My quest is to live in a world where people from every background grow with an internal knowledge of their unique value, while celebrating their connection to the global community.
As a professional speaker, trainer, and author, I have a personal mission of supporting and training you to become all you can be by helping you take specific actions to achieve your dreams. My message of “becoming” is the result of overcoming many of the same challenges now faced by my students.
Born January 29, 1947 in the Midwest, my father was a contractor and my mother an evangelist. I grew up learning real estate investment and development on my daddy’s knee and how to empower and contribute to others on my mother’s knee.
Sometimes people say to me “Of course, it’s easy for you to ‘escape from was.’ You have money and you have the life, you’ve already done it.” It hasn’t always been like this for me. As an adult I found myself divorced and financially destitute after 25 years of marriage. I had no idea how to support myself financially and owed the IRS $90,000. This potentially devastating life challenge began my personal journey toward adult effectiveness. I decided I was going to have a life worth living and was going to create a legacy.