Jul 27, 2016
As the Executive Director for the non-profit startup,
Team Red, White and Blue (RWB), Blayne Smith feels a deep
sense of purpose and believes he is making the world a better
place. His goal is to bring veterans out of their houses and into
communities where their skills and talents can be recognized and
utilized. Veterans are uniquely gifted with the extensive
experience of being part of a team, working through abstract
situations and solving problems through creativity to enhance the
lives of people within their communities. Free workouts and
Leadership Athletic Camps are essential parts of the initiative,
which brings people together through physical activity.
[2:18] Team Red, White and Blue was founded as a way
for veterans to connect with people in their local communities.
[6:09] What makes this program authentic is that
everybody gains and everybody gives.
[12:50] We use technology as tools to keep us
connected but the real relationships are forged at our Leadership
[15:29] What are the most underutilized
characteristics veterans possess?
[19:01] High-performers want to be led and to have
their efforts reinforced by positive feedback.
[26:02] Team RWB encourages people to get out of
their house and connect with their communities, but veterans are
responsible for sharing what they have to offer.
[29:18] Many companies haven’t fully embraced the
power of building strong teams who trust each other.
[31:53] How to get involved in Team Red, White and
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