Today we’d like to introduce you to Vincent A. Lanci. Them and their team share their story with us below:
A few days before what should have been the start of his last semester as an undergraduate student, Vincent A. Lanci was the victim of a hit-and-run accident while on foot. At first, there was speculation if he would make it through the initial night, but as he remained alive, the doubts switched over to that he may never go to the bathroom on his own, walk, or talk properly again.
As he started to recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), he began speaking in TBI support groups. He wanted to do more to give back. Now, he has delivered engagements that range from large venues including the Amway Center and Amalie Arena to working with students and one-on-one coaching.
Lanci is a Speaker, 4x Published Author, and host of 4 shows who helps unite others through shared stories while focusing on breaking mental health stigma, helping entrepreneurs push through their journey and understanding that adversity is just a noun in the dictionary. In 2022, his main focus will be to work with students through his books, Mental Health Week, and Mr. Lanci Talks Mental Health.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has been a blessing to have a second chance at life, so I feel the challenges are a small price to pay. It took me over 6 years to notice a significant improvement in my memory.
While I was recovering at Tampa General Hospital (TGH), a nurse had asked which school I went to. I responded Pulaski Road Elementary School. I was a 21-year-old Finance major at The University of Tampa, yet my brain thought I was a 5-year-old Kindergarten student, still.
Every day is a challenge as an entrepreneur. I have learned that things are not going to work out more often than they will and failure will come before success. I am enjoying the process and working relentlessly to both break mental health stigma and assist entrepreneurs in pushing through their challenges.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a Speaker, 4x Published Author, Host of 4 shows focusing on breaking mental health stigma, helping entrepreneurs succeed, overcoming adversity, and becoming a better writer.
I am most proud of being able to help individuals in several areas on a larger scale. Growing a brand as an entrepreneur takes time if you are doing so organically but am thankful for the progress and all who have helped me along the way. My first two shows have just reached two years old with a combined nearly 15,000 listens in 20 countries. I am looking forward to connecting with and inspiring individuals from more areas in 2022!
If I had to choose something that sets me apart, it would be consistency and prioritizing diversity. My two podcast shows have had at least one episode per week for two years straight. I make it my goal to feature individuals from all locations, industries, and backgrounds on my shows. I truly believe you never know which part of someone’s story will resonate with you most.
Books: Left for Dead: A Story of Redemption, How to Transform Your Mindset When the Norm is Changed: A Guide for Working Remote, Mr. Lanci Talks Mental Health: Vital Information for an Optimal Mindset, Mental Health Week
Shows: That Entrepreneur Show (Podcast), A Mental Health Break (Podcast), Writing with Authors (YouTube), Vin’s Story Share (YouTube)
We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I am a diehard Jets football fan although It is very hard to root for the team. I am 30 years old and they have only had more wins than losses 11 times in my life.
As a kid, I have great memories of going to Hofstra University to watch the team practice with family and friends. We used to leave practice and go to the dorms where players ate afterward to meet them and get autographs.
One unforgettable practice came when I met my favorite player, Curtis Martin. My father and I had left practice early to beat the crowd heading to the dorms and Martin had been injured at the time.
He pulled up in his black Range Rover with my father and me being the only two people there. We chatted then he signed a jersey and mini-helmet for me.
- Email: Info@VincentALanci.com
- Website: www.VincentALanci.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/vincentalanci
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/vincentalanci
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/vincentalanci
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0dil34Q5ILEuHgLVmfhXQ
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/vincentalanci