, Asia, the most useful thing he owns, left and right brain, Airbnb, dessert oo'mämē, favorite thing to eat, and where you can find him! 




Vicki and Michelle

Vicki and Michelle

September 20, 2020

The super creative Vicki Friedman and Michelle Rigell, of Arts as Healing Foundation, and I chat about where they started, free art classes, Washington University, drawing for journals, art classes, art and patients, awareness, collaboratives, Chicago, sharing, meeting people through care, art classes, showing up, energy, creating community, love for art, black and white, local art love, ceramics, scavenger hunt, a bag of popcorn, zombies, hand-designed tiles, and where you can find them and sign up for classes! 







Cindy Lefton

Cindy Lefton

September 13, 2020

The talented Cindy Lefton, Ph.D., RN, CPXP, and I chat about, The DAISY Foundation, COVID-19, nurses, healthcare system, symptoms, Patrick, extraordinary nursing, motivation, empathy, favorite thing about Psychological Associates, Anheuser Busch, favorite part of the DAISY Foundation, doom scrolling, popsicles, Wisk, tattoos, self-care, traveling, and friends! 




Rob Cima

Rob Cima

September 6, 2020

The super awesome Rob Cima, creator of Sky Wars - a light and sound explosion, and I chat about firework choreography, firecrackers, family firearms guru, pyro universe, St. Louis Shoot, firework sales, competitions, custom fireworks, firework effects, budget, ATF guy, show types, The Path to Sky Wars, gasoline fireballs, upcoming firework show,  scars/burns, conventions, Montreal, Mom, MO Pyrotechnics Association, and where you can get tickets to his upcoming outdoor event! 


SKY WARS TICKETS - https://skywarsevent.com

Robyn Rosenberger

Robyn Rosenberger

August 30, 2020

The incredible Robin Rosenberger, founder of TinySuperheros - a social enterprise that seeks to empower extraordinary kids one cape at a time, and I chat about where she came up with the idea, simplicity, leaving her 9-5, sewing, Etsy, Brenna, gratitude, where she came up with the idea, Seattle, St. Louis, where TinySuperheros is now, capes, Today, headquarters, learning about other kids, listening, having kids, Puddles/Patches, Patches program, self-esteem, Ryker, energy, exposure, Fletcher, acknowledgment, first thought, her sweet tooth, Dr. Pepper, Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell, and where you can find her! 


Website - https://tinysuperheroes.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TinySuperheroes/

Thom Wall

Thom Wall

August 23, 2020

The super talented Thom Wall and I chat about juggling, Philly, public health, cruise ships, his publishing company, unemployment, his new book, sight-swap notations,  juggling math, Claude Shannon, St. Louis Juggling Club, college, recession, Boulder, touring circus sideshow, converted state prison bus, academics, languages, TEDx, favorite juggler, Cirque De Soleil, the invisible clown, company names, circus performers, Sam Washburn, craziest thing he's ever juggled, Guinness Book of World Records, cruise ship secrets, fly-on guest entertainer, Steve Martin, and where you can find him! 


Website - https://thomwall.com

Thom's TEDx talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/thom_wall_can_you_name_a_famous_juggler

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thomwalljuggler/

Kesha Kent

Kesha Kent

August 2, 2020

The amazing Kesha Kent, National Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, and I talked about networking as a superpower, volunteering, ONE community, WE, the complicity of humanity, sharing, empathy and compassion, the real need of diversity, authenticity, the willingness of listening, the action of inclusion, being ready and open, research, race relations, the impact of personal experience, traveling foreign cities, interaction on Youtube, smartsheet, fate and business, further yourself, open-mindedness, Interwork, knowing your strength, and where you can find her!


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrskeshspeaks/

Website: mrskeshspeaks.com

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