Author: Brandy Amidon

Consider Radical Honesty

A book review of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord, co-creator of Netflix Culture Deck Netflix on the cover was enough to draw me to this book, but the guts inside are what kept me reading. I can’t say I agree with all the book’s principles, but I am enamored …

Pain Don’t Hurt

“Pain don’t hurt.” – If you know what movie quote that’s from, you and I are meant to be BFFs. For those of you not in the know, keep reading and I’ll drop you some hints. As part of our Diversity and Inclusion Training Plan (B Corp certification process), we attended the Greenville Chamber of …

B Corp Road Trip

Part of our B Corp preplanning journey involved paying attention to existing B Corps. We wanted how they were thinking, operating, and most importantly, integrating the principles of B Corp into their internal and external practices. We shared B Corp articles and brought in our favorite B Corp products. (Don’t you just love that seal?) …

Babies at Work

Brains on Fire recently purchased a building in The Village of Greenville, South Carolina. During our initial design stage, I met with a group of ladies we later dubbed “The Fertile Myrtles” to discuss how they’d like to see the office renovated to best incorporate future babies, nursing areas and space for babies while the …

Becoming a B Corp – The Nuts and Bolts

Ask anyone about their B Corp certification experience and they’re sure to tell you it was an endeavor that required taking a long, hard look at the way they were doing things, and led them on a self-guided journey to new and better ways. What they may not tell you is that certification process is …

Dreaming With Chalk

Let’s Keep TR Beautiful dreamed about a ‘Before I Die‘ wall in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Why stop at one? Why not five? Using a Community Vibrancy grant from Ten at the Top, we were able to do just that. Five walls. Five unique phrases. Five different locations.  ‘Before I turn 25’ @ Travelers Rest High School …

A John Mellencamp Day

If you cut me, Iâ’d probably bleed a little Lynyard Skynyrd, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and John Mellencamp. All of which you’d expect to hear from a 55 year old male, which I’m not. Blame it on my rocker parents if you’ d like, but I absolutely love me some John Mellencamp. I once taught …