How to Change Your Fate with BRAVE Branding

“If you could change your fate, would you?” from the Brave movie trailer. Can you really change your fate with BRAVE branding?

Sometimes changing your fate starts with making what seems like a small decision.

For example, going to go to the movies.

When I was invited to a Pixar movie screening with a group of mom bloggers, I almost said no.


My “baby” was 17 years old and at just over 6′ tall, he would be the biggest kid in the theater.

But, so what? He wanted to see the movie – and get free food!

After the screening, I wrote a post called 10 ways to change your fate with brave branding.

It was my way of thanking Disney Pixar. Little did I know where the post would lead.

After retelling this story today, I thought about all the good things that happened because of that post. And, I went back and watched the trailer.

So what happened after I wrote the original 10 ways to change your fate with brave branding post?

Someone who read it, asked me to present a keynote on BRAVE Marketing at the NCMPR conference in Chicago.

Someone in that audience asked me to present a Disney-themed keynote: “Beauty and the Best: Your U and Social Media” at Walt Disney World.

And, the BRAVE concept led to a keynote speaker engagement that opened the door to a global sales training project . . . seven years later!

What if I hadn’t gone to the movie? None of these opportunities would have happened.

What would Disney think? Funny you should ask. After being on the same stage as a Disney SVP in Chicago, I asked if they had time to hear this story. I also wanted their permission to use the Disney name. Their response? “Of course, you can tell this story. Tell everyone to be BRAVE!” Here’s how to do just that.

5 Ways to Change Your Fate with Brave Branding

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Barbara Rozgonyi, BRAVE Branding expert

What about the stones in the image?

A few weeks ago, we traveled to the UK. The image in this post is of Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick, which looks a lot like the stone circle in the movie. “Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop. It is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period.” via English Heritage. Although the stone circle is in the Lake District, it is near the Scottish border where Brave takes place.

20 Facts You might not know about Brave including

  • Won the Oscar for best-animated film
  • Merida is Pixar’s first female protagonist
  • Brenda Chapman was the first female director of a Pixar movie
  • The end credits feature a tribute to Steve Jobs

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Barbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a strategic marketing consultancy that attracts attention, builds brands, and connects communities.

Barbara works with people and organizations who are frustrated by the complex challenges of modern marketing to streamline success with a proven framework to transforms sales and marketing into more profitable client [and team] relationships for tomorrow, today.

Corporations and conferences engage Barbara to present enlightening, energetic and effective programs. Barbara’s speaking engagements include presentations to associations, corporations, sales teams, communication teams, conferences, events, and higher education.

Virtual and live speaking engagements include International Trade Centre – a multilateral agency with the World Trade Organization and the United Nations through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 10.7.21, Boston Scientific, HuFriedyGroup, Joint Commission, Bosch Power Tools, Kirkland and Ellis, Sears, TechWeek Chicago, Social Media Week, CarnegieComm, Federal Reserve WEDGE Conference, IMEX Frankfurt, IACC Annual Conference, MDRT Annual Conference, Association Forum, IX Chicago, MPI Potomac, MPI Chicago, ISHMPR, Influencer Marketing Days, and many more.

A digital marketing pioneer, Barbara produced Chicago’s first sold-out writing for the web conference in 2002, began blogging in 2006 at, and founded Social Media Club’s Chicago chapter in 2008 where she produced over 60 events. Nokia chose Barbara as one of two social media experts to represent the U.S. at Social Media Week Berlin. In 2021, wiredPRworks ranked #11 among the world’s top 90 PR blogs.

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