Connect with Brian:
Brian Cubarney is founder and president of ClearBrands, a creative strategy firm focused on enabling private market businesses to powerfully communicate their brand and grow their revenues.
Prior to starting ClearBrands, Brian worked in senior positions at Barton Denmarsh & Esteban and Brady Communications where he led and managed corporate re-branding initiatives for large public companies.
Brian studied communication design at Edinboro University. A seasoned strategic facilitator, he is trained in Compression Planning and the DeBono Thinking Systems.
Brian is married to Shelly, his high school sweetheart who is a potter and home school teacher. They have 3 children and together enjoy camping, fly fishing, and long retreats on Bald Head Island.
Tell us about yourself, your family, your passions.
- Walk us through your entrepreneurial journey . . . did you always aspire to be a entrepreneur wherever you were? How did you learn entrepreneurship? Did someone teach you? Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader and entrepreneur? Why and how did this person impact your life? What are you doing and what have you done to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a entrepreneur?
- What books have you read that have made a great impact on you that you would recommend?
- Could you talk about one or two of your greatest leadership failures? What did you learn from them?
- Tell us about and your company, Clearbrands and the Invigor Institute.
- What made you start these companies?
- What has been the most challenging thing in starting and running your own business?
- How did you learn to help companies discover their one nail?
- How can start-ups, organizations, non-profits, or even churches benefit from your product?
- How do you help people clear the fog? Find their single nail? Walk us through the process.
- Can individuals benefit from your product?
- What advice would you give to young leaders when it comes to finding their “One nail”?
- What questions am I not asking that I should be about what you do?
- What do you want your legacy to be? Where do you see yourself 20-30 years from now?
- If you could give any advice you wanted to young leaders, what would it be?
- Measure Backwards – How far have you come?
- ADD is a strength when it is focused
- Reduce risk for clients in the beginning
- Learn from the masters
- Strategy takes three years to pan out
- Set 3 year growth goals
- Young leaders, you don’t create your “single nail” you hone it! It’s already in you!
- If you’re not failing, you’re not trying
- Babe Ruth led the league in strikeouts, but also in HR’s!
- Set goals, go to bright minds, get advice
- Bright people can open incredible doors for you
- Don’t focus on weaknesses
- The younger you are, the easier it is to start a business
- Cash = confidence
- Make sacrifices to build your team
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