On June 18, 2015, I was fired by my employer at a Lunch Meeting. My son was 2 years old and my wife was 6 1/2 months pregnant with our second child. It was Father's Day weekend! That weekend, I got hungry and committed to living the Professional Speaking Dream I had been "talking" about for years.
With the support of my family and friends, I applied the techniques I learned as a Volunteer, Student Leader, Toy Store Manager, Salesperson, Community College Educator, Event Planner, Fundraising Auctioneer and Entertainer to create the community and culture needed transform my career aspirations into the 5-Star Masterpiece I hungered for.
I'm now invited to demonstrate my recipe for crafting the mindset needed to create a workplace culture that stimulates career advancement, productivity and profits with professional associations, corporations, schools, colleges, universities, nonprofits, and civic groups around the world. The same recipe I have used to go from unemployed, to being recognized by the National Speakers Association in 2022 as one of the top Professional Speakers on the planet.
When I'm not speaking, I practice what I teach. I currently serve as a volunteer and Board Chair for the Non-Profit organization Hustle USA / Hustle PHX. Their team of staff and volunteers provide aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved urban communities with the resources and "family culture" needed to start and operate thriving businesses.