Paul Varga, Chairman and CEO at Brown-Forman | #56

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Paul Varga is Chairman and CEO of Brown-Forman, one of largest American owned spirits and wine companies with iconic brands like Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and many more. Under Paul’s leadership the company has experienced a 12% compound annual growth rate. Paul is dedicated to leadership development and currently serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Brown-Forman and Macy’s.

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Paul says the emergence of social media has made marketing much easier. It’s important to be persistent. Sometimes it takes a while for an idea to take off, but you should never be afraid to try something new.
How has social media influenced your industry?
Is there a new idea you’ve been hesitant to try? Why?
Paul has a passion for developing others. He likes to challenge his team members and push them outside of their comfort zone. Sometimes this requires coaching and fostering their excitement about unfamiliar opportunities. Paul enjoys helping people navigate the uncertainty of a new role, and it’s always exciting to watch them succeed.
How has someone’s leadership or coaching influenced you in your career?
What aspects of leadership do you most enjoy?

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