Biz Boot Up Podcast Episode 59: Explore the Possibilities with Justin Brown and Lumberjack Woodworks

Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from Loveworks Leadership in Norman, OK. Each of our episodes includes interviews with our youngest and more experienced entrepreneurs who will inspire, educate and give you an action step to help your leadership and business!

Powered by the Norman Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by First United Bank.

Justin Brown: Oklahoma Secretary of Human Services

In March 2020, Governor Stitt further appointed Brown to the position of Cabinet Secretary of Oklahoma Human Services. As CEO of a regional senior housing company prior to these appointments, Brown built a deep experience in organizational leadership, finance and strategic planning & execution. With this experience, Brown is well suited to build a vision based on a customer first mentality, motivating the team to execute on a vision of serving the State of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens.

As a strong relationship builder, Brown was uniquely qualified to position the Department of Human Services as a collaborative agency that engages with partners across the state to serve together. In the years since his appointments, Brown and the OKDHS team have tirelessly pursued a set of strategic imperatives referred to as their ‘True North.’

The Oklahoma Human Services True North has ensured that the organization prioritizes the utilization of limited resources to deep service to the communities most in need in the State of Oklahoma.

He and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 20 years and have two children, Hannah and Ford.

Lumberjack Woodworks: Student Business

Gabriel Sattler is a 12 year-old from Oklahoma; he will be going into 8th grade this year. He enjoys woodworking, climbing, any kind of sports, and rocket building. Gabriel began learning about business when he was 7 years-old by operating a lemonade stand he shared with his older brother. Today, he is working to grow his business, Lumberjack Woodworks, a company that offers handmade wooden planter boxes for indoor and outdoor use.

Key Takeaways:

-Take risks
-Having a set of core values for yourself and your company is critically important
-Be a life long learner
-The satisfaction of a happy customer

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