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.
My clients include numerous equine professionals as well as individuals and leaders of large organizations. For over two decades, I have been a regular contributor to several publications around the country including The Lawrence County Journal, (South Dakota) and The Hill Country Sun (Texas) and numerous online outlets.
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 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.
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.
As a misunderstood creative–type, I can help businesses create creative space for creatives. It’s just a matter of perspective.
Available to speak to your group, just find one of the many email buttons or forms and start talking.
Three Main Topics…
Topics I speak, write and guide on and how they came to be.
Just a little background. My parents were far from conventional. I consider that an incredibly lucky life circumstance. While it would be many years before I would recognize that my mother was a bit of a Bohemian herself, it would be a few more before I would embrace the term and lifestyle for myself… possibly because my dad was NOT. I had a very untypical upbringing, and yet in many respects we were just like any other family.
My parents met and married overseas and although we each were born in the U.S., we returned to Southeast Asia where we spent the early years of our childhood. As the youngest, I spent the fewest years there, but it was still somewhat formative.
We had a nice home in an American neighborhood, with a few rich and/or famous neighbors. I went to kindergarten overseas. So, my first memories had to do with Monks, and servants, and my best friend who was Thai, and my first crush, whose name was Cabot. We had a horse named Sandy who was pregnant when we bought her and she gave birth to a black foal whom we named Fireball. Clearly, horses would be a recurring theme in my life. Living in a culture so foreign to so many, but as if it were my own, helped me to remain open to cultural differences and ideas throughout my life.
I tend to live outside the lines. Actually, I rarely even notice the lines. I cross over lines and social mores as easily and sometimes as thoughtlessly as I step over seams in the sidewalk. I embrace freedom and often have an inclination to move from place to place, but not just physically. I can move from idea to idea and find freedom in each decision I make. I, as well as most of us, are constantly evolving. We are in a constant state of becoming and we revel in the idea that there is no end.
Once I started to recognize my personal need for Self-Actualization, I started to see how many people were living in a sort of denial of this need. I also realized that the inability to move towards this incredibly strong need was causing a great deal of pain and suffering. It was then that I realized my need to speak and write on the topic in an effort to help people achieve it.
Living in the company of horses taught me more than I could possibly recognize even now. Their behavior, communication, nature. Their pure honesty. It would be many years after my first introduction that I learned of a philosophy called Natural Horsemanship. It was through this experience that I began to really pay attention to myself. It was through this experience that I really understood how my life with horses could and did affect my life everywhere else. I now refer to this experience as my training in Perspective. Seeing things from a horse’s point of view has helped me understand the many views of my fellow man.
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.