Genius Leadership: Overcoming Everything Podcast
Taking a Break vs Breaking Down

Taking a Break vs Breaking Down

July 27, 2022

In this new solo episode of the podcast, I share with you some changes and plans I have not only for the podcast itself but for the company and me personally. You will hear about a huge step I’m taking in August and also about even more changes to come in autumn.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • how I spent my vacations for the last 2 years and what changes this time
  • what I’m taking this break for
  • my social media presence during August
  • what awaits you in September after the break from me and my team

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

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Diary from the Camino, part 2

Diary from the Camino, part 2

July 20, 2022

This new episode is the second part of my story about Portugal and the Camino path. You’ll hear some stories about me feeling unsafe at one point in my journey and how it turned out. I will also share some thoughts about being a mother, my marriage, and the balance I have in it with my husband.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • how little does a woman need to feel unsafe
  • what makes you a bad mother?
  • how sometimes metrics can replace your real goals and become a problem
  • the balance of my relationship with my husband
  • announcement of the theMindshifter camp: Camino edition

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Podcast with daily updates from the frontlines of the Ukrainian resistance: https://fightingforukraine.podbean.com/ 

Mindshifting Camp: Camino Edition - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1rsMuyn5dkr3bTQ58CPbydfsy4_ttN9v_aCULdOd7MruHOA/viewform 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

Diary from the Camino, part 1

Diary from the Camino, part 1

July 13, 2022

In the new episode of the podcast, I’m doing a small break from the Voices of Ukraine series and going solo again. This time, you’ll hear about my Portugal trip and specifically Camino de Santiago route I’ve taken. 

In this episode you will learn about:

  • my thoughts about the journey before I went there
  • how everything could go differently (as often it does in life with making plans and not being able to perform them)
  • preparing for the Camino
  • my reflections about going to Portugal while there is still russia-led war in my country
  • the feeling of green around me
  • why it's okay to follow someone else's path
  • the importance of paying attention to your words

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Podcast with daily updates from the frontlines of the Ukrainian resistance: https://fightingforukraine.podbean.com/ 

Mindshifting Camp: Camino Edition - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1rsMuyn5dkr3bTQ58CPbydfsy4_ttN9v_aCULdOd7MruHOA/viewform 

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Entrepreneurs Are Like Cockroaches =) - with Aleksandr Solovei

Entrepreneurs Are Like Cockroaches =) - with Aleksandr Solovei

July 6, 2022

In the new episode, I talk to Aleksandr Solovei, co-founder of Finmap.online, Ukrainian cash flow management service for modern business. He describes what his company is about, and when you should think of using such tools in your business. Aleksandr doesn’t have any financial background or education and he describes how this influenced the idea of creating Finmap.online as a convenient tool for small or medium business owners. We also discuss the full-scale war in Ukraine and Aleksandr shares his story about the last 3 months and how it impacted him and the business.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • what Finmap.online was created for, how it helps businesses, and what prospects it has in Europe
  • correlation between your business’s success and impact
  • trying to understand people more - one of Alexandr’s leadership approaches
  • the split of one’s life into “before” and “after” an explosion
  • small business owners being like a cockroach (in a good sense :)
  • feminism and humanity

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Finmap.online - https://finmap.online/ 

Aleksandr Solovei’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksandr-solovei-32a56a180/ 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

The Myth of a Hero CEO - with Andreas Flodström

The Myth of a Hero CEO - with Andreas Flodström

June 29, 2022

In the new episode, my guest is a friend Andreas Flodström, the co-founder and CEO of Beetroot - a Swedish-Ukrainian tech company that helps clients solve their software and staffing needs. Andreas shares the story of founding Beetroot, his thoughts about choosing Ukraine to start the business, and how important it is to have a decentralized and self-managed culture in the company.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • the basic idea behind founding Beetroot
  • how the company was dealing with everything in the first weeks and months of the full-scale invasion
  • what is Beetroot Academy and what impact does it have on the Ukrainian tech industry
  • thought: as a CEO it's easier to be vulnerable than not to be
  • why you should rethink the usual donations people do during the war and turn to military aid instead

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Beetroot - https://beetroot.co/ 

Beetroot Academy - https://beetrootacademy.com/ 

Aid for Ukraine: Beetroot Tech Relief - https://beetroot.co/aid-for-ukraine/ 

Andreas Flodström’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-flodstrom/ 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

