You are important.
One of my deepest beliefs is that you are here for a reason. Not just on this page, but on this planet at this time. Your work in the world--the real work that only you can do--is vital.
In this era of climate crisis, political divisiveness, and the general accelerating rate of change everywhere we look, stepping up and doing what you can / what you are called to do is as important as ever. Not only for you, but also for the people around you. We need each other.
These callings, or actions that make up your work come in different shapes and sizes. They may be personal in nature: forgiveness, generosity, compassion for ourselves and others. They may involve our communities, or our artistry, or they may take the shape of activism. They may be projects or endeavors we engage with as part of our professional lives...
So, we ask:
- In our personal lives, can we make choices and respond to events in a way that helps us to maintain our humor and peace-of-mind?
- In our artistic and social actions, can we develop clear-sightedness and the ability to act from a deeper place within ourselves?
- In our professional lives, can we be of service, prosper, and enjoy the day-to-day of it all while staying aligned with our values?
- How?!? And...
- Are we doing it?!?
You are more than important enough to ask these questions of yourself, and to commit yourself to answering them. There is no shortcut available. If there is it's not sustainable, and you know it.
I believe that the questions above can all be answered YES, or resolved. I also believe that they can be answered YES/resolved by you, should you so choose.
Welcome. I'm glad you are here.
How I've Come to Do What I Do
On my way to crafting my current practices and lifestyle, I explored many different career paths.
Some of them were purely creative pursuits. Others were motivated completely by a desire to make some cash so that I could "free myself up" to travel and create.
In my enthusiasm, I was sold many programs, courses, and other "shiny objects" that just were not an ideal fit, for me. I invested large amounts of time, energy, and money-that-I-didn't-have. On multiple occasions, I spent years digging myself out of debt.
Though all of this, I always knew deep down that my work in the world was out there, somewhere. I felt that my many diverse experiences and opportunities were grooming me to do something unique, fulfilling, and impactful, if only I could get out of my own way...
Can you relate to any of this?
Even some of the most "successful" people that I know, from entre
It seems to me that if I insist on my values, on what really matters, on exploring this idea of my work, that I might b
The question that I continue to ask myself / never gave up on is how can I combine
It took me a long time to get to a place where I could author my life instead of explore and survive. t's great to be an explorer. It's a natural stage for people to go through
In many ways, now that I've defined my work more profoundly for myself than ever before, I still have to choose it
As a coach, workshop leader, and speaker, I have been fortunate to help thousands of people connect more deeply to their creative and professional lives.
It breaks my heart to watch talented people stay in jobs that don't value who they are, that offer them so little for their time, and that don't offer them a chance to truly grow in their position.
I believe the same is true about you...
- In addition to my own VIP clients, I currently work in support of other leaders in the coaching industry
A few fun facts...
I use my training and experience as an actor every time I speak, tell stories, and coach. At it’s core, this training taught me how to more deeply connect with and listen to others. Professional training as a coach and business strategist has only built upon this, in fact...
I got my start as a coach during my time as a professional actor in NYC. I was often asked to coach young actors for auditions, to teach groups of beginners both the craft and business of acting, and to speak at large industry conventions across the country.
Partly during that time, I lived in an apartment so small (110 sq. ft.) that I was featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show. Every man dreams of being famous for having the smallest of something, right? Oh, and spoiler alert: Ellen and I spoon.
And finally, as part of a joke that did not know when to die, friends and I once started a hip-hop boyband called The Stop Boys. Against all odds and any good sense, we ended up performing in front of audiences as big as four thousand people, as well as landing our music on Spotify, and elsewhere.
My favorite song we did is called Come Alive, and it's inspired by one of my all-time favorite quotes: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” --Howard Thurman
For your listening pleasure. You're welcome. Or: I'm sorry. Whichever applies.