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You know how little kids are always asking questions? They ask so many questions and so often that it is obnoxious. I aspire to that level of questioner. The question of "why?" is possibly the best question we can possibly ask in any situation. Like most adults, I grew out of the incessant questioning when I was still quite young. ... er...not that I am no longer still quite young.
I have really made an effort to become an expert at questioning. It is through questions of others, but mostly ourselves that we find our own little universal truths. It is through questions that we create or change perspectives. It is through questions that we create or recognize our purpose. It is through these things that we seek self-actualization. And that is some pretty cool stuff.
I hope this knowledge helps you understand why your call will not be answered at 3am my time (and... "my time" is a rather fluid notion). It is also one of the reasons why I don't include my number on the site.
If you want to know me and my perspective better (a good idea if hiring a speaker or taking advice), click here.
Real quotes from real people who really know me. I didn't even have to pay them... well, most of them.
This is the before picture. You know... before the audience arrives. Before the food is served. Before the tall guy with the shiny belt buckle spills his Mountain Dew and that whole area becomes really sticky. Before you start quietly hoping that whoever counts the napkins and flatware after the event is accurate and comes up with the same as when it all started. I get it. You have enough to worry about. You don't need to be wondering if the speaker is going to show or not be able to relate to the audience. Sound concerns... but you don't need to be focusing on that with me. I know where you are coming from, even if you don't like icing or French toast.
Not following the marketing herd... life is a series of experiments.I have had a LinkedIn account since 2009. At that time, my main topic was health, wellness, nutrition and fitness. All my online medium reflected that interest and I was very comfortable and confident with my online presence(s). As you know, if you've been following my blog, (and if you haven't been, I trust you will correct that now), I felt there was something missing and I moved to a much bigger and way cooler purpose.... read more.
As an avid traveler and mover, I think I see the world a bit differently than those who have chosen to stay in the same small town or even big city they grew up in or got married in 25 years ago. I think that this sort of life, although fulfilling for some people, and quite dull for others, does have the tendency to ... read more.
I am a successful life mentor and group consultant, offering several options to help you become the person you wish to be: with purpose, conviction and a plan. With guidance, inspiration and the right tools, a life of balance and grounded happiness can be yours.
My style of speaking and mentoring can be a bit blunt. It is not my place on this earth to try to make life more palatable for you. I'm a straight-talker. It is what it is. Now, if you don't like what it it is... let's change it.
I'm available to speak anywhere in the world for events large and small, public and private, and from a single presentation to a multi-day workshop.
Are you wondering if you are a fit with my audience or mentoring clients? I'll tell you this; I tend to gravitate towards Nerds and Natural Horsemen. Why? Because these groups tend to have an experience of life that gives them an edge in understanding purpose and its power. Also, when I use the term Epic Fail with fellow nerds, I know we are thinking the same thing... the Fourth Indiana Jones, Jar Jar Binks and orange crocs. However, I don't tend to speak of epic fails in my keynotes and workshops, it's just fun to know we have that in common.
I have done many types of coaching and mentoring, from relationship and communication to physical fitness to career and lifestyle. My interest has grown into developing purpose and changing perspective. With Purpose and perspective, almost anything is possible. Without them, almost nothing is. My audiences are people who want to be happy and create a lifestyle where happiness is a priority. I have also worked with groups and individuals who either wish to prevent serious disease or come back from it. We can work across a table or across the country, choice is yours. The key to every endeavor is recognizing or creating purpose and then learning how to live with it each day.
Speaking engagements- I love to travel and would enjoy meeting with your group, sharing the basics of becoming a whole and well person, and help you find your personal happiness and fulfillment. My schedule is in a constant state of change, so best to contact me and we can discuss possible dates.
Personal Mentoring- Sometimes people need a little more than the information. I offer one-on-one face-to-face or long-distance virtual mentoring designed to help you recognize the necessary changes needed to become the person you choose to be.
Workshops- I can meet with a small to medium sized group of people and together we can make a big leap ahead in the process of developing purpose.
Workbooks- Designed for the do-it-yourself-er, this is a home-study workbook that you can work through from the privacy of your own home. Not everybody likes to go out and be part of a group. I gotcha covered. And I'm still available for personal mentoring if you need it.
If you have questions or want to book me or want to know when I might be in your area, just email me. Be as verbose as you like.
In a nutshell, Self-Actualization is the fulfillment of our potential an becoming all that we are capable of being.
Self-Actualization is a very basic and strong need. As Abraham Maslow puts it, "What a man can be, he must be."
The desire to fulfill this need is so strong that to not do so is painful and causes suffering.
I've been studying and researching Self-Actualization for years and look forward to helping people achieve it.
As you probably know, I spent a great deal of my life in the field of health and wellness. Finding advice on health topics is pretty easy. It's everywhere. I have been hearing it for 40 years. So, finding the advice is not the problem. Knowing which advice is actually valuable is the key to the rest of your life. Some of the advice you can just intuitively feel is garbage, especially after you have been doing this for nearly 30 years. read more.
When I was younger, I think I was fairly typical in my ability to be offended, or my inability to separate fact from opinion. I could hear something or see something and I could be instantaneously annoyed and personally affronted. It was some years later before I realized that I was not personally involved with most things that were happening or being said. read more.
One of my favorite words is Perspective. Perspective is a way of looking at or thinking about something.
Perspective can change greatly simply by a tiny shift. Imagine a balcony that overlooks a beautiful lake. But just outside your particular balcony is a large tree that blocks your view. If you walk a feet down your balcony, you can view the lake. That is perspective.
Change your perspective and change your life. I can help you do that.
If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer, or someone you love has, your emotions are whirling and you have so many questions and concerns that you don't know where to begin.
I have been in the field of health for nearly 30 years. I also have quite a bit of experience with cancer. I remember what it was like 15 years ago and what it is today. For more, go to The Cancer Coach.