My name is Brian Ondrako and my unique story began in the small town of Endicott, New York where I learned a lot about work ethic, empathy and gratitude from my Grandparents and early jobs as a Paper Carrier, Ice Cream Scooper, and Short-Order Cook. The long snowy winters weren’t helping my golf game so I ventured down to the whispering pines of North Carolina for college and never looked back.
For many years after college and through my 20’s, I felt like life was just passing by and I was feeling very complacent and unsure of where life was heading and what my purpose was. This dark period turned into an awakening of sorts and after a renewed focus on my curiosity and imagination it opened the door to what I called my “Renaissance Period”. It brought me into a world of deep learning and exploration that I hadn’t fully embraced since childhood. That curiosity sparked the entrepreneurial fire that has always been inside me but was buried for most of my life out of the fear of success, self-limiting beliefs and judgment of those around me.
It was this period where my idea for my first Children’s book was born, literally, after the birth of my son and the bond that would form between a father and a son.
My “North Star” is to help navigate people to achieve extraordinary confidence and deeper connections. I feel that if we can focus on these through the lens of curiosity, gratitude, and healthy living then we’ll have a greater appreciation for the world around us and create the building blocks for a richer and more fulfilling life. I am always looking to connect with new people and hear about what cool adventures they are involved with. Please feel free to send me a note through my contact form or connect on Instagram, Twitter, or Linkedin.