I'm a husband, a father, a Yankee fan, a drummer, a speaker, and a performance coach who is really, really, intensely passionate about helping people do their most important work.
Years as a small business owner building relationships with other small business owners taught me that many of us were struggling, but were too afraid to say anything because admitting the challenges we were facing betrayed the veneer of success we were hiding behind. The problem was that if no one was willing to raise their hand and say, "this is really hard sometimes," then we would all continue to feel isolated and uniquely ineffective. I decided that my act of leadership could be to say what I believed we were all thinking.
In time I realized that my vulnerability and unique insights into the challenges others were facing had helped me become a trusted advisor to people from a wide variety of business and non-profit sectors and that I was able to help them address the issues they were facing with more clarity and traction than they were able to summon alone.
I started speaking and coaching because it was clear to me that my most important work – the unique value I could offer the world – was to help others do their most important work. My informal style – like my ever-present blue Chucks – might seem irreverent for someone who coaches accountants, bankers, and executives, but thankfully my shoes don't prevent me from helping people clearly define the work that matters most so they can spend more of their limited time and energy on it.
If the prospect of spending your time and energy to more effectively pursue your most important work sounds interesting to you...maybe we should talk.