Benjamin Brown is the co-founder and CEO of BSL Nutrition, a global online systemic health coaching company specializing in individualized nutrition. The company is celebrating more than 15 years of business and “attributes the success of its coaching program to the synergy that comes from leveraging the science of real world data, the psychology of behavior change and the art of coaching to help clients reach their long-term health goals.” Learn about Benjamin Brown…
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
First job: Bagging groceries at 14 years old in Uptown Minneapolis.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: With a family of three and a small business, there’s no such thing as free time! However, hiking with the family and golf are amongst the top of my list activities
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Naturally, my 15-year marriage and three somewhat competent children (ages 12, 11 and 7) are notable, but starting BSL Nutrition is certainly one of the things that I’m most proud of. Few people who start in the fitness industry stay nor are able to make a career of it, so I’m proud of the fact that I’ve been smart enough (or dumb enough) to endure the many obstacles that come from building your own business. It’s a privilege to say that I really do love what I do every day, that we’ve been able to build an incredible team, and that we’re working to support others to literally change their lives for the better by helping them change their belief system around what it means to be healthy.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Having suffered with some severe digestive issues growing up, and western medicine unable to provide a solution, my healing journey became the impetus for learning everything I could about nutrition, functional medicine and supplementation.
Someone who inspires you and why: My wife and business partner, Kristina. While she is gifted in so many ways, her superpower is being able to elevate and inspire everyone she meets. She’s the person at the party that you never forget because she authentically challenges you to do better, work harder, give more and show up in ways you otherwise wouldn’t.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Play the long game. Being a good coach and trainer requires lots of time, education and experience, and there’s no short cutting that. Likes, follows and shares are worthless if you don’t know how to get your clients great results, so worry about that first and the rest will naturally fall into place.
Favorite quote: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” –my grandpa
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I played piano for 10 years growing up and was in both a jazz band and men’s acapella group in high school.
What makes someone fabulous: When you’re comfortable with who you are – knowing what you stand for and what you stand against – and you live your life by those standards and values.