Husband and Wife Duo, Mike and Lisa Goatley, join us for a #GroundskeeperChat to talk about work/life balance in the sports turf industry. The pair share insight and tips for creating healthy habits in the workplace and on the homefront.

Here's what you'll hear in this week's Groundskeeper Chat:

  • Being present 
  • The importance of assessing your values as an employee and partner 
  • How to set boundaries and expectations as an employee early on in your career 
  • The Goatley's "What we've learned, sometimes the hard way" 
  • Conducting "family business meetings" 
  • Lastly, the importance of creating a trusting and communicative relationship with your employer/employee

A little bit more about our guest:

Lisa Goatley is licensed professional counselor and sees patients struggling with mental health, martial conflict and trauma. Mike Goatley has been a professor and extension turfgrass specialist with Virginia Tech University for over 20 years, with 15 previous years at Mississippi State University. For decades, the couple have been navigating careers and raising children together and are here to tell us what they've learned along the way. 

You can also listen to the conversation on: