Today we are joined by Kat Cole, former President and COO of North America for Focus Brands which owns famous companies such as Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Cinnabon, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill and more. Kat shares her life story growing up surrounded by poverty and with an alcoholic father. She also describes how her upbringing has defined her relationship with money and happiness.
In this episode, Kat breaks down the valuable financial and business lessons she learned working in the restaurant industry and how she built her career to now lead multi-billion dollar businesses. We hope you find Kat's vulnerability inspiring and endearing as you work towards your retirement goals.
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Wes Moss is on a mission: help at least 1 million Americans of any age retire sooner and find joy along the way. A seasoned finance professional, best-selling author, broadcaster, and teacher, Wes has done extensive research on the habits of the happiest retirees. On this podcast, Wes shares key lifestyle and money habits you can implement now to prepare for a secure future while not depriving yourself of happiness in the present. In addition to leveraging his 20+ years of knowledge as an investment advisor, Wes brings in guests and specialists to teach you how to set and work towards your financial and lifestyle objectives. Refreshingly-free of mind-numbing financial jargon and unrealistic money goals, Retire Sooner with Wes Moss gives listeners the tools on how to retire sooner in the real world.