If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Striving for a vision or dream as immediate as more time for yourself  or as big as a new job - like building a ship to explore the world – requires commitment, time, and energy. When that vision or dream aligns with what you deeply desire, new possibilities and new energy are available to power the journey to where you long to be.

Opening others to the wonder and joy of this world is my deep desire and my true purpose. If you are ready to uncover and live into your deepest desires and find and follow your own true purpose, I want to be your coach.

I create sustainable change through transformative coaching experiences for clients ready to light up their life and the world around them, These experiences include immersive adventure-based retreats, online seminars, and weekend workshops throughout the year, including ski based experiences in Telluride, CO.

My work as a body-based experiential coach evolved from what I learned and experienced with hundreds of people over more than 30 years of leading and instructing clients on skis, bikes, and in kayaks to reach their goals and create more joy and wonder in their life. Each winter I continue that learning as a private ski instructor in Telluride, CO. In the summer, I work, live, and play in Seattle, WA.


If you're interested in experiencing what coaching is like with me, please click the button below to schedule time to connect.

I've been following my heart and living into my deepest desires since I got in my car after my freshman year in college and drove west to experience mountains and wilderness I had only read about. I spent that first winter living and skiing out of a mining shack three miles above Telluride, Colorado. When the snow melted, I backpacked through the American West, ending the summer on the Washington coast where a fisherman picked me up while I was hitchhiking to the next trail and asked me to join his crew. 


Since then I've followed my heart and aligned my time, effort and beliefs with my values and dreams. I married, helped raise a daughter, and now delight in being Opa to my two grandkids and co-creating with Hannah, my wife and the love of my life. Along the way, I've fished in Alaska, owned an outdoor store, created a cross-country ski area, taught skiing throughout the west, served as a member of the PSIA Nordic Demonstration Team for 12 years, guided bike tours, wrote a book, managed a downhill ski school, and led a community non-profit.

Coaching 101

I'm a Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), but what the heck does that mean and why would you care?

Let's start with what a life coach is and go from there.

What's a Life Coach? You hire a sports coach to make changes and achieve goals more quickly and with less wasted effort. A life coach, as your creative thought, strategy, and accountability partner, does the same for your life. The main difference is that a sports coach is the subject expert, while you are the expert in life coaching, since the subject is you. Coaching is hard to describe, but easy to understand once you experience it. Please contact me to set up a free sample sessions to experience more.

What's a Co-Active Coach? A co-active coach focuses on who you need to be and what you need to do to create change or reach a goal. I received my initial training and was certified by the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). To learn more about co-active coaching and training, visit What Is Co-Active?

How do you know if coaching is for you? Effective coaching depends on a safe and caring relationship based on what both the client and the coach need and want from each other and the coaching relationship we create. Contact me to set up a call to explore what you're looking for and determine if working together will be fun and worthwhile for both of us!

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