People often ask me, “Gavin, what is success to you?” The answer is simple: success is helping others by sharing what I learn and teaching them to never be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes. It’s reminding my clients that we’re all human and that we are all constantly improving on ourselves both personally and professionally, because that’s the only road to long-term growth. When running into a roadblock for success, my motto is, “A) We are going to figure out how to avoid this challenge in the future, and B) Since we’re in the situation now, we’re going to ensure that we leave it having learned something that’s going to benefit us in the future.”
There is no failure in business; there is simply running into hurdles that you don’t learn from. Through my coaching services I have not only educated and guided business owners through the process of strategizing effectively, but also how to apply lessons learned through hardship to their brand’s growth. When being a business owner feels like being caught in the eye of the hurricane, I am the stabilizer that my clients need to rest and refocus. Having gone through tribulations myself—first through bankruptcy and then through the passing of my mother— I empathize with business owners on a personal level and don’t beat around the bush. As my client, your hurdles are my hurdles, and my mission is to overcome them together.