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The Holts, Co-Founders

Encouraging and Supporting Others to Live Their Best Lives

Meet Brandon

Brandon will admit he gets bored easily as evidenced by his colorful entrepreneurial work history. From car sales to fishing in Alaska and leading a youth group; to owning a small print shop, starting and selling a very successful transportation logistics company, and starting a coaching business, his work has always been driven by his passion.  


His longest stint has been 18 years in the transportation industry and has looked very different across the years.  All of his experiences, combined with a heart to serve, has led him to this place of serving others through Best Life. 


Here is a snapshot with highlights of some of his journey:


Beer and Bandaids:  He had fun and sold his socks off with route sales for Miller Brewing Company and 3rd generation family owned uniform company.  While on route he would cross-sell first aid and safety supplies to manufacturers by just being friendly and talking and listening to people to understand their needs.  


Trucking and Traveling:  To get out of debt he went on the road with his wife for a year and lived out of a truck. It was a great way to see the country and connect as a couple.  It taught him to have a true appreciation for the tough conditions and circumstances drivers and carriers often face.  


From Agent to Business Owner:  Brandon went from casually helping a friend in the business and having an employee mindset to being a business owner and building a 3 million dollar agency and then becoming a 10 million dollar logistics company.  Learning the cash flow game and being accountable for the well-being of 17 employees and 17 owner-operators was a lot, but it was rewarding and he was able to create a family feel for the business that helped with the success of the business.  In 2012 he sold his share to move on to see what else life might have to offer. 


Coaching - The Most Fulfilling Endeavor Yet:  After enjoying some "retirement" time, Brandon decided it was time to start something new and launched Best Life - Life Coaching with his wife, Shelley.  With their hearts aligned to serve others, they go day-day with the mission to encourage and excite others about the awesome possibilities within them. 

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Meet Shelley

Gerontologist | Author| Serial Entrepreneur

Shelley has been blessed with a 25+ career with The Hartford.  From Administrative Assistant to Human Resources to Corporate Gerontologist, Shelley has gained in-valuable corporate experience.  


Her unique role as a Corporate Gerontologist for over 15 years, experience with starting and owning businesses and authoring a book are just a small part the experience Shelley has to offer.  She also has a powerful journey underway in her spirituality. You can read about the start of this in her book Ready.Set.Connect:  10 Easy Ways to Create Joy in Your Life Today.