Rabindranth Tagore
“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”

Keynote Speaking

My world has been changed by several keynote presenters – those presenters who have customized their message and spoken just to me. I present with those speakers in mind. If you are looking for a speaker who understands life, how to overcome hurdles in leadership and life, book me.



I have been blessed to learn to present workshops from the best in the business.  My workshops are interactive while focusing on adult learning basics. I believe that a workshop should be customized for each organization, and the content memorable.

Workshops can be small or large.  Each will be modified  to meet your needs. They can be presented as conference education sessions, breakout sessions and association meetings. Your attendees will leave satisfied that their time was valuable.

Coaching | Consulting

My life has changed due to great coaches. Working with a coach you understands your goals, aspirations and dreams is truly life changing. Whether your goal is building confidence, building on the basics of speaking or presenting, or just preparing for a one time speaking opportunity, I can help.

Contact me at for your free half an hour consultation. These can be done via Google Hangout or Skype.


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I admit it .  Hear it comes… I love to walk preferably in the woods over city streets, but I am game to just getting outside.  My goal this month is to walk 100 miles in Missouri.  I am only counting miles that are deliberately walked – not just those that come from just getting…

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My previous post was related to the scavenger hunt my brother and I have been on trying to fill in the blanks regarding family pictures. Yesterday was realized that we are missing sixteen boxes of slides.  Nathan realized that we did not have any boxes before 1967. The first box was identified as box number 17.…

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Most of us believe that we have enough time to do the things we love to do. My mom and I are no exceptions. My mom spent years putting family photos into notebooks on black archival paper with white ink. When she retired for the first time at 58, she decided the time had come…

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My daughter and her family live in Adelaide, Australia. I am now forced to remember that they are a day earlier, a season opposite, and while it is 10 a.m. at home, it is 2:30 a.m. there. It means that I usually talk to my granddaughter at 5 p.m. when it is morning there. Aside…

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Recently, I decided to spend some time with at a movie theater with a movie that I thought would challenge me and inspire me. The movie was “Wild” staring Reese Witherspoon. I was curious how a trek across the Pacific Crest Trail would come across in a movie. I was inspired enough, that I immediately…

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For me, this last year has been full of challenges. I have learned a good deal about myself, my leadership style and my personal style this last year. As the leader of my Toastmasters District, I found that I focused more on that full-time job than I did on my business. Our district was very…

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