Author: bryansmeltzer

I have a passion for living balanced life and a strong faith...each equally important for thriving and excelling…I love crushing mountain bike trails, exploring and finding ways to grow beyond the “status quo”. I am a dedicated, innovation driven team leader with a passion for establishing a disruptive vision and executing a market dominating strategy… Our industry has always been about creating innovative, market driving solutions that enhance performance or provide for a better life beyond sport. It has also been about culture, fit and passion for the brand. When these foundational pillars are removed, the brand starts to crumble. Being part of an industry that bridges talent between product creation, marketing, sales, finance and operations is formula for success, because every function is about building a foundational performance brand. It’s galvanizing when elite athletes wear and endorse our creations, but the real strength is leading the teams that combine their creative forces and technical expertise to make the engine roar. I am always passionate for defining and leading the next industry revolution… Extensive executive level experience across globally recognized brands, each number one in their respective  markets, along with having founded and successfully sold my own branded apparel company. Whether establishing new product lines, building global marketing strategies, leading design/development teams, I have a passion for building and growing brands.  Some examples; • Built Zamst from start up to achieving nationwide North American distribution, and 845% revenue growth over a 3 1/2 year period. • With Gathering Storm, grew TaylorMade/adidas Golf Accessories from $11M to $48M over 3 years. • K-Swiss, global executive management of $38M in international licensee’s and domestic apparel/accessories division. • OAKLEY, built and successfully developed “Athletic Division” NCAA licensed team eyewear/apparel product lines achieving $1.4M in initial season.

THE VISIONARY BRAND; Book Giveaway on GoodReads
October 12, 2021
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THE VISIONARY BRAND; Book Giveaway on GoodReads

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship , Inspiration , Leadership 0 comments

THE VISIONARY BRAND BOOK GIVEAWAY on GoodReads. Proud to be releasing my first book The Visionary Brand, and we are giving away several free, “pre-release” copies through GoodReads. Enter to win, ends on Wednesday, October 14th. We are blessed to have a great response, and look forward to announcing the winners next week! OVERVIEW The […]

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Greatness from Bob Marley
October 8, 2021
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Greatness from Bob Marley

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship , Inspiration , Leadership , Marketing , Product Innovation 0 comments

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Life Wisdom from Mr. Bob Marley Always find ways to support others, and you find yourself growing!

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THRIVE GLOBAL MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: “VISION”
September 23, 2021
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THRIVE GLOBAL MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: “VISION”

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship , Inspiration , Leadership , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing 0 comments

Thrive Global Magazine Article: “VISION” Recent Interview with Thrive Global on “VISION”. Vision; have a Visionary leader who can see the future and map out the path to achieving this goal. This trait is inherent in all Great companies, and without a Visionary, they will sail listlessly with no rudder or sail and no direction. […]

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AUTHORITY MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: How to Take Your Company from Good to Great
August 19, 2021
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AUTHORITY MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: How to Take Your Company from Good to Great

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , Entrepreneurship 0 comments

Had a recent interview with Authority Magazine #authoritymagazine on How to Take Your Company from Good to Great. https://medium.com/authority-magazine/bryan-smeltzer-of-liquidmind-how-to-take-your-company-from-good-to-great-bfb5d33ed18 Let’s start with defining our terms. How would you define a “good” company, what does that look like? How would you define a “great” company, what does that look like?  In terms of point of difference, […]

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Failure | Stepping Stone to Success
August 9, 2021
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Failure | Stepping Stone to Success

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship , Inspiration , Leadership , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing 0 comments

The Visionary Chronicles PODCAST Failure | Stepping Stones to Success As hard as failure is for brand leaders to accept, it is necessary in order for you to both learn and succeed. No great IDEA has ever been commercialized without some form of failure along the way.  In my PODCAST I discuss how to use […]

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THRIVE GLOBAL INTERVIEW; Company Culture
July 29, 2021
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THRIVE GLOBAL INTERVIEW; Company Culture

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship , Inspiration 0 comments

Thrive Global Interview; Creating a Culture unified around a Common Vision Had a great interview with Thrive Global about how Culture is defined, and having a unified Vision drives a Passion inside your Brand. #culturebuilding #culturetransformation #passionandpurpose Bryan Smeltzer LiquidMind Inc. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thrive-global-creating-culture-unified-around-common-vision-smeltzer

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Disruption | How to Breakaway from your Competition
July 23, 2021
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Disruption | How to Breakaway from your Competition

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship , Inspiration 0 comments

The Visionary Chronicles PODCAST Disruption | How to Breakaway from your Competitors #disruption #disruptiveinnovation #disruptiveleadership #leadershipdevelopment #brandingstrategy #breakawayproducts Bryan Smeltzer LiquidMind Inc. @bryansmeltzer.com @LiquidMindsite.com

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Relentless Execution | How to Ensure a Consistent Execution Process
July 22, 2021
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Relentless Execution | How to Ensure a Consistent Execution Process

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship , Inspiration , Leadership , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation 0 comments

The Visionary Chronicles PODCAST RELENTLESS EXECUTION | How to Ensure a Consistent Execution Process Relentless Execution is a trait few can truly say they have in place and are committed to with their brand or company. The overriding reason… it is HARD to implement correctly. Too few brands understand the overriding commitment and integrated pieces […]

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FUEL | Strategic Marketing
July 16, 2021
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FUEL | Strategic Marketing

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Entrepreneurship 0 comments

The Visionary Chronicles PODCAST FUEL | Strategic Marketing that Drives your Brand Every brand needs marketing, but great brands know what type of FUEL drives their branding! High Octane, Nitro-powered Marketing drives great brands. Average brands do not worry about what type of marketing strategy their companies are built, GREAT Brands continually obsess around how […]

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July 5, 2021

Ideas | How to Realize a Great Idea

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The Visionary Chronicles PODCAST IDEAS | How to Realize a Great Idea Success is driven by your ability to realize great Ideas. Having a concept is only as good as the paper it is written on, and why there are so few true Visionaries.#ideation#ideageneration#ideasworthsharing#succesmindset#leadershiplessons#visionaryleadership#stevejobs#elonmuskBryan SmeltzerLiquidMind Inc.@bryansmeltzer.com@LiquidMindsite.com https://lnkd.in/gyKEKfG

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