In the world I envision, we share what’s really going on in our lives instead of putting up a front.

We reveal our weaknesses instead of pretending we’re good at everything. We ask for help when we need it instead of letting ego get in the way. We admit our screwups instead of fearing we’ll lose our jobs over them. We have the courage to share our ideas instead of thinking we’ll be judged for them. We address conflict head-on instead of pretending it’s always rainbows and butterflies. We encourage people to move on and chase their dreams instead of viewing departures as failures. We trust people to do their jobs instead of micromanaging them. We take risks instead of operating from fear. We support people when they don’t reach their goals instead of abandoning them. We show up as who we really are instead of someone we’re pretending to be.

That’s the kind of world I want my future children to live in. I want it so much that I spend more time onstage than I do with my family, team, and company. But I do it because I know it’s what I’ve been called to do. I believe in my message with every ounce of my being, and I intend to live my life sharing it with all who will listen.


If we’re going to work together, it’s important to me that it’s a huge win for both of us.

I've worked with hundreds of organizations over the years, and as a result, I’ve learned a lot about what works for me and what doesn’t. We are a good fit if:

    • You are willing to put in the time upfront to give me the context I need to do my best
    • You trust me to do my thing
    • Words like authentic, real, gritty, honest, heartfelt, emotionally moving, genuine, thought-provoking, and unique describe the speaker you wish to have
    • You are okay with a custom, one-size-does-not-fit-all approach
    • You are seeking lasting change and are willing to do the work to implement it
    • You want your audience to laugh and maybe even tear up

If that sounds like you, let’s make it happen. If it doesn’t, I say this with love: We probably shouldn’t work together.


The first time I ever gave a speech was in college, when my entrepreneurship professor asked me to speak to his class about what it was like to start a company as a student. I wrote my whole speech on a piece of paper and stood in front of the room, reading it word-for-word. I didn’t look up once. I thought I nailed it because my professor asked me to do it again the following semester, but when I walked in with my paper, he ripped it out of my hand and said, “Please don’t do that. Just speak from your heart.”

I’ve never forgotten that, and I’ve never looked back. I don’t do canned, rehearsed talks, handouts, or even PowerPoints. I also don’t do menus of predetermined keynotes for people to choose from.


I just speak from my heart

Over the last decade, I’ve spoken to leaders in just about every industry, in almost every U.S. state, and in several other countries. I’ve done everything from 15-minute talks to multi-day workshops. I’ve learned that every event is unique, and every group is different. My job is to understand your pain points and goals and to deliver something that will profoundly resonate with your people.

For that reason, I approach every engagement as a custom and unique experience.


First, we’ll have a phone call to discuss your overarching goals and make sure we’re a good fit. If we are, we’ll get aligned on content and deliverables and then my amazing team will help us execute a contract.


After that, I’ll continue to craft my message and we’ll talk again before the event just to make sure we’re still on the same page.


We like to keep it easy, so my team will help us again by booking my travel and accommodations. The only thing I’ll need from you is water and a handheld mic.


Regardless of the event, my primary goal is the same: When I’m done, I want the people in the room to be thinking about themselves instead of me. If inspiration is the only outcome of our time together, it’s not enough. I want your audience to have practical, actionable steps they can take right away, and I want them to be fired up to take those steps as soon as I leave the room.


Because I still own my company and lead my team, I live the challenges that organizations and leaders face every day. For that reason, I can speak to a wide variety of topics. But in general, my work falls into these categories:

    • Teaching leaders and organizations to be more human
    • Creating the space for teams to (re)build trust
    • Helping organizations inspire their people, regardless of industry
    • Offering a blueprint to bridge the generational gap
    • Helping teams identify their weaknesses and work together to become stronger

As far as format, I’m up for anything: keynotes, workshops, consulting, book signings, fireside chats, you name it. Small amount of time. Large amount of time. Doesn’t matter.

When we talk we’ll nail down the content and the format together. No stress!


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