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    Damon Brown

    Helping Non-Traditional Creatives Bloom

    4x TED Speaker / Entrepreneur & Coach / Inc. Magazine columnist

     

    NEW! : Preorder my new book Build From Now: How to Know Your Power, See Your Abundance & Nourish the World. See below!

     

  • Exclusive: TED Talk on new book Build From Now

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  • Learn Your Unique Strength in 3 Questions

    Ever wonder where your strength lies?

    Take this (super) brief quiz below to better understand your power in the world.

  • Who is Damon?

    Damon Brown helps side hustlers, solopreneurs, and other non-traditional creatives bloom.

     

    He co-founded the popular platonic connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year, all while being the primary caretaker of his infant first son.

     

    He now guides others through his consulting, his Inc.com column, and public speaking on platforms like TED.

     

    Damon’s latest book is Build From Now: How to Know Your Power, See Your Abundance & Nourish the World, the follow-up to Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service to the World and his best-seller The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 76 Ways to Boost Time, Focus & Productivity on Your Big Idea.

     

    Get Damon's free coaching as well as special access to the popular bite-sized entrepreneur boot camp!

  • "The belief that you have to sacrifice yourself to leave your entrepreneurial mark is a myth."

    After co-founding and selling his popular startup, Cuddlr, within a year while taking care of his infant, Damon Brown discovered that you can pursue your passion within your current lifestyle.

    He calls it Bite-Sized Entrepreneurship.

  • "The implications of his work are quite profound and will cause you to really do some deep thinking."

    -Srinivas Rao, best-selling author and co-founder of The Unmistakable Creative

  • Your Three Steps to Your Full Potential

    How you can be an effective side hustler, creative or solopreneur within your current life

    TEDxToledo

    "How to Build Power Wherever You Are"

    September 2020

    TEDxToledo  

    "Why You Should Strive for Good Enough"

    September 2018

    3. Prepare for Success!

    ASJA Austin keynote

    "How to Create Your True Worth!"

    February 2018

  • Entrepreneurship,Consulting & Thought Leadership

    Startups, Journalism & Books

    Cuddlr: Co-Founder

    (Acquired July 2015)

    Cuddlr: Social connecting in real life

    • Apple Top 10 app
    • 200,000x users
    • Cover of WSJ & NY Times

     

    So Quotable (SoQuo):

    Founder, Developer

    So Quotable: Capture quotes in real life

    • Featured in TED Book "Our Virtual Shadow"
    • Quotes shared by TED, Al Jazeera America & other media organizations

    Inc. Magazine columnist

    Developed the Sane Success column, exploring how ambitious entrepreneurs can thrive without destroying their personal relationships or sacrificing their health.

     

    Also contribute to:

    • Playboy Magazine
    • New York Post
    • AARP Magazine
    • Family Circle
    • CNN
    • Four Seasons Magazine

     

  • "His talk changed our thinking!"

    Organizer of Colombia 4.0, Bogota, Colombia

  • Book Damon to Speak

    The popular speaker is happy to hear about your organization or event.

    Here are keynotes he has on deck as well as his upcoming events.

    Contact him to share your audience and needs!

    PROFIT: How to Create Your True Worth

    Creatives often undervalue their services to the market, to their bank account, and to the world. In this inspirational and practical talk, Damon shares the best ways we can joyfully make a living off our craft, create business partnerships worthy of our skills, and truly be of service to others.

    (Video courtesy of ASJA Austin: February 3, 2018)

    PRODUCTIVITY: The Power of Good Enough

    What is the number one killer of innovation? Perfection. With perfection, the key motivation often isn’t having high standards, but being afraid of making a mistake. In this talk, I share the three powerful strengths you get when you let perfection go.

    (Photo courtesy of TEDxToledo: September 20, 2018)

     

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Why Your Side Hustle Matters More Than Ever

     

     

    Believe it or not, we already have most of the skills we need to create our passion-driven business. So why aren’t most people pursuing their potentially profitable ideas? They are intimidated by the small gap in their skill set. In this immediately actionable talk, Damon shares how to easily traverse that gap and explains the three crucial strengths every successful entrepreneur possesses. It is an inspiring talk for both potential entrepreneurs and ambitious upstarts.

