When Brian Snyder was young, his dad made him clean his room before he could play sports. “I’d push most of my toys in the closet so the room would look clean,” Brian remembers. “When I announced that I was done, he would find the toys in the closet, take them out and ask me to try again. Those moments stuck with me. He motivated me, using positive coaching throughout my life, and stressed that I needed to try my best at everything I do, even if it’s something small and no one is watching.” Today, Brian credits his work ethic to moments like this with his dad.
As a district manager, Brian oversees 55 team members in the Long Beach and south Los Angeles markets. Until recently, he was filling in for the Hawaii market, too. Brian had everything under control and running smoothly. In fact, thanks in part to his leadership, experience, and determination, the Hawaii market climbed from #38 in program sales to #5 in just three months.
Today’s virtual world has taken a front seat in Brian’s career at MarketSource. Because an ocean separated him from the Hawaii team, Brian relied heavily on virtual training and coaching to set his team members there up for success. In addition, he regularly offers to train new program leaders from across the country through video calls and other virtual tools that are at his disposal.
“I believe in supporting the people around me in order to be successful,” Brian explains. This servant mentality, combined with his leadership capabilities, has been noticed. In the eight years he’s been at MarketSource, Brian has been promoted four times.
“Those moments stuck with me. He motivated me, using positive coaching throughout my life, and stressed that I needed to try my best at everything I do, even if it’s something small and no one is watching.”
Brian feels fortunate to have had his own leaders at MarketSource who are invested in his success: “I have been very lucky to get to work with people who showed me how to be a leader and provide me with the tools to be successful. Years ago, a leader introduced me to the quote, ‘Someone with will can be taught the skill, but skill is wasted if there is no will to exercise it.’
“My favorite part about my job is coaching and motivating people that demonstrate the ‘will,’ along with affecting our guests’ lives in a positive way.”
There is one more person in Brian’s life who drives him to be his best at work: “I met my wife in 2014—the same year I started at MarketSource,” he explains, “and we got married in 2017—the same month I was promoted to district manager. So, these two worlds have been aligned for nearly 10 years now. She has been a huge motivation for me and my success.”
It’s safe to say the village in Brian’s life has supported him on many different levels, but there are plenty of MarketSource team members who can say the same about him.
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