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Eric Brown is a motivational and visionary leader with a robust 24-year military career. After starting in the U.S. Army, Eric quickly worked his way up from the lowest level to achieve status as a Green Beret in 2002. With 20 years of Special Forces experience, Eric has gained expertise spanning strategic planning, cross-cultural communication, operations management, program development, and team building. Across his career, Eric has worked with 7th SFG(A) and completed 12 global deployments, including in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, Colombia, Djibouti, Guyana, and Kuwait. These global experiences equipped Eric with a unique blend of skills, including change management, crisis management, to strategic planning, and team leadership. As a Senior Operations Officer for the 7th Special Forces Group in the U.S. Army, Eric oversaw a 300-person battalion, conducted extensive trips to South America and the Middle East, improved the United States’ presence and bilateral relations across South America, and enhanced readiness of deploying units in South and Central America through international exercises. In addition to his expertise gained from the military, Eric has brought his talents to the business world. In 2015, Eric expanded a franchise cryotherapy business from California to Florida, overseeing the start-up’s expansion and ultimate sale at 10% over acquisition cost.Today, Eric blends his high business acumen and military background to support C-suite, executive leaders, and decision-makers across the private sector to solve complex business problems and achieve unparalleled personal and team success. As the Founder and CEO of Imperio Consulting, Eric brings his multidisciplinary background to create customized programs and solutions for executive leaders worldwide. At Imperio, Eric leads a team leveraging the Green Beret approach to solve complex business problems and challenges. With a mission to provide CEOs and executive leaders with an unfiltered lens to build trust, overcome adversity, and achieve the extraordinary, Eric develops an individualized approach to team building and best in-class training programs. With no challenge too big or small, Eric designs and delivers one-on-one consulting, half-,three-, and seven-day problem solving adventures, and one-week guided excursions to help business leaders and teams unlock their potential. Eric’s professional experience is complemented by a Master of Science in Defense Analysis from Naval Postgraduate School. He additionally possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from Liberty University. Eric was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal in 2019 for leading multinational operations in the Arabian Peninsula, as well as four Bronze Star awards for achievements and actions during multiple combat rotations worldwide. Outside of his professional experience, Eric enjoys spending time with his two daughters and family. He additionally enjoys hiking and has summited 10+ mountains including Machu Picchu and Pikes Peak. In his free time, Eric additionally volunteers as an ambassador to the Honor Foundation.
Jun 16, 2022
When you're a small business owner tasked with juggling multiple areas of the company, it can seem intimidating at times because you want your business to be a success in the industry. You can reach short- and long-term goals by focusing on your own personal strengths. It's best to strategically delegate tasks to key team members because this will allow them to develop and grow professionally. To avoid burnout across the organization, it's also essential to keep your staff's bandwidth in mind from the very beginning. Don't be afraid to outsource other duties as needed. By doing so, your entire staff can focus on what truly matters in efforts to move the business forward one step at a time. New to entrepreneurship and feeling overwhelmed about the business challenges that lie ahead in an uncertain market? Here are 12 experts from Fast Company Executive Board to share their best-kept practices for overcoming the obstacles of running a start-up.
Implement the following strategies to form better alliances for your products and services. When you're running a business, the only way your company will be able to elevate itself in the marketplace for the better is by being extremely open to constructive criticism and new ideas. Encourage a company culture that is transparent with leaders that practice active listening skills if you plan to connect on a more meaningful level with stakeholders who will advocate behind what your business stands for as you lean in to help meet their ongoing needs as well. For further ideas on how to get honest feedback from current and potential clients, Fast Company Executive Board members share some proven methods that continue to serve their company well.
Utilize these smart budgeting guidelines to keep your company thriving, instead of afloat. When you gain an understanding of the cost to keep your company up and running on a deeper level, you'll be able to plan ahead for unexpected events that come your way and keep a better eye on the cash flowing in and out of your business. If you create a clear financial target year after year—every quarter—and remain transparent, providing financial updates to your team and clients, you're bound to be on a path to success in no time. Below, leaders from Fast Company Executive Board offer their best practices to manage your company's money properly and make sure that your financial partnership is solid and has your best interests at heart.
Finding a balance between work projects and personal pursuits can be challenging, but these practical strategies can help. When there’s are a lot of ongoing projects and deadlines to meet at work, it can feel as though you’re never caught up or have time to spare for yourself. However, finding a way to manage your time to have a healthy balance is important for your mental and physical well-being. Below, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members offered some practical strategies to help you reclaim and manage your time. They share methods they’ve used to carve time out of their hectic days and how you can use them to achieve that balance for yourself.
Feb 22, 2022
Setting targets can help set your team up for long-term success. In the business world, it's important to set and achieve quarterly goals if you want your company to experience success with its clients, in the marketplace, and remain in business. It's also necessary for leaders to make those milestones realistic enough for the team to attain them and avoid burnout or attrition from the heavy workload. Below, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members share their advice on how to tackle quarterly goals in 2022 without feeling overwhelmed, under pressure, and fatigued.
Here are 12 tactics to help you remain level-headed in the heat of the moment. If you're worried about losing a client over an agreement gone wrong or miscommunication, before you go into a meeting reacting impulsively out of fear or frustration, remember to stop, rethink your approach to addressing the misunderstanding, and check your emotions at the door. At the end of the day, it will strengthen your ability to handle conflict, you'll salvage a key client relationship that may have been in jeopardy, and be appreciated for your professionalism, empathy and willingness to represent your stakeholders in a positive light. A panel of experts from Fast Company Executive Board shares their advice on how to turn a bad situation into a good one and move forward in business.
The mission of Imperio consulting is to equip leaders to build trust, overcome adversity, and achieve the extraordinary through customized experiences focusing on leadership, team building, and high pay-off decision making. We draw from decades of Special Operations leadership experience gained under combat conditions serving global missions. We utilize experienced-based team building and leadership approaches to develop skills that are adaptable in any setting. Our customized off-site programs are creative, exciting, and personalized for each client's goals. Drawing from from decades of Special Operations leadership experience gained under combat conditions serving global missions. The Special Operations Forces (SOF) methods, are designed to evolve high performing teams, decision makers, and dedicated leaders. Our adventure-based activities focus on scenarios where individuals learn to work together using sound Green Beret planning and problem solving techniques.