I grew up in a little town in the mountains of northern Arizona where rock climbing, backpacking, and long-distance cycling filled my days and nights. I always had a paper route, lawn mowing business or some other money-making enterprise going on.
While in college, I served in the highest elected youth position in the Boy Scouts, traveled the country speaking and teaching at leadership seminars and conferences, and was invited to present the annual report to the President at the White House. I married young, had a child and divorced, and was a single dad with full custody for many years.
Professionally, I managed both corporate and independent restaurants for about a decade but was not feeling quite fulfilled. I had all these business skills but I wanted something different so I started down the pathway of the sustainability movement, moved to intentional community, learned organic gardening, certified in permaculture, immersed myself in natural building, and sold home-grown and homemade products at farmer’s markets. I founded a global non-profit association of natural builders and was executive director for five years.
All that experience came together when I formed a consultancy to help small and mid-sized sustainable businesses such as organic farmers, food manufacturers, clothing designers and soap makers, and natural building contractors and educators.
Spirituality has always been important to me and, while I was raised in the Christian faith, I was also fascinated by the spirituality of the Apache, Hopi, Navajo and Tohono O’odham people I grew up with, as well as Taoist and Buddhist philosophy. I studied at a Christian Seminary for three years in my teens and was active in a Tibetan Buddhist sangha for another three years in my twenties. In my thirties I co-led a group of non-violent communication mediators. And, during another three year period, I apprenticed to a spiritual teacher who had healed himself from blindness. It was during this time that I transitioned from “business coach with a spiritual background” to “spiritual coach with a business background”.
In my forties, when I met Stacey, I went into a spiritual depth with her that was beyond anything I’d previously experienced. She’s a spiritual healer and she helped me connect to a more deeply intuitive kind of work that supports people to heal emotionally and psychologically. Where she’s the energy surgeon, I’m the energy equivalent of a physical therapist.
Some of my clients are in the sustainability movement and others are psychotherapists, coaches, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. I tend to attract people who are doing good work in the world one way or another and who want to do it from a more spiritually-centered, intuitive place. I help them connect more deeply to their Soul’s knowing, amplify that, and then go from there and create the good they’re doing in the world using more of their capacity.
In summary, I understand the unique challenges leaders and business owners face each day and am an experienced coach for those who wish to strengthen their abilities. I am uniquely qualified to support those who are working to protect and improve the environment, human rights, or alternative health practices. My deep spiritual roots, informed by many philosophies and traditions as well as my own relationship with Spirit, is at the heart of everything I do. My current work with the Ancient Ones has awakened my Soul’s knowing in such a way that it brings the whole of life into perspective. My Soul’s purpose is to assist others into wholeness.