124: Gavin Lantzy | Beyond The Boradroom – Cultivating A Legacy In Entrepreneurship

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On today’s episode of The Edge of Excellence, Matt is joined by entrepreneur Gavin Lantzy, CEO of SaaviHome, a company specializing in home technology installation and now venturing into franchising. Gavin discusses the importance of accountability and discipline in achieving business goals, emphasizing a culture of determination where goals are pursued ‘hell or high water.’ He shares his journey from an executive in home entertainment to taking over the family business from his father, transforming it into a leader in its industry. This transformation was fueled by his belief in continuous improvement and his passion, not just for the business itself, but for the process of learning and growth.

Gavin’s story also explores personal challenges and pivotal moments, including a serious injury that shifted his path from aspiring professional skier to entrepreneur. This adversity led him to embrace new opportunities, including starting his own business through the entrepreneurial training program College Works Painting. He credits his early start and the mentors who guided him for his success, highlighting the sacrifice and time investment required to achieve long-term goals. Gavin’s approach to balancing life and work emphasizes the necessity of occasional imbalance to ensure overall life balance and success.

The conversation transitions into Gavin’s current challenges and aspirations as he leads Savvy Homes into the franchising world. He discusses the need to develop new skill sets, such as strategic vision, execution framework, and financial management, crucial for navigating the complexities of a growing business. The loss of his father in a tragic accident emerges as a profound moment, inspiring Gavin to honor his father’s legacy through his work. This personal loss transformed into a driving force for Gavin, underscoring the episode’s theme of finding opportunity in adversity and the continuous journey towards excellence.

The conversation transitions into Gavin’s current challenges and aspirations as he leads Savvy Homes into the franchising world. He discusses the need to develop new skill sets, such as strategic vision, execution framework, and financial management, crucial for navigating the complexities of a growing business. The loss of his father in a tragic accident emerges as a profound moment, inspiring Gavin to honor his father’s legacy through his work. This personal loss transformed into a driving force for Gavin, underscoring the episode’s theme of finding opportunity in adversity and the continuous journey towards excellence.

Join Matt and Lisa for this fascinating conversation.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • The necessity of creating a culture where goals are pursued with utmost dedication.
  • Gavin’s transition from a potential skiing career to entrepreneurship after a significant injury.
  • His evolution from working in home entertainment to taking over and expanding the family business into a leading brand.
  • Gavin’s personal definition of excellence as a continuous process of improvement, rather than a final destination.
  • The nuances of transitioning leadership within a family business, including setting up a formal buyout and aligning on a shared vision.
  • The new skills and mindset required as SaaviHome shifts towards franchising, from strategic vision to financial management.
  • How the tragic loss of Gavin’s father became a driving force, the power of legacy and the motivational aspect of personal connections in business.
  • Gavin’s choice to prioritize his career in his youth, setting a foundation for future freedom and success.
  • And so much more…

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