Finding Purpose: From Cannonballs to Second Mountains

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Speaker: Mike Barkley

Thursday, October 28, 2021
11:30 a.m. EST
The City Club
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114

Mike Barkley will share how he has learned and applied the teachings of St. Ignatius to navigate the peaks and valleys of life—including finding grace in the “cannonball moments” that can help change one’s perspective, reset priorities, and lead to a higher purpose.

Speaker Bio: Mike Barkley is the former CEO of KIND Snacks, current board director for Center for Higher Ambition Leadership (CHL) and former trustee of Center for FaithJustice (CFJ). Mike assumed leadership of KIND in 2018 from its founder Daniel Lubetzky, a dedicated social justice champion and frequent “Guest Shark” on Shark Tank. Mike led a dramatic organizational transformation and business revitalization at KIND prior to its transition to the Mars Family of Companies earlier this year. Mike’s time at KIND was the culmination of a 25+ year career in consumer products marketing and general management.  A Cleveland native, Mike graduated from St. Ignatius High School and went on to earn his BS in Commerce at the University of Virginia and his MBA at the University of North Carolina (where he met his wife of 27 years, Amy).  Mike and Amy have four grown kids (Sarah, Kevin, Caroline, Emily) and a 4-year-old fur baby, Charles Barkley.

The event will be both in person and virtual.  

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Since 2007, Loyola Club gathers friends and alumni of Jesuit institutions for food, fellowship, and inspiration. For more than 200 years, the network of Jesuit institutions has had a significant impact on the U.S. and Catholicism. As a result, Jesuit principles are interwoven into our lives and community. Loyola Club probes ways to apply Ignatian spirituality in our current lives and strengthen our community. The idea of service to others never grows old as we continue to learn, earn, and be “Men and Women for Others.”