Sunday, January 1, 2017

My 2016 Year
in Review

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Well here we are, another trip around the sun
as "they" say, and what do I have to show
for my efforts?

I thought 2014 was a breakout year considering all the travel I did...but this year surprised the heck out of me.

Out of Gratitude, I wish to share the many milestones that I've reached with friends, fans and clients. I have laid bare for all to see what IS possible if you keep working hard and stay on target. It HAS been a bumpy ride...
And like I always say...
"If I can accomplish these milestones, so can YOU."

So let's dig in on 2016, my year in review....thank you, thank you, thank you for the following: 

1. Spoke at TEDXTarrytown. 

On the Friday a Memorial Day weekend began here in the USA,  I received 2 emails that just blew me away; The first was I received comfirmation that I had been 1 of 5 speakers chosen to give a  TEDX Talk in Tarrytown NY, July 12th 2016. It took place at Temple Beth Abraham.

Here is the final video from that night...

The Age of Radical Disruption
Brad Szollose | TEDxTarrytown 

How Millennials and Serious Gaming Will Transform the Future of Everything:

I want to thank everyone so much for your support. This is a dream come true.

Here is a link to the speakers that shared the stage on July 12th, 2016 TEDxTarrytown:

2. Tony Robbins asked me to Develop a Webinar.

Tony Robbins Business Mastery Podcast

The same weekend I heard about the TEDX talk, I received ANOTHER email...from Tony Robbin's company. Turns out, while having dinner with Tony Robbins, a friend of mine recommended me to lead a Podcast training for Tony's Business Mastery Graduates!!!

"Hi Brad, 
We would like to feature you as a guest speaker for one of our monthly Business Mastery Webinars..."

Mind-blowing am I right? The hard work, the networking and the marketing are all starting to pay off. We had a few training sessions and I delivered the goods in my Webinar entitled "Cracking The Millennial Code: How Understanding Each Generation Will Make Your Company Thrive!!!"

July 26th, 2016
Chad Cooper was a tremendous host and we had a ton of fun...

Here is the link to watch or listen in:
Brad Szollose Cross generational Talent Development

Or go to this link:

I apologize as the platform didn't support my video but DID support my PowerPoint and allowed me step through just can't see me.

Enjoy watching and as always, I enjoy your feedback.

Anyways, lessons learned to NEVER give up, and sometimes you get blessed with something amazing.

Thank you for your support. See you on the next post...

3. Became a Faculty Member at The American Management Association.

In the summer of 2015 I was asked to give my Cracking The Millennial Code workshop in upstate NY at the Leadership Forum at Silver Bay.

Several people in attendance asked me to give presentations  at their individual companies. 

But what really became a mind-blowing experience for me is unbeknown to me one individual in attendance created curriculum for the American Management Association. 

One thing led to another and I started helping with their Next Generation leadership training. So grateful...dates are already solidified across America for 2017.

4. Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition 

Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition on AmazonMy dream has been to put together an awesome book that breaks through the Generational Stereotypes that are prevalent today...mainly to present Millennials in a new light; hardworking entrepreneurs who are crushing it not just in business, but in work/life balance and even spiritual unfoldment.

Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition did just that. We released the Kindle version on November 13th 2016, it hit number 1 on Amazon by the end of the day in 2 categories. BUT, it was the following three weekends that astounded me...the paperback edition reached number 3 for 3 weekends in a row!!!

#1 Bestseller on Amazon for the 4th book in the Journeys to Success series isn't half bad. And it continues to outsell the other titles in the series.

From The Amazon overview: 
"Journeys To Success: The Millennial Edition is the fourth volume in this extraordinary book series. If you are looking for real-life stories that break the stereotype of today's younger digital natives, this is the book for you.

Time to get rid of your Generational Stereotypes.
Each author recounts their personal experiences, and sacred moments of complete and utter failure...and the wisdom gained and the lessons learned that gave them the strength to dramatically shift their mindset.

Based on the success principles of Napoleon Hill, each author begins their story from the worst moment in their lives--the turning point--revealing the driving force behind what they do today to make this world a better place.

Award-winning business author Brad Szollose and Napoleon Hill Instructor Tom Cunningham bring together 21 of the most extraordinary Millennials ever assembled for a deep dive into what it takes to be successful.

Believe this is a generation of coddled brats that need emotional stroking to get through life? Guess again.

Get ready for an eye-opening journey. Whatever your current circumstances or life situation, the stories in Journeys to Success: Volume 4: The Millennial Edition will deeply connect and shed light on the fact that this generation is mentally tough, unwilling to play it safe and doing big things.

