We know change happens. What about making change happen? Alex Budak tells Kevin change is complex and this is where we get stuck. A courageous leader has the mindset to make positive changes and acts. (Mindset + Leadership) x Action = IMPACT. We must give ourselves permission to believe in the change and be the change.

Key Points

  • Alex Budak shares his definition of a changemaker. 
  • He shares the changemaker journey: changemaker mindset, changemaker leadership, and changemaker action. 
  • He talks about confidence without attitude – both and thinking.

Meet Alex

  • Name: Alex Budak
  • His Story: Alex Budak is the author of Becoming a Changemaker: An Actionable, Inclusive Guide to Leading Positive Change at Any Level. He is a social entrepreneur and faculty member at Berkeley Haas. He teaches, speaks, and writes to help people make a positive impact in their lives, career, communities, and society. At UC Berkeley, Alex created and teaches the transformative course, “Becoming a Changemaker,” and is a Lecturer and Faculty Director for Berkeley Executive Education programs.
  • Worth Mentioning: As a social entrepreneur, Alex co‐founded, ran Sweden’s most prominent social innovation incubator, Reach for Change, and helped scale globally. He has given talks on leadership, entrepreneurship, and changemaking around the world, from Cambodia to Ukraine to the Arctic Circle, and at the White House, UN Agencies, and leading companies.
A changemaker leads positive change from wherever they are. Said by Alex Budak on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry

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