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My Philosophy

Should I be your life coach? Maybe I should, perhaps I shouldn’t. I’m not going to the best for every person. If I’m not for you, we would both be better off with you working with someone who is.

For us to work together, we have to both determine we have a good chance at success. My goal is in every session to return several times more value to you than you pay to me in money and by spending your precious time with me.
I want to know you’re someone who truly wants to make a change.  I believe you are a powerful, resilient person. You are probably far more capable and resilient than you realize.  I’m looking for people who make a decision and then take action. I know you’re one of those people because you made a decision that led to the action that landed you on this page. We arere off to a good start!

We can’t control other people. We can’t control our circumstances. I want to focus on what we can control, and that is you. Not even I can control you. You are the only one in charge of you. You are the expert on your life. My goal is to help you realize that and remove whatever is keeping you from being the best version of you that you can be.

If you work with me, we will identify what it is you want in life, develop a plan to get there, and work that plan, including me holding you accountable for doing your part. I don’t want to create dependence on me. I want to help you rely on you. 

You’re a power, resilient being. Let’s bring that out of you.

How we will work together

We will work together to assess first of all who you truly are and what you genuinely want out of life. Unless you hire me for something specific like dealing with grief or small business consulting, we will look at seven essential areas of life.

Here is the basic framework I use:

  • Assess what in your life is out of balance-  What needs more attention? What may be taking too much of your focus?
  • Examine your limiting beliefs-  What beliefs might be holding your back?
  • Examine your Core Values &  Core Beliefs-  We’ll determine what you want to achieve and what things are important to you.
  • Set Goals- based on the above work, we’ll determine what your goals and strategies will be.
  • Make a plan- if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. You cannot get where you want to be without a roadmap.
  • Work the plan- we’ll continuously re-assess where we are. We’ll look at what is working and what is not working. I will be your accountability partner.

I won’t promise you riches, finding your soulmate or even happiness. Anyone who does is lying to you. Happiness is fleeting and dependent on circumstances. Fulfillment is what I will encourage you to seek. What I will promise you is I will help you set achievable goals; which don’t rely on exterior circumstances. We will work to create favorable conditions, which will likely lead to money and relationships and all the rest. When Jesus said “Seek ye first the Kingdom of heaven and all these things will be added to you.”, what he meant was to change from the inside out. Do the inner work first. Once we do that inner work, two things happen. First, you will find yourself more content in your present conditions. Second, you will attract to yourself better conditions.

My Résumé

Career

Engineering

I earned a B.S.  in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. I worked as an Operations Engineer for Columbia Gas of Ohio.

Corporate Sales

I sold computer systems for IBM, Sun Microsystems, and a number of small independent resellers for nearly twenty-five years. I was trained in sales techniques by some of the best and was a top performer in sales and sales management during my sales career

Owner/Operator of Treasured Locks

In 2002, my wife and I started Treasured Locks, an independent hair and skin care company. I built our first website. As a sole proprietor, I have had to learn all aspects of starting up and running a business including e-commerce, shipping, online marketing, and advertising, email (several platforms), SMS or text marketing, etc.

Avocation

Pre-Marital Counseling

My wife and I taught couples marriage skills at the Vineyard church for several years.

Boards of Directors

I serve on the Board of Directors for the SoulPhone Foundation working with Dr. Gary Schwartz and Dr. Mark Pitstick, among others, to bring this exciting technology to the world. I also volunteer to support Greater Reality Living from a technical perspective helping with social media, the website, email communications, etc.

I am on the Board of Directors of Helping Parents Heal, an international organization of nearly 15,000 members around the world. Helping Parents Heal brings together parents whose children have passed into the spirit world. We provide hope, support, and comfort.

Volunteer Work and Consulting

I am an affiliate leader for the Helping Parents Online Group, a Facebook support group with almost 5,000 members. The online group brings nationally recognized leaders in healing and the afterlife to our parents via teleconferencing technology.

I work part-time for the San Francisco Theological Seminary in their Applied Wisdom Institute, as a technical assistant. In that role, I have co-taught Grief and Spirituality to grief counselors and pastors.

I consult for a celebrity medium helping them with his website, social media and customer service.

Got Questions? Comments?

It never hurts to ask. Reach out to me and ask me anything. If you have any questions about my services, I’d love to answer them.