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Curtis Brown

By Personal Growth, Professional AthleteNo Comments

In This Episode:

  • What Canada Is Like and the Separation COVID Has Caused Curtis’s Family
  • Why You Should Never Say You’re Bored While On a Farm
  • How Losing a Child Changed Curtis’s Outlook On Life and Made Him and His Wife Better People
  • Advice From a Former Pro Hockey Player
  • The Problem With Participation Trophies
  • The Reality of Injuries For Athletes

Quotations:

“God designed us all as individuals and there’s something unique and great in each individual.” – Curtis Brown

“There’s only two things Canadians do really really good and it’s drink beer and play hockey, and I was too young to do the former, so I went and played hockey.” – Curtis Brown

“We won gold in 96 which is one of my best memories playing hockey.” – Curtis Brown

“I didn’t do much winning until I learned how much I hated losing.” – Curtis Brown

“There was only one trophy and it wasn’t for the people that just showed up. There was just one and you had to earn that thing.” – Curtis Brown

“When I took about 50 stitches across the face and they look at you like, ‘That’s not normal. It looks like something’s wrong.’ and guess what, you go out and you play the next game.” – Curtis Brown

Guest’s Bio: (per Wikipedia)

Curtis Dean Brown (born February 12, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey center and defenceman. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round (43rd overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Over his National Hockey League career, he played for the Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, and Chicago Blackhawks. Brown was born in Unity, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Senlac, Saskatchewan.

Brown was drafted in the second round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. After finishing the 1994–95 WHL season with the Moose Jaw Warriors, he debuted with the Sabres on May 3, 1995 against the New Jersey Devils and scored a goal and an assist.

Brown returned to the WHL for 1995–96 and was traded from Moose Jaw to the Prince Albert Raiders before finishing out the season with Buffalo.

By 1997–98, Brown became a full-time player for the Sabres, usually on the third line.

In March 2004, Brown was traded to the San Jose Sharks in a three-way trade that saw Buffalo acquire Jeff Jillson from Boston while they received Brad Boyes and Andy Delmore. Brown played only 12 games for San Jose, however, and spent the 2004 NHL lockout season in the ECHL with the San Diego Gulls.

On July 2, 2004, Brown signed a four-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, only to be bought out after only one NHL season. Brown was the first player ever to have his contract bought out.

Brown signed with San Jose as an unrestricted free agent in July 2006. The two-year deal was worth just $1.4 million, with Brown stating that he signed for such a relatively low salary because he had already received money from Chicago’s buy-out.

On July 17, 2008, Brown completed his NHL career and signed with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss Nationalliga A where he played for one season. He then switched to defense and played the final two seasons of his career with EHC Biel before retiring.

Brown, of Christian faith, has a wife, Ami. The couple had a daughter, Aubri who died in late 2005 of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The death of their daughter inspired them to create The Aubri Brown Foundation, a foundation that helps parents going through the loss of their children.[1] They have three sons, Gage, Garrett, and Griffin.[2]

Guest’s Contact Info:

Jason Minsky

By Personal GrowthNo Comments

In This Episode:

  • A Job Jason Absolutely Hated Doing
  • The Pointlessness of Folding Underwear and Socks
  • The Story of the Scam That Jason Saw Happen First Hand
  • How Christmas in the Park Was Changed By the Pandemic

Quotations:

“If I’m doing the laundry, you’re dealing with the inside-out pile.” ~Jason Minsky

“I bought my mom a $76 wrist watch and I paid in $1 bills.” ~Jason Minsky

“They were getting ready to cancel Christmas in the Park and, you know, what we had was this group of volunteers that were amazing people that kept it going.” ~Jason Minsky

“They lost in the second round and what happened? The city threw them a parade.” ~Jason Minsky

“To make the decision to let somebody go, it’s not cut and dry.” ~Jason Minsky

Guest’s Bio:

Jason Minsky has been involved with the San Jose community since 1993 when he was working in the Community Development department for the San Jose Sharks. Originally from South San Francisco, Minsky is a graduate of San Francisco State University and attended Serra High School in San Mateo. Having previously served on the Board of Directors for Christmas in the Park, he became the non-profit’s first Executive Director in 2012. Prior to that he served as a Vice President for the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce (now the SVO) and was also Chairman for the Silicon Valley Invitational and Courageous Kids Programs for the American Cancer Society. Jason is married and has a daughter studying in college.

