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





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.

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