The Happy Engineer Podcast

WHERE WE HELP ENGINEERS  at all levels to achieve career success without suffering burnout. 




The Happy Engineer Podcast helps engineers at all levels to achieve career success without suffering burnout. Build your career, balance your life, and be happy!

Your host, Zach White, knows what it takes to be a successful engineer. Each week, the former engineering leader, now turned CEO and sought after Lifestyle Engineering Coach, will help you create an action plan to level up your career while designing a life you love.

Enjoy inspiring conversations with experts from all corners of industry and life, redefining work-life balance for a new world.  Stop living below your potential, engineer!  Learn how to overcome any career obstacle you face.  Get off the road to burnout.

Crush comfort, create courage, and LET’S DO THIS!



Zach White is a widely regarded Coach known worldwide for changing the game in engineering career coaching.  He has worked with engineers at all levels from dozens of top companies like Apple, Google, and General Motors to escape burnout and achieve breakthrough results.  Zach is the founder and CEO of OACO, a fast growing company with unique and proven coaching programs exclusively for engineers.  He also hosts The Happy Engineer Podcast, where listeners discover the steps to engineering success through expert interviews and Zach’s own transformational framework, the Lifestyle Engineering Blueprint.  

Zach understands the engineering journey first hand, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  With over a decade of experience and top performance in a $20B organization, he is now a sought after Coach by engineering leaders around the world.  

As a growing entrepreneur, Zach is also a Partner at PermaVentures, a private equity investment group and startup studio based in Southwest Michigan.

Zach White - Happy Engineer Podcast host



012: Lasting Happiness with Dr. Elia Gourgouris

012: Lasting Happiness with Dr. Elia Gourgouris

Is it true that happiness is a choice? How were you branded as a baby, and how has that affected you? What is the difference between work/life balance and work/life integration?

In this episode, you are going to the doctor. The Happiness Doctor! Dr. Elia Gourgouris has been helping thousands of leaders to achieve deep and lasting fulfillment for the past 25 years. Dr. Elia is a coach, speaker, and author of the #1 Best Seller, “7 Paths to Lasting Happiness.”

He is about to challenge your beliefs about what it takes to be happy. Are you ready?

Discover three traits of the happiest people on earth. Dig deeper into gratitude and the power of this practice. Become an enlightened leader who changes the culture at work where we desperately need it. Learn how to have a HOT convo… honest, open, and transparent conversations. And we are just warming up.

So press play and let’s chat… your happiness depends on it!

011: Martial Arts and Engineering with Hansel Ramathal

011: Martial Arts and Engineering with Hansel Ramathal

What does the world of Judo have to offer the world of engineering? How can you increase your effectiveness in every meeting, in just 30 seconds? Is courage the same around the world?

In this episode, an experienced engineer and skilled martial artist will bring you the beautiful overlap of two worlds. Hansel Ramathal has his black belt… and I’m not talking about six sigma. As a competitor and student of Judo, he has built a powerful mindset on the mat.

Discover how this mindset will change your work life and results immediately.

Hansel was recently on assignment in Japan with his wife and family. We discuss the culture of engineering, and the culture of courage across time zones. Have you ever felt like your brain was sweating because the pressure was so high? If you are on a global team, you don’t want to miss this.

So press play and let’s chat… or else your opponent will pin you to the mat!

010: Choose Passion with Seyka Mejeur

010: Choose Passion with Seyka Mejeur

You know that thing you need to do, but just don’t want to? Have you ever considered the possibility of choosing passion, rather than finding it? How do you know if your mentor is helping you grow or holding you back?

In this episode, we cover everything from the scariest moments to the simplest tactics with multi-passionate entrepreneur and engineering talent acquisition superstar, Seyka Mejeur. She owns and operates a NewSpace headhunting firm, AdAstra, with her husband Brian.

Seyka loves to love life. And it shows.

Tune in to this conversation and catch the energy for yourself. More importantly, learn how to take action in your own life to experience more zest and zeal for each and every moment.

From indoor cycling instructor, 21 country vegan voyage world tour, 15 year yogi, home chef, published author of academic literature, to industry leader for engineering talent… you don’t want to miss this fun with Seyka.

So press play and let’s chat… now is the time to look at your life and choose passion!

009: Peak Performance with Coach Kon

009: Peak Performance with Coach Kon

Are you a top performer at work? What does it really take to be an “Olympic-level” engineer? You know how to learn, but do you know the critical skill of unlearning?

In this episode, put on your mental gym shorts with Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, lovingly known by leaders around the world as Coach Kon. He is a successful CEO, author, and award-winning coach for corporate professionals… AND athletes in Olympic Development Programs.

Coach Kon knows exactly what it takes for peak performance, in and out of the cubicle.

Discover the role of raw talent in your career growth. Expose the leadership paradox, and how to navigate the new challenges we face during this fourth industrial revolution. And finally get clarity on why improving your skills as an engineer often leads to success at work, but problems at home.

So press play and let’s chat… now is the time to get out of your comfort zone, and into your performance zone!

008: Unshackled Life with Gly Gabriel

008: Unshackled Life with Gly Gabriel

Do you know what it’s like to be successful, but unhappy? Have you ever felt like someone or something else is in the driver’s seat of your life? Where does courage really come from?

In this episode, unshackle your life from the patterns that prevent authentic happiness. Learn