Why I do this
At this stage of my career I want to share what I have learned from my ongoing adventure that has traversed all sectors and the 18 jobs I have had since graduating from college. Along the way I have had the privilege of training, coaching, and helping thousands of people align their personal and professional paths with their passions and priorities. I am now focused on freeing the potential of organizations and individuals to pursue positive social change. I believe that this potential is energized by strengthening our understanding of ourselves through our connections to one another.
Social Entrepreneur & Facilitator of Change
Born and raised in the early days of the Silicon Valley, I headed to Los Angeles to continue my education. Earned degrees from UCLA, Occidental, and USC. Completed a Coro Fellowship. My education, both formal and experiential, has grounded me and empowered my curiosity. Being fired, laid off, and dismissed have humbled me. After a series of start-up experiences and C-suite positions in every sector, I worked primarily in the so-called non-profit arena or what I call the “for-purpose” field, interrupted by for-profit and public-sector jobs.
I held many big titles and important positions, but usually not at the same time. I am a devoted husband and the proud father of three college graduates with no student debt. A struggling writer and poet. An activist who still is trying to change the world and not grow up. I am grateful for the opportunities to sustain the dream of my ancestors by dedicating my life to helping others build a more joyful, equitable, just, and compassionate world.