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CUaware begins podcast to connect, inform and inspire

Posted By Jeff Hardin, Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Avid podcast listeners themselves, Paul Narcisse and Phil Kadzielawski (Coastal CU) have decided to join the ranks of content creators by starting a podcast that is all about something they love - CUaware! The duo recorded a soft-launch primer to CUaware (shared above) and plan to use it to enhance CUaware's learn. share. grow. mantra. 

Paul Narcisse (left) and Phil Kadzielawski created the podcast in order to
connect, inform and inspire credit union staff about the value of credit unions
and CUaware. 

Kadzielaswki and Narcisse intend for The CUaware Podcast to provide an open platform for professional development content in an audio format. "When Paul approached me with his idea of doing the podcast, I became really excited and put some time into researching how we could make it happen," shared Kadzielawski. "It's been a true partnership," Narcisse said of working with Kadzielawski. 

Over the past few months, the dynamic duo have met to talk about the CUaware podcast model, its overall format, the strategy for launching the podcast, and topics both would like to tackle. "We invite folks in CUaware to contribute content," shared Narcisse. "Phil and I will be creating episodes on a regular basis but there are so many people in CUaware with great career journeys and experiences. We'd be thrilled to have some of them record episodes."

Narcisse, the current CUaware Protégé, was inspired to start the podcast at the Co-op Think Conference in May. "David Rogers did a great presentation about digital transformation and how to create meaningful experiences. That really got me started thinking about how much CUaware has meant to me, and the possibility of starting a podcast."

Narcisse got a further nudge toward the project when he won a $200 gift card at the conference. "I used it to buy the recording equipment we're using," Narcisse said.  

"Paul and I ultimately want to get more people involved in the credit union movement," Kadzielawski shared. "CUaware has been a great platform for our professional growth and it has provided us with invaluable exposure to the movement. We want the podcast to show the value that CUaware offers and do our part to add to that value." 

If you have feedback about topics, or would like to give a shot at creating an episode, you can contact Phil Kadzielawski or Paul Narcisse directly. "We'd love to hear from folks," Narcisse said. Episodes of the podcast will be available on The CUaware Podcast page on the CCUL web site. 

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