My Story Abridged

 
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It all started a few years ago…

I met up for a cup of coffee that inspired me to change the way I look at coincidence. A former student had just graduated from a prestigious university and wanted to ask me for some advice. He shifted in his chair as he explained how he wanted to live out the greatest version of himself and knew that time is our most valuable asset.

"What should I do next? "He asked.

As I sat there sipping my coffee, I felt as if I were looking in a mirror. I precisely remember asking myself these very same questions not too long ago, struggling to connect the dots in my own life. After graduating with a sizable chunk of debt from college, . . .

I wondered...

Am I living out the greatest version of myself?

Did I go to the right school?

Is my degree worth the debt?

Why did I switch majors so many times?

Did I even choose the right degree?

Am I choosing the right career?

Am I living my life on purpose?

I started to look at the events in my life less like just purpose-less moments, but rather pivotal purpose-filled decisions that shaped me into who I am today. I realized that tiny coincidences have significant positive impact in life if we tune into their meaning.

Once I started looking at events in my life as opportunities to grow into a stronger person, more and more beautiful coincidences have shown up just when I needed them. These coincidences continue to mold me into a greater version of myself.

After receiving a B.A. in English and Anthropology, I took my love for writing and culture and turned it into a wonderful teaching career because I was inspired to transform the way we educate our children.

Working with our future leaders was a welcomed blessing. I churned my entrepreneurial wheel by creating the school's first design-thinking elective course and helped students hone their entrepreneurial grit through project-based inquiry. That’s where I discovered my love to help others connect the dots in their own life and live out the greatest version of themselves.

The B.A. turned into an M.S. that coincided with my love to share what I learn through my yoga and meditation practice.

After my wife grew seriously ill from Lyme Disease, we picked our family up and moved to the healing Mediterranean climate in San Diego, regretfully resigning from our teaching professions in New York. I enrolled in Seth Godin's altMBA ( my wife grew healthy and wrote a book ) and created Story:Born. 

I now live in San Diego and work with my team to conduct workshops that help align businesses with the art of storytelling. I still maintain a steady yoga and meditation practice and continue to work on Rule #6...don't take yourself so seriously. 

Send me a message and say hello. I'd love to learn more about your story.

 
 
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