Who Is Lukas Barda?
Agile coach, IT guy and lecturer.
I help people with addiction on technology, be more offline, more calm and more productive in our online world. And also not to go crazy from the pressure on performance.
I also live agility and value leadership, bringing IT and non-IT worlds closer (I explain the basics of IT and communication with the IT world to non-IT folks, IT guys I explain how to communicate), and I teach to manage projects using classical methods. Everything is based on what I gathered as a project manager, IT architect and agile coach.
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Why am I doing this? Because it makes me alive! We can meet at Naučmese, through TopVision or in your company. I work in Czech as well as in English. Currently I cooperate for example with Česká spořitelna, ČVUT and Accenture. All events are tailored to make sense to me and the participants. We are different so we have different expectations and needs. There is not an universal solution!
I believe in:
Positive and active attitude, belief in my own ability. I believe that when I want something, I can do it. But of course, the gain is not automatic. My success is my own responsibility. And only sky is the limit and only I set limits for myself.
The world is a great place! You just need to look around and want to see it.
Karma (I’m not saying it to myself, but I do not think of any better name). I do not know if they are behind the energy, the universe or the martians, but there is some balance in the world. Do what you expect from your life first. I cannot expect positivity and only good things happening to me when I behave like an asshole.
Now and here’s what’s the moment. How many people are constantly looking at smartphones? Sure, I’ll look at it too, but I’m trying to concentrate on the place, the people I’m with. You do not believe? Try to call me or ask my closest to their experience with my immediate availability. :) I do not have Facebook on my phone, I have a permanently off ringing and I’m happy.
Minimalism aka Less is better. What to add. I’d rather have a head full of experiences than an apartment full of things.
Getting out of the comfort zone and traveling is what gives me the necessary outlook and insight into life. Getting into the Vltava river in October was a very unusual experience. The traveling is full of experiences itself.
Food, movement and regeneration is the foundation! Do you eat in fast food and you almost dont move? Then it does not wonder that the body does not work the way it is. Do you sleep well? Not really? This means that you do not let your brain rest sufficiently and regenerate.
Returning energy and supporting others. In the sense: If I expect good, I should do it first. I have such a theory. Within thirty years, I’ve taken most of my life from others. Advice, energy, opinions, from parents, friends, colleagues. Now I’m trying to turn around and give more back.
I also enjoy the support of Non-Profits Good Angel (www.dobryandel.cz), Lunch for Children (http://www.obedyprodeti.cz/) and Post Bellum (www.postbellum.cz/), Movember and various other collections after natural disasters. And by the way, something can be sent to Motol hospital as well (http://www.fnmotol.cz/-nas/darci/). I did not know before. A few hundreds will definitely not kill me, and it can help somewhere else.
My other great topics are freedom at work and in life as well and digital nomadism. I appreciate my bosses, who have never tied me up and left me independent. I’m not stupid enough to exploit the trust and so I can combine life, fun and work, or go for a month to work remotely from Bali (to surf and work). Or to infiltrate freelancers without knowing that I am a mouse from a corporation. :)
People who have influenced me? Well, everybody I have met before! :) Some more, some less, some positive, some less. But I have really enjoyed these interactions.
My passion is personal development. Learning Courses (www.naucmese.cz/ in Czech or global www.skillshare.com) are just great, as well as Creative mornings (creativemornings.com/cities/prg). These are many more resources – through articles on Forbes, to various videos and articles. This relates to the passion in psychology – mainly in positive intelligence, motivation, interaction between people and mindfulness.
Shares and passive income are also things I love. I decided that when I was 45, I would have a passive income such that I would not be dependent on work. Look at this webpage in around 15 years how successfully I fulfill this goal!
As mentioned in the introduction, I work in IT. Specifically, from 2010 to 2017 at Accenture, at Česká Spořitelna bank since 2017.
My roles are well described in my LinkedIn profile.
I have such an alternative role when I’m not an IT guy. These are courses on technology addiction, its impact on real life, how to deal with it, topics around motivation, efficiency, and interaction between people. Do you want to know more? Everything is here! In my offline world.
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