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August 30, 2021 44 min

This week, you get to peek into the world of aerospace pioneer and exemplary leader, Tim Ellis, co-founder and CEO of Relativity Space. As one of my long-time clients, Tim has gained valuable insight into the world of Conscious Leadership, which he has learned how to put into action as his company has grown from a seed to a full-blown revolutionary venture. 

In this episode, he shares his unique experiences as a co-founder of a company that is not only growing exponentially but is also challenging the way that we as humans view the future of space exploration. Since co-founding Relativity, Tim has helped change the future of space exploration by expanding the possibilities of manufacturing. Under his leadership, Relativity has skyrocketed, and as with all fast-growing companies, there have been a few growing pains along the way. 

Relativity Space is the first autonomous rocket factory and launch services leader for satellite constellations which is disrupting 60 years of global aerospace manufacturing. Relativity is developing the first and only aerospace platform to integrate machine learning, software, and robotics with metal 3D printing technology to build and launch rockets and other aerospace products in days instead of years, with the long-term goal of building the future of humanity in space. 

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00:00 Intro

01:22 Meet Tim Ellis, co-founder and CEO of Relativity Space

04:00 Learn about Tim’s mission and vision with Relativity Space and his growth journey

06:59 Caneel and Tim discuss adapting to company changes with a fast-growing startup

10:00 Tim shares about challenging times in the company’s growth and how to grow into your leadership

15:15 Tim tells the story of how he camped in a tent at work for weeks to motivate his team and himself

21:25 Tim discusses imposter syndrome and learning about his Zone of Genius

25:25 Tim talks about how working with Caneel as a coach was a big part of their strategy and success

31:30 Tim and Caneel share how coaching benefits co-founder relationships 

33:00 How unstructured time keeps Tim sane and sustainable in times of extreme growth

36:20 Tim talks about the Fact vs. Story framework and how it helped his leadership

39:05 Why space exploration matters to Tim and how he wants to help pioneer multi planetary living

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