Author and Speaker Brian Fielkow Discusses How a Company’s Culture Determines its Success

Tracy: One of the things I like to ask my guests is what they do to energize themselves, to keep their passion for their work flowing. What are the things that keep you inspired?

Brian: I’ve been married to my wife, Cheryl, for 25 years, and we have three children – two in college and one in high school.
This year I also fulfilled a lifelong dream of writing a song. I co-wrote “Island Inside Me” with Hawaiian artist Anuhea as a gift to my wife for our 25th anniversary. We were thrilled when the song hit #1 on Hawaii radio this year.

Tracy: Awesome! Do you have any final words of advice for us today?

Brian: To successfully run a business, you must build a vibrant culture. A company’s culture is leader-driven and employee-owned, and a healthy culture is the right people and the right processes working in harmony. It’s about attitude and behavior.

Tracy: Thank you, Brian. You’ve given us a lot to think about today and some great material for getting started.

Brian: It’s been my pleasure, thank you for having me.

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