The ability to find clarity and purpose often arises from dark moments in our lives. For Jim Van Eerden, being kicked out of a successful company he co-founded with his family spurred a renewed outlook on life. The executive leader pivoted; abandoning the proverbial “hamster wheel” and focused on initiatives that result in a flourishing humanity.
With an emphasis on harnessing the power of diversity, a healthier planet and population, and the need for businesses to heed customers’ real needs, he founded the Arbor Day Foundation and co-founded 5th Element.
In this podcast, Jim disperses nuggets on creating life-giving partnerships, appreciating the value of people and what they bring to organizations, and the role of balance even whilst on a successful trajectory. The husband and father of 11, business and social entrepreneur, film producer, and speaker also shares insights on the importance of the “Omni-model” to businesses and talks about “From Great to Good”, an upcoming co-authored book with John Stahl-Wert.