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 and for what you love or as big as a new job or a career or building a ship to explore the world requires commitment, time, and energy. When that vision or dream aligns with what your heart desires, new possibilities and energy are available to power the journey from where you are to where you long to be.
Being alive in this world is what lights me up and opening others to the wonder and joy of this world is what my heart desires. If you are ready to do whatever it takes to light up your own life, in your own way, then I want to be your coach. If not, I'm not your guy, as your coach I will not be OK with you not lighting up and the world around you and will let you know that!
For those ready to light up their life, 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 and experiential online seminars and weekend workshops throughout the year, and ski based experiences in Telluride, CO.
My work as a body-based experiential coach evolved from what I learned from and experienced with hundreds of clients over more than 30 years as we worked together to clarify their goals and then reach them on skis, on bikes, and in kayaks. Each winter I continue that learning as a private ski instructor in Telluride, CO where I live in the winter. 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.
You've only got one life, so light it up! My mission is to help others light up their life by opening to the wonder and joy, and the grief and the pain, of being alive in this world.
This mission, before I even knew it as that, led me to abandon college, get in my car, and drive 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 life with Hannah, my wife and partner. Along the way, I've fished in Alaska, owned an outdoor store, created a cross-country ski area, taught skiing, guided bike tours, wrote a book, managed a downhill ski school, and led a community non-profit.
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!