056 — Kelly Giard

Podcast Summary:

Kelly Giard is quietly changing the lawn care industry with his green company. He’s a humble guy who shares amazing points of leadership wisdom throughout this episode. For example:

1. “You want to follow owners who have their own money on the line.”
2. “Letting go of control was probably the biggest thing I had to learn…developing the ultimate confidence in your team members…”
3. “Invite criticism early and take it on as a positive thing…”
4. “It’s better to work with the talent within…versus bringing someone in cold…”
5. “The startup phase and the people associated with it aren’t necessarily going to be the same people that execute the business…longer term…and that that’s ok.”

Click to Tweet Kelly Giard, CEO & Founder of Clean Air Lawn Care, is quietly changing the lawn care industry with his green company. https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=1076

 

Name: Kelly Giard, Founder & CEO

Company: Clean Air Lawn Care

Powerful Promise of Value: Clean Air Lawn Care provides lawn care services using solar-powered electric equipment and organic fertilizers that are safe for children and pets.

Headquartered In: Fort Collins, Colorado

Blind Spot: “…I under communicate…I’ll say things once…or sometimes I just not say things at all…”

Banish Your Business Building Blindspot!

Favorite Resources for Productivity: “Any decision I make, I invert it…”

Favorite Resources that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman (Yvon Chouinard)

Contacts: http://cleanairlawncare.com/, kelly@cleanairlawncare.com

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