I draw on and share 36 years of study, leadership and mentoring. Although I’ve enjoyed much success, my accidents, failures and disappointments contribute at least as much to my offering as a coach.
I grew up in a stable, loving household in rural Ohio. Looking back, and getting to know other families through my life, I now realise my home was not ‘normal’. In fact, my childhood notion of ‘normal’ applies to so few real families that it is mainly a fiction. Almost every family I’ve come across is ‘messed up’ according to one or more of my childish rules of normality, and that includes mine. Yet, I love my parents, siblings and extended relatives all the more as I learn of their individual and our shared frailties.
I’ve had a great interest in philosophy, psychology, comparative mythology and spirituality since my university years. Although I’ve done formal courses in philosophy and psychology, my academic study was mainly the fuel for my life-long learning through reading and practical application.