When I was a kid, I was that kid — the one always being told to shut up, simmer down, dial it back, rein it in.
So I did.
For seventeen years of my professional career, I did all all of those things. And I found myself one tax day with 17 (yes, seventeen) W2s and a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that told me something had to change. Soon.
Well, soon became now. I walked away from a crazy six-figure job and since that day in early 2008, I’ve never once simmered down, dialed it back, or reined it in. I let it all out, turned up the volume, and gave myself permission to be the one thing that no one else in the world could be: ME.
The only way I was ever going to be happy or find success was to:
- Start being honest with myself about who I am and what’s important to me, and
- Stop apologizing for who I am and what I love.
In seventeen years, I can tell you what I never found: permission. Permission to be myself.
But in the years since that day in 2008 when I upended the table, I’ve found ME. Imagine waking up in the morning and never wishing you were anyone but YOU.
That’s WHY I do what I do on stage. But HOW do I do it?
I’m an edutainer. I believe these crazy roller coasters called life and business (for some of us, they’re the same roller coaster) aren’t worth riding unless we have fun in the process. Through an artful combination of humor, vulnerability, and no-holds-barred and blunt advice, I give audiences permission to build the best self, company, and brand they could possibly build…
…and for the right audience. Because frankly, the right audience is the only audience that matters.