Episode 81: The Chronicles of Brian McComak

Episode 81: The Chronicles of Brian McComak

This week Brian McComak joins the Shadows Podcast! Brian is the Founder and CEO of Hummingbird Humanity https://hummingbirdhumanity.com/. Hummingbird Humanity is a diverse group of thought leaders, speakers, consultants, and experts in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

(14:23) Who is Brian McComak?

(16:43) The life of an Army brat. Moving from Arizona to Oklahoma to Arizona to California to Kansas to Berlin to Kansas, and finally to Florida, all before his 8th-grade year.

(19:22) Importance of siblings during transitions.

(20:24) Being the son of a 1972 US Olympian, did he have aspirations in athletics?

(23:35) Differences between struggling with his sexuality as a child versus the challenges kids face today. How did it impact him in a corporate environment?

(28:17) He walks us through what it was like to come out to his family and friends when he was 21.

(30:10) Brian shares an emotional story about inviting his parents to watch him perform as part of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall.

(33:10) His time at AMC Theatres, getting his master’s in human Relations in Change Management, and his internship at Red Lobster.

(38:22) Experience as the Director, Enterprise Human Resources for the Walt Disney Company.

(43:44) What is Hummingbird Humanity?

(47:25) Biggest lessons learned from COVID-19, both personally and professionally?

(53:47) How does he describe Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

(56:19) Trusted 10 Exercise

(59:55) Brian talks about Bosco, a former medical research dog and Chief Happiness Officer for Hummingbird Humanity.

(1:02:28) What does he want his legacy to be?

Brian McComak on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bmccomak/

Hummingbird Humanity: https://linktr.ee/HummingbirdHumanity

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