Apologized to my amazing ex-wife for being an asshole to her during our divorce.
Discovered the secret to getting an A in collage, at 22, was to do everything backwards. Completed the 12-week Body-for-Life challenge in 1999, after quitting twice. In 2001, started a life-long quest for self-generated happiness. Discovered that troubleshooting websites was crushing my soul. Finished in the top-18, worldwide, in the 2013 Toastmasters International Speech Contest. Big fan of shining a spotlight on the talents and accomplishments of others. Reno mayor, Hillary Schieve, says I “have an awesome ability to make people want to go far.”
Speaking Appearances & Workshops
Association of Environmental Professionals – Annual Board of Directors Summit
Audience: Environmental Professionals
Topic: Joomla website design
Contact: Lynne Bynder, Executive Director
San Diego, CA, Aug 16, 2014
The Historic Monterey Trail District (formerly North Franklin District) – 25th Annual Meeting
Audience: Small business owners
Title: This Economy Needs You (To Stick With It!)
Contact: Kathy Tescher, Executive Director
Sacramento, CA, Sept 16, 2011
Public speaking is your rocket ship to confidence
After a couple of years of one-on-one life coaching I wanted to share my coaching insights in front of a gigantic audience of strangers. Except, I was still too scared to move past one-on-one interactions. So, in January 2010, I forced myself to go to my first Toastmasters meeting.
I know what it’s like to give a butterflies-in-my-stomach, talking-too-fast, nerve-racking, fidgety-handed, dry-mouthed speech. I also know what it’s like to win 2nd-place and come out in the top 18 out of 30,000 speakers world-wide, in front of 500 attendees at the 2013 Toastmasters International Convention in Cincinnati, OH on Aug 22, 2013.