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Tom Lewis Speaks to Student Body at Gilbert Christian High School
By Claire Natale - Friday Jan 26, 2024
Local Businessman and Nonprofit Founder Chats With Students About Business Advice From His Book, Solid Ground
On Jan. 5, Tom Lewis, award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder of the T.W. Lewis Company (the #1 luxury homebuilder in the country) spoke with students at Gilbert Christian High School about business tips from his book, Solid Ground: A Foundation for Winning in Work and Life.



In his speech to the entire school of approximately 500 students, he touched on topics such as the difference between moral and performance traits, the importance of trying hard things and building resilience, setting goals, finding your talent and helping other people.



“Do not shy away from trying hard things, because if you try hard things you fail,” said Lewis in his speech. “If you fail, you get back up and try again. You do that a couple of times and ultimately you succeed, and it builds your resilience and your self-esteem.”



Lewis is an advocate for education for teens and young adults. In addition to speaking with and supporting local Christian high schools, he is also the founder of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky.



His book, Solid Ground, shatters the popular myths in today’s culture about how to create a successful life and career. In it, he offers both a road map and a compass for discovering True North.



For more information about Lewis and his company, please visit twlewis.com. To connect with Lewis online, please visit @twlewisauthor on Facebook and Instagram and @twlewis_ on Twitter.



About T.W. Lewis Foundation

Tom Lewis is an award-winning businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1991, T.W. Lewis Company is best known for its outstanding quality and customer service in the homebuilding industry. Among its numerous industry awards are the America’s Best Builder Award in 1998 and the National Housing Quality Gold Award in 2009. In 2013 Tom received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Builder Magazine and the National Housing Quality Award Committee and was named the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Hall of Fame. In 2020, Tom published Solid Ground: A Foundation for Winning in Work and Life. This award-winning book shatters the popular myths in today’s culture about how to create a successful life and career. Solid Ground addresses and explains the real principles and habits that lead to both success and happiness. For more information about his book, please visit solidgroundbook.com?