I’m not perfect…
….but parts of me are spectacular!
I am the future writer of dozens of best-selling books, translated into numerous languages and I will have spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world, sharing the incredible power of perspective, purpose and self-actualization.
As an expert on perspective, purpose and self-actualization I deliver inspiring keynote addresses and interactive workshops that help people recognize or create their purpose and then learn some great tips on how to live with it. Through personal humorous stories, I share experiences that empower audiences to live their purpose with passion.
I am a:
- Passionate Storyteller,
- Professional Public Speaker,
with a goal to inspire people to self- actualization. It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am.
I want to connect with you. Whatever your interests, I want to help you on your personal path to self-actualization. It can be up and down with lots of twists and turns, but like a great rollercoaster ride, it can also be a blast. I’m here to sit in that first seat with you and let you know what is coming up next… and whenever possible help you relax and make you laugh. I’d appreciate if you didn’t throw up on me, but I have dealt with worse.
My Views Briefly:
- I am a supporter of small government because it promotes self-actualization.
- I judge each proposed legislation on the basis of whether it promotes Individual and Societal growth.
- I feel that standard operating procedure is an idea that impedes mental and emotional evolution as well as creativity and innovation.
- I am a promoter of small local programs where involvement of actual people is a priority.
- I am more interested in the why than the yes or the no.
- I love to travel, I love people, I love new experiences, I love my past and I love our future.
- Self-actualization is a personal responsibility.
I can be lost in the stationery aisle or a book store for hours and be content.
Blessed are the nerds, because they are not going to inherit the world, they’ll be the ones to build it.
I’m sure we can find some common ground to relate with and build on. There is always something in common to talk about. My interests are vast. I have an ability to build relationships with all sorts of people: Republican or Democrat, Dog people or Cat, Pepsi or Coke, Dodge or Chevy. I like to mix tribes.
Dachia (Pronounced Dah’ sha). I have been a storyteller since the time I could talk, which was far too early if you ask my family. And I specialize in changing perspectives. I was born and raised in a horse family and business. As an Army brat, I lived my first few years overseas in Southeast Asia, making a few trips back to the states during that time. It was possibly this early experience that planted the seeds of adventure and exploration that I would spend the rest of my life exercising… or exorcising.
I graduated high school a semester early and started college immediately. I’m sure that sounds more scholarly than it really was. In truth I stumbled upon a loophole that allowed me to graduate early and so, excitedly (thinking I was finally done with this albatross called formal education), I had my parents sign the papers.
I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth. Believing I was clear of this, my father informed me I had three choices: I could either work full-time in the family horse business (something I had already been working in for 17 years and to be honest, was really not excited to continue), or I could go get a job (basically working just as hard as I had worked in the family business but on somebody elses goals and dreams), or I could go to college.
Having graduated with a 1.414 GPA, I felt pretty certain there was no way I was getting into college and thought I could milk the attempt for a few weeks and then hoped my dad would miraculously forget this entire conversation.
However, the local community college did accept me on probation and I grudgingly began my college career. And it turned out that I loved college.
And I was good at it.
Really good at it.
It was a completely different feel than high school. I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts, which at that time was an average degree. Liberal Arts degrees became the butt of many a joke over the years, but are now gaining ground in many fields; the holders being recognized as creative, out-of-the-box thinkers and creators. The innovators of our world.
After graduation, I married my college sweetheart and moved across the country and somewhat quickly divorced my college sweetheart. I was horse-less at this time and thinking I was happy or knew the path to get there. I was working 3 jobs and fell back into college, this time a business path in an MBA program. I excelled in this coursework and loved it. I had a knack for business. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and hungered for more challenge.
I found my needs met in the changing of perspectives.
I eventually hit the road to explore perspective and after several years, I was ready to create my own space and headed to the Black Hills. It is here that I share a great space with my brother and hold clinics of my own on the topic of perspective.
I’ve been facilitating alliances and masterminds and feed my travel urges by hitting the road for speaking engagements and one on one consultations.
