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I love writing. I started a blog several years ago for the Healthy Horseman. My purpose, as I recognized it it at that time, was health and wellness education.
My purpose became much bigger and more interesting to me when I began to think more about human needs and self-actualization, and when I started to realize how our perspective and choices affect every aspect of our lives.
I absolutely love being on stage or the center of a room. But what I love even more is bringing something to my audience.
I have been writing since I was kid. I love to write. While I have published articles in various newspapers and magazines over the last 30 years, I had really fallen in love with blogging as soon as it hit the internet stage. I'm making an effort to publish elsewhere again. Let me know if you would like a guest blogger or would like me to submit an article to your established and well-trafficked online magazine
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.
I am still taking deposits for 2015. If you have some dates to check out, just email me.
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.
Haters gonna hate. Over the years, I had witnessed an interesting human behavior. There are certain needs that people have. One is the need to belong. It is similar to the need for security. A comfort zone. People become very emotional and reactionary when their comfort zones are messed with. Take diet for example. Just about any group that has consciously chosen to belong to a group, be it vegans, or paleo, or Atkins, or Jenny Craig, (it doesn't matter the group, only that they belong to it), members will argue with passion that their chosen group is the best and that all other groups are wrong. ...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.
Self-Actualization- for the individual on a personal or professional level. For the business itself, as well.
Perspective- a straightforward approach to getting it or changing it. Our perspective outlines our lives and the choices we make.
Purpose- We can deal with or find almost any how if we just have a big enough why.
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.
Don't take it personally...Recognize that people's issues are mostly about them.
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.