The New England Lean Podcast: 8: Brian Carney – PART 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of our podcast with Deerfield, Massachusetts native, former Navy SEAL and Bonefrog OCR founder Brian Carney! Brian enlisted in the United States Navy in 1999, and upon graduating high school in 2000, joined at age 17. He achieved the rank of Special Operations Chief (SEAL) and fulfilled seven combat deployments, while being honored with the Bronze Star with Valor three times. After leaving the Navy in 2013, Carney founded the BoneFrog Challenge, the world’s only Obstacle Course Race (OCR) that is fully owned and operated by U.S. Navy SEALs. Having grown over the years since then, the challenge now features three different lengths (Sprint, Challenge and Tier-1) and 6 different race options. Depending upon length, each race features 20-50+ Navy-SEAL like obstacles, many of which are designed with inspiration from the exact obstacles that Navy SEALs use for training. In this episode (Part 2) we talk about Complacency, adapting to constant Change, and how to deal with Adversity and Overwhelm. Brian continues to educate us not only on how SEAL’s train, but what life on a SEAL team is like. There are loads of correlations to be had between what he says and how we got about managing change. I hope you enjoy the episode!

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New England Lean Consulting is the Northeast’s premier business consulting firm, helping small-to-medium sized businesses with strategic leadership and operational methodologies that help your company lower costs, increase capacity and win more customers. Our industry experienced consultants provide guidance with the latest business solutions that help you to grow your business deliberately and strategically in order to sustain a long-term competitive advantage within the marketplace.

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