The Art Of Meaningful Work
The Art Of Meaningful Work
Ernest Barbaric
The Art Of Meaningful Work is a bi-weekly podcast for Impact-Driven Entrepreneurs, Founders, Investors, and CEOs. We explore the unique challenges innovative leaders face, how to deal with setbacks, how to build resilient teams and attract top talent, how to manage your mindset, as well as how to rest and recover. 

 To connect or learn more about our executive coaching work, visit: Website: https://ernestbarbaric.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernestbarbaric/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ebarbaric/
69. Quitting Google To Fight Climate Change With Eugene Kirpichov, Founder of Work On Climate
Eugene Kirpichov is the founder and CEO of Work On Climate - action oriented community for people serious about climate work. The organization attracts over 10,000 active users, from software engineers and data scientists to founders and investors. You can learn more about the organization here: https://workonclimate.org/   Eugene quit his job at Google as a Machine Learning Software Engineer in order to fully dedicate his time to this organization. His aim is to make climate work mainstream, and in this episode, you will hear:    How Eugene is approaching building a fast-growing organization as a first-time CEO. How Work On Climate uses operating principles to run effective meetings, and coordinate a large group of volunteers working remotely. When to quit work for the day, so that you can retain high effectiveness in your leadership and decision making.    You will also hear us talk about what inspired Eugene to leave Google, how he goes about attracting people to his cause, as well as how he rests and recovers from high-intensity work.   Enjoy!   —   Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with impact-driven CEOs, Founders, and Investors. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
Aug 12, 2022
57 min
68. Using Business To Solve Climate Change With Active Impact Founder Mike Winterfield
Mike Winterfield is the founder and managing partner of Active Impact Investments - a venture capital investment firm focused on early-stage climate tech startups. You can find them here: https://www.activeimpactinvestments.com/   In this episode, you will learn:   The 5 criteria Mike and his team at Impact investments use to select who they are going to invest in. Mike’s journey from a recruiter to sales executive to a founder of a venture capital fund. How to use business and specifically venture capital as a way to scale positive impact.   You will also hear us talk about the greater questions — what is enough? What inspired him to take up this career despite the comfort and financial rewards of staying in an executive position.   We also talk about what he’s teaching his kids about preparing for the future.   Enjoy!   — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with impact-driven CEOs, Founders, and Investors.   The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change.   Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
Jun 12, 2022
1 hr
67. How To Make Better Decisions Using Scientific Thinking With Kelly Peters
Kelly Peters is the founding/former CEO of BEworks  - a behavioural economics think tank she co-founded with Dan Ariely. You can find her at: https://www.kellypeters.com/ If you ever wondered how to use objective, scientific thinking to make better decisions, you'll love this conversation.   In this episode, you will learn: How to make better decisions with scientific thinking. How to rethink failure. How to predict the future and deal with uncertainty. How to create an innovative culture in your organization.   As always, there is much more to explore in the show. I hope you enjoy it.   — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with impact-driven CEOs, Founders, and Investors. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
May 15, 2022
55 min
66. Building a $100 Million Impact Venture Fund with Gillian Muessig
Some know her as SEO mom, others as a venture capital leader, executive advisor, CEO coach, board member - or a force of nature. Gillian Muessig is all of those things and more. She is now building a $100 Million venture fund to invest in gender-diversified founder teams, and start a revolution in venture capital. In this episode, you will learn: While age is a factor, it doesn't stop innovative and driven leaders from making an impact. Obstacles women have to overcome as founders and startup leaders. How to approach making a systemic change to venture capital. How to create a lasting legacy in business, and what it took to get there. As always, there is much more to explore in the show. I hope you enjoy it.   — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with impact-driven CEOs, Founders, and Investors. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
Apr 5, 2022
58 min
65. Inside The Mindset Of An Innovative Leader With Steve Whittington
Long-time executive leader, community leader, and entrepreneur - as well as bouncer, initial attack firefigther and someone who climbed Mt. Everest... Steve Whittington is a force of change.   In this episode, you will learn: What is the mindset of an innovative leader. How to enrol employees, boards, and stakeholders in your vision. How to handle setbacks and overcome hesitation. Doing business the third way - thinking about business beyond profits. As always, there is much more to explore in the show. I hope you enjoy it.   — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with impact-driven CEOs, Founders, and Investors. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
Mar 5, 2022
1 hr 3 min
64. Masterclass on Leading Organizational Change with Dr. Kara Mitchelmore
Dr. Kara Mitchelmore is called in when big changes have to happen and have to happen quickly. She is a three-time CEO with an extraordinary track record and holds a doctorate in change management. You will learn: How to successfully lead change initiatives. How to enrol your board. How to communicate clearly and authentically. How to create a culture that embraces experimentation and celebrates "failure". As always, there is much more to explore in the show. I hope you enjoy it.   — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with impact-driven CEOs, Founders, and Investors. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
Feb 25, 2022
1 hr 1 min
63. How To Embrace Uncertainty and Reframe Risk As An Innovative Leader
The world is in a constant state of change and uncertainty. How you choose to look at that reality makes all the difference in your leadership. Jacob Malthouse is a VP of Commercialization at Foresight (Cleantech accelerator in Canada), and the founder of the .eco domain.  In this show, we discuss: How to accept and embrace chaos and uncertainty. How to achieve a 100% success rate by reframing risk and failure. How to win against much larger and better-funded competitors. As always, there is much more to explore in the show. I hope you enjoy it.   — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with innovative leaders. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
Feb 4, 2022
1 hr 1 min
62. How To Lead And Thrive In An Era Of Constant Disruption With Jim Hemerling
Jim Hemerling is a managing director at Boston Consulting Group and recently published Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution. In this show, we discuss: How to adapt to an environment of constant change and disruption. How to lead in ambiguity, tension, and paradox. What kind of qualities are top performers looking for in their leaders. As always, there is much more to explore in the show. I hope you enjoy it.   — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I work with innovative leaders. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail to set up an introduction.
Oct 14, 2021
50 min
61. How To Build a Culture Of Innovation And Reinvent a City With Dr Terry Rock
In this Innovative Leaders conversation with Terry Rock - the CEO of Platform Calgary - you will learn: How to create guiding principles for your organization. How to enrol people in change How to create a culture of ownership and agency How to stay grounded as an innovative leader I loved this conversation and took away a few pages of notes. I think you'll really enjoy it as well.  — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I focus on supporting innovative leaders. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail.
Aug 19, 2021
1 hr 1 min
60. How To Build Innovative High-Performing Teams With Lindsey Fair
In this Innovative Leaders conversation with Lindsey Fair - the AVP of SAIT - you will learn: How to approach change leadership How to build trust with a new team How and why to create positive stress in your team How to build a manifesto for your organization The downside of innovative leadership It’s one of my favourite interviews so far, and I hope you’ll find it valuable as well. — Hello, I’m Ernest. I'm an executive coach, and I focus on supporting innovative leaders. The work we do helps leaders confidently navigate uncertainty, clearly communicate their vision, lead with authenticity, and catalyze change. We use executive coaching and strategy facilitation to look at the impact you want to make and remove obstacles that are standing in your way.  Sounds interesting? Connect with me on LinkedIn, or get in touch via e-mail.
Jul 23, 2021
1 hr 15 min
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