Thanks for sharing that fantastic letter from one of our fired up General Managers. I cannot begin to tell you how amazing and inspirational your session was. Everyone from Ron Sargent, our CEO, to the German GMs on my Board breaking team, who spoke very little English, was completely blown away by you. Brian --- You were great!
When I met you in Framingham back in December, you made my day better just by your enthusiasm and energy. I thought I was a high energy person, but you taught me that there's room for even more energy. And positive energy is contagious and makes everyone around thinking about what they can do, not the obstacles they'd otherwise be thinking about.
I then read and listened to most of the materials you sent me (Thanks for being so generous - that stuff is gold!) and knew our Global meeting session with you would be great. Everything from the talks with Coach K to Howard Schultz has captivated me. I know it sounds cheesy, but you rung my bell. And I know there is more.
Brian, thanks so much for making the meeting a big success for the thousands of people in the audience - and also for the guy writing you right now. I want to share something with you - I left for the plane thinking only about the things you talked about, the stories you shared, the honesty with which you spoke about your 14 year old beautiful daughter --. I have a son who is almost 16 and a daughter who turned 13 the day you spoke to us. My wife Debbie and I couldn't be more proud parents, but I know I can be an even better father and husband - and maybe even a little better coach with my group as a result of listening to you and knowing you.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you
President US Retail Stores