Jason is a member of the San Jose Rotary Club where he not only has chaired their annual gala but is also involved in the Enterprise Leadership Program which teaches high school juniors about creating business plans and entrepreneurism. Jason is also a graduate of the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) Leaders Institute and has previously been part of Community Leadership San Jose. Most recently Jason completed the Stanford Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and the Disney Institute on Customer Service.
Little Known Fact: Jason has previously performed as the San Jose Sharks (1993-1998) and San Francisco 49ers (1993, 2006-2010) mascot characters S.J. Sharkie and Sourdough Sam.

Contact:

Twitter Username
@BostonRedSox27

Instagram username
@Jasonminsky53

Jeremy Davis

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Quotations:

“There’s an overwhelming sense of gratitude that I have every single day I wake up and I draw a breath.” ~ @jeremyandredavis

“You will no longer have the luxury of not caring about people, that’s not acceptable anymore.” ~ @jeremyandredavis

“I wanna put all you jerks on notice.” @jeremyandredavis

“If you’re a leader and you coach other people, do not coach your wife, it will end tragically.” ~ @jeremyandredavis

“Would you want to be measured in the way that you’re measuring them?” ~ @jeremyandredavis

“You know what, I’m gonna go crap on Gary’s day today.” ~ @jeremyandredavis

“There are some people who are just professional haters.” ~ @jeremyandredavis

Guest’s Bio:

Over the last 20 years, Jeremy has had the opportunity to be in leadership in some incredible organizations. His diverse professional experience consists of working for 3 Fortune 500 companies, various leadership roles, and recently ending a 7-year tenure with an organization that had a #1 rating by Glass Door, “Best places to work”. His obsession with leadership, cultural health, organizational effectiveness, and development, is what drives his passion to help organizations. Seeing them create environments that allow their top leaders to thrive, grow, and ultimately achieve the organization’s goals. He truly believes that organizations can be “agents of change” in not only their marketplace but in the lives of their most valuable asset… their people! 

Jeremy is a coach, a consultant, a communicator, and a content creator. Most importantly, he is passionate about all things people, and a champion of personal growth and development. He is committed to helping individuals realize their full potential, and helping organizations create environments that set an environment conducive to leadership growth. Strong leaders build successful organizations!

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://gamechangeagent.com/jeremy-the-coach

https://www.instagram.com/jeremyandredavis/

Jeremy Davis

By Personal GrowthNo Comments

Quotations:

“Self mastery is not just self awareness.” ~@jeremyandredavis

“Letting your parents off the hook, it’s not only good for them, but it’s good for you.” ~@jeremyandredavis

“I really believe that people can figure out how to relate to what they’re passionate about and what they’re purposed to do without putting the pressure of their financial outlook on those things that they’re most passionate about.” ~@jeremyandredavis

“Attitude and effort–those are the only things that you can control.” ~@jeremyandredavis

Guest’s Bio:

Over the last 20 years, Jeremy has had the opportunity to be in leadership in some incredible organizations. His diverse professional experience consists of working for 3 Fortune 500 companies, various leadership roles, and recently ending a 7-year tenure with an organization that had a #1 rating by Glass Door, “Best places to work”. His obsession with leadership, cultural health, organizational effectiveness, and development, is what drives his passion to help organizations. Seeing them create environments that allow their top leaders to thrive, grow, and ultimately achieve the organization’s goals. He truly believes that organizations can be “agents of change” in not only their marketplace but in the lives of their most valuable asset… their people! 

Jeremy is a coach, a consultant, a communicator, and a content creator. Most importantly, he is passionate about all things people, and a champion of personal growth and development. He is committed to helping individuals realize their full potential, and helping organizations create environments that set an environment conducive to leadership growth. Strong leaders build successful organizations!

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://gamechangeagent.com/jeremy-the-coach

https://www.instagram.com/jeremyandredavis/