In today’s episode, Michael Barron joins the podcast to discuss his experiences growing up, significant struggles as a father, and how he is helping himself and his kids find the balance between being self-reliant and responsible, versus knowing when to ask for help.
Don’t have time for the full interview? Here’s is a short clip from the discussion!
- Why are men uncomfortable asking for help
- The nuance between raising self-reliant kids and team players
- What it means to hold space for a parallel path
- What is “Yes, and” listening
- Balance is an easy thing to talk about, and difficult to put into practice
- What currency do your kids value?
- Moving from disciplining the behavior to discovering the cause of the behavior
- “As a parent, letting kids know that you don’t have all the answers is an important realization for kids to have.” – Michael Barron
- “Balance is an easy thing to talk about, but a hard thing to put in practice.” – Michael Barron
ABOUT THE GUEST
Michael Barron is currently a Partner at Vineland Ventures. He has more than 20 years of experience as a professional investor and business owner. During that time, he has worked closely with some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs, executives and families. Prior to joining Vineland Ventures, Michael was a Senior Director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and a Portfolio Manager & Director at ICC Capital Management
As member of the Quantitative Strategies Group, he managed single and multi-strategy equity portfolios. Previously, Michael was the CEO, Portfolio Manager and Principal at Knott Capital. As CEO he was responsible for management of the firm’s investment, marketing and business operations.
He was also a member of the firm’s investment committee, which managed domestic equity strategies in separate accounts, mutual funds and limited partnerships totaling more than $1B in AUM.
Michael has also served as Director of Real Estate Securities at INVESCO, overseeing the management of client assets worldwide. He has been a regularly featured guest on BNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC’s Squawk Box and Closing Bell, in addition to being a sought out source by well-known industry publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, Investment Business Daily and Barron’s.
He is a graduate of The Hill School and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University. Michael has also completed executive study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate.
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