Few people know that I decided to QUIT the UGG business four times in the seventeen years I spent building it. I share many powerful philosophical truths that kept me “keeping on” to overcome seemingly impossible barriers and apparent defeat.
As Founder of UGG, I learned from the school of hard knocks how to deal with:
FEAR – Dealing with the ever-present reality of uncertainty
LETTING GO – Releasing things you cannot control
LOYALTY – Passionate dedication to customers, employees and the vision
SPIRITUALITY – An understanding of what creates peace and perspective in life
ENJOYING THE PROCESS – The tadpole principle of being in the NOW
RESILIENCE – The ability to get back up after setbacks
This gripping story of ecstatic highs and crushing lows of UGG, show you can dig deep to overcome every obstacle in your path.
I have been speaking from small and large stages for several years and have proven track record of positively affecting audiences.
My keynotes can be tailored to a diverse group of audiences but all are highly inspirational and follow the “stories” of my personal adventures building the iconic brand UGG.
“Boots-on-the-Ground” Life and Business Tips They Don’t Teach in Business School
Goosebumps, Karma and Other Essential Business Principles
Practical Perseverance – Using Fear and Uncertainty to your Advantage.
Managing Chaos – You Can’t Give Birth to Adults.
Finding your “UGG opportunity ( College Entrepreneurial schools)
In just under an hour Brian inspired our group with personal stories of success, overcoming obstacles, and key business lessons that translate well into life in general. We had several attendees comment that they felt he was speaking directly to them and their unique business situation—quite a task considering the audience was comprised of 400 individuals that came from a variety of business disciplines. We would welcome Brian back in a heartbeat because he did was every speaker should do—leave the audience wanting more!
As a speaking coach, I've seen A LOT of keynotes over the years. Few have been able to open my mind and my heart the way that Brian's did at Todd Herman's 90 Day Year event in Las Vegas. Between Brian's riveting story of turning his UGG dream into reality, his many pearls such as "You can't give birth to adults" and his tips for how to adjust your actions (and your expectations) when building a brand, a company or a movement, I left inspired and with heaps of tangible takeaways. I hope to have the opportunity to see Brian speak at another industry event soon.
When planning our Annual Small Business Summit, we constantly struggle with finding speakers that not only understand and relate to our small business audience, but can relay inspiration and actionable advice through their presentation. This year we were honored to have Brian Smith as our keynote and, simply put, he blew our audience away! If you are looking for a speaker that has a fun, real and inspirational story and has the ability to captivate your audience, I would highly recommend Brian Smith.
Thank you ! Your awesome training for our Juice Plus Distributors absolutely enriched and inspired all of our team members last weekend! You are such a great story teller! And the lessons you have learned along your journey were so applicable to our attendees, who are all entrepreneurs with home-based businesses. You gave us all more hope, more courage, more trust in ourselves to allow each experience to unfold naturally, and you encouraged everyone to notice our inner guidance helping us at every step. Your time with us was so valuable and so fun! With great appreciation and gratitude! Bless your heart and soul.