Professionally I have over three decades experience as a speaker, trainer, consultant, executive, personal and family coach and mediator. I am a graduate of both Corporate Coach University International Business Coaching Program and Peer Resources, Inc. Personal and Mentor Coaching Programs. I am a certified mediator and mediation trainer. I hold degrees in psychology, social work, applied statistics and a Specialization in Aging, focusing on adult development, family and intergenerational relationships and psychological factors in health and illness. I have been on the faculty of Columbia University, the University of Washington, and taught at Fordham and New York Universities. A graduate of both Columbia University and the University of Michigan. I am a long standing professional member of the National Speakers Association, and an advanced certificate holder of the Family Firm Institute. I am a founding member of the Northwest Family Business Advisors and a long time member of the Portland Study Group of the Family Firm Institute. Both focus on multi-disciplinary support and advising to individual and family enterprises. I am the author of dozens of articles and several books. As a speaker and trainer I am noted for my ability to inspire and entertain while also educating. I bring the above experience and education to my presentations, workshops and coaching.
My broad, in-depth education and experience has prepared me for the complex challenges of coaching individuals, couples and families and family enterprises. My professional approach and personal involvement has earned me a reputation for integrity, warmth, creativity and effectiveness. I find people, communications and relationships fascinating and love to help enhance and strengthen all three. I welcome the unique challenges and opportunities of furthering individual and interpersonal skills and development.
Personally I love the outdoors - Skier, hiker, climber, camper - and ballroom dancing - waltzing, salsa, swing -, am a Viet Nam era veteran - medical corps, a former marathon runner and cancer survivor. I live with my wife and our two dogs in the Pacific Northwest.