Don’t Give Us Donations - Give Us Work - with Liubov Mochalova

Don’t Give Us Donations - Give Us Work - with Liubov Mochalova

June 22, 2022

In this new episode, I have potentially a very disruptive conversation on unpopular topics with the CEO of the European Association of Software Engineering - Liubov Mochalova. She talks about how Ukrainians are a digitized nation who continue working from the basements accompanied by the sounds of the air raid sirens since the 24th of February. We touch on the topic of self-leadership and how understanding and accepting your own responsibility can transform your views towards the war in Ukraine and its allies.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • we didn’t need this war to understand what an incredible country Ukraine is
  • how you can choose to believe that nobody owes anything to anyone
  • how was it for Liubov to return back to her native city
  • the work of EASE before and after the 24th of February
  • The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine: who they are and what they are doing
  • the era of personal brands

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

European Association of Software Engineering - https://it-ease.com/en/ 

Liubov Mochalova’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/liubov-mochalova-253a20153/ 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

Building Teams of Leaders, Launching Businesses in Crisis, and Cryptocurrencies at War - with Vladyslav Savchenko

Building Teams of Leaders, Launching Businesses in Crisis, and Cryptocurrencies at War - with Vladyslav Savchenko

June 15, 2022

In this episode, I talk to one of the serial entrepreneurs in Ukraine - Vladyslav Savchenko, a CEO and owner at Powercode, and founder of the European Association of Software Engineering. He shares stories about the work of the food delivery service he launched during COVID, the role of humor, and about the cryptocurrency community in Ukraine and abroad, and how this sector was very helpful during the war.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • launching a startup during the crisis
  • Ukraine as a home of successful startups and world-famous businesses
  • how Vladyslav’s team was showing great leadership when the full-scale invasion started
  • IT market trends from Vladyslav Savchenko

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Powercode - https://powercode.ua/

European Association of Software Engineering - https://it-ease.com/en/ 

Vladyslav Savchenko’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladyslav-savchenko/ 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

Philosopher in FinTech - with Hlib Kozak

Philosopher in FinTech - with Hlib Kozak

June 8, 2022

In this episode, my guest is a Ukrainian FinTech entrepreneur Hlib Kozak - CEO and co-founder at Fondexx. He shares how his company was ready for the full-scale invasion and wasn’t influenced by it, what he as a CEO learned from the wartime, what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in Ukraine, and what challenges it brings. Hlib also talks about the duality of enjoying life while living in wartime. 

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Fondexx and FinTech industry in Ukraine
  • war protocol of the company
  • main lesson Hlib learned from the war
  • the impact of the Ukrainian language on creativity and entrepreneurship
  • finding your own frontline

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Fondexx - https://fondexx.pro/ 

Hlib Kozak’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hlibkozak/ 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

Tough Conversations and Charged Topics - with Anna Listunova

Tough Conversations and Charged Topics - with Anna Listunova

June 1, 2022

This is the second part of our talk with one of the members of my team - Anna Listunova. If the episode before was more about personal things and experiences, this one is more about the role of modern technologies, social media, the change in her perception of russians, and the different opinions we both have about that. Even though it was difficult for us, we both agree on how important it is to speak about these topics in a respectful way. It’s crucial to have these conversations to understand each other’s choices and actions better, and to feel more sympathy for each other.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • how technology made it easier to find those who commit war crimes
  • turning points in Anna’s perception of russians
  • my own view about it
  • the support Ireland provides to Ukrainians who are fleeing war
  • the fear of showing your life on social media during the war

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Anna’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-listunova/ 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

Being on the Edge of Changing Your Life - with Anna Listunova

Being on the Edge of Changing Your Life - with Anna Listunova

May 25, 2022

In this episode, I talk with one of my team members, Anna Listunova, about her perspective on war, work, and other related topics. Anna is an editor, content manager, and copywriter who’s been working in my team for half a year now. She shares her story about having big plans right before the full-scale invasion, where she was on the 24th of February, and why it was important for her to continue working during the first weeks of March. This is the first of two parts of our discussion. 

In this episode you will learn about:

  • how Anna was preparing to change her life during the last couple of years
  • what she and others in Ukraine were going through weeks and months before the full-scale war started
  • perspective on work and how it changed
  • strong Ukrainian community on Twitter
  • the decision about leaving the country and feeling shame about it

P.S. Anna told me after the recording how one of the important things she forgot to mention was that the war hasn’t started on the 24th of February 2022, and that’s what everyone should remember, Russia started the war in Ukraine in 2014. 

Stay safe and #standwithukraine,

Anna

Anna’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-listunova/ 

Support Ukraine through one or many of these causes and actions: https://linktr.ee/help_ukraine_global

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