69 episodes

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/

The Art Of Meaningful Work Ernest Barbaric

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 53 Ratings

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/

    Quitting Google To Fight Climate Change With Eugene Kirpichov, Founder of Work On Climate

    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.

    • 57 min
    Using Business To Solve Climate Change With Active Impact Founder Mike Winterfield

    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.

    • 1 hr
    How To Make Better Decisions Using Scientific Thinking With Kelly Peters

    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.

    • 55 min
    Building a $100 Million Impact Venture Fund with Gillian Muessig

    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.

    • 58 min
    Inside The Mindset Of An Innovative Leader With Steve Whittington

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Masterclass on Leading Organizational Change with Dr. Kara Mitchelmore

    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

SelfCareGuy ,

Insightful discussions

Ernest has a great mix of insightful conversations with leaders - real, honest and useful discussions about leadership and life. Highly recommend a listen!

Scott@Groundswell ,

Each episode is a meaningful journey

Great storytelling and authentic in depth discussions - this podcast is like a north star helping guide my personal journey with fresh perspectives and timeless wisdom.

TonyMcGrath ,

To Hell and Back

Ernest did an incredible job guiding me through a discussion of some incredible highs and lows in my life.
He is a warm and authentic man with an inspiring approach to life and business .
I could not have asked for better guide for my first ever podcast.

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