    (Video from Bedroom Kandi V-Conference, August 2020)

     

    PREVIOUS & UPCOMING EVENTS

    Current Engagements

    Previous Events
    • Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Toledo Main Library: October 9th, 16th, 23rd & 29th, Toledo, OH
    • Morning Keynote at Maumee High School (Maumee, OH)
    • TED Active (TED Conference, Second Stage, Whistler, BC)
    • TEDxToledo keynote (Toledo, OH)
    • Colombia 4.0 (Bogota, Colombia)
    • Authors! Keynote at Sylvania Library (Sylvania, OH)
    • American Society of Journalists and Authors keynote (Austin, Texas)
    • American University keynote (Washington, DC)
    • Adult Entertainment Expo keynote (Las Vegas, NV)
    • Crowdsourcing Week (Washington, D.C.)
    • American Underground (Durham, NC)
    • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
    • TEDxJackson keynote (Jackson, MS)
    • University of California Santa Cruz keynote (Santa Cruz, CA)
    • American Society of Journalists & Authors keynote (Austin, TX)

     

  • One-on-one Coaching

    BENEFITS

    Maximizing your productivity, focus & creativity

    Built around your schedule

    Connect quarterly, monthly, bi-weekly or weekly

    Available via email between meetings

     

    RESULTS

    Damon delivers for solopreneurs, creatives and side hustlers worldwide and consults for TED, Activision Blizzard & other organizations

    CONNECT to have a free session to see if us working together is right for you

     

    LET'S TALK!

    Contact Damon for a free 15-minute chat

    Schedule online at calendly.com/browndamon or email damon@damonbrown.net

    Focused Coaching

     

    $1,111

    3 sessions

    Focus on one particular issue or challenge

    Recommended

    Deep Dive Coaching

     

    $1976

    6 sessions (11% discount!)

    Deeper, long-lasting development

  • Put Damon's Toolbox to Work

    Create your own true path to success as an independent creative, new side hustler, or even as an innovator within an organization. Here are your tools.

    The Passive Writer: 5 Steps to Earning Money in Your Sleep
    The Passive Writer: 5 Steps to Earning Money in Your Sleep
    9.00 - 14.00
    Most freelance writers and authors want to add to their bottom line. The problem? There’s only one of you: What you do isn't scalable and susceptible to burnout. Veteran writers Damon Brown and Jeanette Hurt bring their collective lessons from decades of profitable freelancing into this concise volume. Their five-step process will multiply your money from a single story, article, or book into a more steady stream of income. Brown and Hurt's method will show you how to make a better living off of work you’ve already completed and turn your ideas into steady checks even when off the clock.
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    Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service to the World
    Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service to the World
    9.00 - 40.00
    How do you create work that brings the respect of the market, the value in your bank account, and the positive influence in the world? Inc. columnist and successful entrepreneur Damon Brown breaks it down in the thoughtful Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service in the World. The follow-up to the best-selling series The Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, Bring Your Worth takes the proven methods from Damon’s keynotes and coaching practice and puts them into a strong, focused package perfect for both independents and traditional businesspeople making their best impact.
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    The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 76 Ways to Boost Time, Productivity & Focus on Your Big Idea
    The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 76 Ways to Boost Time, Productivity & Focus on Your Big Idea
    9.00 - 30.00
    In this best-selling series, Inc. columnist and success entrepreneur Damon Brown shows the bite-sized steps to start your big idea, side hustle or dream. The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur takes the very best of the trilogy and adds exclusive insights and priceless strategies new to the series. It is a tour-de-force of wisdom, from Buddhist monk Pema Chodron to literary hero Steven Pressfield to emotional intelligence pioneer Brene Brown. It all weaves beautifully into Damon's own experience leading the popular startup, Cuddlr, to acquisition while taking care of his first baby full-time.
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    Build From Now: How to Know Your Power, See Your Abundance & Nourish the World (Preorder)
    Build From Now: How to Know Your Power, See Your Abundance & Nourish the World (Preorder)
    9.00 - 45.00
    Available January 28th, 2021

    The highly-anticipated next title in the Bring Your Worth series!

    Our biggest hurdle today isn’t creating more output, but realizing that accepting our limitations actually improves our results.

    Build From Now shows how each and every person has four different resources: Focus, agility, time, and energy.

    We have more or less of each, depending on where we are in our lives.

    Know your strengths and you’ll be able to be productive, creative & inspired. Forever.

    Preorder now in signed paperback and digital.
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    The SideHustle Bundle: Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, Bring Your Worth & Build From Now(Preorder)
    The SideHustle Bundle: Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, Bring Your Worth & Build From Now(Preorder)
    25.00 - 99.00
    Get 3 landmark books for one great price!

    Includes:
    *The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 76 Ways to Boost Time, Productivity & Focus on Your Big Idea
    *Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service to the World
    *Build From Now: How to Know Your Power, See Your Abundance & Nourish the World (Available January 28th, 2021)

    The two first books are available immediately to ship (paperback) or download (digital).
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