Grant Baldwin was a budding entrepreneur at a young age mowing lawns, starting an eBay store in high school, and selling odds and ends where he could to make a buck. He liked the idea of being in control of the status of his life rather than leaving the outcome to outside sources. A youth pastor at the church he attended made a great impression on Grant and led him down the path to becoming a youth pastor himself. He went to bible college, became a youth pastor at a local church, and discovered his love for speaking and communicating to other people. After his wife became pregnant with their first child, Grant decided to leave his position as a youth pastor to pursue a different career. He wasn't sure what he wanted to do right away, but eventually realized that his love for speaking could be made into a legitimate business. Today, he has spoken to over 400,000 people at over 500 events across the country and hosts The Speaker Lab, a podcast that educates people on speaking, and getting paid for it.