I am on a lifelong journey to leave this place in better condition than how I found it.

I wake up each day with an inherent drive to improve the human condition. It isn’t a conscious decision I make. For me, it’s just the way.

I am grateful for the opportunity to have lived a life of adversity. I am grateful for being raised by a resilient single mother who taught me not just to survive, but to thrive. To face the challenges headfirst. To do whatever it takes to get what I want in this world. She taught me that I am the last line of defense. There are no rescue boats. No safety nets. Only the ones we make for ourselves. As a result, my life is comprised of a series of creative problem-solving experiences.

I should probably tell you that I am in the business of helping people.

I help people grow purpose-driven organizations. I help people reimagine their universities. I help governments design meaningful citizen experiences.

I wake up each day with a deepening sense of empathetic responsibility to serve each human life.

I know what it feels like to start on the bottom. I know what it feels like to be bullied because I’m different. I know what it feels like to be surrounded by haters who want to see me fail.

I also know what it feels like to overcome those challenges. I know what it feels like to be a man who can look into the future, decide where he wants to go, and carve out a path to get there.

I have gone from,

“Why me?”, to

“I am the one.”

My purpose is clear. The passion burns bright from within. My path awaits.