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Wonder and Joy

Opening myself and others to the wonder and joy of this world lights me up. If you are ready to light up your own life in your own way, I want to be your coach.

As your coach, I'll help you hear, see and feel what you already know about yourself and about what's next with friendly curiosity and by pointing to what you haven't seen and what you can't hear.

Once you know what you want, we'll identify what's in your way and move beyond that with insight, experimentation, and action.  

I offer one-on-one coaching either online or in person, off-site personal intensives, and four immersive retreats based on the cycle of the seasons for select groups of participants.

My work as a body-based experiential coach evolved from what I've learned and experienced over more than 40 years leading and instructing clients on skis, bikes, and in kayaks to reach their goals and create more joy and wonder in their life.

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

How I got here​


I've followed my heart and lived into my deepest desires since heading west after my freshman year to see if the Rocky Mountains of the US where as amazing in real life as in the magazines. That first winter I lived and skied out of an abandoned mining shack above Telluride, Colorado. When the snow melted, I backpacked through the American West, finishing up the summer on the coast of Washington state where a fisherman picked me up and asked me to join his crew. 

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Since then, I married, helped raise a daughter, and now delight in being Opa to my two grandkids and co-creating life with my wife Hannah. Along the way, I fished in Alaska, owned and operated an outdoor equipment and clothing store in Bellingham, WA, and created a cross-country ski area near Glacier, WA. I've also taught skiing throughout the American West, served as a member of the PSIA Nordic Demonstration Team for 12 years, guided bike tours, wrote Cross Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness, and managed the Stevens Pass Alpine and Snowboard School near Seattle, WA. After managing the ski school, I guided a Bellingham based community non-profit offering a series of self-discovery and personal mastery courses as their executive director. I returned to the outdoors in 2010 as a private alpine ski instructor in Telluride, CO in the winter and guided bike tours in the summer. In the spring of 2017, I launched my coaching business to bring the joy and wonder of being alive in this world to folks I couldn't reach on skis or bikes. I live now in Geneva, Switzerland and work as a transformational coach and continue to teach downhill and cross-country skiing at Verbier and Porte du Soleil in the Swiss Alps and in the Jura above Geneva. If you're in Switzerland, please come ski with me!

Coaching 101

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

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!

Thoughts, news, and inspiration on living an extraordinary life


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