Greetings, and welcome to The Emotional Pet Guy podcast! I’m Adrian Archie, your guide on this incredible journey of self-discovery and pet parenting, where we marry emotional intelligence with pet wellness.

As the Founder of the nationwide all-natural pet supply retailer, petNmind Franchise Group, I’ve always had an immense love for pets and their well-being. But my path to becoming the Emotional Pet Guy wasn’t straightforward.

My journey began with the thrill of competition and teamwork on the football field, earning a full scholarship to the University of Richmond, and even taking a short stint in the NFL and CFL. After hanging up my cleats, I transitioned into a successful career as a Medical Device Sales Rep and Brand Manager. However, an abrupt end to this career path turned my world upside down.

These varied life experiences and transitions highlighted to me the importance of emotional intelligence and led me to delve into the fascinating field of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Unlike IQ, which measures our cognitive abilities, EQ refers to our ability to understand and manage our emotions and those of others. I realized that while IQ might get you through the door, EQ helps you climb the ladder of success, manage change, and lead a fulfilled life.

This newfound passion spurred me to become a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach. I firmly believe that everyone should be aware of their EQ and IQ and continuously strive to enhance them.

Today, I’m blending my passion for emotional intelligence with my love for pets and people. My mission is to help you live a more balanced, fulfilling life while fostering deeper, healthier relationships with your pets.

Through this podcast, I’m excited to share all that I’ve learned from my life experiences and studies. Together, let’s embark on a journey of emotional growth, personal development, and pet wellness.

Welcome to our community – here’s to us learning, growing, and navigating this beautiful, complicated journey together!