About Our Founder:
As the founder of Grit.org, Brian Harbin is determined to spend the second half of his professional career dedicated to teaching life and success principles to current and future generations in order to help them become mentally, physically, and emotionally resilient for whatever life puts in his or her path.
The first half of his professional career was birthed while Brian was in college. As a freshman at the University of Georgia, he started his own business selling educational books door to door and spent over 10,000 hours in face to face sales and finished the #1 salesperson out of over 2,600 his final year. He simultaneously built a multi-million dollar sales organization of 64 college students and became one of the top 10 recruiters in the history of the 140 year old internship program.
He graduated college debt free with over 6 figures saved in the bank, traveled to over 17 countries, and honeymooned in New Zealand with his wife for the first 6 months of their marriage.
He went on to spend the next 14 years building an insurance brokerage firm from scratch with 20+ agents that still generates 8 figures in total premium each year.
After amassing over 40,000 hours of face to face sales and reaching over $1 million in personal sales in 5 different industries including real estate and advertising sales, he pivoted his skills to brokering domain names where he closed the 14th largest domain sale of all time with ice.com and is currently regarded as one of the top domain brokers in the world (gritbrokerage.com).
He has coached over 20 seasons of flag football and basketball and is the JV tennis coach at one of the premiere college preparatory schools in the nation.
Brian has been married to his wife Jennifer for 14 years and has 3 boys (12, 7, and 4).
They reside in Jacksonville, Florida.