Brian OliverSmith has done what he teaches. While others have theories, he has expertise. Brian develops Entrepreneurial Leadership to support your growth goals.
Brian OliverSmith’s first career was sales with MassMutual Insurance Co. After nearly dying twice from a car accident, Brian was nationally recognized for his success while simultaneously learning to walk again. He became the youngest local manager and then youngest regional representative in the history of the company.
Brian, simultaneously, built a second career as a professional opera tenor, performing with Placido Domingo, Deborah Voight, Carol Van Ness, Rodney Gilfrey and more as a member of the LA Opera professional chorus. He prepared his Italian, Russian, German, and French while traveling 70% of the time, using empty hotel ballrooms to develop his voice.
Brian took on the challenge of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a technology start-up after leaving MassMutual, thus beginning his entrepreneurial journey.
Executive Coaching and Development
Brian earned a BA in Psychology from Indiana University. After his initial business career, he trained with California Board of Behavioral Sciences, CTI, and has 15 years as a certified coach. Brian got his Meyers-Briggs certification, did 150-hours practicum, trained with Daniel Goleman for Emotional Intelligence, qualified to conduct EQ Leadership 360, completed the Landmark Forum basic, advanced, and leadership, and guided two entrepreneurs to successful sales of their companies in excess of US$30million each.
Brian launched a publishing business, believing that to lead others, he needed to do first. The company disrupted the industry with alternative distribution and by opening entirely new lines with Audible. Brian’s products were the first spoken word audio programs to be sold as individual tracks on ITunes. Prior, all spoken word was sold as a full album. Within one year, Brian became a recognized leader in the industry.
Brian transitioned from successful niche publisher to global, mobile education entrepreneur. Urban Planet Mobile won multiple awards and reached more than 800,000 people daily in over 45 countries with affordable, accessible, and life changing education.
He relocated with his family to Guatemala, continuing to build and expand the company remotely.
The company was acquired by a public entity and Brian took over as CEO, raising US$9million before leaving.
In all, Brian raised over US$16million as an entrepreneur.
With 30-years preparation, Brian now brings his Entrepreneurial Leadership to your company or organization to create opportunity, galvanize engaged teams, enroll entire divisions and teams in the vision, shift and pivot for growth, and develop across all levels the mindset for positive and productive change.