Gabe Saffold is truly one of a kind. We like to think of him as a top secret factory that pumps out industry disrupting concepts. He has a voracious appetite for knowledge, and an absolute zero-tolerance take on "BS."
With his military background, he's traveled the world and seen things many only read about. He's fearless in confrontation, and yet authentically disarming in conversation.
You'll love hearing what he has to share.
Gabe joined the military after 09/11/2001
He knew something had to be done, and he was willing to be a person who does more than talk about it. That's pretty much Gabe in a nutshell.
While he was serving in the military, he had many experiences that placed him face to face with the real, raw world that most of us take for granted.
The creation of a warrior.
Gabe was a young kid who swore an oath, and then acted upon that oath. It changed him. He bled for it, and he watched friends die. While he was serving, his wife waited back home and his new son grew up.
When Gabe returned from his service, his life was different. Families grow apart, or get ripped apart. People go off to serve and come back completely different. It's an understatement to say there were "obstacles." He left a fight with a clear enemy, and entered a new battlefield where the enemy was inside him. It was him.
Freedom of mind, body and life.
Gabe has always been passionate about changing his destiny, and that of others too. As he adjusted to his new normal over the next several years, he fought to be a father and husband, and as he was reinventing himself he pushed for more knowledge and growth.
He invested the funds that were allotted to him and went back to the University where he continued to explore think-tanks, engineering, critical theory, business management, industry and infrastructure.
Once he started reinventing himself, he couldn't stop innovating for others either. He's worked in multiple businesses, non profit boards, churches, groups and with individuals as well.
We're just glad he's on our side.
If you ever meet Gabe (or ...just read some of his articles on here, or catch his videos), he's the embodiment of Fierce and Free-minded. The man doesn't flinch. He's fearless, and he'll look at you like you're stupid if you forget that you have a God backing you the whole way.
Gabe's the kind of person who would see kids on the other side of his family in need. And without hesitating, accept responsibility for them even though he already has four kids. "God will figure it out," he says.
We can't think of a more fierce ally we'd prefer to have by our side. We welcome his thoughts to the blog, and his presence on our team.
WE ARE FIERCE
Our collaborators are growing, and we certainly welcome stories and thoughts from others that inspire. Below are our authors and creators.
Jason is many things, but one thing he is not is still. He is a fast talking, fast walking creative dude. He is a husband, a father of four, and during the day he's the Creative Director for ccsmarketing.com. He's also a speaker, teacher, author and entrepreneur. He never seems to lack ideas, and if we had to describe him in one word, it would be "Intense."
If you stick around and check out some of our content, you'll see what we mean.
We are Fierce - a Warrior's heart and tenacity, and a Scholar's unquenchable thirst for answers. We live and learn.
We've screwed up, and made mistakes. We still do. It's one of the best ways to learn. We are open in our struggles and we live for the comeback moments. We know that the struggles are real and painful. We believe in the power to overcome.
Are you FIERCE enough to be brutally honest with yourself?
Are you FIERCE enough to truly own what discover?
Are you FIERCE enough to conquer yourself inside out?