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David Barwin: Thinking Big

In this episode of the Uncommonwealth podcast, host Phillip Ramsey welcomes the multifaceted David Barwin for a deep-dive into his unique journey and the roles that shape his life. As a guiding figure in the world of business education and an active facilitator for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, David sheds light on the intricate dance of teaching, coaching, and fatherhood.

David walks us through his transition from athletics to coaching, and eventually to academia, where he found a profound joy in helping others realize their potential. His experiences growing up with an entrepreneurial father offered formative lessons that he now passes forward, both as a business professor and through the Goldman Sachs program. Furthermore, David opens up about his approach to parenting, teaching, and the delicate balancing act required.

  • David’s unique approach to education, blending coaching methodologies with business teachings.
  • Insights into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, its mission, and impact on communities.
  • The importance of fostering growth-mindedness and ambition among entrepreneurs in the Midwest.
  • Personal anecdotes about parenting and instilling values of self-made success, reminiscent of the lessons from his father.
  • Reflective insights on how to support and inspire students and business owners towards achieving their full potential.

Key Takeaways:

  • David Barwin illustrates the rewarding experience of transitioning from an athlete to a coach and then to a business educator.
  • He emphasizes the value of entrepreneurship education and its ability to empower students and local communities.
  • David is a key facilitator for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, advocating the program’s benefits for small business growth.
  • He shares a conscious approach to parenting, highlighting the importance of intentionality and supportive encouragement.
  • The episode explores the idea of striving for success that aligns with one’s passions and the positive ripple effect