Episode #147: The Mindful Entrepreneur with Joel Gerschman and Howard Finger

October 3, 2018

We bring you not one, but two guests, in this week’s episode of Future Squared.

First, Joel Gerschman. Joel is a leading coach, author and educator in the field of business growth, management and leadership.

Drawing on more than 15 years of battle-tested experience running multiple fast-growing technology start-ups and learning under some of the world’s leading business gurus, including Michael Gerber, author of The E-myth Revisited, Joel has helped thousands of business leaders to achieve more stability, more financial freedom and more time… for life.

Joel also brings a unique perspective to managing the people-side of business growth. With his background as a commercial Lawyer and years of experience as Mediator and university lecturer in negotiation, conflict resolution and influential communication, Joel is an expert in the psychology of influencing human behaviour.

Joel is the founder and CEO of a leading business coaching company called The Change Coach, as well as a co-creator of The Mindful Entrepreneur’s Growth System - a proven, step-by-step system designed to grow your revenue, your free time & your sense of fulfilment (mindfulentrepreneur.co).

Joel lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and four children.

Howard Finger is the CEO of VinciWorks. Founded in 2004, VinciWorks is the world's leading provider of online compliance and risk management solutions for the legal and financial markets.The company is on a mission to create a safer, fairer and more honest world by facilitating competitive businesses to collaboratively develop better, non-competitive solutions. The Mindful Entrepreneur chronicles the story of how Howard, the entrepreneur, Joel, the business coach, and Aryeh, the rabbi, worked together to not only turn around Vinci Works but turn around Howard’s life in the process.

Please enjoy a conversation with the two of the main characters and co-authors of The Mindful Entrepreneur, Joel Gerschman and Howard Finger.

Topics Covered:

  • The Mindful Entrepreneur and how the book came about
  • Why McDonalds sells average burgers better than anybody
  • Prioritising the important over the urgent
  • Working on the business, not in the business
  • Howard’s journey from being all-consumed by his business and an emotional wreck to turning around the business and the quality of his personal life
  • The importance of defining your core purpose
  • Why you should set measurable goals and create action plans
  • How it felt getting ousted as CEO of a company Howard helped build
  • Balance in entrepreneurship
  • How The Mindful Entrepreneur differs from other books
  • Why we should be more conscious of our emotions and intentional with our actions, not just in business, but in everyday life

Show Notes:

  1. The book and resources: MindfulEntrepreneur.co
  2. Howard’s business, VinciWorks: VinciWorks.com
  3. Joel’s business, The Change Coach: TheChangeCoach.co

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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

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