I’m a father, husband and entrepreneur. I have a huge passion for helping people build great businesses, existential interest in sustainability and more than 25 years of experience in environmental policy, marketing and business development.
At the lowest level, I have to provide for my family and put food on the table.
At a higher level, I want to help make the world a place where everybody is free to pursue their own dreams and passions; a world where the only thing people need to worry about is fulfilling their own potential and contributing to making the world an ever-better place.
At the highest level, I worry about the survival of the humankind.
Not long ago, I realized something surprising:
Without a doubt…
My biggest contribution to this world are my 3 children.Miroslav Chodak
Not only do they outnumber me 3 to 1. They also have their full lives ahead of them, while I have only half, at best.
So, combined, my kids have 6 x more potential to contribute to this world than I will ever have.
All I have to do is enable them to.
For me, that means two things:
- Give them a childhood that allows them to grow up with as few limiting beliefs as possible.
- Do everything I possibly can to help create the kind of world where my children can live their lives to the fullest.
This website is about that second thing:
Creating a world that is kind to our children.
A world where everyone is free to pursue their own dreams and passions.
A world where the only thing people need to worry about is fulfilling their own potential and making the world an ever-better place.
What do I bring to the table?
I’m a systems thinker and I’m good at seeing connections other people don’t see.
I’m also good at predicting change and identifying solutions that work.
Additionally, I have a lifetime of experience with big systems changes…
I was born in the communist Czechoslovakia.
At 20 years of age, I took part in the revolution that overthrew the communist government.
I lived through the transition of my country from a communist dictatorship to a market-based economy and democracy.
I was 24, when my country split into 2 entities.
I witnessed first-hand the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, the unification of Germany and the accession of 13 new countries to the European Union.
During my career I worked in all of those countries, including the post-war Balkans (it was pretty eye-opening).
I speak 5 languages.
I have 2 Master’s degrees:
- M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences
- M.Sc. in Environmental Management
The first 10 years of my career, I spent working for an international organization advising European and Central Asian governments on environmental policy, while managing a team of Project Managers, carrying out complex multi-disciplinary international projects with a combined value in millions of USD.
I spent another 20 years working in marketing and business development.
I built and ran my own business, started 4 more for my clients and advised hundreds of businesses around the world on all aspects of digital marketing, business strategy and business development
I want to use this unique combination of business and environment expertise to help create a better, more sustainable world for our children.
The way I want to do this is by:
- Educating people on sustainability, the consequences of our actions and how each of us individually is responsible for the future of humanity.
- Discovering and discussing solutions that will put us firmly on a path towards sustainability and a prosperous future for all.
I want to help people make better decisions and live more responsibly.Miroslav Chodak