Leading with Culture: Part One – Featuring Angela Jerabek & Coach P.J. Fleck

BARR kicked off a three-part video series last week called “Leading with Culture” that will highlight inspired and unscripted conversations with leaders who share first-hand experiences and insights. In this first conversation, BARR’s Founder & Executive Director Angela Jerabek sat down with Minnesota Gophers Football Coach P.J. Fleck for a high-energy and candid conversation about life and work.

Jerabek connected with Fleck as the head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team about going from losing to winning records through his Row the Boat, never-give-up approach. Both leaders believe – in fact, they know – that for young people to succeed and athletes to win, they have to create strong, positive belief structures surrounding them. 

“Whatever it’s been, it’s always been ‘I can’t’ and the people in my life that always said ‘I could’ were my teachers,” Fleck said.

This uplifting conversation was inspirational as they shared how they each, through their own journeys, created a culture of impactful change for the young people and communities they serve. 

“We have incredible young people who need to be told they can,” said Jerabek.

The next part of the series will be a conversation between Jerabek and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s CEO Dr. Joseph Lee in the coming weeks! More information can be found on BARR’s website!

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