Roger Beaudoin MBA’89
What Words Have Changed Your Life?
To thine own self be true.
How Do You Want to Change the World?
Through my consulting company, I want to transform the hospitality industry, impacting the bottom line of restaurants and improving customer-service experiences globally. Through my health and lifestyle company, I wish to improve the health of others and help them achieve financial freedom. With this success, I wish to help those in need, particularly children's causes, through increased charitable contributions.
Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?
There will always be leaders and followers. The “get a job” mindset is paralyzing to creative and financial freedom. It’s fine for some, but for most it’s simply a means to an end, trading hours for dollars and not living for true passion. There is a ceiling to how far you rise and a ceiling to how much you can earn. Entrepreneurial leaders impact the world by creating jobs and new innovations and disrupting established industries. They tap into existing technologies and create new ones to fulfill dreams and destiny.
What Is Your Proudest Moment in Business?
I created an iconic restaurant and ski bar at a major New England ski resort that was named “Best Ski Bar USA” by Skiing Magazine and “Classic Ski Bar” by Ski Magazine. Other accolades include press in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Frommer’s travel guides, and other noteworthy publications.
What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?
Babson is a very competitive, life-changing kind of place that inspires dreams, creativity, and the belief that an individual can do anything with preparation, knowledge, and tenacity.
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?
Having a clear vision of opportunity and the tenacity to apply knowledge, resources, and inspiration to fulfill a dream.