Storytelling Through the Highs and Lows with Robert Hartwell

UPDATED: January 30, 2024
PUBLISHED: November 11, 2022
Storytelling Through the Highs and Lows with Robert Hartwell

What happened? What did you learn? What do you want them to do?

Robert Hartwell is passionate about telling stories when you’re on a mountaintop, as well as when you’re in a valley. He chats with Brilliant Thoughts host Tristan Ahumada about how he used storytelling, honesty and relationships to further his career. He also discusses his collaboration with OWN, HGTV and Scott Brothers Entertainment to chronicle his home renovation for Discovery+, where he will serve as host and executive producer.

Hartwell has loved stories since he saw his first play at 7 years old. That love of storytelling led him to move to New York and achieve his dreams of working in Broadway, but eventually he realized he still wanted more. So, he became an entrepreneur, opening first The Broadway Collective and then Strength on Stages. Now, he discusses the connection between storytelling and marketing, his struggles with burnout and his framework for creating a story. 

Brilliant Thoughts with Tristan Ahumada is no longer releasing new episodes on the SUCCESS Podcast Network, but you can still listen to the full conversation below.

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Tristan Ahumada is the People Editor for SUCCESS, operates Lab Coat Agents as its CEO, consults Fortune 500 companies, runs a successful Real Estate team in California, expansion teams in the U.S. (in different brokerages), owner in one Brokerage, currently sits on different boards for tech companies, and is also an international speaker. His love for technology and systems pushes him to test and use the latest products for growth for all businesses around the world including Real Estate Agents/Brokers. Tristan is from Southern California where he currently lives with his wife and two kids.