Can I Stay Sweet if I’m in the Middle of a Crisis? Brandon Gilson and Brian Fretwell on The Backpack

Episode Description

Brandon Gilson joins us from F.B. Washburn Candy in Brockton, Mass.—America's oldest family owned candy business! We’ll talk about the enduring appeal of their products, and how their brand has stood the test of time. (They’ve been selling candy for 165 years!) If you love cinnamon balls, butterscotch, and root beer barrels, this show will push all your nostalgia buttons.

And Brian Fretwell founded Finding the FIRES, the world's first emotional intelligence “gym,” where people come together to practice their people skills. After we saw a TikTok Brian made about validation, we invited him on The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan and Kerry O'Shea Gorgone to talk about emotional intelligence, resilience, and how you can get stronger.