All right fellas. We’ve got another great episode lined up for you today. We’ve got Jason Bronstad taking over the FRD mic to chat with Brian Smith.
Brian is the CCO at DRINK COOL CAT and is an industry veteran with over 20 years of consumer goods experience who has left his mark at some of America’s most iconic brands such as Pabst, Coors, Frito Lay, and Nabisco.
He’s led his teams by creating a thriving culture with the lessons he learned from his Dad and has absolutely crushed it professionally and at home with his family. Marriage, parenting, leadership… they covered all of it today. Enjoy!
A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
- Be a leader, not a boss
- Two golden rules of parenting
- Never go to bed angry at your kids
- The “How to” manual for a loving marriage
- Time for a health check-up.
- Build an army of do-gooders
- NAVY Seals make great friends
- Leaders without skin in the game? Nope!
Quotes:“All I wanted to be is a leader and a father. That’s it. And they’re very, very similar.” - Brian Smith Click To Tweet “Connecting with interesting people and good people that bring the best out of you is something everyone should focus on.” - Brian Smith Click To Tweet
- Drink Cool Cat.com
- Connect with Brian Smith on LinkedIn
- How Yoga Changed My Life
- Beat The Streets Chicago
- In Relentless Pursuit with Mike Powell
- Portofino Island Resort
- Coors Brewing Company
- Joe Montana
- The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday
- Pete Coors
- The Leap Frogs
Brian Smith Bio
Brian Smith is the Chief Commercial Officer at DRINK COOL CAT and an industry veteran with over 20 years of consumer goods experience. He is a culture champion with a tremendous passion for ensuring high standards and values are instilled throughout the sales team. Brian has worked for companies with outstanding brands and great people, such as Pabst, Mark Anthony, Coors Brewing Company, Frito Lay, and Nabisco. His commitment to all of these roles is centered on people-first leadership.
Brian has a degree from Florida State University and is a guest lecturer at the Dedman School of Hospitality. In June of 2017, Brian was voted in as a Board Member of the not-for-profit organization Beat The Streets – Chicago, where he now serves as Treasurer. Brian resides in San Antonio, TX, with his wife, Adrienne, and their daughters, Campbell & Mallory.
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