We wanted to share with you our new friends from brettapproved! Their mission is to make life easier for families who travel with children who have special needs and mobility issues. See what Brett CEO has to say about his story!
What inspired you to create brettapproved?
I founded brettapproved.com because I wanted to answer one fundamental question: Why are accessible hotel rooms with roll-in showers so challenging to book? All too often, I arrive at a hotel only to discover that the room I booked with the roll-in shower was given to another patron or didn’t exist. At brettapproved.com our mission is to help anyone with a physical disability or mobility challenge and their families secure accessible hotel accommodations. Because travel is for everyone!
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How does brettapproved help families who have children with disabilities?
Some of our most avid fans are parents of children with disabilities. More than one mom has told me how gratifying it was for her to share time with her child gathering information about the places they visit. If there are parents or children with disabilities at Hello Mamas, connect with each other, head out together to discover new places that work for your family. Whether you’re traveling around the corner or around the world, sharing reviews on brettapproved.com is a great way to help our community celebrate hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues that welcome us and meet our needs. Happy reviewing!
How do you see your company impacting families on a social and global scale?
My family is the root of my life. My parents live lives of service to their family, friends and community. At brettapproved we strive to make a difference beyond our own existence. Many years from now, when my time on Earth has passed, I want a child wheeling themselves into a brettapproved hotel to look over their shoulder at their parents and ask, “So dad, was there really a guy named Brett who started this company?”
What motivates you?
I demand excellence from myself and those around me … I’m motivated by the realization that life is nothing more than an exercise in perseverance. Hence, my goal for each day is simple: I expect to be a better son, brother, uncle, husband, friend and leader than I was yesterday. I accomplish this though honest self-assessment. After all, the world owes us nothing but it will give us everything if we put ourselves in a position to be successful.
Where do you see brettapproved in 5 years?
Five years from now I expect to have millions of brettapproved community members around the globe leveraging our collective knowledge and utilizing brettapproved to discover hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues that meet the individual needs of our users. Like any group, our strength will be found in numbers. There are 54 million adults in the United States with some type of mobility challenge. Worldwide, that number skyrockets to more than 300 Million. People with disabilities spend more than $13.5 billion annually on travel and entertainment. At brettapproved, in five years, I expect to double that annual spend and help anyone with a physical disability or mobility challenge travel confidently.
What do you love doing in your spare time?
Spare time? Ha! What’s that? As an entrepreneur who has a responsibility to my investors to be the best CEO I can be, I work a lot. But on those rare occasions when the opportunity avails itself, I love spending time with family and friends enjoying great food and a quality bottle of wine.
As a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, Buckeye football is practically a secular religion. So needless to say, I NEVER miss game day … if I can help it. 😉
What’s your life motto?
I have two fundamental beliefs that drive me:
1. To whom much is given; much is expected.
2. You can’t appreciate where you are or anticipate where you’re going, unless you respect where you’re from.
How can people reach you?
I believe that everything we do in life — EVERYTHING — is relationship-driven. With that, I strive to be the most accessible CEO in the world. One of the greatest gifts we can give someone is our attention. So, if you have a question or something you just want to talk about, email me at: email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you!
Brett left his job in corporate America because he believed everyone regardless of any disability or mobility challenged, deserves to travel – confidently. We love that brettapproved can help families with children who have special needs, so you can stress less on your family holiday. So mamas, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Check out brettapproved.com and let us know what you think!