I have enjoyed such an exciting career and life, full of diverse experiences that allowed me access to the power of human potential. Whether it’s working with gang members in inner-city Chicago to speaking to rooms of thousands of people, I have discovered that people truly want to be loved, to be successful, to have an opportunity to realize their potential. I see it as a privilege to be in a position where I can support individuals and organizations by helping them to empower themselves with the skills and attitudes necessary for success.
There is nothing like being a part of positive change. When people ask how I would describe my work, I have often utilized the metaphor of a car battery. You don’t just automatically throw it out if the car fails to start — sometimes, you just need to grab some jumper cables to give it a jolt. That’s me. I’m the set of jumper cables that offers a spark to push you forward towards achieving the greatness clearly within you. Whether it’s watching a group that previously experienced tension and dysfunction play together during one of my sessions and become motivated to become a unified and productive force, listening to young people after a workshop share their stories and thank me for inspiring them to go for their dreams, or seeing the liberating power of a presentation in which participants confront and work through their own cultural biases to become committed to building inclusive spaces… that’s what drives me in this labor of love.
My hope is that every single person reading this blog posts fully appreciates their own unique gifts. I’m here to support you in the journey!