And we warn you in advance: this book contains strong language and intense situations that would crush a less developed soul. A must read gift for anyone who wants to understand Millennial Thinking.

Authors include: Lacey Ann Moen-Rubleski, Ryan D. Kelly, David Benzaquen, Chad De Luca, Andrew Fayad & Simon Casuto, Katrina Lockard, Sebastian Edmond, Mark Jackson II, Sara Gabriella, David Torres, Danielle Rubenfeld, Gabriel Garcia, Adam Hommey, Kristi Crum, Lee Constantine, Sania Jamil, Chris Ake, Jay Patel, Kirk Holmes and Carmelo "Scotty" Ramos.

Foreword by Brad Szollose
Introduction by Tom "too tall" Cunningham"

Hope you pick up a copy and enjoy the stories...

Audio Book is on its way;-)

5. Published 7 Books in 2016. 

At the beginning of this year Tom Cunningham approached me and asked if I could design the book cover for a book he was working on. This was his third book and he wasn't happy with the caliber of design he was getting. I was supposed to design ONE book, but wound up being creative director for a bigger project.

Working with Tom and John Westley Clayton of John Westley Publishing, we've started to realize after that first Journeys to Success, we were onto something BIG.

EACH has been a #1 Bestseller on Amazon and Journeys to Success Volume 1 contains a story of mine (struggling to form a startup), Journeys to Success Volume 2 contains a story from my wife Norma. Along with the above mentioned Journeys to Success The Millennial Edition which has the stories of 21 of today's Millennials including my nephew Sebastian. 

2017 titles are already in production.

I know this sounds cliched but let's have an even more amazing 2017....

Thank you for your support my friends.

Brad Szollose
Global Management Consultant
Cross Generational Leadership Development & Workforce Performance Strategies
Executive Coach

Brad Szollose (pronounced zolis), is a globally recognized Management Consultant and the foremost authority on Millennials and Cross-Generational Leadership Development Strategies.

 Brad Szollose Preparing The Next Generation of C-Level LeadersTEDX Speaker, Web pioneer and the author of the award-winning, bestseller Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia, Brad is a former C-level executive of a publicly traded company that he cofounded that went from entrepreneurial start-up to IPO in three years; the first Dot Com Agency to go public on NASDAQ. His company K2 Design, experienced 425% hyper-growth, due in part to a unique management style that won his company the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation.
Today the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on Millennials, and he has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Inc., Advertising Age, The International Business Times, and The Hindu BusinessLine to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CBS and other media outlets. 

Brad's programs have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maximize their corporate culture, expectations, productivity, and sales growth in The Information Age. 

Pick Up Brad's new book...

Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition. 

#1 Bestseller on Amazon in Hot New Releases!!!

Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition.

Leadership Lessons from a Web Pioneer.

The Art & Science of
Leading a 21st Century Workforce

Brad Szollose's (pronounced zol-us), is a globally recognized Leadership Development and Management Consultant who helps organizations dominate their industry by tapping into the treasure of a multi-generational workforce. 

He shares his management strategies within the pages of his award-winning, international bestseller Liquid Leadership...strategies that ignited his own company, K2 Design, beginning as a business idea in a coffee shop to a publicly traded company worth $26 Million in just 24 short months with an IPO on NASDAQ.

As a C-Level executive, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (the phrase Workforce Culture did not exist back then).

Today the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on Millennials, and he has been featured in Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Advertising Age, The International Business Times, Le Journal du Dimanche and The Hindu Business Line to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CBS and other media outlets.

Since the year 2010, and the release of his award-winning international bestseller, Liquid Leadership, Brad has created customized training programs for The American Management Association, Tony Robbins Business Mastery Graduates and Liquidnet Holdings, as well as several dozen Fortune 500 companies to name just a few; preparing them for the next generation of business leaders.

Mr. Szollose is also a TEDXSpeaker, and his talk The Age of Radical Disruption, focuses on the impact video games and serious gaming has had on the work habits and behavior of Generation X & Millennials.

Brad’s programs have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maximize their corporate culture, creativity, innovation, productivity and sales growth in the new Digital Age economy.

Brad's work will expose the secrets to managing a cross-generational workforce:

Brad is the author of Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia: Cross-Generational Management Strategies That Are Changing The Way We Run Things and the publisher for Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition: 21 Millennial Authors share their personal journeys of failure and success…based on the success principles of Napoleon Hill.