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Episode Info: t Whole Foods in America. Traditional Medicinal invests $2M annually in their supplier communities including 5 schools that they own and operate in growing regions. Blair gives advice for young people on living a PURPOSEFUL LIFE. Get out of your comfort zone, do things by yourself, travel, find ways to figure out who you are and what's important to you. Align what you do with your career to what you like/are passionate about. It's not about subject matter expertise, it's about personality: Courage, kindness, humility. Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Blair Kellison has had the fortune of working at one of the largest financial services companies in the world (Ernst & Young), the largest food company in the world (Nestle) and in several entrepreneurial environments. He learned how to run a business from these experiences, but he didn’t learn about authenticity, purpose or personality. He didn’t learn servant leadership. The WHY wasn’t strong enough. Finding a Better Ladder: In 1995, he made the best decision of his career by taking a pay cut and trading in the corporate life for a business development position at a mission-driven, all natural food company. He made this move to align his skills and experience with his passion for living a healthy lifestyle. For Kellison, the last 20 years working for mission-driven, health and wellness companies have been the highest and best use of his skills and experiences. His focus now is on being a humble, servant leader working in service to the organization. As CEO, it's not about how smart he is, it's about making smart decisions and providing strong leadership. He is able to make smart decisions by hiring people who are smarter than him in their areas of expertise and then listening to them. Kellison is passionate about helping others find their passion by encouraging them to align their passion and their skills. Links to Additional Resources: Traditional Medicinals Blair Kellison LinkedIn  ...
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