As a philosophy student at the University of New Orleans, Grant was intrigued by applied philosophical models and “wisdom literature,” including Zig Ziglar.
In 2003 when Grant started his first business, Laughing Buddha Nursery, Ziglar principles helped him set and achieve long-term goals, build winning relationships with customers, vendors and partners and persevere through the tough times.
Now he takes pride in passing on these principles that have helped him succeed to others as a Ziglar Legacy Instructor.
He continues to operate Laughing Buddha Nursery, as well as a soil and livestock farm, Local Cooling Farms, with his wife, Kate. He is an Eagle Scout, and has been recognized by Gambit’s 40 Under 40 (2004) and City Business.