What I learned from Gene Simmons

My company recently hosted an event called “The Atlantic Brand Confabulation” in Eastern Canada. We brought mastermind-marketer Gene Simmons (KISS) in as our keynote speaker. His flight into Moncton, NB was cancelled because of the snow storm so Henry (the brains behind Momentum) and I drove 2 hours in the storm to pick him up at an alternate airport.

If you watch Gene Simmons Family Jewels you might think that it is all scripted…. It’s not. What I can tell you is that Gene & partner Shannon Tweed are exactly the same in person. They are both incredibly intelligent, fun, caring, and disruptive people. We stopped at a new gourmet burger joint after the red-eye flight and had an awesome opportunity to get to know them.

Gene had an array of awesome messages. What really wowed the crowd at the event is when (half-way through his time) he left the stage to wander through the crowd and answer questions from businesspeople, entrepreneurs, kiss fans and everyone in between. I have even more respect for Gene & Shannon then I did before I met them.

His key messages:

Do whatever you can to stand out


Fame is a full time job


If you want to know more – you’ll just have to go an event he’s speaking at. Totally worth the investment.

On that note – I need to go rock and roll all night…. and work my tush off every day.



About bradleblanc

Brad LeBlanc is an individual who encompasses the spirit of entrepreneurship and is about as unconventional as they come. Sometimes defined as a black sheep, a lone wolf or simply as crazy. He possesses a thirst for the impossible, and thrives off pushing boundaries, limits and challenging the laws of normality. At the tender age of 22, he is a serial entrepreneur who has received awards in business management, entrepreneurship, and leadership. He has been featured the covers of business magazines and in print, television and social media. Known as a disruptor, you either love him or hate him but either way, you respect his ambition, tenacity and energy. He has learned from and worked with some of the worlds greatest including Sir Richard Brandon, Gene Simmons, Clara Hughes, Kevin O'Leary and many others. He has driven an excess of $1M in revenues through his diverse ventures and is always on the hunt for new and exciting opportunities. He couldn't live further out of the box and spends every hour of every day doing things differently. He has spoken in front of crowds from 30 to 5000 and is known as a captivating, emotional and thought provoking speaker. View all posts by bradleblanc

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