Brandon Pipkin, Founder and President 21 for 21
If you're reading about me, you're wondering why you should hire me or buy my book, or you've just watched 15 hours of infomercials and figure this can't be much worse.
My interest and work in the field of human performance, specifically the success of people and organizations, was born about the time Arsenio Hall was whooping it up for his guests. For help with the history lesson, that was just slightly after legwarmers, but about the same time as pegged pants.
I earned a BS in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Development, which is a long title to say I learned a little bit about how to keep employees coming back to their jobs without shock therapy.
Knowing I wasn't done, and not really wanting to do a law degree online, I completed an MBA in Healthcare Management in less than a year, even without my mother helping me with the homework.
As the father of five children, I'm the unofficial spokesperson for ‘me time’ all around the world. I may not be the world's most interesting man, but I am definitely The World's Most Blessed Man.
I speak English and occasionally German (lived in Germany and Switzerland for 2 years). I've trained and spoken to individuals and companies in more than 25 states and 5 foreign countries, helping them increase their productivity.
My professional experience includes working in more than 20 different organizations (talk about a broad perspective – or just someone who can’t hold a job) in the capacities of human resources, sales, management, and training.
Intensely curious about how individuals create success, I constantly interview high performing people, including 21 down-to-earth millionaires to find out how and why they did what they did. I published what I found in 21 Questions for 21 Millionaires: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Success. I'm currently working on my second book, 21 Questions for 21 Olympians, and will have a third book in the works shortly.
Note: '21 for 21' comes from my quest as a social researcher to study groups of 21 individuals in a particular area by asking them 21 questions (really I ask more and boil it down to the 21 most salient). Thus the books, '21 Questions for 21 Millionaires,' '21 Questions for 21 Olympians,' '21 Questions for 21 Recovering Addicts,''21 Questions for 21 Cancer Survivors,' '21 Questions for 21 Golden Anniversary Couples,' etc.