Episode 36: More Than a Veterans’ Charity with Blayne Smith of Team Red, White, and Blue
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Blayne Smith, Executive Director Bio:
Blayne works closely with Team RWB’s board members, staff, and volunteer leaders
to develop and implement programs that serve veterans across the country. He
provides strategic and operational guidance to the organization while building and
managing key partnerships. Blayne is a West Point graduate and former Special
Forces officer with combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon leaving the
military, he worked at Quest Diagnostics while earning his MBA at the University of
Florida. Blayne currently resides in Tampa with his two boys and leads the Team
RWB Tampa chapter.
Team RWB Mission: Enrichment is defined as creating quality relationships and experiences that contribute to life satisfaction and overall wellbeing. The concept of enrichment consists of three core components—health, people, and purpose—that define a rich life.
Enrichment Equation: Enrichment = Health + People + Purpose
People: Creating authentic connections (defined as genuine, quality, supportive relationships that generate mutual trust and accountability), reflected in an increased number of close relationships and improvements in teammates’ sense of belonging, purpose, and community engagement.
Health: Creating frequent opportunities for team members to connect through fitness, sports, and recreation to improve physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Purpose: Engaging members in meaningful team and community-based experiences such as leadership and service that, beyond physical and social activities, renew self-identity and purpose in life.