I also gravitate towards sci-fi lovers and nerds because… well… it’s Sci-Fi. 😉
I spend time with my equine partner when I can, enjoying the awesome trails of the Black Hills. I also spend a lot of time in research and writing.
I feel like I’m writing a dating profile.. I like long walks on the beach… with the dogs and horse.
I start my day with about an hour of reading and investing time in my own growth and education.
If you are a regular Joe simply seeking yourself and self-actualization or trying to better your business, you are very welcome here. I’ve been in your shoes… sandals, pumps, boots, and quite often barefoot and know what struggles I had to wade through. I’ve tried to include loads of resources for you, including my blog. While I cannot promise it won’t be painless, I can promise it will be worth it. I’ve designed this website to cover your needs, as well.
Everybody is welcome to poke around as much as they would like. I have included as much information and resources as possible in order to help you succeed in self-actualization, build a solid and profitable horse business, gain some perspective, and embrace your purpose. Please be aware that I have a great sense of humor. I love sarcasm and I use it often and well. If you read something here that could be taken more than one way (as intended), assume the humorous way and move on. If you are easily offended, you should probably not continue from this point… and perhaps the internet is not a good place for you.
Parades and Wild West Re-enactments…
and singing the National Anthem… just a basic life.
The following group of pictures are from my life and travels. Thailand, Tahiti, Hong Kong, China, France, Mexico, and all over the states. Jobs ranging from horse care, business partner, and martial arts program director to renaissance fair and Sheriffs Department. I’m leading an eclectic life. A life that gives me the opportunity to meet so many different people from all over the world and to discuss with them their greatest needs, fears, ambitions, hopes and dreams and how I might be able to support them.
Drop me an email, a message or a voicemail anytime.
Don’t worry that I might fill your inbox with absolute drivel on a daily basis. I’d be surprised if I could organize myself to send you drivel on a weekly basis. Monthly is more likely.
If you are thinking of asking me a question such as “did you just flirt with my husband”, just assume I did.
Pascal Memishian , CT
I have discussed a number of educational issues with Dachia. She always advises people to make the best career choice possible and then match their choice of education with their career choice. Dr. Ray Head, Professor of Mathematics
“Dachia Evolutionary Gypsy”:
Dachia: Dachia’s name (circular reference)
Evolutionary: “pertaining to evolution or development” – Dictionary.com
Gypsy: “a member of a people scattered throughout Europe and North America, who maintain a nomadic way of life in industrialized societies.” — Dictionary.com
You might scratch your head upon hearing “Dachia Evolutionary Gypsy” for the first time–It’s a mouthful. I understand. But this triumvirate combination is quite an accurate way for Dachia to describe herself…
Dachia’s family was two miles away from my own while growing up. They raised horses, as did we. They loved animals, as did we. They were considered eccentric by their neighbors, as were we. Also, we rode the same bus to school – you get to know people intimately from riding the same bus. And like most busses, we had our bullies in the form of incorrigible eighth graders that picked on the rest of us. After Dachia’s family moved to town, a bully decided to pick on her and her brother. I remember this vividly. She’s not a big person but she fought back like a wildcat while many of us had resigned ourselves to the abuse. It’s stuck in my memory these nearly forty years since. Was it the red hair or the fatigue from cleaning boxstalls before school?? I do not know. But one thing is for certain – that tempestuous rebellion and searching has remained unfailing inside her throughout her life.
After years of lost contact and both of us travelling widely, I came to correspond with Dachia via social media—It was a refreshing pleasure. She’s evolved through her travels (D+E+G above). We have heated debates on any and all topics and she is that same fifth grader pushing back against a bully. Some grand olde party friends and I were decrying a pesky religious group and Dachia rebutted promptly and intelligently. Her passionate arguments nearly got me to change my stubborn mind. Nearly! That’s a tough nut…
There are few like her–the cliché is a “breath of fresh air.” But the cliché about clichés is that they are right most of the time. In all seriousness, consider yourself fortunate to know Dachia, as am I. She is all the things her resume says, and far more.
John Fitzsimmons Phoenix, AZ