What’s this about?

In a nutshell I have a passion for sharing information I have learned about teaching, coaching, mentoring, leading, and motivating for over four decades, encompassing various roles from professor to senior college administrative leader; Red Cross swimming instructor; professional ballroom dance instructor; college basketball coach; parent; and public speaker.

My goal, whenever I present (face to face or virtually) is to be useful, helpful, affirming, and inspiring to my audience. Whether in a college classroom, on a basketball court, at a business conference, delivering a keynote presentation to college faculty and staff, at a public or corporate venue, or during an appreciative inquiry facilitation with a group or organization, my objective is to touch my audience in a manner that is meaningful, memorable, and relevant to them.  

I want to enrich, empower, and inspire those people that I am privileged to serve through my customized presentations, as I share insights into how we can bring out the very best in each other.

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Me and my better half Marilyn.
Family @ 6.7.18 no MDM
Daniel, the old man, Erin, and David
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From left to right, Winnie, me, Stella & Scout, resting after a hike through our mountain trails!
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A pretty view of Little North & Jump Mountain from our home in the mountains of Virginia.