I can help you make changes in your lifestyle, health, career, relationships, work, and more. Want to go back to school? Get in better shape? Stop smoking? Improve your self-esteem? Find your higher purpose? You have only one life to live. Make it the one you truly want. I can help in all these areas and more.
Have a business or nonprofit that you would like to grow? I can help you achieve your goals by working with you on marketing, business model development, research and evaluation, program development, staff development, and professional writing. I specialize in working with business and nonprofit entrepreneurs.
I have a PhD in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore. This research-based doctoral degree has provided me the skills to conduct scholarly research. I also can provide program evaluation services for grants and other types of funding where process and outcomes evaluation is required.
I have extensive teaching experience teaching undergraduate and graduate-level university students. I can provide teaching services in professional settings such as staff training. In addition, I was a participant in the presitgious Lilly Teaching Fellows Program at the University of Georgia.
I am a published author with almost 20 peer-reviewed articles published in scholarly journals. I am currently writing a novel and a non-fiction textbook. I am an accomplished technical writer as well so I can help you with any writing needs you have.
I am an inspiring public speaker that can speak on contemporary issues in topics ranging from health and well-being, public policy, current events, nonprofit management, business, and more. I am equally comfortable speaking to small groups and large audiences.
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Now is the Time to Change Your Life!
Not tomorrow. Not someday. Not soon. Now!
Whether you want to make a change in your life or business, you can only do it in the present moment.
Most people dream of a better life, but stay stuck in the false security of the status quo. The journey to the life you dream of involves taking that first step.
It doesn’t matter how impossible it might seem. There is always a way to get started. The key is to take that first step.
A few things I’m really good at
If we don’t let our own lights shine,
how in the world do we expect to make a difference in the world?
Owning your strengths, abilities, and dreams that make you the unique and special you are isn’t arrogance. It is actually what we are here for. To become the best versions of ourselves that is possible. But you can’t do that if you let fear and self-doubt stop you from living the kind of life your are intended to live.
I know firsthand how powerful feeling unworthy is. Until I got sober in 1982 my life was a mess. I had no self-esteem and couldn’t imagine being worthy of experiencing all that life has to offer. Today, I am a transformed, actualized person who is living a life I never would have believed possible. I learned through hard work, persistence, and faith that anything is possible.
Today I can share my strengths and hope with others. I know that I have a lot to offer others. Sharing the best version of me and helping inspire others to realize their dreams is why I am here and why I am good at what I do.
TRANSFORMING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES
Inherent in every weakness is the seed of a strength. That means that no matter how negative a situation may be and how hopeless it may seem, there is also the potential for transforming it into a positive. I understand firsthand from tranforming my life how to help others transform theirs.
One of the blessings at having to overcome abuse and addiction is that I see how I can use my experiences to help inspire others to reach for their dreams. I have a special respect for underdogs and those that have a hard time imaginging more in their lives. I know what it is like to go from living in darkness to living in the light.
SEEING HOPE WHERE THERE IS DESPAIR
There is a saying that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I know from my experiences in finding recovery from addiction and abuse how powerful despair is. I also know that there is always hope especially when you can’t see it. The interesting thing about hope is that it frequently reveals itself when we let others help us.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD
A key principle in my recovery is seeing how I can use my experiences in helping to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I undersand from my own experience what it is like to go through the transformation process. There is no better feeling in the world than helping to make a difference in the lives of others as it makes the struggle of growth worthwhile.
STEP 1: Clarify your goals
One of the greatest challenges to make the kind of life or business changes you want is to be clear about what your goals are. All too often, people want some kind of change, but don’t know specifically what they want. It’s sort of like going to a travel agent and wanting to buy a ticket, but not having a destination in mind.
STEP 2: Develop a plan of action toward achieving your goals
The change process involves developing a plan of specific actions you can take toward reaching your goals. One of the most important parts of this step is creating a plan that is feasible so that you will be confident you can achieve your goals.
STEP 3: Implement your plan of action one step at a time
At some point in the change process you must let go of the security of the status quo in order to have any chance of success.
Dreaming of change without taking the needed actions to bring about change is just that – dreaming.
STEP 4: Keep the energy moving by doing your part toward achieving your goals
The beginning of the change process can be exciting and scary at the same time. Too many times people take a few initial steps toward change and then stop. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen when you keep moving forward no matter how small the steps.
It’s never too late to change your life. Here are some inspiring ideas and helpful resources you can use to reach your life and business goals.