Beginning in high school, I spent ten years shackled by fear and insecurity. Panic attacks kept me home from school, fear silenced me in class and lack of confidence told me to play it safe. I was a fraction of the person I could have been. My grades, musical potential, athletic ability, relationships and future all suffered greatly. Fear owned my life and I didn’t know what to do. My anxiety was so severe that I considered death to be a better alternative than having to suffer my whole life. I was hopeless.
My rescue came in the form of… tragedy. I watched a friend fall two stories to his death on a construction site. The memory of seeing his parents pain will never leave my mind. It’s the same memory that gave me the strength to save two family friends from drowning. I discovered something about myself that day. There was strength and courage in me.
I’ve devoted my life to the study of leadership and living a life of meaning. Leaders often find themselves in a lonely place; giving everything to others while their own needs for support, perspective, accountability and balance are neglected. I support leaders all over the country through one on one coaching and mastermind groups.
I live in Buffalo, New York with my wife Lydia, my son Gunnar and my daughter Skylar.
Questions about the coaching process?
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org